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Contemporary Home on Tomales Bay

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Front entrance: gravel patio/path, outdoor dining furniture, meadow garden

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Last updated: 03/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Inverness house description

Walk into our 2-bedroom+studio, 2 bath retreat and the views through the ancient oaks will take your breath away. Sky-lights and an open-plan living room and kitchen welcome you to cozy yet flexible gatherings. The Bay-facing landing tempts you to venture outside. 1 queen bed in the master bedroom (private bath w/shower only), 2 twins in the guest room (second bath w/tub & shower), and 1 twin in the studio. Parking for 3 cars off and on-street. Lovely enclosed private garden street-side. Ping-pong, bikes, paddle board and paddle in the garage. Wireless Internet, DVD-VCR player, full Laundry Room, carpeted, decorated with international-eclectic style combining antiques with modern accessories. Games and books, art supplies, binoculars, maps and recommendations, phone, variable ATT mobile phone access, no live TV.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    9 Years and older recommended....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Master bath has a shower, no tub. 2nd bathroom has a tub and shower.

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor tables and chairs located in front of house on gravel area facing sunny rock garden filled with grasses, native plants, Magnolia, Oak, and ferns. Another wooden table and chair set is located 'out back' on the Bay side of the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, cards, dominos, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Stereo includes amplifier, turn-table, speakers, and Ipod/MP3 hook-up. NO cassette or CD player. Vinyl records (70's, 80's rock, folk, classical, jazz, raegae, )...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Only Wireless cable for internet use. NO CABLE TV....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Good selection of G and PG selections, as well as R-rated classics in video and dvd format. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The property is located on a stunning Oak-shaded bluff overlooking Tomales Bay. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Property is on the Tomales Bay waterfront perched on a bluff overlooking the shoreline. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    Location of ping pong table....moreless

  • Heating:

    Nest thermometer-regulated propane gas central heating system...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linen service: sheets and towels located in Laundry Room and bathrooms. Use is included in cleaning/linen fee total of $80.00...moreless

  • Living Room:

    1 sofa, 2 bamboo chairs with goose-down cushions, 1 mid-century club chair, antique Burmese monk's coffee table with magazines, antique copper table lamp, selection of current magazines. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway for 1 vehicle. 1 space for on-street parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    1 spot available....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) 1 in great room, 1 in master bedroom....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White, blue, and green bath towels. 4 large Beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Set of 10 contemporary white dinner plates, blue & white lunch picnic/lunch plates....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Dishwasher, propane gas stove and electric oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Oil, vinegar, spices, candles, sugar, salt and pepper, dried goods (for use and replacement)...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    3 teenage-adult bicycles in garage with helmets. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small wooden deck off of back entrance/living room with Bay views includes 2 Teak arm chairs and a sidetable. 3 wide stairs lead down to fenced meadow, overlook....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front meadow contains mature old oak and magnolia tree, Miscanthus and Western Dogwood along the street-side fence, snowplant, decorative plum, grasses, rockrose, sage, young ferns. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Element gas grill. Modern, ergonomic design, easy-to-start, propane-fuelled, slide-out attached bamboo tray for holding platters. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    1 red stand-up paddle board and oar....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 6 - Sep 5, 2015
4 night min stay
$295
$1,470
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$295
$1,470

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning & linens fee $80
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

$295/night for 2 to 3 nights

$260/night for 4 to 5 nights

$245/night for 6 nights/week/2 weeks.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 03/16/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

This lovely rental in the Seahaven district of Inverness is a 7-minute walk to the romantic, wild, yet sheltered Shell Beach, perfect for an afternoon picnic or early morning walk. Hop in your car and you are minutes away from all the beaches and sights of Pt. Reyes National Sea Shore. Kayaking, paddle-board, and sailboat rentals on Tomales Bay are 3 minutes away. An oyster fan? Head to Marshall and buy delicious oysters to eat there or bring home. For meat lovers, excellent choices at Marin Sun Farms in Pt. Reyes Station. Our favorite short hike is the Firetrail from Old Inverness - like walking through a Chinese watercolor of windswept pines and craggy stone walls up to Mt. Vision Road and views of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Peter (energy engineer) had spent many childhood vacations in Inverness. Anna (editor) discovered it as a college student at UC Berkeley in the 80's. The wild, romantic beauty of Pt. Reyes' moors and beaches captured our imaginations even before we met. One thing led to another and we were finally able to realize our dream of having a place of our own. Inverness is not for the faint of heart - it's unpredictable - at times foggy, cold and moody, other times sunny and exuberant. Here we find peace and inspiration. Even our teen boys look forward to unplugging and chilling out. We currently live in Oakland, California.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Multiple bay-windows with views from the living room/kitchen of Tomales Bay through the trunks of Live Oaks on the bluff. Place offers a combined feeling of beach house and tree-house.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front entrance: gravel patio/path, outdoor dining furniture, meadow garden

    Front entrance: gravel patio/path, outdoor dining furniture, meadow garden

  • Front door w/Haitian metal cut-out art

    Front door w/Haitian metal cut-out art

  • Really easy to find us!

    Really easy to find us!

  • Wood burning stove and stereo system

    Wood burning stove and stereo system

  • View toward Bay from kitchen

    View toward Bay from kitchen

  • Phone/Writing desk with binoculars, original Navajo rug hangings

    Phone/Writing desk with binoculars, original Navajo rug hangings

  • Master bedroom w/queen bed

    Master bedroom w/queen bed

  • 2nd Bedroom w/ 2 twins

    2nd Bedroom w/ 2 twins

  • Cool turn table + record collection of rock, folk, raggae, & jazz

    Cool turn table + record collection of rock, folk, raggae, & jazz

  • Deck facing Tomales Bay

    Deck facing Tomales Bay

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Gorgeous view of Tomales Bay from the house and the surrounding garden.

    Gorgeous view of Tomales Bay from the house and the surrounding garden.

  • View of front gate

    View of front gate

  • Entry to open-plan living/dining/kitchen

    Entry to open-plan living/dining/kitchen

  • Kitchen bar w/authentic Japanese bar stools

    Kitchen bar w/authentic Japanese bar stools

  • Ensuite master bathroom

    Ensuite master bathroom

  • 2nd Bathroom includes bathtub & shower

    2nd Bathroom includes bathtub & shower

  • Minutes from Pt. Reyes National Seashore: beaches, hiking trails & wildlife

    Minutes from Pt. Reyes National Seashore: beaches, hiking trails & wildlife

  • Studio with 1 twin bed

    Studio with 1 twin bed

  • Ping Pong table and bikes in the garage

    Ping Pong table and bikes in the garage

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
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Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 60%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/16/2015
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