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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: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 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

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              • Bathroom 2

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              • 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

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $295
                      $1,470

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning & linens fee $80
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • 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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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/19/2014
                      Check availability
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      • Tomales Bay Oyster Company

                      • Hog Island Oyster Farm

                        "Known for smaller, delicious oysters like Kumamoto, plus Hog Island, of course. Plus you can..."

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                      • Nick's Cove

                        "This place is really known for its setting, more than anything. Go before sunset and grab a ..."

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                      • Tomales Bay Foods - Cowgirl Creamery

                        "Such delicious cheese with great variety. Comes from the cows you see grazing on the slopes ..."

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                      • Tomales Bay State Park

                        "Only 6 minutes from our house, you can explore the Park's trails starting with the "Shell Be..."

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                      • Point Reyes Books

                        "We love this bookstore. The staff are so helpful. Books are displayed in easy-to-peruse fash..."

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                      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

                      VRBO #425660

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                      $295 per night (USD)
                      15

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within a few days
                      • Response rate: 70%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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