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Tomales Bay Waterfront Lodge Home; Pt Reyes Station, Marshall,

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Barracca on the Bay waterfront views, lounge in the hammock to reboot your soul.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Barracca On The Bay is a custom designed coastal vacation home on the East shore of the incredible Tomales Bay. Panoramic western views of Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore, fill the homes interior with an ever changing theater of waterfront vistas each season. Egrets, Herons, Pelicans, and seals are frequent visitors to the shoreline against a backdrop of the sparkling blue waters of the bay, and the untouched rolling hills of the Point Reyes beyond.

The lodge style home has aged cedar timbers vaulting all ceilings; decks, panoramic windows capture western seashore, bay views, and magical sunsets. Barracca is a great private get away spot for a family, intimate reunions of friends, or couples seeking a very private romantic country retreat.

Several regular guests return frequently for 'inspirational solitude' & retreats as they compose new music, write, or capture the gorgeous environment for their art or photographic endeavors. Couples return for aniversaries and families return for new explorations of the many activities in the area and to create more cherished memories.
(Five star Rating in Northern California Romantic Getaways & featured in Sunset magazine)

After a day of coastal exploring, hiking, kayaking Tomales Bay, biking or just relaxing, return to a cozy fire at the shell & rock hearth, watch the sunset from the expansive decks, delight in creating a wonderful meal in the gourmet kitchen , barbecue fresh local seafood, meats or world famous fresh Hog Island Oysters brought in from just down the bay.

*Close the day with a soak in the spa under the cloak of the Milky Way. The views, ambience, and solitude, makes Barracca a fantastic vacation spot.
It does not get any better than this !!!

*Barracca cannot accommodate larger groups than # of individuals listed on the lease due to the sensitive nature of the area, water , parking etc.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Young children should be supervised at all times in this Natural Shoreline setting...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Master Suite, spectacular Bay views, Bathroom ensuite...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

    Bunks may only be used for 2 kids on top $110 + x-cleaning ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: Master suite separated from main house by a breezeway, has double closet, electric blanket, down comforter, private bath. Bedroom 4: Is an additional $110 + $25 additional cleaning fee Upper bunks suitable for children or young teens only. * This bunk-room is only available for 2 during this severe drought. (Please do rain dances now!) *please note due to 2014 water restrictions due to the serious drought we cannot lease to more than 8 total Guests. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Hillside view, large vanity, basic sundries provided....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Master ensuite, hillside view, basic sundries provided....moreless

  • Large vanities, bath gel, shampoo, hair dryer, towels and lotions.

Other Amenities

  • Private site with outdoor Jaccuzzi spa, Stereo/CD Player, fully equip.gourmet kitchen, local travel library, guides, hiking maps, books, teas/coffes & condiments, BBQ, & linens , *(No Smoking, No Pets, Due to the Sensitive Nature of the Environment, (Cannot Accommodate Large Gatherings or Parties, ), **Barracca has been acclaimed as the only private waterfront vacation rental in the Pt Reyes area with large private waterfront vistas on a private drive and quietly off scenic Hwy #1. Most other rentals on the east shore of Tomales Bay may enjoy similar spectaculr sunsets, however Highway 1 is right at their back door and can get quite noisy. Barracca also has a lawn area for play and hammocks, and a small beach at the entry drive. * Received the Marin Coastal Editors five star rating for home vacation rentals and mention in Sunset magazine in 2oo1 as a great alternative to B&Bs or hotels for view,value, comfort, spaciousness and amenities. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Full assorted library of local hiking, travel, naturalist, novels, spiritual , and children's Books available in Living room , all lots of magazines....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Assorted classic DVDs provided for all ages....moreless

  • Games:

    Numerous classic games, checkers, Pictionary,Scrabble, Legos, puzzles, poker and cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    (9) Oldies Record collection, Cassetts , Cd's and & MP3 hook up to surround sound for your I phone, or MP3 player....moreless

  • Stereo:

    With surround LR-Kitchen sound, turntable with classic record oldies, cassettes, CDs, and mp3 or iPod cable for your favorites...moreless

  • Television:

    DVD surround sound stereo and entertainment system MP3 compatable...moreless

  • Toys:

    Children's Legos, puzzles, Adults: poker set, numerous board games, pictionary scrabble, puzzles and much more!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    30+ Dvds provided,player provided. Ratings G-R...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Short stroll to private sand beach at entry drive to property, Barracca faces west and the rocky shore includes a boat ramp for rafts or kayaks...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    On East Shore of gorgeous Tomales Bay, incredible sunset views of Point Reyes National Seashore see Web links on site...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Barracca is 20 feet from the shore of Tomales Bay and looks Westward to the rolling hills & landscape of Point Reyes Seashore....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Vaulted with aged cedar, expansive western Tomales Bay view, candlelight dining at its best!...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Never needed ocean breeze...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    No equipment but Yoga and Pilates DVDs ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Arranged only for long term rental of 2 months or more...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air, also great wood stove in living room...moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes , wireless for all laptops, iPad etc, password given at occupancy....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All Beds have fluffy quilts and deluxe linens and ample pillow to chose from. MBR includes electric blanket option....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Custom Wall unit w/ bookshelves of novels, local guide books, kids books, family game cabinet, stereo,cd player,ipad/Mp3 jack.TV cabinet w/dvd player & collection ....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking at site if there is only 3 cars. Please inquire if there a request for an addition 1-2 spaces...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Barracca is at the end of a private road w/ Parking for 3 cars, private upper road can accommodate 2 additional cars. Please advice upon reservation how many cars will be in your group....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boats must be 14' or less given the turning radius for small trailers. Launch is near Nicks cove at Miller Park Launch. It is not recommended you boat, kayak or sail in Tomales Bay with out previous experience due to the significant wind, tide, and sand bar issues that prove challenging if not treacherous. Kayaking tours/rentals are available at Blue Water Kayaking web link on this site...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line;Long distance must be paid with cc, limited cell service available outside....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes ample towels for bath and jacuzzi, *Bring beach towels if going to the sand. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Use available for extended stays (1 week+) only due to septic and water sensitivity.& restrictions during drought....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Excellent reception and speed throughout the main house....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Please only build fires when temperatures are chilly . Please bring your own kindling measuring 16'' or smaller. The air quality at Tomales is awesome and we hope you will help us keep it that way. Fires are not allowed during spare the air days and we would not encourage you to burn fires during warmer seasons to preserve our wonderful California air !...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    first 1-2 nights of logs and starter provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Krups timed drip & coffee bean grinder provided....organic Starbucks coffee beans provided in freezer or basket near grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full Variety of cookware from baking pans to microwave ware, roasting pans, Grilling supplies...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everthing needed for BBQ, kitchen, oyster shuckers, kettles for crab, blender, & more....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet vaulted kitchen all amenities:oyster kinves, ample utensils, blender, and many basic condiments included....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    30' electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Guest usually kindly replace what they use and add to what is needed, large spice assortment, cooking oils, paper towels, paper plates ,picnic supplies, small cooler, back pack, ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented in Pt Reyes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck facing Tomales Bay for incredible sunsets and picnic table for dining outdoors and wildlife viewing...moreless

  • Golf:

    Bodega Harbor : ocean front links , 40 minute drive North & a charming historical harbor town ....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Your launch can be done from our beach at owners risk, or rented less than 5 minutes away for guided or unguided tour of gorgeous Tomales Bay...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front lawn facing the Bay....one of their very few homes on the water that also has a lawn , play space, beach space, and hammocks to enjoy it all on a nice day!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill for BBQ, bring coals and kindling or lighter fluid....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private 4-6 person spa on the deck under the stars......bring towel, deck sandals and robe. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 22 - May 24, 2015
3 night min stay

$2,100
flat fee
Summer
Jun 12 - Sep 7, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$575 $625
Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The 4th Bedroom (Bunk room) is an additional charge of $125/ nt. + an additional cleaning fee.

Contact agent to reserve the 4th bedroom. The bunks are suitable for children/teens on upper bunks only>

Cancellation / refund policy:

+61 days before start of stay, full refund

31-60 days before start of stay, deposit forfeited

1-30 days before start of stay, traveler forfeits 100% of all payment


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO,
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nicks Cove, Marshall,CA
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nicks Cove, Toni's Seafood, Hog Island Oyster,

Car: Necessary

Located on a quite private Driveway just off HWY #1 considered one of the most scenic drives in N. California. Unlike most vacation rentals along Tomales Bay Barracca is buffered from road noise by a large cliff & hillside grove of trees thus providing solitude and awesome views westward of the bay and the wild hillsides of the seashore.

At or very near Barracca:

Boating (large boat launches @ nearby Millerton or Dillon Beach, kayaks and small canoes or paddle-board launch at Barracca),

Farm to Food Gourmet events and classes locally, fabulous restaurants in PT Reyes, boutique shops, Galleries, Tide-Pooling, Bird Watching, Hammock Lounging,Hiking in Pt Reyes National Seashore, Docent led hikes and children's summer programs, biking possibilities are endless, kayak rentals nearby, Day Trips to Napa, Sonoma, Russian River, San Francisco, Sausilito, Dillon Beach, and Numerous Beaches Along the Sonoma/Marin Coastlines.

Outlet Mall in Peteluma, River front dining and shopping ; Peteluma, yoga classes in Pt Reyes, Massage by arrangement at the house or in Pt Reyes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: Steve and Barbara purchased historical Barracca after scouring the California Coast for a unique waterfront property that provided;water and landscape vistas, easy boat/kayak access, beautiful sunsets, and as 'Old California Coastal' character as they could find ! Barracca and it's site have over a 100 year history too incredible to convey here! Safe to say we found its site, location, views and non touristy rural surroundings too captivating to leave. Steve, a residential Architect of estate custom homes in the SF Bay area designed and completely rebuilt the lodge style home in 2008. Retaining it's coastal lodge character and including a few of the antiques from the original home in the early 1900's while also upgrading all features: providing casual elegance and retreat amenities. It has been a treasure to their family for multi-generation reunions, and also a refreshing change from the pace of life in South Bay Area.

Why the Owner Chose Point Reyes Station:
Point Reyes , Tomales Bay, and and the section of coast that Barracca is located on is one of the most untouched natural coastal areas within 1 hour of San Francisco. Unlike much of California it has changed very little in 50+ years ! We were charmed by the surrounding pasture lands of the Marin Hills & astounded at the ever-changing horizon over Tomales Bay each hour of the day, and each season of the year. There was no larger waterfront parcel on the entire shoreline of Tomales bay with easy boating/kayaking access, nearby hiking,biking or such seclusion. Of course the miracle to us continues to be this gem could even be found with in an easy 1 hour drive from San Francisco and so few people seemed to know about it! Hiking out to Tomales Point past herds of Tule elk, biking rural roads, kayaking at sunset, sailing, fishing,or just lounging on the deck provide restoration of the soul for our hectic family life in the Bay area. We are 'Foodies' at heart and you just can't beat the wonderful locally grown foods served at the numerous great restaurants nearby or sold at the markets in Pt Reyes Station. One of our favorite things to do after a full day in the park or on Tomales Bay is to head over to Hog Island Oyster company ( few minutes drive) to buy a few dozen oysters, go to the local market for their great organic produce, local wines,fresh seafood and gourmet cheeses.....then head home to Barracca for a sunset BBQ......making S'amores.....then a soak in the spa under the stars ! For longer stays; day trips to Napa Valley, Russian River, San Francisco, or Bodega Bay are all possible........After owning Barracca site for over 25 years we are still discovering new hikes, and new adventures in the surrounding area. (And great dining too!)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our guests say our photos don't due the house justice. We'll work on that :~) Barracca is graced with one of the largest shore footage lots on the E. Shore of Tomales Bay while also being distanced enough from HWY 1 to ensure quiet, privacy & beautiful sunsets. Steve redesigned the new Barracca to be a be a lodge style retreat.....and it is ! The worries of the world seem to melt away with the changing tides and sky. There is a small beach a short walk from our door. Kayak rentals and boat launches just down the road. Gourmet dining and quaint turn of the century western towns a short drive away. Our guests and family often choose to never leave Barracca for their entire stay just to relax and enjoy viewing the Bay, wildlife, sea life and birds. The location of Barracca lends itself to short dirves to the north to Dillon Beach, Bodega Bay or the other charming rural towns and beaches of Sonoma. Day trips to Sonoma ,Healdsberg, Napa, and the wine country are entirely feasible as well. To the South is the quaint western town of Point Reyes Station, Bolinas & Inverness. Across the Tomales Bay by kayak or car are thousands of acres and miles of diverse hiking trails, horseback riding, a light house to expolore, and naturalist guided hikes from the Point Reyes Visitor Center at Bear Valley. At Barracca the Great Room has a pretty full DVD/ Video /music selection as well as shelves of books,local hiking and wildlife guides, a game & toy cabinet. There is also a connection dock for your MP3 or IPod at the stereo. The deck has full western views for incredible sunsets, a picnic table for dining outside, and a new Jacuzzi that can accomodate 4-6,perfect for star gazing from at night!


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  • Barracca on the Bay waterfront views, lounge in the hammock to reboot your soul.

    Barracca on the Bay waterfront views, lounge in the hammock to reboot your soul.

  • A sunset view across Tomales Bay: Seals,Herons,Rays,Starfish & great bird watching

    A sunset view across Tomales Bay: Seals,Herons,Rays,Starfish & great bird watching

  • Memorable dining space with the Tomales Bay views.

    Memorable dining space with the Tomales Bay views.

  • Twin beds room with bay window and lush hillside view.

    Twin beds room with bay window and lush hillside view.

  • Master suite w/king bed, priv. bathroom, seperated from main house by breezeway

    Master suite w/king bed, priv. bathroom, seperated from main house by breezeway

  • Cozy bunk room, sleeps 4 children-young teens. Reading lights & bay view.  Due to extreme water shortage in Tomales, Point Reyes we will no longer rent to more than 6 guests total. The Bunk room may be temporarily omitted from leasing . Inquire Please.

    Cozy bunk room, sleeps 4 children-young teens. Reading lights & bay view. Due to extreme water shortage in Tomales, Point Reyes we will no longer rent to more than 6 guests total. The Bunk room may be temporarily omitted from leasing . Inquire Please.

  • Dine on the deck or enjoy the private Jacuzzi facing the bay for star gazing!

    Dine on the deck or enjoy the private Jacuzzi facing the bay for star gazing!

  • Enjoy appetizers and drinks at Nicks Cove Boat House:2 minute drive or walk!

    Enjoy appetizers and drinks at Nicks Cove Boat House:2 minute drive or walk!

  • A favorite daily shoreline guest heads home for the evening.

    A favorite daily shoreline guest heads home for the evening.

  • A cyclists paradise of rural roads ,quaint towns and awesome food, and views !

    A cyclists paradise of rural roads ,quaint towns and awesome food, and views !

  • Barracca;1 hour N. of SF, Explore Pt Reyes,Sonoma,Marin, or Napa too !

    Barracca;1 hour N. of SF, Explore Pt Reyes,Sonoma,Marin, or Napa too !

  • Dusk,BBQ time at one of largest shore front vacation rentals on Tomales Bay

    Dusk,BBQ time at one of largest shore front vacation rentals on Tomales Bay

  • Cedar vaulted LR with drop dead view of Tomales Bay:suround sound entertainment

    Cedar vaulted LR with drop dead view of Tomales Bay:suround sound entertainment

  • Spacious chefs kitchen. (see amenities list for details!)

    Spacious chefs kitchen. (see amenities list for details!)

  • Master Bedroom; Cozy Quilt, deluxe linens and bath amenities,hillside views

    Master Bedroom; Cozy Quilt, deluxe linens and bath amenities,hillside views

  • Main Bath with large vanity, shower, and most toiletries & hair dryer

    Main Bath with large vanity, shower, and most toiletries & hair dryer

  • Private master suite bathrom, hillside views;linens,soaps,hair dryer provided.

    Private master suite bathrom, hillside views;linens,soaps,hair dryer provided.

  • 4-6 person jacuzzi, perfect for a soak under the Milky Way.

    4-6 person jacuzzi, perfect for a soak under the Milky Way.

  • 'We return to Barracca again and again for this..' Thank you, M.A. Sausilito,CA

    'We return to Barracca again and again for this..' Thank you, M.A. Sausilito,CA

  • A 'Foodies' paradise. Yumm Local Hog Island Oysters;eat out or BBQ at Barracca !

    A 'Foodies' paradise. Yumm Local Hog Island Oysters;eat out or BBQ at Barracca !

  • Experience Tomales Bay !  
Blue Water Kayak Rentals  near Barracca in Marshall

    Experience Tomales Bay ! Blue Water Kayak Rentals near Barracca in Marshall

  • Enjoy the treasure of hiking just off of Pierce Ranch;to spot herds of Tule Elk

    Enjoy the treasure of hiking just off of Pierce Ranch;to spot herds of Tule Elk

  • Fire in the sky at Sunset; from the deck !
Come visit, make your own memories!

    Fire in the sky at Sunset; from the deck ! Come visit, make your own memories!

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