Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Beautiful Cottage on Tomales Bay@Pt Reyes Nat'l Park

You sent a message to this manager.

View from Elephant Cottage, from the Hot Tub, and main room

Calendar

Last updated: 07/02/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Elephant Cottage is a beautiful artfully designed water-front studio cottage surrounded by gardens & nature's bountiful beauty and variety. The view from this retreat is of the glistening water of Tomales Bay to the sandy beaches and tree adorned hills of spectacular Point Reyes National Park.

Be nourished by the beauty, sea life, and ever-changing water and skies of pristine Tomales Bay. “Elephant Cottage” is built at this beautiful bay with a water-view 8’ floor-to-ceiling window & sliding glass door opposite a comfy loveseat. Cozily enjoy wind and waves traversing the bay. Watch dancing sunlight sparkle on the water. Your private patio under the apple tree is complete with table, chairs and charcoal BBQ (bring your own charcoal). Free wireless in the cottage and patio.

When you walk through the gate, you are greeted by cheerful flowers, picturesque trees, and stone sculptures that welcome you to the small private patio. At the patio a gate opens to the deck and glistening water that flows underneath and to the opposite shore of Tomales Bay. You have exclusive use of the hot tub off the deck offering a view of the bay and sunsets. Charming, peaceful and magical as the morning sun disappears the lingering fog revealing an unforgettable view of the National Park... as the tide rhythmically flows in and out offering music of lapping the shore and pilings… as the sea birds call out and clouds pass over to an ever-changing vista of sky and water.

Enter the artfully designed, light-filled cottage that opens to the patio and the deck and find you are still surrounded by natural beauty. An 8' sliding glass door looks out to deck and water, large windows frame lovely views of the trees and gardens surrounding everywhere you look. The complete kitchen offers a delightful view of gardens through the porthole window.

The bathroom offers an experience of luxuriating in art and beauty… exquisite tile work, a charming sink with copper bowl set atop a beautiful redwood burl base, and an 8 jet Jacuzzi tub with a large window looking out at the private garden and cliff top with sky beyond. It's a WOW!

The cottage is furnished with a comfortable queen Murphy bed and love-seat sofa-both look out on the water-cafe table & chairs, a writing desk, profusion of enticing books for a quiet, inspiring or scintillating read. Sit on the deck, climb down to the rocky beach at low tide (access is shared), luxuriate in the hot tub off the deck, enjoy gazing at the water in comfort in all kinds of weather from inside the studio or out. If you gaze long enough, you'll notice a seal or otter swimming by. You may see kayaks from the near-by concession paddling across to the beaches on the far shore or an occasional Park or oyster boat pass by. At various times of the year the Bay teems with sea birds, schools of herring, and feasting seals. Salmon spawn in the creek at the base of the Bay. If you’re lucky you may see sea otters. A family of otters sometimes invites themselves onto the kayak ramp.

Elephant Cottage is an incredible and inspiring setting for the thinker, writer or painter part of us all. This is the perfect setting for when you long to slow down, open yourself and be nourished and restored in a quiet, serene place overflowing with nature's magic. It’s ideal for a secluded retreat, for just getting away from the fast pace and noise of 21st century life. Elephant Cottage is a place to ponder what's really important, or for a couple wanting to enjoy and connect with each other in a quiet, nourishing and romantic space.

Should you want to pull yourself away and enjoy a walk, you can wander the old fashioned Marshall Boat Works, enjoy delicious sandwiches and decadently irresistible barbecued oysters at the Marshall Store overlooking the water, chow down at Tony's Seafood or walk the other way to the lively and delicious happening at the Hog Island Oyster Company.

If you can stand leaving even longer, there are great beaches and hiking trails in Point Reyes National Park. You might enjoy a walk on its endless miles of white sand beaches or gazing upon the abundant wildlife: the herd of albino deer, Thule elk, nesting American Bald Eagles, unbelievable variety of plants and ancient redwoods, or, visit the award winning Visitor Center and carefully restored Native American Village, Kule Loklo.
Take a short drive (30 minutes) and you can walk Dillon Beach and buy fresh crab from the boats of Bodega Bay. Just 15 minutes in the other direction is Point Reyes Station, then Inverness and Olema all of which offer a variety of fine restaurants and shops to explore, and great entertainment as well. A twenty minute drive North on Highway 1 brings you to Freestone and the Osmosis Spa, offering enzyme baths in a Japanese garden setting. Out-of-this world bakeries can be found in Point Reyes Station, Tomales and Freestone.

If you require more room than Elephant Cottage provides, please see the sister property on our other listing, VRBO #82021. If you rent both units the studio price is reduced to $165.00 per night. Rental fee is for 2 people. There is an additional fee for a child.
3-night minimum stay on National Holiday Weekends

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Studio

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Murphy Beds (1) Comfortable queen murphy bed looking out on the water

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Please treat my special favorites with care....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free wify internet access in the studio, on the deck and on the patio...moreless

  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront:

    Elephant Cottage is built at the water of pristine Tomales Bay. Sit on the deck, sip a drink and watch endless wildlife....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Linens Provided

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Eight jet jacuzzi tub in bathroom with large window to a lovely garden...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
from 10 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$185
$1,160

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning Fee $55
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Tax Rate 10%

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


Please wait... Pay with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 07/02/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1989

About: I bought this waterfront property when my youngest son went off to college and I needed an inspiring place from which to write my dissertation. It has been that (as you can see with volumes of books on relationship) and more - a spiritual retreat, a healing sanctuary, a place to discover and be nourished by the endless wonders of nature, on the water in my kayak or hiking the trails of the national seashore. Inside and out, I was passionate about creating beauty. Each year I transformed a small area in the old railroad bed yard into lush greenery and flowers. Sculptures from my travels or early morning foraging in my kayak were added next. And recently the The story of why I felt such passion to do this is told in the next section. I have always commuted a few days a week to the South Bay to support myself and recently retired from a fulfilling career as an organization consultant, mostly in Silicon Valley and around the world where high tech companies sent me. After years of being a therapist, I transferred to assisting people to wake up and live the lives they really want to live.

Why Marshall:
I think the photos tell the story of why I chose this property. There's no place quite like it.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

Loading...
1 of 1
 

Photos

  • View from Elephant Cottage, from the Hot Tub, and main room

    View from Elephant Cottage, from the Hot Tub, and main room

  • Sunset from the cottage, hot tub, deck and main room

    Sunset from the cottage, hot tub, deck and main room

  • Unique Redwood Burl and Brass Sink in the Bathroom you'll remember forever

    Unique Redwood Burl and Brass Sink in the Bathroom you'll remember forever

  • Bathroom with 8 Jet Jacuzzi & window to the private garden

    Bathroom with 8 Jet Jacuzzi & window to the private garden

  • Another garden porthole view from the kitchen

    Another garden porthole view from the kitchen

  • 10min stroll to working fishing village & historic Marshall Store/Restaurant

    10min stroll to working fishing village & historic Marshall Store/Restaurant

  • Pt Reyes 10 mile secluded yet easily accessible beach is one of many

    Pt Reyes 10 mile secluded yet easily accessible beach is one of many

  • Drive, walk, hike, paddle to incomparable memories

    Drive, walk, hike, paddle to incomparable memories

  • Historic Pt Reyes Station is a 15 min drive from Elephant Studio

    Historic Pt Reyes Station is a 15 min drive from Elephant Studio

  • Prince Charles recently made Pt Reyes Station his destination

    Prince Charles recently made Pt Reyes Station his destination

  • Soak in our Hot Tub with a View

    Soak in our Hot Tub with a View

  • Full Kitchen w/ Microwave/Convection Oven, 2 burner stove-top

    Full Kitchen w/ Microwave/Convection Oven, 2 burner stove-top

  • Beautiful custom glass tile in the bathroom

    Beautiful custom glass tile in the bathroom

  • Close up of garden entrance at Elephant Studio

    Close up of garden entrance at Elephant Studio

  • Our boat ramp can be your home base for swimming & water sports

    Our boat ramp can be your home base for swimming & water sports

  • We're 1hr from the Golden Gate and San Francisco, yet set in pristine wilderness

    We're 1hr from the Golden Gate and San Francisco, yet set in pristine wilderness

  • Beaches both large and small await your discovery

    Beaches both large and small await your discovery

  • Pt Reyes Nat'l Park, a major stopover for migrating birds and whales

    Pt Reyes Nat'l Park, a major stopover for migrating birds and whales

  • Shop/dine/dance/art galleries - something for everyone in Pt Reyes Station

    Shop/dine/dance/art galleries - something for everyone in Pt Reyes Station

VRBO #431982

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 02, 2015

Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Get an instant quote
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Bedrooms
    0
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Studio
Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/02/2015
Email manager
Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

advertisement

Share this property via Email

Beautiful cottage on Tomales Bay@Pt Reyes Nat'l Park

Marshall #431982

0 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 3

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.