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Vacation Home Overlooking Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Inverness house description

Located on five acres of magnificent bishop pines and oaks, Helen's House has panoramic views of Tomales Bay's Hearts Desire Beach and Tomales Bay State Park, and is completely surrounded by the State Park and Point Reyes National Seashore.

Helen's House is a cabin style home which has a large living room with a stone fireplace, dining area and king bedroom, all with picture windows which have scenic vistas of Tomales Bay. The property also has an outdoor campfire area as well as a picnic area with wood slab tables and gas barbecue which also overlooks Tomales Bay and the State Park lands.

Located on Pierce Point peninsula at the entrance to Tomales Bay State Park, The Trees By Tomales Bay consists of two private vacation homes situated on 5 acres. The property features spectacular views of Tomales Bay and Abbotts Lagoon, and is surrounded on all sides by State Park and National Seashore.

Enjoy the solitude and peacefullness of our unique setting amidst bishop pines, oaks and beautiful vistas, or venture to the beaches and trails of Tomales Bay State Park (5 minutes) or the many vistas, trails, historic sites and beaches of the Point Reyes National Seashore (5-15 minutes).

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE comprises over 100 square miles, including 32,000 acres of coastal wilderness area. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal scrub grasslands, salt and freshwater marshes, and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline. Abundant recreational opportunities include 147 miles of hiking trails, backcountry campgrounds, and numerous beaches, including over 10 continuous miles of unspoiled beach. Kayaking, biking, hiking, beachcombing, surf fishing, seasonal whale and elephant seal watching, bird watching and wildlife viewing are just a few of the activities awaiting your visit. Additionally, you can explore geology, Coast Miwok Indian culture or Lighthouse history by visiting the many historic sites within the park. Located just an hour’s drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Seashore is a great escape from a busy city life.

TOMALES BAY STATE PARK is comprised of a 2,000-acre day-use park which features four gently sloping, surf-free beaches, protected from winds by Inverness Ridge, the backbone of the Point Reyes Peninsula, as well as forests, fields, hills, meadows and marshes - each with its own plant life, including varieties of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. One of the finest remaining virgin groves of Bishop pine in California is in the park's Jepson Memorial Grove. Wildlife in the area includes foxes, raccoons, badgers, weasels, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, deer, bobcats, skunks, wood rats, field mice, moles and other animals. There are also land and sea birds, including the spotted owl, quail, goldfinches, puffins, great blue heron, pelicans, ruddy ducks, woodpeckers, meadowlarks - and more. The park has hiking trails connecting all its bay beaches, and is a popular place for picnicking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, clamming and boating.



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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Picnic Area, Outdoor Fire Pit, Non Smoking, and as we are located in the heart of the National Seashore and State Park with it's abundance of wildlife, we do not allow any pets...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Magnificent vistas of Tomales Bay and Tomales Bay State Park and Bishop Pine forest. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Beneteau Oceanis 41 available for Charter Sails on San Francisco Bay as a way to start or end your stay. Boston Whaler Montauk 17 available for fishing or sightseeing charter on Tomales Bay. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor Picnic Area with Gas BBQ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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$185 $225
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$1,230

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Processing $15
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Check-in time: 3:00 PM Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Holidays $225/night / 3 night min / Plus 10% tax

Rates are for two / Additional guests are $20/person/night (5 people max)

Cancellations must be 14 days in advance of stay for full refund,less processing fees.

For any cancellation within 14 days of stay we will refund any portion we are able to re-book, less processing fees.


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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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Location

Point Reyes National Seashore / Tomales Bay state Park

Point Reyes Historic Lighthouse / Kayaking on Tomales Bay

Several wonderful restaurants within 15 minutes in Inverness, Point Reyes Station and Olema.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1954

About the owner: Barbie & Jeff Fairchild

Why the Owner Chose Inverness:
This property was purchased by my grandparents and is now owned by our family. We grew up here enjoying the beaches, trails, nature and beauty, and hope to share it with our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Helen's House is a beautiful rustic retreat that offers a getaway from the hectic daily grind and allows one to get back in sync with the peacefulness of nature. We are away from it all, and in the middle of it all being surrounded by the Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay State Park.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Helen's House Living Room

    Helen's House Living Room

  • Stone Fireplace

    Stone Fireplace

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Helen's House Walkway

    Helen's House Walkway

  • Helen's House

    Helen's House

  • Beautiful Vistas

    Beautiful Vistas

  • Family fun at Heart's Desire & Indian Beach

    Family fun at Heart's Desire & Indian Beach

  • Indian Beach Reflections

    Indian Beach Reflections

  • Tomales Point Trail Vista

    Tomales Point Trail Vista

  • Drake's Beach

    Drake's Beach

  • Windy, Wavy & Wild on the Great Beach

    Windy, Wavy & Wild on the Great Beach

  • Helen's House Dining Area

    Helen's House Dining Area

  • Living Room & Dining Area

    Living Room & Dining Area

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • Helen's House Entrance Porch

    Helen's House Entrance Porch

  • Property Entrance

    Property Entrance

  • Picnic with a view

    Picnic with a view

  • Tomales Bay

    Tomales Bay

  • Blue Waters Kayak rentals only minutes away!

    Blue Waters Kayak rentals only minutes away!

  • Inverness Store Landmark

    Inverness Store Landmark

  • Tule Elk at Pierce Point

    Tule Elk at Pierce Point

  • Pelicans at Abbott's Lagoon

    Pelicans at Abbott's Lagoon

  • Drake's Beach

    Drake's Beach

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 04/20/2015
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