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Charming Home on Tomales Bay at Spectacular Pt Reyes National Seashore

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Tomales Bay is teeming with wildlife: flocks of birds, seals, otters, salmon...

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Nourish yourself with the beauty, sea life, and ever-changing water and skies of pristine Tomales Bay. “Raspberry House” is built over the beautiful bay with water-view floor-to-ceiling windows in living room and sun room. Kitchen windows look across the bay in two directions.

Dancing sunlight sparkles on the water, while a wood-burning stove in living room offers a cozy treat. View the bay from plush queen sofa bed in sun-room. A comfy queen bed in bedroom overlooks garden. A large upper deck has charcoal barbeque, soothing glider couch, table and chairs. Lower deck has a kayak ramp to the water and beach at low tide. Convenient laundry area has washer and dryer. Free wireless in all rooms and deck. Optional second unit off the lower deck has its own kitchen & features a Hot Tub, Jacuzzi bathtub in a small but exquisite bathroom you'll always remember, sleeps two.

A lovely sculpted private garden features luxurious a luxurious four-person hot tub, redwood meditation bench overlooking a small Buddha Pond. Jaunt down to the rocky beach (shared access). Enjoy true peace and quiet — allow yourself to be wooed into 'being', it happens effortlessly. It’s hard to believe a place this natural and untouched still exists so close to a major metropolitan area. Raspberry House is perfect for a retreat, a romantic getaway, a memory-making family vacation or a charming roost from which to explore the rich offerings of nearby attractions.

It’s a short walk to the Hog Island Oyster Co., Tony's Seafood and Marshall Store & Boat Works (great fun when herring are in season). Each serves decadently delicious locally grown oysters (my favorites are the barbecued and Rockefeller... mmmm!). Great restaurants and bars, some with music, are nearby in Point Reyes Station, Olema, and Inverness. Have a ball at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station. You’ll find delicious bakeries in Pt. Reyes Station, Tomales (15 min), and Freestone (25 min).
Minutes away across the bay is Point Reyes National Seashore –it has an award-winning visitor center, great hiking trails, nesting bald eagles and roaming herds of albino deer & Thule elk (try to catch a glimpse). Stroll on miles of white sand beaches. You may spot seals, sea lions, otters, dolphins and whales. Tide pools teem with sea life.
Dillon Beach and Bodega Bay are only 25 & 30 minutes north. Enjoy enzyme baths and massage at Osmosis (25 minutes), winery touring in Napa & Sonoma Valleys, rafting the Russian River (40 minutes), exploring the world-class coast and beaches, or touring and feasting in San Francisco & Berkeley, only one hour away.

Rental fee is for 2 occupants. There's a charge of $30. per night per each additional occupant.
3-night minimum stay required on National Holiday Weekends.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Main house bedroom has a comfortable queen bed facing sliding glass door to garden and skylight revealing the cliff top on the far side of Highway One. Large sun room has a comfortable full size sofa bed facing the deck and water. Child Bed (1) Really a day bed in front of the floor to ceiling windows in the living room of the house. Narrow and not terribly long but it's wonderful to sleep looking out at the water so close. (!) 8 ' long couch in living room is very comfortable for sleeping. Separate studio cottage on the property has a comfortable queen Murphy bed and bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. This unit is rented separately for $185/night or can be added to the house rental for $150/night....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    The second bathroom is in the adjacent studio apartment ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 1 bathroom in the house. 1 bathroom in studio cottage.

Other Amenities

  • Large Decks Overlooking Water, Lovely Gardens

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Some board games and cards provided....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV (Direct TV) in the bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Toy box with assorted items for young children...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    4 person glass table adjacent to the kitchen counter in the living room along the windows to the Bay...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    See Description...moreless

  • Parking:

    Park in front of the fence near the gate. No Parking signs are to reserve the space for you....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    See Guest Manual for service info and password....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    In living room. Wonderful to cozy up in front of it while also looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows to the dramatic water and sky in a winter storm....moreless

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large private upper deck offers a panoramic view across to the Point Reyes National Seashore. Has a relaxing cushioned glider a low table with four chairs & a charcoal barbeque. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks available from concession a short walk from the house Kayak ramp off lower deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden has pond and waterfall (switch on corner on the left before you get to the front door) and many flowering shrubs and plants. Redwood meditation bench overlooking the pond....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ on deck. Bring your own charcoal, etc....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large hot tub is in the tranquil garden off the bedroom....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 8, 2015
3 night min stay
$260

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$260

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 5, 2016
4 night min stay
$260

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250
$1,620

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $231 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $85
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Three day rental required on holidays.

Rates do not include 10% tax, cleaning deposit and $300 damage & unexpected cleaning deposit, e.g. should guests leave dirty dishes and pans.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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Location

Hiking trails of the Point Reyes National Park, Beaches, Enzyme Baths and Massages, Wine tasting in nearby Napa and Sonoma Valleys

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1989

About: I bought Raspberry House 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 on 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.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Tomales Bay is teeming with wildlife: flocks of birds, seals, otters, salmon...

    Tomales Bay is teeming with wildlife: flocks of birds, seals, otters, salmon...

  • Living room with three big windows in front of couch, kitchen table, and day bed

    Living room with three big windows in front of couch, kitchen table, and day bed

  • Bedroom with comfortable queen bed, library and sliding glass door to the garden

    Bedroom with comfortable queen bed, library and sliding glass door to the garden

  • Sun room has sofa bed couch, big view to bay, slider to deck

    Sun room has sofa bed couch, big view to bay, slider to deck

  • View of the boat ramp. Bring your kayak/canoe or rent one nearby.

    View of the boat ramp. Bring your kayak/canoe or rent one nearby.

  • Bedroom with comfortable queen bed, library and glass door to the garden

    Bedroom with comfortable queen bed, library and glass door to the garden

  • Coming in the front gate... Welcome!

    Coming in the front gate... Welcome!

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

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

  • 10+ miles of easily accessible sandy beaches in Pt Reyes await exploration

    10+ miles of easily accessible sandy beaches in Pt Reyes await exploration

  • Drakes Bay- feeding stopover for migrating whales & birds on the Pacific Flyway

    Drakes Bay- feeding stopover for migrating whales & birds on the Pacific Flyway

  • Prince Charles recently made quaint Pt Reyes Station his destination

    Prince Charles recently made quaint Pt Reyes Station his destination

  • View of deck and water from the Sun Room

    View of deck and water from the Sun Room

  • Hot Tub in the Garden

    Hot Tub in the Garden

  • Great view when cooking or socializing in the kitchen

    Great view when cooking or socializing in the kitchen

  • Sun Room with comfortable queen sofa bed and 8' glass doors to deck on the right

    Sun Room with comfortable queen sofa bed and 8' glass doors to deck on the right

  • Make our boat ramp home base for all your watersports

    Make our boat ramp home base for all your watersports

  • Wake-up to view the garden from your bed

    Wake-up to view the garden from your bed

  • Redwood meditation bench overlooking serene Buddha Garden

    Redwood meditation bench overlooking serene Buddha Garden

  • 1hr from the Golden Gate and San Francisco yet set in pristine wilderness

    1hr from the Golden Gate and San Francisco yet set in pristine wilderness

  • Beaches large & small await you: swim, picnic or just be.

    Beaches large & small await you: swim, picnic or just be.

  • Historic Pt Reyes Station, a 15 min drive from Raspberry House.

    Historic Pt Reyes Station, a 15 min drive from Raspberry House.

  • Drive, walk, hike, paddle to pristine locations for a most memorable time

    Drive, walk, hike, paddle to pristine locations for a most memorable time

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/30/2015
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