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Charming Home on Tomales Bay at Spectacular Pt Reyes National Seashore

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marshall house 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 $20. per night per each additional occupant.
3-night minimum stay required on National Holiday Weekends.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

                  • 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 queen 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. Separate studio cottage on the property has a comfortable queen Murphy bed and bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. This unit is rented separately for $175/night or can be added to the house rental for $150/night....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

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

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                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    4...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  Amenities

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Wood Stove
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided

                  Other Amenities

                      • Large Decks Overlooking Water, Lovely Gardens

                      Entertainment

                      • Toys:

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

                      • Satellite / Cable:

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

                      • DVD Player
                      • Music Library
                      • Video Library
                      • Television
                      • VCR
                      • Stereo
                      • CD Player

                      Communications

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Internet
                      • Telephone

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            Hot tub looks out over the Bay on the studio side of the property accessed by a shared lower deck. (Large upper deck is private & for use of Raspberry House guests only)...moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

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

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            Kayaks available from concession a short walk from the house...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

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

                          Theme

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

                          Location & View

                          • Oceanfront

                          Activities

                          • Museums
                          • Swimming
                          • Rafting
                          • Kayaking
                          • Surfing
                          • Fishing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Hiking
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Golf
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Cycling
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shelling
                          • Antiquing
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Walking
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Restaurants
                          • Live Theater
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Shopping
                          • Sailing
                           

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                          2 night min stay
                          $240
                          $1,610 $5,900
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • additional occupant $20 + tax
                          • Pet Fee $30
                          • cleaning $85
                          • 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: 08/13/2014
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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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                          Photos

                          • Welcome to Raspberry House!

                            Welcome to Raspberry House!

                          • Living room w fireplace and incomparable view of the Bay and National Park

                            Living room w fireplace and incomparable view of the Bay and National Park

                          • View of deck and water from the Sun Room

                            View of deck and water from the Sun Room

                          • Kitchen windows

                            Kitchen windows

                          • 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

                          • Coming in the front gate... Welcome!

                            Coming in the front gate... Welcome!

                          • 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.

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

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

                          • View our view of Tomales Bay and Pt Reyes National Seashore

                            View our view of Tomales Bay and Pt Reyes National Seashore

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

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

                          • 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

                          • 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

                          • Hot Tub in the Garden

                            Hot Tub in the Garden

                          • Waterfall & Pond

                            Waterfall & Pond

                          • 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

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

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

                          VRBO #82021

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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                          1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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