Awesome Tomales Bay View from the Redwoods [#83632] | View Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 7-8)
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Great place to stay
Great place to stay
Family of 5 kids and 2 adults; great location, beautiful area to stay in Inverness. Close to a great trail to hike, near town of Inverness, great views, fun place.
- Guest Mark R.
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 04/04/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
My family spent a fun week in Bracken Brae. The house is ideally located--we were able to walk down the hill into Inverness to pick up pastries for breakfast, to go to the public library, or to the school playground. Up the hill, a short hike up a fire road takes you to the top of Mt. Vision from which you can view the entire Tomales Bay. From there, you can follow the road to the Inverness Ridge trail and the trail system of the Point Reyes National Seashore. The house is quite comfortable, with a casual, lived-in feel to it--great for children, with a large front yard for playing and bbq'ing. There's an entry-way for sandy or muddy clothing, which is very useful. There was ample firewood for fires, reliable wifi (not always the case in the Point Reyes area) and plenty of room around the table for a crowd. The drawbacks were the limited kitchen implements--no suitable oven-proof pan for roasting, for example, and the rather uncomfortable wicker chairs. Overall, it was a very comfortable and fun place to stay. As an additional note, our child misplaced a schoolbook while on vacation (I know, I know...) and the owner kindly offered to look for it and, when it was found, to send it to us. Such courtesies are the real hidden gems.
- Guest amy (oakland, ca)
- Date of stay 04/07/12
- Review Submitted 04/23/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
The description of this property on the VRBO site describes Bracken Brae as "a classic 1924 "arts and craft" home. Quietly elegant, it affords spectacular views of Tomales Bay from living room and dining room." It is actually a moldy dump, with broken down, uncomfortable furniture and a highly filtered view. The above description lists "TV" as among the amenities, along with VCR/DVD. Actually, there is a small TV set in each bedroom, but it is not hooked up to anything other than the VCR/DVD player and cannot receive any TV stations. All in all, the description goes far beyond real estate hype and ventures into unconscionable misrepresentation. We walked in and immediately arranged for other accommodations.
- Guest caliban (United States)
- Date of stay 02/11/10
- Review Submitted 02/12/10
Manager response: In response to this review it is important to state that the guests were initially upset upon finding that the TV had no cable hookup as they were planning to watch the Winter Olympics during their stay. Had they ever discussed this plan in advance we would have been the first to tell them that this was not the property for their guest visit. We have never offered cable or satellite connections and indeed the description does not indicate that we do by using those words. We will be sure to drop the word TV from the description in the future so there are no further misunderstandings. Regarding the furniture: family heirloom antiques may be viewed as trash or treasure according to point of view. Broken down they are not. Due to the wet winter here in California we have experienced a bit of mold on the outside foundation boards of the construction, however there is not a bit in the house itself which presents a clean, uncluttered environment. We have ongoing construction plans for the spring which will include a spruce up of outside painting. Lastly, the bay is visible as seen from a height above the redwood and oak trees which surround the property. It is visible from the dining and living room areas of the home. Most of our guests appreciate the home for its simple cleanliness and its proximity to hiking trails and birdwatching venues, and a chance to get away from it all!
A hidden home away from home
A hidden home away from home
We have been going to Bracken Brae for years and have been hoping that no one but our friends and us finds about it This is a simple and comfortable home, extremely well located for hiking and touring, and very pleasant to live in. It feels like an old family home, and is walking distance (10 minutes) to "downtown Inverness" There are two relative drawbacks: there's no cell reception, and the kitchen implements are limited. The rest is fabulous
- Guest Maurice5 (Menlo Park, CA)
- Date of stay 12/26/09
- Review Submitted 03/02/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.