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Quiet Romantic Cottage Nestled in Woods/ Hiking/Beach/Dogs Ok

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Secluded Cottage adjoining Point Reyes Park - One Plus Bedrooms (Inverness).

Near the end of a private road, high on a ridgetop between Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore, Sea Ridge Cottage is nestled among Bishop Pines and Oaks. From all windows it's just you and nature. Hike directly from the property to nearby Shell Beach, Hearts Desire Beach or Chicken Ranch Beach. Discover hiking trails known only to locals just down the road. You don’t even need to get in your car. Conveniently located minutes away from both the Point Reyes Seashore and the shops/galleries in Inverness, you'll have more time to spend playing or relaxing.

Sleeping arrangements include a queen bed and a full-size loft bed. A daybed, two deep reading chairs, and a large window seat provide comfortable lounging areas to read, or just enjoy the views. Sea Ridge Cottage is an ideal spot for writers. Wireless internet is provided. Enjoy the antiques as well as art from local artists. A charming wood burning stove in the living room provides warmth and atmosphere. Peet's caff & decaf coffee provided, as well as comfy bathrobes, flowers from the garden, field guides, and maps for exploring. Sit on the deck in our rocking chairs or read a good book on our loungers. Listen to nature, identify birds and butterflies, or just enjoy the stars in the evening sky. This is a Smoke-Free cottage. Feel free to bring your well behaved dog.

Guest Comments:

'This was the perfect getaway for us...quiet and nice. Everything we need right here in this delightful cottage.'

- Carla B. 8/2006

' Adorable cabin! We had a great time staying here and so did Ralph, the dog. We visited the lighthouse and Point Reyes Station, and have decided we don't want to leave.'

- Frank, Frances, and Allison B. and Steve N. 8/2006

'Thank you! Three friends have enjoyed this beautiful cabin and setting - a very special spot.'

- Janet, Ellen, and Sara 8/2006

Keywords: Vacation Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for this wonderful getaway and hide away! We did feel cozy being 'Nestled in the Woods'. Hiking from the Cottage to Hearts Desire Beach was a special treat. Window seat was a perfect perch from where to do crossword puzzles and read books. We ate good foods and listened to great music. Next time we'll bring our daughter. She'll love it here.
Oct 2009
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Inverness Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Separate enclosed sleeping loft with double bed, Window Seat, Daybed, Electric Baseboard Heating. , Highchair,Cards/Board Games, Eat Out Deck, Deck furniture, Additional Picnic Table on Grounds. The kitchenette has a 2 Burner Stove,Coffee Maker/Grinder, Free standing Convection Oven with a Toaster Oven option, Full Refrigerator, and Microwave.


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Quiet Romantic Cottage Nestled in Woods/ Hiking/Beach/Dogs Ok
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 20 reviews

The perfect, humble getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd time my girlfriend and I stayed at this small, charming, private cottage nestled in the trees. We had brought our dog this time which was a last minute decision after our dog sitter cancelled on us. We contacted Wendy, the cottage owner, and she was happy to accommodate our pup and even had a welcome basket for him with blankets, towels, dishes, among other convenient supplies that we hadn't thought to bring. The property was fenced in, safe, and perfect for our city dog to adventure around in on his own while we enjoyed grilling and hanging out on the sunny deck playing Rummikub (which we found stashed under the side table among other games).

Relaxing in front of the wood burning stove at night is definitely one of the highlights. It's the best way to end the day and to get cozy before retreating up to the loft bed. It's truly a unique, magical place that I will always look forward to visiting.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us. We're so glad to help you feel at home in our cottage getaway. Our goal is for guests to have a fun and relaxing stay.
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San Francisco, CA

New Year Eve Stay in a Fairytale Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage in the Point Reyes area was absolutely gorgeous. For a group of two, it was perfectly sized. Things to note: There is a 'kitchenette' available with two burners, a sink, a coffee pot, a toaster/oven, a full fridge+freezer and more to support cooking in the cottage. The main bedroom area is gorgeous and there is a loft with another bed over the 'living room' that can accommodate additional guests. Waking up in the morning to the forest as your view was exquisite. Settling in for the night with the fireplace going was lovely. There is so much nature to explore in the surrounding area! Can't wait to explore this area more, and hopefully, return to the lovely cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful getaway with character

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a weekend at the cottage celebrating a recent 50th birthday. The cottage is tucked away nicely on the property and is very private (the "eyes" comment is totally off base from a previous reviewer). We really enjoy places with character and quirk -- if we wanted a sterile, perfect hotel room, we would rent one. This place has character and the location in West Marin woodlands cannot be beat. The kitchen and bathroom are cute and functional, and have everything that you need. The window seat allows 2 to lie in the sun and read, with oaks looming outside. There are many places to sit and relax inside the house. And when the sun comes out, the deck has 2 mossy teak rocking chairs to enjoy the "heat". The property itself is gorgeous. And in just 5 minutes walking up the road and you are in the woodsy trails to Tomales Bay beaches. Absolutely beautiful. Would come back in a heartbeat to enjoy the peace, solitude, and comfort of this little cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a romantic getaway at Sea Ridge Cottage last week and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect. There are walking trails right outside the cottage that take you to the beach along Tomales Bay. The cottage is located a short drive from Point Reyes Station, Point Reyes National Seashore and Drake's Bay where you can really get a taste of the local flavor.

The cottage itself is very peaceful, cozy and secluded. We spent many hours on the deck and in the cottage reading as there is lots of comfy seating and serene quiet. It really encourages you to unplug, even though there is wi-fi. One of my favorite features of the cottage was the shower with a window to the trees. As a person who doesn't normally take long showers, I found myself lingering in the relaxing ambiance.

The owner Wendy Walsh is extremely accommodating and we had no problem finding the cottage. The place was well-stocked!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Little Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Sea Ridge Cottage and loved it's peaceful and serene setting. It was very comfortable and clean... the perfect place for reading and quiet relaxing with hiking trails available.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester, MI

Inverness cabin in woods

  • 2 of 5

The cabin was in a beautiful setting in the woods above Tomales Bay at the end of a narrow road. The main floor bed was comfortable, the bath linens were plentiful and lush. The owner had a nice bottle of wine waiting for us. We enjoyed the wood burning stove (with ample wood provided) on the chilly mornings. The bathroom/shower though tight was very nice and recently updated.

We would have enjoyed it more if the cabin was a little cleaner. One half is very dark and may have been improved if the skylights were cleaned regularly. The sliding door and screen were very hard to operate and the screens had holes in them although there are very few flying bugs there. The small kitchen area and frig were well stocked with coffee, olive oil and basics, but I would not recommend the cottage if you want to do a lot of cooking (we made breakfast one morning and there is an outside propane grill) - the area is just too small and there is no stove although a microwave and toaster oven are provided. We like to read and there is an easy chair that's comfortable and a window seat, but the couch is very uncomfortable for sitting and reading. The upstairs loft bedroom which we did not need/use is accessible by a ladder so some care required for going up and down especially at night I would think. We also had to use a trolley provided to transport our luggage down a sloping path from car park area to cabin - this required a fair amount of effort coming and going.

We had a great time in the area which we love and will return to. Some updates to the cottage would make it a better experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hiking in Both Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay Park, Massages, Wine Tasting in Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Art Galleries, Wildlife Viewing (tule elk, pronghorn, grey fox, axis and fallow deer, owls, herons, egrets, pelicans, gray, blue and humpback whales, otters, sea lions, elephant seals and much more)* This season's highlights include the Tule Elk rutting season and salmon running.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is a $200.00 separate damage deposit check required. This check will either be returned to you or ripped up (your choice) unless there is damage.

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