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Yvetot... Secluded, Comfortable, Private, Beautiful

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

Yvetot video tour now available. To watch our new tour, please click on the video link above and you'll see why our guests love coming to stay at Yvetot!

Enjoy a cup of tea snuggled up in one of the bench seats. Cook a gourmet meal in the fully-appointed kitchen. Feel the warmth from the wood-burning stove and the radiant-heated floors. Appreciate the view of Mount Vision from the private deck. Take an outdoor shower. Read a book in the hammock outside.

This and much more is Yvetot Guest House. Designed and built from largely recycled materials in 2003 by our architect son to accommodate visits from our ever-growing family, it is truly a magical place that we would like to share. It is a mile up from the town of Inverness and close to ocean-side and bay-side beaches. Hiking trails abound from just up the street to the many trails in Point Reyes National Seashore.

The house, which is 800 square feet, comfortably sleeps six people but can accommodate eight: two in the master bedroom and four in the 'children's room' - two twin beds and two twin futons with sleeping bags in the loft. Additional sleeping is possible on the bench seats in the living area and/or in the loft above the hallway.

We just added a great hot tub and deck located on the North side of the property (behind far wall of bedrooms). Sweet spot, excellent views from the tub. Guaranteed to get our kids and grandkids here more often.

There are plenty of DVD's, CD's to play on the Bose music system (into which you can plug your iPod), books, games and toys to entertain everyone. Come and have a wonderful time!

(Mexico? Check out our daughter and family's place in Alamos, find under solipaso, it is very special, too.)

Keywords: Guest House

More Details

Mike or Catherine
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Mike or Catherine

Retired GM executive, one feral cat, love this spot on the ridge and the guest house built for family and friends. Garden is special interest.

Why Mike or Catherine chose San Francisco Bay Area

Chose the house and location for retirement...great decision! This spot is very special as sun, views, and 3 acres on the ridge top....very liveable!

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, uniquely restful setting, and a very excellent job of design and furnishing .... our son is a talented builder and the care, attention to detail is obvious.


Inverness Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has full bath/shower + wonderful outside shower! Like standing under a hot waterfall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Two twin beds + two twin futons in loft - great for kids!
    Loft - Loft with queen size futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Spacious Olympic Queen bed. Baby crib available.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Olympic queen size - 6 inches wider than a queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) portable crib available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Yvetot... Secluded, Comfortable, Private, Beautiful
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Secluded and lovely setting for an adventure and getting away from it all. This time we met our hosts, who were gracious and very welcoming. Catherine shared greens from her garden that were the perfect accompaniment to our locally procured lamb chops and fresh baked bread from Bovine Bakery. Dog-friendly hiking trails nearby-perfect for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, It was fun for us to have you, Jeff, Henry and the dogs up in Yvetot. So pleased to read of your enjoyment. Until next visit, Mike
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San Rafael

So lovely

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable cabin- GREAT LOCATION

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debra, So nice to have you in Yvetot. Come back again! Mike
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San Francisco

Always our favorite place

  • 5 of 5

We were trying to remember how many times we've stayed at Yvetot. We think 8, but we're unsure. Regardless, we don't have to work to remember how much we love being there. It's a beautiful location and a wonderfully comfortable house. And, to add to the experience, Mike and Catherine are really lovely people. We hope to come back soon. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, so nice to read, Tricia. It is a treat for us to have your family here, enjoying Yvetot and W. Marin. You guys a much at one with this lovely environment! Special. Mike
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Lovely lovely lovely - Almost Magical Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time. I almost considered not writing a review, because I want to able to book this place easily again easily. The owners are the nicest people and really care about the cottage and being residents of Inverness. It's a guesthouse behind a main house, but very private and secluded. The design in spectacular and the kids will love the loft bunks. We will be back for sure, soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such nice thoughts, and we appreciate your having posted them. It was fun to have you all with us up in Yvetot. Await your return. Would like to pick your brain about NYTO days and share some people stories. Mike
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Lovely and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay at Yvetot. The house is extremely well designed, very clean, very comfortable and in a great spot. Mike is a very gracious and helpful host. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to read your nice comments. Your family looked to be having a good time. It was fun for us to have you in Yvetot, and to share the storm with you. Await your return. Mike
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San Francisco

Perfect vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, the hosts, the location—everything was just perfect. Stayed here back in august with our two small boys. Everyone loved their time here. Thank you, Mike for making us feel so warmly welcomed. House is perfect, clean, loved by the family, has amazing views, everything you need in the kitchen, awesome children room that a lot of adults i know would also enjoy. Highlight of our trip was hot shower outdoors surrounded by fragrant air of beloved West Marin. Mike has recommended us places that they like to visit themselves around Inverness. And we had our first successful dinner with our kids at a fine restaurant, Saltwater, since they were born. What a treat. Great locally sourced food, good service, awesome location. So grateful for the recommendation. The house sits on a beautiful and well taken care of property and you get awesome views of surrounding hills from the windows, from hot tub and from lounging deck. All in all we had the best time here. Thank you again, Mike, for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Victoria, So very nice to read, and after a few months as well. Glad we registered and hope to see your lovely family back in Yvetot one day soon. Many thanks for your kind words. Mike
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Inverness Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Refund Policy: We will refund deposit if booking is canceled 30 days or more in advance. After that, if we are able to re-book during the period you intended to stay, we will refund deposit. Guests over 4, add $50 per night per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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