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Delightful Craftsman Home in Tranquil Gardens in Old Pt Reyes

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to the historic Creamery Cottage, built in 1915 for the foreman of the old Point Reyes Creamery in the days when butter was king in this town. The railroad, which gives us the 'Station' portion of our name, ran right by our home taking butter, Russian River redwood, and passengers to San Rafael. Across Mesa Road from us is the old historic engine house (locally known as the 'Green Barn') where standard guage locomotives were once exchanged for the narrow guage engines required for the run up to Russian River. You can enjoy authentic photos of this time in our history in the second bedroom of our home.

The days of chugging engines are long gone in Point Reyes and now you couldn't imagine a more tranquil setting for your stay in glorious West Marin. Set on a quiet and private half-acre of roses, natives plants, lavender and fruit trees, near the heart of the Village, our immaculately preserved Craftsman Period home beautifully evokes old California.

The comfortable and stylish interior of our two-bedroom CREAMERY COTTAGE is furnished with antiques and has all the comforts of home: fully-equipped kitchen, dining room with built-ins, piano in sunroom, small study, and elegant living room. LUXURIATE IN OUR COYUCHI ALL-COTTON ORGANIC SHEETS, TOWELS, AND ROBES, as well as our state-of-the-art new CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM (rare in West Marin)! Enjoy the view of Inverness Ridge from our dining room table. Pick seasonal fruits in our garden: apples, cherries, figs, peaches, pears, plums, and blackberries. After a hike in the National Seashore, put your feet up and read a book in our warm and cozy living room, or relax on the deck overlooking a lovely fountain courtyard. Have a picnic in the pretty rose, sage, and lavender-scented garden.

Walk over to the main street of one of California's most charming small towns and savor the 'foody' delights of our renown Farmer's Market, Bovine Bakery, the Station House Cafe, Stellina restaurant, and Cowgirl Creamery. Enjoy world class music at the Dance Palace or browse in one of the best bookshops in Northern California. This is an ideal spot for those who like to balance a wilderness experience with some style and comfort. And because we offer significant discounts for stays of longer than a week or month, this would be an ideal retreat for writers or artists.

Keywords: Vacation Home

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Andrew Walmisley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Andrew Walmisley

We are a family of four who live in the San Francisco East Bay, but have deep roots in West Marin. Creamery Cottage is our family home and dear to our hearts. We love to learn how our guests are also touched by this place.

Andrew Walmisley purchased this house in 2003

Why Andrew Walmisley chose San Francisco Bay Area

I have had a life long passion for the Point Reyes area. This house is perfect for us because it is close to the wilderness, yet charming and comfortable. We also love our beautiful garden, which can be enjoyed year-round. The location of the house is ideal and we take pleasure in just strolling over to the town's main street to get the New York Times, a pastry at the Bovine, and a latte at Toby's Feed Barn. We often go walking by Papermill Creek in the early evening. That is, by the way, a great place to go blackberrying!

What makes this house unique

I love walking into town to 'talk story' with local people; eating bear claws at the Bovine Bakery; browsing in the book shop; walking by Papermill Creek; hiking the trails of Point Reyes; going to the beach at Hearts Desire.


Point Reyes Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Nice, deep, tub and massage shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Our guests love the cozy, traditional, style of our home. It is serene and feels secluded, yet it is a stroll over to the main street of town and a stone's throw from the National Park.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Delightful Craftsman Home in Tranquil Gardens in Old Pt Reyes
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews

Top class house in a beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

Could not fault this house! It was beautiful, well equipped, amazing garden. Honestly one of the best houses we have stayed in. Point Reyes is a great town. It gets pretty busy with well off San Franciscans on the week end and day trippers. The hose is in the town but very private and secluded. The Point Reyes area is great for a family trip. Lovely scenery and beaches but hanging around the house was just as enjoyable. Point Reyes Station has shops, a bar or two, restaurants and a pretty expensive supermarket - Point Reyes is not cheap so do shopping in Petauluma which is about 18 miles away but nice drive. Out host was very helpful and he provides a very good booklet on things to do in the area. I would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed--great kitchen, comfy bed, sunny porch, and all the comforts of home. Best of all it's only a very short walk from the Bovine Bakery. Need I say more?

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything is there to enhance your enjoyment of pt reyes. A lovely home, clean, comfortable and well appointed. The house, a cup of Peet's, pastry from the local bakery, what else do you need??!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This home is in excellent condition and has an inviting and very attractive and secluded garden. Conveniently so close to town, it still feels private and is quiet and peaceful. Great for a couple or small family who wants to enjoy the Pt Reyes area. The host is attentive and gracious and intent on making a few improvements that will make it even better.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd Christmas we have stayed at the cottage - clear and cold - great food lots of family time. Andrew has been a prefect host - dealing with odd variables given our unique situation -we come from overseas and things never run smoothly. We have also stayed in the summer to explore the national sea shore and the farm to table thing. Really wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, comfortable, and quaint

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed a weekend-stay at this lovely cottage, which is walking distance from "downtown" Pt. Reyes Station. The garden, with its lush apple trees, flowers, and veggies, is an added, special treat.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
Stellina, Pine Cone, Station House, Cafe Reyes
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Shell Beach/Limantour Beach/Heart's Desire
Car: necessary

Pt. Reyes Station has a great deal of character. With superb food, cultural activities, and shopping, it is an ideal base for exploring the vast wilderness of the Point Reyes National Seashore.


Rates & Availability

Point Reyes Station House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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