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Mermaids House (Admiral's Quarters) - Tomales Bayfront, Point Reyes, Marshall

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Mermaids House (Admiral's Quarters) - Tomales Bayfront, Point Reyes, Marshall

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Phone: (415) 663-1104

There are two suites at The Mermaids House, separated by a 20 foot entry way. Each suite has its own private deck and private hot tub. This is the VRBO page for the Admiral's Quarters at The Mermaids House. For the VRBO page for the Crew Quarters at The Mermaids House, visit

The Mermaids House:

The Mermaids House is the perfect West Marin getaway. Located on the waterfront of pristine Tomales Bay, it is an ideal spot to relax and unwind. The house is literally built out over the water, so there is nothing between you and the picturesque Point Reyes National Seashore as you gaze out through the giant glass windows.

The Mermaids House offers amazing views of the abundant birdlife that inhabits Tomales Bay and it is not uncommon to spot a seal or two swimming by to say, "hello." The house, nautically themed, creates the illusion that you are traveling aboard a lavish ship, without the seasickness of course. The spacious interior of the house has an air of tasteful class while maintaining a cozy rustic feel.

Complete with a grassy front yard, large deck with a hot tub, and its own pier, the Mermaids House is also well equipped for outdoor living. Whether you spend your time in West Marin hiking in the park, kayaking on the bay, or just relaxing, the Mermaids House is the perfect setting to enjoy some world famous oysters, have a drink, and look out across the bay as the sun sets.

Amenities: Jacuzzi/jet outdoor spa, gas log fireplace, Wi-Fi (wireless internet), phone (free long distance within the continental US), 32" Sharp flat screen satellite TV, stereo/CD player, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, barbecue, deck tables and chairs, teakwood "steamer" reclining deck chairs. *(No smoking. Sorry, no young children: due to the location of the house over the water. No pets: due to the sensitive nature of the environment.) **(Sorry, we cannot accommodate large gatherings or parties.)

Activities: Hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, hanging out on the beach, kayaking, biking, scenic driving, wine tasting, fishing, shopping, restaurants, sightseeing, whale watching, swimming, boating (rentals at dillon beach), sailing, surfing, windsurfing, tide-pooling, wildlife viewing, golfing (Bodega Bay or San Geronimo). Within one hour from: Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco, Sausalito, Dillon Beach, Bodega Bay.

If you would like to book a stay at the Mermaids House, please give us a call at (415) 663-1104 or email us at We hope to hear from you soon!

More Details

Fred Rodoni
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a perfect place to unwind and relax – just what we needed! Had a stormy weekend - but it was cozy in here! Thanks for providing such a beautiful, peaceful get-away.
Mar 2009
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Marshall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Mermaids House (Admiral's Quarters) - Tomales Bayfront, Point Reyes, Marshall
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 27 reviews

quite a special place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the weekend at this great home 10 years ago for his fortieth and so we decided to do it again for his fiftieth, it was as fantastic as we remembered. Fred could not have been more accommodating and easy going.

The house literally sits over the bay, the home itself feels like you are in a boat, the porthole windows and wainscoting to the ceiling and every seaside tchotchki you can imagine. The house was clean although there is "worn" feeling to the place, or "lived in" may be a better word. That being said it is warm and comfortable. Its a unique and great place to spend time, there is nothing like being on the water the way this home is. This property is a duplex and the unit next door is a rental as well. Hot tub on the deck was lovely and clean. , The bedroom has a queen and a nook bed, (I prefer a king bed even though my husband and I are small) but the linens were nice. Kitchen very galley ship like and well stocked. Two words: Seaside Charm!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We needed to get away and slow down for a couple of days. This was the perfect place to do it. The sound of waves gently knocking against the house was unbelievably soothing, the pink sunsets were inspiring, and soaking in the hot tub under the stars was sublime.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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peaceful, comfortable, place with nice view

  • 4 of 5

Was an easy place to relax and just be comfortable. Quiet, with a nice view of the bay. Cozy hot tub with bay view from tub. We arrived at Christmastime and thought the tree an decorations were a nice added touch. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very special getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Admiral's Quarters at Mermaid House are very special. You'll have the feeling of being aboard your own private, but very well-equipped yacht. Very roomy, very comfortable with attention to detail evident throughout. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Admirals Quarters is so charming. The place is well appointed and very inviting. We loved the spa!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charming and peaceful cottage right on Tomales Bay with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Found this place for a weekend vacation and was really pleased with the property. It is a small house , just perfect for two people, but has a full kitchen , full bath, and a huge living / dining area with a full wall of windows overlooking the bay. The house is right over the water of the bay and has a lovely patio area right on the water . Everything is fenced and private . If you are looking for a romantic hideaway this is it.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Credit Credit payments accepted through PayPal (no PayPal account necessary to make a payment). 2-night minimum/3-night minimum on Holiday Weekends. Reservation and Security Deposit required to book. 30 day Cancellation Policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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