Brook Ness house is handcrafted and well situated for exploring the pristine nature of Point Reyes National Seashore all around you, Tomales Bay cove beaches to Pacific oceanic beaches, whale watching, wild flowers, mountain biking, bird watching, sailing and kayaking. This is one of the iconic, true Inverness homes in an area very like an old English village, with huge trees and shingled houses. It's only a 5 minute stroll through First Valley to town shops, oysters at Salt Water restaurant and Tomales Bay.
Or going feral, you can cross the footbridge near the house, hike up the mesa where you'll find myriad trails climbing Mount Vision to kettle ponds and sweeping views of the headlands. The house is also perfect for cozy dinners, games, movies, reading and relaxing with loved ones.
This is a great place for a family, at the end of a short lane, safe from road traffic. There is a toy room, shared tennis courts nearby, and in fair weather an open outdoor space for al fresca dining under a live oak. The hot outdoor shower makes it a breeze to de-salt after a day at the beach, and the hammock aloft the stream is a dreamy reading spot.
Owner prefers to be paid by paper checks. This saves on fees and can be sent along with usual contract. (A small quiet dog is okay, but no unruly or loud dogs allowed.)
Keywords: Country House, Oysters, swimming and beaches, Writing Retreat, getaway, West Marin hiking, trees and clean air, quiet, whales and wild life, serene marshlands, gourmet food.