Big Lovely House in Inverness - Point Reyes National Seashore

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Master Bedroom with balcony over stream


Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Next to a mountain stream, this house is handcrafted and ideally situated for exploring the pristine nature of Point Reyes National Seashore. This place is one of the iconic, true Inverness homes, 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 the kettle ponds and sweeping views. Nearby are Tomales Bay cove beaches, Pacific side oceanic beaches, whale watching, wild flowers, mountain biking, sailing and kayaking. 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, an open outdoor dining space for picnics under a live oak.

Keywords: Country House, Oysters, Beaches, Writing Retreat, getaway, West Marin hiking, trees and clean air, quiet, whales and wild life, serene marshlands, gourmet food.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 and up. This is Not a party bash house. It's cherished....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Big old tree swing on the lane, house set way back from traffic so quite safe....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    A polite dog is welcome in our house so long as guests are meticulous in their clean up both outdoors and of muddy paws. Owner can advise on which beaches allow hounds....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • House is a 5 minute walk to Tomales Bay; Inverness is very much a seaside town...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Bring your bino's. You can see an active osprey nest with chicks from our house...moreless

  • Rural:

    Incredible bird life all around property, Osprey nests on the hillside, pileated woodpeckers, kinglets in spring, ravens and Swainson thrush calls.....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    There is a rushy stream on our property and while the house is in a Bay tree grove and is not ocean front, it is only a 5 minute walk to Tomales Bay; Inverness is very much a seaside town....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All you could need......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen has great supply of dishes and gourmet cookware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Completely equipped for gourmet cooking and dining and socializing. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 16 - Oct 30, 2016
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay
Thanksgiving or Xmas
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay

flat fee
Winter Holidays
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Jan 9 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 16 - Oct 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning $165
  • Tax Rate 8%


Please let me know your dates/guest number/adults & kids. This is a rare, original Inverness house, but not a party locale. Holidays are 500 per night, 3-5 night minimum.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We are a family of avid outdoors-folk, sailors, windsurfers, hikers, naturalists.

Why the Owner Chose Inverness, CA, USA:
We marvel at Point Reyes and the choices of fun fresh things to do in this boundless and well-protected natural preserve.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Heart's Desire hikes, Bodega Bay for a tour of Hitchcock's set for The Birds and crab salad in town, oysters at Hog Island, dinner in Point Reyes, the local farmer's market on Saturdays, taking the hounds to Kehoe Beach for big tumbling waves, reading the paper at Drakes, blackberry picking in September...the list goes on and on!

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  • Master Bedroom with balcony over stream

    Master Bedroom with balcony over stream

  • living room

    living room

  • Back house, stream side

    Back house, stream side

  • bedroom 1

    bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Bunkroom


  • parking & side entrance

    parking & side entrance

  • outdoor dining

    outdoor dining

  • 2nd Living Room/Toy room

    2nd Living Room/Toy room

  • 1st  living room

    1st living room

  • kitchen


  • front path

    front path

  • Enclosed patio

    Enclosed patio

  • 2nd living room /toys

    2nd living room /toys

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • magical beaches nearby

    magical beaches nearby

  • Road to house

    Road to house

  • Private Lane to House

    Private Lane to House

  • Dining


VRBO #229549

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Big Lovely House in Inverness - Point Reyes National Seashore

Inverness, CA, USA #229549

4 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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