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Spectacular View Bayfront Getaway -- Great for Family or Friends!

(13 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

OUR BEACH COTTAGE 'Helen's Hideaway' is a wonderful setting for a family or friends vacation. We listened to our visitors and recently upgraded the cottage to enhance your comfort and enjoyment of this spectacular setting. This is a simple and well-maintained beach cottage, located right on Tomales Bay.

NEWS -- our dock has been rebuilt and is ready for fishing or just contemplating the beauty of the bay!

NEW ADDITION -- INTERNET ACCESS AND NEW FLAT SCREEN TV with Sony Entertainment Network, Netflix and connection for your laptop (pc).

The center of this cottage is a large living room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Tomales Bay. You can experience the Bay from anywhere on the first floor. It's a great place to watch wildlife while you have an intimate or family meal, read a novel in front of the fire, or just sit and relax.

The house has a master bedroom downstairs with an adjoining bathroom with shower. Upstairs has 2 bedroom, one with a queen size bed and one with twin beds. There is a bathroom on the second floor, with a tub and overhead shower.

The house is surrounded by a deck and has a dock that reaches out into the bay. It's a perfect place to watch the sunset, sip a glass of wine and just enjoy the bliss of beautiful Tomales Bay.

The house is walking distance to the Tony's Seafood Restaurant, The Marshall Store, kayaking, and Hog Island Oysters. Enjoy day trips to Point Reyes Seashore, the Russian River, local wineries, whale watching, etc. We are very well located to take advantage of all the West Marin has to offer!

If you are not up for driving around, its a great place to sit in front of a roaring fire with friends and loved ones. We have a collection of old DVD and videos and a paperback library. If you like to fish, you can throw a line out from the deck or the pier. Digging clams under the house is another afternoon activity. Small charcoal barbecue available to cook your catch!

This is not an elegant house, but comfortable, family-friendly and situated in the midst of spectacular beauty.

Keywords: Vacation House, Bay Front Property, Family Friendly, Bay View
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 120 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renters must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The dock area is fenced in for child safety. Parents are required to supervise children on the deck at all times. There is a small enclosed front yard....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed in the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    It is possible to have a small dog at this house. Arrangements must be made with the manager in advance. No cats are permitted due to allergy potential...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    A small wheelchair may fit through the entry door or the sliding door to the deck. A person with limited mobility can access the front yard, the deck and the first floor living room, dining area, bathroom and bedroom...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Queen size Beds (1) One of the upstairs bedrooms has a queen size bed with adjoining bath, Double Beds (1) First floor master bedroom has a double bed with adjoining bathroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) One bedroom with twin beds located on the second floor with adjoining bathroom. It's possible to put twin beds together if desired., Baby Cribs (1) A portable baby crib is available. It is located in the closet of the master bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private dock for boating or fishing, Private front yard for outdoor eating or sunbathing. Possible to swim off the pier -- at your own risk!...moreless


  • Books:

    Great selection of thriller and detective novels....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Vintage Monopoly game as well as checkers, cards, etc...moreless

  • Television:

    New 46'' flatscreen tv with a Sony internet player. A smaller tv and dvd are good for videos or dvd's. We now have internet access so you can connect your laptop to the flatscreen tv too....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have a selection of old and classic videos and dvd's. Current dvd's are available in Point Reyes at the deli and the library...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View:

    You have a gorgeous view of Tomales Bay from the whole lower floor of our house. If you are really worn out, you can sit all day and just look at the water -- it's very therapeutic!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This house is built over the water on Tomales Bay. Has a spectacular view of the Bay. Fishing is possible off the dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet:

    We recently connected to the local internet service. This makes is possible to connect to the web, netflix, etc. We also have a Sony Internet player so you can watch free movies as well as buy HBO....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Overlooks Tomales Bay -- floor to ceiling windows on three sides....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is available for two smaller cars or large SUV type vehicle in front of the house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Recently includes nationwide long distance service...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fireplace in the livingroom. Wood for fireplace included...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen has cooking utensils as well as a full set of pots and pans....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is equipped with dinnerware for at least six. Kitchen also has basic spices, coffee, tea and some condiments....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Our home has wrap-around deck and a dock. The deck has a gate to the dock which should be kept closed when children are present....moreless



from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday weekends
Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 10%


holiday rates $250. per nt plus 10% tx plus $100. cleaning fee. Holiday weekends include Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend

Full payment due at reservation. Checks and Paypal accepted.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco or Oakland

Car: Necessary

This is a perfect base for a weekend of wandering around West Marin or driving to the wine country. Our house is about 45 minutes from Point Reyes seashore (lighthouse, whale watching, hiking, etc) and about a little over an hour to the Russian River (and easy day trip).


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1970

About: This house was owned by our mother who bought it as a family getaway. All of our family has spent weekends and vacations here. We want to share it with you because it a place that means so much to us. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy it as much as we do.

Why Marshall, CA, USA:
This is one of the most pristine locations in the Bay Area. Though it is not far from San Francisco and the East Bay, you very quickly feel you are in 'the country', away from the fast pace of city life. Our mother bought this house as a family getaway and it certainly has been that for our family over these many years.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is house is great for a weekend away with a friend or for a family vacation. Located right on Tomales Bay, you find yourself in one of the most pristine seaside locations in California. It's just a great place to escape the busy-ness of every day life and regroup!

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Great place for a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon glass of wine!

    Great place for a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon glass of wine!

  • Front garden

    Front garden

  • New dock is ready for fishing!

    New dock is ready for fishing!

  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • Sunset from the deck

    Sunset from the deck

  • New 32' LCD TV with Sony Player

    New 32' LCD TV with Sony Player

  • A view down the Bay

    A view down the Bay

  • Extended dock for fishing or docking your boat

    Extended dock for fishing or docking your boat

  • Livingroom surrounded by three-sided view of the Bay

    Livingroom surrounded by three-sided view of the Bay

  • Dining area with sliding door to deck and dock

    Dining area with sliding door to deck and dock

  • upstairs bedroom

    upstairs bedroom

  • Early morning fire

    Early morning fire

VRBO #235835

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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