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Beautiful Bleu Bay Beach Cottage with Breathtaking Views @ Pt Reyes Nat'l Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Loft Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Envelop yourself with natural beauty and ever-changing light and water. Our beach cottage is perfect whether you desire a romantic getaway, a fun family vacation, or respite from your busy life.

Bleu Bay Beach Cottage has its own private low-tide beach on Bleu Bay Cove located directly on the shore of Tomales Bay. Through many windows in every room of our house, and from our deck and hot tub enjoy incredible sunsets, water views, sea & shore life.

Features and Amenities:

• Upstairs loft offers a super comfortable queen bed with outstanding view of the Bay

• Accommodates 4 additional guests in fold-out sofa beds in the living room and sun-room (1 Queen, 1 Double).

• Gas-flame Vermont Castings stove provides gentle heat and ambiance

• Stay in touch with wireless internet, stream your favorite music on our wireless speakers and tap into your online movie channels on the compatible monitor.

• Launch a kayak or canoe from our sandy beach on the cove.

• Just 1 mile north to Nick’s Cove restaurant and 5 minutes south to the fabulous Hog Island Oysters and the Marshall Deli & Store We provide an Insider’s Guide to area activities and restaurants.

• Create a life-long memory here!

More Details

Owner
Tom Flynn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Tom Flynn

I do environmental management over a range of water quality, energy efficiency, land use and have developed environmental clean-up and fitness technology.

Tom Flynn purchased this house in 1975

Why Tom Flynn chose Marshall

A little over an hour drive from the Golden Gate Bridge is this natural wonderland replete with high quality restaurants, sustainable agriculture, hiking, biking, water sports, secluded beaches and a National Park which is a gem in the system.

What makes this house unique

Listening to the sound of waves lapping around the beach cottage, enjoying tremendous shorebird and wildlife right outside, kayaking in a peaceful bay, relaxing in a great bed, couch or hot tub with spectacular views. Fabulous locally produced seafood, organic vegetables and fruit. Excellent nearby restaurants.

Amenities

Marshall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1) Full-Size Sleeper Sofa(1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Beautiful Bleu Bay Beach Cottage with Breathtaking Views @ Pt Reyes Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.716981 based on 53 reviews
5

Gorgeous! Clean, quiet slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The location is all that was promised! The gentle lapping of the water underneath is a soothing refrain to a dreamy get-away. The windows facing the water throughout the house create a connection with this beautiful bay that transports you into another world.

The house has everything you want - lovely hot tub, comfortable bed, fully furnished kitchen. Lori, the property manager, struck that perfect balance between attentiveness and allowing me space to enjoy my visit ... Definitely on the return list!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An OUTSTANDING Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to the Bleu Bay Beach Cottage and hands down it was the BEST. To start with, many improvements have been made to the interior of this quaint space making it more comfortable, visibly more appealing, the the kitchen reorganization and content replacements have been made with a cook in mind! Really, just when we thought we needed a zip-lock bag, it was in the drawer - along with the foil that you knew you would be needing for the BBQ. The beds are super comfy, and the linens are top grade. Abundant towels at hand for the shower and hot tub, and the shower has good water pressure to enjoy.

For this trip, the weather was perfect so we totally enjoyed our daily trips to the Palace Market to forage the evening's food, stopping whenever desired to enjoy walks and hikes almost EVERYWHERE. Of course we enjoyed Hog Island Oysters on the BBQ at the cottage, a cup of chowder at the Marshall Store - enjoying the views from their outside deck - bread from the BrickMaiden Bakery that you can pick-up at the Palace Market, and so much more.

Sitting on the deck of the cottage provided endless views - of particular interest on this trip, was a group of 20 white pelicans that made their morning visit for our coffee, occasionally feeding on schools of fish, and then their evening stroll across the lake before sunset. Oh, and the sunsets were definitely worth being on the deck in the evening. If it got cool, sitting inside with the cozy warm parlor stove was a treat all by itself.

We hesitate wanting to spread the word, as we really do not want this cottage to become to popular?! This is our get away location, and found ourselves verbally commenting on how grateful we were to the owner and manager, and nature and the environs, for allowing us to share this beautiful, amazing cottage, and location.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
4

Relaxing Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and as described. Very peaceful. If you plan on cooking, you will need to bring spices and condiments. Loved the sleeping loft and the wonderful view of the water and the cool breezes. Great jumping off point to Bodega and the Sonoma beaches, hiking, etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA and Coldigioco, Italy
3

Magical Place, needs a bit more attention to details

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Bleu Bay Cottage. It is a magical place. The other reviews are a pretty accurate reflection of the experience so I'll keep my comments brief:

1. The bedroom is really a loft. The "stairs" are more like a very steep ship's ladder. If you are at all unstable the loft isn't the place for you as going up and down the stairs in the night is tricky. Both my wife and I who have no mobility issues slipped and almost fell. They can accommodate you with a sofabed on the first floor.

2. Cleanliness could be improved. There was hair on the floor in the bathroom. Large (pea sized) objects of some sort under a chair that looked like it hadn't been vacuumed under in some time.

3. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment, but don't assume there is anything beyond salt and pepper there for you to use when cooking. There were a few OLD bottles of herbs. And some olive oil that smelled like it had seen better days. if you are going to eat anything there you will have to bring it all along. There isn't even a tea bag or coffee for the coffee maker.

4. They should really get a filter on the faucet for drinking water as there is something a bit off about the flavor of the spring water

5. Prices of everything in the Point Reyes area seem to have escalated significantly since our last visit. Restaurants, groceries, cowgirl creamery. Seems like they are up 20 - 30% in the past year. So it is going to cost you more to visit hear than you would expect. Think SF prices

6. The whole area is overrun with day trippers on Saturday and Sunday. 100+ people in line for oysters at the Marshall Store at 230 in the afternoon, Come Monday through Friday for the peaceful Point Reyes experience. And remember, they roll up the sidewalks here about 8 pm, so don't wander into a restaurant to 9 and think you will get dinner.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

When can we go back?! The house had so much character and superbly located oceanfront.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had the most wonderful vacation, just wish it were longer! The entire front of the home is mostly windows capturing views that don't even seem real. You can't get any more oceanfront and you're right in between great restaurants just a mile or more on either side (Nick's Cove, Hog Island). Must try Marshall Store for BBQ oysters. Took a beautiful hike in Point Reyes, a scenic 20min drive away. We unwinded in the spa on the deck for sunset and couldn't believe the views! Coffee on the deck included a sweet momma deer and her 2 babies strolling by right on the shoreline in front of the house. This truly was a unique home and vacation, cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California
5

Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place, comfortable bed, great view, friendly neighbors. WINDY!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nick's Cove
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
San Geronimo National Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nicks Cove
Car: necessary

There is great beach walking and hiking all over the surrounding area including the remarkable Pt. Reyes National Seashore, but a very local tip: hiking is just a few hundred feet away up a very quiet country road (virtually no cars) through the Straus Creamery pasture lands (the first organic dairy west of the Mississippi). You can walk all the way to the top of the local beautiful hills. At the top of this road you can enjoy expansive views of Tomales Bay and Point Reyes Peninsula.

Miller Boat Launch: This popular 4-acre site is adjacent to Nicks Cove-- just one mile north of our Cottage. It provides a two-lane ramp and docks for motorized and non-motorized boat launching. Boaters can park overnight, which makes Miller an excellent access point for visitors seeking boating adventures in Tomales Bay and the surrounding Point Reyes seashore.

Also about 4 miles South, the Marconi Conference Center (a California Parks Foundation Facility), is a nice place to hike around and take in historical information and beautiful views. Marconi, as you may know, did the first trans-Pacific radio transmissions from this location.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy. 100% refund if reservation is cancelled within 30 days of your arrival date, minus $50 processing fee.
If cancellation is 30-15 days prior to arrival date then you receive a 50% refund, minus $50 processing fee. If cancellation is 7 days or less from arrival date, there is no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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