6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 12
About Belinda Meadows
My name is Robert Galliani. I am a 3rd generation San Franciscan. My wife of 23 years and I have three children ages 20, 22 and 24. We happily and very fortunately live in a beautiful place called Marin County California where our lives are intertwined and revolve around our children. We bought The Blackthorne and continually improve it. We invite people to rent it nightly and weekly to experience this unique, one-of-a-kind, hand made home, which we will keep in our family for generations.
Belinda Meadows purchased this House in 2010
Why Belinda Meadows chose Point Reyes Station
In 1975 a friend of mine, who is a Princeton educated engineer and his wife bought a spectacular acre of land next to the Point Reyes National Seashore, halfway between the village of Inverness CA and the town of Point Reyes CA. (1 hour from San Francisco). With the help of master craftsmen, he built a spectacular 4-story wood crafted 'castle' resembling a giant tree house that his wife named 'Blackthorne' after the main character in James Clavell's novel SHOGUN. From 1982 to October 2010 they ran it as a very successful and famous B&B. We bought it because the location is heaven on earth. The house is placed adjacent to a a national park surrounded and minutes from some of the best beaches in the world as well as the quaint town of Point Reyes with its fine restaurants and shops and the village of Inverness. 100,000 acres of national park covered with hiking trails is at our doorstep while Tomales Bay is 8 houses down the street and the city of San Francisco is a one hour drive away.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Fantastic Escape
This is an amazing property. It exceeded our every expectation. It was truly magical.
Excellent for corporate
Once again, we had a wonderful and productive time
Dream Home (Tree House) get away!
We were amazed at the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Redwoods along the gentle winding road took me back to my childhood. Close to a darling small town, with shops, and also close to beach areas I remember as a child.. So much happiness, visiting the nearby bay areas as well!!! Thank you!
The Blackthorne was amazing! It was the perfect place to celebrate my 50th Birthday! We’ll be back!!
Everyone loved The Blackthorne, we’ll definitely be back!
Spectacular private treehouse close to everything
The photos do not do the place justice. The architecture, quality of light coming in from all angles (even on a rainy day, of which we had plenty!), and the furnishings produce a unique ambience in the house. The outdoors is equally spectacular - much more "vertical" than the photos show, so everyone in your group will need to be able to climb stairs, but they are laid out very well and flanked by a well-tended garden. The kitchen is indeed fully furnished and the dining-room table seats 12 cozily but fine. Great sound system in the living room. Overall a very memorable weekend retreat for group of friends/family; our group ranged from ages 16-91 and everyone enjoyed it very much. We look forward to returning hopefully when it is not raining, so we can enjoy the huge deck. Note that the room arrangement described on line (as of this date) does not include the twin beds in a separate room on the first floor, and doesn't mention that the Octagon glass room (top level) has the bathroom a bit of a walk away (outside - which in the rain wakes you up) but it is worth it! My husband and I slept in the Octagon room and it was awesome!!
The shower in upstairs bathroom didn't work. Mirowave plug was not working. We did plug microwave in another scoket and got it to work. Otherwise we liked the quirkey house.
Located Less Than One Hour North of San Francisco.
One hour from the Napa Valley wine country.
1.4 miles to town of Point Reyes.
2.5 miles to village of Inverness.
10-18 minutes from many National Park Ocean beaches.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, tennis, beaches.
Golf: San Geronimo golf course, Indian Valley golf course, Bodega Bay golf course.