Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Enjoy a 120 degree view of Tomales Bay, Elephant Mountain, Mount Tam and your own two acre sunny meadow, all while relaxing in front of the fire in the Bernardi designed redwood and glass living room.(Each bedroom has a bay view as well.) Walk down the meadow to a magical stairway in the woods that leads to the shore and private dock. Feel free to bring your own watercraft to fully enjoy this remarkable location. Or just dive off the float for a refreshing swim. Chicken Ranch Beach is two minutes to the south and Shell beach five minutes to the north; and the beaches of Point Reyes as well as the lighthouse are just 15 minutes by car. The large brick patio offers the fullness of indoor outdoor living. Words cannot describe the beauty and serenity of dawn or dusk in this truly unique setting.
Keywords: waterfront, vacation, dock, near Point Reyes National Seashore ,quiet, views ,meadow, beach
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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen Beds (2)and Small twins (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 1 tub and shower
- Brick patio in front of the house with lovely views of Tomales bay, private dock, two acre meadow, ten minute walk to beautiful beaches, stairs to bay access and boat dock, basketball hoop on patio. Ten minute walk to a kayak rental site. Our house has great views of the water from every room. Please note: Our house is in a neighborhood where we cannot accommodate gatherings of more than ten guests....moreless
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Near The Ocean:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $90 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 10%
**Our house is in a neighborhood where we cannot accommodate gatherings of more than ten guests.
**The seventh night free (weekly rate of $2100) is not available for stays that include all or part of a holiday weekend.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment is by cash or check in advance unless other arrangements are made with owner.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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We are five minute drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore, a fantastic park to explore by hiking, biking or beach walks. You can walk to the Beaches of Tomales Bay an inlet of the Pacific Ocean from our back yard or sit on the patio and enjoy the amazing water view with your favorite book.
Year Purchased: 1950
About the owner: Hello my name is Nick Whitney and I was raised in Berkeley, California. and grew up coming to our family home in Inverness on weekends and summers. I learned to swim and sail on Tomales Bay with my two siblings Kathleen and Pete we are now the owners of this family gem and are caretaking it for the use of generations to come.
Why the Owner Chose Inverness, CA, USA:
Back in the 1930s my father, Jim Whitney, then a teenager, would walk from the village of Inverness the two and a half miles to Shell Beach climbing the hill just north of Chicken Ranch he would crest a hill above the bay and cross the most beautiful meadow. He told his young bride Deborah that if the land was ever sold he'd love to build a home and raise their family there. Fortunately, what had been McConnell's Dairy's pasture was soon subdivided and Jim and Deborah were able to fulfill their dreams. They raised three children there, Kathleen, Peter, and Nick. Deborah is now 97 and still spends time every summer at this wonderful retreat, as do Kathleen, Pete and Deborah's 10 grandchildren. Nick, his wife Elan, and their daughter Dakota manage the property.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This rustic family home is a great location for friends and families to just relax and enjoy the view or play a pick up game of whiffleball in the meadow. Our home appeals to every generation. When you are staying at Whitney House it's easy to enjoy Tomales Bay and the numerous Pt. Reyes National Seahore activities because you are so close to the bay and beaches. The large open living room and dining area make for memorable family dinners and then it's fun to curl up in front of the fire place and play a game or read. PLEASE NOTE: Gatherings of more than ten people are not permitted.
- Primary: 415 699 8221
- Secondary: +1 4156631572
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The house and meadow perched on the edge of Tomales Bay
Black Mountain and Tomales Bay view from the front yard
Very comfortable queen bed in master bedroom overlooking our bayfront meadow.
Dining room with kitchen in the background. Lots of windows and natural light!
Living room with fireplace overlooking Tomales Bay.
The front garden located at the entrance to the Whitney House.
Antique glass Japanese fishing net float in the living room.
View of house and meadow above Tomales Bay.
Private dock on Tomales Bay. Boat not included.
Garden view of Tomales Bay from the Whitney House.
Native lavender at the Whitney House.
Great blue herons, other wildlife abound in our front yard at the Whitney House
Our private dock and beach on Tomales Bay.
Garden bedroom with an excellent reading library
One of the many gorgeous views from the house.
The dock on Tomales Bay. Seagulls included. Boat not included.
Meadow, ocean and forest surround the Whitney House.
Bench in the garden of the Whitney House.
Garden entrance to the Whitney House.
Front gate and garden entrance.
Overview of the front yard and meadow on the edge of Tomales Bay.
View of Tomales bay from the living room of the Whitney House.
Tomales Bay view of the Whitney House. Dock in lower left, house in upper right
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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