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Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Dakota Whtney
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Dakota Whtney

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.

Dakota Whtney purchased this house in 1950

Why Dakota Whtney chose San Francisco Bay Area

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We only stayed one night but loved the feeling of a Berkeley-style selection of books, lovely light coming in the windows, rustic charm and home-iness. Hope to return sometime with our dog and children. Thanks for everything
Jan 2011
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Amenities

Inverness 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 ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Beds (2)and Small twins (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock
average rating of 4.875 based on 22 reviews
5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved our stay - property was great with a perfect probate setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mill Valley, CA
5

The Whitney house is a peaceful home with a killer view and access to the bay.

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything. The host was really friendly and the house was clean and cozy !

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the place. Thanks so much!
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Oakland
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The views are amazing, the house is cozy, the ping pong table is perfect for our boys (even though they woke up to play at 7:30), the quiet is addictive, all near some of the best hiking in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Loved every bit of our recent stay here. Will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tranquil Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This was a phenomenal place to spend 4 days with a best friend, both of us whom are exhausted from our daily lives. The living room looks directly out over the Bay and has a beautiful fireplace. Both bedrooms also have a bay view and the queen sized beds were both very comfortable. The Weber gas grill outside also made for an incredible meal cooked on the brick patio just outside. A family of five deer ate leisurely on the lawn a couple of days. The stairways down to the private dock was also an amazing asset. Wi-Fi worked great, and we enjoyed movies on our laptops. And with Pt. Reyes Station and the National Seashore all a short drive in either direction, this is absolutely a re-do: worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful space provided a lovely time with family, in a beloved family retreat...

  • 5 of 5

The Whitney House was the perfect spot for our family reunion vacation, we came from Seattle, Maine and Illinois, and met in this lovely place for 4 fantastic days. We had everything we needed! The fireplace was truly enjoyed, as it rained nearly everyday, and provided a wonderful cozy backdrop for snack type suppers of magnificent local cheese, wine and beers. We enjoyed local restaurants, great views of Tomales Bay ,and hikes nearby. The home felt immediately like home, and fit us perfectly, my brother, a retired librarian delighted in perusing the extensive collection of books. The internet service was great, the owner responsive to our special requests, delivering a package I sent ahead when we first arrived. If you are looking for something chic and 5 star this may not be the place for you, but if you are craving a warm, inviting, rustic space this should fit the bill perfectly! Can't say enough good things about it.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma
5

Such an amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was so much more than we expected and much more charming and amazing in person! The property and private dock is gorgeous, the house was so cozy, the fireplace was stocked and ready, and every bit of our girls weekend was perfect! We greatly appreciated all of it.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Deposit $200

**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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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