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3 Story Spacious Woodland Home, Private, Secluded and Unique

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Last updated: 01/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-14)

This three story house is perfect for a romantic get away or as a gathering space for family or group retreats. Spacious and secluded, it is nestled in the woods one mile from Pt. Reyes Station and Inverness in West Marin. Within easy reach of everything the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer, you can walk the nearby beaches and trails, enjoy a great selection of restaurants and locally grown food, or maybe find where Sir Francis Drake hid some of his treasure. Tomales bay and the ocean are within a few minutes' drive.

There is room enough to comfortably sleep 16 but we have accommodated as many as 20 people. The main kitchen seats 6 in the breakfast nook, the second kitchen seats 3 and the dining table in the main room seats 10. We keep extra chairs handy as well. The house is surrounded by forest and has a large deck with ample seating and two grills, two balconies, a pool table, piano, hardwood floors in every room, woodland views from every window, gardens, a variety of fruit trees, and chickens out back. Radiant heating warms the whole house and is especially nice in the bathrooms and kitchen. Very cozy on chill winter mornings.

Sleeping arrangements
There are 2 bedrooms, 2 suites, and the TV room may also be used as a private bedroom with closing doors and a fold-out couch. The entertainment room has a fold-out couch and the two suites each have a fold-out couch and space enough for an air bed, which we have plenty of. That totals 4 beds, 4 fold-out couches and space for 2 (or more) comfortable air beds, all of which are Queen.

We clean all contact surfaces in the house including all counter tops, table tops, door knobs, cabinet and drawer knobs, railings, chairs, table tops, window sills and any spider webs we find inside or outside. We wash all linens including towels, sheets, pillow cases, the bedspreads and table cloths. We clean the bathrooms and all floors. We also put all decorative pillows through the dryer on high.

- WiFi, Netflix, DVD
- Jacuzzi tub in the Master Bath
- Pool Table
- Knabe Baby Grand Piano
- Gas and charcoal grills
- Large back deck, 2 balconies looking into woods
- Two fully equipped kitchens: espresso machine, numerous pots and pans, large bowls, measuring cups, serving dishes, olive oil, eggs, sugar, flour, spices, etc.
- Dishware, silverware, glasses, wine glasses and coffee mugs accommodate 24+ people
- Washing machine and dryer available for long term rentals
- Many excellent restaurants nearby

You are welcome to visit the chickens in their coop or when they're out roaming
The back yard and gardens are yours to enjoy. Apple, pear, plum, cherry and pomegranate trees throughout the property fruit through the summer. When they are productive, fresh fruit will be available to you.

Within 15 minutes:
Cheese factories
Oyster farms
Beaches - Drakes, Tomales Bay, Limantour, Heart's Desire, many others in the National
Hiking - Muir Woods, Mt Tamalpais, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
You can hike 4 miles to the beach, 2.5 miles to the top of Mt. Wittenberg, or explore one of the many other trails in the park which is adjacent to the property
Boating, Kayak rentals - Papermill Creek which empties into Tomales Bay is a quarter mile away

Within an hour:
Wine Country - Napa and Sonoma
Muir Woods
Mt Tamalpaias
San Francisco
Golden Gate Park

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds can be seen in the backyard and from the kitchen window as they dart about the Chinese Lantern flowers.

Two osprey nests also can be seen from the kitchen, the deck, and the master bedroom. It is a treat to hear their cries as they circle on the thermals gaining altitude to then glide off to catch a meal. When they return sometimes they are harassed by crows or vultures or both as these thieves try to rob the ospreys of their catch. We have seen battles between the osprey pairs and groups of vultures. Each year several chicks hatch in each nest. The ospreys take turns guarding them. As one guards the other one defends against the vultures diving toward the nest.

I designed and engineered this home, incorporating chandeliers, molding, and antique glass and doors from estate auctions. I did most of the stonework around the house, handpicking about 120 yards of stone from the quarry at Sears Point. We hope you enjoy the home we have built- we're here to ensure your stay is everything you hoped it would be and more.

If you are considering an event such as a family get together, a celebration, or a seminar we can accommodate you. Long term stays may also be accommodated. Please contact us for pricing arrangements.

If you have children please inquire.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be over 21. No groups under 21....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 10-16

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Dining room used as a bedroom , has doors for privacy...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We require that guests sign this rental agreement before occupancy. We have a policy of no shoes inside the house. We have a place where shoes can be left at the front door. There is no parking in the turnaround. All vehicles must park in our driveway. There is room for 5 or 6 vehicles. "Drop in" guests are not allowed. We charge for "events" such as dinners, barbecues, etc when additional guests attend. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games including Scrabble and Clue...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Extensive video and dvd collection...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Main room seats 10, Main kitchen nook seats 6, Second kitchen seats 4. Large deck seats 20+. Numerous extra chairs as well...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms, space heaters in every room...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishware, glasses, wine glasses, coffee mugs, utensils accommodate 24+ Numerous pots, pans, bowls, serving dishes, measuring cups...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    There are 2 kitchens...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Cooking and baking essentials such as cooking oil, flour, sugar, spices, baking powder etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 barbecues, one is charcoal, the other is propane...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $400
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Standard cleaning fee $260
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,600
  • Tax Rate 10%


The drop down list does not allow booking of more than 12 guests. We can give an accurate quote for guests numbering more than 12. Please contact us.

We require guests to sign a rental agreement.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/22/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco and Oakland - a 1 1/2 hour drive
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Geronimo
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hiway 1 Coastal
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean beaches and beachs on Tomales Bay

Car: Recommended


Owner info

About the owner: I have lived in Pt Reyes for over than 30 years. I raised my children here and my wife and I enjoy working in our glass studio. I also do research in nanotechnology. We enjoy traveling and cooking. Family is very important and we look forward to spending as much time as possible with family.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Surrounded by national park. Ospreys occupy their nests - visible from our deck - from January to summer. A short drive to see whales migrating and to see sea lions giving birth.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Main kitchen

    Main kitchen

  • Entertainment room

    Entertainment room

  • Suite with fold-out couch and space for air mattress, all queen

    Suite with fold-out couch and space for air mattress, all queen

  • Second kitchen with table for 4

    Second kitchen with table for 4

  • The lighthouse

    The lighthouse

  • Master Suite with queen bed

    Master Suite with queen bed

  • Master Suite with fold-out couch and space for air mattress, all queen

    Master Suite with fold-out couch and space for air mattress, all queen

  • Master bathroom jetted tub

    Master bathroom jetted tub

  • Breakfast nook

    Breakfast nook

  • Baby grand piano

    Baby grand piano

  • TV room with queen fold-out couch, converts to bedroom with closing doors

    TV room with queen fold-out couch, converts to bedroom with closing doors

  • Large back deck with 2 grills and seating for 10

    Large back deck with 2 grills and seating for 10

  • Neighbors visiting

    Neighbors visiting

  • Nearby creek

    Nearby creek

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