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3 Story Spacious Woodland Home, Private, Secluded and Unique

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

Sherburne and Maricel Slack
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About Sherburne and Maricel Slack

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place was great! A real unique feel in a wonderful little section of the woods, with gliding ospreys and roosters in the morning. The hosts were fantastic and nice - very easy going, but always there for you in case you had any questions. The house has a variety of things you can use, including the fun pool table and two grills in the back, and the piano in the main room has a great sound! There is plenty of room to sleep for everyone with extra bedding and so forth, the atmosphere is really easy-going, and you're not far from the town of Point Reyes that has a number of shops and places to eat. Was perfect for us. June 2014
Jun 2014
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Point Reyes Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
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.


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3 Story Spacious Woodland Home, Private, Secluded and Unique
average rating of 4.909091 based on 17 reviews

The House Has Tremendous Character

  • 5 of 5

The house is really something else - custom murals on the wall, hand-crafted staircases and molding, original glass and sculpture work throughout. Even a few stuffed game trophies.

Sherb himself is nice and easy to talk with. There was a little bit of mis-communication with our arrival, but he was great about making it work.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and his guests were great. They were also an interesting group to talk with. They left all as it was when they arrived. They are welcome back any time.
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Fun, funky house

  • 5 of 5

Fun house, and we loved the casava pie! Thanks, Sherb!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The house is big and well decorated. The house is surrounded by amazing nature. We were provided with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great unique quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

The 7 of us really enjoyed the spacious house with its unusual collection of artwork and objects. It is in a quiet wooded setting. The owner went above and beyond in making sure we were comfortable, without being obtrusive in the least. Apart from some plumbing issues the house was a perfect place for us to stay near Inverness, Point Reyes, and all the natural beauty of this area.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique, luxurious, and fun!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for us to gather, and a great jumping off point for exporing pt. reyes and marin county! Sherb and Maricel were really hospitable and helped with things to do and gave us a tour of the house. They even baked us 2 cassava pies! The house was really comfortable, and had good, large open spaces. We had an excellent time here and will definitely return for gatherings in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Truly an amazing and very comfortable home. Sherb provided timely response to email info. requests. The listing description is totally accurate.

The special pudding dessert was a definite treat! Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Francisco and Oakland - a 1 1/2 hour drive
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
San Geronimo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hiway 1 Coastal
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ocean beaches and beachs on Tomales Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Standard cleaning fee $260
Refundable damage deposit $1,600
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
For holidays we have an 8 person minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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