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Sunny, Rustic Family Retreat.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Rustic family vacation home invites relaxation in redwood paneled house with large wrap around decks and separate sleeping cabin. A retreat for 2 generations of our family is now available to you and yours. Sunny and sheltered, this property offers the ideal combination of traits desired for the ultimate Inverness vacation. In the main house enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and bath with shower. Relax in the main house living room with a fire in the woodstove. Need room to sleep more people or want to spread out your group? Separate sleeping cabin sleeps 4 more people and has a half bath. Decks extend the living from inside to out with large common areas and private get away spaces. A large, flat yard invites you to play.

Access to tennis court one block away included in rental. Other nearby area amenities include easy Tomales Bay swimming beach access (dogs allowed), kayak rental and boat launch. Hike from the house to many trails offering views of Tomales Bay and Pt. Reyes. The beaches of Pt. Reyes, the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, Drakes Beach, Tomales Bay State Park and all of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore are just a short drive away. Truly a magical place you will want to return to over and over again.

Keywords: Lovingly cared for and personalized family compound; great for family gatherings; walk to swimming beach; access to tennis court; pet friendly; easily accomodates two families

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About The Owner

I grew up spending weekends and summers in this house, retreating from the urban demands of San Francisco. I have had the chance to raise my own children in this timeless place. Inverness remains a magical place that I hope will always be a place where I can retreat and unwind.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1963

Why The Owner chose San Francisco Bay Area

This is a second generation family vacation cabin. With all the fabulous memories and the continued attraction to the area, we want to keep this treasure in the family.

What makes this cabin unique

Staying at this house has always meant a slower pace of life. There is deliberately no TV or internet at the house. There are book, board games and sports equipment. It is truly a place to take a time out from the fast pace and constant accessibility of our lives today. TV and internet are available nearby but the need to be intentional about accessing them keeps me honest about truly being on vacation. Tennis courts and Tomales Bay are within 2 blocks of the house. Foot paths in the area provide easy access to all of Inverness. Nearby hiking trails and fire roads offer even more choices for encounters with nature and spectacular vistas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time at the cabin. It's kind of perfect in every way. Loved the deck, your decorations, the hammock. We'd really like to visit again some time. Thanks for everything!
May 2014
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Tennis court access comes with rental.


Inverness Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • main house bathroom - toilet , shower
    cabin bathroom - toilet , cold water sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Detached Unit - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Plenty of books and board games, enjoy disconnecting from TV and internet, TV and internet available nearby in Inverness proper


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Sunny, Rustic Family Retreat.
average rating of 4.731707 based on 42 reviews
Los Angeles area

Beautiful place to relax, surrounded by trees

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the property. The location is lovely, with the beautiful tree-covered hillside creating an atmosphere of peace and isolation. The house and the comfortable cabin provide spacious accommodations, everything is spotless and comfortable, and the large yard (with apple and pear trees) offer kids plenty of space to play.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

5 of us, then 6, spent a few days here to read, write, do art, reflect, make day trips to hiking trails and the beach. It was perfect for our group, who needed a five day respite form our busy lives. Warm, cozy and comfortable (although some of the porch furniture has seen better days). Loved having a break from cell phone and wifi. I would recommend this rustic retreat for anyone seeking a quiet vacation. Loved the separate sleeping cabin for spreading out. A few quirks: shower great, but probably a challenge for tall guests. Some windows need reglazing. Garbage can very small; we filled it in five days. But overall, a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Nicely rustic. Had everything we needed. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here. It is a family home and you can tell. Everything is cozy and well cared for. We loved firing up the wood-burning stoves in the evening, and sunning on the deck in the daytime. The dogs had a fantastic time running around the yard. We will definitely plan to come back.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing rustic location in Inverness

  • 4 of 5

Nice location, quiet, had everything we needed really for a brief getaway. Kitchen is narrow, so can't have more than 2 people at a time working. It was just 2 of us so not a problem. Rustic in setting, but has modern appliances so that's an upgrade from most "cabins." Lots of deck space, so when the sun came out it was particularly nice. The extra building - the bunkhouse - has 4 single beds, & would make for good accommodations for including other family or friends. Given the area, good idea to bring layers of clothing. It cools down at night & on overcast mornings/days, it can be rather chilly. It was a challenge working with the Franklin stove, but we figured it out to take the chill off in the evening. Older wall heater wasn't working at the time, so I "borrowed" the portable electric ceramic heater from the bunkhouse our last morning there. We were glad to be able to take our dog there. She's pretty small so could have gotten out of the main gate up at entrance to property so we kept a close eye on her. It was a good sized yard for her to romp around in. All in all, a nice and comfortable place to relax and take time off from news, phones, etc.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunate that the wall heater quit working during your stay. It is fixed now. Building wood fires can be challenging and Franklin stoves are a bit tricky. There are detailed "Tips and Tricks" for the Franklin stove in the guest binder. Hope to see you again soon!
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San Francisco, CA

Perfect for a quiet weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved this adorable house, which has a rustic and vintage feel and is ideally situated near town and hiking trails. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $150

Please note that damage deposit when bringing pets is $250 not the $150 in the automatic quote you receive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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