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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

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 Inverness

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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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 4.7608695 based on 47 reviews
Oakland, CA

Amazing little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving at the Dodge Family place. It's very peaceful, relaxing, and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great family house in inverness

  • 5 of 5

we stayed for a long weekend and it was indeed

a sunny rustic family retreat.

we liked that it is more of a cabin than a upscale vacation home.

we loved that you can walk on side streets to inverness and to chicken ranch beach.

we loved that there is NO WiFi or cell service. what a relief!

we loved the decks and separate sleeping cabin.

there were two great, very comfortable single beds, and two hard but comfortable foam beds. the other beds (queen and one of the singles in the main house and one of the singles in the sleeping cabin) could use an update, but if you're a flexible sleeper, or a kid, no problem.

we appreciated the well stocked kitchen and most of all that it is a real home that the dodge family has graciously opened up to guests.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came out to Inverness to get away from it all and enjoy nature. This was our perfect escape! No internet or TV, so we brought some card games and DVDs to play on our computer. Inverness is a wonderful town and there's unlimited outdoor activities. This is a perfect little get away!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granite Bay, CA

Wonderful Family Weekend at Pt. Reyes

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming cottage for our family weekend at Pt. Reyes. Although small, it is unique with rustic woodwork, nautical artwork and family photos. With so much wood it was very cozy and it felt like a ship's interior. The main house sleeps 4, but there is a separate cabin with 4 single beds and a half bath. The kitchen was fully stocked - everything a cook would need. We BBQ'd Hog Island oysters and had a nice family dinner, including a great pie from Bovine Bakery. Our family group had 2 and 5 year old boys, and 3 and 5 year old friends came for dinner (well, with their parents :). The deck and yard is great for kids. They have lots of room to run and play, and the grass area is flat. We had lovely sunny weather, so the deck expanded the living area, and we enjoyed wine and oysters on the deck. Wish we could have stayed longer, but hope to return for 5 or 6 days - there is so much to do in the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this place for many reasons

  • 5 of 5

If you want to disconnect from all those electronic gadgets, this is the place. I am afraid to say how wonderful my ten days were at this rustic retreat with my family, and friends from France, because I want to have it available for my next vacation.

OK no wifi, sketchy cell phone service until you get down the hill, but there is a land line for your use and it works great. Plus there are fruit trees. We ate fresh apple crisps, baked apples and pears and apple sauce with every dinner! Lots of room for outdoor games (we brought ladder toss) and corners to read. And lots of places to play board games and cards, which we did every day.

The location is great too. A short walk into town, a short drive to Point Reyes, and everything else to make one find adventure and disconnect. Went horseback riding, kayaking, ate fresh oysters, and hit the notable walks and beaches.

Cabin's beds great for kids, needs a bit more cushions on twin beds for adults. However, kitchen is complete, and it feels like you are living indoors and outdoors at the same time when the doors are open to the wrap around decking. Feels like a family retreat for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tennis court access comes with rental.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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