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Tree Top Glass Home in the Heart of the National Seashore

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Hi House is a unique elevated studio style glass home located ridgetop amidst Bishop Pines overlooking Tomales Bay State Park and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Situated on five acres and completely surrounded by State Park and National Seashore, this tree top home is the perfect getaway for two. Just relax in comfort neslted in the swaying trees, or venture and explore the historic lighthouse, ocean & bay beaches, or hiking trails and numerous other activities located just minutes away. Your access to this unique home is by a spiral staircase at the back of the house. Due to the unique nature and features of Hi House, children are not permitted.

Located on Pierce Point peninsula at the entrance to Tomales Bay State Park, The Trees By Tomales Bay consists of two private vacation homes situated on 5 acres. The property features spectacular views of Tomales Bay and Abbotts Lagoon, and is surrounded on all sides by State Park and National Seashore.

Enjoy the solitude and peacefullness of our unique setting amidst bishop pines, oaks and beautiful vistas, or venture to the beaches and trails of Tomales Bay State Park (5 minutes) or the many vistas, trails, historic sites and beaches of the Point Reyes National Seashore (5-15 minutes).

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE comprises over 100 square miles, including 32,000 acres of coastal wilderness area. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal scrub grasslands, salt and freshwater marshes, and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline. Abundant recreational opportunities include 147 miles of hiking trails, backcountry campgrounds, and numerous beaches, including over 10 continuous miles of unspoiled beach. Kayaking, biking, hiking, beachcombing, surf fishing, seasonal whale and elephant seal watching, bird watching and wildlife viewing are just a few of the activities awaiting your visit. Additionally, you can explore geology, Coast Miwok Indian culture or Lighthouse history by visiting the many historic sites within the park. Located just an hour’s drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Seashore is a great escape from a busy city life.

TOMALES BAY STATE PARK is comprised of a 2,000-acre day-use park which features four gently sloping, surf-free beaches, protected from winds by Inverness Ridge, the backbone of the Point Reyes Peninsula, as well as forests, fields, hills, meadows and marshes - each with its own plant life, including varieties of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. One of the finest remaining virgin groves of Bishop pine in California is in the park's Jepson Memorial Grove. Wildlife in the area includes foxes, raccoons, badgers, weasels, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, deer, bobcats, skunks, wood rats, field mice, moles and other animals. There are also land and sea birds, including the spotted owl, quail, goldfinches, puffins, great blue heron, pelicans, ruddy ducks, woodpeckers, meadowlarks - and more. The park has hiking trails connecting all its bay beaches, and is a popular place for picnicking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, clamming and boating.

Keywords: Elevated Tree Top Glass House

More Details

Owner
Jeff and Barbie Fairchild
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Jeff and Barbie Fairchild

Jeff & Barbie Fairchild

Retired restauranteurs, we now enjoy our grandchildren, sailing, boating, travelling and enjoying all the wonders of our current home here in the heart of Point Reyes National Seashore.

Jeff and Barbie Fairchild purchased this studio in 1954

Why Jeff and Barbie Fairchild chose San Francisco Bay Area

This property was purchased as a vacation home by my grandparents. They added a second home, Hi House, in 1960. My siblings and I purchased the property from the family(s) in 1974. We rented occasionally to friends, and in 2004 my wife and I began to offer the homes as vacation rentals.

What makes this studio unique

Peace, solitude, nature. Surrounded by Tomales Bay State Park and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Property is isolated, yet only minutes from the seashore, bay, hiking, biking, birding, whale watching and dining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing this lovely home. We thought the view inside was as beautiful as the view outside! We stayed here two nights while on our honeymoon. We listened to Sinatra & Dean Martin while sipping champagne. I cooked for Eric the first time as his wife here at Hi House. We will be back!
Sep 2005
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Amenities

Inverness Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Studio home, bedroom is in living space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Decks on East and West side(watch sunrises and sunsets), and as we are located in the heart of the National Seashore and State Park and it's abundance of wildlife, we do not allow any pets.

Reviews

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Tree Top Glass Home in the Heart of the National Seashore
average rating of 4.923077 based on 60 reviews
5

A very special experience

  • 5 of 5

This is an unusually beautiful and charming property in itself, and it is situated in the middle of spectacular parklands, all of which made for an amazing getaway and a truly memorable experience. We look forward to return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Lovely!

  • 4 of 5

Nice proximity to hiking trails and beaches.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Romantic and simple yet so beautiful and relaxing. Not too far from places but then again it's so nice to be just far enough from the public it's so dark and quiet out at night. Downtown PR is adorable and has great farmer markets and one saloon in which we greatly enjoyed one night a little too much :) Inverness also has two adorable little towns with cute shops and restaurants to go too. Wish I could have stayed longer. The home is perfect for a couple!! Nice and spacey and has everything you would need all in one room!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Better than the pics

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location - we were able to explore the whole peninsula, and the Hi House is nicely located so you can go home for lunch in between beach visits. We went to Pt Reyes Station for about an hour each day for free wifi / coffee since I had work to do - fantastic little town. Go to Limantour Beach - beautiful, we walked 4 miles there. Lighthouse, then the beaches right above it (north and south beaches) were super windy but beautiful. Loved Kehoe Beach and the drive up to McClures Beach. Only regret is not spending more time on the Bay side - I underestimated how beautiful it is and didn't figure that out until the last night we were there. We ate at the little restaurants in Inverness for dinners - expensive but great - especially the saltWater ($$$$$ but sooooooooo good). I went to the Hi House with my friend - brought a blow up bed for me, so she slept in the main bed and I set up a blow up bed in the south side of the room surrounded by all glass and made myself a little warm cocoon out of the scrumptious red comforter - I could see the stars all around me it felt like I was outside. Loved it. The place is so comfy - bathroom / shower is perfect, little kitchen is great, we bought food and wine at the Inverness Market. 👍?�🏻?�👍?�🏻?�👍?�🏻?�👍?�🏻?�👍?. West deck overlooks ocean (when there's no fog you can see ocean waves), East deck overlooks Tomales Bay, animals visit all day, birds all day. Just sit on the deck and listen. So relaxing. Will be returning with the husband for sure!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

The epitome of getting away from it all

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I relished in this beautiful studio home that allows you to be apart of nature from inside or outside on the wraparound deck. We enjoyed the sweeping views, delicious local cheeses and oysters, and the perfect hiking trails. Incredible place for nature lovers who need to recharge and reset. Will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit first was our honeymoon and the last two were on our anniversary. A very special place!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
TBSP Heart's Desire Beach Entrance
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Heart's Desire Beach
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Drake's Beach
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Historic Point Reyes Lighthouse
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Chimney Rock
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Blue Water's Kayak Rentals
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Thepmonggon Thai Restaurant
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Olema Restaurants - 15 minutes
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Reyes - Restaurants, Shopping
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Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters
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Historic Pierce Point Ranch
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McClure's Beach
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Kehoe's Beach
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Abbott's Lagoon Trailhead
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North Beach
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South Beach
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Elephant Seal Viewing
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Tule Elk Preserve - Tomales Point Trail

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Rates & Availability

Inverness Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$250
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Additional information about rental rates

Processing $20
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check-in time: 3:00 PM Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Holidays $225/night / 3 night min / Plus 10% tax

Maximum 2 Adult Guests, no children.

Cancellations must be 14 days in advance of stay for full refund,less processing fees.

For any cancellation within 14 days of stay we will refund any portion we are able to rebook, less processing fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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