Pt Reyes 2 Cottage Retreat Over Tomales Bay from $225/nt(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chalet
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5 acre wooded retreat with stunning Tomales Bay Views
A chalet and 2nd cottage have an Old Inverness Charm and a warmth that will either compel you to spend your time relaxing on site, or serve as a welcome refuge after a day of hiking; swimming; boating; biking; bird-, seal-, whale-, and elk-watching; oystering; or simply sightseeing. Oaktopia Refuge is located 5 minutes from historic Pt Reyes Station, with its bookstores, local artisans, and restaurants; is just minutes to the hidden and not-so-hidden beaches of Tomales Bay; and is perfectly located for easy access to all the jaw-dropping hiking trails and Pacific Ocean beaches of Pt Reyes National Seashore.
The 2 story chalet has a front entrance that overlooks a deck, a lily pond, fountain, and the Inverness Ridge. The backside of the chalet has sliding paned wooden doors that open to a hot tub and classic views of Tomales Bay. The ground floor also has a full kitchen, dining area, propane-powered hearth, pullout couch and a piano. The upstairs is a slanted-roof, open-loft area with 2 full beds, and can also house a child’s bed (sleeps 5-6 comfortably).
The cottage has a rustic, tasteful wooden interior, wood-burning and electric furnaces, a full kitchen, a main room with queen bed and dining area, a bedroom with a double futon on a frame, and a deck with a gorgeous view of the bay (sleeps 3-4 comfortably). There also is a separate wooden shingled studio that can be used for a yoga or meditation space, as a game room, or as an art studio, or a fun sleeping cabin for kids in the summer. While Oaktopia Refuge is perfect for couples and friends, it is also child and family-friendly, with a swing-set, a swinging hammock as well as a large stone patio for basketball or badminton.
Only 1 hour from Golden Gate and Richmond Bridges. We invite you to come stay in this unique and special retreat – for just a weekend to re-charge , or for a full week or 2 to really get to know the extraordinary natural wonder and cultural treasure that is Pt Reyes National Seashore. If you have a smaller group, please inquire.
Keywords: Cottage, hot tub, Point Reyes, Cabin, views, Tomales Bay, vacation rental
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Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 9
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Local Services & Businesses
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Price if for Main Chalet. For an additional $175 a night plus 75$ cleaning fee, you can also rent the guest cottage.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are a family of 5 (the 5th was on the way when this photo in Patagonia was taken!) who love to travel to the world's most beautiful places. Living in San Francisco, we have spent many, many glorious days and nights in the Point Reyes area. It is a magical part of the world. We have always dreamed of having a place all our own there, a place close by where we can relax, hike, kayak, bike, see wildlife, read, cook well, eat well and enjoy friends and family. We found a very special retreat...a place our twin boys named 'Oaktopia Refuge' --a play on Utopia (that's what they feel about the place) and Oak trees (lots of Oaks up there). If you like living the good life in a rustic setting, this place is for you. Because there are two dwellings on the site, it is large enough to host an extended family or group of friends, or small enough for a weekend get-away for a couple or a small family with kids.
Why the Owner Chose Inverness, CA, USA:
Oaktopia Refuge is perfectly located -- only 1 hour or so from San Francisco or Berkeley. You can walk down a trail and get to the town of Inverness, and check out its galleries and library, or drive right over to Pt Reyes Station and buy phenomenal organic produce and local cheeses, or hear music at the Dance Hall. Or you can bike a few minutes to Shell Beach or Heart's Desire Beach on the bayside, or drive a few minutes north to Abbott's Lagoon hike or McLure's Beach on the Pacific Ocean side, or head west to the Lighthouse and Drakes' Bay. Finally, why not plop your kayak or canoe into the water and transport yourself that way?
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
We find that we are able to escape the stresses of modern life in a remarkably rapid timeframe and get into a different zone with each other. Our biggest problem is deciding whether to stay in and enjoy the comfort of the chalet and cottage, or venture out for a hike, a swim, or an art showing. We also find that the retreat is large enough to have 2 families up, without getting in each others' way, or small enough for parties of 2-4.
- Primary: (415) 694-2342 (California, USA)
- Secondary: (415) 728-7424 (California, USA)
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Living room of Chalet, overlooking hot tub and gloriousTomales Bay
Main floor of Chalet with foldout couch and day sleeper
Spring sunset over Tomales Bay from upstairs in Chalet
dining nook in guest cottage. Deck has wide open views of Tomales Bay
Endless fun at Shell Beach. What more can you say?
Cedar shingled exterior facade of Chalet, in front of lily pond and swingset
View of Tomales Bay from hot tub;similar views from multiple points on property
Meditation studio/play shed and kayak for your use
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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