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The Cliff House - Expansive Bay Views from an Open & Inviting House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 7-9)

The Cliff House is situated on a hill above Tomales Bay. It is an open split level home with exposed beams and a huge great-room. The beautiful master bedroom has a king size bed and attached full bath. It looks out through sliding glass doors over a large redwood deck with views of the bay. Downstairs there are two additional rooms and a full bath. Room #1 has two twin beds and garden views of the property and a view of the bay. Room #2 has a queen size bed and a twin bed and has a view of the bay. All rooms are appointed with comfortable bedding and have closets for storage. There is an additional optional den on the main floor that sleeps 2 (additional fee).

A fully equipped kitchen is located on the upper floor with a stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer along with cookware and place settings for your gourmet meal. Adjacent to the kitchen is large dining table that can seat 10 and is parallel to the great-room's wall of windows! This is a perfect setting to enjoy a meal with a view, have a glass of wine, play a board game, and have many memorable conversations and moments. The great-room is a large common area on the upper level with a focus towards the wall of windows. There is a custom crescent shaped seating area that can accommodate 6 people around a round table and brick fireplace. Additionally there is a full sized couch and two large padded over-sized chairs perfect for reading a book or watching the birds swoop by in front of the windows. There is an HD flat screen TV and DVD player in the great-room and another flat screen TV and DVD player in the master bedroom. There are two large speakers in the main part of the house that connect to a stereo; perfect for background music. The large redwood deck is off the master bedroom and also accessible down from the great-room via a sliding glass door and set of stairs. There is a large outside landing with a table perfect to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. The main deck has an additional table, chairs, and lounge seats along with a charcoal BBQ. This private house sits on One acre in a wooded and park like setting. There is ample parking under a 3 car covered car port.

The Cliff House is walking distance to two beaches and is the perfect place to entertain, vacation, retreat, relax, rejuvenate, escape, or simply center yourself.

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Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Batch
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half bathroom - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Den - 2 twin/ single , Optional for an additional fee
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , California king size bed
  • Comfortable California king bed in the master bedroom with attached bath and expansive views of Tomales bay. Optional den with (2) twin beds. The second queen bed is downstairs in a room that shares a twin bed. This room also has excellent bay views and shares a full bath. Two warm twin beds in a downstairs room with garden views of the property from one window and views of beautiful Tomales bay from the other. Both of these rooms share a full bath with a bay view too!
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(35 traveler reviews)

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The Cliff House - Expansive Bay Views from an Open & Inviting House
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Inverness Home

  • 5 of 5

This place is a perfect home to enjoy with your family. There were 6 of us, but more people could stay and have plenty of space! It has an amazing great room/dining room with spectacular views of the bay. I loved the location because it was close to Marshal where we had oysters for lunch and perfect for hiking Point Reyes. The kitchen had everything we needed since we had our dinners at the home. Everything was clean and the beds were all very comfortable. I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glad to hear you appreciated our special house!
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Beautiful house and view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, gorgeous view from main room, nicely furnished areas for congregating.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful holiday in Inverness .The house was perfect. We enjoyed beautiful views of Tomales Bay. Woke up every morning to gorgeous sunrises. And there was lots of room and privacy for eight adults. The activity room was certainly a plus although I couldn’t beat my daughter-in-law at ping pong. We are looking forward to making many more memories at the Cliff House.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Another amazing time at the Cliff house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay w/ 3 generations of family. We absolutely love the house and its serene setting. We did a bunch of hikes at Pt. Reyes National Seashore and around the neighborhood. There is a neat hike down to some Tomales Bay beaches that you can do right from the house. One morning, we were greeted to a fox grooming itself on the porch. We are already talking about going back again. The home is cozy w/ everything you need. We did all our our own cooking and had everything we needed. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Exquisite Home that Captures the Beauty of Tomales Bay and Pt. Reyes Seashore

  • 5 of 5

Oh my goodness My family needed a week to explore all the treasures of this area.

The beautiful family home is a perfect place to begin your adventure. From the great room with high ceilings, well ventilated fireplace, lovely view, huge deck, big bedrooms, and game room we were already fully satisfied. Friday night was life altering with a bioluminescent tour with Pt. Reyes outdoors. Off to Nicks for fresh oysters and cocktails on the dock.

Next day founds us surfing at Bolinas and Stinson Beach, hiking at Sky Camp and shopping at Bloom consignment center in Pt. Reyes Station. Don't miss Pastries and coffee as you stroll the historic town. On the way back to the house there are many small businesses. Heart's Desire Beach, and the lighthouse at the end of the road kept us on the go. Back home to rest and watch wildlife (Fox, deer, and huge array of birds) and the sunset.

We cooked in with the well appointed kitchen. We were too comfortable to even consider going out to dinner.

Sunday coffee and a beautiful fire watching the fog burn off the Bay ended our stay. It was with a heavy heart I left promising myself we will be back soon.

I really appreciated Marilyn's hospitality, coziness of this grand home, and the unbeatable location.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for a large group of friends

  • 4 of 5

The house is very roomy with retro 70s decor. We comfortably had 8 adults sleep here. Lovely views and a wonderful deck made for a wine and cheese hour. There's lots of parking so we had no problem bringing 5 cars.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marilyn Mazer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Nearest Airport
56 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Vladimir's Czech Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
San Geronimo Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
27 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Salt Water
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Shell Beach
Car: necessary

Our house is located 1.3 miles from Inverness and the property is minutes away from Point Reyes National Seashore. Within the park there are many beautiful hiking trails, great wildlife sitings including whale watching, fabulous beaches, and a bay for swimming, kayaking, and sailing. The visitors center is informative and there is a Miwok Indian village just outside the center. Our children loved to play among the dwellings there when they were youngsters. The wild flowers in the spring are wonderful!!! If you don't want to drive you can simply walk to a couple of local beachs on Tomales Bay: Chicken Ranch and Shell Beach. Both are great for a picnic, a stroll, a swim or kayaking. After the exercise you will be hungry and there are two local cheese makers in the area; The Cowgirl Creamery in Pt. Reyes Station and Nicasio Cheese Factory (organic). There is a great farmers market on Saturday mornings in Point Reyes Station in summer and the Bovine Bakery there has the best bear claws ever!!! For pizza there is no better place than Cafe Reyes in Pt. Reyes and for brunch the classic Pine Cone diner harkens back to a time past full of cheeseburgers and thick milkshakes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Weekends\Holidays $375 per night (2 night minimum)
Weekdays $325 per night (2 night minimum)
Optional Den with 2 twin beds @ $75/nt (additional fee)
10% Lodging Tax
$150 Cleaning Fee
$250 Refundable Security Deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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