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Gorgeous Seaside Cottage on Tomales Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2-bedroom/2-bath beautifully decorated cottage with wonderful views

Tomales Bay is one of those magical places rarely found in todays busy world. A tiny inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Utterly pristine. Unparalleled beauty. A sense of magic is palpable when here, watching the misty morning over the water, or the deer grazing in the early evening. And place such a this requires an equally special location to base yourself from to allow you explore and experience all that is on offer. Welcome to Brynant Cottage.

Located in the tiny seaside town of Marshall, Brynant Cottage is perched on a slight elevation affording you sweeping views of shimmering waters of Tomales Bay. Lovingly decorated with bright and colourful art that embodies the spirit of both San Francisco and the Bay area, tastefully appointed with gorgeous hand made wood furniture, and stocked with everything you need to have a comfortable stay, the cottage is ideal for couples, families and friends looking to slow down and enjoy one of the most beautiful locations in all of California.

At 1500sq feet the cottage is bright and spacious, while still feeling cozy. Beautiful hardwood floors are laid throughout the home . Snuggle up in the main living room, the heart of the home, on the wrap- around couch and enjoy the wood stove while watching a movie on the state of the art entertainment system complete with satellite tv. The open concept design of Brynant Cottage means the main seating area flows seamlessly into the modern kitchen keeping conversation going while lunch or dinner is prepared. The kitchen is complete with new stainless steel appliances and ample lighting. The drawers and shelves are stocked with all the tools of the trade you need to prepare a meal using California’s incredible range of fresh and local ingredients.. The large wooded family table comfortable seats eight people.

Brynant Cottage provides you with ample outdoor space to enjoy in all seasons. Enjoy your morning coffee, or an evening glass of local wine on one of two decks leading off the bedrooms and main room. Sweeping views of the water await you, and there is a comfortable lounge area to settle into. There is no better place to watch the sun sink behind the Marin headlands (easily accessible for hiking!) than Brynant Cottage. Enjoy the gardens surrounding the home in the summer months from this perch. On a winter evening step outside under the star filled sky and enjoy a soak in your own private hot tub, an added bonus of Brynant Cottage

At the end of the day when you are ready for sleep after much exploring and perhaps indulgence, the bedrooms and comfortable beds of Bryant Cottage will await you.

The Master bedroom is a tranquil space decorated to reflect the seaside setting. Snuggle into your plush queen size bed, complete with quilts and crisp white linens. The master bathroom has granite counters, and soaker tub. No details has been over overlooked. A private deck space is located off this main bedroom for you to enjoy.

The second bedroom is complete with two brightly decorated beds facing onto a second media room- a kids delight as well as most adults! Large glass sliding doors allow the space to fill with natural light. Two sofas facing the tv can easily be converted into sleeping space if you have a larger group. The second bathroom located inside this bedroom is tiled in travertine stone with a shower for freshening up.

And added bonus of Brynant Cottage - for those not wanting to cook or looking to explore the famed food culture of California we are literally steps away from the famed Hog Island Oyster Company (reservations a must) or The Marshall Store (something for everyone at this Oyster Shack Smoke House!) Famed restaurants literally dot the surrounding area and artisans abound such as the renowned Cheese producers Cowgirl creamy. Tomales Bay is literally a gastronomic destination and Brynant Cottage puts you on the door step of everything on offer

The nearby Point Reyes National Seashore Park is not to be missed- only a twenty minute drive from Bryant Cottage. Point Reyes has multiple incredible day hikes with expansive ocean views, wildlife galore (think elk, foxes, whales, owls) and the opportunity to enjoy it without large crowds of people

We look forward to sharing this magic location and Brynant Cottage with you- please don't hesitate to send us any questions you have., we are happy to answer and assist you in any way that we can so that your vacation is just that- a restful and enjoyable time!

More Details

Property Manager
Sandy Gray
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017


Marshall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Gorgeous Seaside Cottage on Tomales Bay
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
Redwood City, CA, USA

Great house and awesome view of the bay

  • 5 of 5

Very fresh and well kept house with enough amenities to keep you busy and happy for Thanksgiving. Also big enough for multiple couples to not get on each other's nerves. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are pleased to be able to provide a clean, welcoming space to our guests. We strive to attend to all aspects of maintaining the property at the highest standards to earn the respect and support from our guests. We look forward to many repeat guests and also welcome new guests to enjoy our lovely location. mgr
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Very nice house.

  • 5 of 5

This is more of a house than a cottage. It has high end finishes and is tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped. As others have mentioned, there is very little in the way of pantry items but we always bring our own anyway, so no problem.

We have rented many homes up and down California. This is definitely one of the nicest. So often the rental properties feel like exactly that, a rental property. Nothing matches, furniture may be lumpy or feel like castoffs (Presumably from the owner's main residence.) That is NOT is not the case here. This really is a very nice home.

Be aware that the house is across the street from the water, not right on the water. That is a drawback but the views are great. And there was great wildlife; we saw deer several times a day, lots of birds, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests were extremely responsive and sensitive to the beauty and privacy of the home. It is so rewarding to find that guests and future guests will appreciate the care that the owner has put into this property in order to make it the best rental experience available. It is rare to find wildlife so close for the viewing, and yet frankly commanding a spectacular view removed from the bustle of the shoreline. Thanks again to all nature lovers and and guests who appreciate quality who stay at the home. manager
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Foster City

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

House was really great and comfortable. The kitchen was fantastic and the backroom way bigger than expected. I think I even noticed Aveda shampoo and conditioner in the showers. The wifi was only good for 1 at a time but didn't matter to us. Not an exaggeration, nature abounds, watched a buck eat acorns while a flock of 20 turkeys walked by and quail were on the balcony. Morning on the water had pelicans and a playing otter. Great escape.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fine review of our property. You were considerate and thoughtful guests and I encourage you to be our guests in the future again. mgr
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Relaxing cottage near Marshall

  • 4 of 5

Brynant Cottage in the Marshall area on the east side of Tomales Bay was a lovely, private spot for a reunion of my friends recently. We used one living room couch as a bed. A separate wing includes two full size beds plus two couches that can become twin beds, linens available. This separate wing includes an entertainment center, bathroom and separate entrances so would be a good option for multi-generational family. Queen size bed in additional single bedroom was more than comfortable. Plenty of storage space for unpacking. It, too, had a door to the deck, which was nice in the morning.

The open floor plan of kitchen, dining and living room was perfect for all our socializing. Entertainment center was available in living room and adjoining bedroom area but we never used it! The cottage was spic and span and rooms bright with plenty of windows all around.

Some homes have more condiments and cooking supplies left by others,not so much here. So if you plan to cook be sure to bring everything you need, down to the oil and vinegar, spices and such.

A landline phone was provided for use but we found the free internet to be spotty. Should have called management during our stay because it turns out we could have remedied that situation by rebooting the router.

The framed view of the bay was beautiful, a small deck and patio were available for seating. And we made good use of the hot tub.

An easy and beautiful drive to Point Reyes Station (for groceries and other shopping) and the National Seashore (hiking, dolphins, elephant seals!). And just down the road from the little town of Marshall which boasts a couple eateries.

Not a big house, but absolutely perfect for cozy visits with friends or family.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were most appreciative and helpful. I would invite them back to stay any time. Thanks, mgr
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 3 nights in the Brynant Cottage and LOVED it! The house is very special. It's comfortable, sophisticated, down-to-earth and high end all at once. The location is very private yet close enough to amenities. We enjoyed BBQing fresh oysters that we picked up at the Hog Island Oyster Company just down the road, sipping wine on the deck and taking a soak in the hot tub. The rooms and beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything you might need. Our dealings with the manager Sandy were great! She was able to answer any and all questions we had and the renting went smoothly.

We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was most thoughtful and responded immediately in our conversations. I give a gold star to this guest on all aspects. Sandy/mgr
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Davis, Ca

Quite Contemporary

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with Brynant Cottage. It was much larger than anticipated. It was outfitted with a modern kitchen that was well equipped with quality cooking items. The bathrooms were also quite contemporary. It has a recent remodel feel. This house could easily accommodate two families as there is a separate section that could be closed off from the shared living and kitchen areas. This rental is rated five stars. However, since I did have some difficulty dealing with the property manager, I gave it four stars.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

A full refund of deposit will be given upon receiving a written cancellation request by 5:00pm, 30 days prior to the check-in date.
There is no refund of rental payment for cancellation with less than 30 days notification, but deposit can be refundable. A gift certificate will be issued for future dates if cancellation occurs.

If reservation is made 30 days or less prior to your stay, we ask for payment in full plus a refundable deposit of $400 (approximately 1 night rental).
If reservation is made more than 30 days prior to your stay, we ask for a refundable deposit of $400, with the rental payment due 30 days in advance of the stay.

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