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Tide View on Tomales Bay

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

A comfortable four-bedroom house overlooking the Tomales Bay Tidal Marsh

A comfortable four-bedroom three-bath house one mile south of Inverness overlooking the tidal marsh. It is close to trails and beaches in Point Reyes National Recreation Area and to shopping and restaurants at Point Reyes Station, Inverness and Olema.

The house sits on a hill overlooking the Tomales Bay tidal marshes. It is the last house up a private road, isolated by trees and vegetation from its two neighbors. The only artificial light visible at night comes from farmsteads on the slope of the hill across the bay. At night the silence is total.

There are one king- and two queen-sized beds and three baths. There is a children's bedroom with a sleigh bed and a twin-sized air bed. There is a twin-sized sofa bed in the room adjoining the downstairs bedroom.. There are children’s toys and books. The lower suite with a queen bed, twin-sized sofa bed, and bath has its own entrance. There is no internal staircase and it could be used independent of the upstairs rooms. There is a one-car garage and parking outside.. .

Wifi, Apple smart TV, and land-line telephone. CD player. Waterstone instant hot water and three stage filtration system for drinking water.. Central heat. Propane stove. Electric oven and microwave oven. Dish washer, clothes washer, and dryer. Toaster and coffee maker. Customary kitchen and dining utensils. Wheel chair accessible on the upper floor.

It is midway between Inverness and Inverness Park. it is about five minutes drive to Pt Reyes. Limantour Beach is an easy hike from a trail head around the corner to the south. Hearts Desire, Drakes Beach and other sights and sites in and adjoining the Point Reyes National Recreation Area are within easy reach. There are hiking trails on the Inverness Ridge and throughout the coastal area.

Point Reyes Station shops and restaurants serve an upscale weekend and holiday clientele from San Francisco and Marin County. There are also good restaurants in and on the way to Olema.

We will give you information about how the house works, detailed directions, and the access code to enter the house after you have reviewed the lease agreement and the reservation is confirmed..

Please be considerate of the neighbors. It is a small neighborhood of only three houses and we are accustomed to a lot of quiet. The houses are screened off by trees and not visible to one another but sound carries. Do talk, laugh and dance, but If the sound of your party is keeping the racoons away and, in the spring. drowning out the tree frogs, please consider modulating the noise level. . .

Help is available by phone, email, and, if necessary, in person.

The price per day includes a 10% Marin County tax. The price before tax is $250 weekdays and $322.72 for Friday and Saturday nights and federal holidays.

More Details

Douglas Martin, trustee
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kevin and his guests left the house in fine shape and were possibly a bit too considerate: They spent two days without hot water without complaining. The water is now hot and the problem hopefully will not recur. On the other hand, cold showers are very bracing.
Sep 2016
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Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Beautiful view of the Marshes from the shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Kids Bedroom - 1 child bed
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Tide View on Tomales Bay
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews
Arcata, CA

An ideal house in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay in the Point Reyes area, this one is picture perfect. The view of Tomales Bay is unrivaled, whether you enjoy it from the large deck or from one of the house's many well-placed windows. Gorgeous view aside, the house itself is immaculately clean, modern but cozy, and stocked with everything your group might need for a festive and/or relaxing stay. In addition to the three upstairs bedrooms, there is a huge downstairs apartment that can easily sleep several more people. The property owner provided excellent customer service and the listing description is absolutely accurate in terms of the house location and amenities. All in all, I have nothing but positive things to say about this place. I have stayed in many vrbo properties, and this was one of the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Our goal is to have as many repeat visitors as possible and for that we have a 10% discount if you come again. I hope I will have the opportunity to give you that. Douglas
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Nice property, location & view

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, well kept property with a great view, very quiet & private. Good proximity to Inverness and Point Reyes.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

This property was PERFECT for our family gathering in the Inverness/Point Reyes area. Great location to local attractions, maybe a 30 minute BEAUTIFUL drive in different directions.

The property looked and was described as accurately as can be via the website description by Doug Martin.

The process in booking this property was flawless. Doug has immediate responses via email.

Clean and immaculate. Well stocked with anything you can think of... oh, maybe have a first aid kit. Plenty of kitchen and bathroom essentials.

We used every room, including laundry facilities.

There was a fuse blown, we called Doug and he was able to walk us through finding and fixing the problem.

WIFI was very blotchy. Did not reach outside of living room and streaming TV was very annoying.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful with everything you would need supplied. The views were magnificent and it was also very close to the beach. Douglas was hospitable and was eager to help whenever we needed something. Thinking about the location, the quality of the house, and the hospitality of the owner; I would say with confidence that this house is the best place to spend your vacation in Inverness.

Hot water did not come out due to fuse problem. But Douglas kindly gave us an immediate refund. I would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin. Sorry about the water!
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Humboldt County, CA

Rental Home Near Pt. Reyes

  • 4 of 5

This rental is within 5 minutes of Pt. Reyes Station and short drives to various areas of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. The home is in the perfect spot for our planned family get together. The owners have it well supplied with appliances, kitchen utensils, pots/pans and furniture. They were also very responsive to a few questions and needs that arose. We would diffently consider staying here again if we were to return to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, restorative weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Tide View on Tomales Bay was everything the photos and descriptions promised and more. The house was lovely, and comfortable, with many amenities and lots of room for our family. We were only there for 2 nights, but felt that it was wonderfully relaxing. We enjoyed watching the tidal changes on the Bay and had some enjoyable meals on the patio and the deck.

The Martins were very hospitable and helpful and the instructions regarding the house were clear. The kitchen was fully stocked and though we didn't cook many meals there, we found the ease with which we did throw a dinner together was due in large part because kitchen was so user-friendly. It felt as though much thought was put into every detail and the result was an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable place in which to stay.

I would recommend Tide View on Tomales Bay to anyone who wants a peaceful, beautiful place to relax and enjoy the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Inverness House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
memorial day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
indepence day
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
labor day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
veterans day
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $175

The price for the upstairs alone -- three bedrooms with a king, queen and child's bed -- is $235 weekdays and $300 weekends and the cleaning fee is $150. Repeat visitors receive a 10% discount or an extra weekday off-season. .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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