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Tide View on Tomales Bay

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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. More information is available at our website that can be found at: tide view inverness ca.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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


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Tide View on Tomales Bay
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our expectations above and beyond! The view is amazing, the house charming and it had everything you could need and more. We had a lovely time. And there was even a pack and play, toys and high chair for the infants with us! Highly recommend, we hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of course, we are delighted with this review and hope Nadia and her family will come again. There is a 10% discount for those who do.
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The property surpassed our expectations. The pictures don't do justice the AMAZING view.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for a lovely few days!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This house has a perfect location and setting. Wonderful views, and easy to get to Point Reyes NP and all the other local points of interest. Mr. Martin is a extremely organized and easy to deal with - one of the easiest and most pleasant VRBO transactions I've had.

Two things that proved a bit of a challenge:

1. All curtains are very sheer and provide no light blockage. Some windows have no covering. If you are sensitive to morning light, bring an eye mask.

2. The beds are VERY firm.

To us, the rest of the package more than made up for these items, but they are worth being aware of before you arrive.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. My brother and his wife don't have kids so they took the downstairs living quarters, while we stayed on the main level. The kitchen is so well equipped, we cooked most of our meals. The charcoal bbq worked well for grilling fresh oysters. My children enjoyed the grounds, bird watching, looking for banana slugs, listening for frogs, and even spotting a few deer. (Thanks for the use of the binoculars). The house is close to lots of gorgeous hiking trails and a few little towns for groceries and restaurants. It was a wonderful stay and we would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you will come again. We liked having you.
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Shaker Heights, OH

Wonderful house! Wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

This house is situated perfectly—right near Pt. Reyes National Seashore—and with beautiful views of its own. It is a well-maintained, very clean house with gorgeous windows, balconies & a terrace patio. The bedrooms are all decorated with subtle good taste, and the bathrooms are modern & clean. We cooked a few meals in the kitchen& it has everything you need. The host was gracious & easy to communicate with, and kindly left us a bottle of wine to welcome us. We are grateful people like Doug open up their wonderful houses for others to enjoy. Lovely! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, Ca.

What a view.

  • 5 of 5

Tide View was perfect for my family. We have stayed at a few places on Point Reyes and this is our favorite. The home is nicer than described and so are the views. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we're glad you liked the house, and we hope you will be back. There is a 10% discount for repeat visitors.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

The posted price includes taxes. Rent before taxes is $250 weekdays and $322.73 weekends and holidays. The price including taxes 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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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