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Victorian Country House in Historic West Marin Village Near Sonoma Coast

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath & Outdoor Shower, Close to Beach, Wineries & More!

Enjoy a relaxing country get-away from the San Francisco Bay Area in this fully renovated 3-bedroom Victorian house in the center of historic Tomales village. Well-appointed kitchen and outdoor pizza oven. Three bedrooms with queen beds, 1.5 baths, claw foot tub plus outdoor shower. Large back deck, side porches and gardens. Our chickens are fully cared for and -- if the hens are laying -- fresh eggs may await you upon arrival. Home is minutes from coast, Dillon Beach, Tomales Bay, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, Freestone, Occidental and many West Marin and Sonoma Coast attractions. Popular bakery, cafe, saloon, oyster bar and general store are all within walking distance in town. A short drive leads to farm stands, wineries, oyster farms and fine dining. Enjoy nearby beach walks, kayaking, whale watching, surfing and fishing.

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just packing up after a lovely birthday weekend! Your home is just fabulous, so cozy and well appointed. We spent a day in Point Reyes Station and took a couple of gorgeous runs around the area! Those Highland cows are too cute! Can't wait to come back.
Dec 2014
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Tomales House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , heated floors
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Victorian Country House in Historic West Marin Village Near Sonoma Coast
average rating of 4.92 based on 27 reviews

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

My idea of a perfect vacation is to be at least as comfortable as I am at home. I live in a beautiful home, so I am a tough critic. This Tomales home is beautifully designed and maintained -- with furnishings and kitchenware similar to my own. The kitchen can accommodate the most demanding cook. The living room has multiple couches and chairs for comfort. The yard is huge and well landscaped, with a deck and cavernous outside shower outside the kitchen French doors. Every detail in terms of amenities and supplies has been addressed. Dog-friendly Dillon Beach is less than 10 minutes away, and the awesome Tomales bakery and homemade sausage sandwich shop are within a block. Restaurants, wineries, and scenic spots are less than 30 minutes away -- no need to spend vacation time battling traffic. I cannot imagine a more relaxing or welcoming environment. One thing to note is that entry to the house involves stairs. I will bring more, lighter suitcases and containers when I return!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocklin, CA

Very nice Tomales escape!

  • 5 of 5

Property was very nice. Clean and comfortable. From landscape to interior, Catherine has done an excellent job facilitating a wonderful guest experience. Day trips to Dillon Deach and Bodega Bay are very easy from this property.


  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little house in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This rental is a renovated Victorian in a quiet residential neighborhood. We enjoyed our stay here and hope other visitors will care for it well so it remains an option in the future.

As other reviewers have noted, the outside is traditional while inside it has modern amenities. To our relief, it was fully stocked with soaps and shampoos and they even had ecologically friendly soaps! There is a stove, an oven, a mini dishwasher, but no microwave (we didn’t miss it). We didn't have time to use the pizza oven or the outdoor shower but that looked fun. The fire pit has been moved away (no biggie) because there were owls in the owl box—but they were shy or had moved out by the time we visited. The garden and yard were full of lovely flowers, fruit trees, and shrubs—great if you have a photographer in the family. Tip: the first night, we were battling the bathroom shower curtains because we didn't notice the magnets in the tub. Once I figured out that the magnets could be used to strategically place the plastic curtains, it was fine. We were allowed to bring our dogs, which was a huge plus. However, please be courteous and pick up after your dog! On our first day, I picked up many dog poops from prior visitors. The tiny “downtown” is half a block away. We stocked up on pastries at the bakery, the general store has basics, and there’s a cute deli next to the bakery. Stock up groceries in Petaluma if you want to cook your own meals. The parking pass to Dillon Beach was available so that saved us the $10 parking fee, which was great. We didn’t stay long at that beach anyway. Point Reyes National Seashore is close by but no dogs on most trails (boo). Be sure to stop at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station for yummy cheese or a snack. Bodega Bay is the other direction but bring a map or your dedicated GPS as our AT&T cell phones had ZERO reception while driving around. The house, however, has great land-based AT&T Wi-Fi. It is very quiet during the evenings--and during the day too except for the trash trucks on Tuesday morning and a little buzzing in the wood shop down the street. Finally, stay safe, drive slowly, and share the road with the many bicyclists on Hwy 1!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tenafly, NJ

A lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property a couple of days and we absolutely loved it. The bedrooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. The house has a fully stocked kitchen and a large dining table. We also loved the outdoor space - a large backyard for our dog to enjoy and a comfortable deck. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise, CA

Very pleasant stay in Tomales

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home in Tomales with another couple in mid-April. We were completely satisfied with our choice. The home is much more spacious than it looks from the street and has three very nicely furnished bedrooms with comfortable beds. It worked well for us, but I think it would be a push for three couples because there is only one full bath adjacent to one of the bedrooms and another bedroom has an en suite half bath. The common area is open to the kitchen and very comfortable. The kitchen is very well stocked and perfect for us as we all like to cook. There wasn't anything that we lacked in preparing meals. We enjoyed the chickens and the owl in the owl box. The owner is gracious and very responsive. We all thought that the owner had done a wonderful job of keeping an "old time" feel with the exterior of the house while making wise use of some more contemporary, comfortable furniture inside.

We enjoyed hiking at Bear Valley in Pt. Reyes and Bodega Head. There's not much to do in Tomales itself but we did enjoy the historical museum in part of the old high school and the antique shop. We had a good meal at Nick's Cove. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home - comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the home very much! it was a perfect spot for us to explore the many beautiful spots in the area. The pizza oven, outdoor shower and chickens added to charm. The house is well equipped for cooking and very comfortable for relaxing after a full day of exploring.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

3-night minimum stay applies to most holiday weekends. Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows: 100% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date; 80% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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