Welcome to a wonderful retreat! (6-8ppl) Tomales Bay views, privacy, sun & close-in location! Open living room w/ high ceilings, views of water & hills beyond, hardwood floors, big windows. New kitchen, Entertaining deck. Nearby beaches & trails.
The home is surrounded by sweeping Tomales Bay views, privacy, sun and close-in location! Open living room with high ceilings, views of water and hills beyond, hardwood floors, big windows. Updated kitchen leads to entertaining deck. Downstairs is a master bedroom suite with updated split bathroom, plus two additional rooms for guests. Attached garage. Great home, quiet and private, close to town and beaches.
Top Trails in Pt Reyes National Park
* Pierce Point trail
* Bear Valley trail
* Chimney Rock trail
* Earthquake Trail (in Olema)
* Kehoe Beach (Pacific side). Stunning. The ocean
* Hearts Desire Beach (Tomales Bay side) No hiking to get to water. $
* Chicken Ranch Beach (Tomales Bay side) shallow water, family friend.
* Shell Beach 1 & 2 (Tomales Bay side). Some shallow/deep. Local favoriate.
* North Beach - Beautiful !!!!
* South Beach - Beautiful !!!!
Selected Top Restaurants
* Saltwater in Inverness. Excellent Seafood, $$
* Cafe Reyes in Pt Reyes. Excellent Italian from Wood burning oven, $$
* Osteria Stellina. Excellent Italian in Pt Reyes, $$
* Sir and Start at the Olema. Excellent fine dining (California cuisine) $$
Check In: 4pm
Check Out: 11am.
- Internet - (Wifi with no password)
- Free & Ample parking on Premises
- Family/Kid Friendly
Additional House Info:
1) We now have a phone landline in the house !!!!!!
2) We now have cellular wireless boosters for both AT&T and Verizon users !!! Just let us know your phone numbers before you arrive, and we'll add it to the booster's database of approved users.
3) A 10% Marina County Transient Occupancy Tax is included in the price.
4) You will have access to the entire house for your use (except the garage).
5) We have wifi - no password !!
Interaction with Guests:
Feel free to call/email us whenever you're using the house and need help!! Email is probably faster/easier. I'll share contact details after you make reservations. There is Wifi in the house; this give you access to internet/(website hidden), etc.
There is lots of parking on the property !! Not a problem there. Public transportation in the area is very limited; plan on driving to get to/around Inverness. Once you're in town, it's only a few mins to get from one beach or trail to the other.
- Smoke Detector
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
Inverness is located on the west shore of Tomales Bay, which runs southeast along the line of the San Andreas Fault. Surrounded by Point Reyes National Seashore, it is primarily a residential community, with little industry other than tourism. It has a small downtown area with a general store, post office, library, two very good restaurants, one gift shop and a coffee shop. A third restaurant is located a short way north of downtown. There are also a number of hotels and inns spread throughout the town.
One aspect of the town is a concentration of recreational (and some commercial) boating. There is a small public marina, a few private piers, and the Inverness Yacht Club.
Portions of the John Carpenter film The Fog as well as most of his film Village of the Damned were shot in and around Inverness.
The town of Inverness is 15 miles or so from Drake's Bay on the Pacific Ocean, named after Sir Francis Drake, who explored the coast in the 16th Century. Although Drake's official log was lost, the ship's doctor's log described landing in an area that reminded him of the White Cliffs of Dover. Drake's Bay is backed by similar-looking cliffs, leading many to believe this is where the ship landed.
The region became the property of James Shafter, who began to develop the property in the 1890s. It became a summer resort where people from San Francisco and Oakland came to camp, hike and swim in Tomales Bay. Many built small summer cabins that still exist today. Small steamboats took day trippers down the bay to secluded beaches. They left from Brock Schreiber's boathouse, which has been preserved and is a prominent local landmark with its prominent sign "Launch for Hire".
The first post office opened in 1897.
In 1995, Inverness Ridge was the site of the Mt. Vision Fire, which burned a large area of Point Reyes National Seashore and a number of homes built on the ridge. The town itself was threatened but was saved by helicopters dipping water from Tomales Bay to drop on the Bishop pine forest between the town and the burning ridge top.