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Impossibly Romantic!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Distinctive Waterfront Property With Spectacular Views Of Tomales Bay.

Sea Star Cottage is a luxury romantic getaway for two, set on the shores of Tomales Bay. The deck and interior living spaces have magnificent views of the bay, tidal waters, and the hills of West Marin.

Featured in San Francisco Magazine, the cottage exudes a rustic modern elegance with unique art and antiques. The sumptuous king-size bed, guest robes, organic soaps and other amenities will ease your senses. A cast-iron gas fireplace provides warmth and romantic ambiance. The spacious deck, with steamer chairs and hammock, provide everything needed to relax and enjoy the ebb and flow of the tides on Tomales Bay. Settle in and let the wildlife and changing light on the water entertain you.

The cottage is in the heart of the Point Reyes National Seashore, on the way to the lighthouse and just minutes from the extraordinary beaches of Western Tomales Bay. The nearby towns of Inverness, Point Reyes Station and Olema offer gourmet restaurants and markets with local organic produce, artisanal food, oysters and wine.

Take a hike during the day, rent a kayak for an adventure on the bay, or visit some of the quaint coastal towns. Return to your own private cottage to enjoy breathtaking sunsets. If you love to cook, the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen. Or, enjoy a lovely evening out at one of the many acclaimed restaurants in the area.

The guest book at Sea Star Cottage is filled with tales of birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, proposals and romantic surprise getaways. Come and add your story.

More Details

Property Manager
Sandy Ludlow
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Sandy Ludlow

We have been Bay Area residents for over 25 years. We love traveling, hiking, bird watching, sailing, architecture, fine art, and great food. Inverness and Point Reyes are among our favorite places in the world. Being in the design profession, we appreciate the original character and simple elegance of the cottage and hope you will too. We enjoy sharing our special place with guests and go out of our way to provide a memorable and relaxing experience that will make you want to come back again and again.

Sandy Ludlow purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Sandy Ludlow chose Inverness

We purchased Sea Star cottage for a number of reasons: Firstly, it is impossibly romantic! The cottage sits on piers over the water on Tomales Bay. The views are breathtaking and it is the most tranquil place you can imagine.

We love the simple, rustic elegance of the cottage architecture. It has been completely renovated yet maintains its original charm of the 1920s. The interior is inviting, cozy and stylish.

The cottage is located in Inverness, a small town on the shores of Tomales Bay and among the best- preserved marine and wildlife habitats in the United States. It is beautiful at any time of the year.

We love birdwatching, and for us there is no better place for watching birds than from the cottage deck, which sits on piers over the tidal waters. It’s simply magical. “Spot,” our own seagull, greets you on arrival and thinks of himself as your personal concierge, especially at feeding time.

The cottage is a five-minute drive from acclaimed Point Reyes National Seashore and Park. We love being outdoors and this is a perfect place for hiking, cycling, kayaking, visiting beaches and witnessing wildlife migrations (whales, sea lions and a variety of bird species).

We love fine food and the area is known for organic farming, artisanal foods, cheese, fresh oysters and acclaimed restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage sits on piers over the tidal waters of Tomales Bay. Its unique location provides some of the best views of any property in Inverness. The cottage is charming, authentic, comfortable and stylish. It was built in the early 1900s, and although it has been completely renovated, the original design integrity has been maintained. It is surrounded by wildlife and nature, making it an outstanding destination for unplugging from the stress of modern life.


Nearest Airport
58 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
San Geronimo National Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Salt Water
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Chicken Ranch Beach
Car: necessary

National Park, Hiking, Cycling, Boating, Kayaking, Wild Flowers, Fine Art, Acclaimed Restaurants, Year-Round Birding, Beaches, Farm Tours, Golf, Migration of Pacific Gray Whales and Elephant Seals.


Inverness Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Luxurious king-size bed with spectacular view of Tomales Bay. Cast-iron gas fireplace creates romantic ambiance and warmth.
  • Books
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Sea Star cottage is a romantic getaway for two. The views are spectacular and the interiors are stylish. This is a unique 1920s cottage. If you enjoy nature and relaxation, the generous deck with steamer chairs and hammock will provide you with a comfortable place to view wildlife and the changing light over Tomales Bay. There is also plenty to do in the local area! Boating, kayaking, hiking, cycling, farm tours, wine-tasting, bird-watching, wildflowers, beaches, fine art and acclaimed restaurants.


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Impossibly Romantic!
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

So romantic we could not leave!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous cottage! So Romantic.... with a wall of windows facing Tomales Bay to wake up to each day. We loved everything about this wonderful slice of heaven. In fact we stayed in and read....painted on the deck and ate in every night! That was not the original plan....exploring Inverness will have to wait until our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, We are so pleased you and Tess had a good time. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. We look forward to your return. Kind Regards, Sandy
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We love Sea Star!

  • 5 of 5

The Sea Star property is nothing short of magical. The pier entrance is romantic and the waterfront views are calming and serene. All of the linens and blankets were of such nice quality and everything inside was obviously chosen with careful attention to detail. We loved this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with other guests. We appreciate you and hope you will return again soon. My Best, Sandy
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Peaceful and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Star Cottage is an oasis of calm. The views, day and night, are wonderful.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need.

We have stayed here before and will again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gina, Thanks so very much for your review and for being a repeat guest. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Point Reyes and we're looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Sandy
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in beautifully appointed Sea Star Cottage. Private, cozy, scenic, in striking distance of wonderful recreational opportunities (notably Point Reyes National Seashore), first class restaurants, and "country stores" offering the very best to suit sophisticated chefs and palates. We chose to "eat in" every night by candlelight in the cottage's sweet little dining room. The dining room's Tomales Bay view in three fabulous at breakfast time after waking up to sunrise over the eastern mountains and a morning greeting from the resident Western Gull, Spot.

Pat and Mike, Suisun City, CA

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat, This review is lovely. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with our other guests. It was our pleasure welcoming you and Mike to the cottage and we look forward to having you back again soon. All our very best to you both. Cheers, Sandy
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Charming. Well-curated and thoughtful ameneties

  • 5 of 5

We love Tamales Bay and this cottage is a wonderful way to experience it.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cee and John, Thanks so much for being such wonderful guests and for taking the time to share your experience. We are grateful that you took the time to write such a lovely review. All my best to you both. Sandy
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  • 5 of 5

An absolutely perfect little slice of heaven. What a gem. I hope to come back every year to unplug. Every detail of the cabin is just so perfect and charming and cozy.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeff, Thanks so much for this beautiful review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your time at the cottage. We would love to have you back next year. Looking forward to it! Warmly, Sandy
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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