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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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 San Francisco Bay Area

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.


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 45 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, peaceful mid-week visit! Host really Did a great job to make us feel at home, including fresh flowers!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelly, Thank you for being such a wonderful guest. We thoroughly enjoyed having you. Hope to see you again sometime soon. Cheers, Sandy
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Wonderful, romantic, serene environment

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sea Star. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janice, Thank you for this lovely review. We are delighted that you and Eddie had a nice time and we are looking forward to having you back soon. My warmest regards to you both. Sandy
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  • 5 of 5

A long time favorite of ours. We first stayed here on our honeymoon in August of 1992. We've been back several times including a week ago. Cozy and charming on beautiful and quiet Tomales Bay, provides for a surreal exquisite experience rivaled by few others. Set in the quaint village of Inverness near the heart of Point Reyes National Seashore, the location is exceptional and the hospitality consummate and professional. The newly renovated cottage over the past three years is a welcome improvement. We've been here several times over the years and looking forward to returning more. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dan, It was wonderful having you and Karen back at the cottage for another anniversary celebration. So sweet. All my best to you both and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Cely
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Total Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way. Stunning decor, and absolutely incredible views. Felt like we were in a cocoon - totally captivating in every way. LOVE LOVE LOVE this home away from home. We will be returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dale, Thank you for this awesome review. We are so happy you had a nice time and we look forward to your return. Until then, wishing you all the best. Cheers, Sandy
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Great setting, quiet. Well equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Nice view of the bay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review for us. We are so happy that you and Elisabeth enjoyed your anniversary at the cottage. We hope to see you again next year. Cheers, Sandy
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Beautifully curated property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Sea Star Cottage. We will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, Thanks so much for your kind review. We also love your entry in the guestbook. The painting is awesome. Thank you! My best to you and Heather. Kind Regards, Sandy
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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.


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.

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