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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 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:
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Impossibly Romantic!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Hong Kong (but grew up in Old Saybrook, CT)

Amazing little piece of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most amazingly beautiful, relaxing and inspiring places I have ever stayed at in my life. The Sea Star is welcoming, warm and super comfortable. The views of the bay are breathtaking. The bird life around the cottage is incredible to observe. I could have sat in the hammock on the back deck for days on end and been continuously mesmerised by the natural beauty. Waking up with the sun in the morning was refreshing and energising. Delicious restaurants are within walking distance from the cottage. The hiking trails all around the cottage are amazing. The hosts were accommodating, responsive and super informative. There is a GREAT guest information binder in the cottage with excellent recommendations. I will definitely be going back to stay at the Sea Star in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww, Lindsay! Thank you for this awesome review. It was our pleasure having you and we look forward to your return. All my best. Sandy
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Charming, tranquil, private, romantic!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you come to Point Reyes for! An idyllic abode beautifully appointed right on the water! We celebrated our anniversary at the Sea Star Cottage. Wouldn't change a thing - it was a perfect get away in a simply charming, lovely, relaxing setting. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Teri, What a lovely review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your anniversary at Sea Star. We would love to have you back anytime. Until we see you again, all the very best. Cheers, Sandy
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  • 5 of 5

We knew Sea Star was going to be lovely from the pictures, but had not idea it was going to be quite as perfect as it was.

We had planned to do all kinds of things in the surrounding area, but ended up just staying at the cottage on the sunny deck. A great way to spend the wkd.

Sally was so welcoming, helpful and responsive.

All in all a brilliant experience. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, Thenk you for much for your review. We appreciate it so much! It was our pleasure welcoming you to the cottage. Sally sends her regards and we both look forward to your return. Warmly, Sandy
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Berkeley, CA

Peaceful and lovely getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely, cozy, and well thought out cottage on the bay. Close by car to many fabulous hikes, beaches, yummy food. Kitchen well appointed, good for cooks! Birds of all kinds...

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, Thanks for taking the time to post a review for us. We really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Kind Regards, Sandy
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Perfect Artist's Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

So many things do here but really we just stayed in, painting, writing, reading.... cooking, eating.... We've been to many great places but Sea Star Cottage is the most magic one!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melina, Thank you for you kind and thoughtful comments. You and Victor were lovely guests and we hope you will return again soon. All my best. Sandy
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Beautiful! Fabulous!! Magical!!!

  • 5 of 5

A truly magical and peaceful stay in wonderful Sea Star Cottage! I hope to return as soon as possible 😊

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are always delighted to hear such nice feedback. Wishing you all the very best and we look forward to seeing you again soon. 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

Inverness Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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