About the property
- Cottage700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was just what we wanted
Quiet, peaceful, relaxing, comfortable, clean, well stocked and supplied, thoughtfully decorated, and, most importantly, a very comfortable bed.
We loved looking out over the water from "our" bed... and while eating breakfast in the little dining room... all those windows!
Thank you for supplying baggies, plastic wrap, and all the other little things one needs but sometimes forgets to pack. It's so disappointing when the drawers are empty and you just want to wrap up a sandwich, or leftovers and there's nothing. Also the tea and coffee and cream and sugar etc. This is something I love about a good VRBO cottage, and this one is a cut above "good". Definitely very good.
Unfortunately it was a bit too chilly and damp to enjoy sitting out, but, that's to be expected. I didn't get to enjoy the outdoor shower--darn it. I'm a big fan of those. But, the indoor one was lovely.
We took walks each day in Point Reyes--beautiful. I hope we'll be back.
Heart-breakingly lovely setting. Well appointed.
Great to be back!
Everything was fantastic and it was great to return!
A Wonderful Secret!
My husband and I loved our stay at this waterfront cottage. It is truly “impossibly romantic” and about a hundred other adjectives. Somehow, though the pictures are lovely, they don’t quite capture the magic of this place. It is beautifully decorated with many special details. The deck is quite large and perfect for birdwatching, otter-spotting, and relaxing alongside the resident seagull. The kitchen has everything you need for home cooked meals, but the house is just minutes away from some fabulous restaurants. It’s a short drive to some beautiful hikes in Point Reyes. We can’t wait to come back!
Just stayed at the Sea Star Cottage again. After staying there last year for my wife's birthday, she requested we stay there again this year for her birthday. And we had a fabulous time, again! Cooked up a storm, made cocktails, read books, took in the ever changing views and wildlife, and just relaxed. Splendid! One of our favorite places!
Andre, thank you so much for this exquisite review. We just love it! Hope to see you and your wife again soon. All my best to you both, Sandy
Perfect peaceful rejuvenating getaway
Everything is done to perfection. Well stocked, immaculate(very important for someone with a lot of dust allergies), and the most beautiful vista. As others have noted, we went with full intent to go hiking but found that the cottage was so enticing, we never left.
Dear Nancy, You and Tony were such awesome guests. It was a pleasure having you both. Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to your return. Kind Regards, Sandy
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.