Top rated rentals — Inverness
Destination guide

Idyllic Inverness brings beachy calm

Idyllic Inverness can do no wrong for those who seek the perfect beach getaway. It sits along a bay on the Pacific Ocean—how can you go wrong? Answer: It’s not possible, especially given that it’s a residential community. You'll feel right at home when you book your Inverness vacation rental. Even downtown is charming, with a small-town feel brought to life by a quaint general store, a shop or two, and cute restaurants. The focus is all on the water, and for those who want to get away from it all it’s the perfect setup.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Inverness

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Inverness a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bodega Harbour Golf Links (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Nicasio Valley Cheese Company (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Indian Valley Golf Club (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Links at Bodega Harbour (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)

Don’t forget to pack that adventurous streak

Hopefully you packed your sense of adventure when you booked your Inverness vacation rental. Head to Point Reyes and get comfortable—you’re keeping your eyes peeling for California gray whales. There are also over 490 different types of birds that take flight (so don’t forget your camera, either!). Continuing with the great outdoors theme, it’s worth it to set up camp at least for a night—there’s something profoundly calming about gazing at the stars from your vantage point at Tomales Bay State Park.

Natural features

Secluded beach life reigns in Inverness

On the western shores of Tomales Bay in Marin County, Inverness is special simply for its location. It’s a dream for anyone who has booked an Inverness vacation rental, as sightseeing and beautiful attractions abound here. Adjacent to the San Andreas Fault, the simple town is home to several charming, sandy beaches. One of the most secluded is Chicken Ranch Beach—like a hidden treasure, it features a small creek and is surrounded by shading trees. If you prefer hiking, try the pebble beach at Tomales Bay State Park—you might even spot a seal or two!

How to get there

Traveling to and around Inverness

The nearest airport is in San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), located 42.2 mi (67.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), which is 28.4 mi (45.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Inverness?

Whether you're searching for an intimate retreat for you and your special someone or a sprawling house to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Inverness. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Inverness, you'll love staying at "Yvetot. . . Secluded, Comfortable". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a highchair and beach towels.
  • Another appealing choice is "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage", which is around 3 miles from Inverness. With 2 bedrooms, a boat and a stovetop, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Inverness vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Inverness?

Nothing's better than a short escape to get you feeling alive again. Pack your overnight bag and get comfy in one of these enticing weekend getaways in and near Inverness:

  • Get away from it all at "Cozy, Relaxing Stinson Beach Getaway", which is around 17 miles to the southeast of Inverness. There's lots of adventure and nature on your doorstep here. Do some horse riding and tennis or simply explore the sights of Berkeley Iron Works and Baker Beach.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Pinecrest - High On Ridgeline With Sweeping Water And Mountain Views". About 2 miles south of Inverness, fun activities around here include surfing and boogie boarding and cycling. Rather see the sights? Make a detour to Quarry Beach and Occidental Arts and Ecology Center.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Inverness?

Appreciate the culture and energy of Inverness from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you're looking to chill on your own or paint the town red with pals, you'll find the perfect studio apartment in or near Inverness:

  • Make "Pinecrest - High On Ridgeline With Sweeping Water And Mountain Views" your temporary home. This great vacation rental comes with amenities including internet services and a kitchen.
  • "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway" is another fabulous option. Stay here and enjoy the use of a TV, a nearby laundromat and more.

When you're ready to leave your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's loads to entertain you around Inverness. Into culture? Check out Sweetwater Music Hall and Marin Theatre Company.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Inverness?

Just because you only have one or two days free doesn't mean you need to spend it in a lifeless hotel room. Take a little vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Inverness:

  • "Romantic, Dramatic Views" is near the heart of Inverness, which means you'll have loads of things to keep you on the go. Make your way to unique sights like Samuel P. Taylor State Park and Nicasio Valley Cheese Company when you're not hanging out in your cozy digs.
  • "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway" is another appealing option. We recommend adding Point Reyes Hiking Trails and Sculptured Beach to your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Inverness?

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to spice up your love life. Whisk your other half away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Inverness:

  • Put on some mellow music and slow dance the nights away at "Yvetot. . . Secluded, Comfortable". Around 1 mile from Inverness, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including a nearby bay and winery tours.
  • "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage" is another popular option that's guaranteed to impress. It's approximately 3 miles from Inverness and has a music library and a restaurant dining guide.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Inverness?

Check out these large group vacation rentals in or near Inverness and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • A host of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "Very Unique Private Home - Close To Beaches" a winner. This expansive property has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. From Inverness's center, it's around 2 miles away to the southeast.
  • "Gorgeous Newer 5 Bedroom Home With Fabulous Beach" is another awesome option. It's around 13 miles to the northwest of Inverness, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. A kitchen and a fireplace are just a couple of things that'll help make your visit even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Inverness?

Nothing says fun like a pool. Dust off your inflatable swan and check out these rental houses in or near Inverness that feature this vacation perk:

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days or more at "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a kitchen and a barbecue grill.
  • Spend lazy days splashing around or just unwinding beside the water at "Big Lovely House - Inverness Original". This property is another favorite and comes with a balcony, a stereo and more.

Curious what the weather's like in Inverness? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Inverness vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Inverness?

It's always more fun when you share those memorable moments with the people that are closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family catch-up or catching up with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's right for you. These are two of our best in and around Inverness:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Cozy, Relaxing Stinson Beach Getaway", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests. This getaway is located 17 miles to the southeast of Inverness and features amenities such as a toaster and a barbecue grill.
  • Another top choice is "Very Unique Private Home - Close To Beaches". This vacation rental is 2 miles southeast of Inverness and comes with a dining table, a dishwasher and more. With 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to go far. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Alamere Falls and McNears Beach Country Park promise lots of fun for all the gang.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Inverness?

Spending time with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Inverness and create wonderful memories with the people you love:

  • "Cabin - Sunny, Rustic Family Retreat" - Located about 1 mile west of central Inverness, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like pet-friendly facilities and outdoor furniture.
  • "The Cabin Is Located A Short Walk To The Beach" - Gather up the troops and spend a few days at this appealing stay, which is around 12 miles to the northwest of Inverness. You'll have access to towels, a barbecue grill and more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Inverness vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Inverness?

Often situated in prime positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a perfect solution if it's just the two of you. Check out our range in or near Inverness:

  • Take a sneak peek at "Pinecrest - High On Ridgeline With Sweeping Water And Mountain Views", a fabulous centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. Mountain views and a water view are just a few of the useful inclusions here.
  • Or maybe "A World Of Its Own. . . Yet Close To Everything" is a better match. Another conveniently located one-bedroom option, this place has a fireplace, a kitchen and more.