The SpaceThe Sparkling New Garden Spa House is freshly built and is nestled away in the back of a property located in one of the village's rural neighborhoods. Taking the raised pathway to the house, it feels like you have entered your own secret garden and are far away, yet you are less than a mile from downtown Point Reyes village and shops. Without getting back into your car, you can walk down the easy back trail right into town.
Immaculate, well equipped kitchen with huge granite island that spans the great room for easy cooking, conversation, and Netflix. Blender, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and French coffee press, wine and other glasses, all dishes, pots & pans. Fridge and sink provide filtered water. Fridge icemaker and water easily accessed on front panel. Secluded, brand new outdoor spa for quiet, nighttime star gazing. Bathroom features a soaking tub if you prefer that to the outdoor spa. Beds for 4: a luxury pillow top queen for two in one bedroom and a day bed with popup twin trundle in the other room for two more people. The other room is not a private bedroom as it is off the great room and does not have its own door. In the great room, there is a double futon that comes out of a beanbag chair (as seen on "Shark Tank") that sleeps another person. The covered front porch is spectacular for sunset views over Inverness Ridge or morning coffee - rain or shine. The house is surrounded by grass and gardens with views all around. It sits near a former seasonal pond that is long gone, but still the ducks and birds fly around the yard as if they remember. The sunny location allows for enjoyment of the outdoors year-round. Taking a private hot tub under the black and starry night sky or watching the winter storms roll in are experiences that will ease your mind and enliven your senses. Having the comforts of WIFI, Direct TV, Netflix and phone will keep you connected while finding yourself in the beauty of a small village.
The house is completely independent from the other dwelling on the property and is set apart with zen-like privacy screens. Guests have their own parking space. Smoking and pets are not allowed. House is located just 3.5 miles from the Point Reyes National Seashore visitor center where you can get information regarding the beaches, bay, lagoon, estero, forests, meadows, wild life, birds, creeks, rivers, trails. Lighthouse just 30 minute drive. Close to fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, wine tasting, photographing. Experience the wilderness beauty - rolling green hills and ocean cliffs with sunshine sparkling on the water and dramatic sunsets. Guest AccessGuests have access to their own private house, garden, and spa, just off the covered porch, with WIFI and phone and garden views surrounding. The house is completely independent from the other dwelling on the property and is set apart with zen-like privacy screens. Guests have their own parking space. Smoking and pets are not allowed. Interaction with GuestsWe communicate by email with our guests to confirm reservations. An invoice with the additional 10% occupancy tax required by Marin County is left for you to pay, with a key and phone number to reach us if needed. We are present on the property during your stay if you need personal assistance. The NeighborhoodThe house is located in a quiet, rural neighborhood in Point Reyes Station, across the street from a horse ranch that is only partially used. The house is located on a dead-end road so there is no traffic except for those of us who live here. One side of the road has houses on it like ours; the other side is pastures with grazing horses, along with the horse ranch and olive trees that slope down to the willows of Tomasini Creek. Guests are encouraged to walk downtown by taking the back path at the end of the road. On your way you will stop at your own private vista point and marvel at the view between where you are standing in our neighborhood and the Inverness Ridge, with Tomales Bay in between. The back path makes for a delightful walk into town - down the hill, along the creek and over the boarded walkway. Neighbors are lifelong friends because of the rugged lifestyle required to live in this area - not exactly 'off the grid', but similar - stacking wood and making fires for heat; gardening and growing our own food and eggs; playing and working outdoors; home made cooking vs fast food; sharing life's joys and burdens. Guests are also encouraged to walk the other direction and stop in for a tasting at the Heidrun Meadery, one of the region's unique businesses, where mead is made from fresh honey; or drive a mile north and stop at the Point Reyes winery for a tasting before you reach the ranch where the famous Point Reyes Bleu cheese is made. And right downtown is live theatre, music, and dance, and awesome food. The CowGirl Creamery is there, along with the Bovine Bakery, (famous for morning buns) and Brickmaiden Bread (famous for sourdough loaves made in outdoor ovens). And Toby's Feed Barn is the village centerpiece for everything from community gatherings, to art shows (stop in and see whose art is being displayed) to everything a barn stands for. If you love outdoor adventure, wilderness, local grown food, wine, olive oil, bread, pizza, it's only a walk away from your Garden Spa House. Getting AroundA car is necessary for traveling in and around the Point Reyes National Seashore. Parking is included in your stay. You can walk to town (1/2 mile) or around the neighborhood. The Stagecoach (not really a stagecoach, but a mini bus) is the local transit between villages and "over the hill" to the metropolitan areas. From the bay area airports, travel 101 North to Marin County and exit towards San Anselmo. You will be on Sir Francis Drake, which you can follow through the towns of Ross, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Lagunitas, all the way to where it ends at Highway One in Olema. Turn right onto Highway One and follow the highway through Point Reyes Station. Other Things to NoteWinter Rates Nov. 1 through Thursday before Memorial Day weekend: Two night minimum required. $195/Sun-Thurs; $215/Fri & Sat. Holiday rate $250/night.
All guests must pay 10% occupancy tax upon arrival.