Treat yourself to tranquility and relaxation in Inverness. Savor spellbinding views of Tomales Bay from your bed, the couch, and soaking tub in this serene and comfortable home nestled in the heart of the Point Reyes National Seashore. Experience an indoor-outdoor retreat that enhances one's connection with self, nature and community.
Centrally located and enveloped in nature, the home invites exploration of and communion in the great outdoors. Kayaking, hiking and wildlife tracking are year-long activities.
Walk into the historic town of Inverness for oysters, wine, and more farm-to-table delicacies. Tour, taste and connect with nearby oyster farmers, cheesemakers, vinters and local artisans.
Or, curl up on a sofa or the outdoor hammock with a book to take in the mesmerizing views and relax.
Located on a sunny perch just above the historic town of Inverness you can look forward to comfortably modern bed-bath accommodations, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and a strong indoor-outdoor connection to the surrounding natural environment.
Whether you are staying for a weekend escape or a full week of relaxation and exploration of the local sites and flavors, this tranquil eco-friendly home is perfect for personal retreats, couples looking for a romantic getaway, as well as for families and friends looking for a comfortable, well-designed, and well-equipped home.
One hour north of San Francisco, comfort, relaxation and inspiration awaits you at the Highland House in Inverness.
• Spellbinding views of Tomales bay from every room
• Private bedroom and bathroom on each level
• Two master bedrooms, each enjoys its own bathroom, balcony and bay views
• Coyuchi organic cotton linens
• Well-equipped kitchen with Thermador range, ovens, and dishwasher
• Intimate and spacious dining areas
• Soaking tub with bay view
• WiFi and a Sonos sounds system
• Media room with a large screen, and streaming capabilities on Apple TV (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu)
• Comfortable pillowed sofas and chairs for lounging
• Floor to ceiling picture windows throughout home creating an indoor-outdoor living experience
• Panoramic water views!
• Three private balconies
• Completely private, located on 1.3 acres, yet within walk distance to the historic town Inverness
• Tranquil garden with two-person pillowed hammock, Adironack chairs, picnic table, and BBQ
• Electric Vehicle (EV) charging outlets in carport
• Intimate garden with stunning bay views and trails to diverse natural gardens
• Trails to nature preserve and park from home
• Town of Inverness, restaurants, beaches and trails just minutes away
• Centrally located and surrounded by the national park
Inspired by the surrounding environment and historic agricultural landscape, the coastal home was designed and built in 1977 and renovated in 2007 by renowned local architect Jon Fernandez (the architect of the iconic Point Reyes Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods building).
The redwood siding and sharp-angled walls architecturally create an abstract impression of an agricultural barn. The rustic yet modern design continues past the front door. Inside, airy simplicity is combined with warm redwood finishes and picture windows to enhance your indoor-outdoor living experience.
Since you might spend some of your time engaging with the great outdoors, once you enter the home you will find a space to store your coats, backpacks, and gear that you use to explore the surrounding park and beaches.
Are you or someone in your group a cook? You will find a fully equipped gourmet kitchen that is functional and modern. There are ample wine, champagne and water glasses and you’ll eat from artistic vintage earthenware. There are two Thermador ovens, a gas range and dishwasher. Custom cherry-wood cabinetry provides a warm and luxurious feel, while the black granite countertops and island reflect the granite outcrop on which the home is perched. The raised wood table in the breakfast nook is an ideal spot for morning coffee with a long and reflective view up Tomales bay toward hog island.
The dining room sits between the kitchen and great room, surrounded by custom shelving that house original owner-created ceramic bowls and platters from which to serve your meals.
The long sofa and day-bed inside the picture window in the great room invites guests to curl up with a book and take in the spellbinding bay, agricultural and parkland views. There is ample seating to gaze at the landscape and bird watch through rows of expansive windows.
Indoors, you will be extremely comfortable.
The bedrooms are clean and comfortable, with views of the bay’s blue water and surrounding green mountains from every bed. Providing for maximum privacy, each bedroom, bathroom and balcony are on separate levels of the home. And both Master bedrooms have bathrooms with a soaking tub and shower. The downstairs bathroom includes a soaking tub with glassed walled views of the bay and surrounding landscape. Coastal birds will soar by as you settle into the warmth of the shower and bath.
The downstairs master bedroom has a sitting area to enjoy a book or to work in privacy. The upstairs master bedroom is clean and sparse with a comfy, pillowed bed and two end-tables. The third bedroom room has the added dramatic yet warm feeling from an angled floor to ceiling redwood lined wall. Magnificent views of the bay and coastal hills are artistically framed through the windows. This main-floor room has access to a modern bathroom with a marbled walk-in shower. This room doubles as a cozy entertainment room with a flat screen TV on a pivotal arm and a closet filled with board games.
On every level, the home opens onto outdoor decks and large balconies. Metal fencing on the kitchen and master bedroom balconies extends the modern feel, while allowing maximum light, safety, and extended views.
An outdoor garden with adirondack chairs, a picnic table, hammock, and BBQ is nestled into a natural small amphitheather-like setting overlooking the historic town of Inverness, the blue water of Tomales bay, and natural landscapes. A scenic perch, enveloped in nature, in which to play horse shoes while enjoying local wine and cheese.
A thoroughly comfortable and scenic escape in nature. A place to relax and refresh all of your senses.Get the full listing »