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Rare level acre 3 home waterfront compound on the banks of Tomales Bay. The sprawling main and guest home feature awe inspiring unobstructed views of the water, Black Mountain, and the national park wetlands. Enjoy the natural habitat of numerous species living harmoniously while soaking in the sun and nature from the sprawling veranda. Plenty of room to garden on this sunny flat acre property and cool off launching your kayak on the glassy bay. This private estate is perfect for gatherings & retreats. Enjoy dreamy sunsets from the one of kind pier over the wetlands providing breathtaking scenery and protected gazebo. Features: Main home 4BD 3.5 BA with exquisite views, 2 fireplaces and large wine cellar, 2 BD 1 BA single level guest house with private entrance, 1 BD 1 BA detached single level cozy cottage with separate entrance, ample parking and a circular driveway. A bird watchers paradise just a few miles from Point Reyes Station and National Seashore, Inverness park and the Inverness yacht club. Held in the same family for 55 years.
REPAIRS AND UPGRADES: Last 10 years
What we love about our home is the location, on the shores of Tomales Bay. We've seen in our back yard so much wildlife, from deer cavorting to bobcats, and so many birds. Swallows every summer, and finches that love the fountain, and frog symphonies nearly every night. The house is big enough for endless guests and house and lawn parties, and the pier is wonderful for retreating from everything and feeling like you are in the middle of nature, with neighbors and tourists far away, and sharing it with a special few.
The house is big enough to spread out or come together, and the kids loved playing hide and seek or sardines with their friends. We love the rambling feel and all the spaces, really everything about it.
Located along the lapping shores of Tomales Bay, the historic community of Inverness –originally a retreat for summer homes – is a quiet town surrounded on three sides by Tomales Bay Park and the water. With a population of just over 1,000, Inverness is now a coveted location for those looking to escape the bustle of the Bay Area and live mindfully beside unadulterated nature with access to local organic food. A few small local businesses provide locavore food in town, including Salt Water Oyster Depot, or mainstay Vladimir’s Czechoslovakian Restaurant. Residents appreciate the small-town charm of the annual Inverness Fair, Western Weekend in nearby Point Reyes Station and the landmark Pt. Reyes shipwreck behind the local Inverness store. Inverness is located 48 miles from San Francisco within the Point Reyes National Seashore with close proximity to the communities of Stinson Beach and Bolinas; the dairy farms of Olema, Point Reyes Station, Tomales, and Nicasio; and is an area of unrivaled natural beauty.
The wide-open, picture-perfect spaces of West Marin include the coastal communities of Stinson Beach and Bolinas; the dairy farms of Olema, Point Reyes Station, Tomales, and Nicasio; and the forest glens of Lagunitas, San Geronimo, and Woodacre.
Uniting all West Marin communities is a love for the land. That’s not going to change soon, thanks to the efforts of Marin Agricultural Land Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving farmland through voluntary conservation easements.
Outdoor recreation ranges from surfing at Bolinas and Stinson Beach to mountain biking on Mount Tamalpais and the annual Dipsea foot race to Stinson Beach. West Marin is an area of unrivaled natural beauty, one that can lay claim to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Beach State Bark, Stinson Beach State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, and Point Reyes National Seashore.
Of course it’s not all about the outdoors in West Marin. Devotees of inner peace turn to the Green Gulch FarmZen Center in Muir Beach and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre. And for those who need to feed the belly as well as the soul, Point Reyes Station has become a destination for the locavore movement. The town is home to Marin Sun Farms, purveyor of ethically raised and butchered meat, and Cowgirl Creamery, which makes its award-winning cheeses using organic milk from nearby Straus Family Creamery.