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Inverness Secret Garden Cottage

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 August 2016

One always takes chances when booking sight unseen online. What a treasure! The cottage is gorgeous, the garden stunning and the hospitality was perfect. It is also perfectly placed to enjoy all of Point Reyes National Seashore.

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fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the very articulate and special review! Also, we appreciate the care you have taken with the cottage....hardly looked like anyone had been there! You always receive a return guest 10% discount; this special is good for any time, can be used miltiple times, and never expires. Sincerely, Patsy & Phil

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 31 July 2016

One of the best experiences we have had traveling. The owners were extremely helpful, and the cottage was amazing and immaculate. The beautiful gardens provided a secluded and tranquil setting. This is a special place.

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fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

We appreciate your review! Thank you for making the effort to post this short, but sweet and articulate review! Sincerely, Patsy & Phil

Highland Park, Illinois
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's rare that our high expectations are met, but they were exceeded in this lovely, large cottage where my wife and I (with our teenage son who slept comfortably on the pull-out couch, aero bed), spent two lovely days hiking, sightseeing and exploring the Point Reyes rugged coast, lighthouse, local wildlife, beaches and small towns. It's a place we would...

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fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for very nice review!...and for taking such good care of the cottage! You are quite serious about keeping everything neat and tidy! and we appreciate it! We look forward to you next visit. Phil and Patsy

Emeryville, California
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My husband and I love the Inverness Secret Garden Cottage. This was our second visit and we will surely return. A lovely cottage that is well appointed, with a great deck tucked away in amazing gardens. Close to fantastic hiking in Point Reyes, the delicious Osteria Stellina restaurant in Point Reyes Station, and of course Cowgirl Creamery! Great getaway that...

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fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate your return visits....and the great reviews you have posted each time! See you next time! Phil & Patsy

California
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This was our third visit to one of our favorite places to stay. This is a very private and comfortable cottage in the midst of a beautiful garden. There are several fountains, and the running water adds to the peacefulness. There is also a bathhouse with a cast iron tub and a view through the trees to Tomales Bay. The...

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fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Many thanks for your continued patronage! ..... and for your wonderful reviews! We enjoy reading them, as do many of our prospective guests. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Phil and Patsy

Reviewed 7 June 2016

75 reviews so far and every one five star... well here's one more. The place is beautifully designed, appointed, and kept up in every way. The location to the parks, ocean, bay and hiking is as central as you can get. And the gardens... its like a professional botanical garden, with all sorts of interesting species showcased among walking paths...

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fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you the great review! We appreciate your positive comments; we look forward to your next visit. Phil and Patsy, owners

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I just stayed at the Inverness Secret Garden Cottage a few days ago and loved every minute of my woodsy, garden-y stay. It was so private and peaceful and I got in such a good amount of time reading my novel and then walking the lush Inverness ridge trails. The cottage is warm and inviting, and all was pretty and...

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fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review and for taking such good care of the cottage. Remember, return guests always receive our 10% discount (anytime, never expires, and can be used multiple times). Sincerely, Phil, owner

Cutchogue, New York
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Truly a magical place to spend a weekend. Patsy and Phil have created a perfect cottage and provide everything you need to get away and enjoy all that makes Pt. Reyes the special place it is. Wake up with the sun rising over Tomales Bay, enjoy coffee in the garden from a hidden bench, have lunch on the deck after...

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fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for this unique and enticing review. We appreciate the care you take with the cottage and gardens, and your effort to post your review! Cheers! Patsy & Phil

Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stayed in the cottage two nights at the beginning of April. We read a lot of great reviews and for long time wanted to visit this place, but if was always booked when we could go. Finally we were lucky to book it well in advance. Our expectations were very high, and what we got was completely up to...

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We appreciate your quality review! When you decide to make a future reservation Please remember, we offer return guest discounts (10%), which never expires and can be used multiple times. Sincerely, Phil and Patsy

Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

The secret garden cottage is like no other place we have stayed in our Airbnb and trip advisor travels. The cottage itself is beautiful with great light and an awesome view of tamales bay. It has all the amenities one would want of a cozy cottage with great directions letting one know where everything is. The thing that sets this...

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Thank you!!!! Wow! Quite a review! We appreciate the time and effort to post this very nicely written piece. Not everyone realizes the number of specimen plants & tree that seem to thrive together in the woodland garden....quite a variety and from many places around the globe. We're glad you took advantage of the night time soak in the outdoor...

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secluded, bed and breakfast retreat adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay State Park in Marin County Calif. Village of Inverness; located only 1 hour north of SF. Access numlerous park hiking trails, explore ocean beaches, and view abundant wildlife. Extensive ornamental gardens, private parking and entrance, bay views, fireplace,WiFi, TV/DVD/CD, self-serve continental breakfast, large deck, outdoor claw-foot soaking tub, 1 bdrm, 1 bath studio design with fully equipped kitchen. Rates: $225/nt weekdays; $250/nt Fr,Sa, Sun. Weekly: $1365 ($195/nt),3 night minimum holidays. 10% County hotel tax extra. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inverness Secret Garden Cottage

Address: 501 Via de La Vista, Inverness, CA 94937-0725
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Price Range: €188 - €206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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“The room is wonderful.”
fdashiell, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“outdoor bathtub; large deck from which the night sky is visible..”
suremdream, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is a very spacious, well designed cottage with an open floor plan, best for couple or a single traveler”
Streaka, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Property Has One - Private Cottage Which Includes Bedroom Area, Living Room/Dining Area, Full Kitchen, Bathroom, a Private Deck,”
893gingert, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Secret Garden Cottage is the best room ever.”
JohnMary2016, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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