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Inverness Secret Garden Cottage

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first visit back in several years and we definitely won’t wait that long again! The garden is as gorgeous as we remember and the cottage is cozy, super clean, and well appointed. Phil and Patsy really care about creating an outstanding experience for their guests – and boy do they succeed. We woke to the stunning views...

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Philip J, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your return visit. We appreciate your nice review and interest in the garden and the many specimen plants and trees we have here. We look forward to your next visit. Remember, our return guest discount never expires and can be used multiple times! Phil and Patsy, owners

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The separate cottage, with its own parking spot, is nestled into a wonderful garden with views of Tomales Bay & Marin hillsides that glow at sunset. The immaculately clean cottage with full kitchen is the perfect spot to be cozy after a full day of exploring. Just bring your own food & wine. Don't miss a soak in the outdoor...

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Philip J, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the great guest review. You hit all the high points!...and a nice mix of spring weather! Cheers! Phil & Patsy, owners

Nevada City, California
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We came hoping to slow down time. No...to be enfolded by time. We began with nothing on the calendar. And then embraced being, well, indolent. Just being and following whims. That involved sleeping, reading, watching rain pour down the windows, walking in the gardens here, til we were filled with scents and winter blossoms. It was a superlative time facilitated...

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Philip J, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate what you have written and the care you took with the cottage. We look forward to your next visit! Always a return guest discount...anytime!

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Two nights was not long enough. We had planned to hike, enjoy the dining scene and wander the around Point Reyes Station, but instead found ourselves reluctant to leave the spacious yet cozy confines of the Secret Garden cottage and its gardens. Phil and Pat were delightful hosts; when I told Phil that I was a watercolor painter, he brought...

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Philip J, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

We appreciate the articulate and compelling review you have posted....what a bonus to find two of your watercolor paintings next to our guest book! Thank you for these works of art! We have copied them and attached them to your guest entry. Very generous and thoughtful! We look forward to your next visit! Phil and Patsy

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Secret Garden Cottage for a 3 day weekend and had an absolutely lovely time. Beautiful view, awesome outdoor bathtub, the garden around the house is lovely, and the cottage is incredibly clean and well kept. Phil & Patsy were very accommodating and made us feel welcome. Even though the cottage is adjacent to...

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Philip J, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Very nice review! We appreciate the extra effort and the glowing recommendation. Of course, you always receive the 10% return guest discount...anytime...never expires...use multiple times! Happy New Year!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Wonderful cottage for a couple or 3 people. Kitchen means you don't have to go to restaurant. Beautiful views, trails from the front door. Owner helpful. Treat it gently, please! We want to return. Space stove keeps you warm. Enjoyed the outdoor bath house!

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

We were happy to get your review! Very nice....we're glad you had exceptional fall weather for your visit. Sincerely, Phil & Patsy

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Cottage is delightful incl. continental breakfast and nice views. We greatly enjoyed the fabulous gardens in which we could hike thru and observe and take pictures of so many varieties of beautiful plants and trees.

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

We're glad you enjoyed the gardens....we spend most of our time, rain or shine, keeping things looking good! Many of the original 60 year old specimen plants and trees have come from the SF Botanical garden. We have temperate rain forest plants from around the world and are fortunate that Inverness is the perfect place for them. We look forward...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I have stayed here several times over the years, and every single time have had a wonderful experience. Stepping inside the garden gate at the entrance feels immediately peaceful and relaxing.The setting is completely private, surrounded by a beautiful garden. There is a view of Tomales Bay from the cottage, a soaking tub up a garden path, and a sunny...

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

Thank you for writing such an articulate and positive review! You were able to effectively highlight the special things about our cottage! We look forward to your return visit. Sincerely, Phil and Patsy, owners

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Inverness Secret Garden Cottage is Delightful, Private, Quiet and Tranquil. The Surrounding Private Garden is Colorful and Inviting. The Location is Perfect for Visiting the Point Reyes National Seashore. The Owners were Gracious and Helpful. A Memorable - Joyous Experience. Big Termite

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

Thank you for your very fine review! You had very nice weather and we are happy you found the cottage so comfortable. Hope to see you again - return guest discounts never expire! Phil

Ithaca NY
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Convenient for hiking and exploring -- that is, if you can tear yourself away from the lovely cottage with a view and garden with so many interesting specimen plants. Highly, highly recommended, and we will dream of returning!

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

Thank you!! We enjoyed your review and also the very nice entry you wrote in our guest book. It is especially noteworthy that you are a Level 4 TA Contributor (44+ reviews) and speak so highly of our Inverness cottage! We also appreciate that you took the time to send back one of our dining table napkins!!, which probably got...

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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 

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Address: 501 Via de La Vista, Inverness, CA 94937-0725
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Price Range: $274 - $301 (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,”
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“The Secret Garden Cottage is the best room ever.”
JohnMary2016, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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