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Napa, California
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is the one place that is even more beautiful than the pictures in the site synapsis. The cottage is a beautiful, lush, green setting, inlaid into a gorgeous part of the California Coast. The cottage was planned and built with care. The floorpan lends itself to relaxed, comfortable living with a useful kitchen, living area and the fireplace was...

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

We appreciate your nice review; you really made the most of the National Park resources. Also, thank you for taking such good care of the cottage. Happy New Year! Phil and Patsy

Fremont, California
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We're experienced travelers and our visit was too short. The ambiance inside and the beautiful garden, paths, soaking tub, deck and view of Tomales Bay, along with your pride of ownership, made this visit exceptionally comfortable. Thank you for sharing your cottage. We will definitely plan on returning. Carsten L.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your TA review; we appreciate the care you took with the cottage and your kind comments. Sincerely, Phil, owner

Forestville, California
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is a place for superlatives. Very private, beautiful setting - catch the sunrise over Tomales Bay. The interior is spacious, comfortable and super clean, with a fully equipped kitchen if you like to prepare your own meals. The tranquil garden is the perfect spot to escape the stresses of everyday life.

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

Great review, Chris and Danielle! Of course you are welcome anytime! P&P, owners

California
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We are so happy to be back at the Secret Garden Cottage! So beautiful and comfortable - for us it's a home away from home, and we will definitely be back! Thank you so much for everything - the gardens, the fountains, the outdoor tub...everything's done with so much care and thought - a very special place!

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

Thank you for your complimentary review. We appreciate your return visits and the exceptional care you take with the cottage. Sincerely, Phil and Patsy

Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Inverness at the start of our two week vacation to Northern California in early July. We stayed 2 nights at the Secret Garden Cottage. The whole experience was enchanting. I'll never forget the look on my wife's face when we approached the gates and stepped into the garden. It was magical. Before even entering at...

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

The theme of the Secret Garden is "discovery".....and surprises! It didn't take you very long to find the adult swings! We are happy you enjoyed them, as much as we do. You can spend as much time as you want on your next visit! Ask for our return guest discount (10%), which never expires. Sincerely, Phil and Patsy

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 11 July 2015

A perfect large studio cabin set in beautiful gardens with a view of Tomales Bay, upscale appointments and robes, quiet and secluded yet only ten to twenty minutes from Pierce Point Ranch, Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes Station... We have gone every year for the past five and are never disappointed.

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

Thank you for writing another great cottage review. We appreciate the special care you take with the cottage, your sense of humor, and the listing of Pt. Reyes experiences you always have energy for. We look forward to another visit next year! Sincerely, Phil and Patsy

Menlo Park, California
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Wonderful place! We loved every minute of our stay here, The gardens are magical; discoveries around every bend. The sound of the the water is deeply relaxing, hummingbirds, the bell, and lanterns - enchantment. And the cottage is beautiful, light, comfortable, everything we could want! Thank you for creating such a lovely oasis for your guests. We have been coming...

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

Thank you! for the glowing and articulate review! We appreciate your detailed observations and comments. We note that you have made another advance reservation; return guests receive our special 10% "return guest" discount. Sincerely, Patsy & Phil

FREMONT
Reviewed 12 June 2015

The Secret Garden is not just a place to stay. It is a place to EXPERIENCE ! A cabin amid plush gardens of many trees and flowers....so serene and peaceful....the only noise the rustling of leaves and birds chirping. There is a view of Tomales Bay from the cabin and it is located close to the Elk Preserve and other...

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

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate your return visit and the care you take with the cottage; it hardy looked as though anyone had stayed for a outlet nights! Also, thank you for the wonderful hummingbird photos! TripAdvisor allows you to post any pics of your visit, if you want to share. Best wishes, Phil and Patsy

Reviewed 13 January 2015

We loved everything about this special cottage, especially the many windows through which we were able to enjoy beautiful sunrises, a spectacular full moon, and a great view of Tomales Bay. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful with benches and swings scattered throughout. Everything we could have wanted or needed was provided. Phil spent time giving us helpful hiking tips...

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

We appreciate your compliments and the care you took with the cottage. We hope to see you back this way again, when the mid-west freezes over! Phil

Oakland, California
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I confess, I really didn't want to add this review; since in so doing I possibly lessen our chances of getting a room next time! It's a lovely, lovely cottage with Patsy and Phil's attention to detail that really makes a difference. Read the other reviews, see the photos, all true. What stood out for me were the extra touches...

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

Thank you! so much for the articulate and kind review. I think you covered just about everything! Re: the pillows...We do have a couple down pillows available, but removed them from the cottage due to guests' allergies. We'll leave a note letting others know they are available. Also, we appreciate the care you took with the cottage. Sincerely, Phil and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles fdashiell, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“outdoor bathtub; large deck from which the night sky is visible..”
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“This is a very spacious, well designed cottage with an open floor plan, best for couple or a single traveler”
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“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.”
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