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Inverness Secret Garden Cottage

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

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...

Oakland, California
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Feb. 19-21, 2016 (our entry in the guestbook) Phil told us when we arrived that there were lots of little secrets to discover here. We'd like to think we found many of them. It had been a while since we truly slowed down and took in beauty offered in tiny petals with perfectly formed dew drops, or the great expanse...

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

I appreciate the excellent and articulate review, and the unique observations you have made. We have spent a lot of time trying to make our cottage a very special place and I must say.....you have unlocked that door to the Secret Garden.....just like the children in the story.....and now you have discovered the many secrets! Hope to see you again....

Liberty Lake, Washington
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The cottage is a unique experience, having your own botanical garden at your door. Owner Phil lives on the property and was available for a tour and advice. The cottage is very close to some wonderful trails for hiking or running. Even in dreary weather, the windows and skylights kept the cottage light.

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

Thank you for the positive review! Please remember, return guests receive a 10% discount any time, weekends, holidays, or weekdays.

Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

This Cottage is an absolute treat! We spent time walking the grounds and taking pictures even before going inside! Astounding flowering trees, shrubs, daffodils. The Cottage is very comfortably furnished and decorated and skylights abound letting in natural light. We were treated to wondrous rain and the sound on the roof was perfect. Phil is a great host...even tried to...

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

Thank you for your articulate and fine review. Noting that you have a log of 314!! reviews, we were very happy with the positive comments and the time you took to send it to TripAdvisor. Quality control and regular upkeep are quite important to us....(your comment re: frig sent me immediately to inspect...and I found a loose, vibrating plastic freezer...

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The Secret Garden Cottage was wonderful, clean and quiet. The place was immaculate. The gardens beautiful. The hosts very helpful. They thought of everything! There is hiking right there from the property, great restaurants close by and a nice view of the bay. We loved the location and very much enjoyed our stay. We hope to make it back again...

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

Thank you for your kind review and for taking such good care of our cottage. Please remember, return guest receive a 10% discount anytime - offer never expires! Sincerely, Phil and Patsy

Menlo Park, California
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We absolutely loved our stay at the Secret Garden Cottage. It is private, clean, comfortable, and cozy with a beautiful garden to explore. There is a lot of natural light, so it is very bright during the day, and the fireplace provided a nice ambiance in the evening. Phil was very friendly and took the time to orient us when...

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

We appreciate the effort to post a TA review for the cottage. Very nicely described and well-written! Remember, return guest ALWAYS receive the special 10% discount...anytime. This special never expires. Sincerely, Phil, owner

Napa, California
Reviewed 3 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 2 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 9 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 3 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

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $277 - $304 (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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