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Inverness family vacation retreat! Private tennis court! Pets welcome!! Wi-fi!

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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
3 Full baths

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Reviews (82)
Charlotte K.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Set in a location that is somehow both secluded an...
Set in a location that is somehow both secluded and central, the Colby house did not disappoint for the birthday tennis weekend with my husband and friends and kids. The house is dark in the daytime, but you will be on the court, the sprawling deck, or in the backyard anyway— or off exploring Point Reyes. The house is cozy and unique, and spending time there was a simple delight from another era. Heating worked well despite lack of insulation (must be a painful electric bill?!) and I might recommend more fire safety education given that space heaters I believe can be dangerous. But we had no issues and just loved this historic property, truly felt like a house with a vibe of its own. Thank you.
Written July 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Leo G.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful place.
Wonderful place.
Written July 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Andrea S.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Great family spot. Real, authentic, rich history. ...
Great family spot. Real, authentic, rich history. We feel a part of Colby having stayed here many times! ❤️
Written July 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
Outdoor Fun
If you are looking for a rustic, outdoorsy retreat you found it. Let me describe this in a Pro and Con listicle: Pros: -outdoor space -tennis court with plenty of rackets and balls -amazing stove with plenty of kitchen utensils and serving ware. -great living area, fireplace with plenty of seats -beds are so comfortable -washer and dryer are great! -fresh blackberries in the yard when in season -wildlife in the yard: quail, fox, skunk, bluebirds -hot water and water pressure -great tree swing for the kids -games and crochet Cons: -cleanliness: under the beds were fist fulls of dust, cobwebs in every room, a family of spiders with babies in the kitchen we had to get rid of :( vents were all dusty -rugs in two of the bedrooms were old and had a wet smell, that we could air out by leaving the doors open -sometimes the sewer system had a little smell, but again you could air that out when you leave everything open. -you can not lock the house up, so your valuables are not protected. One of the main door's wood frames was worn so much the latch had nothing to lock into and the garage was held shut by ducktape. -old worn refrigerator with missing handle, which the owner let us know about the handle in advance. -the grill did not work and was not cleaned -dog poop throughout the yard that we picked up because we had kids with us (21 piles of it to be exact) We did not have a dog with us. -needed directions on how to work the dishwasher lol We all have our special needs and likes. To gather in this house was so easy. I loved the rustic feel and look but rustic doesn't have to mean unkempt. For the price I paid, I would have like the place to be cleaner. Fewer cobwebs and working locks on doors. I would have liked the signs in the house to be more clear and easier to read. Like the little sign on the inside of the door in the upstairs bedroom that says, don't lock this door, you will lock yourself out. :) The Colby Book that had the history of the house was so worm I could not read it and I would have loved to hear more about that great house. Overall, it really is a gem, just know what you are renting and I feel like you will enjoy it more. -Jamie
Visited July 2021
Written August 8, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing getaway
This house is a gem. It’s definitely not for everyone - rustic is accurate, but it was amazing. We made use of the tennis court multiple times a day and enjoyed wandering on the roads nearby. The living room was where we spent most of our indoor time and it was lovely - very cozy and wonderful to just curl up with a book by the fire. My only suggestion is to go through the game shelves and remove the ones that are missing too many pieces (or crucial parts), as they are pretty hard to play and replace them with a few new ones. It was a wonderful week and we were so grateful to have found this house — we look forward to coming back again.
Visited March 2021
Written April 25, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Rustic and wonderful
Big cozy living room with great fireplace, lots of wood to burn in it, big porch/deck, comfortable beds, tennis court, kitchen rustic but manageable, beautiful spot. We were very happy.
Visited March 2021
Written March 14, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Perfect Family Retreat
What an amazing property. I have been looking for something like this since we moved to the Bay Area. It is a wonderful family compound, and the great room is just that! It feel historic and is very comfortable. Loved the Dutch doors and the fireplace. The wood provided was good and dry and plentiful. Our dog was with us for a few days and he loved it. The quail in the morning are a delight. We all slept very well. Bravo!
Visited November 2020
Written November 18, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful
This is a very special and historically interesting property in a lovely neighborhood in a wonderful area. We had so much fun with the tennis court and yard and exploring everything there is to do, and the house was very relaxing and cozy. It was a lovely stay and we will definitely be back!!!
Visited October 2020
Written November 10, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Great stay in Inverness
A group of friends and I stayed here for a quite weekend away. Great old house feel and nice location.
Visited February 2020
Written February 28, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
A fun and interesting property.
We played tennis and croquet. Big tables to play board games. Large and cozy living room with fireplace. The bedrooms are connected with walk through doors, each room has a door to the outside porch so you can avoid walking through another bedroom, good solution. We would come again.
Visited December 2019
Written December 31, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Outdoor amenities
  • Garage
  • Patio
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilities

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    UPDATED 2024 - Inverness family vacation retreat! Private tennis court! Pets welcome!! Wi-fi! - Holiday Rental in Inverness - Tripadvisor