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Lovingly Renovated 5 BR Brown Shingle Overlooking the Bay

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Fig Cakes Hill is a 1912, brown shingle house that has just been lovingly renovated as our weekend getaway. Just north of the village of Inverness, Fig Cakes sits on a hill, with a long sloping lawn down to Sir Francis Drake Road and Tomales Bay.

Downstairs is a living room with a huge stone fireplace and a dining room with a long table that seats 12. Both of these rooms have double sets of French doors, that open onto a porch overlooking the Bay. The new kitchen has been enlarged, so that now it is a perfect place to cook with friends. It is complete with place settings for 20 plus and plenty of high quality cookware, a Viking range, two Kitchen Aid dishwashers, and plenty of work space on its new concrete counter tops.

Also downstairs is one of the five bedrooms, with its own full bath, ideal for anyone who is not comfortable with the stairs. The downstairs is handicapped-accessible.

Upstairs are four additional bedrooms. Two have full baths and the other two have half baths and share a brand-new hallway shower room. Four of the five bedrooms have water views, two have king-size beds, three have queen size beds, and two of the bedrooms have private decks. In fact, there is a total of 6 decks at Fig Cakes, two of them large enough for groups to hang out and mingle. The master bath has a whirlpool tub/shower combination.

Within minutes, guests can be hiking, walking on the beach, shopping or looking at art galleries in Inverness or Point Reyes Station, visiting the Point Reyes National Seashore, or eating in one of the interesting restaurants in the area.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Inverness in Marin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Lovingly Renovated 5 BR Brown Shingle Overlooking the Bay
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Clean, comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 with 2 toddlers had one of our best house rental experiences at Fig Cakes Hill. The lovely old home is renovated to a spacious yet cozy gathering destination. It has lots of bathrooms and a very well-equipped, large kitchen. The heating system works well but we used the fire place every evening (firewood provided) for ambience in the living room while we played games. The beds were very comfortable too! We loved the central location for accessing Point Reyes National Seashore, spending all 3 days at different beaches. Brooke was wonderful to work with, answering any questions I had quickly. We would definitely choose to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

A lovely older home with lots of architectural interest. Attractively furnished. Unfortunately our four night stay came shortly after the owner had installed new rugs in many of the rooms in preparation for listing the property. The weather had been unseasonably warm and the house all closed up. When we arrived there was an overwhelming odor. We opened every window and door 24 hours in advance of our guests arriving, but the odor was still overwhelming in 3 of the 5 bedrooms a day later. Unfortunately two of the couples found the odor so offensive they left in the middle of the night to seek other lodging. I contacted the owner afterwards and she advised the rubber backing on the new rugs was the origin of the very off-putting smell. She offered no adjustment in the rate. All in all a very disappointing experience - but two stars for its potential.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that this guest was unhappy with a smell in the house. I do remember a discussion at the time, but I don't think I was aware that people left the house because of it. And no one ever suggested that money should be refunded. My home is rented out almost every weekend, and guests love my house in general, giving me 5-star reviews, and returning over and over. My plan is certainly to look into the odor issue, but this review would have been much more meaningful and helpful if it hadn't come 6 months after their stay at the house.
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Mother of the groom

  • 5 of 5

My son was recently married in Inverness. My husband and I rented Fig Cakes Hill for our extended family's stay in the area. We could not have found a more wonderful property for the long wedding week-end. Five couples shared the space and we never felt crowded. We had a spectacular dinner party there one night and found the kitchen to be fully stocked with anything that we could possible need. Our mornings and afternoons were spent lounging on the multiple decks with either morning coffee or afternoon wine in hand. The place is impeccably decorated with a comfortable inviting vibe that makes one feel as if she never wants to leave! Frankly, all of us felt a bit sad upon our departure. I highly recommend this property. P.S. You are close to all that the Point Reyes area offers. It is conveniently located to all of the recreational activities that abound.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful bday weekend with group of friends

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 10 plus one toddler. We had a fantastic time and loved the house -- perfect location with amazing views. Close to stuff (9 min drive to Point Reyes Station), but felt removed and peaceful. The group engaged in a range of activities, including a bike ride up the coast, kayaking in Tomales Bay (Blue Waters kayaks is in walking distance), checking out Shell Beach (really short drive -peaceful little beach), hiking to Tomales Point, picking up oysters and grilling them on the deck, getting yummy baked goods at Bovine Bakery and cheese at Cow Girl Creamery..Inside the house, we thoroughly enjoyed the spacious kitchen and dining room for big group meals. As well as post-dinner lounging in the living room. Bedrooms were very comfortable with lovely views. The many bathrooms were also a plus for a big group. It was an ideal weekend! Recommend this place highly and hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most comfortable weekend getaway imaginable

  • 5 of 5

It would be a week or month getaway if only we could afford the time. Spending time at Fig Cakes Hill is as restorative as slipping into a hot bath, eating a warm and nourishing meal, or strolling along the beach on a sunny day. In fact, all these things are actually possible when you stay at this impeccably appointed home in Inverness. The gourmet kitchen is large enough to cook for an army, which is necessary when you realize all the bedrooms are filled with your closest friends and family (and they're hungry!). The dining table can accommodate even more guests. The view of Tomales Bay, seen from most rooms in the house, is always a treat, no matter the time of year. And my favorite amenity is the beautiful stone fireplace, which sets the stage for an evening of colorful conversation or game playing.

Stay at Fig Cakes Hill! You won't regret it. The house is beautiful, the setting serene. You won't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great base for exploring Point Reyes area

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our three day get-together with a bunch of friends. During the day we each chose from the amazing list of possible activities in the area, which included many beaches to visit, hiking, bird watching, kayaking, horseback riding, shopping in town (great bookstore), lunching on the freshest possible oysters, or just hanging out at the house and reading on one of the decks. Everybody did whatever they wanted during the day and we all got back together later to cook dinner which included barbecuing some great grass-fed beef from Sun Farms. Don't miss the farmer's market in Point Reyes Station on Saturday mornings in summer. The kitchen has a restaurant size stove and is well equipped with plenty of pans, tools and dishes. The dining room table accommodated all 10 of us plus some local friends and we had some really fun evenings.

Having two full size dishwashers meant that everything was clean in the morning. The beds are all comfortable and every bedroom has a private bathroom -- no waiting in the morning! We're planning to do this again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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