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Very Unique Private Home-Close to Beaches-Golf-San Francisco

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Please know that a maximum of 12 people are allowed in the home at anytime during your visit (no big parties or weddings).

“A Treetop Fantasy” Time Magazine

“Blackthorne floats among the treetops like a great ship” AAA's VIA magazine

Would you like your vacation or corporate retreat to be in a one-of-a-kind, totally unique home resembling a giant elegant tree house that Sunset magazine called “A carpenter’s fantasy”?

[Please Note: The owner also purchased the beautiful 1-bedroom cabin next door. For guests that want to have 7 bedrooms and 7 baths, you can simply add $250 per night (plus tax and cleaning) to your bill, and rent “The Cabin” as well. Two pictures of The Cabin are included on this page, or go to Home Away 3831658 or VRBO 3831658ha to see many pictures.]

The Blackthorne (formerly the Blackthorne Inn) is a 6 bedroom 5.5 bath totally private 3200 square foot home resembling a giant, elegant tree house with 3500 square feet of decking adjacent to a national park (The Point Reyes National Seashore) yet centrally located only 1.4 miles from the town of Point Reyes with its fine dining and shops, 2.5 miles from the village of Inverness, minutes from world class ocean beaches and Tomales Bay State Park swimming beaches, less than a mile from the Park’s headquarters with endless hiking trails and less than one hour from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and the Napa/Sonoma wine country.

“The Blackthorne, about an hour north of San Francisco, looks as if it were built by mad King Ludwig working in wood.” The Dallas Morning News

General Description: This 4-story home sits on a private 3 acres that feels like a thousand acres as you are surrounded by national park in total privacy. The Blackthorne rises to the level of the treetops with the help of a 4-story handmade cedar spiral staircase. The atrium built with floor-to-ceiling glass doors from San Francisco’s former train station connects to the living room with its 20 foot ceiling, 6 skylights, castle-like turrets, and walk-in stone fireplace.

First, Second and Third Floors: The first floor has two large bedrooms, one with its own additional sitting room, each with private entrances and decks. There is one full bath on this floor. The second floor has the living room, large dining area, kitchen, atrium, half bath and massive decking and separate laundry room with 1 washer and 2 dryers. The third floor has two very unique gabled bedrooms complete with skylights and stained glass, each with its own private bathroom and deck.

4th Floor and separate 1-bedroom suite: The octagonal shaped bedroom on the 4th floor has floor to ceiling glass on 7 of its 8 sides and treetop panoramic views on all sides. This room connects to a one-of-a-kind footbridge that leads to a private deck with bathroom and hot tub and both indoor and outdoor showers. In addition, there is a separate one-bedroom suite next to the 5-car parking area with queen bed, small living room, private bath and Satellite TV included with your rental.

“This is an architectural achievement. The operative word here is ‘elegant,’ for while whimsical in design, offers every imaginable comfort and feature”

Diane Siskin, Chattanooga New-Free Press

For your enjoyment The home comes with 4 televisions with 170 channels, DSL high speed wireless internet, 150 first run high definition movies (DVD's), over 100 CD's for music as well as 4 ipod players, five telephones with unlimited local and long distance calling (in the U.S.),a gas Bar BQ Grill, a sparkling hot tub and baby grand piano. In addition, guests are provided with 4 tennis racquets, tennis balls and a key to a private tennis court 3 minutes away for unlimited tennis.

If you want a one-of-a-kind experience that you, your family and friends will remember, talk about and return to, visit this unique place and see why the New York Times reader’s poll gave The Blackthorne its 5 star highest rating.

Although children love the Blackthorne, the home may not be suitable for young children as there are many stairs and balconies.

“Which brings us to treehouses. At their simplest they are for kids, at their most complex, for Tarzan and Jane. Or they were until The Blackthorne.”

Robert Ragaini, The Boston Sunday Globe

More Details

Owner
Belinda Meadows
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Belinda Meadows

My name is Robert Galliani. I am a 3rd generation San Franciscan. My wife of 23 years and I have three children ages 20, 22 and 24. We happily and very fortunately live in a beautiful place called Marin County California where our lives are intertwined and revolve around our children. We bought The Blackthorne and continually improve it. We invite people to rent it nightly and weekly to experience this unique, one-of-a-kind, hand made home, which we will keep in our family for generations.

Belinda Meadows purchased this house in 2010

Why Belinda Meadows chose Point Reyes Station

In 1975 a friend of mine, who is a Princeton educated engineer and his wife bought a spectacular acre of land next to the Point Reyes National Seashore, halfway between the village of Inverness CA and the town of Point Reyes CA. (1 hour from San Francisco). With the help of master craftsmen, he built a spectacular 4-story wood crafted 'castle' resembling a giant tree house that his wife named 'Blackthorne' after the main character in James Clavell's novel SHOGUN. From 1982 to October 2010 they ran it as a very successful and famous B&B. We bought it because the location is heaven on earth. The house is placed adjacent to a a national park surrounded and minutes from some of the best beaches in the world as well as the quaint town of Point Reyes with its fine restaurants and shops and the village of Inverness. 100,000 acres of national park covered with hiking trails is at our doorstep while Tomales Bay is 8 houses down the street and the city of San Francisco is a one hour drive away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Point Reyes Station around the Marin County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , indoor and outdoor shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , i
  • 5.5 baths
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 6 bedrooms. 4 with private bath. A total of 5 queen and 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Decking
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wifi high speed internet. 5 telephones with unlimited calling (in the U.S.). 4 TV's with 170 channels (Direct TV). 135 High Definition first run movies. 2 i-pod players. Laundry room with washer and two dryers. Stone fireplace with unlimited firewood. All guests are given a key to a private tennis court 3 minutes from the home. Tennis Racquets and tennis balls provided.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9591837 based on 98 reviews
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5

Part treehouse and Part Castle

  • 5 of 5

Blackthorne is Part treehouse and Part Castle, and a magical retreat for my family and friends! Already booking my next visit! Wish check out wasn't 10 am, that is a bit tough!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Upgrades have been made since I was last there and has everything you need to clock out with friends

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exquisite serene treehouse in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect. Belinda was always ready to answer our questions and help us out. The place is a gorgeous tree house - private, quiet, serene. We spent one week with family and our grandkids loved the place. A second week with friends lounging, reading and relaxing. It was so perfect we rented again next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the blackthorn this past weekend with a group of girlfriends and it was the most incredible, and relaxing getaway--and even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! When you're on the decks or in the cozy living room, you truly feel like you are in a treehouse tucked away from the world below. Besides walks on the beach or exploring Pt. Reyes Station, we really loved just lounging around. Definitely want to come back here soon!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay. The house has alot of great history and character. Be prepared for lots of stairs. :) Everything was clean and in order when we arrived. The balconies are so picturesque and peaceful.

We explored the surrounding area everyday. The market and Tap Room at the end of the street are so convenient. We especially enjoyed stops at (in no particular order) the lighthouse, ship wreck, Cowgirl Creamery, Heidrun Meadery & The Marshall Store. Plenty more places explored but, these were our highlights and "must-dos".

We definitely want to stay at The Blackthorne again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing -one of a kind California

  • 5 of 5

You will love it, adults and kids especially raved !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Town of Point Reyes
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
3 courses(San Geronimo, Indian Valley, Bodega Bay)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Town of Point Reyes
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Many National Park Beaches

Located Less Than One Hour North of San Francisco.

One hour from the Napa Valley wine country.

1.4 miles to town of Point Reyes.

2.5 miles to village of Inverness.

10-18 minutes from many National Park Ocean beaches.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, tennis, beaches.

Golf: San Geronimo golf course, Indian Valley golf course, Bodega Bay golf course.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Point Reyes Station,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,893
for 3 nights
From
£560
£3,904
£12,649
 
 
Holiday 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,013
for 5 nights
From
£560
 
 
New Year's Eve
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,486
for 4 nights
From
£568
 
 
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,893
for 3 nights
From
£560
£3,904
£12,649
 
 
Thanksgiving 2019
27 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,536
for 4 nights
From
£580
 
 
Christmas 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
6 night minimum stay
£3,672
for 6 nights
From
£576
 
 
New Year’s Eve 2019
31 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
2 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 2 nights
From
£580
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,334
for 2 nights
From
£560
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £214.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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