Historic, beautiful ranch on Tomales Bay, w/ 4 bd, 2 ba, tons of amenities.
Vivien & Michael Straus (siblings)
- English, Russian
About Vivien & Michael Straus (siblings)
We are three siblings - Vivien & Michael co-manage the day-to-day, and Miriam and her family live back East). Should you be interested, and if the timing works out to give you a walking tour of the farm, we've got plenty of stories - including when Viv and Michael helped launch Straus Family Creamery; and when mom co-founded the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, or Miriam driving a tractor into the manure pond (oops, Miriam, are you reading this??).
What makes this Farmhouse unique
You won't find another property anything like this ... and everyone who has visited the farm (over many decades) has immediately fallen in love with both the house and location.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Three generations - one Happy Mother's Day
The space was perfect for two grandparents, two couples and three little ones (6, 4 & 1). The children enjoyed the cows, fun toys, and the yard -- the adults enjoyed the well supplied kitchen and comfortable beds -- and we all enjoyed the peace of West Marin. I read my grandchildren Vivien's book about talking to cows (and even the adults learned something about bovines). Best was being licked by a young cow when they visited us at the back gate.
West Marin Done Perfectly!
This house, this home, this land. Such a beautiful place for our gal-get-a-way. The beds are super comfortable (let's be honest this is vita) the kitchen is wonderful and well stocked with all the accoutrements for stay-in meals. Michael and Vivian were amazing hosts helping us with restaurant and hike recommendations. I cannot express enough what a lovely stay visit we all had.
We're so happy that you and your friends were able to explore and enjoy this miraculous West Marin slice of paradise!
Perfect bucolic getaway in an historic ranch!
Michael Straus began our visit with a fascinating, in depth tour of the ranch. He is a "people" person who totally engaged 10 of us, ages 2-83 years old. The home is beautifully decorated and designed to be lived in. It is very welcoming with comfortable furniture, a wide selection of books, games and dvd's. The kitchen is remarkably well equipped and stocked with spices, condiments etc. The bathrooms are also well stocked. There was even nail polish remover in the cabinet! I think every room in the house has breathtaking views of Tomales Bay and of the hills. The grounds are user friendly with comfortable outdoor furniture placed in wide open, well maintained lawn areas. The renovated barn is gorgeous and would be a festive location for events, weddings etc! We brought many snacks and breakfast/lunch food but didn't want to cook dinner. Nick's Cove is across the street and serves delicious food! I would have happily dined there several times but wanted my family to visit Point Reyes Station.
I highly recommend Straus Family Ranch for a comfortable yet luxurious stay in the countryside.
Miye, it was really lovely to meet you and your family, and to share the farm and a bit of the region's environmental history. Warm regards! /// m
We spent Christmas week in this beautiful historic farmhouse and it was absolutely perfect. Waking up with a view of sparkling Tomales Bay, cooking in the fantastically-equipped kitchen or curling up with a book in the cosy den: the whole family was delighted and we are already planning a return visit.
We were so glad to meet all of you! Happy New Year! Hope to see you again.
Perfect in every way and I don't believe in perfection. We absolutely LOVED it and feel very fortunate to have been able to stay here with friends. We have little kids but were already envisioning getting them married here. The hosts are absolutely lovely and that just adds to the experience. Point Reyes/Marshall is just about one of the most beautiful/peaceful places in the world. The house is full of character and charm, is well maintained and clean and on one side you see cows and Tomales Bay on the other. It's truly magical. ;)
It was wonderful to meet all of you. -- Written with a big smile on my/our face(s).
Just right--a great combination of relaxed and luxurious
Barn swallows, cows, sea-beans to harvest on the nearby beach, trails to walk, oyster places easy to get to nearby, perfect living spaces to gather people to sing, play games and not least eat in, very well-equipped kitchen (and barbecue), comfortable beds, quiet! Exactly what we hoped. We stayed here--8 adults and a two-year-old--very happily. Will return. Thank you, Strauses!
It was wonderful to have you! Family times are the best.
Once you book, we can send you a list of suggested activities.