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501 Via de la Vista, PO 725, Inverness, CA 94937
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Inverness Secret Garden Cottage
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Rafael, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lush and quiet with an outside cast iron tub with views of the valley. Perfect balance of the fog rolling over the hills and warm enough to be in shorts and a tee. Spacious with stained glass windows, a retreat with a relaxing ambiance we melted into. Pasty and Phil, the hosts (retired teachers) certainly love their Secret Garden, and... More

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

Thanks, Tom, for the well-done review....you summarized things nicely with just a few sentences! We look forward to your return visit. Patsy & Phil More

Watsonville, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

1st time here & we were so happy to spend an anniversary at this beautiful spot. Owners have take such care for privacy & detail- garden is fantastic & so lush & quiet. Water features add to the romantic ambiance. This place is wonderful- perfect cottage with deck outside, full kitchen, & gorgeous views of Tomales Bay from our bed.... More

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

Thank you for your beautiful review! We especially appreciate, that you have written this as a Trip Advisor "Top Contributor"! That means a lot in our business. We look forward to your next visit, and Happy Anniversary! Phil and Patsy More

Mountain View, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Thank you for creating such an amazing,magical environment for your guests to relax, recharge, and enjoy. Everything about the cottage....views of the bay, surrounding gardens, selection of music, DVDs, and even the details of a beautiful beveled, glass window were appreciated and noted. We loved the peacefulness, hearing the birds, the aromas of the beautifully done garden, and the sounds... More

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

We enjoyed reading your excellent review. Than you for taking the time to contact TA and posting your experience. We look forward to tour next visit. Remember, return guests always receive the 10% return guest discount. Sincerely, Phil More

San Francisco, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We have stayed at the ISGC four or five times now. It's difficult to put into words how special a place it is. Quiet, beautiful, great view of Tomales Bay, perfectly located between the Inverness beaches to the north, Point Reyes National Seashore beaches, the town of Point Reyes Station. The cottage is large and upscale in all its details.... More

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

Many thanks for your articulate and kind review! We appreciate your support with the TA reviews and your continued business. We look forward to your next trip to West Marin....from the Peninsula, I imagine. You must have made your move by now. Sincerely, Phil & Patsy More

Cloverdale,California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We are repeat guest at Phil and Patsy's secret garden, each time we stay it is more beautiful than the last time. This is an amazing property that everyone should visit at least once, or if you are lucky more than once. We are very fortunate to have stayed here on a few special occasions and as my wife like... More

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

Thank you for the unique review....you listed strolling the garden, as a favorite, during your visit. It is definitely one of our favorites.....although we spend most of the time "working" in the garden. We're happy you enjoyed our special "garden rooms"! We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Patsy & Phil More

California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a great place for a weekend getaway or longer. Located on a hill above Tomales Bay with a beautiful view of the bay from the bedroom/sitting area. The bed is very comfortable. Lovely clean open floor-plan design and well-appointed. Tv, DVD and VCR (if you're interested, and a nice collection of movies) Kitchen has all the implements needed... More

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

Thank you for reviewing the cottage with such kind comments. Remember, return guest receive our 10% discount anytime. Sincerely, Phil, owner More

Lyons, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Clearly Phil and Patsy understand that, for most of us, vacations are a hard-earned retreat. They seem to care deeply about providing a great experience and we imagine that they've cultivated their service as lovingly and generously as they've cultivated their remarkable garden. The balance points: High quality building, furnishings and accoutrements while laid back and comfortable. Everything you might... More

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

Thank you for your kind review....you had the best springtime weather for your N. Calif. trip. We appreciate the care you took with the cottage....hardly seemed anyone had stayed there! sincerely, Phil and Patsy More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed here for 5 days, savoring a panoramic view of Tomales Bay and the two acre Secret Garden. The gardens held much to be discovered on winding pathways: a moss covered stump, a tiny bench, an exotic tree, a 20' high rhododendron, a rose, a fern, a palm tree - all under the supervision of sequoias and towering pines.... More

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

Thank you for the special review! Very nicely written! We appreciate you taking the time to send this to Trip Advisor. We enjoy reading the reviews and other guests tell us the same. Sincerely, Phi and Patsy, owners More

Lyons, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

High quality accommodations and furnishings while down-to-earth and comfortable. Everything you might need is provided yet the cottage is uncluttered. Phil and Patsy were available, warm and helpful as well as respectful of our privacy. Our high expectations (after reading all the positive reviews) were surpassed. We feel that the owners understand that, for most of us, vacations are a... More

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

"Perfect Balance"! We like the title of your review....it is something we work on each and every week, both in the garden landscaping and with our house and cottage. It is satisfying for us to have others positively review our efforts. Best wishes! Patsy and Phil, owners More

Newark, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We loved our last visit so much that we returned to celebrate my husband's birthday. He has a cold, so he finds the quiet and rest healing. We arrived a week before a fundraising the owners set in their beautiful garden. The owners were busy adding plants to the garden and sprucing up the garden. When I spoke with one... More

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

Quiet & restful....I like the title of your beautiful review....and now that our Garden Benefit is over, that exactly what I plan to do...rest quietly for a couple days. Thank you for understanding the garden clean up pressure we were operating with....we did finally have over 100 people visit the garden on April 19, walk the secluded paths, enjoy the... More

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Address: 501 Via de la Vista, PO 725, Inverness, CA 94937
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Location: United States > California > Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 1

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