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Inverness Secret Garden Cottage

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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We loved everything about this special cottage, especially the many windows through which we were able to enjoy beautiful sunrises, a spectacular full moon, and a great view of Tomales Bay. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful with benches and swings scattered throughout. Everything we could have wanted or needed was provided. Phil spent time giving us helpful hiking tips... More 

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

We appreciate your compliments and the care you took with the cottage. We hope to see you back this way again, when the mid-west freezes over! Phil More 

Oakland, California
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I confess, I really didn't want to add this review; since in so doing I possibly lessen our chances of getting a room next time! It's a lovely, lovely cottage with Patsy and Phil's attention to detail that really makes a difference. Read the other reviews, see the photos, all true. What stood out for me were the extra touches... More 

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

Thank you! so much for the articulate and kind review. I think you covered just about everything! Re: the pillows...We do have a couple down pillows available, but removed them from the cottage due to guests' allergies. We'll leave a note letting others know they are available. Also, we appreciate the care you took with the cottage. Sincerely, Phil and... More 

Winters, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I stayed a week this time because my first stay of three nights was too short! Such a beautiful and peaceful cottage. Many windows make the space open and airy. In mid-September the days were still warm enough to open the screened windows and door all day for breezes, bird song and views of Tomales Bay and the gardens. Next... More 

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

Thank you for your well-written and exceptional review. We appreciate the comments about things that you take notice of. We are very happy that you take such good care of the cottage and are able to create inspirational art pieces during your stay. Sincerely, Phil and Patsy Sincerely, Phil and Patsy More 

San Rafael, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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