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#11559 Scenic Coast Highway #1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reno, Nevada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed here for my 60th birthday. Rented the entire schoolhouse for 3 other couples and the Jasmine Cottage. The Schoolhouse is more picturesque than appears on the website, the grounds very nice, and walking distance from Pt. Reyes Station, the only place nearby w/restaurants and grocery stores. The deal is this though: be prepared not to sleep while here.... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

What can one say about such an elegant, comfortable spot - beautiful fresh flower bouquets, full bookcases for the naturalist and traveler, a tuned piano, a gourmet kitchen, sunrooms and fireplaces, cozy beds, beautiful outdoor gardens - We rented the Schoolhouse, Gray's Retreat and the Barn Loft for our multi- generational family of ten for a long birthday weekend in... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed in Gray's Retreat for a couple nights in Sept. and it couldn't have been nicer. Gray's feels like someone's home, with everything you could possibly need and lovely intimate touches throughout. The owner set out beautiful pots of zinnias on the tables; lovely dishes and tools if you want to cook or picnic, a great... More

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed in the Gray's Retreat for three nights- it's half of the bottom floor of a large building. There were definitely people staying above us in the loft, but they did not make much noise at all. The apartment is very comfortable, with couches and a dining table, and a kitchen in the middle that was quite well-outfitted. The... More

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Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Just returned home from a delightful 6-night stay in Point Reyes Station. I'd organized a "Yogation" for 10 with housing in the Schoolhouse and Jasmine Cottage, and it was perfect for us! Having the two adjacent lodgings with lovely grounds and all the amenities of home (and then some) and an easy walk to Yoga Toes studio and shopping/eating/hanging out... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a lovely place to stay with many amenities including kitchen, barbecue, outdoor sitting/dining space, lush gardens all around and walk to town. There are several private residences available in the compound including a 4 bedroom house with a gourmet kitchen. I've stayed many times and found it ideal with easy access to the coast and Pt. Reyes National... More

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Studio City, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I tried to cancel my reservation for Memorial Day weekend about 2 weeks beforehand because I just received a diagnosis that my dog had a mast cell tumor (cancer). I was told that I would not get any refund unless they could book the cottage to someone else (that is not a refund - it is reselling the room). Fortunately,... More

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Karen G, Owner at Point Reyes Schoolhouse Compound, responded to this review

The cancellation policy for the Schoolhouse Compound is always explained when a potential guest makes a reservation over the phone. It is written in detail on the Webervations site when people reserve online, and a reservation cannot be complete without checking the box for having 'read and agreed to the policy.' It is also reiterated in detail on the paper... More

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25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We have stayed at Jasmine Cottage for three times now over the past decade and loved it everytime. The first time we went our children were toddlers, now they are teenagers. But every time was special. The love toasting marshmallows outside on the chiminea and cooking together (or going down the hill to the Bovine Bakery or Point Reyes Cafe... More

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San Francisco, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

The sleeping accommodations we encountered were disappointing. Upon arrival, we learned that the queen sized bed we were anticipating was NOT in this room and instead in a downstairs room, which we could acquired for an additional $150.00 a night. We looked back at the website and saw that it is not entirely clear, and clearly we misunderstood the intended... More

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Karen G, Owner at Point Reyes Schoolhouse Compound, responded to this review

What a shame these folks didn't let me know of their disgruntled state when i met them in the gardens and inquired as to their comfort instead of assuring me that everything was just fine. I was given no hint that they were so unhappy. They were all smiles. (I received this full page typewritten letter of fcomplaint composed after... More

Los Angeles
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Taken the family (4 & dog) there twice now. We love it! Close enough to walk into Point Reyes Station, but far enough to be completely quiet at night. Staff are friendly and helpful but not intrusive. It's a perfect jumping-off point for exploring the area. We'll be back again and again.

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Address: #11559 Scenic Coast Highway #1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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Location: United States > California > Point Reyes Station

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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After ten years of hard work at night and on weekends, with not much more than our carpentry skills and determination, we had a home. We raised children, chickens, vegetables, fruit trees and honey bees here, making blackberry jam every summer. We built the wood-fired oven in the garden, a pond, Jasmine Cottage, Gray's Retreat and the Barn Loft. I was a professional artist for many years, then commuted from the Schoolhouse to U.C. Berkeley to become a landscape architect. Twenty-five years ago I converted the carriage house to Jasmine Cottage. It was the very first cottage open to visitors as a Point Reyes vacation rental. Point Reyes area lodging at the time was just a few traditional bed and breakfasts in Inverness with a couple small motels on that side of Tomales Bay. Inverness was the place for holidays then; Point Reyes was a working cow town. Nobody thought visitors would want to stay in the little town of Pt. Reyes. Because I offered a secluded garden cottage with an invitation to bring the children and the family dog, Jasmine Cottage was instantly popular as a romantic get-away and a family retreat. Sixteen years ago I designed and built the barn that houses Gray's Retreat and the Barn Loft, intended as places for our extended family to visit and as part-time vacation rentals. ... more   less 
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