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Nestled between the backdrop of Marin’s rolling hills and the tides of Tomales Bay, this lovely home on the shores of Marshall offers stunning natural beauty and tranquil waterfront living.

This 2 bedroom / 1 bath home features stunning views from nearly every room, wood floors, lovely bedrooms, wraparound deck and a private dock and beach to access the water whenever you please.  The setting is sublime and amenities abound. Curl up in the window seats to watch the changing light on the bay. Or dine on the dock at sunset and watch the cormorants dive for their own dinners. Situated along a gorgeous stretch of Tomales Bay, just an hour’s drive from the Golden Gate Bridge and Wine Country.

For those seeking to unwind from the fast-paced world and explore along Tomales Bay, this incredible home, known as Lolo’s Cottage, is a popular short-stay vacation retreat. This option can add built-in income and flexibility to the property.

Just a stroll from Tony’s Seafood, Hog Island Oyster Company, the Marshall Store and Boat Works. Under half an hour to the charm and exclusive eateries of Point Reyes Station, Tomales, Dillon Beach, Freestone, Occidental and Bodega Bay. Bike and hike the vast expanse of protected coastline on the trails of Point Reyes National Seashore. Launch kayaks from your own private beach and glide to secret coves on the Bay's western shore. You won’t believe you’re only 50 miles from the urban hub of San Francisco.

 

This property has littoral rights: a boat mooring for the home can be installed under Tomales Bay Mooring Program, https://farallones.noaa.gov/eco/tomales/mooringprogram.html.

 

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S 

  • 2 bedroom / 1 bath w/ flexibility
  • Open floor plan
  • Unobstructed water views
  • Vaulted ceilings and skylights throughout
  • Abundent natural light from sunrise to sunset
  • Built in sun benches 
  • Wood floors 
  • Colorful and idyllic garden
  • Wraparound deck & dock with built-in seating 
  • Direct access to water and private beach
  • Two outbuildings for storage & laundry 
  • Littoral rights 
  • Incredible location 

 

What I love


So close, yet a world away... only an hour from SF, East Bay, and Wine Country.

The perpetual unveiling of new vistas, always changing... all from the comfort of a sunny reading nook.

Watching the sunset every single night, never seeing the same beauty repeated.

Celebrating the change of seasons with so much activity... endless bird migrations marking the seasonal transitions.

Spotting the first baby foxes or quail in the early springtime, watching the hills morph from winter’s barn-swallow brown to a kaleidoscope of spring greens (grasses), purple (lupine), pink (wild sweet peas), golden (poppies).

Keeps all the senses alive: watching, feeling, hearing, smelling...the mercurial wind, pounding waves, or sweet 'slap' of a wave on the sand, hearing the call of wild geese flying south, listening and watching with awe the simultaneous precision and explosion of a feeding frenzy as pelicans and cormorants dive for herring. Spotting the sleek heads of seals and otters as they circle and dive into the schools of fish and feast on the catch.

The ethereal nature of intertwined light and misty fog.

Kayaking across the bay to a picnic on a sunny beach, then gathering wild huckleberries to bring home to make pie.

Privacy or social fun: having outstanding neighbors who give great parties and also respect my private, quiet time.

Nestled between the two best oyster eateries on the planet, a quarter mile in both directions. Harvesting mussels from beneath my dock at low tide and making the freshest-ever Mussels Italiano.

Belonging to a vibrant, active community of committed volunteers who preserve the best of this historic village.

I hosted rental guests here and each group of visitors fell in love with the house, the vista, and the serenity of the area. Often they asked about homes here. As a realtor for more than a decade (ret. 2015), I was able to assist two couples in purchasing homes on the Bay. They are now neighbors and dear friends.

Hiking and biking the extensive trails in the magnificent Point Reyes Seashore.

 



Improvements


2004 to Present: designed/sewed curtains, window seat covers, duvets, pillow covers throughout house.

2005 Installed whole-house water filtration system.

2006: Made and installed solar shades living room (one is absent).

2006: Painted interior of house.

2008 Investment in and installation of STEP pump, piping and electrical equipment for connection to East Shore Community Septic System*.

2008 New kitchen door, new kitchen lighting.

2008 Replaced whole-house water system with investment in and connection to State-monitored water well serving 16 homes on our row. [Marshall Aqua Improvement Forum MAIF] *

2008 New raised bed planter installed in front garden.

2008 Replaced wood burning stove with gas flame stove (propane). https://valorfireplaces.com/products/madrona.php

2009 Refinished/stained large platform dock.

2009 Refinished existing decks and shingle siding on three sides of house and entire laundry shed.

2009 Concrete and protective wrapping of 5 wood dock pilings. http://www.formapile.com/dock-piling-repair/

2010 Sanded natural wood trim in two large bedrooms (refinished with Briwax (https://briwax.com/).

2011 New closet(s) installed utilizing stairway space between downstairs bedrooms.

2011 Enclosed area under MBR loft eaves to create storage area.

2012 Removal of existing roof; installation of 30 year Class A composition shingle roof.

2012 Repainted several interior rooms.

2012 Custom-color Big Chill refrigerator installed. https://bigchill.com/refrigerator.html

2013 Custom fence installed.

2013 New gas lines installed under house.

2013-14 Installed new shingle siding on west and south faces of home. (Installed without permit). New exterior and window trim and some fascia on west and south faces of house. Used Grade 316 (http://www.senco.com/specialty-fasteners. Added gutter bay side system.

2014 New wrap-around redwood deck and hog wire railing installed utilizing Grace Vycor/Protectadeck flashing on joists/joint interfacings, and corrosion resistant stainless fasteners (without permit).

2015 Refinished existing shingle siding of north wall. Refinished most interior wood trim (Briwaxed).

2017 Pruned, cleared/opened interior and esthetically shaped large cypress tree.

2018 Installed new propane tank.

2018 Refinished large platform dock (stained), and mid-deck and benches (left natural).

2018: Professional servicing of gas flame stove.

2018: Sanded and stained shingles on west face building and south face of loft.

2018 Repainted most exterior window trim. Made several repairs recommended in home inspection and pest inspection reports (see Seller Addendum item B1 for details of these upgrades/repairs).

 



Neighborhood


West Marin

“The wide-open, picture-perfect spaces" of West Marin include the coastal communities of Stinson Beach and Bolinas; the dairy farms of Olema, Point Reyes Station, Tomales, Marshall and Nicasio; and the forest glens of Lagunitas, San Geronimo, and Woodacre. 

Uniting all West Marin communities is a love for the land. That’s not going to change soon, thanks to the efforts of Marin Agricultural Land Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving farmland through voluntary conservation easements.

Outdoor recreation ranges from surfing at Bolinas and Stinson Beach to mountain biking on Mount Tamalpais and the annual Dipsea foot race to Stinson Beach. West Marin is an area of unrivaled natural beauty, one that can lay claim to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Beach State Bark, Stinson Beach State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, and Point Reyes National Seashore.

Of course it’s not all about the outdoors in West Marin. Devotees of inner peace turn to the Green Gulch FarmZen Center in Muir Beach and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre. And for those who need to feed the belly as well as the soul, Point Reyes Station has become a destination for the locavore movement. The town is home to Marin Sun Farms, purveyor of ethically raised and butchered meat, and Cowgirl Creamery, which makes its award-winning cheeses using organic milk from nearby Straus Family Creamery.

 

 



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415.464.7484 
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415.412.7471
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Sarah Kowalczyk

Sarah Kowalczyk

Realtor® AssociateMcGuire Real EstatecalDRE# 01742287415.389.5622 office415.464.7484 mobilewww.LotteandSarah.com

Lotte Moore

Lotte Moore

McGuire Partner - Top ProducerMcGuire Real EstatecalDRE# 01744042415.383.8500 office415.412.7471 mobilehttp://www.LotteandSarah.com