Inverness, Marin, California
Your galley kitchen is off the living room and has French
doors onto a bijou private deck (larger in Beach). Small but
perfectly formed (including a 2-person side table), the kitchen has
a 4-burner hob, oven, small fridge with freezer compartment, pots
and pans, roasting trays, bowls, cutlery and crockery plus kettle,
toaster, coffee grinder and coffee maker with filters. The kitchen
cupboard is already stocked with salt, pepper, cooking oil, bin
bags, sharp knives, tea towels, dishcloths, washing up liquid and
Breakfast is provided in the fridge on arrival and refilled daily. You get a bowl of fresh local eggs, bagels, cream cheese, English muffins, blueberry and raspberry jams, honey, yoghurt, orange and apple juices, butter, milk, cream, coffee beans (both regular and de-caff), teas and herbal teas. There were 4 of us and we found the supplies to be ample and liked the convenience of being able to serve ourselves whenever suited.
For food shopping, there is a grocery shop in Inverness village, but good-quality gourmet supplies are to be found across on the 'mainland' in Point Reyes Station, which has grocery emporiums offering delicious organic fare. Cowgirl Creamery is a well-known local artisanal cheese producer, or try the Bovine Bakery; there's also a great farmers' market on Saturdays in the summer. Be sure to pick up some local oysters at the Hog Island Oyster Company - Tomales Bay is famed for these. There's a shared (rustic) barbecue for all the cottages beside the beach. Note that the kitchen is pretty small and the table can really only fit 3 at a pinch, so you're unlikely to be doing any sophisticated cooking.
If you prefer to eat out, there are two restaurants in Inverness - the eccentric Vladimir's Czech Restaurant and Perry's Delicatessen. But you probably will prefer to visit the foodie establishments of Olema - Olema Inn and Restaurant - and Point Reyes Station - such as Station House Cafe, Osteria Stellina and Pine Cone Diner.
- Organic Produce
- Walk to restaurants
- Shopping service
- Full Kitchen
- Coffee/tea making
- Coffee maker