View of Tomales Bay, marsh plants, hills and sky.

Cottages On The Bay Policies

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(415) 663-9696

PO BOX 501
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is check in and check out? 

Guests may check in between 4-10pm.
Check out by 11am.

May we have early check in and late departure?

Early and late departures may be arranged, if possible, by contacting us by email 48 hours prior to your arrival to check on availability.

What is your cancellation policy?

There is a two week cancellation period: if you cancel your reservation two weeks (14 days) prior to arrival, there is a $25 cancellation fee per room. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival, you are responsible for any nights we are unable to rebook.

Is there a minimum night stay required?

Weekends and midweek: two nights
Holidays: three nights

What is the maximum occupancy?

Maximum occupancy is two adults. Please note there is no sleeper sofa and we don’t have rollaway beds. The cottage is not suitable for families.

Is smoking allowed? 

Smoking is prohibited in the cottages — and banned within 20 ft of any entrance to any building.

Can we launch our kayak from the cottage?

Yes, you may, but it is not recommended due to the shallowness of the bay, especially at low tide you may be walking through tidal mud before you reach water. A better option is Chicken Ranch Beach, or Drakes Estero.

Can I bring my dog? 

One small to medium size dog (no larger than 60 lbs) is allowed in the Cottages on the Bay, upon acceptance of the following terms:

  • The dog cannot be left alone in the cottage unless crated.
  • The dog cannot be off leash on the property and you are responsible for cleanup of dog waste.
  • If the dog is used to being on the furniture then you must bring coverings for the furniture which includes the bed.
  • There is an additional onetime $30.00 cleaning charge and you are financially liable for any damages to the cottage, furnishings, or loss of income caused by your dog.
  • The dog must be on a flea management program.

Let us know in your reservation request if you plan to bring your dog to the Cottages, and are in agreement and accept the terms stated above.

Do you host weddings or may we have a small gathering of friends to dinner?

Sorry no, the cottages are for registered guest only.

Are there places to eat nearby?

Yes, after booking, your confirmation will include a list restaurants and nearby grocery stores. You can also check out local dining guides.

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