point reyes national seashoreHere is a short list of things to do when staying at Quails’ Run Cottage.

Start at Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters. Ask them to show you their brief introductory film. Try the short Earthquake Trail (see where the earth moved in 1906!), or walk up to the Morgan Horse Ranch or Kule Loklo, an authentic replica of a Coast Miwok Indian village.

Visit a Bay Beach: At Tomales Bay State Park, Heart’s Desire Beach is perfect for swimming; the picnic area has tables and grills overlooking the bay. And if it’s foggy on the ocean side, it’s often sunny here. Hike the Johnstone Trail, along the bay from beach to beach.
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Visit a Pacific Beach: Automobile sightseers, head out to the Lighthouse or Point Reyes Beaches North and South. Hikers, visit Kehoe Beach for drama and long miles of comfortable walking. Abbott’s Lagoon is the place to hike on a foggy day; the waves seem to roll in from a cloud. Chimney Rock is perfect in whale and wildflower season in particular.

Hug a Redwood: Samuel P. Taylor State Park has plenty. Awesome.

Hike Tomales Point Trail: Hike alopoint reyes national seashoreng the spine of Point Reyes with views to the Pacific on one side and to peaceful Tomales Bay on the other. This is the home of the Tule elk. Take a convenient detour from the trailhead down to McClure’s Beach for tide pooling.

Bike Bear Valley Trail: Rent mountain bikes for the ride out along a forest stream to meadows and bluffs overlooking the ocean.

Visit Drake’s Bay or Hog Island Oyster Company: Buy oysters in the shell to barbecue on the beach.

Day Trip: For a day’s outing, exploring San Francisco or the Napa or Sonoma wine country, each about an hour away.point reyes national seashore

San Francisco Hang Gliding Center: Tandem Hang Gliding just 10 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. Introductory aquagliding lessons take place over the San Francisco Bay. Look down on Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge, from up to 3000 feet!!

Blue Waters Kayaking: Tomales Bay is the largest unspoiled bay along California’s coastline. It has become a choice destination for sea kayakers.Our Tomales Bay site provides beginners or experienced paddlers easy access to the heart of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. P.O. Box 983 12938 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, CA 94937

For more information about the Point Reyes area, please visit the West Marin Chamber website:

Quails’ Run Cottage

“We just spent a weekend at Quail run and it was fantastic. The house is wonderful and is situated on a beautiful piece of property. It is an easy 3 minute drive from downtown Pt. Reyes Station or a beautiful 1 mile walk. Mila was very welcoming and attentive to our needs throughout the weekend. We live n SF and will continue to rent Quali’s run as long as it is available!”

– Don P., VRBO Review

SF Row House

“We had an amazing experience in San Francisco – felt like locals. We adored Mila’s 2-bedroom 2-bath home – located in the exact center of the city! The home has every convenience and is thoughtfully decorated. We enjoyed cooking in the the galley kitchen with double ovens, a 6 burner Woolf Range with marble counters! We left our car and walked everywhere. It was a perfect vacation and a perfect place to stay while in San Francisco!”

– Douglas R., Los Angeles, VRBO review

Recoleta Apartment

“It’s not often I say that the photos on the web site do not do this apartment justice. There’s an open, airy layout with high ceilings and a number of sitting areas. The kitchen has a loft above, with a bed and keyboard if you are so inclined. The Master bedroom has a lofted office above, and bathroom with lots of light. The second bedroom has its own bathroom, making it perfect for two couples. The fixtures and appointments are a mix of modern and classic. I wish the person who decorated this would come over and style my home! Wonderful, non-touristy location, with great restaurants in every direction. The owner and the property managers were both very responsive, ensuring us a pleasant stay.”

– Erin. L, VRBO Review