Property layout includes two additional detached outbuildings.
The waterfront retreat known as ‘Angel Rock’ sits on the shore of Tomales Bay just down from the historic Nick's Cove restaurant. Its centerpiece is a crescent-shaped wooden bar, with colorful mosaic tile counter… a place for friends and family to gather. A wonderful soaking tub tucked into a bay window looks out to the lush gardens. Sliders open to a wrap-around tiered deck… the perfect spot to host a barbecue on a warm summer night or to enjoy your morning coffee. Watch river otters playing in the water, fish from the deck at high tide or go clamming at low tide, launch your boat from your private dock or kayak out to Hog Island. Paint beautiful Point Reyes sunsets from the separate studio located next to the Audubon Preserve.
Point Reyes National Seashore
The cottage looks across Tomales Bay to the Point Reyes National Seashore, a vast protected wilderness area established by John F. Kennedy in 1962. The natural beauty brings a feeling of harmony with the wild that can balance the energy of an urban lifestyle. When you’re at Angel Rock, inspiring Point Reyes attractions like Wildcat Beach, Alamere Falls and the famous 1870 Point Reyes Lighthouse are only a short drive away.
Activities in Point Reyes National Seashore
Over 150 miles of hiking trails traverse a variety of terrain across the Point Reyes area. Because of the many estuaries, there are miles of calm waters to explore by kayak and canoe. And of course all that water attracts birdlife, so bird watching is a popular activity. Plenty of other wildlife roams the hillsides too, including herds of elk. The tule elk are a subspecies found only in California… in the Owens and San Joaquin Valleys, and on Point Reyes.
The areas around Chimney Rock and the Point Reyes Lighthouse offer some of the best whale watching in the state. Here at Point Reyes National Seashore the peak of the southern migration usually occurs in mid-January and that of the northern migration in mid-March.
Nick’s Cove Restaurant
Angel Rock sits at the end of a private road connecting it to the famous Nick’s Cove Restaurant. One of the great pleasures of visiting Angel Rock is strolling over for a drink or wonderful meal at Nick’s. It’s a beloved landmark in the Tomales Bay community.
“Nick’s is a very special place that honors and respects the area, giving visitors a glimmer of an agrarian life that’s so near but really so far from the city consciousness. It seems impossible to believe it’s still in the 415 area code.”
–Michael Bauer, SF Chronicle