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Dancing Coyote Beach
Ranked #4 of 10 Inverness B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Stunning!”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

What a find! The quirky design of the cottages (basically apartments in a row) means that although cosy they feel spacious with lots of light & views from every side, & a wonderfully comfy bed & skylight to stargaze through. The grounds have pretty flowers & chairs, & it is secluded enough to feel incredibly remote yet only 5 minutes from the nearest shop & 10 minutes from the nearest restaurants. The only downsides were the soundproofing wasn't that great (although other guests were quiet & considerate), the parking fairly small & not marked out, & Skye cottage was tiny in comparison to the others. I hope to return!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, CA
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We just returned from the most fantastic weekend at Dancing Coyote. We stayed the Acacia cottage (its the only one that allows dogs and we brought our little dude with us). The pictures on their website dont do it justice, it is super clean and adorable. We had planned to go out to dinner the nights we were there, but after being there decided to just cook dinner at the cottage instead. Yes, it is right next to the freeway, but we rarely heard the traffic. And, if you look around town, most places are right neat the major road too. The private beach is awesome and the views are unbeatable. We spent time in Point Reyes (went to the Cowgirl Creamery, so awesome!) and to the Bovine Bakery (we went back three times, get the morning buns they are amazing, one day we brought them back for the next mornings breakfast). The breakfast they serve is fine: we found eggs, bagels, english muffins, juice and yogurt in our fridge as well as coffee and tea. With so many fantastic local bakeries, we would have loved to have seen them include a local muffin, or danish from in town but overall it was fine. While you're out during the day, they come in and clean up, put away your dishes and make a new fire! It was such a nice touch and made us feel pampered. We loved the location and the cottage and are already planning our trip back. Some tips: if you bring your pet be forewarned that they do not want you to leave them in the cottage alone (they did not mention this when we booked). I understand this for long periods, but we crate our dog and hes fine for an hour and we would have loved to leave him behind while we ran down the street to get a coffee. They also didnt mention how limited the hiking trails are in you want to bring your pet (there are none it turns out) and only three beaches where he is welcome, so it really limited what we could do with him. Next time, we may not bring him along. If you do bring your dog, try Kehoe Beach, it was the best of the three. The beds are very comfortable and we slept like babies. Overall, we had a fantastic time and would absolutely recommend Dancing Coyote to any friends or family. Get away from your busy life and escape to the peace and beauty of Point Reyes, Inverness and the National Seashore!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

We stayed in the "Skye Cottage" -- the smallest of the units -- and found it to be cozy, eclectic and welcoming. And the views from every window were truly breath-taking. The downsides were, our room had an extremely tiny bathroom with a toilet and a tiny, tiny sink and the shower was outside. Yes, outside and the shower curtain didn't provide complete privacy. But then, you're out in nature and there's really very few people around, so showering was a rustic experience, but the water was hot and it was spacious and clean. Inside, the stove hardly worked and one of the lower, double-paned windows of our unit was shattered. And yet, I loved this place. Here's the thing, anywhere else, I would have said the room wasn't up to snuff. But, it was very clean, the loft bed was a dream it was so comfortable and the view from there was a piece of heaven. And did I mention the super soft robes? We brought our eight-year-old daughter and since so many of the lodgings in Point Reyes are B&Bs meant more for an adult clientele, we very pleased to find a place that was kid-friendly. There was plenty of wood for the fire place and even though I could nit-pick, I would heartily recommend Dancing Coyote. The refrigerator was nicely stocked with breakfast items and there were books and games in the room. It really felt like we were renting a house rather than just a room. The grounds are beautifully maintained and natural and the lovely Tomales Bay is just steps from any of the units. Our daughter loved exploring the area, making sand castles, chasing sand pipers, peering into the abandoned boat near the property -- it was truly idyllic. I've stayed in many lovely places, but Dancing Coyote is very a special place in a magical setting. While the lodging itself has a few shortcomings, overall they are inconsequential. I can't think of a better place to stay up there. Dancing Coyote is not perfect, but with a glass of wine, it's awfully close.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Verdi, Nevada
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We were pleasantly surprised with Dancing Coyote Beach. We traveled from Verdi, NV to the coast during the last week of X-Mas vacation and hit perfect weather. The unit was perfect for three (two adults, 1 8 yr. old). We were even allowed to bring our Border Collies! YIPPEE! The unit was nice and clean and the refridge. was stocked with enough for a continental breakfast each morning. We were disappointed that the bed was only a queen, but the quality of the bed made up for that. On-site staff is lacking, but the maintenance/cleaning couple were very nice. We had fires every night in our woodburning fire place and the wood never ran out! We brought our kayaks and were able to launch them from their private beach each morning (tide only allowed morning launches). We already made reservation for our Easter break 2012!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Davis
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

A friend and I wanted to spend a few days on the coast and decided to explore Inverness. We wanted a place that was more than a room with a bed so we could talk at night over a glass of wine. Dancing Coyotes fit the bill. We almost did not stay there because we wanted separate beds, but the owner assured us that the the mattresses--handmade in SF--including the one on sofa, would be very comfortable. They were right!

The units are like little townhouses. A tiny kitchenette, fridge, table, with a sofa and fireplace and lots of firewood. The bedroom and bathroom are upstairs, along with a lovely windowseat type of area for reading while looking at the water. Yes, it is on the water. Probably more enjoyable when the weather is warm...chairs set out that would be great for reading or having a glass of wine. Overall, very nice and we would stay there again.

I did not give 5 stars for the following reasons.
*There is no one on site. Not a big deal..we left notes for the cleaning person, but some of our requests were not addressed, and we had no one to ask for recommendations for restaurants, good hikes, etc.
*The sliding door downstairs did not lock and when we left a note for the cleaning person asking that she lock it when she cleaned, she did not. We felt pretty safe, but we would have preferred a locked door.
*It is right off a busy street so you hear the trucks/cars driving by at night. Not a big deal, but it detracted from the ambience, especially at night.

Again, great place and perfect for what we were looking for. It was also fairly centrally located in the area (close to Pt reyes station and to Olema, but I would not have wanted to stay in either of those areas).I would recommend it!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Enfield Center NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2011

This was a beautiful setting, a lovely place to stay. Waking up in the loft bed, with a view of Tomales Bay was a beautiful way to start the day. We had an issue with the stove, and the property manager was very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank janproctor
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

What a find! We’d spent the day exploring the Muir Woods & Point Reyes Seashore ending up in Inverness with no overnight accommodation booked. Although these cottages look pretty ordinary from the outside, they are beautifully furnished complete with open fireplace and private patio. The location is stunningly beautiful on the seashore and, not only did we enjoy a roaring log fire and great night’s sleep, but woke up to a fully stocked fridge for a hearty continental breakfast the following morning. One night was simply not long enough and we’d definitely recommend to friends visiting the area and stay if we ever returned....

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dancing Coyote Beach
Address: 12794 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Tomales Bay, Inverness, CA 94937-9706
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Dancing Coyote Beach Hotel Inverness
Dancing Coyote Beach Inverness, California

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