Amazing view, perfect small space for a cozy retreat!
My husband and I stayed two nights and were warmly welcomed on our arrival by our hosts. There are two rental properties on site, we stayed in the suite. There is also a loft available on the other side of the house. The property owners live on site inbetween the two rental spaces. Initially I had some reservations about staying in such close proximity to the homeowner but my concerns were completely unjustified! The suite has its own private, covered parking space and private entrance. There is also access to a semi-private deck and path that leads right down onto the beach. We did not see our hosts at all except for the initial welcome on arrival...didn't even hear them for that matter although they were right next door to us. The suite can best be compared to a posh hotel room-type suite. If you're looking for a place with on-site laundry facilities and a gourmet kitchen to prepare meals and entertain, this spot probably won't work too well. It has a small kitchen with a mini-fridge, microwave oven, and enough eating utensils for two people. There is a small dining table. Living area contains a really comfortable sofa, chair and chaise lounge perfectly situated to relax and enjoy the amazing views. King size bedroom with high end linens, very very comfortable bed. The space has great views, natural light, we really enjoyed it. There was no toaster, that would have been nice but there is a hair dryer available for use and a wine opener. Speaking of wine...we arrived to find a bottle of white wine chilling in the fridge, fresh fruit, yogurt, cheese, and almonds along with chocolate all left for us to enjoy on arrival. A very thoughtful and lovely touch I think! Easy walking distance to great hiking trails and Cape Arago state park just a few hundred yards down the road. Property is managed by the homeowners, Paul and Jill, and it was nice to avoid all the deposits, cleaning fees and other "hidden" expenses that can sometimes pop up on these rental sites. We found the homeowners to be charming, polite, honest and would not hesitate to stay here again. In fact, we hope to return back soon because we had such a wonderful time!
Loft by the Lighthouse