"What can we say about this outstanding place-it exceeded all our expectations! We couldn’t believe that all the glowing reviews were true; we thought no place could be that perfect. Well, the Sea Otter Cottage is every bit as good as the reviews. We were looking for a quiet place, where we could relax and watch the world go by. Even though it’s near to Highway 1, we could hear very little noise, other than the crashing surf. The views are absolutely spectacular, and we were in awe of all the wildlife we saw from the back patio-dolphins, otters, whales, birds, bunnies, and even a hummingbird that came to visit every morning at the kitchen window. The cottage itself was spotless, well appointed, with a functional kitchen and plenty of room for our family of three. There is a grocery store two miles away, at The Crossroads, so getting food and drink for our week was easy. Our little girl uses a wheelchair, and the Sea Otter cottage was perfect in that it has no stairs, and the living and dining areas are very open. (The bathroom is not fully wheelchair accessible, but there was more than enough room for our needs.) The location is very close to world-class shopping, with Carmel-by-the-Sea minutes away, and all the attractions of Monterey within about 20 minutes away. We also would recommend you give yourself time to stroll the coastal path, which starts at the end of the driveway. It’s about a mile long, an easy walk, with yet more stunning views of the coast. Really made our week away memorable and relaxing-one of the best lodging experiences we have ever had. We felt like we'd really had a VACATION! Thank you to the owners for sharing this lovely space with us. We can't wait to visit again."
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 25, 2015