"An EASY five stars! From the moment that we pulled up and walked through the garden on our way to the cottage door, we knew that we were in for a treat. We had a European + Hawaiian style relaxing mini vacation all rolled into one. Starting with the gardens, the foliage was bursting with beautiful colors and textures. Sooo glad that we brought our cameras! We enjoyed sitting and relaxing outside in the forest setting as if we had traveled far from home ... even though we found ourselves less than two hours from our home in Pleasanton, CA. The cottage itself ... WOW! Quaint, cozy, colorful, anything we needed was there. To say that the bed was comfortable is an understatement; it was an inviting perfect firmness cloud that we drifted into. We cracked the window open, and the fresh cool ocean air drifting in through the outside silence made for a delightful night. The living area with its fireplace was welcoming and, like the whole property, was put together with high-grade materials using extremely high standards. The super selection of teas, coffees, and chocolate, along with drawers full of utensils and tools made for one smile after another. And outside the cottage is Carmel with its delectable food and wines in an environment of shopping, gardens, and of course ... the clean and spacious Carmel beach. And by the way, the piano bar and food preparation and presentation at Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch was perfect, as usual. For us, on the way down or going home, a lunch stop for the gourmet Mexican cuisine in Moss Landing at the Whole Enchilada (Hwy 1) is mandatory!
Be nice to yourselves. Spend a night at Aloha. You'll want more."
Guest: Jamie and John
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 17, 2015