"Our stay at the Creamery Cottage was perfect. As seasoned VRBO travelers, we are very particular, with high standards. So that’s saying a lot!
The historic 1915 Cottage is beautifully restored, tastefully decorated, and lovingly cared for, with many special touches by the owners: local cookies and organic milk; Peet’s coffee; quality linens; floral bouquets; many interesting books (including local history and art). The kitchen is well-stocked and functional, and we were pleased to be able to prepare meals, as the nearby restaurant options are limited. The Cottage is clean, bright and spacious; quite comfortable for two, but could easily accommodate a family of four. The large, hedged garden was a delight: filled with mature fruit trees, blooming lavender and roses, a small vegetable bed, picnic table, and Adirondack chairs. In all, a quiet, peaceful retreat to come “home” to, following a day out on the trails or water.
Andrew, the owner, could not have been more pleasant, responsive or helpful, every step of the way, from initial inquiry through booking and our actual stay. He and his family are frequent visitors themselves, so in addition to pride of ownership, he’s very knowledgeable about the area.
The location, for us, was ideal: quiet and residential, but close to the bustling little main street in Point Reyes Station. We really appreciated having walking access to groceries, hardware store, post office, bakery, cheese shop, a few restaurants, a fine bookstore, and a few retail shops. While we missed the small Saturday farmers market this trip, we have enjoyed it in the past.
Our primary purpose in visiting was hiking in the nearby vast Pt Reyes National Seashore, and we were not disappointed. Ridge, forest and estuary hikes were filled with sweeping, varied vistas and wildlife encounters: a red and black checkered coast garter snake sunning itself on the trail, a family of quail skittering across the road, a red tail hawk gliding soundlessly above a canyon, a coyote loping across a meadow, majestic Tule elk resting by a pond in the Reserve. Also numerous deer, turkey vultures, egrets & other water fowl. Simply wonderful.
This place has it all. The very best recommendation we can give is that we can’t wait to return to the Creamery Cottage - for a longer stay!"
Guest: Elaine M
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 8, 2015