"What an amazing stay we had for three nights in this lovely, clean, well-appointed cottage - nothing can beat the unsurpassed views always available while cooking, BBQing, reading, listening to music, napping, soaking in the outdoor tub (we did not, however the location of this soaking tub is amazing), and listening to the sounds of the water lapping on the beach.
We ventured out on long walks thru the Strauss Dairy pastures, and everywhere - the cows actually seemed to welcome our visits and posed for many photos!! The Tomales Bakery was closed during our stay, however is a MUST for anyone interested in REALLY fine bakery items. The Dungeness crab at Nick's was FRESH FRESH FRESH and completely 'over the top' delicious in the Louie salad. This, along with a bowl of clam chowder and glasses of wine made a late afternoon lunch perfect. But wait, the next day we collected oysters from Hog Island Oyster Company to BBQ back at the cottage. OMG, the whole experience of enjoying these most delicious morsels, hot off the cottage BBQ, alongside wine while sitting on the deck of the cottage - with endless views and fresh air - well, PERFECT.
At times we could almost imagine Jack London joining us in the amazing historic cottage with its comfortable 'curl up' reading chair, rocker, sofas, wood floors, rugs, and gorgeous wood trimmed windows. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals - and for two 'foodies' that live to forage outstanding food, the local resources and kitchen provisions were far more than adequate. We even called ahead to make sure a coffee maker was available for the coveted cup of liquid gold in the mornings, and had an immediate response from Robert letting us know that there were two coffee makers available, including the details of their filters - AND the filters were available. PERFECT.
We chose to sleep downstairs on the MOST comfortable queen sofa bed, snugged in front of the cozy fireplace, awakened by the sounds of lapping water, birds, and need we say again, THE VIEWS.
There is no question that we will return - again, and again. We only hesitate to share this 'gem' to everyone we know, saving the magic of this cottage for ourselves and only those that will respect and care for this space in the manner it deserves.
Thank you, Robert and Tom.
Cary and Bob"
Guest: Cary W.
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: May 8, 2016