This is the perfect home for our family of seven and our 8-year-old Labrador. We spent four days at Casa Del Sol to celebrate a birthday, reconnect with family and simply relax in the comforts of this beautiful home. Since it was my brother's birthday, we decided that he would occupy the master bedroom which accommodated his special needs. The room has a wonderful view looking out onto the deck and the lush green pastures.
The house exceeded our expectation in that it was far more spacious, inside and out. The home is very clean, comfortable and relaxing It has the most well equipped kitchen we have ever encountered; weather it's cookware, dishware, or utensils. The house is well provided with all the necessary amenities that you would possibly need.
We thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic Great Room. Tall windows to the South bring in sunlight and the windows to the East give you the view of the ocean, a cow pasture next door with lush green grass and an unobstructed view of the coast!
The owner took the extra time to display Christmas items and decorations around the house...very festive and tastefully done. She even had doggie treats in a ceramic jar placed on the counter of the bar area...she thinks of everyone!
We had so much fun preparing all of our meals at the house and the dining area was large enough to accommodate our family. The outdoor grill/propane was very useful. We grilled marinated Korean style beef ribs and fresh oysters that we bought in the town of Bodega (where they filmed the movie, "The Birds"). Stopped at the Marina (near Spud Point) and picked up live crab...crab is in season and it is plentiful this time of the year. Plus, Spud Point is known for the best clam chowder in the area, not to mention their crab sandwiches!
Although California is in much need of rain, we welcomed the rain during our stay at Casa Del Sol! During the early morning of our last day we experienced heavy downpours and gusting winds. Nobody wanted to venture out under those conditions! There were news alerts warning drivers of road closures due to flooding. So we quickly called the owner and asked if we would be able to extend our stay for one more day. She was very accommodating and understood our situation. Thank you, Ardelle!
We enjoyed our stay at Casa Del Sol and we are already planning for our next stay next year!