I do not even know where to begin with how perfect our 4 night stay for my 50th Birthday Celebration was made because of the magical surroundings of the Blackthorne. I originally wanted to book a unique stay in a Lighthouse for my party weekend and just happened upon the Blackthorne in my internet research. I booked the Blackthorne after seeing the website and listing on the rental site. I sent the owner Robert an email then my husband called and gave a deposit about 10 months in advance because we know Memorial day weekend would be a big one for week-end getaways, weddings and vacationers too! Have to say I always think the sites with photos and professional videos have a way of exaggerating the beauty of a place, but not in the case of Blackthorn. It is truly beautiful. At the end of the street is a market called Perry’s with a fabulous Deli and a short drive to Pont Reyes Station where there are several very good restaurants, like the Station House, Stellina and the Cowgirl Creamery. We didn’t get into the Bovine Bakery, but based upon the length of the line, I would say it must be pretty good too. A few miles away is the Bear Valley Visitor’s Center where you can obtain a permit for a beach bonfire, which we did at Limantour Beach. Drakes Bay Oysters is about 10 miles away and Hog Island Oysters is about the same in the other direction. There are so many things to do in the area, or you could do nothing but enjoy he tranquility that surrounds this magical home. The personality the home has in unmeasurable. . The price is remarkable considering the fact that I have spent the same for mediocre 2-3 bedroom homes in the non-private not so tranquil Dillon’s Beach and Bodega Bay areas. The 4 floors of fabulousness with tranquility and so much outdoor living space is fabulous. The home was also stocked with so many dishes and spices, we brought out own napkins, saran wrap, foil, garbage bags, shampoo and extra t.p., but one would not need to as they even had those there. The little touches like super lux soft throws on the sofas and books and movie were very appreciated. Basically this is home is a work of art with some architectural fabulousness everywhere you look. It is lovely to wake to birds singing and the fresh due and amazing to sit on any one of the many expansive porches during the sunny day hours and in the welcoming Jacuzzi in the evening. Just Heavenly!