Oh my gosh, I don't even know where to begin! My husband and I and another couple stayed here for only 2 nights (wish we'd stayed longer) to celebrate my 40th birthday. My friend and I were running a 50K close by, so we found this lovely cottage that looked perfect for the 4 of us. The Cottage exceeded our expectations! As soon as we walked in, we fell in love. It is bright, clean, and comfortable. In January, it was decorated with winter themed pillows and other decorations, including twinkle lights outside. Now, that's personal! Amy communicated very well and really made us feel at home. The Cottage has so many personal touches to make you feel pampered. There was a welcome basket waiting for us when we arrived, the fire pit had wood AND newspaper in it ready to be lit, and the hot tub was ready to go! There were shampoo and soap dispensers in the bathrooms, plus hair dryers and plenty of towels. There were board games, books, foosball, ping pong, horseshoes, and many other games and activities to enjoy at your leisure. They thought of everything and didn't cut any corners on this place. The front porch was relaxing and the back porch was amazing! We spent both nights out in the hot tub (REALLY nice after that 50K) enjoying the sound of the waterfall and a croaking frog. The kitchen was well-appointed for the most part. My husband loves to cook, so he and my friend's husband cooked dinner for us both nights. The only thing they said they wish they had were a few basic spices, but I'm sure if we'd have just asked, Amy would have brought us what we needed (her house is right behind the cottage). They even used the grill for burgers one night. This is an old family home that has been completely remodeled beautifully, but they kept the charm and a few items from it's former glory, such as some artwork, a quilt, and an old telephone. Many of the photos on the wall were taken by Amy herself. The beds were comfortable and there were even robes for use in the closet! There were little signs and labels to tell a little bit about the history (and let us know where things were), which was really neat. We also didn't realize how close we were to the coast! Hwy. 1 is super close, so if you want to sightsee, it's a great place to be. We will definitely be back! This is a great getaway, and it is definitely better than any description or photos will show. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Amy! 5+ stars!