My boyfriend and I had decided to take a trip to Central California for his birthday and do some nature exploring on the coast and skydiving in Monterey. I found Doug's listing and from the first email he was very welcoming and informational.
When we got to the cabin we got there very late but he let us know how to get settled in and that we would meet him the next day. What a beautiful cabin, so simple and peaceful, exactly what we were looking for. Tucked away from the coast about 3 miles into the Redwood trees on a gravel road away from noise and people. The cabin inside had a fireplace with a futon in front of it, a full size bed, a small dining table and full functioning kitchen with a balcony overlooking the mountains and the trees below. My favorite was the outside bathroom on the balcony, it had a shower head, claw bathtub, and toilet- how invigorating to shower outside in the sun, looking out to the mountain range and the smell of the redwoods around you!!
During the nights the fireplace kept us warm, and the sound of the creek below sang us to sleep. In the morning it was beautiful to see the sunshine through the trees into the windows of the cabin. We made our breakfast and ate it on the balcony in the tree tops listening to the birds and the flowing creek below. After breakfast we met Doug and his adorable Golden Retriever, Sammy, and we chatted for about an hour, Doug is a very nice, happy and friendly guy. Afterwards we hiked down to the ravine and found a small tranquil waterfall we had our lunch by and enjoyed the nature around us. During the day we explored the coast line and took pictures of the sunset. Later that night when we got back to the cabin we made dinner with red wine and a bubble bath outside under the stars- it was a love story fantasy come true- This will be a trip never to forget!!
I've told all of my friends about the cabin and they are all jealous of the time we had. Thanks to Doug, Donna, and Sammy, we got just what we needed to get back to nature. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality! :)