It is indeed a serene cottage, very secluded feeling but just a quick drive into town. Very cozy and lovely space. Mary was wonderful to work with and very available for anything we needed.
The Serene Cottage is a lovely cottage located in a beautiful setting.
We had an absolutely lovely stay. Gorgeous setting, warm & attentive hosts. We wish our stay was longer.
What a wonderful place to stay! It was very quiet and safe, great for a young woman like myself that needed some security while making her first trip alone to the other side of the country. Mary Lee and Scot helped me when I got lost in San Fran on my day out, she kept me calm and told me the safest way to get home and to let her know I had arrived home safely. Course, there are worse places to get stuck in San Fran than to be stuck on Haight Street where all the hippies live, LOL. Even so, it was great to know someone who knew the areas better than I did.
Woodland's is a local grocery store and I got dinner there both nights of my stay. Excellent ready to go meals that make being away from home a little closer. The staff was very friendly.
One thing I did not know before heading to San Fran, there is a bag fee of $0.10, and many places don't take travelers checks. This in no way reflects poorly on Mary Lee and Scot, but I do want to make note of that for other folks looking to travel to the area. LUCKILY! Mary Lee does have shopping bags in the closet. I will remember to bring them with me next time I visit.
Serene Cottage is a delight. One of the best settings I have yet to have with airbnb. I travel for business and this location was more than a home away from home, it was a wonderful relief and rejuvenating experience. Mary Lee was a wonderful host.
This was the most lovely, cozy cottage I could have imagined staying at. Fresh air, fresh firewood, a cozy bed and on top of it all Mary was very helpful and kind. A five star for sure- I hope to be back soon!
Lovely little cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting. You feel far away from it all, but are close to town. Mary Lee was the perfect host -- welcoming, responsive if we needed anything, but gave us plenty of privacy. A perfect place to recharge your battery and enjoy the redwoods. The cottage is small but well appointed, and we were very comfortable. Thank you very much Mary Lee!
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The cottage was indeed "serene" and quiet. It was perfect for my meditation retreat. Although, I would have liked to have known ahead of time about the last few minutes of the drive to the property which was through a very winding narrow path up a ridge with a canyon on one side, and then arriving to the gate with a very deep incline to the parking lot, and finally the 50 steps or so to the cottage. I got good exercise unloading my belongings and had to be organized before leaving or coming to the cottage! I made do without a kitchen and shopped at the nearby Woodlands Marketplace which is like a Whole Foods. They also have a Cafe next door with healthy meals. I would recommend this cottage to friends with the warnings mentioned above. I would suggest driving there during daylight. Scott was kind enough to help me cart my belongings up the steps when I left! Very much appreciated! Thanks also for checking on the wi-fi connection. Namaste!
We had a wonderful ten days in the Serene Cottage. Mary Lee and Scot were fantastic hosts and very hospitable while still making sure we got as much privacy as we wanted. On a personal note, I much appreciated the great Internet connection that was provided - even if the beautiful scenery mostly kept us distracted from such things.