Hello I'm Kyle. I want each of my guests to leave inspired and refreshed from a relaxing weekend in Westport.
Thanks Kyle. We had a lot of fun during our stay. Like other reviewers said I really enjoyed discovering all the art inside and outside of the house. And what a sweet view from the kitchen window. The nearby beaches were great and just short walks from the house. The store one block away was cool and the community was super friendly. So cool to be just south of the "Lost coast" Cheers
Do yourself a favor and book this property! Kyle is gracious and has created a fun environment with accommodations to make you feel comfortable and relaxed; a home away from home. Awesome hot tub, fire pit and the most comfy beds. Stop at the grocery store and stock up... There's no reason to leave this gem.
My husband and I spent our 10th anniversary at Kyle's place and we loved it! The place was very homey, very clean, and we loved the hilarious and whimsical artwork. It was like staying in a gallery and we spent a great deal of our time staring at the walls and giggling. Kyle's place is such a romantic spot. The hot tub, the whale watching, the sunsets, the gorgeous deserted beaches. It's paradise. He also has a great book collection and I could always find something interesting to read while sunbathing on the deck. I had an amazing yoga session on the deck overlooking the ocean. We can't wait to come back.
My family enjoyed our stay in the "Whale Cabin" immensely on our week long vacation. The house is so charming and cozy. We curled up with a couple of the movies and boardgames that were there one night and woke up to the sound of sea otters yelping in the morning. The sun sets out the kitchen window which makes cooking a very enjoyable job. We explored the beach close by and were so close to other destinations like Ft. Bragg it should have been our permanent stop on my redwood quest.
This was our 4th trip up to Kyle's oasis. He is such an amazing host! I don't want to spoil all the little surprises he will leave for you, but you should know there will be surprises! Aside, from his skills to make you feel at home and at ease, this place shines like a gem in my heart. His art and "interior design" has a way of bringing out the inner child in us all. And the ocean view, hot tub, and fire pit set the stage for ultimate relaxation. After you experience this place with your own eyes, you will leave Westport with a renewed spirt and new found sense of child-like curiosity. I guarantee it!
(Also Westport itself it the most charming coastal town I have ever been to. And I have traveled Highway 1 extensively. The beaches are picturesque and nearly desolate every time.) If you are looking to "escape", looking to "get away", or "find peace", then you have found your answer and you can stop searching. Enjoy!
Had a great time! Very cool set up. Great for a group of 4. I liked the ocean view, big dining table, well-equipped kitchen, fire pit (made s'mores!), hot tub, and away-from-it-all feel. I guess the only thing that I would change is having a newer TV. But I suppose the point is to be disconnected! Some of the artwork was "interesting" from the parents' perspective--definitely a very quirky feel to the place. We had a great weekend :)
We visited the area to spend some time near the ocean and in the redwood trees. Kyle's house was a perfect spot to do both. His comfortable home was a welcome place to enjoy a memorable family weekend. The quiet ocean-side setting is amazing and was exactly what we were hoping for. The location is also a great spot for day trips around this beautiful area. Kyle was a wonderful host, always responding quickly, giving great suggestions and providing everything we needed to enjoy his unique and cozy dream house. He even emailed me the day of our arrival to warn us of the slippery back steps knowing that we were bringing our 82 year old Dad and being concerned for his safety since it was raining that day. I don't think it gets more thoughtful than that. Thank you Kyle for sharing this wonderful place with us. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again!
Where to start? This house could not have been better for us. At first glance, I thought to myself, Oh, ok, kinda close to the road but one step onto the property and the road was completely forgotten. When we stepped through the " the white picket fence " into the back yard , immediately our stress started to slip away. the view of the deck was magnificent. Many whale sightings, lovely. And the hot tub was so relaxing after a wonderful meal that we got to make ourselves ( very nice after eating restaurant food for 2 weeks). The inside of the house is undescribable, awakening your senses in every room. We slept in the ocean side room on a wonderful bed that enveloped you the minute you layed down. They days we were there were cloudy and wet, depressing, not a chance! The aura of peace that this house exudes is pure magic. We almost didn't go down to the beach because of the weather but we decided we had to at least see it, so we put on our hoodies and windbreakers and off we went. Oh my, we were sooo glad we did, beautiful and majestic does not begin to describe it. We also made a trip across the street to the quirky little variety store there. It smelt wonderful, they were baking a pizza, handmade on sight, and the people were so friendly, gave us some old newspapers to light the barbq with.
I know this is long and your probably tired of reading it but the experience of this cottage/house is life giving. We couldn't have felt more at home.
To you, Kyle, thank you for allowing us to be part of your dream. The wine, chocolates, gummies and note just made the whole experience even more touching. I loved that you allowed us to be part of the many works of art on your walls. Have you found the little bit of Canada left behind? It may have blown away with that storm.
We will definetly be back, an earthquake couldn't keep us away. If you are looking for your "peace of mind " and a little slice of heaven, this is the place you want to go.
As if the awesome location and view were not enough, Kyle is a gracious host leaving chocolates on the pillows, wine and a thank you note (not to mention the best ever tasting whale jelly candies). Hate to share this review as this is truly heaven on earth and don't want to share. Thanks Kyle. We'll be back.
Our stay was wonderful! Kyle had everything arranged when we arrived, even a dozen roses for valentine's day! Everything about the house is fun and relaxing. We enjoyed cooking together in the kitchen and lounging in the living room. Kyle lets guests draw a whale picture and frames them on the wall! It was really fun and cool to see everyone else's drawings from past trips. Kyle was supper attentive to email and gave us great suggestions on what to do. The view of the ocean is amazing, and great beaches are only a short walk away. The hot tub is also a definitely plus. Even on a rainy day, we enjoyed hanging around the house and being in such a welcoming home. Thank you for everything Kyle!