What an amazing spot - so convenient to town, trails, and the hosts provided the most thoughtful amenities. Bed is so comfy and the deck is an awesome place to relax after a hike. The kitchen has everything you need. There is also a wonderful market nearby - seriously well-stocked with great pantry/produce items for a small market. You can listen to music playing from Aroma across the street while making dinner. Or you can walk down to the creek and feel far away. Thank you Michael and Cat!
Wonderful place!! Definitely bring a 4-wheel-drive. My friends and I had such a great time here. Beautiful scenery, great deck, kitchen setup, bathroom with the best views! I even took a cold shower... cuz why not! We were only there one day but it was amazing and I hope to be back.
Great and easy stay for the August 21 solar eclipse! We only stayed one night and arrived pretty late in the night so we didn't spend a lot of time but it was exactly what we wanted: in the path of totality and a place to camp for the night!
This was my first stay using Hipcamp and it was pretty wonderful. We didn't meet the hosts but they were so responsive via messaging. The greenhouse is lovely with lots of fun plants and structures to explore. It was the first time I've ever used a brick oven and that was both challenging and fun. Tip- if you plan to use the oven, bring firewood pre-chopped into smaller pieces (if you are familiar with using axes, there were two available on site) and start early (at least an hour before if using the smaller pieces of wood and give it 2+ hours if you are using the big pieces of wood). The pieces you typically get in a cord of wood at the store are too large and it will take a LONG time to get the fire to the embers stage where you can finally cook. Also, remember to bring flour/semolina/cornmeal if you plan on making pizzas. We forgot and didn't want to drive back out to get some. We did have foil and oil and ended up making calzones instead. There is also another section of the oven with two burners where you can build a smaller fire and use it as a stove top. The beach access was picturesque but unfortunately, we went later in the afternoon when the tide came in so it was all rocks. There were also a few folks out fishing and they used the picnic table area... so we simply enjoyed the view from the top on a bench. We stayed during one of the weekends when there was an event. It was a wedding and I would say the only tricky thing was that the ceremony was held near the beach so we couldn't go on that trail until it was over. When guests were arriving for the wedding, we definitely bumped into a lot of them as they were walking around the property and checking out the barnyard animals just like we were. No big deal as everyone was polite and pleasant to each other but it was surprising at first. Once the reception began, it was surprisingly quiet. We thought we'd be dancing to the music in the greenhouse but we barely heard anything. The bathroom/shower system was clean and simple-- so much better than what you'd typically get camping. The separate outdoor structure had a sink and flushing toilet on one side and a hot water shower with a view on the other side. If you wake up really early in the morning like I did, you'll feel the coastal mist in the air and see so many bunnies hopping around. It's also the perfect time to befriend all the animals at the barnyard (the alpaca is the sweetest!) because they are really up and starting their day. This is a really long review for just a one-night stay but I definitely could have used some of these pointers! We were wishing we could stay longer so we could enjoy the beach some more and attempt to master the pizza oven. Overall, it was a fun experience and I highly recommend-- especially for those who want a gentle transition from hoteling to camping. Thank you Fred and Jinger!