Fodor's Expert Review Mar Vista Cottages

35101 S. Hwy 1, Gualala, California, 95445, USA

Escape to nature and retro-charm at these refurbished, gadget-free 1930s cottages, four with two bedrooms and eight with one. Your daily activities here will include snipping flowers for a bouquet, harvesting a bounty of vegetables for dinner from the organic garden and greenhouse, finding a basket of freshly laid eggs at your door, roaming open meadows with resident goats and chickens, and soaking in views of the blustery coastline. You won't find a TV, phone, radio, or even a clock in the rooms, but you will find hardwood floors, fireplaces, embroidered curtains, a white-enamel stove in the full, if diminutive, kitchen, and straw sun hats hanging from hooks. For exercise, stroll the beautiful grounds or take a path to Fish Rock Beach. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property.

PROS

  • commune-with-nature solitude
  • peaceful retreat
  • walking path to beach

CONS

  • no other businesses within walking distance
  • no TVs or phones in rooms
  • two-night minimum on weekends

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
GreenViews
Quiet
Near the beach
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 707-884–3522 | 877-855–3522

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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