We stayed 6 days from September 6 through 13, and had a great time. We really enjoyed the fresh breakfasts and the conversation around the large dining table in the sunny dining room. Kris would tell us if any new events were happening in the area or recommend local restaurants, which were all excellent. Kris was generous with explaining everything we need to know or needed to do, including making reservations at the restaurants, if we needed them. The rooms were very clean, with new looking fixtures, and well decorated in the period of the house. The house is a 2 story Craftsman style in wonderful condition, and Kris was really proud of how she restored and updated the home, including the flower gardens and the beautiful original trees. The house was in a quiet part of Aptos, set off from the road in a grove of Oaks and firs. If you wanted a TV or radio, Kris could provide you one, but we didn’t even want it!
Mariola & Chris
Santa Monica, CA
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrate the Art of the Good Life at our turn-of-the-century country estate/former winery. Local produce is incorporated in culinary marvels served at breakfast. Proprietor Kris Sheehan gives insider tips on wineries, antiquing and specialty garden nurseries. Fountains splash, art and artifacts abound, sunlight streams into this glorious Arts-and-Crafts farmhouse, nestled in ten acres of meadows, twisting oaks and towering redwoods on the Monterey Bay. "Simplicity at its best." ... more less