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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Lascaux room which was comfortable. The shower was nice and everything was very clean. The tasty breakfast is home-made and different every day. The b&b is very close to SFO airport. Emily and Raymond are warm hosts with a great sense of humor.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 8, 2016

From first contact to checking out the owners of the Goose & Turrets couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. When we arrived after an exhausting journey we were welcomed with refreshing drinks and snacks and sent straight to bed even though it was the middle of the day. Both rooms we stayed in were comfortable, spotless and airy. The...

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Maggiejake, Owner at The Goose and Turrets, responded to this review

Thank you, Richard, for the positive review appreciating the attention we always try to give our guests. You made my day! Come back again. emily

Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Emily and Raymond are great people that want only to share their life and experiences of simpler times and long forgotten ways. The Hummingbird Suite was a great peaceful space. Breakfast was a wonderful suprise and welcomed break from the usual grab 'n' go. Wonderfully presented and...

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Maggiejake, Owner at The Goose and Turrets, responded to this review

Thank you, Brandon, for the good words about Goose & Turrets. You were a good guest (and a good eater); we hope you will return soon. Emily

Austin, Texas
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Now that our vacation has finished I wanted to let you know how disappointed we were with our stay on the 13th. I largely chose your establishment based on reviews from google, trip adviser and hotels.com. While I am perfectly at home with an old historic setting I was not happy with the condition of our room. Let me explain....

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Maggiejake, Owner at The Goose and Turrets, responded to this review

Marc: I am sorry you were so disappointed in your stay at Goose & Turrets. If you had mentioned any of the problems when you were here, we would have happily given you a different room. No, I am not going to refund your money, as you suggested, just to keep you from writing bad reviews. Has this ploy worked...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed September 16, 2015

If you are looking for a clean comfortable bed and breakfast with a dash of afternoon tea and homebaked cobbler then look no further! The Goose and Turrets offer all that and more. From the moment you walk in the door you are made to feel like old friends. Emily and Raymond the hosts are world travelers and have stories...

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Placerville, California
Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were greeted by Emily and Raymond and treated like friends from arrival to departure. Breakfast, which Emily makes different each day was fantastic with lots of special touches. Ours was followed by Marion berries in brandy! We loved the aviation memorabilia in the Clipper room. It also included a great bed and a comfy lounge chair. Although we didn't...

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3Thank Linda B
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Goose & Turrets is one of the nicest B&Bs we have stayed at in our world travels! The building is an 107-year old red wood house surrounded by gardens and hedges and filled with interesting memorabilia that the owners, Raymond and Emily, have picked up all over the world. Each room has a theme: hummingbirds, air travel, cave art and...

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San Diego
Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I stayed for one night in October during a walking trip from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay. We had no car and were walking "inn to inn" based on an itinerary suggested in the book Walkabout Northern California by Tom Courtney. The Goose and Turrets provided a good overnight stopping place in the middle of our...

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3Thank PhDsU
Montara, California
Reviewed October 30, 2014

Tucked away away in the back of Montara is a gem of a bed & breakfast in a historic building that used to serve as town hall, post office and a general store (among other incarnations). The current owners, Emily and Raymond Hoche-Mong converted it into a delightful bed & breakfast. They serve tea at 4:30 for those who have...

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Flushing, New York
Reviewed October 27, 2014

There is literally nothing good that can be said about this place. I feel extremely cheated for the amount I paid to stay here. It is definitely time for this b&b to close its doors. The house is old, smells and is not cleaned properly. The bed had springs going into our backs. There are no locks on the bedroom...

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  • Free Breakfast
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The Goose & Turrets is an old-fashioned B&B where you are pampered with comfortable beds and generous four-course breakfasts. There is also an afternoon tea of freshly brewed teas from around the world accompanied by savouries and sweets - in a setting of lively conversation. The house was built in 1907 as a grocery, post office, and town hall. After its long and checkered history, the Hoche-Mongs converted it into a bed and breakfast in 1983 and have been welcoming happy guests ever since. It sits in an acre of gardens which contains an Appalachian courting swing, two hammocks, and a bocce ball pitch. Montara Beach is a half-mile walk away as is a terrific Peruvian restaurant with a huge view. Nearby one may fish, kayak, go whale watching, aero-sightseeing, beach combing, hiking, biking, antiquing, shopping in quaint stores at Princeton Harbor and in Half Moon Bay, explore Montara Mountain or go down the coast to Pescadero's famous restaurant and market or continue to Año Nuevo to encounter mammoth elephant seals. On a foggy day, you may choose to just sit by the fire and read and listen to classical music. It's a good place for adventure and for complete lethargy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Goose and Turrets

Address: 835 George St., POB 370937, Montara, CA 94037-0937
Location: United States > California > Montara
Price Range: $220 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Goose and Turrets 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Hummingbird room!”
 of 5 bubbles 949richardah, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“Both owners are pilots. Ask about their travels and they will have wonderful tales to tell. It's such a treat to get away from the hurly-burly of high-tech life. We loved the Demetra Room, with its garden door that opens to the back patio, but it doesn't have a tub.”
 of 5 bubbles fogcellist, Oct 30, 2014 | Read review
“Request private bath.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnK190, Sep 3, 2014 | Read review
“Our favorite is the Goose Room, a very quiet room, and we have also stayed in the Hummingbird room, and been happy there.”
 of 5 bubbles ShelleyC852, Jan 23, 2013 | Read review
“Hummingbird is quite large for $190, Lascaux has the only bed smaller than a queen, Clipper has private bath across the hall. These two are $145.”
 of 5 bubbles ArnieDonna, Nov 4, 2011 | Read review
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