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Reviewed January 22, 2016

A longstanding friend and I shared a delightful 2 night rendezvous at the Beach Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous location, the beautiful views from our waterside cottage, the cozy fireplace, the comfortable bed and well-appointed kitchen, the attractive landscaping and outdoor decks, and proximity to local amenities like hiking trails and nearby eateries. We would recommend these cottages for friends and couples looking for a relaxing getaway in beautiful surroundings - and we'll definitely be back for a return visit.

Room tip: The Beach Cottage offers great views right on the water.
Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

This is a wonderful spot in a gorgeous natural habitat, within striking distance of a great city. It is the perfect place for old friends to spend a few days renewing their bonds while enjoying the manifold charms of the environment. The lodgings handsome, thoughtful, warm. The prices very reasonable in what is an increasingly dear market. The management talented and low key. I could not recommend it more highly.

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank elmero
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Reviewed December 8, 2015

If you love being surrounded by water, hills and interesting birdlife, and if you like abundant natural light in your room, a private outdoor shower with gorgeous views and minimal contact with the proprietors - this place is for you. Don't get me wrong, the proprietors are available - just out of sight, which is just fine for me.

The cleaning staff comes around Noon but we didn't need/want service during our 2 nights. They just replenished the breakfast supplies for us. All good.

If you have a dog, you and your pal will be very happy. If you don't have a dog, do not fear - the rooms are clean and do NOT smell doggy at all.

Not sure how to refer to the logdings: a room? a cottage? a cabin? The "rooms" are attached to one another but you'd never know it since everyone is either very quiet or there's good soundproofing or both. But it felt cozy like a cabin or cottage.

If you like easy hiking, it's a 10' drive to the Bear Valley Trail and Visitor's Center. But it's tempting to just stay at DCB and hang out on the deck in the Adirondack chairs, drinking morning coffee and staring at the water and birds. (heron, pelicans, lot's of ducks, terns). Easy 10' drive to Pt Reyes Station for charming shops, a small number of (good) restaurants, grocery store and hardware store.

We ate out one night and cooked-in the other night; kitchen is adequately supplied with cookware. We didn't mind that there was no microwave.

I rated the room as "very good" and not "excellent" for 3 reasons: 1) There was a clanking sound a couple times at night - like old pipes rattling - not sure. 2) The heater is on a thermostat but we still got overheated on it's minimal setting. Had to keep getting up in the night to monkey with it and finally turned it off. Maybe it's just me - maybe the thermostat could be upgraded - not sure. 3) The double bed is a bit small for 2 and the ladder to the loft was a bit inconvenient. Probably no problem for younger folks who might enjoy the adventure of climing up and down!

The fridge was well-stocked with breakfast items.

We stayed in the "Skye" room. The ladder leading up to the loft bed is for the able-bodied only. Make sure you look at the DCB website and get a good idea of what you'll be climbing before you reserve Skye. You will, however, be rewarded with gorgeous views upon awakening - just pull the white curtain back as you lie in bed and enjoy ample the water view.

Room tip: If you can afford the "Beach" room go for it: Larger kitchen, normal stairs up to the bedroom and it has a waterfront deck.
Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Claire S
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Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Skye Cottage, the smallest at Dancing Coyote. We found it to be cozy, relaxing, comfortable, and well appointed. Loved the outdoor shower. The refrigerator was stocked with all the necessities for a good light breakfast: eggs, yogurt, granola, english muffins, milk, and coffee. The fireplace was set for an evening fire with paper, kindling, and logs. The Adirondack chairs on the deck overlooking the bay are very comfortable and there are enough for the guests at all cottages to lounge outside and not feel crowded. I would strongly recommend Skye Cottage for a single person or couple and it can sleep up to 4 if privacy isn't a concern.

Date of stay: August 2015
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed August 28, 2015

We rented the Skye Cottage with another couple - four of us total. We made it work, but it was small.

There are a lot of windows in this unit - very beautiful surroundings on the bay. The shower is outside; the water pressure and temperature were good. While mostly private, it is outside and not completely private (didn't bother us - but could bother some). The bathroom is tiny with a very small sink and toilet. There is no fan...this was probably the most bothersome thing...with four people, it would have been nice to have a fan to dull down some of the toilet noise.

There was a ladder to a queen size mattress on a "loft". I slept here - I enjoyed moving the drape to look out onto the bay in the morning. Downstairs, there was a day bed/trundle. Once this was out - it was bedtime...there was nowhere to move around downstairs.

No tv's (WiFi would allow for Netflix). A smaller table (with four chairs). Another sitting chair. The kitchen is well appointed with pots/pans to cook the eggs...coffee maker...toaster for the muffins. Oatmeal can be made with the hot water from the coffee maker.

You can walk into town - but on a Tuesday, not much was open at night. We ended up going into Point Reyes Station for dinner (maybe 10/15 minutes away). It was a nice place to stay to visit Point Reyes National Seashore.

You could have swam right off the beach... It would have been nice to have a kayak or canoe in the morning when the water was calm.

Overall - very peaceful. A unique experience.

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank warrenville111
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