We visited Shelter Cove and The Spyglass Inn over the Christmas holiday, and it was an exquisite experience. The view from our suite was heavenly. The suite, itself, was pristine in its cleanliness, and couldn't have been better equipped. The full kitchen was a cook's delight. The bathroom was beautifully thought out, with a excellent water pressure and no shortage of hot water. We loved relaxing in the hot tub, with the fireplace roaring and the ocean roiling below. It's obvious that Margaret and Richard put so much care into the design and detail of this exceptional getaway. Just outside of our patio (we stayed in the Dolphin Suite), we watched as the deer made their evening promenade grazing along the edge of the cormorant dusted cliffside.
As for the hospitality, both my boyfriend and I appreciate privacy, and it was unquestionably honored by the innkeepers, Richard and Margaret. Marvelously, they are able to straddle the line of providing us with complete hospitality, while allowing us the opportunity to enjoy the solitude and peace that Shelter Cove provides. As a Bay Area native and a relatively seasoned Northern California traveler, I can say that the coastline (a five-minute walk to the Black Sands Beach) and the access to largely untouched California Redwood wilderness is unparalleled.
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