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Captain's Quarters lower deck withexclusive use hot tub at the very end closest to the ocean Deer wander through the yard
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Hot tub just for you outside Mermaid's Suite  bedroom door.
Captain's Quarters lower deck withexclusive use hot tub at the very end closest to the ocean
Deer wander through the yard
The Deck often is sunny and warm even in winter.
Oregon's  dramatic rock formations are perfect for   watching the tide changes twice a day.
Evening does not equal boring.
This area is known for its dramatic coastline
moonrise
John and Nancy-your hosts, who enjoy sharing the experience of happy guests!
Another Beautiful Day at the Muse
Breakfast is whenever you want it and we keep it as organic as possible or tell you what is not.
We won this award 2 years go and Certificates of Excellence after that.
Kitchen corner. We prepare breakfast for you.
Storm watching
You are welcome to play the piano
Join us for happy hour if you'd like. Wine or mixed drinks on the house.
Mermaid bedroom
Front entry
Mermaid bedroom
Watch sunrise from the hot tub with a cup of hot coffee
Naughty mermaid bar. Help yourself.
Captain's Quarters bathroom
Walk in shower forCaptain's Quarters
Upstairs common tv viewing area
Common dining area
Mermaid's hot tub
Common area reading nook
Sitting room for the Mermaid suite
Entry hall
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Brookings, Oregon

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jodyb0424
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Complete hospitality”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We arrived and were immediately welcomed like we were old friends. After visiting over wine and cheese we were giving an excellent dinner reccomendation. We returned to the hot tub while watching the moon shimmer over the ocean.....hard to believe this place was real!!
Great hosts! Great location! Just GREAT!!

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Liked best: Our host, the hot tub, the view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
Oct 21, 2013
We are pleased to provide the hospitality because people like you arrive at the door!
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GRANTS PASS
Reviewed August 2, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
3
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 2, 2013
We are honored that you and Susan come frequently and that so far we have withstood the test of time. For your part, you are certainly a "Wizard" with words!
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Donna43Je...
Talent, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Why would a couple want to stay anyplace else?”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

First, I apologize for not writing this sooner! I was a little hesitant because sometimes, rarely, a place really is too good to be true and once the word gets out it becomes impossible to go again without making a reservation many months in advance! Besides the natural beauty of the setting and the great food there was something else that was very important to me. I felt like I was visiting family...family I like a lot. Casual, not fussy, amazing art collection, completely relaxing. David and I had a truly wonderful time, right down to watching the first episode of "Mr Selfridge" with you both! Judging from the reviews I think you have done a great job making your magical home into one of the best vacation experiences anyone could have! Best wishes for continued success! David and Donna

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Liked best: John and Nancy
Liked least: We had to leave.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
Jul 21, 2013
Donna: I apologize to you that it took me so long to put into any words why I appreciate evaluations such as yours so much. As a psychologist one has to be ready to deal with a lot of ambiguity as to how things turned out in a clients life, or even frequent failure to see them reach their stated goals. As an Inn Keeper, your feedback is unambiguous and your indicated pleasure and fond memories, are the reason I enjoy doing this!
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tbush33
Glendale, Arizona
1 review
“Absolutely wonderful!!! Perfect spot for a romantic getaway along the coast of Oregon.”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Warm, Inviting, entertaining, & beautiful.

This was one of our nights for our Honeymoon, and we could not be more happy with it. We arrived in Brookings a little late, around 8:30pm, and had no troubles getting to the property. As soon as we got to the house, Nancy welcomed us and asked us if she could fix us up a plate. Which I thought was very kind. She showed us to our room and invited us to come join them for some drink out in the living room if we wanted. We didn't feel pressured at all, it was just an open invite for us. So as soon as we were settled in, we took them up on their offer and drank some wine and chatted with them. John stayed up with us and entertained till around midnight. We had a great time talking. After that we hit the hot tub for a little bit, which was fantastic. The bed was super comfortable and the sheets were amazing! In the morning, John had breakfast ready to go. The food was great, we had mixed fruit and some quiche. Toast and cereal if we wanted. Last night when we were talking, I asked John for some recommendations on where we should go next. He told us about a few places that sounded very nice and Nancy even printed us out a bunch of info on the places for us. John had called some places in the morning for us to check to see if they had any availability and to get us a great deal. Overall, we had a great time! I would recommend this place to any couple or couples looking to getaway for a couple days. We only stayed one day, but we wished we had stayed two.

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Liked best: Our hosts
Liked least: There wasn't anything I disliked.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Jul 1, 2013
Thank you for such a welcome and appreciated endorsement! I do not usually stay up until midnight talking over wine, especially after Nancy has packed off to bed , but the time flew by that night. The next morning I enjoyed helping you revise your Honeymoon trip schedule, because who would not be enchanted with The Benbow?
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JoeAz
Phoenix
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The reviews were definitely right....”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We just stayed at this B&B based on TripAdvisor reviews and it was wonderful. It is a unique property in that you have a private bedroom and bath in a great family home with a view that is amazing. While we did not use the hot tub, it was a mere six steps from our bedroom patio door. We can't say enough about the owners, we have never felt so at home in someone else's home; from the wine and snacks in their living room to breakfast in their kitchen (our choice, as the breakfast bar was very homey,) it was fabulous. As the reviews stated, the bed was unbelievably comfortable. Their recommendations for local restaurants were terrific. We are still talking about what a fun time we had.

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Management Response
Jun 27, 2013
Joe&Sherry: Thank you very much for such a generous review! The two of you have been to some of the best vacation resorts in the world, so neither Nancy nor I expected this. It felt like winning at the Academy awards, but luckily nobody else had to be a loser. Please come again. John and Nancy
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Joel S
Alta Loma, California
1 review
“Awesome Views, Great Breakfast, Very Accommodating Host, Most Comfortable Bed”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We stayed here 2 nights on a road trip up the coast of Southern California to Oregon. We enjoyed the awesome views and the super comfortable bed. The host, John, was very nice and accommodating. The breakfasts were wonderful. Unfortunately it poured rain the entire day we were there and were not able to enjoy the hot tub. But nonetheless, we totally enjoyed our stay in Brookings.

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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Fightingc...
Occoquan, Virginia
1 review
“Peaceful, Beautiful, & Comfortable”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We stayed with John and Nancy for four nights. This was our first private bookin experience, and we had no preconceived expectations. Our stay was wonderful. We could not have asked for more gracious and friendly hosts. John and Nancy are very personable and interesting people. They welcomed and treated us much like family. We were greeted every morning cheerfully with many different breakfast options and most importantly for us, delicious coffee.

Our room was private, favored a beautiful view of the ocean with its rugged shoreline, and was appointed with an extremely comfortable bed. We were provided a private full bathroom and use of a soothing hot tub with spectacular views of the ocean. After many long walks through nearby state parks and along Oregon beaches, the hot tub was a wonderful luxury.

We enjoyed getting to know John and Nancy who were willing to share much of their knowledge of the state parks, shorelines, local history as well as their experiences living in the area. We enjoyed our full stay thoroughly. Despite our lack of experience with bed and breakfast establishments, I doubt we will have the same rich, quality experience as our stay with John and Nancy. For us, our first experience with John and Nancy likely set the bar too high. Stay with John and Nancy, and you will never regret your decision!

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Mar 16, 2013
I just read this very gracious review,after a morning that had enough problems brewing that I felt my mood deflating. This put some "wind beneath my wings", as the song goes, so you have been really great again. I hope we can see you folks again soon!
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