Seal Cove Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
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... how hard it is to get tickets). SF is currently hosting a Louis Vuitton sailing competition as a run-up to the Americas Cup later this year, so there were a couple of the mega racing yachts flying around the bay - amazing speeds. We took one of the trolley buses to downtown SF and located Yank Sing, famous for its Dim Sum. Feeling marginally underdressed (lots of office workers), J and I had tried to pick out a few Dim Sum dishes on the take-out ...
... ones. Tired with sore legs we decided it was time to return the bikes. Anthony found the shortest route back and without hesitation we took off for it. It wasn't long before we found ourselves pushing our bikes up the hills of San Francisco again. Definitely a really fun adventure that was exhausting on the legs. It didn't take us long to find a bar for some cold beers and dinner at a little Indian restaurant before retiring to bed or an early ...
... so far, checked out filled up with petrol (harder than it looks) and on to San Fran via the obligatory outlet store. I'll keep you posted later on. Outlet store was successful, got there fine, got me some much needed Levi jeans! (Mine have broke so its definitely acceptable ha) and a tshirt , don't think its acceptable to wear vests as much here so I'm definitely in need of an extra one judging by laundry prices. On the way to ...
So I'm a bit behind on all this, but after Mt. Shasta, I toured the bay area, and saw so many great people from completely different parts of my life, who also live in completely different areas. First I stayed with Jill, my good friend from high school who I haven't seen in years! Jill lives in San Francisco, a short jog to the pier with seals, the 'musee mechanique'/mechanical museum, a view of Alcatraz, and lots of great sea ...
On Friday I got settled into what's going to be my home for the week. The Vyas family have a beautiful home up the side of a hill in San Rafael. It's a cute little town just north of San Francisco. I stayed with them last summer for a month while I was here doing an internship and had a great time! They so kindly invited me back, so I took them up on their offer and will be staying here for about a week now. Friday evening I went to a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Seal Cove Inn - A Four Sisters Inn Moss Beach
Absolutely Charming Seal Cove Inn
My company recently had an off-site meeting at the Seal Cove Inn. We could not have asked for a better location! The service, meeting accommodations and atmosphere were ideal. The continental breakfast and catered lunch surpassed all expectations (the scones were amazing). A number of meeting attendees expressed an interest in returning on their own for a weekend getaway with their spouses.
I highly recommend the Seal Cove Inn to anyone looking for a super friendly, tranquil place to escape the crazy pace of the city.
Well located, away from it all, but close enough
We had another great stay at the Seal Cove Inn. This lovely "chateau" seems a million miles away from SF with its lovely walk to the ocean, quiet setting and wonderful people, yet within 40 minutes one can be just about anywhere on the peninsula. We find it refreshing and always look forward to the special moments that bring us back here again and again!
My husband and I just returned from an overnight stay at the Seal Cove Inn. We stayed in the Cypress room. We are planning a longer visit. The bed was wonderfully comfortable; the Inn beautiful, the continental breakfast was delicious (a 1/2 baked apple with cinnamon and granola, a small bowl of yogurt and granola, a fresh cinnamon and powdered sugar pastry, orange juice and coffee). We were greeted by Courtney who was calm and helpful (we were worried about getting to the Inn on time and called several times). She showed us our room and explained the amenities. The bathroom -- I wish my master bath were as lovely (2 pedestal sinks, a toilet in an alcove, a deep Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower). The room also has a small patio looking over the back garden, which has several paths leading out into the surrounding trees. The Inn is within walking distance (5-10 minutes) to the Moss Beach Distillery (the meal was pricey but delicious and they supposedly have a ghost). Just to address the comments about shabby furniture, for heaven's sake they are antiques and are meant to look old!
Seal Cove Inn was my first B&B experience, and because of the wonderful service, room and amenities, I will be checking out more B&B while going on vacation. I've always been wary of the B&B experience because I felt like it was more of a social stay than a private stay, but after staying at the Seal Cove Inn, I realized you make it the stay you want to make it, and the B&B is only there to make your time that much more memorable.
We love returning here!
We have been here half a dozen times and each is just as wonderful as the first. Karen and her staff are masters of the little details that make every visit special.
Weekend get away winner
Even though my stay was a result of winning a contest through Country Home Magazine, see review & picture March/April 2001 in letters to the editor, I still would recommend the Seal Cove Inn as a great retreat in a country setting with elegant surroundings.Beds were so comfortable.. Enjoyed breakfast in the dining room with others. also it is within walking distance for most to the Distillery Restaurant, great food/view & no need for a designated driver.. would love to go back!!
I've just returned from a wonderful 3 night stay at the Seal Cove Inn. You turn into the property off of a quiet street 7 miles north of Half Moon Bay. It's peaceful even in the parking lot. The staff was incredibly warm and friendly.
A big disappointment
Because the owner of this B&B is a well-respected travel writer, we had high expectations for the Seal Cove Inn. The service was fine, but the room was in need of an extensive renovation. Shabby furniture (e.g., the fabric on the chairs was worn), broken lamp, cheap and old bathroom fixtures, stark white walls. Also, the breakfast was far from the "gourmet" fare that was advertised. The rates at this inn ($200/night and up) do not match its downscale nature. The four star AAA rating and Conde Nast traveler rating are very misleading.
Wonderful Romantic Getaway! We loved it!
This is a spectacular hotel. The owner, Karen Brown, is the famous author of the travel guide series: Karen Brown's Guides. She is an expert in the travel industry and has channeled all her experience into creating the perfect inn. Quiet, romantic, excellent service, ocean views, wonderful beaches, delicious breakfast and happy hour appetizers, I could go on and on.... I just can't wait to get back to Seal Cove Inn!