Katy's Squirrel Cottage made an ideal base for us to tackle our area hit list: visit Hearst Castle, view the elephant seals and stroll along Moonstone beach. We made use of the well-equipped and spacious kitchen. We ended up eating breakfasts and dinners in on both days of our stay. The fancy Keurig machine makes good coffee — I was proud of myself for arriving with a box of pods to fit. The house is attractive, well-laid out with two king-sized bedrooms (one ensuite) and a twin room. Everything seems new. We had chilly days so were happy that the heating system worked well to keep the house at an even comfortable temperature while we were "at home". The hot tub was the luxury that made us choose Squirrel Cottage over other places and it did not disappoint. Clean, hot, bubbly and easily accessible on the back deck.