The other reviewers describe this place well--the views, the setting, the staff. I most appreciated how, overall, the owner and staff feel like they really care about their property and want guests to be there. I find it hard to go away for a special weekend and spend a lot of money to feel like we're not welcome or a burden. The staff here were all kind, friendly and seemed to be glad to have guests.
Also the generosity impressed me. The room price is more than fair with all the benefits of staying at the Inn. You'll see when you get there...
Some things that may be helpful to know:
Some rooms are near HWY 1, and ours was one of them, which concerned me since that can make it hard to sleep. However, I didn't notice the noise at all. I suppose it's not the high season, and we were not in our room much during the day, but the night time is when I most need it quiet.
Also, we stayed in Cypress Garden, in the main house. This is next to the TV room, which could be a problem if people ended up wanting to watch TV into the night and you're a light sleeper. However, no one used the room while we were there, so we don't know if the sound travels far.
The internet in our room was not working. The staff said they are working on that, but if you need internet (which we didn't, so not a big deal for us) you probably would be best asking which rooms have good access before booking.
Oh, and there is one cabin/cottage, not sure which one, that if you're a couple who wants to be "close." I would be careful to ask the managers which cabin/cottage is most private. There is one cottage that faces the ocean but a grassy outdoor area is between the main window and the ocean so people at the inn walk right by it and can see into the room if the blinds are open. If you want privacy I wouldn't choose that room.
This inn isn't "perfect", (and what is!) so if you're looking for issues you will find some. However, in my view "love covers a multitude of sins." I've stayed in more "luxurious" places, but they haven't been as this place.
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