I have stayed here several times through the years, and keep coming back because this location is as close to heaven as you will find. Peace and quiet, whales cruising by, bunnies frolicking in the yard, and the warmest, comfiest bed imaginable with unobstructed ocean views you feel like you can reach out and touch it is so close. Yes, this beautiful home has gone through a transition and is in the process of returning to its previous glory, but no other location has this view and privacy and the small scale attention to detail. Time evaporates and you can never take your eyes off this breathtaking view visible through expansive windows and the adirondack chairs located in the english garden overlooking the cove. Abalone shells abound for the adventurous (access to the beach is a few doors down on a gentle sloping path) and tide pools will amaze. This is the ultimate for rest and relaxation. This is an historical home, and its imperfections add to the character and life it has experienced since the early 1900's.
I've read other reviews and, sadly, some people can't see the beauty because they are too busy nitpicking inconsequential details or Groupon junkies. How anyone can look anywhere besides the gorgeous ocean view is a mystery to me. It is like criticizing El Capitan in Yosemite because rocks have fallen. This is a home, not a museum. Clean, friendly, extremely comfortable, and the BEST VIEW hands down. I leave refreshed and renewed after every visit, and count the days until I return. Whales everywhere right now, and fresh crab, too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sandpiper House Inn offers five spacious guest suites, each individually decorated with antiques, comfortable chairs, down comforters, feather pillows and fine linens. Four have ocean views, while the fifth overlooks the meadow and hills of Greenwood Ridge. Your stay includes Gourmet Breakfast, served in our breakfast room overlooking the beautiful rocks of Greenwood Cove. Complimentary tea or coffee and hors d oeuvres are enjoyed in the evening beside the cozy living room fireplace. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper House Hotel Elk
- Sandpiper House Inn Elk, California