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The Goose and Turrets
Ranked #1 of 2 Montara B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 March 2005

Even though during the time we were there, the Goose and Turetts was renovating its roof, we still enjoyed a very peaceful stay. The innkeepers made us feel at home with tea when we arrived, then made our reservations for dinner and even left hand made truffles on our bed at night. Emily (our hostess) was very helpful - she gave us maps, directions and a history of the coast. She is also a tour guide at the elephant seal reserve. In the morning, breakfast is a 4 course event! We plan to stay here every time we go up the Northern California coast!

  • Stayed: February 2005, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 December 2004

The Goose and Turrets has is all; nature, location to Pacific Ocean for long beach walks or strolls into town for dinner, gardens, quiet corners for relaxing and/or conversation and excellent food serving gourmet breakfast in courses and an afternoon spread for tea.

Host Raymond and Emily Hoche-Mong know what their way around the world of hospitality. Rooms are large and well appointed with little extras (soaps, lotion, large comfy bathrobes) and surroundings guaranteed to please the eye and spark a conversation (paintings and books everywhere).

It is a great place for relaxing and staying put or taking side trips into San Francisco and the surrounding area.

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Reviewed 28 November 2004

We discovered the Goose & Turrets because it is located 1 small block up from our brother's home. However, he left the area over 6 years ago, and we still consider it one of the best B & Bs we have ever had the pleasure to stay overnight in. You will enjoy the incredible breakfasts cooked up by Emily and Raymond and get to know the other 6 people sharing your experience. Please understand I've stayed in 5 star hotels & eaten in 5 star restaurants all over the world. I'm more than a little finnicky about my food, drink & coffee, and "do not suffer fools gently".

You will walk into an old charming building into a lovely living room filled with history and interesting items in every nook & cranny. There are books you can borrow on the shelves if you didn't pack your own. Each of the rooms has a different theme, and all are charming. But the most enticing aspect of your entire stay has got to be your host & hostess. They are worldly, brillant, and wonderfully attentive. You are in for a real treat if you are lucky enough to spend any time talking with Raymond & Emily.

There is tea searved in the afternoon, and a special treat made by Emily on your pillows in the evening.

I cannot imagine anyone staying there once, who won't find some excuse to have to keep returning again & again. If you do, it will start feeling like home...only better because the cooking & cleaning will be done by these 2 lovely folk. Please tell them "hey" from Soni & Irv.

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 2 November 2004

I have to say that the Goose & Turrets B&B in Montara offers the charm and personality that has been lacking from my other travels lately. The B&B itself is a beautiful building filled with history and character, with rose gardens, beautiful trees, the whole 9 yards. It truly exudes calm and escape when you walk into it. The owners are fascinating, having traveled the world, and they take the time to strike up meaningful, interesting conversations with their guests. Montara itself is just gorgeous -- beaches and cliffs and trees. The hiking is amazing -- you can walk out the door of the B&B and within about 1 1/2 hours be at the top of a "mountain" that lets you see the ocean on one side and San Francisco Bay on the other. It's just a peaceful, beautiful place. I recommend that anyone needing a reprieve from hectic life come here for a weekend getaway.

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Additional Information about The Goose and Turrets

Address: 835 George St., Pob 370937, Montara, CA 94037-0937
Region: United States > California > Montara
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet (WiFi) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Montara
Price Range: £151 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Goose and Turrets 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Goose & Turrets is an old-fashioned B&B where you are pampered with comfortable beds and generous four-course breakfasts. There is also an afternoon tea of freshly brewed teas from around the world accompanied by savouries and sweets - in a setting of lively conversation. The house was built in 1907 as a grocery, post office, and town hall. After its long and checkered history, the Hoche-Mongs converted it into a bed and breakfast in 1983 and have been welcoming happy guests ever since. It sits in an acre of gardens which contains an Appalachian courting swing, two hammocks, and a bocce ball pitch. Montara Beach is a half-mile walk away as is a terrific Peruvian restaurant with a huge view. Nearby one may fish, kayak, go whale watching, aero-sightseeing, beach combing, hiking, biking, antiquing, shopping in quaint stores at Princeton Harbor and in Half Moon Bay, explore Montara Mountain or go down the coast to Pescadero's famous restaurant and market or continue to Año Nuevo to encounter mammoth elephant seals. On a foggy day, you may choose to just sit by the fire and read and listen to classical music. It's a good place for adventure and for complete lethargy. ... more   less 
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