The place was lovely, and I loved listening to the sounds of the sea lions. But the cat smell was a little too much. Unfortunately I had dreams of cat litter boxes. All I could smell was cat. The owner is so very nice and the breakfast was amazing. If you have a cat for a pet, I am sure you will be fine. But my companions were upset about the odor as well and one of them wanted to leave. Again, if you have cats you might not even notice, but being that I don't, that is all I could smell. I wish I was exaggerating about my dream, but really, I had a dreams of us hunting for the cat litter box to dispose of it. If the smell was not there, I would give 5 stars and recommend to anyone to stay. The sea lions, listening to them bark was the best part of my trip. I am from the mountains and listening to sea lions instead of birds in the morning is so odd, but so fun. And really the best pancakes I have had in a very long time. But dealing with the smell and grumpy companions (because there sleep was not great either), I won’t be going back.