Monday, June 21, 2010

The Cottages at Nick's Cove

One of my favorite places to visit is Nick's Cove on Tomales Bay, about an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The cabins at Nick's Cove are absolutely adorable and beautifully appointed.

Above is "Bandit's Bungalow." It is my favorite! Imagine waking up to a 180 degree view of Tomales Bay. Oh, and I love those gorgeous alabaster lamps.

"Bandit's Bungalow" has it's own sitting room and private dock. It has a great view of the pier.

Above is "Al's" cottage. I love the pine paneling and luxurious linens!

This cabin is called "Nicolina." It is shaped like a boat and is cantilevered right over the bay.
Sleeping here is the ultimate maritime experience!

This is the "Big Rock" cabin and it comes with it's own hand made copper soaking tub in the master bathroom.

This is what the four original, circa 1930 cabins looked like before restoration by Pat Kuleto.

And after with their new paint and decks. There are now five on the bay.

"Nicolina" was inspired by a 1930's hay scow that sat moored on the pilings at Nick's Cove for decades.

Look how cute they are from the road. Love the picket fences.

They all come with gorgeous master bathrooms. Like this one in the "Fisherman's Cottage" located across the road.

What a gorgeous sunset!

It is so quiet here. Nick's Cove is located on Highway 1 in the tiny village of Marshall.
Besides the five little bayside cottages, there are seven new cottages across the road.

The restaurant anchors it all. It is the quintessential roadhouse restaurant, specializing in oysters and fresh seafood.

The inside is decorated with an outdoorsman feel. Lots of deer trophies line the walls.

After dinner, before retiring to your little cottage on the bay, a walk on the pier is a must!

A few years ago, my best friend Maureen and I celebrated our birthday with our husbands here. Although we didn't stay in the cabins, we enjoyed a nice leisurely lunch overlooking Tomales Bay in February.

For information, room rates and the history of Nick's Cove and Cottages, visit their website here.

I'm linking up to Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.
Thanks Susan for hosting!

I'm also joining Watery Wednesday.


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