A Hidden Gem !!!
Posted on 08 / 22 / 2012
My wife and I stayed on Jill & Dave's vegan farm for the last four days of our honeymoon and it was absolutely the highlight of our trip!
Even though I'd looked at the website, somehow I had no idea just how amazing this place would be. There is only ONE guest house on this lush, 70 acre property!! And it's just not some funky house. The guest house is a beautiful, craftsman style suite. It has an open floor plan, but has bedroom, living room, bathroom (no shortage of hot water) dining area, and a beautiful kitchen. The kitchen is stocked with all cooking utensils AND food!! Also, a variety of teas, coffee etc. The fridge was stocked with goodies (non dairy milks, yogurts, peanut butter, and lots more). In the cabinets are beans, rice, pastas, canned soups and so on. The icing on the cake... Jill's amazing breakfast that she brings to your door each morning!! We cook 7 nights a week at home and my wife is a certified RAW chef so we can say with some authority that Jill's cooking is top notch. Not only is the food fantastic, but it's a LOT of food. We ate half of the breakfast, ate salad for lunch (good produce at the market up the street) and ate the breakfast left overs for dinner.
There are lots of books and magazines around, DVDs, CD's, flat screen TV (no cable), and games to play. The bed is super comfortable as well.
We had a great time playing with the animals and touring around the farm at our leisure. Dave has quite a collection of very old cars that have come to find their final resting place on the farm; we spent hours looking at them and photographing them.
If you want to get out and explore the island there is plenty to see and do. Check out The Earth Sanctuary nearby for an amazing hike through some very lush acreage full of wild life.
Jill and Dave are wonderful hosts; they are just very kind, down to earth people and we had a great time visiting with them and enjoying their farm. I can't wait to return.
Private House!! , Amazing Food! , 70 acres of retreat space!!
Not in California