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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Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

How the cottages and that first bed looks like you would sink all the way around your ears. Lovely.

Anita Diaz said...

Lovely! What a nice escape with gorgeous views all around!!

Heidi said...

Gee Delores, that is soooo inviting. I love being by the water, not so sure about OVER it, though! The rooms and that bathroom are gorgeous. The Mr. and I will have to stay there sometime. We are due another getaway very soon. Hmmmmm. I think I'll go visit their website right now! Thanks for the tip!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Delores, What great cottages...and the views!
The bathroom with claw foot tub is gorgeous.
xo, Sherry

southerninspiration said...

Oh, beautiful!! I would love staying there!


Privet and Holly said...

What a nice mini-beach holiday, Delores!!! Really, the quintessential beach holiday, only stepped up to a really luxurious cottage. Thanks for the day dream! xx Suzanne

Lori E said...

Oh Delores I love this spot. Who needs to go someplace tropical? I could just spend hours on those decks.

The Charm of Home said...

How fabulous!! What a perfect getaway. These cabins are adorable. Thanks for posting this!

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh...haven't been there for years! There and Bolinas. Might be a nice place to kayak next weekend! Thanks for the beautiful photos.

Unknown said...

I'm adding Nick's Cove as my places to visit. Watching golf over the weekend I was drooling over Monterrey, very beautiful. Must. make. another. trip. now.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very cool Delores! The spaces are wonderful, but the view, now that's the best part!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I would be as happy as a bug in a rug there... thanks for sharing, I so enjoyed the tour.

a quiet life said...

i had no idea those cabins were available, i have driven by often, cute cute cute! makes me want to book them when the summer heat cranks up at my house, a nice cool respite. so glad you shared them!

Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

This place is beautiful! It makes me want to take a road trip right now and go on vacation...there. Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Now I could get used to that. :) Interesting how they offer so much more on the inside than you would guess from the outside looking in.

Lindy said...

It looks soooo inviting and peaceful. What a beautiful place!

Thank you for your visit and comment on my wordless, watery, outdoor Wednesday post.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Oh, my! How beautiful and relaxing that looks. I would love to spend a getaway there!

Linnea said...

Thanks for the tour! Your shots really provide a wonderful view into this beautiful spot. Now I want to go there! Very charming WW post!

Kim said...

What a dreamy place Delores. My favorite is the "Nicolina", but that's probably because my father was a Sea Captain.

Julio Muao said...

What a terrific post Delores! I am definitely going to pay a visit to Nick's Cove. Dan is a big lover of the water so I know he will fall in love with this place. I cannot wait to share it with him.

MJ said...

I would love to visit and stay one of this cottage one perfect my dreams....hehehe!

A beuatiful place to relax.

Atticmag said...

Well that settles it. Next time our friends invite us to come out west, we're heading for those cottages. We love that informal style plus the luxe baths. It's always such a pleasure to see what's on your blog. Jane F.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I would love to be there right now! It is 100+ in Texas today...ugh! Such a lovely and COOL setting;)!


Sarah at SmallWorld said...

Oh my goodness! Those all look amazing!

Cindy said...

What a wonderful place to stay! I love it! Those cabins would be so fun and comfy to stay in.

Hill Country House Girl said...

I LOVE these cottages! I want to be there tonight!! Wonderful post - thanks for the tip. Putting their website in my dream trips file.

Love Bears All Things said...

I would say February is a great time to go to the beach..In summer, I prefer the mountains...This little village is so far away from me...If it was close, I'd be packing for a weekend there.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love to stay in the Nicolina. What a charming little get away it is. I love your header. I've only been to northern Cal once. But I have to say it's one of the most beautiful places I've been to. I'm following you too!

Sharlotte said...

Oh my, this is so neat! I've never heard of Nick's Cove before, thanks so much for sharing! I'd have a hard time selecting the cottage in which to stay...they are all so inviting. I love the views from them all!

Thanks too stopping by to visit!
Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what cool little cottages. And the views are just stunning. A great get away!

Cindy said...

That looks like a great place. I've been to Tomales Bay Oyster Company to get fresh oysters. It's so fun to get a group together and go buy a big bag of raw oysters and sit on the picnic tables and eat them. I just have a hard time finding friends that like raw oysters! And then finding a friend that's good a shucking them is even harder! haha!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Such charm! Love the cute little painted cabins. laurie

carolina mts said...

Lovely spot - the cabins, view food...great find!

Kathysue said...

Alright Delores!! A new place on the water to check out for a weekend away, I have never heard of this, thank you so much for bringing it to my attention. So charming and close to home. Kathysue

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