Only 20 minutes from San Francisco Airport, the Goose & Turrets B&B is also only 1/2 mile from the beach. Enjoy delicious four-course breakfasts, comfortable beds, and quiet gardens with bocce ball court and hammock. English tea served every afternoon. It's a convenient headquarters for day excursions to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Berkeley, Monterey Aquarium and Carmel, Muir Woods, and Sausalito. Nearby are restaurants, specialty shops, galleries, tidepools, fishing, golf, hiking trails, biking, kayaking. Nearby attractions include historic Half Moon Bay, Filoli House & Gardens, Gamble Garden, Año Nuevo elephant seal rookery, Pescadero Marsh and heron rookery, Santa Cruz Mountain wineries, funky San Gregorio village.
3.4 on February 17, 2016
The room was tiny and cramped, even though we registered for the room advertised as most romantic, and which happened to be right next to the door leading outside, the front desk and the sitting area. So perhaps more for a romance not including the kind designed for procreation. That's okay, not a killing point, I can't review the other rooms. The owner/operator present was a kindly man. That being said, he seemed incredibly condescending when speaking with us, perhaps he wasn't used to a younger couple. Guests were all 40+ (more in the 50+ rather than the under), again not a dating, but he seemed much more friendly to them. Did not receive a key to the room. If you stay here, be incredibly trusting or leave nothing of value. Was asked for food allergies prior to visit, informed him of no allergies but vegetarian diets. No reply, menu was not altered. That being said, the food we were served that didn't include meats was fantastic. Room was clean, in the sense that sheets had been changed, but did not appear to have been scrubbed in quite some time, due to the grime built up in corners and the ring in the tiny shower. All in all, food was good, service was serviceable (I also had to voluntarily give him the amount owed, he had no idea), and the house was quaint. Location was adequate as was the cleanliness of the room, more worn out than dirty. Guest requests being ignored (diets being an easy request, simply don't add the meat), room being uncomfortable, unlocked, and in a terrible location, and being treated less like a customer paying 200 dollars a night and more like a tolerated but unwelcome 4th cousin ruined my valentines weekend a bit.
3.6 on January 28, 2016
Our experience was delightful, we were greeted warmly and prompt. Food was very nicely done. The room was charming and comfortable. We would go back for a return visit.
5 on January 04, 2016
Ray and Emily just celebrated 30 years of the Goose & Turrets! They have created a truly unique B&B in a historic building in Montara. Tea is at 4 and a special 4 course breakfast at nine.... don't be late!
5 on December 25, 2015
Whenever we've stayed, we felt comfortable and at home, thanks to our hosts and the ambiance. Our breakfast (we did not do tee) delicious and innovative every time.
4.6 on November 25, 2015
Wish we had known about this great place before. The tea in the afternoon, engaging hosts and fabulous breakfast will ensure that we return.
4.2 on November 20, 2015
Wonderful breakfasts. A good base to explore south of San Francisco.
3.8 on October 10, 2015
Emily and Raymond were delightful! Warm and welcoming! We received an email in advance of our stay inquiring as to if we had any food allergies and asking if we needed directions - in all of the time we have stayed at B&B's this was the first time we have ever been contacted in advance - which is a wonderful touch! We will definitely stay with them again.
4.6 on September 21, 2015
It's a perfect place if you want to be easy and relaxed... If you are not looking for partying at nights, it will be perfect for you
5 on September 10, 2015
Great place to stay quite and surrounded by peace and beauty... Not indicated for those who look for night action though... Awesome breakfasts every day and the hosts are always welling to help you with everything you need
4.8 on July 22, 2015
Goose & Turrets is one of the nicest B&Bs we have stayed at in our world travels! The building is an 107-year old red wood house surrounded by gardens and hedges and filled with interesting memorabilia that the owners, Raymond and Emily, have picked up all over the world. Each room has a theme: hummingbirds, air travel, cave art and ours, the Demetra room with images of the Greek goddess decorating the curtains and walls. The themes are not cutesy and overwhelming, but interesting and enjoyable. The rooms are generally spacious with large bathrooms. Two luggage racks are supplied as are multiple hooks in the ensuite bathrooms – two useful features that are often lacking in even luxury hotels! And the breakfasts!! We stayed three nights and were served three completely different, and completely delicious, four-course breakfasts! The courses are small so one doesn’t leave the table feeling bloated, but very happy and well-fed. If you are around at 4:30 in the afternoon the owners serve tea. The day we were there they served tea, crackers with spinach/artichoke spread, and topped it off with a small dish of fresh peach cobbler! You will be very well taken care of here at Goose & Turrets! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The Demetra Room can be made up as a wide queen-size or two twin beds. Its garden door opens to a patio that overlooks the rose garden and fountain. Bath with shower only. It is named for the Greek goddess Demetra; one of the few remaining memorials to her is in Kerch, Crimea, where the Hoche-Mongs have worked to restore economic viability to a vacated USSR naval station.
The Hummingbird room has a queen-size bed and a sitting area in front of the gas fireplace. It looks out on a hedge and fuschias that attract hummingbirds year round. Bath with tub and shower combination. The antique furnishings have interesting histories themselves. This is the only room that can accommodate a child. $50.00 extra.
Nightly Rate: $230 - $230
Nightly Rate: $230 - $230
The Clipper Room has a king-size bed, a chaise longue, a view of the orchard, and is decorated in aviation motif (both owners are pilots). Separate private bath with tub and shower combination. Mementoes of more than 100 years of flight can be seen on the walls.
The Lascaux Room has a canopied antique double bed, dressing alcove, non-polluting fireplace, and is decorated with pictures of the eponymous French grotto with art of very early man. Bath with shower only. One may draw the bed curtains and enjoy a secret, silken nook. If you like art and history, the Hoche-Mongs can regale you with stories about their experiences in Lascaux.
The Goose Room has a king-size bed, is decorated in goose motif, and looks out to the garden. Gas fireplace. Bath with tub and shower combination. Once, the inn had lovely live geese -- but the raccoons took care of that; only their pictures remain in this room.
Mountains, Oceanview, Village
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 15 miles
Hwy 1 to Montara, east on 2nd st; right on Main, left on 3rd, 1/2 mile to Goose and Turrets
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hostoric houses & gardens, Pescadero Marsh, Birding, Ano Nuevo (elephant seal rookery), Hiking and biking trails, Whale watching, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone , Down comforters, towel warmers
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Bocce ball on site, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Raymond and Emily Hoche-Mong
Raymond & Emily grew up in Europe & American South; both are pilots, conservationists & world travelers. Docent at local nature reserves; consultant for knowledge-based cities.
, upon prior request
Sausage Biscuit Pinwheels
Sausage in biscuit dough, jellyroll fashion - from Emily's Tennessee great grandmother.