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.
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. A rollaway bed can be added to accommodate a third person. $50.00 extra.
Nightly Rate: $230-$230
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.
4.4 on March 08, 2014
Everything was excellent. The owners are extraordinary, generous and filled with life experience. They kindly let our daughter and son in law join us for afternoon tea. Excellent food. Very relaxing. Very environmentally responsible using recycled water for their outside landscaping.
5 on January 10, 2014
We come here every year. Gourmet breakfast and tea, and Raymond is happy to explain how he grows much of the produce himself and makes most dishes from scratch. A house filled with books and art. Very accommodating hosts.
4.8 on September 07, 2013
We have stayed at the Goose and Turret many times while visiting family in Montara and Half Moon Bay, and frequently meet other repeat guests at the B&B. Breakfast is delicious with multiple courses that change daily. We enjoy talking with Emily and Raymond about flying, traveling, cooking, gardening and other interests. I also enjoy practicing French with Raymond, who has a French background.
4.8 on August 09, 2013
Great breakfast and interesting and gracious hosts. Charming room and comfortable bed.
4.6 on August 05, 2013
Great breakfast and interesting and gracious hosts. Charming rom and comfortable bed.
5 on July 30, 2012
A hidden gem on the wild coast south of San Francisco. Great rooms, amazing food and gracious hosts.
2.8 on July 22, 2012
Our room was lovely. However, the B & B is rather eccentric. I never felt 100 per cent comfortable there. Perhaps, it is the history of the building. Maybe, it is the "tea time." Or it could be the extraordinary "precision" of check in/check out time and breakfast time. It's too structured for my taste. It has an odd feeling to me. My husband did not notice anything. So, to be fair, I'd give it three stars.
4.6 on June 25, 2012
My wife and I recently took her dream drive up the California coast along Route 1. We spent several nights at Goose & Turrets B&B. The proprietors, Raymond and Emily are wonderful, interesting people. The house is full of nice pieces collected from around the world. The room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfasts that we were served were delicious multi-course affairs. Tea and homemade snacks were served every afternoon at 4:30. Raymond and Emily had great recommendations for restaurants to eat at and places to see. This was a great find.
5 on March 25, 2012
I loved the old historic house and the gardens were beautiful. Very interesting inn owners with delightful conversation.
5 on March 25, 2012
Emily & Raymond were the most gracious hosts I have ever experienced. Highly recommended!
Mountains, Oceanside, Village
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 15 miles
West on Freeway 380 to Freeway 280 north, take Westborough/Avalon exit, west on Westborough (approx. 7 miles) to Hwy. 1 south, about 10 miles to Montara. About 20 minutes driving time.
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.