Goose & Turrets B&B

835 George Street , Montara, CA 94037-0937 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A lovely B&B!

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.


Comfort and Hospitality

5 on July 17, 2015

Raymond and Emily provide a wonderfully hospitable stay, serving afternoon tea, excellent conversation and a lovely and delicious 4 course gourmet breakfast. This was my second stay at the Goose and Turrets and I will definitely return again.


Very nice B&B

4.2 on May 20, 2015

Raymond and Emily are delightful. We enjoyed visiting with them. The old house is charming with a lot of character. Wonderful breakfast and homemade truffles. Would definitely stay again.


Great place!

5 on May 18, 2015

Wonderful hosts. Good conversation and food.


You will be pleasantly surprised if you stay here.

3.8 on April 29, 2015

The hosts had a perfect blend of friendliness and insuring our privacy.They were accomodating and discreet. We arrived early, after hiking 6 miles, and they welcomed us into their cozy B and B. The tea and breakfast they serve is lovely and feels somewhat European, which reflects one of the owners background.


Nice place, missed the hosts

3.2 on March 02, 2015

Stayed here on a Sunday night, the highlight was the other guests - really nice folks whi made for good conversation. The hosts were out of town, which made it a bit peculiar. For me one of the highlights of going to bnbs is the cozy atmosphere facilitated by the hosts. The room was alright, peculiar geometry tho. The breakfast was great.


Disappointing and Dirty

1.2 on February 19, 2015

We have shared our experience through email with the owners of Goose & Turrets B&B and trust that they will improve the property, the cleanliness, and the service when they return to their B&B after being away for about 4 months. We are convinced that their absence greatly contributed to a less-than-good experience for us. We wish them the best of luck and hope they can turn things around.


Beautiful, quiet, romantic

4.2 on November 12, 2014

Beautiful setting. Eclectic decor throughout the main living area--lots to see. The Clipper room is full of early flight (think Wright Brothers) decorations and memorabilia. Breakfast was delicious and filling. Our hosts were mostly absent---appearing silently to leave tea and set out breakfast, leaving us alone to explore the B&B on our own--which we loved.


Love the Goose and Turrets

5 on November 11, 2014

We had a great stay here! Our hosts, Emily and Raymond, are so welcoming, we just love to stay here. The breakfasts are outstanding, and they are very helpful about getting reservations and directing us to local hikes and beaches. This is a wonderful, quirky, bookish place, and we always meet such interesting and congenial people!


Not so romantic

4.2 on November 09, 2014

Our romantic getaway need up being fun in a totally different way. The restaurant a mile down the road made the whole experience better. Ocean view and great food! A nice getaway


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Rooms & Rates

Demetra

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Hummingbird

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $230 - $230

Clipper Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Lascaux Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Goose Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Mountains, Vista oceano, Village

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Hwy 1 to Montara, east on 2nd st; right on Main, left on 3rd, 1/2 mile to Goose and Turrets

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone , Down comforters, towel warmers

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Bocce ball on site, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes all rooms are two-person only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card or check in full
  • Cancellations: May cancel up to 72 hours before scheduled arrival.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Raymond and Emily Hoche-Mong

Languages spoken

English, French

About the innkeepers

Raymond & Emily grew up in Europe & American South; both are pilots, conservationists & world travelers. Docent at local nature reserves; consultant for knowledge-based cities.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, upon prior request


Signature Dish

Sausage Biscuit Pinwheels
Sausage in biscuit dough, jellyroll fashion - from Emily's Tennessee great grandmother.