The Barrett's Hilltop Cottage Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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26 Reviews

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Felt like home!

4.6 on December 18, 2013

We stayed a month, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We'll plan to return. The Barrett's took very good care of us & we feel as if we've made some lovely friends.

Your home away from home

5 on November 15, 2012

If you want to feel utterly at home, while you're away, you could not do better than this charming, spacious, immaculate cottage ~ complete with outdoor patio and vast views all the way to the ocean. Serene comfort, with all the amenities ~ just wonderful (people too).

Great Getaway

5 on September 23, 2012

Love the place. Very friendly hosts, will definitely return.

Sweeping View & More...

4.4 on August 02, 2012

Very private & quiet. All of the comforts of home. The Barretts thought of everything. Hope to come again.


5 on July 26, 2012

I loved this cottage ....let's start with the inside...clean, very comfortable and neat....feels like home. The kitchen plus the grill outside allows you to fix a superb dinner. The views from the front porch were wonderful... the breeze.. all heaven scent. Personally, one of the best aspects of the cottage was how wonderful I felt while I was there......the sunshine, views and breeze were so amazing. The folks that run the cottage are exceptional...... 5 stars!

excellent service and accomodations

5 on May 03, 2012

met robin and aden helped so much with our upcoming move to CA from NJ highlt recommend with tranquil and scenic views.

Self-Contained Cottage

4.6 on April 20, 2010

Gracious hosts Robin and Aidan welcomed us to the hilltop cottage next to their own home. They provided maps and directions and had stocked the fridge for our breakfast on the porch. Their new puppy provided entertainment on the open wildflower patch where we also watched 3 hot air balloons.

Barretts' Place

4.6 on February 08, 2010

Peaceful, home-like cottage with wide views across a valley to the Pacific Ocean. Unqualified recommendation!

Barrett's Place

4.6 on January 25, 2010

Friends highly recommended it. We spent a lovely week and enjoyed Robin & Aidan's hospitality. We would recommend it to our friends.

A Very Pleasant Surprise

5 on September 08, 2009

We were happily surprised with The Barrett's Place, both the location and amenities were outstanding. It was very clean and roomy, beautiful decor, and friendly hosts. Hope to come back again.

as great as first time around

5 on September 04, 2009

This was our second stay as we like to visit Del Mar once a year. Everything was just as lovely and comfortable as before. We hope to make this a yearly event. Thanks , Robin and Aidan Melle and MaryJo

Welcoming, brilliant and homely

5 on August 21, 2009

The owners, Robin and Adam, were a delight and the cottage was fully equipped, extremely clean and had a beautiful aspect and view to Del Mar Beach. We would definitely stay again and were very sad leaving.

Absolutely ideal

5 on July 31, 2009

Robin and Aiden's place is as comfortable as home, but pristinely clean and in a fantastic setting. The Barretts are terriffic, thoughtful, friendly hosts. If they had a cottage in every city, we would never stay anywhere else. We can't wait to come back -- hopefully next time for a more extensive stay.

Wonderful spot!

4.8 on June 26, 2009

My husband and I stay here June 18-21. It was such a comfortable and tastefully decorated cottage. Quiet. The Innkeepers thought of every detail. I hope we can go again. Great value.

Peaceful and private.

4.8 on May 10, 2009

Lovely, private accommodation. Cottage separate from main house. Easy access to freeway for travel to beaches, downtown, etc.


4.4 on February 27, 2009

We had a great time, the bungalow was lovely, fresh flowers, wine, and snacks were very welcoming. Would certainly return sometime!


5 on January 22, 2009

We had a wonderful experience in a perfect setting. The cottage was spacious and felt very much like home. Robin and Aidan were very kind.

Private and relaxing

4.6 on August 31, 2008

This is a wonderful place to stay! It makes you feel like you have your own little retreat, instead of staying at a crowded over-priced hotel. No neighbors and no fighting for a parking spot. We loved it, and the Barret's are wonderful hosts who are there if you need them but othewise let you enjoy your pivacy.

A stay to remember

5 on August 25, 2008

What made this a stay to remember?? Robin and Aidan were the best hosts we have ever had. After 3 days it seemed we had known them forever. Wonderful cottage which seemed like a house. Beautiful grounds.... wonderful close to everything... yet... very quiet. Highly recommend this wonderful place. Thank you Robin and Aidan for your wisdom . Will see you again.

Best B & B Ever!!!

5 on May 27, 2008

The cottage is so charming and roomy! The grounds are meticulous and beautiful. The best part of our stay is the wonderful hosts, Robin and Aidan. They have become very dear friends whom we cherish.


5 on May 13, 2008

You will be excited and amazed on arrival and their hospitality and friendliness could be the B&B gold standard!

The Barrett's Place

5 on May 02, 2008

Absolutely beyond all expectations. Marvelous!


5 on April 10, 2008

Highly recommended, wonderful hosts, everything was outstanding. Thanks Robin and Aidan!!

A gret place

5 on February 22, 2008

Great place to stay. The picture does not do this justice. It is a delightful cottage with an ocean view directly inland form Torrey Pines St. Beach. The Barrett's are exceptional people. I cannot recommend this too highly.

First class stay at Rancho Santa Fe

4.2 on October 24, 2007

We were more than delighted by the quality and cleanliness of the property. Robin and Aidan were fabulous and interesting hosts. The property is situated in a very smart and quiet area within easy reach of many amenities, especially Escondido and San Diego. We cannot recommend The Barret's Place highly enough and will certainly consider returning at some stage.


4.0 on October 17, 2007

The above inn was recommended to us by another couple who had stayed there and were very complimentary. We enjoyed our time there very much. The cottage was very comfortable and it was convenient for our needs. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will probably return there.

The Barrett's Hilltop Cottage


  • Nightly Rate $149 - $149
  • Reviews (26) 4.8
  • Rooms 1

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  • Phone 1-8582595786