Enjoy the charm of our 1932 vintage knotty pine beach cottage with gorgeous views of Salmon Creek meeting the Pacific Ocean. This warm and cozy cottage is decorated in authentic beach decor; colorful, quirky and comfortable. Bask in the fresh air and views of sand, surf and sunsets from the back deck and majestic mountains from the front porch. Recline in the leather love seat with a book. Bring home seafood for dinner or go out. To do or not to do...that's the question at Swallow's Nest!
Swallow's Nest is comfortable, quirky, serene and joyful. Most spectacular are the ocean views from the living room, bedroom and back deck. Though only 700 square feet, the layout is pleasant, with two bedrooms (a queen in the larger room and a full in the "tiny room,"), a full bathroom, living room, fully stocked kitchen and dining area. Located in a quiet neighborhood on a very short block, it is the perfect space for a couple with 2 children or 2 couples. Both the front and back decks are great for relaxing with a glass of something good and gazing upon either the ocean or the hills to the east. Sunsets are breathtaking! We allow a maximum of 2 dogs. The kitchen is small but has everything you need. Folks even do complete Thanksgiving dinners here!
The entire cottage and enclosed yard with barbecue area are available to you.
Other things to note
Our minimum stay is 2 nights...3 nights on holiday weekends (New Years, MLK, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
We have WiFi, cable and a flatscreen TV. We have a voiceover IP on which you can make calls anywhere in the U.S. or Canada for free. There is no cell phone reception in Salmon Creek, but you can use WiFi on your smartphone to set up WiFi for calling and receive calls ("WiFi Calling").
Please leave the cottage tidy with dishes washed. Bring garbage and recycling to the bins inside the bamboo porch of the adjacent garage. While there, look up and see if you can find the Swallow's Nest!
If you are bringing your dogs (maximum of 2), they are not allowed on Salmon Creek beach. There is a list in the binder of nearby beaches that do allow dogs. Also, there is a delightful new walking path right at the end of the street that is perfect for doggies or they are free to run in the dunes and chase all those invisible things dogs love to run after.
Included in your fee is a 12% Sonoma County Transfer Occupancy Tax (TOT).
- Self check-in with lockbox
- Check in 3:00 PM
- Check out 11:00 AM
- Cleaning fee is $100
- Maximum allowable guests is 4 with 2 pets
- Pets are not to be left unattended in the cottage
- 2 cars maximum
- Sonoma County Lodge Tax is 12% (already included in fee)
As your host: My husband Tom and I bought this little beach cottage in June 2017 because we fell in love with the area and ocean views from the property. Recently we discovered a barn swallow's nest in the garage with many babies. We thought it auspicious and so named our cottage Swallow's Nest. We are so happy to share our cottage with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We plan to upgrade it bit by bit, opening it, making it brighter and more modern with time.
As a guest: I love to travel. Ethiopia, India and Costa Rica are among my favorite destinations. I love a terrific location, great coffee and a comfy bed. I love gardens, good books and a view. Thank you for sharing your homes with me!
My life motto is "We rise by lifting others" by Robert Ingersoll.