We loved our cottage. Our dog loved his "off leash" runs along the sand in the private cove below our cottage. We truly felt welcome. The cottages are in a totally private residential area so secluded and quiet, but close to Fort Bragg shops and restaurants. The Botanical Garden is definitely worth a visit--great trails, dogs on leash are welcome, beautiful grounds and interesting garden scupltures. Lunch at Lee's Chinese restaurant--multi course, good, and very reasonable.