Coast Guard House Historic Inn & Cottages
695 Arena Cove
Point Arena, California, 95468, United States
(707) 882-2442
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    What a lovely and relaxing stay! It is difficult returning to the reality of every day living. We will prepare for a move back to the northeast. We are so grateful for our time in Ca. Especially grateful for the opportunity to visit the north coast. We would love to return to your little paradise. You both, Mia & Kevin, have succeeded in creating a wonderful escape for us who get caught up in the business of this world. Thank you for your warmth and hospitality. We will never forget this place, your home.

                                                                        Warmly and Best Regards

                                                                        RADM and Mrs. David Ellison  better known as

                                                                        Dave and Leslie


     We found this place in Sunset Magazine. It sounded like a great place to get away from daily life and it has been wonderful. We enjoyed the hospitality Friday evening & meeting the guests of the weekend. Breakfast Saturday morning was excellent & again we enjoyed the conversation around the table as we all prepared to take off to the surrounding area.

    Mia gave us a quick travel guide of the area, which was very helpful & she is a wonderful wit!

    The jacuzzi tub was wonderful as well as the little fireplace. The nights were amazingly silent & the quail woke us up with their song.

    Thanks Mia & Kevin for a wonderful little hideaway.

                                                                                                       Pete & Priscilla

                                                                                                           Salinas, Ca

    A very nice change of pace for us from the wine country "hustle". We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and the fresh sea air.

    Thank you for a delicious breakfast.

    We wish you happiness in this special place.

                                                                                               Randy & Kathy Fuller

                                                                                               Gallatin, TN


    Dear Kevin & Mia,

    We had a wonderfully relaxing stay in the Boathouse. The entire Inn is lovely and a very special place. We will remember it always and fondly and we will be back someday.

                                                                                        Thank You,

                                                                                        Shelly & Andy Garoulte

                                                                                        Santa Barbara, CA

Holy Smokes!

This inn is so much more amazing than I anticipated. The comfort was abundant on all levels. It gave Ashlee and I a wonderful romantic retreat for our honeymoon. She was not sure of what to expect after a long, winding drive down; but we both loved every minute. Kudos on breakfast, it has been the best of our honeymoon. The tub, view, seclusion and gentle lulling of the waves crashing on the rocks made for a truly unforgettable stay. Undoubtedly you can expect us to return again in the future. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality.

                                                                                     Andrew & Ashlee Fritz

                                                                                     (from Portland, OR)

...Thanks sooooooo much for the wonderful time. Best B&B we've stayed in ever.

                                                                                       Kathleen & Stephen


                                                                                             Vacaville, CA


First night of our vacation to California. Beautiful sunset, lovely ocean breeze, a bottle of wine & takeout from Cosmic Pizza. A simple evening that we will remember always.

Happened upon Coast Guard House on the Internet. One of the best finds ever!

Great way to start a vacation!


                                                                                  Steve & Brenda Miner

                                                                                New Bloomfield, MO


After several years without a proper vacation, we came here to re-acquaint ourselves with the "3 R's"...Rest, Relaxation & Romance. Needless to say we got an A+ on the quiz & so did the Coast Guard House Inn!

                                                                                   DeeDee & Dylan

                                                                                    Martinez, CA


LOVE this place - Relaxing, good food, and great place-

Enjoyed watching a Momma deer and her two babies out the window while eating breakfast-

Reminds me of our Lake House in ARKANSAS-

Thanks for everything-

                                                                                                 MARK & SUSAN

                                                                                              CONWAY, ARKANSAS

                                                                                                  "toadsuck country"


Kevin and Mia,

    Our weekend adventure started with a fun, jocular phone converation making our last minute reservation. We were as excited to meet you as we were to see the coast. :)

You provided more than we could have asked for.

                                      Warm smiles to start the day. Spectacular sunsets and a bottle of good wine to end it with the one you love.

It reminds you of the adventure and pleasure that is life.

                                                                                                              Sterling & David Mace



    What a special place! Barry and I have been fortunate in our travels to find beautiful quaint places! This one definitely will rank high in our memories. The view, the hikes, and the sound of the buoy bell lulling me to sleep equals welcome tranquility-


                                                                                                Sue & Barry Weed

                                                                                                Greensboro, NC


    We had a wonderful time at the boathouse. Enjoyed the spa tub and the fire in the stove each night. Very comfortable accommodations and spectacular view. This was my first trip to California and we were given this trip to celebrate our 60th birthdays by our children. They wanted us to see "wine country" and we selected Mendocino over Napa or Sonoma. It was lovely and we had a wonderful time. Thanks for your very fine breakfasts and a welcoming atmosphere.

                                                                                           Best wishes always,

                                                                                           Janet & Chris Rooney

                                                                                              Staten Island

                                                                                               New York


    Your breakfasts were simply delicious, Mia - and your B&B is very unique -

                                                                                             God bless-

                                                                                                  Donna & Bob Wood

                                                                                                  Vero Beach, Fl

P.S. love the fresh flowers!


    Tomorrow, the 16th we will celebrate 50 years of marriage. We chose to come to the coast because we both have always loved the ocean and unique beauty of the area. Our brief overnight stay at the Coast Guard House has been a great start to our trip. After all those years, four wonderful children and grandchildren life just seems so perfect. Hospitality and serenity here is outstanding, it's easy to think of returning many times. Thanks for making us feel welcome and comfortable.

                                                                                              Richard & Judy Prince

                                                                                              Georgetown, Ca


Dear Mia & Kevin-

    A perfect opportunity to unshackle ourselves from the frenetic "i" world and luxuriate at your bucolic "Boat House". Whales greeted us at Manchester Beach and the meanderings along the bluffs and beaches were absolutely beautiful. The gourmet breakfast was of Michelin quality and we depart reluctantly with bellies full and "batteries" fully charged. Thank you both for allowing us to empty our overly full "bucket lists" and adding another chapter in our book of Great Expectations.

                                                                                              Jim & Marianne Soule

                                                                                              Napa, CA & Pemaquid, Maine


Where do I begin? The setting? The breakfast? The service? All of it was wonderful.

This place was the perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We had a great time here and will definitely be back as soon as we can.

If you're looking for peace and quiet, rest and relaxation, then look no further.

The Coast Guard House Rocks!!

                                                                                                          Barry & Ann



We have spent a wonderful 4 days here at the Coast Guard's Inn. Kevin and Mia are terrific host [s] - Mia's fantastic breakfast and sense of humor set us up for the day. Kevin shared his local knowledge with us and helped us get the most out of our time.

This has been just the wind down we needed after 3 weeks travelling around California. Expect more visits from travelling Scots. It really is a great place to stay.

                                                                                                    Morren & Jim Roche

                                                                                                    Stirling, Scotland


Dear Kevin & Mia,

    Of all the places we have visited during our "tour" up the coast, yours is definitely #1.

    Your hospitality & the Boathouse's charm plus the delicious food make the place extra special.

    We look forward to visiting again!

                                                                                                   Pam & Simon Eccles

                                                                                                   El Dorado Hills, CA

Kevin & Mia- Here for our 5th anniversary & my 62nd Birthday. Wonderful stay, again (stayed here a few years back) Food was great! View, spectacular and the Boathouse is perfect for privacy. Loved Winston's company as well. We'll be home tomorrow but the memories will last a lifetime. We shall return. Thanks for a great time.

                                                                                                            Chuck & Sheri Watson

                                                                                                            Windsor, CA


Wonderful spot, terrific views. Ideal! Thank You!

                                                                                                   Greg & Elise Peters

                                                                                                    Portland, Maine