Comments from previous guests...
WWWOOOOWWWW!!!!!! I'm so often disappointed when I actually see a property having originally finding it on the internet. As great as your pictures were, your house well exceeded my expectations. This is a first for me. We truly enjoyed our stay and we WILL be returning.
SS, Los Angeles, CA
I can honestly say that the two highlights of our trip to the west coast of the USA were eating lunch at the French Laundry and staying at China Mountain House. We liked the design so much that we will be going home thinking about how we can remodel!
DT, London, England
I just wanted to say how much Stan and I 'LOVED' staying at China Mountain House, it was 'better-than-excellent'. What a wonderful place you have created, it was quite special for us and I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our time there. After departing, we continued our trip by cycling in Oregon from around Ashland to Crater lake to Bend on the Cascade highway, tough cycling but wow, what a beautiful state. Incredible. Again, thank you for opening your home to us and if remains available, would love to come back at some future point.
BS, Oklahoma City, OK
We loved the house and the open design was really nice. We spent lots of time with our dog on the beach and also ran up the fire road (China Mountain) – quite an uphill run! And of course the views were outstanding.
JH, San Francisco, CA
The house was just incredible - and we can be pretty hard to please! You should know that my husband is now pestering me to buy the same speakers you have! We had a wonderful time-thanks for letting us visit.
HW, Manhattan, NY
My husband & I stayed at Chmt House for a week in april. We're extremely picky and have a difficult time finding places that meet our expectations for style + value but this house did not disappoint. We were thrilled from the moment we pulled into the drive. Primarily looking for something close to Bandon Dunes that would afford privacy and spectacular ocean views. The layout of the house is designed for old-fashioned relaxtion (sunbathing, reading, sketching, bird watching, cooking, cocktailing) as well as high tech cinerama-style entertainment. This is not your typical "home theater" it is a Home/Theater. Location: know that it's a good 30 minute walk down the mountain road to get to the beach and into town. Driving to town you'll find a supermarket, liquor store, cafe and the not-to-be-missed Crazy Norwegian's Fish & Chips. Day hikes and lighthouses in the area are picture perfect too. We drove down from Oregon Wine Country in 5 hours. Do make absolutely sure to arrive before sunset and in good time for mixing martinis. You'll want to pick up some groceries in Port Orford town before you arrive and make a simple pasta your first night (trust me). The owners, Gary and Jennifer, made the entire reservations process a breeze and check-in was quick, simple and much appreciated after the long drive. The house was well stocked with 'daily necessities' and interesting books, movies, music. Our only less-than-100-percent comment is this: because of the hilltop location and the wind the house has its share of 'the natural elements'. Just open the doors & windows and let things come and go freely. You will also find the bathwater to be iron-rich. Add some bubbles. The website photos are fantastic but the real deal is impossible to portray in a snapshot. Sure the house looks fantastic but you will not believe how good it feels. After that first martini kicks in while the sun is setting and Miles Davis plays on the hi-fi you'll already be plotting your return visit. Cheers!
E&B, Seattle, WA
Just wanted to let you know that we LOVED staying at your place! Things have been so hectic for so long we were nearly in shock to have such a distraction-free paradise for our little getaway. Your home is such an inspiration. I'll be borrowing a couple of your design ideas on a couple of our rental properties (already started on one).
L&E, Bellingham, WA
Stayed for a long weekend. It provided everything needed for the perfect get away. Clean, Great view. Would stay there again in a minute!
LA, Glendale, AZ
Although the photos of China Mountain House are striking, they do not convey how lovely this home truly is. There are views from every window which give one the sense of being part of the natural environment. It's a great house from which to watch the changes of weather, and the panoramic views of the coastline are breath taking. The interior of the house is bright and airy. Every amenity is present. We felt fortunate Jennifer and Gary agreed to share their beautiful home with us.
S&C, Calabasas, CA
We have returned to "civilization" and have unpacked from our long trip :) I just wanted to take a moment tell you what a wonderful time we had at the China Mountain house. You weren't kidding about the views and the weather cooperated nicely during our time. It was only foggy in the morning just two of our seven days there! We enjoyed the locals and even got fresh tuna right off the dock, which was delicious! And thank you for the suggestion of Rays in Bandon for the meat.. you weren't kidding!! Two beautiful porterhouses were cooked on the grill and couldn't have tasted better. So thanks again for opening your home, we truly enjoyed our time there. We will keep the China Mountain house in mind the next time we want to escape the city life!
V&B, Chicago, IL
Just wanted to let you know we had a lovely time at your house on the oregon coast last week. What a spectacular setting, and we were lucky enough to arrive in rain and fog and then wake up to a spectacular view of sunshine and water the next morning. We did indeed catch a sunset at the house on Friday night. It was definitely difficult to leave the next morning! I will certainly pass along a recommendation for the property to my email friend list.
TJ, Oakland, CA
Everything was better than we could have hoped for.....we all really enjoyed our stay and hope to use your place in the near future.
MW, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Thank you for hosting us in you BEAUTIFUL home! We had a wonderful, restful stay. We loved the view, the movies, the music...
BD, Berlin, Germany
Our second stay at CMH. We love it, it is secluded but not desolate. The modern feel on the coast is what we are looking for. Bring your iPod and favorite DVD's the audio/video gear rocks. They also have a nice selection of DVD's and CD's. The one improvement I would make for the foodies is a thorough inventory of the cooking tools and equipment. If you have a must have item you might be surprised that it is there and yet there may be that one all important tool that stops the production. We'll be back, if you'll have us!
C&C, Vacaville, CA
We are just getting settle back in San Antonio after our wonderful West Coast trip and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your home. Everyone agreed it was our favorite place. Watching a movie together as a family was a great way to end the day! The kitchen was very easy to prepare meals in, and we ate dinner there every night. The beds were extremely comfortable and the view was spectacular!!!!
WH, San Antonio, TX
My husband and I were lucky enough to spend our honeymoon at the China Mountain House last July. From serene ocean views to lovely walks along the beach to the town of Port Orford, nothing was missing. The location was secluded and we enjoyed a lot of relaxation on the fantastic deck overlooking the ocean. The only sound you could hear were the crashing waves! The house is fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We were able to get fresh fish from the docks in town and then enjoyed bbq'ing and cooking to our hearts content. Not to mention the excellent entertainment system to watch movies in the evening! The house is also centrally located between many small coastal towns and we enjoyed doing trips around the area. Eating lots of fresh seafood of course! Thank you to Jennifer and Gary for providing a wonderful and relaxing retreat. We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon. The booking experience was easy and Gary was great at answering any questions we had. We will definitely be staying there again!
VS, San Francisco, CA