TIDY UP YOUR WRITING LIFE
February 27 - March 1, 2020
with Michelle Burford
October 17-20, 2019
Lodging and most meals are included in retreat tuition. Visiting writers stay at Westport by the Sea, a luxury condo development on the beach adjacent to Westport Light State Park. Each two-bedroom condo features ample workspace with wifi, fully equipped kitchen, and stunning ocean view. Your private bedroom has either an adjacent full bathroom or an en suite bathroom with jet tub. Community amenities include rooftop terraces, heated pool (in season) and hot tub, workout facility, club house, and putting green. We work with Vacations by the Sea to make sure every visiting writer has a beautiful stay. For video tours of Westport by the Sea condos, visit Vacations by the Sea on Facebook.
OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR
Westport Light State Park is a pristine 212-acre park on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Paved walking/biking trails with stone benches and viewing platforms begin just outside your door and parallel the beach for over a mile, connecting with Westhaven State Park. Grassy paths meander through the dunes and down to the beach. Westport Lighthouse is a three-minute walk from the condos. The nearby harbor is home to dozens of California sea lions* and hosts a large number of commercial and charter boats.
You'll find everything you need for petit dejeuner, a light, nutritious breakfast with coffee and tea, in your fully equipped condo kitchen. A lovely boxed lunch will be delivered to your door during writing hours. Text Gary or stop by our kitchen if you crave for an afternoon nosh or fresh baked cookie. Dinner options: prepare your own evening meal in the fully equipped kitchen, join us for an informal family supper, or visit a nearby restaurant. (Let us know if you need a ride.) Before you turn in, join us at our place for "Dimming of the Day" dessert with port or chamomile tea.
Go bird watching, hiking, or exploring the state park. Climb the spiral stairs inside the lighthouse for an amazing view. Say hello to the sea lions* in the harbor or visit Float 8 for today's catch. Check your welcome bag for offers from local merchants and information on whale watching and fishing excursions. Enjoy your visit to Westport! We hope you'll come back and see us again. :)
*It is illegal to feed or interact with sea lions in Westport Marina. These large wild animals can be dangerous. Please enjoy them from a safe distance.