We are Sue Freeman and John Hancock, owners of Honey's Retreat. We were married 12 years ago after meeting in Big Sur,...More information +
We are Sue Freeman and John Hancock, owners of Honey's Retreat. We were married 12 years ago after meeting in Big Sur, California.
I am originally from Atlanta, GA. and moved to CA. in 1987. John is originally from Bozeman, Montana. We have 7 adult children between us and just had our 8th grandchild We presently live in Laguna Beach where I have lived for 22 years. People ask why we named our cottage Honey's Retreat. Honey is my southern nickname given to me by my grandchildren.
I picked Carmel when my daughter LISA chose to live in Monterey after losing her home in the Malibu Fire. I thought it would be nice to own a vacation home that I could use as well as rent. We would be able to visit Lisa and my granddaughter Camille. A year later my daughter and her family moved to Paris, France. As much as I love France I am not buying a home there! MORAL OF STORY: Do not follow your children.
Living in Laguna Beach we are very blessed to have properties in 2 beautiful places.
Left on Jun 10, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
We rented Honey's retreat for three couples while attending a wedding in the Carmel area. The house was charming, clean and close to downtown and within (20 min) walking distance from the beach. We would definitely stay there again if we are lucky enough to be in Carmel in the future!