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.