"13. DOES GULL COTTAGE REALLY EXIST?
Yes, Virginia, there really is a Gull Cottage! The cottage resides in
Montecito, California, shouldered between condominiums, and minus the
lion statues on the porch, the ship's wheel on the balcony, and the
widow's walk on the roof. Many of the interior scenes in the
television series were shot in the house, and the rest were filmed at
Twentieth Century Fox."
From the Ghost and Mrs. Muir FAQ
Search strategy: A search on "the real Gull Cottage" retrieved a web
site that stated it was located in California. I then searched on:
"Gull cottage" California Muir Ghost, to find the FAQ.
Clarification of Answer by
13 May 2003 07:28 PDT
Sorry about that. I didn't realise there were two versions. I've done
a further search.
On-location filming for the 1947 film took place in Monterey County,
however this was limited to exterior shots:
"Exterior scenes by the house were filmed in Big Sur. A six minute
segment was filmed in and around Stillwater Cove in Pebble Beach.
These include scenes on the beach, on the bluff overlooking the beach,
and on the golf course (shown in the film as a horse pasture). There
is also a very brief shot of the shoreline near Cypress Point and a
few additional brief shots of waves crashing on rocks.
Information compiled from: the Monterey County Herald, Monterey County
Film Commission., Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide, the Internet
Movie Database, and other sources."
Source: Monterey in the Movies site at