The Lighthouse Hotel Is Offering Potential New Caretakers $130,000
It almost sounds too good to be true — but it isn’t. The current caretakers of the East Brother Light Station, a lighthouse on a tiny island in San Francisco, are looking for two people to take over the historic lighthouse and continue operating it as a bed and breakfast. Sounds pretty dreamy, right?
The lighthouse was built in 1874 and is situated on a tiny island in San Pablo Bay. The lighthouse is currently included in the National Register of Historic Places, and operates as a five-bedroom inn. Che Rodgers and Jillian Meeker are the current caretakers of the lighthouse, and they’re responsible for all of the duties associated with running a bed and breakfast. They welcome guests, prepare and serve meals, clean the inn, and make supply runs to the mainland.
The new caretakers of the lighthouse will also be responsible for these duties, and will also have to have a captain’s license from the U.S. Coast Guard in order to ferry guests back and forth from the inn to the mainland. The successful pair of new caretakers will receive a joint salary of $130,000, as well as a residence in the East Brother Light Station.
Because the new caretakers will be responsible for serving guests breakfast and dinner, “high quality culinary experience and capability” is an important requirement. The inn is open four days a week, with the island also being available for day use and special events. If this sounds like the dream job and life for you (and the other half of your couple!), click here to find out more about the inn and how to apply.