|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The GREEN COTTAGE ON MORRO BAY is a romantic waterfront Cottage that offers peace, quiet, and serenity with spectacular views of Morro Bay and the nearby mountains called the Morros and the "Nine Sisters." They are a chain on 9 volcanic peaks between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo and are very popular with photographers, artists and hikers. They support a wide variety of plant, animal, and bird life. These peaks were created over 20 million years ago and are the backdrop for the land views from the Cottage's deck and windows.
GREEN COTTAGE AMENITIES:
Single level waterfront cottage, 895 sq. feet
Private dock (one of only 4 on the bay)
iBoom iPod speaker dock
California king bed, lots of pillows and blankets
Fiber artist-made king quilt and quilted pillow shams
Private room with day bed and writing desk
38” flat screen HDTV with Blue Ray DVD player (NO CABLE TV)
Collection of over 400 movie DVDs: old classics, thrillers, mysteries, musicals, drama, animated, BBC, A&E, documentaries, Academy Award winners, comedy, sci-fi and history
Small library of fiction and non-fiction, lots of short stories
Hiking and trail books
DVD on the history of Hearst Castle and another on our National Estuary
Fully equipped kitchen for gourmet cooking
Stove and oven
Crockpot, with cookbook
Red wine glasses
White wine glasses
Romanian crystal wine glasses (modern design)
Crystal martini glasses
Hand-thrown ceramic wine goblets
Romanian crystal water goblets (modern design)
Electric hand mixer
Cake and pie pans, cooling racks
15-piece hard-anodized aluminum cookware with
stainless steel handles and tempered glass lids
Lots of knives (my husband keeps them very sharp!)
Binoculars for bird watching
'Tidelog', a graphic tide almanac with NOAA information
Large deck with wicker settee, patio dining table and 4 chairs
Antique oak dining table and four chairs
Soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers in shower
Local freshly roasted, ground coffee provided
Rich assortment of linens including napkins & placemats, kitchen towels, runners and aprons
Plush bathroom towels
Iron and ironing board
Parking – free off-street parking
Private garden with 100 varieties of fragrant roses, with seating
Great kayaking, windsurfing, surfing and sailing location - bring your kayaks or rent them nearby
Hiking trails within walking distance
Abundant shorebirds, including Grebe, Pelican, Egret, Heron, Loon, Brant, Godwit, Curlew, Bufflehead and more
Tide pools and estuary
Los Osos ranks 6th in the nation for best beach towns!
IRVINE, Calif. – May 23, 2014 — RealtyTrac® the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, recently released a special report on the best beach towns in America. For the report, RealtyTrac first selected the top 100 best beach towns based on four criteria: average temperature, percent of sunny days, percent of days with good air quality, and crime rates. Los Osos ranked 6th in America!!! Morro Bay is #11. Come visit
Escape the fast-paced world in the Green Cottage on Morro Bay, a very private Cottage. The Cottage is quiet, cozy and sits next to the water on Morro Bay, California. It is a peaceful and romantic guest hideaway for lovers … lovers of nature, art, thought, books, wine, adventure, discovery, solitude and soul, but especially for those who love and love to nurture themselves. There are no jangling phones, fax machines, blaring TVs, traffic sounds or other intrusions on your retreat.
The Cottage says:
“I have a tale to tell, my very own…won’t you come inside awhile and help me sing my song? I may be just a small beach cottage, but step into my entry and you’ll be welcomed by an eclectic mixture of art and antiques collected by my family over the years and lovingly displayed to create a romantic and intimate environment to inspire you during your stay.'
'I sit on a bird sanctuary on the rural Central Coast of California, where I enjoy unobstructed 280 degree views of the Bay and mountains.
'I offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, in romance, here in 'the middle kingdom' as National Geographic once called my region of California. I am your natural escape, your refuge and your home base for exploring all that is around me and all that is within you.
'Come and stay a spell with me. Read one of my intriguing books filled with short stories or watch one of my many DVDs. Make tea or cook a gourmet meal in my fully equipped kitchen to enjoy by candlelight or under the stars on my kitchen’s deck. Snuggle into my sea foam green king-size bed.
'Curl up with a good book in my corner reading chair, peruse original art on my walls, and discover my handmade baskets and carvings from South America, the South Seas, and local Native Americans. Enjoy a glass of award-winning Central Coast wine as you sit quietly on my deck and watch the pelicans, herons, snowy plovers and peregrine falcons while the sun slips silently into the horizon.
'I have seen and heard many things in my three score and ten years. Like all places where people dwell, there is a spirit here that has been shaped by the personalities, conversations, and temperament of those who have spent time here. I have been occupied by travelers, adventurers, writers, painters, photographers, romantics and naturalists…and by my owners’ four generations of artists and lovers of life. Their presence lingers in the air and invites you to both partake and contribute your own essence to my evolving character.' --- The Green Cottage on Morro Bay
The Cottage has been in our family for two generations. We have lived on the bay for over three decades and love it, and love to share it with others. The Cottage was originally built to shelter the duck hunters and fishermen who were attracted here, but it was soon bought in the 1950's by our parents and was used as a residence while they built their dream home next door. The Cottage has been our family's guesthouse since then and we've just made it available as a vacation rental. The charm as a family retreat has been retained through the complete refurbishing received in 2009. We have designed the Cottage to provide our guests with the perfect opportunity to immerse themselves in the Central Coast experience. We are not the Best Western -- just the opposite. What our guests won't find here are ringing phones, blaring TV or fax machines -- all by design, although we do provide wireless internet service and a 38' HDTV for watching DVDs, plus over 300 DVDs to choose from. We want the cottage to provide guests with the ability to ESCAPE the fast-paced world. We've tried to provide everything we can think of to make our guests feel pampered and comfortable.
Pandora Nash-Karner purchased this cottage in 1950
This has been a private guest house for our family for over 6 decades. When it is not used by the family, it is available for visitors.
The bay is part of the National Estuary Program, as well as a designated bird sanctuary. There are many places nearby to view birds, including a private dock. Morro Bay is an important stopover on the Pacific Flyway and winter home to numerous bird species. The north coast area of San Luis Obispo County is a haven for artists, wine and food aficionados, water sports enthusiasts, antique collectors, hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and people who appreciate quiet, undiscovered get-away locations. When the lure of open spaces calls you, follow winding country roads to award-winning vineyards for wine tasting, or to grassy hilltops for a picnic overlooking the Pacific. Beautiful Hearst Castle is just 35-minutes away, and beyond that is the splendor of the Big Sur coastline.
San Luis Obispo's initials -- SLO -- precisely describes the speed a visitor should use in examining the area's treasures and pleasures. Go to fast and you'll miss of the off-the beaten path venues hidden back in the hills and canyons like the Pozo Saloon, See Canyon apple farms, Tibor Canyon organic olive oil Ranch or the charming town of Harmony, with a population of 15.
This is a unique little cottage set in a beautiful, quiet place right next to the estuary. My husband and I rented it to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We loved just sitting on the deck overlooking the water but we also enjoyed the surrounding area. We kayaked right in front of the cottage and spent hours hiking in Montana de Oro State Park which is one of the most spectacular parks I've visited. It's very close by car and you can even walk there from the cottage. The cottage is very comfortable, well equipped, clean and you can see it is loved by the owners. We really loved the peace and beauty of this place and hope to go back.
Once again I returned to this relaxing hide-a-away. The place is immaculate and the views spectacular. Come here to relax or go on a hike or just watch nature. The town of Bayview is a sleepy town that time seems to have left alone and it is just a short walk. I'll be back.
I have traveled the world; North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the islands in between, yet I can honestly say that no place I have ever stayed has been so magical as the Little Green Cottage on Morrow bay. It is hard to imagine a place that is simultaneously more relaxing, adventurous, artful, and inviting as the Little Green Cottage. Unbelievable, REALY, Unbelievable.
I have started to loose count how many times I have enjoyed the Green Cottage. Definitely my go to place to stay when I need to be in the area whether for work or play. This time I arrived by train, a fun and relaxing way to travel from Orange County.
I joined friends for an Art show in SLO, Dinner in Cambria and a movie premier at Hearst Castle. There is so much to do in and around Morro Bay.
The cottage is everything it says it is and more....simple put it is PERFECTION. A must stay on any travelers bucket list.
I have already booked my next visit in October!
I am a writer by trade, and I have repeatedly stayed at the Green Cottage as a retreat. This little gem is the perfect place for those seeking serenity surrounded by nature's inspiration. Peaceful, quiet, and yet close enough to charming downtown San Luis Obispo (15 minute drive) if the desire to mingle calls. There's also plenty of nearby hiking trails in Montano de Oro to explore as well as the beach. I've already got 2 more reservations on the books for this year…that's how much I love it.
We has a wonderful long weekend at The Green Cottage for some R&R after surgery, and it was perfect! The location is ultimate, right on the bay in a quiet neighborhood. The views are unbelievable, we never wanted to leave the deck! We loved watching all the birds coming and going, along with the the kayaks and other small water gear.The cottage has everything you could need, very clean and lots of artistic detail! You can tell the owner is an artist! Fresh flowers in every room, lots of DVDs, puzzles and games, and books with a wealth of information on the area and restaurants. We did use a lot of her suggestions, and they were great! The place is very comfortable. And the area has so much to do, sailing, hiking, the beach, and many fun critters like otters, Dolphins, elephant seals, and much more. We can't wait to go again!
Tide Pools, Hearst Castle, Wineries, Lighthouses, Elephant Seals, Artist Village, Morro Rock, Museums, Butterfly and Bird Watchers paradise, SLO Botanical Garden, Montaña De Oro State Park, Estero Bluffs State Park, Cayucos State Beach, Limekiln State Park, Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, Morro Bay State Park, Pismo State Beach, Oceano Dunes, W.R. Hearst Memorial Beach and Cal Poly University.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$225|
Nightly: $250/2-night minimum, 3-night minimum on holidays plus $100 cleaning fee.
Weekly: $1575, plus $150 cleaning fee.
Monthly: $5670, plus $200 cleaning fee.
Additional guest: $40 per night
Refundable security deposit: $250
11% San Luis Obispo County Occupancy tax
50% deposit required to hold reservations
No smoking. No pets.
50% deposit required to hold reservations, balance due at checkout.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.