BEST PLACE TO STAY ON CENTRAL COAST!
Submitted: January 31, 2012
Stayed: January 2012
My wife, our 2 small Coton de Tulear dogs, and I stayed in the cottage for 11 nights in January 2012 for a much needed vacation and enjoyed every minute of it. Living in a much larger home, we wondered how we would do in a 1000 sq/ft cottage for nearly 2 weeks. Let's put it this way. The minute we got back home to San Diego, we immediately put our own home up for rent and are now moving to a similar size cottage on the beach! That's how much we enjoyed this place.
Before going on, let me also say that this is absolutely the most dog friendly area we have ever visited. Bring them if you have them.
Arrival: From the minute we walked in the front door and saw the big bay window, the LARGE sofa sectional, and the 2 Tommy Bahama reclining chairs, we knew we made the right choice. From the kitchen to the bedrooms, the interior styling is definitely beachy and you really feel like you can relax and unwind, which we did. The other awesome thing about this place is the location. We walked our dogs to the beach and parks daily and met numerous locals who can only be described as genuinely kind and gracious. If you don't leave here wanting to return as soon as you can for another stay, then this is not the place for you. For us, it was absolutely perfect.
TO DO: For the adventurers out there, this is also a perfect place to launch from for a variety of activities. Avila Beach is literally 5 minutes away and home of the Bob Jones Trail (AWESOME!) for walking, biking, etc. We also launched our inflatable boat from the Port San Luis dock and took a cruise down the coast several miles and back, seeing many sea otters and their newly born babies, which can only be described as the cutest things in the world next to my wife of course. For those who enjoy wine, we made the Paso Robles run 4X during our stay, a short 30 minute ride from the cottage to the Vineyard Drive turnoff. There are also multiple San Luis Obispo wineries even closer.
-Walking from cottage to Zorros Cafe for breakfast or lunch.
-Early dinner at McClintocks Dining House and Saloonn Maddie Road about 3 minutes drive
-Sunset cocktailsand apps at Steamers of Pismo. We actually saw the "green flash" here one night
-Bob Jones Trail to Avila Beach and Port San Luis
-Walking dogs on beach in front of cottage and at Dinosaur Caves Park
-Check out Kelsey See Canyon winery in Avila and drink a glass with peacocks all around you. Very cool place and excellent wine. 5-10 minute drive away.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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