Bay front home with incomparable views from every room. This house is the perfect spot for you to relax and enjoy. Whether you are in need of a home base for the multitude of outdoor opportunities and excursions or just in need of place to relax and watch the tide go in and out, this is just your spot.
If you don't like to drive while you're on vacation, this is the spot for you! Once you arrive you won't have to get back into your car until you depart. The house is walking distance to groceries, quaint bay side coffee shops, restaurants and more. The bay front location makes this house the perfect launching spot for walks and water fun. The bedroom set-up is flexible, two rooms have queen beds and the third room has a twin day bed with a twin trundle. There are three bathrooms, one which has a shower that features an incredible view of the rock. Because this is our family home and not a vacation rental it has a well equipped kitchen with platters, dishes, serving utensils and all of the the basic pantry items. The open floor plan makes this house a great place to entertain. We hope you build memories here as we have.
My sisters and I are happy that our parents Cathie and Syd were smart enough to find this beautiful area in the early 70's. Our parents lived at the house full time from the early 90’s until just recently when they moved back to Claremont to their retirement community. Us girls live in Palo Alto (me), Sacramento (Susie) and Corona del Mar (Pam) and are all married with families; there are nine grandchildren, ages 18-28. We manage to get to the bay together about 4 times a year. Many of us have a photo of Morro Bay as the screen saver on our phones and you will hear the grandkids say that Morro Bay is one of their favorite places on earth. My parents talked of selling the house when they planned their move back to Claremont, in fact my father even said, “If we sell the house we can give you guys money to help pay for the grandkids college educations”. If any of you have recently put kids through school you know this would be a huge help! However, we weren’t even tempted. The house is a part of us, part of our traditions and memories that can’t be replaced. We couldn’t bear to part with it! We hope you love it as we do, we consider it our family home not a “vacation rental” and we hope you will consider it that as well. We hope it brings your friends and family together to enjoy special moments for years to come.
As kids my sisters and I loved to spend time “mud-stomping”, playing by the bay and walking into town by ourselves. We loved that because of the small community we had the freedom to roam without our parents. Admittedly, as kids we didn’t appreciate the peace and quiet, but now as we roll down the drive way we say, “Ahhh..”
When driving down the coast from Monterey our parents discovered the charming town of Morro Bay, as they continued south from town they drove along the water and came upon a view of the sun sparkling on the water that they say was one of the prettiest sights they had ever seen. They followed the road to the little town of Baywood Park and instantly fell in love with the stunning bay views, small community and natural beauty. The first little house they bought was further from the bay on 2nd street. They were both school teachers in Claremont and drove up every weekend to paint, garden and enjoy the incredible views and unspoiled vistas. They spent years looking for just the right spot to build and decided on 656 Santa Lucia because it had the BEST location on the bay and knew that it would enjoy unspoiled views for years to come. My father (with mom’s input of course) designed the house and in fact built much of it himself. My mom did her share of work too, gardening, painting and building paths around the house. The house features the modern design that my parents both love, an open floor plan that lets the cooks always be a part of the fun. Above all, they maximized the views from every room in the house. Wait until you see the shower in the master bath!
This house is the perfect spot for friends and family to gather. We have spent countless hours laughing and talking on the deck, and making wonderful meals in the open kitchen. The stove set-up allows for multiple people to stir gravy at Thanksgiving, a task in which our teenagers love to participate!
There are activities at all energy levels…kayaking, hiking, walking around the bay or just lying on the floor with a good book. I am sure your group has the same mix of personalities ours does! It is a delight to be in such a quiet location but 2 blocks from a store and restaurants. The folks at Baywood Market are used to seeing us several times a day because we always forget something at the “big” market. The short walk, lack of traffic and small community gives kids a freedom they can’t experience elsewhere. When we needed “adult” time when the kids were little we would give them each $2.00 and send them to the “candy store” (Baywood Market). You can sit in the living room and watch the kids play by the water without the threat of a wave knocking them over. Early risers can walk to town for coffee and a scone, if no one feels like cooking you can walk 2 blocks to restaurants, and if you don’t want to watch “The Music Man” video for the 100th time you can escape to the Merrimaker and shoot a game of pool and listen to the Juke Box. Thursday night is karaoke night, we’ve even done that!
We are sure you’ll start your own traditions and build memories in this special house.
The Central Coast is an incredibly beautiful part of California that offers many recreational opportunities or just a serene place to relax and rejuvenate. The scenic coast line meets rolling hills in an unparallelled combination of natural beauty. Spend the day kayaking in Morro Bay, wine tasting in local wineries, strolling the local beaches, or just sitting in the living room watching the tide go in and out. We promise you won't be disappointed!
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