Great place with great views.
Submitted: December 31, 2012
Stayed: December 2012
Beautiful house in a great location. This is not a typical "vacation rental" with basic appliances and hand-me-down furniture. Top-line appliances (2 ovens, 6 burners, and a grill top). Nicely decorated. Very clean. Roomy. There were only 2 of us so we really rattled around in the place. Could easily handle a good-sized family with a lot of rooms to spread out.
Over 180-degree views of the ocean, including crashing surf, surfers, otters, whales, and incredible sunsets. Take your wine and cheese down to the patio with Adirondack chairs for the nightly spectacle. Even in stormy weather, the views were great.
Close to restaurants and shops in town (1-2 miles), but away from the the traffic and noise. Boardwalk and beach right across the street. Lots of TVs (satellite) and internet access, but often we didn't even turn on the electronics - just enjoyed the view. Multiple fireplaces that really pump out the heat. Efficient customer service.
This house has most of the dishes and cookware you need, and the basic kitchen supplies. One grocery in Cambria has the essentials, but also consider stocking up in Templeton (about 25 miles inland). They have a very good Trader Joes (and other stores), and a fantastic seafood shop (Pier 46 in the Trader Joes shopping center), with live lobsters and crabs and lots of other great fish and shellfish. Perfect for wine lovers - the Paso Robles-area wineries are nearby (25 miles +/-), and the house even has a wine cooler. Also just a few minutes from Hearst Castle. We considered driving up the coast to Big Sur one day, but the road was closed due to a rock slide. No problem -- can't imagine views any better than from the wall-wall-windows in t his house.
Owner's Response: We feel so fortunate to get these over the top positive reviews - we don't ask for them. Our esteemed guests who return home and get very busy catching up with their routine not only honor us, but they do a service for you, as the potential guest/s. Hopefully you will find these experienced based reports comforting - that you are making a great choice about where to spend your hard-earned savings, and that you are dealing with reputable owners who would rather over supply on the comforts and atmosphere than skimp and be found wanting in any way. A lot of trust is involved in these sight unseen rental decisions. We do so deeply appreciate our guests who take the time to write a review to help you with trusting our process.
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