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Cambria Ocean View Tudor on Forested Preserve

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Seaview on Burton: This Tudor style home sits above a Monterey pine forest sweeping a half mile down to the ocean, one of the few vacation homes in the area which borders a forest preserve. The quaint seaside village of Cambria is a leisurely five minute drive from the property.

You are within seconds of scenic walking trails through pine-forested Strawberry Canyon,' which lies directly behind the property. The beach is an easy 15-minute walk through the woods and along quiet residential streets. You can pick through the tide pools at nearby Lampton Cliffs park, or walk along the boardwalk bluff trail or on the miles of forest and marine terrace paths of the stunningly beautiful public Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

For more information, please contact me.

PLEASE NOTE: Seaview on Burton is a site-managed property, similar to a Bed and Breakfast. A separate unit below the main house is occupied by a manager responsible for the forest fire watch, house services (internet, heating, plumbing and laundry), and guest assistance. This unit is completely private and and accessed separately. We have found over the course of our 11 years of operation that this arrangement ensures the property is adequately maintained and guest needs are addressed promptly.

More Details

James Kelty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About James Kelty

As writer and documentary filmmaker working in many areas of California, I moved with my family from Los Angeles to this spectacular part of the Central Coast in 1988, both as an inspirational retreat and a place with easy access to other areas of the Golden State.

James Kelty purchased this house in 2000

Why James Kelty chose Cambria

We love back country hiking and mountain biking, particular in Big Sur, for which Cambria is the southern gateway, as well as kayaking in San Simeon Cove. The area is also rich in history, which is my area of expertise as a writer/producer, so that made it an equally good fit. Cultural and environmental attractions include Hearst Castle and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. I work with both of these organizations on interpretive media projects.

What makes this house unique

My hope is that guests coming to this special house bordering the forest and the ocean will leave feeling refreshed and inspired.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We had a wonderful and relaxing stay. Just what we needed! We saw 5 deer on our walk thru Strawberry Canyon – lovely!
Oct 2006
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Cambria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 13
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parking on street per fire department regulation.
  • No motorcycles, motor homes, or trailers on premises.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1) Full standard queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Motorcycles are not permitted on property.


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Cambria Ocean View Tudor on Forested Preserve
average rating of 4.71831 based on 82 reviews

Serene Property

  • 5 of 5

Being able to stay in a private home for our 3 day anniversary trip was a blessing. But to also have a gorgeous view & such a peaceful environment made our stay perfect and memorable. Each night we sat on the back deck I was amazed at how quiet and peaceful it was, with nothing but the rolling surf and chirping birds to hear. I even heard seals barking one night. The lovely part of this home is that just because it got dark and you had to leave the beach, you don't feel cut off from the beautiful nature in this area. Being in the house was just an extension of enjoying the water and the forest.

There are plenty of other homes around, but you can't tell while inside and on the decks. There are no neighbors on one side and on the other side there are so many trees between the houses you can't see the neighbors house at all...whether upstairs or downstairs. The seclusion & privacy was romantic and special. And to have the beautiful view not only when in the kitchen and dining area, but upstairs in the master bedroom as well made the entire house a joy. This property is a great value as a rental. I had checked into some of the local hotels and we could have paid more for far less.

Mr. Kelty was very accommodating when I contacted him about a last minute trip. We booked just 3 days or so before our arrival & I appreciated him booking us on such short notice.

We had no problem getting there using the directions provided, nor with checking in and getting settled. It was all a breeze.

The kitchen is pretty well stocked. Even though everything wasn't there, I was able to make due just fine with what was there. (a pair of tongs & maybe a few mixing bowls would be a good addition for the kitchen!) As far as pantry staples, it's a bit of a guess. There were a few things that were helpful....olive oil & salt, but no pepper & a bit of old basil was the only seasoning. I would just suggest bringing what you want to cook with. I don't think that's really part of the deal.....if it's there than it's there, but if not...oh well!

The bed was pretty comfortable. Each person has a different preference, but for me a nice feather bed topper would have made this bed perfect, but it was fine as is.

Cambria has water issues. I'm from CA so I'm used to it, but I think it's worse in this area. So be ready anywhere you stay here to be asked to sacrifice a bit on towels & such.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's extremely gratifying to host people who enjoy this setting, and to get responses like this.
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San Diego

Seaview on Burton

  • 5 of 5

It was our first stay at this lovely place and we hoped not the last one.

It was actually our first stay at a private residence and we especially appreciate the attention to detail by owner-managers like Seaview's as opposed to the agency type home rentals or hotel stay.

View of the ocean, the sound of ocean - great!!

Thank you Jim

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2009
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Henderson NV

Very comfortable in Cambria. Sunsets second to none. Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property with all the necessities and then some. Home away from home. Fully equipped kitchen, newer appliances, plenty of room to make those home cooked meals. All furnishings are very clean and comfortable. Large master bedroom with siting area and balcony. Two other bedrooms are spacious. Living room with fireplace is the ultimate area to chill inside. Large 1st floor balcony offers perfect outdoor area to gather- BBQ'ing or just relaxing and let the world go by. Nature area behind house has wildlife galore. Deer, turkey, and hawks make for wonderful viewing. And then there is the ocean view......... ahhh

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property more than exceeded my expectations.

  • 5 of 5

As we drove through the forested neighborhood, we took notice of all the surrounding homes, but nothing compared to our delight when we drove up to Seaview at Burton. This property stands apart from the rest and is utterly charming! I felt like I was visiting the by gone era of the 40’s with the various architectural details. If you are like me and have an affinity for both the ocean and forest, this is a property to experience. We spent countless hours on the deck enjoying the serene views and pine scents. We took an abbreviated hike on the Strawberry Trail and was blessed to have wandered upon two adorable deer. My only regret is that we didn’t have enough time to really explore all of the quaintness of Cambria. Seaview at Burton will undoubtedly be added to our collection of unforgettable family memories. Thank you for allowing me and my family into your home.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was everything promised and more!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Seaview on Burton! We were looking for a place to enjoy some time with our adult children away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and this place was perfect! It is a quiet, peaceful area as promised, with views just like you see online. The house was furnished with comfortable furniture, and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. The walk to beach was a little longer than anticipated, but it was a beautiful walk!

The homeowner James was great host, the check in process was easy and everything was as promised. The house rules very well outlined (we loved that) and not unreasonable. We can hardly wait to go back and enjoy this property again. Giving it a 5 star rating is no exaggeration. Everything about it was outstanding!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Get Away

  • 4 of 5

The home is lovely and beautiful. However, the 1 st floor is not accessible and there is no immediate forest/ trail access from the home. But if you visit purely for relaxation, the house is gorgeous with breathtaking views of the trees and ocean. Very serene. And James Kelly is very kind and approachable!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments. The house is built out over a hillside. The only part not available is the understory, which is below the first floor and below ground level. The first floor is street level, with garage, living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook, bathroom and garage. The second floor has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and deck from the master bedroom. So the first floor certainly is “available.” The forest bordering the property’s ocean side is a public preserve, the entrance to which is about 300 feet down the street.
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Luis Obispo (SBP)
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Paso Robles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
California Highway One
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lampton Cliffs Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hearst Castle
Nearest Point of Interest
Strawberry Canyon Forest Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Coastal Discovery Center, Monterey Bay Sanctuary
Nearest Point of Interest
Elephant Seal Colony
Nearest Point of Interest
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
Car: necessary

On California's Central Coast 6 miles from Hearst Castle, with spectacular natural beauty, unique wildlife, Gourmet Restaurants, Wine Tasting, Art Galleries, Gift Shops, Camping & Retreats. Cambria is home to artists and craftspeople; the coast is inhabited by a large elephant seal population. Ocean kayaking, surfing, windsurfing and parasailing are popular activities.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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