|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
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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.
I am a writer and photographer by trade, and have stayed at The Green Cottage on several occasions while working on projects. It is the perfect creative retreat! I love gazing out over the bay, and passing the hours nestled in its familiar embrace. I highly recommend it for those seeking solitude and nature.
Green Cottage has become our home-away-from-home on the central coast! We have been coming to this area for vacation for over 20 years, staying on the beach in Cayucos every summer with our 5 children. After we became empty-nesters we discovered this romantic little cottage on the bay, and it has been our destination of choice for the last 4 years, several times per year. The cottage is complete with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing getaway, with many wonderful little touches provided by hosts Pandora and Gary. The cottage is always cozy and immaculately clean. We enjoy kayakying (over to the dunes or to the local coffee shop in Baywood for great coffee, breakfast, and fresh baked goods!), observing the local wildlife, taking walks or bike rides, and relaxing on the deck with coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening while enjoying the gorgeous sunsets over the dunes. The view of Morro Rock is spactacular! We have 2 more stays booked for summer and cannot wait to get back to the little Green Cottage on the bay!
Absolutely wonderful peaceful place. Like living inside a piece of art, Green Cottage is lovely in every dimension. Perfectly clean with a thoughtful assortment of dishes, cookware, books, puzzles and games. Beautiful view of Morro Bay with a resident Blue Heron. Surrounded by parks with interesting hiking trails and beaches. We will definitely return to Green Cottage.
My wife and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to stay at this hidden gem in Cuesta by the Sea on Morro Bay. The cottage is immaculately clean and extremely well stocked with everything one could hope for to have a wonderful stay. The kitchen is complete for cooking, fresh flowers lovely, freshly ground coffee (decaf and regular, half and half too), 400+ DVD movies (with microwave popcorn provided in abundance) for entertainment in the evening, several hiking guides to help explore local hills and there are even binoculars to bring the wildlife that's just outside the door even closer up. Looking out the back window towards Morro Bay makes you feel like you can almost touch the water from the breakfast nook. The nice back deck is wonderful for birdwatching, enjoying a glass of wine or just contemplating the universe and the ever changing vistas over the Bay. Sunrises and especially sunsets over the sand dunes and Morro Rock can be stunningly beautiful from this special vantage point.
This part of Morro Bay is wonderful for kayaking (we brought our own), birdwatching, and is minutes away from Montana de Oro and Morro Bay State Parks which provided wonderful opportunities for hiking in the surrounding hills or along the Pacific Coast. There are great mountain biking trails too.
Hosts Gary and Pandora were welcoming, friendly and very attentive to our needs. They have created an amazing romantic getaway in a really magical spot! Check it out!
The only reason we gave this a 5 star is because you didn't offer anything higher. We have stayed in many on the water rentals and this one tops the charts. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING one could need--beautiful flowers, great linens,large and clean selection of cookware, dishes,glasses, etc. All of this right on Morro Bay. Morning, Afternoon and Evening on the deck is the best. Walk to the local cafe for morning breakfast. We will be back. We missed it the moment we drove out of town. A perfect Sanctuary for time away!!
My husband and I were lucky enough to experience the Green Cottage for a "way too short" visit of three nights. The cottage was everything as advertised - spotlessly clean, and completely furnished with lots of nice homey touches. Fresh fruit, freshly ground local coffee, yogurt and fresh flowers were waiting for our arrival. We also loved the nice thick towels that were much better quality than those we've experienced in many fine hotels. The fact that the cottage is located in a residential area, away from the touristy area, but close enough for easy access, was a definite bonus. The view from the deck and kitchen windows was perfect - a great view of Morro Rock, lots of birds, and beautiful sunsets. The notebooks provided with information on restaurants, local attractions and local history were another welcome touch. We look forward to returning to the Green Cottage as often as possible, because it feels like home away from home.
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||$250|
Nightly: $245/2-night minimum, 3-night minimum on holidays plus $100 cleaning fee.
Weekly: $1575, plus $150 cleaning fee.
Monthly: $4,780 plus $200 cleaning fee.
Additional guest: $40 per night
Refundable security deposit: $250
12% 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.