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Spectacular Ocean View Rental, Walking Distance to Beach and Town, Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


About the property

2BR & Den 2½BA Ocean View Home

Location: Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast this dog friendly home is six miles South of Hearst Castle. Nestled in a forest of Monterey Pines at the foot of the scenic Highway One on Big Sur Coast. Your completely and elegantly furnished home on the Central Coast awaits you with Ocean Views.

You can pamper yourself by indulging in a hedonistic vacation. Do nothing more than enjoy the bird songs, watch the waves roll in, spy on the wildlife, stare at millions of stars in a crystal clear sky. Select a book from our in-house library to read in front of the fire place, choose from a selection of CDs, watch a video movie, utilize the fully equipped kitchen, enjoy dinner at any one of Cambria's excellent restaurants or send out for a delicious pizza and dine on either of the two decks while enjoying a spectacular sunset.

Local Attractions/Activities: You can actively participate in the many diversions offered in Cambria: hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, rafting, antique hunting, nearby golfing and wine tasting at one of the one hundred neighboring wineries. Explore Hearst Castle, visit our famed Elephant Seal colony, tour a plethora of art galleries, dine in a variety of gourmet restaurants, take in local live-theater, attend nightly jazz concerts. Then at the end of a delightful day retire to the soothing sounds of the surf. Cambria is a haven for those seeking a respite from their hectic lives and at the same time provides many enticing activities.

This charming two story house has a living room with fireplace. Master bedroom with a queen size Tempur-Pedic® mattress bed and a full bath with Jacuzzi. The second bedroom has a queen bed and an extra long twin bed and full bath, The den has a Queen sized sofa bed with a half bath.

If you have an infant, there is a crib available and the infant sleeps in the crib free. Dining room seats eight to twelve to allow you to entertain friends. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry room.

Amenities: : Fireplace, phones, Air conditioning, Three Cable TVs, Three VCRs, DVD player Video tapes, DVDs, CDs, books, games, stereo, CD player, Fully equipped kitchen with double ovens, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Linens, Jetted tub, Garage, Butane Gas Grill (BBQ).

Please - No Smoking, Dogs allowed with security deposit.

More Details

Elaine Evans
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for providing a beautiful place to explore the Central Coast. We saw plenty of deer around town, had some great days at the beach, marveled at the Elephant seals, and managed to fit in a couple of days of wine tasting, We love it here and look forward to returning soon.
Aug 2008
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Cambria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Queen sized bed in the master has a temperpudic mattress. The twin bed in the number 2 bedroom is an extra long California twin.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
**Dog Friendly**


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Ocean View Rental, Walking Distance to Beach and Town, Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.885714 based on 55 reviews

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

My family, which includes 3 teenagers and a 120 pound black lab, stayed at The Big Red House for 5 nights in August and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The house is immaculately maintained and the location is incredible! Apparently most families who stay here bring dogs but you can't tell when you're here. There's not a dog hair to be found in the place! The kitchen is well stocked, the video library is hard to beat, the flat screen TVs are amazing, and so is the view. The master bedroom faces the ocean and when the windows are open and the sea breeze is coming through it is Heaven on earth! The house is located in a very upscale neighborhood and we took walks in the neighborhood every day. If I had to find a complaint (and it's hard to come up with one) I guess it would be that the backyard isn't fenced. Our dog isn't the type that you can just let out and he'll stick around, so we had to take him out on a leash each time he needed to go potty. But who cares. We were on vacation and it was no big deal. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best in Cambria....

  • 5 of 5

We come up to Cambria about 4 times a year with our dog, this is the first time we have stayed at The Big Red House, and it could not have been more perfect. The home is very large, perfectly equipped with everything you need or could want, close to Moonstone where you can just walk to the water, etc. Elaine was great to work with, from setting up the reservation to arriving, just fantastic. Look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is beautiful and private.

  • 5 of 5

There are great views and all the amenities to be able to relax and enjoy. It was great.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very rewarding when our clients are pleased with the house as we strive to make their visit as happy and memorable as possible. It's a blessing to have this couple as regulars.
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Great location and house!

  • 5 of 5

Elaine is a great host - very responsive and kind. The house is big, with multiple areas to just relax. I spent most of the time on the second floor balcony looking at the ocean and chilling out. I only brought my 2 dogs who took very nicely to the house as well. The house would be great for 4 people - there is plenty of space! It's a short walk (and quick dash) across 1 and you're on the bluffs for a nice walk (dogs aren't allowed on the beach). Also a very quick trip to town. Great experience!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to another wonderful and thoughtful guest. Yes, it is true that dogs are not allowed on the beach but our beautiful boardwalk runs all along the beach for over a mile and it is a terrific place for dogs to interact with other pooches and for owners to meet and greet! I'm glad this client enjoyed her quiet getaway and rest. That is what we hope to provide. Elaine
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The Big Red House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two FURkids, had a wonderful time staying at The Big Red House in Cambria, CA. It had all of the comforts of home and more. The location of the property was great for taking walks with the dogs down to the beach, into town, or just around some magnificent neighborhoods. It was quiet and peaceful, a perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of our lives in San Diego. It was a short drive to dog beach in Morro Bay where we met new friends of the two-legged and four-legged variety. There was an impressive DVD library and plenty of reading material. The only small complaint I had was there was no fence around the backyard, so our dogs had to be chaperoned on leashes for their potty breaks. Just a small inconvenience at 3:30 a.m. when they wanted to go out. Other than that, The Big Red House is a perfect vacation retreat. We hope to plan another stay in the near future. Thank you Elaine Evans!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so grateful that this charming couple and their adorable dogs enjoyed their stay and appreciated everything that Cambria has to offer. We do provide a beautiful yard and patio but I always let my clients know ahead of time that it is not fenced. We are situated in a Monterey Pine forest with precious deer roaming freely. Fences can cause fawns to break their legs trying to follow their mothers and this is not something I wish to be responsible for. I always hope that the inconvenience to my clients is exonerated by the enjoyment of a constant stream of wildlife passing through the property. I look forward to another visit from these very warm and appreciative guests. Elaine
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Fabulous vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to beautiful Cambria!! The Big Red House could not have been better! Not only was the house well-maintained and very clean, but, the ocean views, the great location and access to the beach (5 minute walk) made our vacation one to remember! In addition, Elaine's personal touches, and her exuberant and lovely personality made us feel welcome and relaxed. Elaine has thought of everything to make your time in Cambria fun and meaningful. The resources and guides she has in the house made having a wonderful, fun time on the central coast of California easy!! We can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I've always felt that Cambria was heaven on earth and certainly I have been blessed with clients who thought so too. As visitors they are deserving of the very best that the town and The Big Red House can offer. I'm very pleased that these endearing guests embraced the town during their visit and enjoyed all it has to offer. It is especially satisfying that my rental enhanced their stay and if I was able to assist in their enjoyment then I am more than grateful. I certainly look forward to another visit from this lovely family. Elaine
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Rates & Availability

Cambria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Only personal checks accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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