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Elaine Evans

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

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

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Elaine Evans (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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based on 30 traveler reviews

Spectacular Ocean View Rental, Walking Distance to Beach and Town, Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.866667 based on 50 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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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Big Red House and hope to come back again next summer. Myself, and my three girlfriends, along with two Pugs had such an enjoyable weekend. The house was clean, spacious, had expansive views and Elaine could not have been more helpful in providing recommendations for restaurants, etc. It was very hard to leave her amazing place.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!!! I do have the most amazingly congenial and complimentary clients! These ladies were all lovely and fun to have staying here. I enjoyed meeting them so much and look forward to their next visit. Cambria seems to attract the most awesome and interesting people. Elaine
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  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd stay was better than ever, because we planned to be there for longer - 10 days! There is so much to do and see in the area, but we totally enjoy being at the beautiful home, sitting outside enjoying the many birds, and looking down at the ocean.

So peaceful. As usual, we love to visit with Elaine, to learn more about the area. She is a Dear, but won't bother you unless you insist on her company, which we adore. Also love the many restaurants, elephant seals and otters - all close by.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These lovely people have truly become treasured friends and their appreciation means a great deal to me. I always look forward to their visits and hearing what they discover anew to love about Cambria. My job is to provide, along with valuable assistance from Mother Nature, a memorable stay. The comfort and satisfaction of my guests is my highest aim and fortunately I have been rewarded with many happy and returning clients. Elaine Evans The Big Red House
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Whitefish, Montana

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two large dogs, were fortunate to stay a full month at the Big Red House. We are an active family so the location was perfect for us. We hiked at the Fiscallini Ranch every day where dogs are allowed off leash. It is a spectacular area with hills that descend right down to the ocean and it is only a 5 minute drive from the house. We loved a comfortable place to cook and hangout. The sunsets from the upper rooms were a highlight at the end of our days. It was fun to watch movies from the largest DVD collection I have ever seen. The town of Cambria is charming and a short walk from the house. For the entire month, we didn't meet one crabby person! And Elaine is a most gracious and unintrusive owner. She does such a good job with her rental. We are VRBO owners ourselves in Montana and are quite fussy about cleanliness and organization. Elaine gets extra credit as far as we are concerned. You can't go wrong renting with her.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These clients were the perfect guests and so very respectful of the house and its contents. I try to make The Big Red House the ideal vacation home and it is rewarding when these efforts are appreciated and acknowledged. It is my good fortune to have lived in this beautiful town for 32 years and I am grateful when visitors have this kind of reaction to the environs and to the residents of Cambria. I can only hope that these guests will make a return visit sometime in the future. They will be welcomed with hugs! Elaine Evans
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Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

Perfect place to enjoy beaches, Hearst Castle & charming Cambria!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home provided the ideal spot for my husband, 2 dogs and myself to explore the adorable town of Cambria, uncrowded beaches (at least in November - when the weather was still pretty perfect) and nearby (10 minute drive) Hearst Castle. While the home allows pets, it was immaculate. The owners were helpful, welcoming and provided every appointment needed - including new, fluffy towels and a huge DVD collection. It was a 2 minute drive to the town and beaches. This was a terrific find and far more appealing than the generic, charmless hotels nearby. Thank you, Elaine & Craig! We look forward to staying there again when we next visit the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so rewarding when our guests appreciate the amenities we seek to provide and consider The Big Red House their home away from home. We seem to attract the crème de la crème of clients and consequently over the years have amassed many treasured friendships. We are very grateful for their continued patronage. It makes running this business a real pleasure. Sincerely, Elaine & Craig
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  • 5 of 5

We totally loved our 10-day stay at The Big Red House. It was so clean and fresh, all the amenities you can imagine. Elaine was so nice, and easy to work with by phone, and there. Big fluffy towels, amazing DVD collection, restaurant information, directions to attractions - it is all there for your enjoyment! Cambria is a very friendly town - lots of bars and places to eat - we loved The West End Bar, Moonstone Grill, Indigo Moon. Here is a hint - there is an Albertsons and Dollar Tree in Morro Bay - much cheaper than the Cookie Crock, if you are going to stay for a while. Also, Morro Bay is fun, with fishing boats and great food. We hope to go back to this rental someday.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Only personal checks accepted

Deposit due within 5 days of reservation, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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**

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