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Classic Antique Cabin in Cambria - near ocean and forest

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cambria Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath

The Cabin is a wonderful place to stay on your next get-away to California's scenic central coast. Located in Cambria just a few blocks above the ocean and Moonstone Beach and near a Monterey pine forest. The Cabin is a restored antique from the William Randolph Hearst era. Enjoy the subtle decor hung with original abstract paintings in earthy colors. Cozy up to the wood burning fireplace. Listen to the covey of quail outside your door. The Cabin includes a queen bed, (and two sleeping mats with bedding for living room floor), wireless Internet connection, basic cable TV with smart/DVD player for movies, CD player/radio, kitchen. We would love to have you stay. Call us at 805-441-2256 to reserve dates.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

James and Carol Chalifoux
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About James and Carol Chalifoux

James & Carol Chalifoux Broker - Realtor

- Chalet Realty in Cambria, California -

call us at phone and text - 805-441-2256

James and Carol Chalifoux purchased this cabin in 1986

Why James and Carol Chalifoux chose Central Coast California

- Classic Cambria Cabin -

What makes this cabin unique

- Simplicity -

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Carol,

I loved the place! Thank you for making the Cabin available. I am already planning my next trip back...hopefully

a full week in January. The place was very kind to me and my novel in progress...I believe I have my ending.

Thank you, again....


Christopher Brennan
Jul 2010
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Classic Antique Cabin in Cambria - near ocean and forest
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 28 reviews
Davis, CA, USA

Enchanting honeymoon getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable cabin is the perfect spot for a true romantic getaway. It is tucked back off of the street in a beautiful foresty area and the minute you walk in the door, you know youre not going to want to leave. When we arrived, the owner met us there and provided so many ideas for us on where to eat, site see, etc. And then she let us be for the rest of the weekend. Not only is the cabin amazing, but the town of Cambria is sooo quaint. We walked around downtown, did some wine tasting, smoked cigars, and treated ourselves to a nice dinner. Everything is so clean and fresh, it reminded us of Disneyland. And of course the beach is right there and we went on a beautiful hike along the San Simeon coast. The elephant seals were captivating. Anyway, we cant say enough good things about this cabin and town. In fact, we are so fond of it that we are planning to return for our one year anniversary in July and are very much looking forward to it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Quiet, Comfortable, Clean, Convenient and Charming

  • 4 of 5

Located in a beautiful slice of California, the Cabin proved to be a delightful place to relax and refresh after a day of sightseeing, hiking or whatever! The bed was comfortable, as were the furnishings in the rest of the cabin. A charming blend of modern (the art, wifi, Blu-ray player) and rustic, we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It was great to open the Dutch door and let in the refreshing Cambria air while enjoying our meals or just relaxing. The kitchen is basic, but has everything you need. Be prepared to hand wash dishes, just like the "old days." There is not what would be considered a proper shower - so if that is very important to you, be aware. However, other than that, do not hesitate to book this charming property.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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San Diego, California

Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this historic clean well kept cabin. Location was quiet and peaceful and close to the village and ocean boardwalk. Owners have taken great effort to keep this cabin in exceptional condition while keeping its historic charm which is a rare find. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Sweet

  • 5 of 5

This little jewel of a cabin was beyond our expectations. The kind owners have it set up to do absolutely everything right, and it couldn't have been more welcoming, more comfortable, or more charming if we'd conjured it from our imaginations. We loved the natural unfussy yard and sweetly scented plants, the chickens across the backyard fence, and the flock of turkeys making their morning rounds down the street daily. We loved the quietness of the neighborhood. We loved the simple decor, and truly appreciated the original art. We were so pleasantly surprised to find real pots and pans in the kitchen, rather than the thin, useless cookware found in most vacation rentals. And we were beyond happy to find that the linens weren't steeped in the ubiquitous laundry chemicals that usually stink up a vacation rental, covering up the smell of the ocean and trees and flowers. But most of all, we loved the actual house itself. The gorgeous craftsmanship in this sweet gem that is solid wood, both outside and inside. The beautiful original windows, which have long since been replaced with aluminum or plastic in most vacation homes. And the lovely, artful original hardware on the windows and doors. We loved the honey-amber colored fir floors, and the play of the morning light on the walls and through the ceiling beams, and the simple window coverings that didn't impede the light. We loved that the house was stocked with nearly everything a vacationer could want or need. When you stay here, be sure to buy your groceries at Soto's Market. The young couple who own it are sincere, kind, helpful, and fun. The merchandise is the freshest, highest quality natural and organic stock, and the prices are really decent. The Friday farmers' market is really fantastic, too. Again, great people, great food, and great prices. We really hated to leave here and wished we could stay for a month. It was a long trip to get to this beautiful place from our island in Washington state, but we can't wait to do it again. We plan to stay longer next time. We missed this beautiful and homey cabin as soon as we locked the door and returned the key at the end of our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fresno, CA

Introvert's dream

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is an introvert's dream. Quiet, off the beaten path, yet close to the ocean and just a pleasant place to spend time. If you need to hibernate for a few days, this is the place. Most comfortable couch ever to read on or watch movies, full kitchen to cook and bake in, wireless internet, Netflix, lovely windows and a Dutch door that let in great light and it seems like a safe place for solo female travelers. The only downside is the difficulty in showering with the handheld (though it can be quite romantic if your partner offers to help :)

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you ~
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Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This review is well overdue. Spent a getway here for a few days in March 2013 and still have some great memories from the trip. The Cabin is very cute, clean, comfortable and well decorated. It had all the basics and was very cozy for my daughter, husband and I. We enjoyed opening all of the windows and doors and just the beauty of the outdoors. It's situated in a nice quiet neighborhood just above the main street/downtown area of Cambria. Would recommend a car unless you enjoy walking up and down hills. The owner the kept the place very well decorated yet simple as it should be in a cabin. Enjoyed the board games and loved the fireplace too. Hope to return sometime again soon! The place was just perfect for a romantic getway or a small family of 3.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nearest Train
30 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Moonstone Beach
Car: recommended

Cambria is a small village bordering the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by beautiful Monterey Pines. We have a wonderful mild year round climate and great natural beauty. Perfect for exploring the tide pools, beaches and marine life, hiking the forests, kayaking the cove, wine tasting, savoring the local restaurants. Only a 25 minute drive to the south coast of Big Sur.


Rates & Availability

Cambria Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates based on two person occupancy. $10 for extra guest. Discounted week rate is $750 from September 23 to May 31. Week rate for Summer is $875, June 1 to September 22.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cambria Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Showering hose for the bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed sleeps two people Note - The Cabin has two sleeping mats for the living room floor with bedding that can sleep two extra guests.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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