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Romantic Waterfront Get-Away for Two, on Morro Bay

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200 degree water view from the deck featuring most of the '9 Sisters' & the bay

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Property description

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)
Wireless internet
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
Cookbooks
Stove and oven
French Press
Milk frother
Coffee grinder
Blender
Crockpot, with cookbook
Red wine glasses
White wine glasses
Romanian crystal wine glasses (modern design)
Champagne flutes
Crystal martini glasses
Hand-thrown ceramic wine goblets
Romanian crystal water goblets (modern design)
Ice bucket
Cuisinart mini
Dishwasher
Microwave
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!)
Kitchen scale
Binoculars for bird watching
'Tidelog', a graphic tide almanac with NOAA information
Large deck with wicker settee, patio dining table and 4 chairs
Propane BBQ
Antique oak dining table and four chairs
Soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers in shower
Hair dryer
Bathroom scale
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

Los Osos ranks 6th in the nation for best beach towns!

IRVINE, Calif. – May 23, 2014 — RealtyTrac® the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, recently released a special report on the best beach towns in America. For the report, RealtyTrac first selected the top 100 best beach towns based on four criteria: average temperature, percent of sunny days, percent of days with good air quality, and crime rates. Los Osos ranked 6th in America!!! Morro Bay is #11. Come visit

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


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 895 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The Cottage has antiques, handmade quilts and art and is not really suitable for children....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • iBoom clock radio with iPod speaker dock. What our guests won't find here are ringing phones, blaring TV or fax machines -- all by design. We have great cell phone coverage and provide wireless internet service. The Green Cottage has a 38' HDTV for watching DVDs (NO TV), plus 411 DVDs to choose from or bring your own. We've just added a Blue Ray player....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    The Cottage has a collection of books of short stories, poetry, local and California history, bird and hiking guides, a graphic tide book and a number of general interest books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Over 425 DVDs from science fiction, classics, romantic, comedy, mystery, foreign, Academy Award winners, and even all of the MASH series. We've just added a Blue Ray player....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    Sitting a few feet from the water, on a small peninsula, the Cottage provides sweeping views of Morro Bay....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    The Cottage offers stunning panoramic views of the bay, mountains and Morro Bay Golf Course can been seen in the distance. Called the “Poor Man’s Pebble Beach” MBGC is a “must play” for golf lovers....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Unobstructed views of the beautiful Morros, a chain of nine volcanic peaks and hills between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo, California. They are popular with photographers and nature lovers....moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    The Cottage is on the waterfront of southern Morro Bay. Morro Rock, the ancient landmark towering 576 feet above the entrance to Morro Bay, is a key focal point. Sunsets can be spectacular....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    An antique oak table sits beside windows overlooking the bay. An outdoor table with 4 chairs are on the patio for outdoor dining, a cup of coffee or an enjoyable glass of wine at sunset....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality bed linens, plush bath towels, kitchen and table linens are all provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The Cottage is studio style where all the living is basically in one room; king-size bed, living area with large flat-screen TV for DVDs, comfortable seating for reading or relaxing....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    2 off-street parking spaces are directly in front of the Cottage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Very fast!...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and a French press. Freshly ground SLO Roasted coffee (decaf and regular) and filters are provided for our guests. There is a milk frothed too....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full array of kitchen utensils for quick meals to gourmet feasts....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The Cottage provides a wide assortment of dishes, serving platters, handmade ceramic coffee mugs & delicate German porcelain cups; wine goblets & glasses. We've tried to think of everything you need....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    15 or so basic spices, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, sweetener, salt and pepper, all paper goods, extra items for cooking, baking and preparing gourmet meals. There is a 4-herb garden, on the deck....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Overlooking Morro Bay and providing sweeping panoramic views of the water and mountains beyond....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Great kayaking area. Bring your kayaks or canoes, or rent them nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A private rose garden provides a lovely, highly scented retreat, great for morning coffee while reading the paper....moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill on the side deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $225
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Nightly: $250/2-night minimum, 3-night minimum on holidays plus $100 cleaning fee.

Weekly: $1575, plus $150 cleaning fee.

Monthly: $5670, plus $200 cleaning fee.

Additional guest: $40 per night

Refundable security deposit: $250

11% 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.


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Location

  • Montana De Oro State Park

    "This park features over 8,000 acres of rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains..."

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sea Pines Golf Resort
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sea Pines Golf (Los Osos) & Morro Bay Golf Course
12 Miles
Nearest Train
San Luis Obispo
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Baywood and Los Osos

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1950

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Los Osos:
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 Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


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Photos

  • 200 degree water view from the deck featuring most of the '9 Sisters' & the bay

    200 degree water view from the deck featuring most of the '9 Sisters' & the bay

  • Luxurious California king and the owner-made quilt add to the romantic setting

    Luxurious California king and the owner-made quilt add to the romantic setting

  • Seating area is great for conversation, snuggling, reading and watching movies.

    Seating area is great for conversation, snuggling, reading and watching movies.

  • Newly remodeled kitchen, well-equipped for gourmet meals or just a cup of tea.

    Newly remodeled kitchen, well-equipped for gourmet meals or just a cup of tea.

  • The 'Quiet Room' desk, closet, dressers, extra blankets & pillows, & a bay view.

    The 'Quiet Room' desk, closet, dressers, extra blankets & pillows, & a bay view.

  • This panorama photo shows the view from the deck at high tide.

    This panorama photo shows the view from the deck at high tide.

  • We've been having absolutely fabulous sunsets lately. Come see for yourself!

    We've been having absolutely fabulous sunsets lately. Come see for yourself!

  • Occasionally we get this kind of color at sunrise. Come see for yourself!

    Occasionally we get this kind of color at sunrise. Come see for yourself!

  • Picturesque walking trails are adjacent to the Cottage.

    Picturesque walking trails are adjacent to the Cottage.

  • The Cottage is ideally situated on the water. Nearby trails offer great views!

    The Cottage is ideally situated on the water. Nearby trails offer great views!

  • Nearby Montaña de Oro State Park has 7,828 acres for you to explore: secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains & streams in wooded canyons

    Nearby Montaña de Oro State Park has 7,828 acres for you to explore: secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains & streams in wooded canyons

  • Nearby Hearst Castle is a fascinating National Historic Landmark, worth a visit!

    Nearby Hearst Castle is a fascinating National Historic Landmark, worth a visit!

  • Interior showing quilted King, main living area with view of Morro Bay beyond

    Interior showing quilted King, main living area with view of Morro Bay beyond

  • Well-appointed sitting area with antiques, art and handmade baskets add interest

    Well-appointed sitting area with antiques, art and handmade baskets add interest

  • Breakfast bar & well-equipped kitchen with formal & casual dishes & glassware.

    Breakfast bar & well-equipped kitchen with formal & casual dishes & glassware.

  • The 'Quiet Room', perfect for reading, napping, dressing for a special occasion.

    The 'Quiet Room', perfect for reading, napping, dressing for a special occasion.

  • Newly remodeled bathroom includes plush towels & a bay view from the window.

    Newly remodeled bathroom includes plush towels & a bay view from the window.

  • Dramatic unobstructed water and mountain views from the Cottage

    Dramatic unobstructed water and mountain views from the Cottage

  • There is something magical about a sunset being reflected on still water.

    There is something magical about a sunset being reflected on still water.

  • Over 217 bird species live or visit our area as part of the Pacific Flyway.

    Over 217 bird species live or visit our area as part of the Pacific Flyway.

  • The Cottage provides a great location for exploring Morro Bay, bring your kayaks

    The Cottage provides a great location for exploring Morro Bay, bring your kayaks

  • There aren't many places, outside of an aquarium where you can see wildlife up close.

    There aren't many places, outside of an aquarium where you can see wildlife up close.

  • El Moro Elfin Forest, in Los Osos, is a 90-acre natural area with trails and fabulous views

    El Moro Elfin Forest, in Los Osos, is a 90-acre natural area with trails and fabulous views

  • We have over 200 wineries. Come experience our award-winning local wines.

    We have over 200 wineries. Come experience our award-winning local wines.

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