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The Oldest House in Cambria

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

1865 Victorian on Main St., in Cambria's East Village. I rent this house as a B&B and live here myself. You tell me when and will make most any breakfast for you that you will enjoy. My specialties are huevos rancheros, frittata, crepes, but I always have eggs, bagels, toast, jams, fresh fruit, cereal on hand if you're in more of a hurry. I also always serve fresh squeezed orange juice and pressed coffee.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults only. Preferably a couple or a single....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Do not use tiny tub upstairs. It is just for small children...moreless

  • Master bathroom downstairs with clawfoot tub, no showers in the house. One small half bathroom upstairs....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Large screen, Blu-Ray ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    House is on Main St. in the old East Village. It is the oldest house in Cambria, an 1865 Victorian that is extremely well kept, inside and out. And walking distance to fine restaurants and shops....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large, long dining table, six chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    One non-working fireplace. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Forced air heating. Registers on floor in most rooms. Thermostat is in the office on wall....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet access....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Formal living room and large screen Blu-ray VCR and stereo system....moreless

  • Parking:

    You can park in the driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line here that works although I don't use it....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There is a cupboard next to the washer dryer in the downstairs bathroom with plenty of towels and washcloths and laundry soap....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer dryer, one unit, in the downstairs bathroom....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Large chrome coffee press....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Vintage O'Keefe and Merrit gas stove, Sub Zero refrigerator, lots of counter space. Many windows looking out on back patio and garden. French doors open onto patio....moreless

  • Oven


  • Bicycles:

    Old fashioned cruiser bike in garage....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent kayaks in Morro Bay and go out to the Dunes or the estuary there....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Formal English rose garden in front. Flower and herb gardens in the back....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are tennis courts at the high school, about a mile from me on the Santa Rosa Creek road....moreless



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Since I do not require a damage deposit, it must be understood that it is an old house and should be treated accordingly.

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Paso Robles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
Wild Ginger
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Moonstone Beach

I am also 6 miles from Hearst Castle in San Simeon, which gives several different tours every day. Leffingwell Landing, a beautiful picnic spot at the ocean, is just a couple miles away. Tide pooling is a great activity and there is a boardwalk along the ocean with spectacular views the entire length of Moonstone Beach Drive for walking or running on. And there are the famous elephant seals.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: I am a singer songwriter, performer, recording artist and I live here alone now. Raised my two daughters in this home. Home birthed the second one here, who is 18 now. I was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, but moved to California when I was 19. First, Los Angeles for 14 years, because I was in the music business and still am. But when my first daughter was still less than 2, we wanted to move out of the city to a quiet village to raise her and ever since my husband and I visited Cambria and were married, in 1985, in the Old Santa Rosa Chapel, a historical site now, a stone's throw from this house, we had wanted to live here. When my music became successful enough, we moved here in 1992. We were divorced this year and so I run the B&B myself.

Why the Owner Chose Cambria:
The minute we moved to Cambria, this was the house I wanted. Because there is nothing else like it here. A stately Victorian with a beautiful English rose garden complete with boxwood hedges in the front, and the elegance it evoked, just made me fall in love with it. Because I do keep the place very neat and it is filled with precious antiques, I do ask for no pets or minor aged children. Just one couple and one extra person is all I can accommodate.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Because I am a composer, I think the 1926 Mason & Hamlin parlor grand piano is quite a unique benefit here. It sounds exquisite and many of my guests have enjoyed playing it a bit.

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  • The Music House, Cambria, CA

    The Music House, Cambria, CA

  • back patio area and flower/herb garden

    back patio area and flower/herb garden

  • the parlor, with grand piano

    the parlor, with grand piano

  • Office doors are ectched glass

    Office doors are ectched glass

  • Downstairs full bathroom, claw foot tub, no shower

    Downstairs full bathroom, claw foot tub, no shower

  • dining room

    dining room

  • Living room, view from dining area.

    Living room, view from dining area.

  • upper hallway

    upper hallway

  • upper bedroom

    upper bedroom

  • X-mas, 2012

    X-mas, 2012

  • Music House, another view

    Music House, another view

  • the patio in the evening

    the patio in the evening

  • the parlor, view from office

    the parlor, view from office

  • dining room into living room

    dining room into living room

  • Living room with Blu-Ray screen, dvds, cds, fireplace.

    Living room with Blu-Ray screen, dvds, cds, fireplace.

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • upper half bath

    upper half bath

  • Rose arbor, front gate

    Rose arbor, front gate

VRBO #491418

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 25, 2015

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