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Recent Central Coast reviews

  • LIKE A DREAM

    "Our trip was like a dream .....something out of a movie. We spent three fabulous nights in this amazing beachfront home to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. My husband and I and our five children enjoyed quality time amongst the beauty of the California coast. The sound of the ocean and views from the home are more than breathtaking. Nora was there to welcome us for the celebration with fresh flowers and amenities throughout the home made to feel like you were at a spa resort. The home is clean and has every luxury you could possibly imagine to make your stay comfortable and enjoying. We did not have the most favorable weather but what better place to be than in front of a crackling fireplace with the sound of the ocean right at your fingertips. It was a dream trip and one that we will always remember. Thank you Nora for allowing us the opportunity to share your home and it's beauty."
    Guest: Natalie B. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 14, 2015
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  • Comfortable and cozy holiday vacation

    "Great location -- my family and I really enjoyed the short walk to the beach. We also loved to relax in front of the cozy fireplace in the family room. The home was clean and comfortable. And thanks for the bottle of champagne -- it was terrific!"
    Guest: Diem Chau L. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • Very Comfortable

    "We spent 3 wonderful weeks in this lovely home. It had everything we needed and lives very large. Goleta is so close to everything and this home is perfectly positioned to spend time at the beach, in town or over the hills into the wine country. Last but not least the beds were extremely comfortable. So important when you're spending many nights in one place. I highly recommend this home and will be very happy when I can stay there again."
    Guest: JB Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • Wonderful Christmas vacation!

    "Our stay was wonderful with the house being very comfortable and homey. Everything we needed was there and we just had the best time. Both of our daughters live in Santa Barbara and Ventura, so we were able to spend a lot of time with our girls. Being able to bring our dogs was such bonus too! They loved the beach walks and we enjoyed the sound of the ocean every night. Faria Beach is such a unique and lovely peaceful place. So nice to get away from the hustle of daily life. It would have been nice to have a recycle bin. We hope to return again soon."
    Guest: Winnie P. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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Central Coast Travel Tips

The Central Coast of California spans for hundreds of miles between Monterey Bay and Point Mugu, from just northwest of Los Angeles County and south of San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo is credited with discovering the Central Coast following his landing in Santa Barbara County in 1542 after sailing from the south. America's first motel is located in San Louis Obispo and you can catch a glimpse of the rugged California shore when you travel through the coastal communities of Big Sur, Morro Bay and San Simeon.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is home to Natural Bridges State Beach, redwood forests and a moderate climate. The city was settled in 1791 and chartered in 1866 after the Mexican-American War when California became a state. An earthquake destroyed much of the city's downtown buildings in 1989. Since reconstruction, downtown Santa Cruz has become a bustling center for shopping, dining and attractions.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a popular maritime destination for visitors. The boardwalk's Neptune Kingdom features mini golf, an arcade, pool tables and laser tag. There are boardwalk rides for everyone in the family including the Giant Dipper and Bulgy the Whale - in fact, more than 60 million people have gone on the Giant Dipper roller coaster that opened in 1924. Another favorite attraction on the boardwalk is the 1911 Looff Carousel. This National Historic Landmark is a hand-carved merry-go-round that boasts a Ruth and Sohn band organ as well as a Wurlitzer 146.

Natural Bridges State Beach is famous for its natural bridge as well as ideal conditions for migratory whale, otter and seal watching. When you visit the beach you'll see sea stars, crabs and other ocean life during low tide. Also in the park is a large area of wildflowers that blossom in the spring, and Moore Creek creates freshwater wetlands and a salt marsh. Natural Bridges State Beach is also home to the Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve - during the winter months, up to 100,000 monarchs find refuge here.

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove can be found between Point Pinos and Monterey. It's often referred to as one of America's last hometowns and known for its Victorian homes. There's a massive annual migration of monarch butterflies that makes its way through the city each year.

Asilomar State Beach is located on the Monterey Peninsula. Visitors to the beach can access coastal trails and the nearby Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve. Asilomar State Beach is a one-mile strip of sandy shores and rocky coves with a ¾-mile walking trail. All marine animals and features at the beach are protected. There's a boardwalk at the beach that houses a number of buildings and halls, including a cafe for you to enjoy a cup of coffee and a gift shop to pick up a book to sit by the water and read.

[http://www.pointpinoslighthouse.org/ The Point Pinos Lighthouse] was lit in 1855 and remains a Coast Guard navigational aid today, making it the oldest active lighthouse in the state. The first lighthouse keep at Point Pinos was Charles Layton and after he died in 1855, Charlotte Layton became the first female lighthouse keeper on the West Coast. When you visit Point Pinos Lighthouse you can take a tour of the historic site and learn more about what is was like for lighthouse keepers who were in charge of ensuring the light was lit as well as the lighthouse's progression through history.

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a top destination in the U.S. and nestled above a white-sand beach. Everything in the city is within walking distance so you won't have any trouble navigating the streets to find hundreds of shops, restaurants, wine tastings and art galleries.

[http://aquariumofthebay.org The Monterey Bay Aquarium] sees nearly 2 million visitors each year. There are more than 600 species of animals on display, and thanks to its location near the water, the aquarium can enjoy a high circulation of fresh ocean water. There's a massive tank for viewing California coastal marine life which is also the first in the world to grow live California giant kelp. Sea life at the aquarium includes stingrays, jellyfish, sea otters as well as bluefin and yellowfin tuna. The penguins in the Splash Zone exhibit are a favorite among families visiting the aquarium and the zone houses African Black-Footed penguins.

Point Lobos State Reserve features Cypress forest, hidden coves, beaches and overlooks where you can catch a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean. At Point Lobos you'll find one of the richest underwater habitats in the world, making it a favorite spot among divers. However, seals, sea lions and sea otters can be found swimming through the waters here, too. Scuba and free diving are popular activities among visitors to the reserve. Other favorite things to do at Point Lobos include sightseeing, photography and jogging. There are unique geological formations and endangered archeological sites that you won't see anywhere else.

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