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Recent Central Coast reviews

  • Perfect place for a family reunion!

    "We had a family reunion here for a few days to celebrate my mom's 75th birthday. We were 7 adults, 2 teens, 4 kids, 1 toddler -- there was more than enough room for us, though some of slept on couches. I slept on the couch & it was perfectly fine. I worried that it would be too small since they're really 2 separate spaces, but the garage/patio area made it easy for all of us to hang out together. We even had a few more people join us on my mom's birthday lunch & we fit just fine. Really, our only wish was that we didn't have to go outside to go between the upstairs & downstairs. Everyone really loved it & commented on how perfect it was. The pictures don't do it justice. Please note that the 2nd floor isn't actually pink (not sure why it looks like that in the pics)--I have to admit I was worried about it. We were really impressed by how beautifully decorated the place is, the completeness of supplies (incl. beach paraphernalia/toys), the wonderful views from the 2nd floor, the proximity to the beach. I'm just sorry we got there late on Wednesday so we missed on 1 day of enjoying the place more. I wish we could have stayed longer. I think we were all a bit iffy about staying in Oxnard, but this is a really great area. We even started daydreaming about buying a vacation home here. We were really only there 2 full days. We took a boat ride to Anacapa Island the first day and barbecued for dinner. The 2nd day was spent mostly at the beach & my mom's birthday lunch. There were definitely more activities that we just didn't have a chance to enjoy. We would definitely stay here again & highly recommend it to anyone!"
    Guest: Jade A. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • PERFECT LOCATION

    "The location of this house CAN NOT be beat. I brought my fiance here for a weekend of wine tasting, and we were very impressed with the house! Close to restaurants in Santa Ynez, Chumash Casino, and Los Olivos. It is the perfect place for a couple looking to do some wine tasting, and relax. We were originally worried about there being no A/C, but the house stays VERY comfortable (and we were there during a heat wave). The house is decorated SO well, you really do feel like you're in a different era. We loved sitting in the backyard eating breakfast outside. Karl is also VERY prompt with returning deposits, and being available for any questions. We will definitely be back, and have recommended the home to many of our friends. Pros: Location, Kitchen well appointed, Comfy bedding, great outdoor areas. Cons: Don't follow google maps unless you want to ford the river Oregon Trail style, read Karl's map instead! And drive in during the daylight. Second bedroom needs a little ventilation, it can smell a little stale, but nothing crazy."
    Guest: Courtney and Matthew Weil Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
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  • Great Location!!!!!

    "This the 3rd time my daughter and I have rented from this owner and we HIGHLY recommend this rental. The location is the BEST!! The place is cozy and well stocked with whatever you need and the owner is very helpful. You are within walking distance to the beach and many great places to dine. We will keep coming back each year!! Thanks again!"
    Guest: Janet Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 2014
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  • Best Vacation Ever!

    "My family stayed for a week in July. It was the best vacation we've ever had! The house was absolutely wonderful. Very clean and well maintained. Has a good lay out. Plenty of space for my family of 5 (plus 2 guests who joined us midweek) to spread out. Pictures really don't do it justice. So much nicer in person! The views were to die for! Jerry was wonderful to deal with. Few short block walk to downtown restaurants. We decided to load our beach gear in the car and drive down to play in the sand. Too much to carry and walk with chairs, boogie boards, drinks etc. especially with our kids. But the trade off was the quiet neighborhood and unbelievable views! I highly recommend this property if you're looking for a relaxing, comfortable vacation property. We'll stay here again in a heartbeat! Absolutely loved Cayucos and staying in this house! Worth every penny!"
    Guest: Felicia S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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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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