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Recent Central Coast reviews

  • Delightful family vacation in Carmel, Ca

    "This is a wonderful house in a delightful location. Views are sensational and the house is perfectly stocked. It is best for adults, not kids. We were there with adult children The nearby hiking is outstanding. The house is immaculate so hopefully people staying there respect that fact. Furniture inside and outside is extremely comfortable. There's lots to do , but just staying at home and reading is another great option in this beautiful spot."
    Guest: Betty K. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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  • PARADISE UNDERSTATED

    "My husband and I rented this house because we were having a wedding for my daughter at the Four Seasons Biltmore. My daughter and her soon to be husband stayed some of the time, and a couple of her bridesmaids stayed the rest of the time before the upcoming wedding. This house is a magical, dream come true destination for the most discerning traveler--location, architecture and surrounding beauty. Every room had views to die for and comfort galore. We found joy and peace every minute that we were in the home. This stay made the wedding extra special for my family, and we have memories that will last a life time. The owners are wonderful people, and I am so happy I had the opportunity to stay in this beautiful, breathtaking home for this most important, happy event."
    Guest: Karen C. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 17, 2015
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  • Privacy, Security, Bright, Close to beach

    "You can hear the sea lions at night, the lighthouse park and point are easy walking distance. Great bike riding and walking. Bright and Sunny house. The yard is secure and sunny. Great floorpan for guests; easy to care for. Kitchens, bathrooms, are elegant and new. Close to UCSC so we could visit our daughter. I love everything about this house!"
    Guest: Eliza Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: March 2, 2015
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  • Can't imagine a better place!

    "When we arrived it was raining and foggy. Much needed for California right now so we were happy for the residents and plants. Since the view was only thick fog, we investigated the cabin and fell instantly in love with it. It has so much charm and personality, if it were in the middle of the forest without a beautiful view of the ocean we would have been happy. The property was everything we hoped it would be, in fact better than the pictures. After we were there for about 15 minutes, the rain let up and the fog began to roll out. Before our eyes, this amazing view came into focus like waking from a dream. I'm telling you, the pictures don't do it justice. We spent three days at big Sur Cabin and wish it were three weeks! We will definitely return. Lois was great! We never saw Gail so if you are concerned that you won't have privacy because of the on site caretaker, don't be. Her gardening skills are most obvious and the cabin was beautifully clean so she take great care of the property. We have never done a VRBO before but this experience was nothing but positive so we will do it again in the future, most certainly at Big Sur Cabin."
    Guest: MNAdams Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 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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