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Recent Central Coast reviews

  • Lovely stay away from the Northeast snow!

    "We just spent a very enjoyable week at Dawn's condo while visiting my sister in Santa Barbara. The property is clean and well-equipped and close to everything. Kitchen has everything you need if you choose to cook or there are great restaurants nearby. Highly recommend the Cajun Kitchen just down the street! The beds were very comfortable and the unit is set back from the road so it is quiet and peaceful. Dawn is a great host and makes you feel like you are staying at a family home."
    Guest: Jennifer S. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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  • Christmas in Oxnard

    "This was our first VRBO experience and it couldn't have been more perfect - from our first contact of the owner (so attentive) to our reluctant leaving. Our family (coming in from San Francisco, Las Vegas, etc. etc.) had a most wonderful Christmas celebration at this home. Everything was first class, from the beds like sleeping on a cloud to the gourmet kitchen for food preparation. There were 7 adults and 2 babies that the home easily accommodated. It was so comfortable that we left only to take the babies for a walk about the lovely neighborhood. Everyone had a spectacular time with the kayaks and paddle boards. The home exceeded expectations in every way, I recommend it without reservation.....in fact, LOVED being there and hope to return for another family gathering in the future."
    Guest: Aggi O. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 30, 2014
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  • Total relaxation !

    "The perfect spot to enjoy all the California Coast has to offer ! Private and quiet, but close to everything. Our gracious host, Judy, was extremely thoughtful and responsive to our needs ! From our welcome basket of wine and goodies, to the fresh flowers throughout the cottage, and the free passes to the Monterrey Aquarium and Point Lobos Park, we were certainly made to feel special. We loved having a glass of wine on our deck and watching some magnificient sunsets ! Definitely will return."
    Guest: Harry and Denise Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • Perfect family getaway

    "This home is the perfect family getaway home. Very private community, quiet, not to mention everything included, towels, kitchen supplies, beach kayaks and boards for the kids etc... This is our favorite faria beach house so far. We will definitely be back. I highly recommend this property."
    Guest: Rluna Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 15, 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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