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Recent Central Coast reviews

  • Wonderful!

    "My wife and I recently spent a wonderful week in lovely Carmel to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. We were quite pleased with Quail's Nest. The cottage is quaint, charming, cozy, comfortable, clean, and well located. It was stocked with everything a vacationer could require. We enjoyed feeding the resident blue jay and watching the family of quail proudly strutting on the street in front of the cottage. The owner was always available, but he totally respected our desire for privacy. Highly recommended!"
    Guest: Lawrence W. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 24, 2014
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  • Christmas Bliss

    "We spent four nights across Christmas at this wonderfully comfortable and charming farmhouse, and although it was too cold to enjoy the porches, the indoor space was perfectly cozy whether at the kitchen table or in the living room. There is a rooster on the property and he fulfills the pre-dawn duties with diligence. It was not a problem for us but a light sleeper might find it annoying. Cooking in the farmhouse kitchen was no problem, as it was amply stocked with dishes and cookware, and the gas stove was easy to use. The home is beautifully decorated, with little surprises on every shelf. Beds are super-comfortable, with luxury linens, plenty of blankets, and more pillows than you could use. Pattea added some Christmas decor to give the house holiday spirit, which was perfectly suited to the rest of the home. Probably the most delightful vacation rental home we've ever had. Thank you to Pattea for making our stay perfect. We can't wait to come back!"
    Guest: Ann H. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 29, 2014
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  • Excellent Home & Location near Shoreline Park & Beach

    "I stayed at Little Palm Cottage in late Sept 2014 (2 adults). This was our first time in Santa Barbara. Location: Little Palm Cottage is in a great location - and a close drive to State Street & other sights. The best part is the proximity to the beach at Shoreline Park. We walked on the beach mornings & evenings for sunset each night. This is a quiet neighborhood beach with locals. The beach walks added so much to the enjoyment of the vacation. Home: Little Palm Cottage is a beautiful home & very well taken care of. The kitchen, bathroom, & home are well stocked with essentials. The photos shown are accurate. The backyard is full of green trees & plants, and a great place to enjoy the outside & eat your meals. The backyard is also private since no other homes look into the yard. Little Palm Cottage feels like a home away from home, & very comfortable. Owner: The home owner is very prompt in responding, professional and pleasant. There were no issues. I would love to vacation in Santa Barbara again. When I do... I hope Little Palm Cottage is available. I loved this home & highly recommend!"
    Guest: Sherie Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
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  • Beachwalk in Carmel

    "My husband and I just returned from our second stay at Beachwalk and we had a fantastic time. We have rented other houses in Carmel over the years, but this is by far our favorite. First is the location. It is technically a few blocks south of Carmel-by-the-Sea proper, but that is a huge plus because you are out of the busy, crowded, touristy area and in a peaceful spot still walking distance to the shops and restaurants. It is just 4 blocks or so to the Carmel River beach which is one end of Scenic Drive, as well. Gorgeous views from the beach of Point Lobos, Carmel Beach and Pebble Beach. I walk or run Scenic Drive every morning from Carmel Point to Carmel Beach and it is an incredible way to start the day. Also, the location is very convenient for day trips, shopping etc. since you can easily scoot out of town the back way past the Mission and avoid all of the downtown traffic on Ocean Ave. The house itself is great. It has a recently renovated modern kitchen, a large open living room and dining area, ceiling to floor windows, sky lights that keep the house bright and airy, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. We especially enjoy sitting outside in the beautiful courtyard/garden area which is equipped with propane heaters to take the crispiness out of Carmel evenings. We like to shop at the farmer's market on Carmel Valley Road and grill in a couple of times. And of course, there's tons to do. If you're outdoorsy there is running, hiking at Point Lobos, rent a bike at Bay Bikes, learn to surf, and golf (of course). You can drive south to Big Sur, north to Santa Cruz, explore Monterrey and the aquarium, or drive into Carmel Valley and visit wineries. And there are a lot of shopping opportunities as well."
    Guest: Trina Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 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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