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  • Charming French Cottage

    "We were absolutely delighted with our welcome and our stay at Le Petite Chambre. From the moment of arrival we felt at home. There was wine, fruit, stocked refrigerator and many suggestions of things to do and see. The free passes to the California park system and Monterey Bay Aquarium were so appreciated and right at our fingertips. Jan was a wealth of information with many details on what to see and how to get there. The studio was so inviting that it was hard to leave. This is the most charming get away we have been at. Jan sent us off with pastries from her favorite bakery as a parting gift. With out a doubt we will go back!"
    Guest: Jay and Nana Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 28, 2015
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  • Amazing Beach House that Inspires

    "It was my pleasure that I had the good fortune to stay at "Nirvana". Pristine property/home, every amenity, very close proximity to beach ( walking distance), restaurants, shops and the most knowledgeable & lovely owner that you could hope for. Perfect environment for a relaxing vacation or mini retreat. You will be delighted & intrigued by the home's attention to detail, personal touches and warm, comfortable, meticulous environment. It is not a surprise to me, that Patti's guests come back time & again after experiencing what this perfect gem has to offer. It is hard to articulate just how special " Nirvana" truly is- you must go and experience it for yourself- and I am certain you will feel it too."
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 2, 2015
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  • tom s-west sacramento

    "What a great retreat for families. With 4 children under the age of 6, we couldn't ask for more. Very comfortable, without being too fancy for the kids. Fenced in yard is great for kids and pets. They almost had as much fun in the yard as they did the beach. ALMOST. The beach is close and could walk if not so much beach toys, chairs, blankets, etc. Easier to drive. The Aquarium tickets are always a hit for all ages. We don't go out to dinner too much. Too expensive for large groups. Love BBQ's and spaghetti dinners together. Feel at home here."
    Guest: schroed Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 30, 2014
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  • 50th Birthday Celebration with friends; new and old - great memories created!!

    "I can't say enough about what an amazing experience we had at Cottontail Creek Ranch! It was the perfect location for a long weekend to celebrate my best friends Birthday! The accommodations were exactly what wee needed for a large group of 13, everything was very clean and updated. The kitchen was ideal for seating a large group with everything you could need to entertain. We spent a wonderful afternoon wine tasting in Paso Robles which was only 15 minutes away. The fire pit was a favorite gathering place at the end of the evening - it was so peaceful and the stars were amazing! The owner, Susan was very personable and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. She even gave us a personal truck tour of the property that offered breath taking views of the ocean and Moro Bay! We had such a great time and would definitely return again!!!"
    Guest: Yettie Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 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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