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Recent Central Coast reviews

  • My dream house!

    "This house is amazing! Spectacular views, vaulted ceilings, great layout with every amenity needed. We went with three other couples and had a complete blast. The pool and spa were a hit as well as bocce ball and horse shoes. All of us commented on how comfortable the place felt, almost like we had been there before. We plan on returning some time next year and I would highly recommend this spot for a nice wine country retreat!"
    Guest: Rach Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • great beach front getaway

    "We had a great time staying at this property over the weekend. I booked primarily for the beach front location, but was surprised to find that the inside of the house was even more spacious and comfortable than it looked in the photos! This property is particularly well suited for big families or groups. If you have a group of 6-8, romance is less likely as the 7-8 sleeping spots are divided among just two bedrooms. The bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms were all clean and welcoming, and the fire pit in the back made for really beautiful evenings. Had a great experience overall and good interactions with Lisa, who manages the property. Would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Guest: Nathan B. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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  • Nestled in the Vineyard

    "This was our second stay at Vineyard View. It is perfectly situated among the vines with wonderful views and peace and quiet. It is dog friendly, and the gated yard is beautiful. The house is very comfortable, and it is fully stocked with everything you need to host wonderful meals. The owners were very accommodating about our arrival and departure times. We thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to visiting again."
    Guest: Wine Tasting Enthusiast Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 29, 2014
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  • Heavenly

    "This is a beautiful little place, with everything you need to relax and unwind. Sit on the deck with cheese and wine at sunset, or coffee and goodies in the morning and watch the light and shadows change the valley and sky, listen to the horses cries echo from the hills. The guesthouse itself is beautifully decorated, with everything you need, and the curtainless windows offer gasp-worthy views. The drive from Carmel Valley village is astonishingly beautiful, and easy. We'd planned to cook in one night and go out the second, but wound up canceling our reservations and just relaxing and eating in both nights. The wood stove quickly makes the whole place cozily warm, and even though the fire dies down after you go to sleep, the place stays perfectly warm all night, and into the morning. We were sorry to never see our host, but dealing with him was a breeze. A bargain. Magical. Paradise. Hope to return soon."
    Guest: ann h. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 8, 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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