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Better than an ocean front for half the price.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 31 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come to Cambria, stay at our home bordering the Fiscalini Ranch. You’ll have the unique experience of enjoying views across this natural undeveloped landscape. No telephone wires, no rooftops, just picture perfect views right down to Otter Cove and the ocean beyond. At dusk walk to the end of the front yard, sit back in the bench and watch surf crashing on the rocks as the sun sets into the blue pacific.

Other goodies, such as decks attached to every bedroom, an inside outside room for reading, napping etc, and of course all the reg. Stuff, wireless internet, washer/dryer, microwave, CD player, and access to the two car garage with a auto opener.

Keywords: white water views, flat lot next door, easy off street RV parking

More Details

Bruce Richardson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Bruce Richardson

I am a retired sound effects editor, my wife is a music editor. We have been married for 20 + years and have two children. I have been a Mr. Mom, a carpenter, a drywall hanger, a handyman, a potter, a hippie, a college drop out, a landscape gardner, a traveler, a surfer, a tennis player, made a couple of short films and wrote five bad screenplays, make that four, my last one wasn't too bad. That's not all but I don't want to brag. My wife has done a bunch of stuff too but she won't talk about it, that's probably a good idea.

Bruce Richardson purchased this house in 2007

Why Bruce Richardson chose Marine Terrace

It's beautiful,quiet and most of the time it has great weather.

What makes this house unique

Walking the Ranch trails, drinking a glass of wine and watching the sunset from the bench in the front yard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

CAMBRIA GUEST BOOKDec 2007What a lovely place. I enjoyed it so much spending part of my holiday at your beautiful beach house. Thanks a lot. Love from Denmark.May 2008We loved our stay at this Cambria house. Walking through the ranch and tide-pooling all right out the door-what could be better? The house is so comfortable and thanks for the fabulous film library. We’ll be back... The Bridges, UK.5/17/08Dear Richardsons: What a fabulous month we have spent in your perfect home-such a great place for us. The sun room was a perfect “studio” for my husband’s art work. The house was equipped with everything we could possibly need (thanks so much for the crockpot!) We definitely felt this was our “home away from home”. we spent a lot of time “restauranting” and tried to collect as many menus as possible. Hope you and your guests enjoy them. We will be back! Thank you so much— Murphy. 6/13-16/08Thank you Bruce and Lise for letting us use this wonderful place. This has got to be the best Father’s Day gift that we have every had. (Jerry). Thanks a lot... very, very nice.July 2008Dear Richardson Family: My two kids and I have been renting in Marine Terrace for the past 9 years-once or twice a year- and always the same home. This is our first “deviation from the norm”. Thank goodness we ventured! Lovely, warm, comfy home-nice TV’s, oh so important! Flawless wireless to say nothing of “location, location, location! (No, I am not in real estate!). Hopefully you will continue to rent out your home so that we can continue to be tenants, until my kids are out of college and I can permanently move up. Thanks so much again! K.C. August 2008Came to escape the LA August heat and to experience living in Cambria. Successful on all fronts! The house was very comfortable and well equipped. The weather was cool with morning mists-just what we wanted. The ocean walks absolutely perfect with views, pelicans and seal otters. Cambria village was a delight with good restaurants, shops and activities. Thank you for letting out your home. Anne & RobOctober 2008What an amazing week we had in your wonderful home. Ours was a list minute opportunity to travel up the coast, and your house was perfect. We missed 90 degree weather in Orange county, exchanged for the 70 degrees here in Cambria! What a blessing! It was our first family vacation with our 9-month ol
Nov 2008
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Marine Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bathrooms both have shower/tubs, there are no walk in showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1) This murphy bed is a queen, it is in the upstairs bedroom with the bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
RESERVATIONS For reservations a $500. deposit is required and refunded within 20 days after your departure. Cleaning is $200. paid by cash or check. At 60 days prior to your arrival the rent balance is due. RESERVATIONS are confirmed with a hold/security deposit, paid thu PayPal. 10. Cancellations received after 60 days prior to your arrival will loose the $500. hold/security deposit. If the property can be re-rented, all monies will be returned except the $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after 30 days prior to your arrival date will loose all rent monies paid, unless I can re-rent. Upon occupancy of the home there will be no refunds for early departure or fewer guests. Excessive use of utilities. The combined total of gas, and electric, is not to exceed $200. per month, any amount over $200.00 will be considered excessive and taken out of the deposit. The house has been limited to 50 gallons of water per day, (on a 2 month average) please try to conserve.


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Better than an ocean front for half the price.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Van Nuys, CA

Peaceful , Well Thought Out, And Like The Man Says "Better Than Ocean Front"

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to stay at this home the week of thanksgiving and we just loved it. It was my Partner, our two nineteen month old Terriers and Me and there plenty of room for all of us. We have stayed in many, many vacation rentals and there's the feeling you get on the way there of wondering if it's well equipped etc. forget about it with this house, you'll have everything you need and then some and as a bonus Bruce is a super nice guy.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Little Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Having been fortunate enough to spend our summer vacations in Cambria the last four years, my travel partner and I carefully selected this perfect vacation rental and stayed there for a whole month recently. We were more than impressed with what this house has to offer in terms of its location, comfort, and quiet, serene views. The other reviews speak volumes about the furnishings, cleanliness and amenities provided, but there are few words to describe the simple magic of being there. My 12-year-old, well behaved, black lab, Bailey, lost five pounds because we were able to walk two to four miles every day in the cool Cambria summer. The owner, Bruce, is very accessible and responsive, and we look forward to moving in again next summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san diego, california

amazingly happy renter

  • 5 of 5

Okay. I have rented in Cambria for the last four years. Cambria is the most perfect place on earth. But this rental is the most perfect place to stay in Cambria. The view, the home, the linens, the bedding, the fully loaded kitchen, the huge dining area, the fabulous BBQ, the fire pit and the amazingly lovely décor speaks more than I can say. I long to go back and will do so next summer. Lastly, the owner is fabulous and very responsive. Don't want others really do know about this place as too perfect!!!!! But in all fairness the owner deserves the credit. If I could be there all year I would do so!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

OUtstanding Cambria getaway with breathtaking location

  • 5 of 5

We come every year, just the 2 of us and also with family. In every season this is a very special place. The locaiton is one of the best in Cambria on the gorgeaus Fiscalini Ranch with unobstructed views of the sea, the bluff, the Monterey Pine forest. We see deer daily. We love the walking, the sea and marine mammal views and this very comfy home. Also just minutes from wonderful restaurants and the charm of Cambria. The house is very comfortable and wonderfully appointed. The kitchen is better equiped than my own and there is seating in the dining area for a large group. The owners have also provided an amazing colllection of current movies - we can only scratch the surface. High recommend, but I'm only sorry the secret about this place is out and it will get tougher to book!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

We come every year!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three plus dog have rented this house every fall for three (four?) years running, and will again next year too. The house is very comfortable, and Bruce has made some great updates -- better seating in the living room, new appliances, big dining table, etc. It is situated perfectly -- peacefully quiet, lovely views, and great walks right outside the door. You can choose a smooth boardwalk on the ocean or solitary trails up the hill with killer ocean views. The Friday afternoon farmer's market is always good, and there's plenty to do in town. We especially like the first floor bedroom and bath for someone wanting more privacy, and the airy upstairs master bedroom. We've rented a dozen+ houses through vrbo, some fancier, but this is our absolute favorite!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bakersfield, Ca.

It's all good!

  • 5 of 5

We have been fortunate to be able to spend time at Otter Cove the past three summers. Grandma, grandpa, children and grandchildren... something for everyone; tidepooling, deer watching, kayaking, reading, nature walks/hikes, horseback riding, fishing, naps, boogie boards/surfing, walks along the beach, hunting for moonstones, naps, burgers at The Grill, girl shopping, singing and dancing to the Beach Boys, Linn's farm, naps, seafood at Giovanni's, watching the sunset... it's all good. The house comfortably accomodates our clan and has all the amenities we need. Owner Bruce is friendly, responsive, and accomodating. For us, it is the perfect getaway... a time to unplug, unwind, and make memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cambria Pines Lodge
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Morro Bay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cambria Pines Lodge
Nearest Beach
Otter Cove (rocky)
Car: necessary

Wine tasting, sight seeing, sleeping, eating and drinking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

There is a $500 refundable hold/security deposit to book a date and an additional $500 security deposit for a second pet. There is an additional $100. pet fee, per pet, per month.
The cleaning fee varies from $150 to $200 depending on the bedrooms used.
2 week rate is $2,500, 3 week rate is $3,000. Winters only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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