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Cuesta Cottage, One Half Block from the Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to Cuesta Cottage! We hope you enjoy all that the Central Coast has to offer while staying in our cozy, relaxing house. Los Osos is off the beaten path: quiet and peaceful with access to it all.

From Cuesta Cottage you can walk to the edge of Morro Bay, just one half block away. Bring lawn chairs out for the sunset or sit at the picnic bench among the locals' kayaks and sailboats. Watch pelicans and terns dive right in front of you at low tide or enjoy the fullness of the bay at high tide.

The cottage has a private front patio with a chiminea to warm and romance you and a side patio with a natural gas barbecue to grill on. Enjoy the stained glass window, large picture window, and gas fireplace in the living room. Because it is so tranquil at night, you can hear the ocean.

Other short walks from the cottage include the Sea Pines Golf Course and its clubhouse cafe (2 blocks away), Cuesta-by-the-Sea boat inlet (2 blocks in the other direction), Monarch Grove where monarch butterflies overwinter (10 minutes), the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve boardwalk on the bay (15 minutes), and Baywood Park Pier with its restaurants and espresso bars (a 30 minute walk). Los Osos Elfin Forest also has boardwalks with nice lookouts just above the bay.

Montana de Oro State Park is 3 miles south as you drive past eucalyptus groves and spectacular views. Beaches, sand dunes, hikes, and wildlife abound there. The town of Morro Bay, its Natural History Museum, Morro Rock, the embarcadero, and the beach are a short 5 minute drive north.

Look for sea otters and seals in the bay by the rock and embarcadero. The aquarium and seashell shop are fun stops. Hearst Castle and the elephant seals sanctuary at Piedras Blancas is about 30 minutes north, and for wine lovers, there are many wineries to the east. Nearby Cal Poly San Luis Obispo offers a well-rounded performing arts program, and the town of San Luis Obispo is just beyond it.

There are many organic vegetable stands on Los Osos Valley Road right before you drive into town, so stock up on freshly picked fruits and vegetables and enjoy your stay!

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Bruce & Erin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018


Los Osos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cuesta Cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Please be respectful of our neighbors by refraining from loud noise or amplified music.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bathroom includes a walk-in shower; the hall bathroom includes a bathtub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (3) There is a Queen Bed in three of the bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace, 2 queen beds plus a queen sofabed, 2 sunny patio areas, 2 car garage, Wireless Internet.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Cuesta Cottage, One Half Block from the Bay
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Perfect coastal family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for what we needed/wanted. Lovely, relaxing yard in a quite neighborhood with a nice bbq. The location was convenient for enjoying the Central Coast. We enjoyed visiting the local Farmer's Markets, breweries, wineries then coming back to enjoy our purchases. The cool breeze and fog was just what we needed leaving 109 degree temps behind in the SJ valley. I had a bike accident and was pleased to find a Urgent Care in Morro Bay. Clean, well appointed. We'd love to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ

experienced vrbo user

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Cuesta Cottage and enjoyed exploring the Central Coast. The birding is great and if you like fresh fruits & veggies, the many Farmer's Markets are super, especially the signature Market on Thursday Night at San Luis Obispo

The owners were very helpful and willing to make our stay enjoyable

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Five Weeks

  • 4 of 5

My Husband and I had a very enjoyable time at Cuesta by the Sea and the home was a great base of operation for us. Both of our kids’ families joined us for part of the time and we seemed to have plenty of room. The owners were very helpful. The house is situated in a lovely part of the bay and there seemed to be always a lot of things to do. The bird life is amazing and it is definitely a photographer’s paradise. We particularly enjoyed going to Montana de Oro State Park which was only three miles away. We would recommend this place for anyone who desires to have a casual laid back vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cuesta Cottage which is just a short stroll to the bay and close to many wonderful activities. A bird watcher or kayaker's paradise! We wish we had a few more days to enjoy the area. The house was very clean and well appointed with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Be sure to visit the Morro Bay harbor area with art galleries and cute restaurants. We found a fish market and were able to buy some fresh fish and grill it that night!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fresno, CA

We had a wonderful Thanks...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend at Cuesta Cottage. It was a great location, comfortable home, and a perfect get away. We enjoyed walking to the bay and around the quiet neighborhood! We also appreciated all of the emails and efforts the owners made to make the house so welcoming. The home has a nice selection of books, DVDs, and music. This and other special touches made the house feel like home.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2009
  • Stayed: January 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach, CA

We recently were on a col...

  • 5 of 5

We recently were on a college road trip to tour Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and had the pleasure of staying at your house. We enjoyed our stay very much. The house had all the amenities we needed. Great patio for BBQ'ing. We love to hike and the surrounding area was beautiful. We would love to come back and stay again with the sole purpose of exploring the Los Osos area in more detail. Thanks again for great accomodations, and we hope to be back very soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sea Pines Clubhouse
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Tiki Bay Cruise - Ferry to Sand Dunes
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Sea Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sea Pines Clubhouse
Nearest Ski
395 Miles
Mammoth Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Morro Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Pines Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Clubhouse Cafe and Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cuesta Boat Inlet
Nearest Point of Interest
Sand Dunes
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Montana de Oro State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Baywood Park Pier and Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural History Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Sweet Springs Nature Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Embarcadero and Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Elfin Forest Nature Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Trailhead to Ocean
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayaking and Birdwatching
Car: recommended

Birdwatching hot spots, hike across the sand dunes to the ocean, walk down to the bay and boat launch areas, walk to the Golf Course and Clubhouse Restaurant, walk to Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, walk to Baywood Espresso Bar and Restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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