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Garden Cottage Retreat

(64 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Warm, relaxing, quiet, romantic and serene are some of the descriptions used by couples who've made our hillside Garden Cottage their Cambria destination. You can enjoy an idyllic Cambria experience in this tranquil location surrounded by Monterey Pines and terraced gardens.

An all-wood interior with streaming light from two large window seats combine with a pyramid roof and skylights, enhance the simple yet elegant interior. A cozy gas fireplace, carpeting in the main room, with a firm and comfortable double bed makes this a perfect Cambria getaway. You'll find the convenient tile-floor kitchen and wood/tile bathroom with standard-size shower (29' wide X 26' deep) quite pleasant. Premium linens and bathrobes provided. An extended window seat in the main room overlooks the forested canyon. A second window seat offers tranquil views. WiFi ready, and no TV. Use the large garden deck to enjoy the private peaceful canyon, wildlife, and distant ocean. The deck is the perfect place for morning yoga, an afternoon glass of wine, and an evening canyon sunset.

You'll find this property unique because it offers an experience of tranquility, open space, privacy, nature views and quiet surroundings, all within walking distance to Cambria Pines Lodge, East Village shops, restaurants, and the Fiscalini Ranch trailhead.

A wonderful cabin experience for a couple or individual (suitable for adults, two person maximum) needing serene retreat space and a comfortable place to unwind after enjoying a day on the central coast.

We live on the property and enjoy sharing our hillside with mature, respectful adults who are looking for a quality experience.

Maximum 2 adults (minimum age 25), pet-free environment, no smoking (inside or out), two night minimum, three night minimum during holidays (New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas). 3pm check-in, 11 am check-out. 7 days or less: $60 cleaning fee, 7 days is maximum stay permitted. County 12% occupancy tax applied.
Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Bookings canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund. No refund for early departure, inclement weather or anything outside our control.
$25 fee deducted from any refund due for echeck reversal (refund issued 31 days from echeck deposit date), $25 fee deducted from any refund due for personal check returned for any reason.

Keywords: studio, quiet, ocean, relaxing, forest, decks, distant ocean view, simplicity, rustic elegance, skylights, window seats, private, gas free-standing stove, gardens, retreat, renewal, yoga, meditation, writer, artist, seclusion
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 244 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be 25 or older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside or out...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    must be 25 years or older...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Main room: 1 double


  • Double Bed (1) Firm with memory-foam topper. Bed located in main studio room. No separate bedroom. Two skylights in main room (bedroom), window seats with canyon views, gas free-standing stove....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Wood and tile floor bathroom with sink and standard-size shower only (no bath tub). ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Local tap water is acceptable for drinking and cooking. We do provide approximately 3 gallons of filtered water for the length of your stay....moreless


  • Books:

    various, coloring books and colored pencils, also cookbooks ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    A little over a mile drive will bring you to one of many beach access areas; Shamel Park and the boardwalk along Moonstone Beach Drive. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    distant ocean views from entry and lower garden. Approximately 1.5 miles from the ocean - a five minute drive through town or highway 1 to beaches, boardwalk and Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    wooded canyon views...moreless

  • Village:

    A short walk or drive to the East Village of Cambria with shops, restaurants and bakeries. The West Village is approximately a mile from the East Village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining area located in main studio room, oval drop-leaf table with two chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Fireplace:

    Gas Fireplace (not wood burning)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiator and wood burning stove...moreless

  • Parking:

    off-street for one car only...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Uncovered driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    four cup, coffee, half and half provided. Black and herbal teas. French press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    basic cooking utensils: pots, pans, hand electric mixer, baking pans, baking sheet, colander, mixing bowls, blender, toaster, measuring cup and spoons, aluminum and wax paper provided. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plates, bowls, mugs for four. Wine, champagne, water glasses. Silverware for four. Sharp knives, steak knives. Tea pot, french press. Cloth napkins....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    small but efficient: gas apartment-size stove, under counter refrigerator, microwave, pots, pans, blender, toaster, coffee maker, basic spices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basic spices, salt, pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    under-counter refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    small deck outside cottage door, large garden deck...moreless



from 64 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


The cleaning fee for 7 days or less is $60.00, 7 days is maximum length of stay permitted.

Occupancy is suitable for two adults (25 or older). Pet-free environment.

Cancellations: Full refund given if cancellation is more than 30 days prior to arrival date. Less than 30 days before arrival date, a $35 cancellation fee will be deducted from refund. No refund if cancelled within one week of scheduled arrival. No refund for early departure, inclement weather, or anything outside our control.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cambria Pines Lodge
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
Morro Bay
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Paso Robles Amtrak
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Scenic Highway 1, Highway 46
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cambria Pines Lodge
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Moonstone Beach

Car: Recommended

A short six mile drive to Hearst Castle, a scenic drive on highway 46 to Paso Robles wine country, gateway to Highway 1 and the Big Sur coastline, and minutes from Cambria's East and West Village shops, restaurants, and galleries.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: We've lived in Cambria for over 30 years, and we're renewed and inspired every day by the beauty and peaceful nature of our unique location and coastal village. We love to travel and appreciate thoughtful and comfortable lodgings. We're very happy to share our hillside retreat with other mature travelers while also respecting your privacy. You may meet us when you check in, during your stay, or when you check out, but if you don't see us, we're are still available at any time. We both look forward to sharing our unique treasure of the Central Coast with you.

Why the Owner Chose Cambria, CA, USA:
Expansive location, beautiful views, close to town.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Located in a secluded panoramic canyon just a short walk from the restaurant at Cambria Pines Lodge, this cottage is where you'll experience the quiet renewal that the Cambria lifestyle offers. Walk to the East Village, one of the Fiscalini Ranch trail heads, or enjoy a ride through the bucolic countryside and wine region. We offer exclusive body care amenities from Exotic Nature, a woman's boutique with a personal touch, located in Cambria's East Village. Relax and renew!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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  • Pathway to Cottage

    Pathway to Cottage

  • Cottage and canyon

    Cottage and canyon

  • Bathroom sink and hillside

    Bathroom sink and hillside

  • From your deck to the garden deck

    From your deck to the garden deck

  • Peaceful afternoon

    Peaceful afternoon

  • Spring and the Calla Lilly

    Spring and the Calla Lilly

  • Garden Cottage

    Garden Cottage

  • Main Room

    Main Room

  • Window seats and garden views

    Window seats and garden views

  • Cottage main room from kitchen

    Cottage main room from kitchen

  • Efficient!


  • Gateway from Parking Area

    Gateway from Parking Area

  • Everything you need!

    Everything you need!

  • Lower deck and garden

    Lower deck and garden

  • Corner of the main house, garden gate and ocean view beyond.

    Corner of the main house, garden gate and ocean view beyond.

  • Endless canyon

    Endless canyon

  • Entrance to cottage

    Entrance to cottage

  • Dining table with bird

    Dining table with bird

  • Main room and kitchen

    Main room and kitchen

  • Your view from window seat

    Your view from window seat

  • Kitchen and garden window

    Kitchen and garden window

  • Kitchen and main room

    Kitchen and main room

  • Upper garden and ocean beyond

    Upper garden and ocean beyond

VRBO #358318

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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