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100 Steps To The Sand! Ideal location, home & backyard! (51) 5 star reviews, WOW"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Huge Great Room Living Room, Family Room 2 Baths (Sleeps 7)

There is no place like home …until you come to Melaleuca…Your home away from home, in beautiful Morro Bay. Because your dogs are part of the family they are welcome too! Please take a moment to read our reviews from our previous guests as they are our best promoters! Our home is perfect for a group of no more than 6 people ( including ALL visiting day guests) and no more than 3 cars during your entire stay.

Check out our virtual tour to get an idea of what Melaleuca is all about!

We are already booking 2018 and it's moving fast so if you have specific dates in mind good idea to book now for best rates and availability!!!! A 2018 gift for you! $75 off your total when you book a 4 night stay arriving January through June. This is a vacation home you will talk about long after your departure...

We have several families that come twice a year!Just a few comments from our previous guests;

"I can't say enough about this home. Great location, phenomenal yard, clean, bright, well maintained. We have stayed at 10+ VRBO homes, usually VRBO homes are as described, and I have no complaints, however, this one exceeded our every expectation. We have never stayed at the same VRBO home twice, but we will be making an exception for this one!"

"I honestly cannot say enough about how perfect this home is for a vacation on the California shore. From the moment I contacted Lisa, everything came together. The best part was when we arrived at her home and felt like we were in heaven. The home has everything you need for a peaceful, comfortable and beautiful vacation. We loved the inside and outside. Everything was so thoughtfully decorated and equipped. We wished that we could have stayed much longer and have definitely decided it will be a place we will return. We especially loved how close it is to the ocean. Morning and evening walk on the beach was only a minute away. Thanks Lisa for all you did to make our trip so memorable."

"My family enjoyed a wonderful week at your home in Morro Bay. Everything was better than we expected and the pictures online do not do your home justice. It is much, much nicer in person. We slept so well in your comfy beds, we cooked delicious meals in the kitchen, spent hours at the beach (some days with no one else around) and returned to warm up in the Jacuzzi. In the evenings we watched pods of whales from the front room then roasted marshmallows at the fire pit, and watched movies or played ping pong. It was the perfect way to end the summer and get ready for school! We would love to make it a yearly tradition!"

The spring and summer dates are booking now and if you are interested in visiting us during the holidays or Cal Poly Graduation it is a good idea to book early as these dates go really fast. Contact us now so we can block your dates. During the summer months, our minimum stay is 6 nights.

ONE MINUTE WALK to MORRO STRAND STATE BEACH AND THE CLOISTERS BIKE/BEACH PATH. Enjoy the ocean views from our living room and walk to the beach in less than a minute. You can hear the sound of the waves, smell the ocean and enjoy the most amazing sunsets from our living room. Our home is single level living at its best! We are animal lovers and this sanctuary home and backyard are pet-friendly. Please note our pet fees are on a per dog, per day basis and the VRBO system of quoting is not accurate. If you would like to book online please note the pet fee will need to be updated.

This open and airy floor plan is perfectly situated for two couples and/or families with children. Also, we are a single story and we are kid and animal-friendly as well. Our 'Kids Kave' is a fav spot for the young at heart but the most outstanding feature of this home is the sanctum backyard that sets this home apart from most other rentals.

Just steps to the Cloisters bike/ beach path which is perfect for taking a leisurely stroll in the morning, walking your dog and or a casual bike ride towards town. For our “Active Animal Lovers” 'Dog Beach' in Cayucos is a 20-minute walk from our home and/or a 3-minute drive. Your dogs can roam off leash and are welcome to enjoy the ocean. Please note the beach directly in front of the entire Beach Tract neighborhood is dog prohibited and dogs are not allowed on the beach... this is a people and Snowy Plover beach only...:)

Our home is clean, new and beautifully decorated both inside and out. We are very confident you will not be disappointed. Guests have noted on several occasions that our home is nicer than our pictures represent and we have exceeded their expectations. The attention to detail is visible throughout with special touches so you feel pampered on your vacation. We have gone to great lengths to design a home that goes above and beyond your expectations in appointments, amenities, and furnishings.

This is not your ordinary vacation home rental.

The living room/ kitchen /great room is filled with natural light and is one of the favorite gathering spots with our guests. With views of the ocean, comfortable seating at the island, the kitchen table, and sofa, this is the place memories are made. The picture windows look out to the waves and the feeling in this room is tranquil. The big kitchen island and counters are done in beautiful dark granite and provide plenty of space for multiple cooks. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need to prepare your meals including an extensive selection of spices and small specialty appliances. All the large appliances are brand new including a gas stove and oven, a refrigerator with ice and water available in the door and a microwave. This room is the perfect spot to cozy up on the couch to read a book or just enjoy the view.

Adjacent to our kitchen/great room is our family room where we have a large 55” SAMSUNG SMART Flat Screen TV which is the ideal for watching your favorite sports event and or surfing the internet. We have fast WIFI so you can stay connected if you need to. We have a top of the line leather sleeper sofa with the latest mattress technology to ensure a good night’s sleep when there are extra sleeping requirements. Both of our sofa beds are brand new and very comfortable.

Our home has 2 large bedrooms and both are very comfortable. Our first bedroom includes a very high-end Cal King bed which is extremely comfortable and may be a problem if you need to get out of bed in the morning… It’s just too comfy… finished with designer linens and bedding. This bedroom has lots of light and a beautiful view of the backyard. The view of the starry night from the windows is just beautiful.

Our hall bathroom is designed with custom tile throughout. The tub/shower combo is detailed with Travertine niches and countertops.

The Master bedroom suite in our home also includes our very comfy Cal King bed and a private master bathroom. The bathroom includes a custom tiled walk-in shower with two shower heads, a rain-head shower head, and a handheld showerhead. The granite sink and beautiful details in this bathroom inspire a feeling similar to a high-end boutique hotel and one we are sure you will enjoy.

The French doors from the Master open to a beautiful backyard that is landscaped with succulent gardens, butterfly and vegetable gardens, waterfalls including a brand new top of the line BBQ, three seating areas, wood/gas burning fire-pit and 6 person hot tub. The outside double lounge chair is ideal for napping in the afternoon. This beautifully landscaped 3000 sq. ft. backyard is a perfect place to unwind and enjoy time with your family and friends. Relaxing in the hot tub or sitting by the fire pit while enjoying smores is highly recommended. In addition, we are in a starry night neighborhood with very little light at night and when the skies are clear the stars are amazing…

Our Kids Kave (garage/playroom) includes an indoor-outdoor Kettler ping pong table for our sports enthusiasts. Darts, games, another TV with videos and a play station for the young at heart in the group. We have a variety of wetsuits to use for the brave of heart and who want to venture into the chilly ocean for a dip. We have some very fun activities for our guests in our Kids Kave and this is the perfect spot to get lost for a little while. The kids just love it!

We are located on the Central Coast of California in the City of Morro Bay. We are 4 hours north of Los Angeles and 4 hours south of San Francisco. If you travel the coastline of California we are ideally positioned in the center of the state and this is the perfect home base from which to explore popular locations like Monterey, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Montana de Oro and Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara.

Morro Bay is heaven for those who enjoy strolling the beautiful beaches of the Central Coast. With miles of coastline to choose from and being centrally located, you can have it all...

We are far enough away from the city life to give you the feeling of escape...peace and quiet to relax and enjoy the beautiful central coast lifestyle and we are close enough for you to visit on a regular basis.

We are owner managed and operated and take pride in sharing our home. Cleanliness and customer service are two qualities that are highest on our list. Our home is one you will not soon forget but equal to the quality of our home and service really is the spectacular location. This is as close to beachfront as you can get and very worth the cost. Please note our cleaning fees include our home, our hot tub and expansive sanctuary backyard. During the summer months Melaleuca requires a 6-night minimum, and during the fall, winter and spring months we offer 3-night minimum stays.

The VRBO BOOK IT NOW & Quoting System option is new and often quoted nights, pet fees and minimum nights may not apply. You will receive an automated response from VRBO with a detailed quote that very well may need to be tweaked.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why Lisa chose Morro Bay

Great neighborhood... Next to the Cloisters and as close to beachfront as you can get...perfect location to view the ocean, Morro Rock, hear the waves and smell the surf... street to street lot with a huge, amazing backyard which is very rare in the beach tract. Our beautiful backyard living space is ready to enjoy and one you won't soon forget..Hot tub, fire pit, waterfall, outside shower, two dining areas and we just started a little veggie garden. Enjoy fresh veggies when it is ready to harvest! A great place to relax after a full day at the beach or wine tasting. Hot tub under the stars is a special treat to come home to.

What makes this house unique

Amazing location, starry night, quiet neighborhood. This is an upscale and very comfortable home with a easy access to the sand, walking and bike path with beach access right across the street.


Morro Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Our Hall Bathroom includes a custom tiled tub/shower surround with oil rubbed bronze fixtures and a Travertine sink top with high end towels. Very nice.... Our Master Bathroom includes a custom walk in shower with a rainhead shower and a personal hand held showerhead for two...enclosed in a frameless glass enclosure and oil rubbed bronze fixtures... very, very nice...
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Family Room and Living Room - 2 queen , Both living spaces have high end sleeper sofas.
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , New very high end California King bed and bedding. Very nice
    Second Master Suite - 1 king , Brand new high end Cal King bed and bedding very comfortable
  • King size beds (1) Both bedrooms have brand new upscale Cal King mattresses and upscale bedding. You will not be disappointed and may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning.... We have a 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas which are brand new with an upgraded mattresses and they are very comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect for a group of 6 or less...Perfect location with high end amenities and excellent customer care, it really is a very special home....


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100 Steps To The Sand! Ideal location, home & backyard! (51) 5 star reviews, WOW
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews
Los Angeles

The perfect NYE getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our NYE getaway! The house is so close to the beach and the walking path that leads to the dog beach. Perfect size for 4 adults and 2 pups. The backyard is wonderful for the dogs and the hot tub is the perfect way to end the day. We loved that the kitchen was so well stocked, it made staying in and cooking dinners so easy!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable home, Very convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Melaleuca in Morro Bay. The house was very close to the beach. We could glimpse the ocean while we enjoyed our meals in the dining room. The back yard was a little green oasis, fully enclosed, exploding with color. Our 2 small dogs agreed. The spa and fire pit were pleasant.

The house itself, although only a two bedroom, was clean, open and nicely laid out. The sofa/sleeper in the living room was comfortable by all accounts. Had 2 young boys sleeping in it for a few days. I believe there was another sofa/sleeper in the dining room area but we did not have to explore that option.

The bedrooms offered large beds which were quite comfortable. The master bedroom opened to the back yard and had a roomy bathroom with a walk in shower.

The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare nice meals.

The community around the neighborhood offered pretty much whatever you needed and within close proximity. The neighborhood itself was relatively quiet, certainly from inside the home.

We spent time at the nearby beach daily as well as visited other nearby beaches. The beach immediately adjacent to the house did not allow dogs on the beach. But dog friendly beaches were near by. There were pleasant walk ways along the beach although the protected dune areas between the neighborhood and beach usually blocked the view along the walk.

Altogether we very much enjoyed our stay at "Melaleuca". Lisa gave us great directions before our arrival and met us at the house when we arrived to give us a "walk through" and instructions. Although she made herself available if we needed her, she did not inject herself needlessly into our visit. And she herself was a very pleasant hostess, to whom we are grateful

for allowing us (the unknown element) to enjoy her home for a week. Although perfection is pretty hard to come by, "Melaleuca" was as close as I/we could have hoped for. If she'll have us, I would considered returning without any reservations whatsoever.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home in a perfect location with wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly beautiful, very tastefully decorated, has all the necessities and more to truly make you feel at home on your vacation. It's wonderful to wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee in this backyard oasis where you can hear the sound of the ocean, take in the ocean views while sharing a family dinner you can prepare in this well appointment kitchen in the perfectly situated dining room. The family room is a true gathering place to enjoy a family movie in the comfortable sofa and two leather recliners. I absolutely loved the gorgeous tile flooring. The beds are really as comfortable as they are described. The master bath has a very enjoyable shower with two heads, and the water pressure is very good. Many other rentals I've been to have that as a shortcoming, not this one. The place is really close to the beach, and only minutes away from downtown Morro Bay, Cayucos, SLO... We've enjoyed taking our doggies for long beach walks, we even took them kayaking. They too loved the backyard.

Lisa was a wonderful host. Very responsive in a few times I contacted her with questions. She even replaced a blender that was leaking the next day.

We've stayed in many vacation rentals, and this one is by far our most favorite one and we definitely hope to return very soon. I keep wanting to mention everything that we enjoyed about the place and our stay, but there are just too many to list. I would like to thank Lisa for her impeccable taste in home decoration, her very own backyard landscape design and her hospitality in welcoming us to her vacation home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Rafael Ca (Marin county)

Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Right from the start Lisa was wonderful to work with.

When I saw this home and its backyard I knew I had found a gem.

Traveling with a 5 year old and 17 year old we needed a place that covered all bases and this home did that and then some. The location was wonderful and the beach proximity great (loved all the birds and just before sunset saw some dolphins playing).

The lay out of the house is great, we could all be together or have space to just chill by ourselves. Being a Personal Chef I appreciated the kitchen and all that was there to use as we prepared many meals for the week we were there.

It was great to have only a few steps anywhere around the house as well, I appreciated having only the one level having knee issues.

The beds were wonderfully comfortable and having two bathrooms awesome with a teenage daughter along :) I appreciated the large master bedroom closet as we could put all the extra things away that we had brought along , everything had a home. Lots attention to detail in this home...

The family room area is updated with leather reclining chairs that us 3 older family members fought over as they were very relaxing to kick back in and watch TV or play on our tablets.

We played many games that was part of the homes entertainment as well as ping pong. Having chairs and the likes to borrow and take to the beach was great as well.

The backyard gave us a wonderful place to relax and hangout too , loved the opportunity to sit in the hot tub and of course build s'mores around the fire.

The week went way to fast, would we return, you better believe it!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was very nice. We were very comfortable. Enjoyed being close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The home offered a lot things to do. Nice backyard with hot tub and a fire pit. Had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Clara

Absolutely outstanding house, yard and location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house while attending a family wedding. It was perfect for my hubby and I and our three crazy dogs. There is a walking trail steps from the house with dogs, bicycles, joggers, walkers. The dog beach is just a couple of miles down the road with wonderful tide pools. To be honest, one day we didn't even leave the backyard. The garden is so beautiful it just invites you to sit and read a book, enjoy the hot tub or just lay on a chair and stare at the sky.

The kitchen was very well equipped and we had no problem cooking and grilling. The Keurig made it super easy to have morning coffee. Another nice touch is that the owner comes to meet you at check-in - she is always available to answer questions. My husband and I definitely plan to come back - everyone, including the dogs, were sad to head home!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
1 minute walk from our front door
Car: necessary

Think fun for the whole family; The Hearst Castle is just a short 30 minutes away, searching the tide pools for shells, bird watching at our beautiful wild life estuary, take a Wine Tasting Tour at our areas many world renown Wineries, and, for the golfers, don't forget we have many championship golf courses where you can hone your golfing skills for your next tournament. Enjoy short jaunts to San Luis Obispo for shopping or Cayucos and Cambria for antiques or live theater, or just have fun in the sun while enjoying the breathtaking views and natural beauty of the Central Coast of California.




Additional information about rental rates

Admin fees/ CC Fees $0
Cleaning Fee home & spa $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $22 + Tax
Pet Fee $22 per day $0
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Other seasons, rates and minimum nights may apply.
Other holidays and seasons may have different rates and minimum nights, please contact owner for details.

Summer rentals are from Saturday to Saturday.
Check in 4 pm, Check out 11 am.

No smoking and Pets are welcome- Pet fee is $20 per day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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