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Positives: ~~~ Spectacular, panoramic ocean and white-water views. ~~~ Three-minute walk from door knob to toes in the water! (9 houses) ~~~ Unobstructed views of the hills, Cayucos’ historic cemetery, and Highway One. ~~~ The best all-around location on the Central Coast. ~~~ Large, comfortable, spacious 2,800 sq. ft. house. (Average 3-bedroom beach house is about 1,500 sq.) ~~~ Duel outdoor showers. ~~~ Ample parking! 2-car garage and long, brick drive. ~~~ Large, 3 BR/3-bath house, NOT a condo, bungalow, motel room, or typical small beach house. It can easily handle several families! ~~~ Elevator for moving luggage and tired bodies up & down. (**See note at bottom of description) ~~~ Wet Suits of varying sizes & boogie boards.
Negatives: ~~~ We get some road noise as our beach house is the last house sitting on the side of a small hill overlooking Highway One, but it’s that location that gives us our truly spectacular, 290° views (see our pictures) of the ocean, hills, and Cayucos’ historic cemetery, so to most folks the trade off is a no-brainer. That same hill makes our driveway a little steep, but on the plus side its length does give us more parking than normal. It’s possible to park up ten cars in our garage, turn-around, and driveway.
Our beach house might be the only one that has been secret service approved when a congressman’s family picked it for their vacation. You’ll know why the moment you get out of the car and look back at the waves rolling in, and the views just get more spectacular from the second floor. Poised on the finger of a hill in such a manner you won’t see the cars on the street below when sitting in the living room, but you will see the wind moving the tree tops and watch the surf roll in. You’ll think you’re in a big tree house that has wall-to-wall windows from living room to dining room. From your perch you’ll be able to watch the kids run all the way to the state beach and watch them boogie board, fly kites, play in the water, or surf. White-water views and watching the sun rise above the hills in the east and sinking over the ocean on the west are just a small taste of the joys of this house. Wildlife is another. It is not unusual to see deer or turkeys on the hills to the north or sea otters, sea lions, or pods of jumping porpoises ... and yes, even breaching whales during their migrations. You can start your day with coffee on the deck watching the sun come up or the fog swirling around the hills and Morro Rock and over the water or end it with a glass of wine while you watch the sun go down over the ocean. Come and enjoy the simple pleasures that can only be truly savored in one of the last charming small coastal towns left in the nation … a charming small coastal town with near perfect year-round weather.
The state beach is just nine houses down 24th Street, about a three-minute walk, with an unobstructed view straight down the road all the way to the beach. That means you can sit on the deck and watch the kid's play at the beach, and when they get back from building sand castles, they can wash the sand off in twin outdoor showers. The BBQ chef can replenish their energy with great meals to get them ready for their next adventure.
Spacious accommodations for ten, and each room has its own flat screen TV. The master bedroom has a king bed, private bath, and its own private deck with stunning views of the ocean, hills and historical cemetery that dates to the founding of the town. The 2nd upstairs bedroom has a queen with its own bath and views of the hills. The super large downstairs bedroom also has its own bath and patio with great views of the breaking surf through double French doors. It sleeps six with a queen bed, double twins, and a queen futon. The rental comes with fully equipped kitchen and all linens.
Cayucos has location, location, location for great outings! Big Sur starts a few miles north, just as you pass Hearst Castle. Wine tasting in some of the best wine estates in all of California is just minutes away in any direction, including wine excursions on the bay. Antiquing, whale watching, visits to the elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas, touring the San Luis mission, or watching world-class performances at Cal Poly's Performing Arts Center all await you. You could even go shell collecting on the miles of beach that starts just a few feet from your door. From fine dining to shopping and everything in between, your family will create lifetime memories in our small town. Don’t take my word for it; take CNN’s who ranked Cayucos number one in the NATION as “America’s coolest small town”!
If you need the easy access that comes with single-story homes for a loved one, you don’t have to give up the views that come with a two-story home because this house has an elevator! You owe it to yourself and your family to at least spend a week with us. Customer loyalty speaks volumes; we have a very strong return rate with most summer visitors immediately booking for the next summer. We’re the best value on the market. Come and see why. We might be just what your family needs to have the best vacation ever.
* Be forewarned, the driveway is steeper than it looks. Cars do park on the steepest part, but you’ll definitely need to engage the parking brake and consider blocking the wheels. It's a small price to pay for the best all-around location and views in the area.
** Elevator use requires a release of liability. Please allow us to apologize for the need, but elevators have some unique characteristics that prudence demands some protection from those who are quick to be litigious. It’s mechanical and could break at very inconvenient times, like while going up or down. That has only happened once in the last seven years, but due to Murphy’s law, we feel a need to prepare for the worst, and for us that would be with someone on board who feels like we should have been able to predict and prevent a future event from happening and are willing to hire an attorney to validate that belief. Our pockets are too shallow to have an on-call legal staff or an elevator company ready to come at our beckon call. Our concern has slowly increased to the point of considering not making the elevator available to guests, but we have a very special beach house with spectacular views, and we are reluctant to deny those who would find the services of an elevator helpful in creating a wonderful vacation. For now, we have settled for simply requiring informed adult consent for elevator use. We sincerely hope you and your party will understand and not feel this request is too burdensome or unwarranted. Also keep in mind if you don’t need or want the convenience, you can still rent our beach house without elevator access.
*** Please note this Vacation Rental is licensed in the County of San Luis Obispo and is authorized to collect Transient Occupancy Tax (Certificate #1083)