Two Levels Of Decks And Spectacular Views Close To Town. Sleeps 11
About Alice Tomasini
I spent each summer of my life at Grandma's beach house in Cayucos. I learned how to swim while diving under waves and holding my breath. I brought my UCLA band friends to Cayucos and we marched in the Fourth of July parade for a few years. I brought the Salinas ski club to Cayucos when I was a young teacher. When I became a college professor at Cal Poly, we held faculty retreats at the beach house. I shared the beach house with the San Luis Obispo Symphony while I was in the percussion section. I have always loved sharing my love of Cayucos. My mother always told me I needed to own a piece of property even though I was married, teaching at the local university, and living on a 700 acre cattle ranch. She was very wise and with the money she left me I was able to purchase my dream house on the hill. When I divorced, I sailed off to Mexico and eventually became a college and high school teacher in Ensenada. For years, I had fabulous renters, and enjoyed living here between tenants, then three years ago I signed up with VRBO. It has been a wonderful experience sharing my house with vacation renters. This September I returned to teach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, so I am now living in my house and making improvements. However, I will continue to rent my house during my summer vacation, holidays, and occasional long weekends. If you are OK that I have dogs, you can contact me about renting one or more of the downstairs rooms while I am here.
Alice Tomasini purchased this House in 1999
Why Alice Tomasini chose Cayucos
I was told you are not supposed to buy real-estate with your emotions, but I fell in love with the house. It was perched on a hill with a huge tree and it reminded me at first of a tree-house. When I entered I just stood and looked at the view. Grandma's house was on the ocean with stairs to the beach, but this view was so much more amazing. I knew that this was where I wanted to be when I was too old to surf. I would sit on the deck with a dog on my lap, my friends, good local wine, and watch the whales, surfers at the pier, and the people below. I pictured the SLO Symphony playing on the huge lower deck. The inside looked beautiful with high ceilings and woodwork, but not pretentious. It looked like the perfect place for the Swedish decor and Danish Furniture that my mother left me. I was a little fearful of making such a huge purchase, but my eldest cousin told me how she and her husband had once sat on the hill where this house was and watched a storm dramatically roll in from the sea. She convinced me to 'Go for it' and I am very glad that I did.
What makes this House unique
I love to sleep on the sofabed in the living room with the town below as a huge night-lite. Or, from either of the master suites, I can wake up and see from the bed how the waves are at the pier, and how many surfers are out. I walk with my surfboard to the break if it looks good, or I walk the dogs to the beach and get coffee and pastry in town. A little market, wine bistro, bars, antique stores, restaurants, and dancing to good local bands are all within walking distance. I have always allowed pets in this house and trust pet-owners to be responsible and caring people. As I write this I have two foster puppies playing in the atrium and a cat sunning himself on the upper deck. I am still in my PJ's so the dogs just went out to the dog run. To the dog run below the house, I have added a little hot tub with an ocean view. Next to the piano, I have added my conga drums, bongos, and marimba so my musical guests can jam. I will have a bocce ball court in after I finish painting the deck and railings.
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58 Bakersfield, Cayucos
beautiful home and very hospitable host
Beautiful relaxing views!
This was an excellent vacation thanks to Alice and her amazing home. My whole family loved the decks with the views from the porch! Only thing I would mention is the 4th bedroom (not pictured, but has a bunk bed and a single bed) is attached through one of the bedrooms downstairs (the one pictured with the bunkbed). It's accessible through that bedroom or through outside. Just an FYI. Overall, would definitely go back! Those views were spectacular!
happy ocean vibes
Alice was as easy to work with as the ocean view was to look at
Thanks. Please Come Back for More Happy Vibes.
Very cute, charming, coastal beach house.
Location was perfect for our SLO trip. Cute , charming house. The decorations were well thought out. Panamoric view of the Pacific Coastline. Cute cafes nearby. Easy drive to SLO and Paso Robles with no traffic at all for Memorial Day weekend.
I arrived home just as you were all leaving and I felt like I had walked into a movie set of “The Young and Beautiful Californians” Great group of friends who thoroughly enjoyed the Central Coast , left my home in great shape, and even said nice things about my decoration. (We all have different tastes and it’s always an ego risk when you open your home to strangers). Hope you come again.
Wonderful place for a group!
This house is a comfortable cozy beach house. There is plenty of specs for a group to spread out and relax. I definitely recommend it.
Love the personal touches
10 ladies enjoyed this fun dwelling for a long weekend. This was our second visit to this property and loved seeing the new personal touches and a few upgrades. The view is amazing and we felt right at home in this fun house!