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Watch Whales, Surfers and Sunsets or Walk to the Beach or Town

(22 Reviews)

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Sunset and Cayucos Pier Through the Living Room Window.


Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Two Levels Of Decks And Spectacular Views Close To Town. Sleeps 11

Wrap-around decks will entice you to eat or sleep in the sunshine, but you can also sit in front of a cozy fireplace and watch a winter storm roll in from the sea.
It is an easy walk to the pier for a morning surf session or a cup of coffee. It is little bit more work walking up the hill after a night on the town, but you can burn off all those delicious calories that you consumed at one of several fine restaurants or wine bars.
Pets are welcome. You can stay in your pajamas and let your dogs have an early morning romp in the covered dog run below the house , or you can soak in the little soft tub jacuzzi, but then they will want you to take them to the beach which is just blocks away. Cayucos loves dogs. The Lioness Club provides 'mutt mitts' at all the public beach accesses, and many local stores will give your dog treats and water. The house comes with pet blankets and towels for your furry best friends. Your pet can bathe in a large sink in the garage next to the washer and dryer.
Music-lovers will enjoy the piano, and percussion instruments, just bring your guitars. The inspiring views and high ceilings make the house a perfect place for an evening jam. Gourmet cooks will appreciate the six-burner stove and walk-in pantry. Families with children will like the bunk room that sleeps four, and twin bedroom. However, if you have very young children who like to climb, you might be a little nervous with the height of the decks.

Photos do not do justice to the view. Everyone who enters just says, 'Wow!' With two master king bed suites, it is perfect for two families or a group of friends who want to relax. There is a Danish dining room set with a breakfront full of fine china if you want an elegant dinner. But the house is meant for fun and relaxation. You can put your feet up and eat in front of the television, or sit at a little table on the top deck and watch all the people below. You enter the house through an atrium with a glass roof and wood deck. It is a perfect place to read a book (or nap) in the sun or stargaze at night. It is a safe and secure place to leave your pet while you are out wine tasting or kayaking. For those who don't like stairs, there is one King suite on the street level close to the entry.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 13
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Outside decks are very high off the ground, so young children should be supervised while on the decks....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking in garage or outside on decks is OK...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    I would like to make this a place where people can bring their pets. My pets love it here as you can see by the photos. But I ask that people apply some kind of flea treatment or are certain that their pets are flea-free. I have the carpets professionally cleaned often and they look great even after raising two orphan puppies here....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Street level is accessible (king suite, kitchen, living and dining area, top deck)...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Oak table with four chairs. Sliding doors open to deck....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    is attached to the bunk room, and has a door to the deck...moreless

  • Street Level has one King Bedroom and bath suite with shower and double sink. View of Cayucos Pier. Antique bedroom set circa 1940's. Walk-In Closet. Downstairs has another King Bedroom and bath suite with jacuzzi tub/shower combo. Sliding doors open to deck. Bunk room sleeps four. Small room with twin beds is off of the bunk room and it has a door to the deck outside. A daybed in the reading/game nook can sleep an additional person. The sofa upstairs is a queen bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    his and her sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom for the bunkroom and twin bedroom. Two sinks....moreless

  • Each king bedroom has a bathroom. A bathroom downstairs, 'The Mermaid Cove' serves as the kid's bathroom or the guest bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is piano, marimba,and conga drums in the living room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Trivia Pursuit, Monopoly, Pictionary, Cards and Poker Chips and more...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Very eclectic...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter Cable with Premium Membership....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen in living room Large TV in Bunk Room TV in the Master Bedroom downstairs. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach Toys, body boards...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining Table with 8 chairs. Additional dining table in the atrium. Table for four on the lower deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Can fit a car, but most renters prefer to keep the garage open for ping pong and park the car outside...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Charter high speed internet connection and wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Huge windows and two sliding doors to the deck. Sofa makes into a bed....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway can fit four cars....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with everything you need to cook and entertain....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen with wonderful view is separated from the living room by a counter and 3 bar stools....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    The oven will cook a turkey, but not a super large bird. Thanksgiving guests usually do the turkey on the Weber....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Kitchen AidElectic Mixer Fondue Pot Baking Supplies Walk-In Pantry has lots of extra dishes Party trays Baking Supplies Flour, sugar, spices Three blenders. Ice Cream Maker Rice Cooke...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    6 burner gourmet stove Oven and Broiler....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Upstairs deck has chairs and small TV tables for eating Downstairs deck has 2 patio tables and chairs, wicker set. Tent with queen size bed, lampstand, and chair set up during summer ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Entrance is an atrium with wooden deck and glass roof....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both a gas barbecue and a charcoal grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    body boards foam surfboard ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Soft Tub with ocean view on a little deck in the dog run below the house....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter Break
Apr 9 - Apr 17, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 9 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Property Damage Protection $59


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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Cayucos, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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  • Sunset and Cayucos Pier Through the Living Room Window.

    Sunset and Cayucos Pier Through the Living Room Window.

  • View from Top Deck.

    View from Top Deck.

  • Entry-level Master Suite with Views of Cayucos Pier and Surfbreak.

    Entry-level Master Suite with Views of Cayucos Pier and Surfbreak.

  • Swedish Summerhouse Bunkroom with ocean views and TV.

    Swedish Summerhouse Bunkroom with ocean views and TV.

  • The Master Suite just before sunset.

    The Master Suite just before sunset.

  • pet-friendly


  • Entrance to Atrium. Parking for four cars.

    Entrance to Atrium. Parking for four cars.

  • Morro Rock View from the Top Deck.

    Morro Rock View from the Top Deck.

  • 6 Burner Gourmet Stove and oven for those who like to cook on their vacation.

    6 Burner Gourmet Stove and oven for those who like to cook on their vacation.

  • You can be on the beach at sunset or sitting on the deck with a telephoto lens.

    You can be on the beach at sunset or sitting on the deck with a telephoto lens.

  • Afternoon Tea on the Lower Deck

    Afternoon Tea on the Lower Deck

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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