|Space||2,400 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
Alice Tomasini purchased this house in 1999
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.
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.
We rented the house because my son was getting married on the beach in Cayucos and needed a place for family and friends to stay. The house fit the request to a tee. We didn't have to worry about anything and there was plenty of room for all of us! We had a fantastic time and were able to thoroughly enjoy the wedding! I highly recommend staying at the house and hope we have the opportunity to do so again some time!
I love that the house was exactly as expected from the information online. It is a bit dated but very clean and inviting and the views are amazing. Plenty of room for the 11 of us ladies. Only small issue was no doors on one of the downstairs bathrooms. We just hung up some sheets. Alice was the best! So easy to communicate with and so very hospitable. A complete 5 star experience!
Back in the day this was a nice place. Too bad the owner didn't maintain it. The oven doesn't work, the blinds in the sun room are mostly non-functional, sliding door to the deck was difficult to open, interior doors stick in unclosed position, chipped paint and worn out carpeting are everywhere. The owner promised to set up extra bedding - she didn't. I had to ask several times for entrance instructions just to get into the place. The owner only offered to off-set the deficiencies with a small discount on my next visit; as if I'm ever coming back! I countered for a small rebate on the cost but she refuses to even reply to my messages. All-in-all, your vacation will be at risk if you stay here!
We had the pleasure of gathering as a family at this wonderful beach retreat!
I can't say enough how relaxing and lovely it was. We will definitely be back!
This home is fantastic! It has a lived-in, not in an "old" way, but in a homey way, welcoming quality to it that made us instantly comfortable, and feeling like it was our house. There was plenty of space for multiple families, and it was kid friendly so we weren't in a panic the whole time about the kids hurting the house or themselves. The home is well appointed (most especially the kitchen!) and ready for entertaining. We had children of varying ages and they had endless fun exploring the yard below and the "tree-house" (not sure how they gave it this name, but the "tree-house" is the swinging hammock chairs beneath the home). The views are stunning of course, and we were walking distance to everything, though the walk back up the hill is steep, especially with little people who are exhausted after a fun day on the beach. Only caution is the high decks would give me heartache with smaller kids. Our youngest was 4 1/2 and did fine, but I could see a younger kid, or little daredevil getting into trouble. All in all, a great property! We would absolutely rent this home again.
Great view of Moro Rock. Very dog friendly. Large living room, well equipped kitchen. Sleeps lots of people, there were nine of us and there was room for more. A nice balcony with a view of the ocean and the pier.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Rates are subject to change until time of booking.