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The Driftwood House - 1/2 mile from Embarcadero

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Place To Gather

Less than .5 mile from the Embarcadero, you are in the heart of downtown Morro Bay. Take an evening stroll to your favorite fish 'n chips restaurant or to watch the otters play.

This bright and cheerful home boasts of everything that vacations are meant to be. A large garage welcomes *2 vehicles for your stay while the bench seat and long wall rack are ready to hold plenty of wet beach towels and store lots of sandy flip flops.

This is a two story home with the first 2 bedrooms located up a short flight of stairs. The Cayucos bedroom has a queen bed with a NovaForm mattress. Also in this room are a toddler bed and comfortable chair for holding little ones before they fall asleep. The Montana de Oro bedroom has a queen bed with a NovaForm mattress. On the walls of this room are pictures of nearby Montana de Oro beckoning you to take the short drive over there. These two bedrooms share their own bathroom with a shower/tub. The washer and dryer are located just across the hall.

Continuing up another short flight of stairs will bring you to the living room, dining room, kitchen, Master bedroom and bath. The Master bedroom has a king bed with a NovaForm mattress. The Master bedroom also has a twin over full bunk bed and children's sitting area. This room is stocked with a TV, DVD player, books, and movies to keep kids entertained on cool evenings. The master bathroom is extra large with a long counter and double sinks. The shower is also extra large with two shower heads and a corner seat.

The open kitchen has ample counter space and is fully equipped with pots and pans, dishes, a coffee maker, BBQ utensils, and whatever you will need to cook up some of the fresh produce you find at the local farmer's markets.

The living room has 2 full sized leather couches and an additional chair for relaxing in. There is a small desk/work space located in the living room. Just outside the living room is the balcony. The balcony has a bbq ready for some local ahi tuna or a bag of Grassy Bar oysters that you've picked up from Giovanni's Fish Market. There is seating for 4 guests to gather on the balcony.

The home is set up with WiFi and both TVs have Dish Satellite TV.

*Please note that we DO NOT have additional parking spaces beyond the 2 vehicle garage. Any additional vehicles must be parked outside of our housing community.

More Details

Erin Largoza
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Erin Largoza

We have been blessed with a large, active family and the Central Coast is a place we marvel at God's creation.

Erin Largoza purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Erin Largoza chose Central Coast

Morro Bay is centrally located between the beaches of Cayucos, Montana de Oro, Avila, and Pismo. Within a few short minutes you can travel up or down the coast depending on the kind of day you are looking for.

What makes this townhome unique

The Driftwood House is in the perfect location. Located only 1/2 mile from the Embarcadero it is a quick walk to fish 'n chips in the evening or to watch the otters play in the morning. The house itself is bright with windows and skylights while warm and comfortable. Open areas allow for everyone to be together or the kids can retreat to their own TV and play areas. The outside balcony is the perfect spot to throw on a sweatshirt and BBQ some oysters while the others play one of the many card or board games available.


Morro Bay Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between Cayucos and Montana de Oro bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Next to Master Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
    Montana de Oro Room - 1 queen
    Cayucos Room - 1 queen , 1 child bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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The Driftwood House - 1/2 mile from Embarcadero
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Great home for families!

  • 4 of 5

As described, the Driftwood House is amazing! There is a large, well equipped kitchen, dining, and living room area. Bedrooms are well appointed with very comfortable bedding. There is an extensive collection of board games for all ages, as well as toys and books for children. The only downside for us was that there was no on-site parking for guests, and elderly grandparents who lived in the area needed to be dropped off at the property while a younger family member went off site to park their car and return. The complex of condos where The Driftwood House is located is on a hill at a busy section of Main Street. Walking this hill was not possible for our elderly guests. Also, we were promised a $50 credit on our cleaning fee due to an inoperable clothes dryer. As of this writing, that promise has not been honored even though our Security Deposit was returned promptly. An inquiry to Erin questioning the promised credit has not received a response.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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A lovely spacious home

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for our needs. There were four adults and two small children. The home was equipped with almost everything we needed. The children especially appreciated all the toys and books that were provided. Location was good as it was close to the wharf and other attractions on the Central Coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year staying at the Driftwood house and every year has been great. It is close to downtown and the Embarcadero, walking or riding bikes. The bike path close by is perfect for daily rides or walks. The house meets our family needs for sleeping and eating comfortably. We hope to stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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The home is amazing. We've stayed here twice and highly recommend it for families.

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a great location...close to the charming embarcadero, good restaurants, wine tasting, bike trails, and the beautiful bay. Lots of sleeping space and a fantastic open kitchen/dining room/living space. We stayed a week and had a great time. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, comfortable for our family and very relaxing. Met all our needs. We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Short, easy walk to the Embarcadero, and 15 minute drive to San Luis Obispo to see our kids at Cal Poly.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and felt like home

  • 5 of 5

We have two toddlers and it had toys and beds for them. The nova foam mattress really made a difference, we all had great nights of sleep. The master bath made showers very inviting. Overall if was a great house, clean and modern. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley
"Great spot to purchase Grassy Bar oysters harvested right out of Morro Bay! Perfect raw or ..."
Frankie and Lola's
"Easy morning stroll to enjoy an omelette and "sexy coffee" on the bay. Excellent prices as ..."
Thai Bounty
"Just yummy! Location on map is off however, it is located on Embarcadero near the Shell Sho..."
Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant
"Hidden just behind Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant is Dockside Two, our favorite spot to ea..."
Morro Rock
"Drive towards the south side of the rock and you will be sure to spot a group of sea otters ..."
Lil Hut
"Great for some take out fish 'n chips! Location on map is off, it is on the harbor, not to ..."
Shawn's on Main -- CLOSED
"Excellent food when you want a night out."
Round Table Pizza
"Always great pizza and just a minute away!"
Montana De Oro State Park
"Beautiful drive, stunning views, towering sand dunes, tide pools and hikes for miles around!"
Avila Valley Barn
"Pick up goodies to snack on at the beach, feed the animals, and take some family photos whil..."
Splash Cafe
"The best clam chowder in a bread bowl. The best."
Wee Shack
"Awesome collection of burgers!"
Gopher Glen Apple Farm
"Apples straight from the tree, and taste before you buy. A gem of the coast."
Brown Butter Cookie Company
"Super delicious cookies, a little on the pricey side."
Firestone Grill
"Excellent seasoned french fries, steak sandwich, burgers, etc."
A Deli and Pieman Pies
"A family staple for ice cream cones."
El Moro Elfin Forest
Shine Cafe
Nearest Golf
3.78 Miles
Morro Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
14.24 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Morro Bay

We are attracted to Morro Bay as a quiet fishing village that we use as home base for all that the Central Coast has to offer. The Driftwood House is less than 1/2 mile from the Embarcadero where we walk for clam chowder and bbq'd oysters on the water. While in town we will often drive to the south side of the rock to visit the group of sea otters who float there wrapped in sea weed, then make our way down to the protected beach to catch small crabs, search out sea anemones and watch the waves crash high on the rock barrier that protects the harbor. If we have a few hours on our hands the Morro Bay golf course is a real treat. The large Monterey Cypress trees and stunning views of the ocean and estuary quickly dissolve the frustration of the game.

From Morro Bay we have countless areas and activities to choose from and the only difficulty is deciding where to go next. Often we will drive 5 minutes north on Hwy 1 to sunny Cayucos. After riding our boogie boards and making mermaids in the sand, we spoil ourselves with treats from the Candy Counter or Brown Butter Cookie Company. From Cayucos we can drive up to Moonstone Beach in Cambria to collect driftwood or continue on to San Simeon where the Elephant Seals and their pups put on quite a show!

If wine is something you enjoy, then you are only minutes away from the renowned Paso Robles wine country. Located between Cayucos and Cambria is Hwy 46 which boasts hundreds of wineries including ZinAlley and Opolo vineyards. Many hours could be spent visiting the tasting rooms and festivals constantly going on there.

One of the most spectacular areas of the Central Coast is Montana de Oro State Park which is only 9 miles south west of Morro Bay. This park has over 8,000 acres of rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, canyons, streams, and hills. There are miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. My family particularly enjoys the towering sand dunes which are perfect for running and rolling down and if you are willing to hike to them, the tide pools are excellent places to explore!

14 miles south of Morro Bay is the quaint town of San Luis Obispo. There are shops, Edna Valley wineries, and the Thursday night Farmer's Market for SLO staples of fun. While downtown be sure to grab a steak sandwich from Firestone Grill or F.McLintock's Saloon and eat like the locals do.

Just past San Luis Obispo are Avila, Shell, and Pismo beaches. Avila is a sure favorite for families with it's low surf, Sea Life Center, ice cream counters and a park. Our family makes sure to stop at the Avila Valley Barn for some fresh fruit, warm pies, hot corn-on-the-cob and to visit the array of animals that are on display there. Shell Beach is where we go for kayak and surfing adventures. Our kids enjoy playing at the Dinosaur Caves Park. And finally Pismo beach is where we go for beach volleyball, miles of sandy beach to walk along, and of course the world famous Splash Cafe! A buttery warm clam chowder bread bowl from Splash Cafe is unforgettable.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Only 2 vehicles allowed. Must park in garage. Additional vehicles are subject to a $25 fee per vehicle per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.