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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2017 FALL SPECIAL: Book a stay in October or November and receive a 10% discount when booking through our website. Use the discount code FALLFUN10! (Your check in date must fall sometime in October or November, 2017).


Gather family and friends for a journey to the delightful seaside community of Cambria on the Central Coast of California and treat your loved ones to a stay at Greystone Manor, a grand English Tudor mansion resonating with tradition and grace.

This historic Cambria house & Guest house, circa 1930, accommodates up to fifteen guests in a luxurious residence that includes gracious gardens, quite courtyards, and inviting patios. Prepare meals in a well-appointed kitchen or venture to the many gourmet restaurants in Cambria, which is just minutes away. The wine country of Paso Robles, the unhurried charm of Cayucos, luxurious Hearst Castle, and the unforgettable sights of Big Sur are within easy driving distance of this quiet retreat.

Greystone Manor is located in Pine Knolls Estates , a secluded sunny enclave in a neighborhood that borders a 1500-acre forested ranch. The Main House and its accompanying guest house share its 1.3 acres with 3 attached units which are rented year long. Enjoy the serenity of ancient moss-draped live oaks, wandering herds of black-tailed deer, and laughing woodpeckers at the edge of a rare Monterey pine forest. The Manor is a treat to explore. Built by one of the developers of what was then Cambria Pines and later embellished with castoffs from William Randolph Hearst's San Simeon, the home is a wonderland of attic rooms, regal suites and hidden nooks--grand yet infused with undeniable warmth. Gather together to enjoy the majesty of this unique and serene residence and take away memories that will last a lifetime.

Greystone Manor was the hub of the mid-century local art community, home to noted muralist and oil painter Arne Nybak and renowned California watercolorist Phil Paradise as well as the Greystone Gallery. Connect with the natural inspiration that drew artists to gather - to paint together, mix among guests at art showings on the front lawn, and host famous fetes on the estate's spacious grounds.

Memories and photographs of your stay in Cambria at Greystone Manor will capture an experience of a lifetime, and remain a constant reminder to return to this tranquil well of inspiration. Come and invite your friends and family to share a serene and peaceful visit to this truly beautiful home. For more pictures and information, please visit our website at

Please note: the price quote is based on 4 person occupancy. Additional guests may be added at the rate of $75 per person per night, up to the maximum number of guests allowed as per county regulations.


More Details

Property Manager
Allison Easley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017


Pine Knolls Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Per county regulations, guests are not allowed to have parties for more than the number of people you specified on your reservation.
  • For example, you cannot rent Greystone Manor for 10 people and have a dinner party for 30.
  • You can, however, rent it for 15 or less and have a celebration provided that there is no excessive noise (loud music by a DJ, for example).
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Quarters - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Original Master: Treehouse Room - 1 king , This bedroom is on the 2nd floor of the Manor.
    Master: Garden Room - 1 king , This bedroom is on the 1st floor of the Manor.
    Rose Room - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the 1st floor of the Manor.
    Guest House (Carriage House) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This is an add-on unit; please contact us for pricing.
    Bird Room - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the 2nd floor of the Manor.
    Attic Bedroom and Sunroom - 3 queen , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is on the 2nd floor of the Manor.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect Weekend Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property! This was the perfect space for our 4 adult couples family weekend. We ate all our meals at the house, as the kitchen is well equipped. The dining room and the glass covered breakfast area are both very comfortable. There was just enough private and common space for our group. It is very re-assuring that Allison and the caretaker are there if you need them. We had one day exploring Paso Robles and wine tasting, and a second day exploring Hearst Castle. Both are nearby...

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission Viejo, ca

The Greystone Manor- Paradise at the HILL!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location! The home is inviting and warm. Even though it's large the group still was able to come together and share meals, laughter and memories. The outside patio is spacious and very peaceful. Kitchen waas amazing. Appliance are top brands and work to perfection. Plenty of towels, kitchen utensils and the necessary items to feel comfortable and welcomed.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion with just adults but we sure could see bringing the kids next time....lots of room and yard for the next generation! Allison was especially helpful answering all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This place was fantastic. The accommodations were very comfortable and enough beds for 14 of us. The home has a lot of character and the home was well equipped with all the creature comforts you can ask for. The owners are wonderful and provided a lot of local tips as we were celebrating a very special birthday for the matriarch of our family. We also rented the guest quarters which was perfect as we also used the extra room for a secret scrapbook project. We stayed for 3 nights and 4 days and wished we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for finding tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful charming home set among the trees with the gentle ocean breeze circulating throughout the home and yard. There's an undeniable atmosphere of utter peace and calmness about the place. It's truly a relaxing property and perfect for a quiet get away off the central coast. Very close to the ocean and quaint town of Cambria. This is truly a "must see/must stay" to really appreciate this beauty! Owners are exceptional and very pleasant. I highly recommend this beautiful hideaway to any family or couple.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ojai, CA

Wedding Location

  • 5 of 5

We had 18-20 family members stay here with us over Memorial Weekend for our wedding, which was to take place in the beach 5/23. Gale force winds prevented us from doing the Beach location but having the Manor was a God send as we moved the service back ther and what a fantastic location it turned out to be. Intimate, special, therapeutic, exhilarating and cosy. Our wedding couldn't have been held in a better location. Great rooms, great location, moments from down town and the beach, what more could u ask for !

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Process Fee $59 + Tax
Clean Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

The owners are transitioning to managing Greystone Manor on September 1. If you would like to book a stay for August 2016, please contact Scenic Coast Property Management at (800) 927-6163 for rates and availability. All previous reservations made through Scenic Coast with check-in dates after September 1, 2016, will be honored at their rates.

Please be advised that there is a 12% mandatory tax for all reservations, as required by the county of San Luis Obispo, as follows:
9% (TOT) Transient Occupancy Tax
2% (BID) Business Improvement District Tax
1% (TMD) Tourism Marketing District Tax)

If you book for 6 days, the 7th day is FREE!

Please note that this is a vacation rental, and not a venue for weddings or large parties. The guest quarters can be rented to bring the maximum capacity up to 15. If you are interested in renting the guest quarters, please contact us for rates.

We look forward to hosting you in lovely Cambria, CA!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.