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Whispering Pines Hideaway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 4

Cambria at it’s best. This beautiful and peaceful retreat is located a half mile from the ocean on the south edge of town near Camp Ocean Pines on one of the most unique properties in Cambria. Enter via a long private driveway onto a two acre parcel, part of the pine reserve on the old Rancho Santa Rosa subdivided way back in 1873. From here it is unbroken mixed pine and oak forest down into Strawberry Canyon (directly accessible via a hiking trail starting at the bottom of the driveway) and beyond onto the 500 acre Rancho Marino Reserve (which is not accessible but provides stunning forest views across the canyon. The reserve is leased by UCSB for environmental research and features world-class biodiversity.)

In addition to being on two acres well off the street in an already very quiet neighborhood, it is also in a “banana belt” micro climate. The south-facing exposure and wind-protected orientation makes it one of the warmest areas in Cambria.

The custom 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home (plus a loft) offers ocean views through the pines and a well-stocked kitchen. Listen to the wind tickling the tops of the trees as you are tucked in by the fireplace enjoying the TV/DVD or Wi-Fi entertainment in the living room, or relaxing in the hot tub and surrounded by nature. It is very common to see deer, wild turkey, fox, and many varieties of birds as you are sipping coffee in the morning sun or using the barbeque on the deck in the evening. In the morning stillness you will often hear the distant barking of a colony of sea lions that haul out on White Rock (also a preserve) that’s just a hundred yards offshore near the mouth of Strawberry Canyon.

And did we mention the birds? Cambria’s rare coastal forest ecosystem is a birder’s paradise and the oaks and pines literally wrap around the Whispering Pines Hideaway, putting many seldom-seen bird species right outside your window.

There is a very quiet feel at this home and you are still within a 5-minute drive to downtown Cambria. Owner lives in the second home on the property but due to the size of the lot and the orientation of the homes, you have more space next to you than you would a typical neighbor. You may enjoy the peace and quiet so much you might forget to experience all the other things on offer in and around Cambria.

More Details

Property Manager
Breen Vacation Station
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Amenities

Marine Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 King beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Other bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Minimum Stay Requirements: 2 nights in the off season (Typically after Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend) 2 nights over holiday weekends (President's Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day) 4 nights over Thanksgiving and during the Christmas/New Years season 5 night minimum during the summer *Until confirmed, all rates and minimum stays are subject to change without notice*

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Whispering Pines Hideaway
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
fresno, CA
5

Our 20th-lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My wife and I enjoyed our 20th anniversary at the Whispering Pines. Beautiful, serene setting and wonderful, architecturally designed home. Very romantic. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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La Crescenta, CA
5

Beautiful and relaxing secluded home

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is our third stay at Whispering Pines. We really enjoy this home. Its architecture is beautiful, spacious, and quiet. The home feels very secluded in among the trees. It feels like being in a tree house. Everything is clean and in good repair. Breen Realty is very easy to work with. A perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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Los Angeles
5

Up high in the Pines....

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Had a wonderful holiday at Whispering Pines Hideaway in Cambria. At first, we were not aware of how hilly Cambria is and how the houses are built on many levels into the hills. It took us a beat to acclimate ourselves to climbing all the stairs up to the house...but we did get used to it! The house itself is lovely. It's in a perfect location...with more deer than I have ever seen anywhere else. And the deer are not skittish! We have 2 dogs and the deer would just look at them and keep doing what they were doing. We had a few mishaps at the house - the oven stopped working and the toaster/oven wouldn't toast. Breen had us purchase another toaster/oven and reimbursed us...wasn't ideal...but it worked. Property was clean...well maintained. We really had a wonderful stay. Loved taking hikes at the Ranch...the bluffs...loved hanging out in town. Had a great wine tasting day in Paso Robles. All in was a wonderful stay and we would highly recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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San Francisco, CA
4

Perfect Thanksgiving getaway

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Whispering Pines was perfect -- I loved sitting outside on the deck in the morning, watching and listening to the birds. The house is well-stocked, with everything we needed -- plenty of towels, kitchen wares, etc. The location is close to town but feels very private.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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La Crescenta, CA
5

Beautiful, secluded home

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is our second stay at Whispering Pines. Both times have been relaxing, quiet, and extremely enjoyable. The home is really lovely with lots of light, and it's in among the trees.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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san jose, CA
5

Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This house was all that we could have imagined for our vacation stay. Gorgeous views, well-equipped and well situated.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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