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FULL OCEAN VIEW!!! Total remodel, 2.5 min. walk to beach, Wi-Fi, Pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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About the property

Beautiful, Newly Completed Inside and Out, Enclosed Glass Porch, Fire Pit, Grill

The "Beach Cottage” is located just 2 blocks from the Morro Strand State Beach, a five mile uninterrupted expanse of sand and waves. As you drink coffee in the morning, you can sit at the breakfast nook or on the glass enclosed front deck and watch the waves break with Morro Rock to the South and all of Estero Bay to the western horizon. One can actually see 50 miles of coast; south of Montana De Oro (Point Bishon) and north to Estero Point (north of the abalone farm). At the south end of Cayucos on Ocean Blvd, you are surrounded by headland hills and blue water. Most days you will see local professionals soaring off the tops in their para-gliders, right behind the house, landing on the flat in front of the beach…cool!

The house has been totally remodeled. Walls have been removed and sight lines were considered so that you have views from everywhere in the great room. The deck has comfortable chairs, a table for dining, and a 10’ umbrella for sun protection. The kitchen has a suite of Samsung stainless appliances, quartz countertops throughout, and instant hot water for tea or hot chocolate for those cool, windy afternoons and filtered cold water. The great room offers comfortable seating for conversation or making use of the 50” flat screen Smart TV; Premium Channels package, and sound system. The full bath has top of the line hardware, tub/shower option, water saver loo, and double sinks; storage for your personal beach towels, can be stacked in the ample storage closet. The 3/4 bath also has water saver loo, shower, and sink with storage beneath. The Guest bedroom has a queen bed and is tastefully decorated with a 47" flat screen Smart TV. The Master bedroom has a Cal-King, high boy dresser, and also a 47” flat screen Smart TV.

The back yard has a quiet setting with a water fountain, succulent garden, and a fire pit for those roasted marshmallows and Smores. Gas and charcoal grills are also available . A new storage shed is available for larger toys like surfboards, bikes, or things that DO NOT GO IN THE HOUSE! The backyard is enclosed and lockable. There is no garage privilege. Owners store rental paraphernalia there.

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Property Manager
Greg and Cindy Pierce
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Greg and Cindy Pierce

Cindy and I grew up in the Central Valley of California and always loved the surf, boarding and fishing. After owning rental homes in Fresno, our home town, we decided to get into the Central Coast housing market with a full time rental in Los Osos in 2000, thinking that it was where we would like to retire, eventually. Fourteen years later, as we closed in on retirement, we were able to trade rentals when we found the Cayucos house. With a vision in our minds and countless hours of watching DIY shows, we hired an architect and a contractor to make our dream reality. In the last month, as we finished our work, we’ve had 4 generations of family spend time with us and, as you can imagine, loved the experience. Alas, we must rent the property to complete the 1031 Tax Exchange rules, followed by a full time residence. We can hardly wait.

Greg and Cindy Pierce purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Greg and Cindy Pierce chose Central Coast

We never thought we could find a home with proximity to the ocean, views, and requirements of 2bd, 2ba, inside laundry, and a garage that was affordable. We just got lucky. When discussing a mobil home with our good friend and realtor, Jeff Blanchard, he asked us what we really wanted and he said, “There is a house…” and we came immediately to check it out. In less than 10 minutes, Cindy was ready for an offer and I said, “Hell yah!!” The financing was a bit complicated, but, long story short, we have been able to remodel the ocean home of our dreams. The house is centrally located on the Morro Strand beach and within short driving distance of many coastal attractions. We hope to move to the cottage in the future, but, for now, we will share it with a few “Ocean lovers.”

What makes this cottage unique

Without doubt, the view, the closeness to the ocean, and the comfort of the home are its unique qualities. The family throws their toys and towels into the wagon and we walk to the beach. Within 3 minutes, we are in sand, shoes off, wind in our face, waves crashing at our feet. Kids are digging in the sand, surfers are working the waves and couples are walking their dogs for miles. Nice place to be!

Aside from beach life, there are a multitude of other activities. World renown wine country with more than 70 wineries to visit and taste. Gather friends and let someone else do the driving. Sightseeing up and down the coast: Hearst Castle, sea lion rookery, Montana De Oro, Big Sur, Artist Colony at Harmony, fine dining in towns up and down the coast, and last but not least, you could simply put your feet up, read a book and relax... the Pacific Ocean stretching for as far as you can see.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

FULL OCEAN VIEW!!! Total remodel, 2.5 min. walk to beach, Wi-Fi, Pet friendly
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Fun at the beach

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing beach house. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of each and every room and all the amenities that were included. This is such a great location, not only for "the beach scene" but a short drive to other interesting places such as Cambria, Hearst's Castle and the mission in San Luis Obispo. There is definitely something for everyone. But, it was nice just to sit and relax at Pierce's cottage. We did not have to drive anywhere to see the most gorgeous sunset. We sat on the front deck and watched in awe!!! Thank you Greg and Cindy for giving us and others a

chance to experience such a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Cayucos is a classic surf town on the Central Coast only a few know about. It is our little piece of Paradise! There are many more things to do if you choose. And all within 30 minutes or less! Paso Robles Wine Country is the second largest wine producing area in California with over 200 wineries!. Montana De Oro State Park is 15 minutes away with multiple trails and beautiful scenery. There are several missions in the area, multiple golf courses. You can go horseback riding on the beach. The list goes on and on! We want to make "A Shore Thing" as comfortable as possible for our guests and we are so glad you took advantage that. With the 180 degree view of the ocean it certainly will lower you blood pressure!
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Castle Rock, CO.

Great Location and Features

  • 4 of 5

This is a fun little house with a great view from the front porch for breakfast and dinner, and a quick drive up to the Paso Robles wine country. The beaches nearby are perfect for strolling and the location right in between the towns of Cayucos and Morro Bay gave us plenty of options for food. We did not walk to the beach as we had our kids with us, and it does require you to cross Hwy 1, but it was still an easy hop in the car trek to various entries of the beach. Please note that the damage deposit is used as additional cleaning fee as determined by the owner. I've not seen this done in other vrbo rentals since we did pay $150 cleaning fee and didn't realize this until after our stay. We were charged an additional $50 to clean extra set of sheets that we did not use, and to take a couple boxes we left in the house (since it was raining when we left) out to the garbage cans. We have never had any other vrbo tell us we didn't leave their house in good condition. Thankfully with gracious owners we worked through the difference, and the owners were willing to right the situation with us as they said they've never charged anyone extra either. I think this is important to note that the owners are willing to keep their customers happy, and we greatly appreciate customer service that works through an issue.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to have resolved this issue because are guests are of utmost importance to us. We were also surprised to be charged by our housecleaning service that we have employed for a year and a half. They had never charged us for extra cleaning. In our contract and in a framed "Notice To Our Guests" on the property, it states specifically that a fee will be charged and taken from the damage deposit if trash is not disposed of properly. Unfortunately, there was a difference of opinion with the number of boxes and extra cleaning. Keeping our guests happy and our property well maintained is our goal!
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San Jose, ca.

Fun at the beach

  • 5 of 5

While inland real estate was suffering through triple digit temperatures we were enjoying the beach in the 60's and 70's. Beautiful completely made over 2 bedroom beach house with not one, but 3 big TV's throughout the house. With a beach in front and Hearst Castle to the North and Morro Bay to the South this is the place to be.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: TV Heaven! We wanted to make each room equipped with a smart tv for those who choose to use that feature. Glad you enjoyed them! We love Cayucos too. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you return soon!
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Fantastic week!

  • 5 of 5

My girls and I drove from Texas to stay at "A Shore Thing" and were delighted when we saw the house! It was adorable and immaculate! Even had a bottle of wine waiting for us! It only took a few minutes to walk to the beach where we collected probably a thousand sand dollars...most survived the drive home and are now a fun souvenir of our trip. We love the central location of the home...Avila, San Luis, the Brown Butter Cookie Company, Sea Shanty and Zorro's are all nearby. I'm getting hungry again, just thinking about the Sea Shsnty. We even caught a drive in movie! But back to the house. It was really perfect for us. The kitchen was well stocked if you want to cook, there is a grill if you want stripes on your meat, and the fire pit out back was great for making s'mores. We will definitely be back to sit on the front deck again and hopefully be lucky enough to see some more whales! It's a beautiful, welcoming place, and we were all sorry to leave at the end of our week.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I work very closely with our cleaning service to make sure the house is kept in good working order and to make sure it is kept very clean for our guests. We love that you and your family made some wonderful memories here. That is our ultimate goal! We look forward to you returning to "A Shore Thing!"
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Nicely settled almost exactly 1/2 way between Cayucos and Morro Bay. It's a very nice walk to (hour or so) to downtown Cayucos and Morro Rock. It was a great walk in the morning to see the Otters playing in the kelp near Morro Rock. The beach is across RT1 but it's very close and we had no problems crossing at all times of the day.

The house was very relaxing and well maintained the Front Porch was great for the day time and it's nice to retreat to the back yard and fire pit in the evening when it's gets a little colder. The beds were very comfortable. We brought our dogs and they loved walking over and roaming the beach as well as social events at the Dog Beach nearby.

We had a wonderful time and it was very relaxing. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home for a short time.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott! So glad you had a great time at our beach cottage. We love our location too and feel very grateful that we found ths little piece of paradise. We have been watching whales all week and they have been putting on a great show for us. This morning we went to the beach with our family and our dog, Jocko and we watch him play with several dogs romping in the water and saw a couple riding horses along the shoreline. It doesn't get much better than this!!!
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Paradise in 3 1/2 hours!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Cindy and Greg Pierce's home, A Shore Thing, the week before Memorial Day. This was our first experience on the central coast and we had previously never ventured further south than Carmel. All I can say is WOW! We have been missing out! We were instantly in love with the coastline and towns we were able to visit during the days, as well as the home itself. They have done an amazing job of remodeling it with the very top of the line furniture and fixtures. It was simply amazing and so well decorated, comfortable and clean. We had planned on dining out for the majority of the week, but ended up cooking there for dinners the entire time as we enjoyed the view and amenities so much. The biggest bonus was that we were able to bring our two Pomeranians. The house was perfect for them, with a secure back yard, and just about all of the restaurants and shops we did go to during the day were dog friendly. Greg and Cindy were very helpful and even left us a bottle of red wine along with ideas of where to visit and eat. This was by far the most relaxing vacation we have had and we hope to be able to rent from them again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. We would be very happy to have you return to "A Shore Thing!"
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Luis Obispo,Ca, USA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cayucos Saloon
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Multiple courses in the area,
Nearest Train
17 Miles
San Luis Obispo. AmTrak Pacific
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many great eateries in Cayucos, Morro Bay, SLO
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Morro Strand Beach, from the rock to Cayucos pier
Car: necessary

Aside from the easy beach access and its related activities, sight seeing is a favorite of ours. The Central Coast provides a jumping off place for the hidden wonders of Highway One. Driving north, you have mostly ocean views from Cayucos to Hearst Castle to Big Sur to Carmel and return on HWY 101. Described by Sunset Magazine as one of the most beautiful roads in the world. A long day trip, for sure, but something you'll never forget.

Secondly, the Wine Scene in the Central Coast Region is building a reputation for world class libation. Just wandering around the green hills off of HYW 46, near the artistic colony of Harmony, population 23, to Paso Robles gives you more than 70 wineries that have been reviewed with high praise the world over. Gather friends and let someone else do the driving; music and food is available at many of the venues.


Rates & Availability

Cayucos Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off peak pricing
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off peak pricing
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak pricing
May 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late peak pricing
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175
Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%


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Cayucos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms. One full bathroom has tub/shower combo, 2 sinks, storage cabinets, eco friendly toilet, heater. One 3/4 bathroom with shower and eco friendly toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Cal King, Highboy Dresser, 47" flat screen, slider to back
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Tastefully appointed with side tables, 47" flat screen tv
  • Port-A-Crib available in 2nd bedroom closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A cleaning fee is additional and if you would like housekeeping during your stay, it is available upon your request.

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