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

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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. NOTE...We are starting construction at the end of 2017. We are adding a separate owners master suite over the garage that will be used occasionally by family and friends!

More Details

Property Manager
Greg and Cindy Pierce
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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 Cayucos

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.


Cayucos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No pets allowed furniture or bedding!
  • Pets may not be left alone inside or outside at any time!
  • All used sheets and towels to be put in bathtub upon check out!
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
  • 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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FULL OCEAN VIEW!!! Total remodel, 2.5 min. walk to beach, Wi-Fi, Dog friendly
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
Fort Worth, Texas

Beautiful home, fabulous vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this trip was perfect! Greg and Cindy have a beautiful home and it is obvious they have taken the time to make it cozy for visitors. My girlfriends and I loved having wine on the patio while painting ocean scapes and then by the fire pit to wind down our evening. The home is newly remodeled and absolutely gorgeous! Greg and Cindy were even thoughtful enough to leave a bottle of wine for us to enjoy.

We talked about making this an annual girls trip just to stay in Cayucos at Greg and Cindy's.

I can't wait to come back!!

Most sincerely,

Robbin Quillin

Fort Worth, Texas

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing makes us happier than hearing reviews like this! It is the ultimate compliment when our hard work is appreciated and one wants to return! It is pleasure communicating and helping guests find the hidden gems of the central coast. Can't wait for your return!
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Beautiful Sunsets from the Deck!

  • 5 of 5

Great "beachy" house with a lovely deck. Very comfortable beds. Close to everything, that is Morro Bay, Cambria, Harmony, etc. The house is nicely furnished and comfortable. The only negative issue I have is that the house is across the 101 freeway from the beach. It would have been nice to be able to walk across a street, not a highway, to the beach. The beach, however, is dog-friendly and wide open spaces. Thank you to Cindy & Greg for the thoughtfulness that went into your home for your guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your time at our beach house. Cayucos is the best kept secret on the central coast! With the 180 degree view of the ocean from the front living area and deck, it is pretty hard to beat! Highway 1 (which is lightly traveled) is easily crossed just a block away with ocean access in only 3 minutes and almost everyone crosses this way! If anyone would prefer a traffic light to cross, there is one just a half mile north. This is the only off-leach dog beach in the area and our Golden Retriever, Jocko lives for it!
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Perfect, perfect, perfect.......

  • 5 of 5

Location was convenient for our trips to several nearby cities and wine country. We spent 4 nights here and traveled to local wineries, coffee shops, restaurants, downtown shopping districts, beaches, state parks and sightseeing. 5 minutes from Morro Bay, 30 minutes to Paso Robles and 20 minutes to San Luis Obispo. Size of home was perfect for my bride, our 2 teenagers, and myself. It could sleep 6 as advertised but might work best for a family of 6 including kids - for 6 adults you may feel a little crowded. Was absolutely perfect and very, very comfortable for our family of 4. Recently remodeled with new cabinets, appliances, counters, flooring and paint. Main bath also has recently remodeled shower/tub. Second bath has shower stall. House is beautifully decorated and well stocked with everything you would need for your vacation except meals and personal items. Location has great views of the ocean and Morro Rock and bay and access to a great beach is just across the street. For location and amenities I would rate this home a 10 out of 10. For comfort I would rate a 9 out of 10 only because the wood flooring is quite squeaky. The house has tile floors in baths and laundry room but what I assume is a floating laminate wood floor everywhere else. The floor squeaks a lot and is quite loud which can be annoying for late sleepers or those mid-night potty breaks. Maybe some runner type rugs in the hallways would help with this only issue we experienced. We would for sure stay here again if available on our next trip to central California. There are many more places to visit nearby that we didn't have time for so we hope to be back soon.

The Schneider family.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't agree with you more! Cayucos is our little piece of paradise!!! We picked to buy in Cayucos for several reasons. It is the best location for weather on the central coast and it is close to multiple attractions. We have been coming to Cayucos for many years and we still haven't explored all the options it has to offer. To address the laminate flooring...In the past we have had a very expensive "surfboard" runner rug in the hall. Let's just say it is no longer there. The day I received you review, I ordered a new runner for the hall...done! With the new runner and shutting the door that separates the bedrooms from the great room, for those who sleep in and take naps, it will be very quite. It is guests like you who help us improve the experience at Pierce's Beach Cottage "A Shore Thing".
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Awesome Doggie Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Greg and Cindy for allowing us to rent your gorgeous beach house. We had such a good time seeing Otters, Seals, Elephant Seals and even saw a pod of Whales feeding up in Ragged Point on their way back to Alaska (that was such an unexpected treat). We enjoyed having all of our meals on the front porch deck because of the awesome view of the ocean. Everyday we went on a new adventure but couldn't wait to get back to the beach house to relax and enjoy that amazing view. We are already making plans on coming back next year for a longer period of time. Thanks again for having us. Jill, Sharon, Stinkpot, Baxter and Layla

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed staying at our beach cottage! There are so many surrounding areas to explore in SLO county. It is the 2nd largest wine region in California with over 200 wineries! We can't wait to retire there just so we can explore more of the area and we have been coming for more than 40 years!!!
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Loved the house!

  • 4 of 5

Really cute property.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure working with good communicators. Glad we were able to assist you with your needs!
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A Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Cayucos is a classic California beach town. We took the dogs for a walk on the off leash beach daily. View & sunsets were great. We absolutely enjoyed our 2 week stay at the beach cottage.

It is fully equipped & well thought out for a family to stay a week or more. The remodel is beautiful and the beachy decor is fun. We really enjoyed the proximity to Morro and some great restaurants. We also highly recommend the zip lining at Santa Margarita Ranch over the vineyard. We have a great time and would go back and recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice compliments! Cayucos is "the" classic California beach town but we try to keep that on the lowdown. We feel very fortunate to have found our little piece of paradise and love sharing it with others.
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

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


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.