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FULL OCEAN VIEW!!! Total remodel, 2.5 min. walk to beach, WiFi, Dog friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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, gas grill 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, walk in 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. A 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 added a separate guest home over the garage completed in 2018, 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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, bath and kitchen 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
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 , New enlarged tiled shower with glass door in 2018!
  • There are 2 bathrooms. One full bathroom has tub/shower combo, 2 sinks, storage cabinets, eco friendly toilet & heater. One 3/4 bathroom with large tiled walk-in shower and eco friendly toilet & heater.
  • 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 and three various size wetsuits 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, WiFi, Dog friendly
average rating of 4.86 based on 50 reviews

An Amazing Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Greg and Cindy have done an amazing job with their beach house. The home is immaculate and very comfortable to stay in. We had a great time for the week that we stayed there and plan to spend next year's summer vacation there again. Highly recommend! Thanks again Greg and Cindy.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! Thank you!!! We read our guestbook after your stay and we were ecstatic to read that this was by far your favorite home in Cayucos as you have been vacationing here since you were a child! We are thrilled to have you back again next summer!
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Great location, clean and nice!

  • 5 of 5

Really had a nice time here. Great spot would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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False Advertising - 2.5 minute walk, dog-friendly

  • 2 of 5

This home was a disappointment. Please note this full ocean view home's first line of sight is busy Highway 1. The description advertises a 2.5 minute walk to the beach. We couldn't figure out how to walk to the beach in 2.5 minutes other than to run out the door, jaywalk across Hwy 1, and then run through the beachfront community to find a public beach entrance. I wouldn't risk my kid's lives with jaywalking across Hwy 1. It's also not a dog-friendly home because the owner requests you to never leave your dog unattended and will charge an additional cleaning fee even if there are no remnants of waste in the enclosed backyard. Lastly, there was a lack of privacy. Our first full day at this home when we were full of hope and excitement to enjoy this beach house, two workman set-up camp just outside in the driveway, a direct view into the kitchen where were eating and playing Monopoly, to fix something in the owner's unit above where were staying. We shared what was supposed to be a family bonding experience with a view of repairmen. What was most offensive, was the owner's making an excuse to come check-up on us by delivering a ziplock bag of Tide pods when the house already came with them. It's odd renting a house with the owner's directly above you and you can hear their every move from below. On a positive note, the house was beautifully decorated with a beach theme, outfitted with dish soap/laundry soap, nice comfortable beds and bedding, a great location one exit away from downtown Cayucos and close enough to Morro Bay. The owner's try very hard for renter's to be comfortable, however, they need to change a few things such as the false advertising, remove dog-friendly from the description and the 2.5 min walk, and give renter's you don't know some privacy.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were not surprised by this review and it's exaggeration. It is very unfortunate that our contract and house rules were not read by this young couple before it was signed, specifically pet care, the description of our home nor looked at the map and pictures of the home's proximity to Hwy 1. We can understand not wanting to walk their 2 toddlers across Highway one, as we would likely have taken them in the car to the crosswalk and light at Old Creek Road just to the north. Our 2.5 minute walk is an approximation to walk 1 block south (Cheney Ave), Iacross Highway 1 to the beach access sign to the south 1 house. The majority of our neighborhood uses this access daily. If our contract and house rules had been read, this would not have been a home they would have rented. Their poor dog was left all day long on several occasions and runny poop was left to harden in the sun which required power washing to remove. Regarding our workman...the renter was asked by our contractor if they like them to come at a more convenient time when they were not there and they said it was not a problem for them to be there. Regarding the soap pods as being a reason to check on them is silly. We were trying to be thoughtful, thinking they probably would need more detergent if they were going to wash any clothes because the container we provide was almost empty. Our guest house is above the garage and carport, not above the bottom floor and does not share ceilings or walls and is raised three feet to omit any sound, designed by our architect. Aside from these renters, everyone as mentioned that they don't know that we are even here. In finality, the animosity that ozzes from the words used by these renters, was never apparent during their stay, but came about only after we charge them $60 for power washing feces and urine on the backyard pavers plus washing several rugs that were urinated on in the interior. Btw, this was only the second time in over three years that we had to charge for additional services. Our goal at Pierce's Beach Cottage " A Shore Thing", is for our guests to a have comfortable, clean, fun and happy stay with privacy and our repeat guests and reviews prove that! After all, that is what you are paying for!!!
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Cayucos could not have been better! This charming cottage is obviously loved by it's owners! Their attention to detail made our stay amazing! The kitchen was furnished with such a variety of pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glassware, spices...I felt like I was home. But when I went into the bathroom and saw not only a hair dryer but also a magnifying mirror I knew it just doesn't get any better than this!!! Then we went out back and saw the fire pit filled with wood for our fire! Such pampering!!!

In addition to lounging on the beautiful front porch with our morning coffee we also enjoyed hiking in Los Osos, shopping in Harmony and a beautiful dinner at the Cass House in "downtown" Cayucos. Everything was perfect for our two couples! We will definitely be coming back! Thank you so much Greg and Cindy!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. You are right...we do love our beach house and we are so happy to share it with others! We try very hard to think of what could make our guests stay better and it makes us very happy to know it is appreciated. It is also very much appreciated to have guests that communicate with us so well, that we can help make your stay even better! We look forward to having you back soon!!!
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Great little house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay there. We were able to visit SLO, Morro Bay, Cambria, Hearst Castle, and Paso Robles during our week long stay.

I can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that we were able to accommodate you and rearrange your stay dates at the last minute so you could still make your interview for your very impressive new job. We will keep our fingers crossed that you got it! Looking forward to having you back soon!!!
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Cal Poly Grad week

  • 5 of 5

Great time at the beach and all surrounding areas. House is very clean and comfortable with easy access to Cal Poly. Super week!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a wonderful week celebrating your Cal Poly graduate. Nothing gives us more pleasure than to hear that our guests find our home comfortable! We love our location on the central coast. SO many things to do in the area or just kick back on the deck to take in the view! Wishing your son a fabulous future!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150


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.

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