About the property
- Cottage980 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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!
Greg and Cindy Pierce
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful Cottage with amazing view and everything you need for a wonderful stay!
Loved this cottage in between Cayucus and Morro Bay! Great location, amazing views, beautifully decorated and wonderful hosts! Had everything we needed (loved the kitchen and even decided to stay in and cook because of it). Beds were so comfy (key for me), front deck had a great view of the ocean and the back patio had a fire pit (that we didn’t have time to use). Cindy was a great host and answered our questions quickly and pleasantly. Will definitely stay here again!
P.S. have to mention again just how beautifully decorated the cottage is and we felt so comfortable in it!!
Nothing makes us happier to hear reviews like this! We want to make our guests very comfortable and let them enjoy this beautiful location on the central coast. Cayucos is the last, old time, small "Beach" town in California. We are extremely grateful to have a little piece of it! We look forward to having back soon!!!
Gorgeous home, superior location.
What a great week! An Cindy was the model hostess based on her action in addressing some construction that was occurring on the property. The home is extremely comfortable, and unlike many "rentals" it's stocked to the brim with essentials for those who enjoy dining "in". The walk to the beach literally takes 3 minutes, and we were there at least twice per day. We have to go back so my wife can parasail!!! Thanks for the great time :)
I wouldn't have it any other way! My guests are the utmost importance to me! We continue to find ways to make our guests have the best experience possible and it is always a pleasure having guest like you and Jennifer to help make your stay as pleasurable as possible! We look forward to having you back!!!
Everything was absolutely beyond our expectations! The views were amazing from this cute and very comfortable beach house. So many amenities to mention them all! Cindy and Greg were very accommodating and answered all our questions immediately. We definately will be returning to Pierce's Beach Cottage!
Beautiful Sunsets from the Deck!
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.
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!
Perfect, perfect, perfect.......
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.
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".
Awesome Doggie Vacation
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
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!!!
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
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PET FEES ARE $25.00 PER DAY, TWO DOG MAXIMUM...IF ALL PETS ARE NOT INCLUDED ON CONTRACT, YOU FORFEIT YOUR FULL DAMAGE DEPOSIT! DURING PEAK SEASON less than a week would be under consideration. TRAVEL INSURANCE can be provided through CSA Travel Protection @ 800-349-8670, a HomeAway affiliate. UNTIL RESERVATION CONFIRMED, DATES AND RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.