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Cambria Ocean View Tudor on Forested Preserve

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Cambria House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Seaview on Burton: 'Step Into the Forest' This Tudor style home sits above a Monterey pine forest sweeping a half mile down to the ocean, one of the few vacation homes in the area which borders a forest preserve. The quaint seaside village of Cambria is a leisurely five minute drive from the property.

You are within seconds of scenic walking trails through pine-forested Strawberry Canyon,' which lies directly behind the property. The beach is an easy 15-minute walk through the woods and along quiet residential streets. You can pick through the tide pools at nearby Lampton Cliffs park, or walk along the boardwalk bluff trail or on the miles of forest and marine terrace paths of the stunningly beautiful public Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

For more information, please contact me.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
James Kelty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About James Kelty

As writer and documentary filmmaker working in many areas of California, I moved with my family from Los Angeles to this spectacular part of the Central Coast in 1988, both as an inspirational retreat and a place with easy access to other areas of the Golden State.

James Kelty purchased this house in 2000

Why James Kelty chose Central Coast

We love back country hiking and mountain biking, particular in Big Sur, for which Cambria is the southern gateway, as well as kayaking in San Simeon Cove. The area is also rich in history, which is my area of expertise as a writer/producer, so that made it an equally good fit. Cultural and environmental attractions include Hearst Castle and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. I work with both of these organizations on interpretive media projects.

What makes this house unique

My hope is that guests coming to this special house bordering the forest and the ocean will leave feeling refreshed and inspired.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We had a wonderful and relaxing stay. Just what we needed! We saw 5 deer on our walk thru Strawberry Canyon – lovely!
Oct 2006
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Cambria Ocean View Tudor on Forested Preserve
average rating of 4.7540984 based on 72 reviews
Moorpark CA
5

PERFECT WEEKEND!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks James..Everything was great. We had three couples for the weekend. The house was even better than than the photos. We went wine tasting and the location was ideal. The bedrooms and beds were very comfortable and large. The ocean views from the balconies were to die for! Kitchen well equipped and had everything we needed. Went for early morning walks, such a beautiful environment... Watch out for the wild turkey down the street. Cannot wait to visit again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego
5

Seaview on Burton

  • 5 of 5

It was our first stay at this lovely place and we hoped not the last one.

It was actually our first stay at a private residence and we especially appreciate the attention to detail by owner-managers like Seaview's as opposed to the agency type home rentals or hotel stay.

View of the ocean, the sound of ocean - great!!

Thank you Jim

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Renter beware. Read our story first

  • 1 of 5

Due to an experience that can only be described as traumatizing, we left this property the first night and drove 3.5 hours back home. We’d like others to be aware of items not mentioned on the website. Our hope is that no one has to go through what we did.

• There is another level to this property. The owner calls the under level. Photos are not displayed on the website nor is it described.

• There is a passageway beneath the stairs inside the house that provides access from under level of house to rental space. It is not labeled. We would have NEVER rented this place if we were made aware there was a secret passageway beneath the stairs that gives access to a lower level of the house where the owner might be.

• This passageway is NOT and can NOT be secured from inside the house where we were. Whoever is below can access the rental space through this passageway.

• We were unaware of this other level of the house and heard noises coming from below where we were staying.

• We both heard what sounded like someone trying to come through the passageway door beneath the stairs into the house. This person did NOT announce themselves at any time. Only when I yelled multiple times did they stop trying to access the house. FRIGHTENING!!!

• We were absolutely scared for our safety, grabbed our belongings and drove 3.5 hours back home.

• The rental agreement provided when you arrive states only the owner can come and go to the third level at any time. BUT the owner stated the person we heard was women who does his office work. So he confirmed we heard someone. Why then did she have access? How was she able to maneuver outside during a pitch black night? Where was her car? Why didn’t she announce herself? Why was she trying to access the rental space from the passageway?

• A call was made to the owner within 10 minutes. He returned our call the next morning.

• There is a video camera in the garage and one on the outside of the house. We weren’t there long enough to note if there were others.

The owner did offer apologies and provided a refund. Neither of which can make up for what ends up being a ruined trip and both of us being gun shy about renting again. We are hopeful that this under level of the house and passageway are clearly explained for future renters so that they don’t have to go through what we did. READ the agreement very carefully. We’ve never read anything quite like it in all of our rental experiences.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, please. Is this a review or an entry in the "dark and stormy night" novel contest? We have no secret passages nor 'things that go bump in the night.' A regrettable but honest mistake by our office manager, who failed to secure the heavy lock separating our basement floor business office before arrival of these tenants,has been hugely blown out of proportion. Nevertheless, an immediate apology and refund in full were issued, giving this party ample opportunity to book any of the numerous local inns of our destination seacoast town... versus an hysterical multi-hour drive home. As for the concern about access, all access to guest quarters is secured by locks, including a deadbolt on the guest side of the security door separating the house from the office. We maintain an onsite office for flood/fire-watch purposes since the house sits on a forested preserve; other reviews, mentioning the highly appreciated woods-ocean view, will bear this out. We also have 2 exterior-only video cameras in plain view to comply with local ordinances limiting the number of parked cars per residence; this monitoring has also been necessary on occasion to check if the amount of people booked in has been accurately reported. We take pride in doing business with honesty and integrity, and take great pleasure in the positive response of the overwhelming majority of our guests.
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for solitude, very cool house! This ties for 1st place with other properties we have rented. Awesome for a more intimate get away, the view is better than the pictures portray. Very private and quiet setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were great guests, and we'll happily accept their "better than advertised" review. (We sort of agree.)
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5

Perfect for Girls' Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and charming home. James, the owner, did an excellent job communicating with me regarding check-in, specific driving instructions and answering any questions. The house was spotless and welcoming. with a spectacular view of the ocean. There is a perfect hiking trail behind the house and 2 balconies that allow, with a clear sky, the most beautiful view of the Milky Way along with a telescope!

You won't be disappointed with this close to town property.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene Property

  • 5 of 5

Being able to stay in a private home for our 3 day anniversary trip was a blessing. But to also have a gorgeous view & such a peaceful environment made our stay perfect and memorable. Each night we sat on the back deck I was amazed at how quiet and peaceful it was, with nothing but the rolling surf and chirping birds to hear. I even heard seals barking one night. The lovely part of this home is that just because it got dark and you had to leave the beach, you don't feel cut off from the beautiful nature in this area. Being in the house was just an extension of enjoying the water and the forest.

There are plenty of other homes around, but you can't tell while inside and on the decks. There are no neighbors on one side and on the other side there are so many trees between the houses you can't see the neighbors house at all...whether upstairs or downstairs. The seclusion & privacy was romantic and special. And to have the beautiful view not only when in the kitchen and dining area, but upstairs in the master bedroom as well made the entire house a joy. This property is a great value as a rental. I had checked into some of the local hotels and we could have paid more for far less.

Mr. Kelty was very accommodating when I contacted him about a last minute trip. We booked just 3 days or so before our arrival & I appreciated him booking us on such short notice.

We had no problem getting there using the directions provided, nor with checking in and getting settled. It was all a breeze.

The kitchen is pretty well stocked. Even though everything wasn't there, I was able to make due just fine with what was there. (a pair of tongs & maybe a few mixing bowls would be a good addition for the kitchen!) As far as pantry staples, it's a bit of a guess. There were a few things that were helpful....olive oil & salt, but no pepper & a bit of old basil was the only seasoning. I would just suggest bringing what you want to cook with. I don't think that's really part of the deal.....if it's there than it's there, but if not...oh well!

The bed was pretty comfortable. Each person has a different preference, but for me a nice feather bed topper would have made this bed perfect, but it was fine as is.

Cambria has water issues. I'm from CA so I'm used to it, but I think it's worse in this area. So be ready anywhere you stay here to be asked to sacrifice a bit on towels & such.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's extremely gratifying to host people who enjoy this setting, and to get responses like this.
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Luis Obispo (SBP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Paso Robles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
California Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lampton Cliffs Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hearst Castle
Nearest Point of Interest
Strawberry Canyon Forest Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Coastal Discovery Center, Monterey Bay Sanctuary
Nearest Point of Interest
Elephant Seal Colony
Nearest Point of Interest
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
Car: necessary

On California's Central Coast 6 miles from Hearst Castle, with spectacular natural beauty, unique wildlife, Gourmet Restaurants, Wine Tasting, Art Galleries, Gift Shops, Camping & Retreats. Cambria is home to artists and craftspeople; the coast is inhabited by a large elephant seal population. Ocean kayaking, surfing, windsurfing and parasailing are popular activities.

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Rates & Availability

Cambria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Amenities

Cambria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1) Full standard queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Motorcycles are not permitted on property.

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