Location, location... beach views & access. Close proximity to the best of SLO.
About Jenifer Rhynes
I've lived in San Luis Obispo County since 2001 and have benefited from all the area has to offer. I've experience nearly all the trails both on foot and with my Icelandic horses. I retired from a 30+ year career with the YMCA as the CEO in 2013. Originally, I lived on a ranch in Atascadero and only recently moved onto the Cayucos property. I served as the President of a local Rotary Club after my retirement and remain a member today. I've been not only checking experiences off my bucket list such as a trip to Iceland and raising a service dog puppy but am fortunate to add to the list as well. A cross country trip via train is in the works for 2018. I have benefited from my own travels and the use of both timeshares and VRBO properties. I have enjoyed getting to know the owners of those properties, some of which have become friends. These experiences, coupled with my own grandmother's operation of a motel, inspired me to convert from "transition rental for relocating executives" to VRBO offerings. I am looking forward to making sure your experience is the best possible. In addition to the Vacation Rental efforts, I offer personal coaching to individuals and to groups. Annually, a retreat experience is offered to boost those efforts for those clients. The property offered a local venue for the short time-framed retreats. I consider myself a whole life coach with equal focus on inspired living, best business practices, healthy living both physically and mental as well as a solid foundation of self and other's awareness. Inspired living comes easily at the beach! Who can resist a walk on the beach. Stress reactions seem to melt away. With the help of the environment, we can quickly move to the maters of the mind. My love of animals benefits like minded guests who choose to travel with their dog as I trust your love included obedience and house training. I've fenced a small yard for your pets to enjoy alongside you.
Jenifer Rhynes purchased this House in 2013
Why Jenifer Rhynes chose Cayucos
When I was able to buy a rental property, I considered where else I might want to live. It doesn't get better than Cayucos: best weather of all the coastline in San Luis Obispo County, the most hours of sunshine, the most moderate temperature and the breeze is refreshing not challenging. The town of Cayucos is the last of the classic beach towns with friendly farmers and ranchers and a great stability in family life. At the time is was a hidden gem; recently discovered and promoted by Sunset Magazine. The property offered an existing Vacation Rental license which is hard to come by. Its unique design with a full family home of 1750+ square foot upstairs and a 600 square foot apartment downstairs created an ideal arrangement to "have my cake and eat it too". The beach access is fabulous either by crossing the street at the light or the locals route through the creek underpass at the end of the driveway. Since dogs and horses are allowed on the beach, it could not have been more perfect for my use. The abundance of parking was also appealing. The bus stop is just as easily accessed as I planned ahead for those years when driving was impractical. Located close to both Morro Bay and Cayucos meant my every need to could be met. The colleges insure that a culture of personal and professional growth was vibrant as well as enriching cultural experiences by both colleges. The property ideally provides access to some of the best experiences the County has to offer. Craft breweries and premier wine tasting experiences await just 10 miles west after the scenic Old Creek Road drive. A romantic beach horseback ride can be arranged at either Cayucos or Morro State Beaches. Surfing, wind-surfing, paddle boarding, hang-gliding are all just steps away as well as surf fishing. Whale watching and deep sea fishing is less than 5 miles away. State Parks, hiking trails, Hearst Castle, San Luis Obispo Farmers Market and so much more are all 25 miles or less.
What makes this House unique
The location was ideal for visitor who wanted equal access to some of the best features of the County. Festivals and music events are abundant throughout the County from Renaissance to Scarecrow, from Mozart to the Blues; . The area is a mecca for artists as well the accompanying abundance of galleries and art shows. Although a small zoo is a feature in the County (ideal for kids under 7 or those with less stamina) wildlife can be spotted from the deck of the house, in the tide-pools at the beach, soaring overhead (hawks, falcons and eagles), racing along the shoreline or grazing the hillsides. A trip to see the elephant seals North of San Simeon is a highlight for young and old. Crops are abundant from rows of grapes to rows of strawberries (most of the nations strawberries originate in South San Luis Obispo County and Santa Maria). Farm Stands dot the landscape featuring local citrus, avocados, heirloom tomatoes, honey, and a wide array of squash. "You pick" opportunities abound as you rediscover the "roots" of you food. Farm to table dining is a staple of the county as the mild climates provide for year round local sourcing. There are many articles and titles awarded the area from "blue zone" to "happiest towns in America". A google search of San Luis Obispo will reveal a breadth of information. Cayucos has enjoyed notoriety as well for the sense of "a throwback beach town" to the "down home 4th of July Parade and festivities". I'm happy to share my insights and experiences and at the same time provide the solitude you may be craving.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful place with everything you could ever need
Very clean and tastefully decorated. Great location with a short walk to the beach .
A True Gem
We had a great time here - there are so many experiences to have in such a short radius! We brought our K9 buds and there was a beach for them a mile away and a dog park a short walk away (to the right by the cemetery). We visited Cambria and downtown SLO and of course, Morro Bay. The house was well-stocked and very comfortable with a lot of space. And a wonderful view!!
Lovely Cayucos Home
The home is very clean, well-maintained and furnished nicely. The kitchen is well stocked. The yard is a wonderful space to hang out...with a nice hot tub! Jenifer is a great host - very informative, friendly and responsive! She also has also given the home a lot of nice added touches. It is only a five minute walk to the beach, which is long and dog friendly. So nice! The home is right off Hwy 1 which isn't ideal, but hey you can't have everything and it's not really a problem. I would definitely stay here again next time we make it to Cayucos!
We were in Cayucos for a family gathering and the rental could not have been more perfect for us. Plenty of space, my teenagers loved the pool table and we enjoyed having 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We were driving between several towns and this location was right in the middle. Could not have been better for us.
We came down to celebrate our son graduating from Cal Poly. Upon arrival there was a congratulations banner, bottle of wine, and a card for our graduate. I thought that was a very personal touch that we have not received staying at other VRBO's. The place was very clean and suited our needs perfectly.
Jennifer was fantastic to work with- she gave us a number of suggestions for wineries, dinner spots, and even the cheapest place to get gas. Overall, we had a great experience staying at this property.
A Wonderful Anniversary Get-Away
Thank you Jenifer for your wonderful home! We were so happy to find a place that included all the things we were looking for. A beautiful view of the ocean from both the deck or through windows, a hot tub and walking distance to the beach.
The comfy bed, 2 TVs, very quiet dishwasher, clothesline to dry your swimsuits and USB chargers by bedside tables were all a plus. When it wasn't raining we enjoyed the birds and flowers in the garden yard as we relaxed on the comfy swinging chairs.
The house is a nice 2 bedroom, we celebrated our anniversary without kids (a treat!) so only used the master bedroom and had plenty of space. We enjoyed the hot tub, tho not totally secluded as the neighbor's house is just over the fence and can hear their children if they are playing in the back yard. They are very friendly and only saw them once, so was not a problem for us.
Jenifer let us know she was going to be out of town during our stay, it was mostly fine as we enjoyed the privacy but then also she was not available to bring us some of the things we were missing from the kitchen. It was OK and we really enjoyed our vacation on the beach.
We did walk to the beach, both through the tunnel under the highway and the crosswalk, spent time both in Cayucos and Morro Bay and had a nice drive up the coast to Ragged point.
Thank you again!
Hearst Castle is an international traveler destination just 25 miles up the coast. The drive up Highway 1 is beautiful to Ragged Point and beyond to Big Sur and Monterey. If you plan to visit the aquarium in Monterey, best to plan an overnight; but otherwise you could make a leisurely round trip drive in a day.