Cute Cambria Cottage!-Ocean View

SunsetNicely updated kitchen, Keurig and a 10 cup coffeemaker, and assorted essentialsDownstairs open living/dining area with new hardwood flooringSeveral windows in living area to enjoy the view!Downstairs open kitchen/living/dining area and spiral staircaseDownstairs Queen BedDownstairs Queen bed and Closetsupstairs bedroom with full bed and view!upstairs loft area with daybedBathroom showerView!Private garden walkway to cottage Enclosed deck area, BBQ, tables, chairs.We are dog friendly!Great off leash dog beach 20 minutes south!Elephant seals 20 minutes north!
“ Excellent ”
72 Reviews
5676 Sunbury Ave, Cambria, CA 93428


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Guesthouse
Per night: $135
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Cambria vacation guesthouse rental
Charming, spacious and newly updated,1100 sq.ft. Cape Cod style 2 story quest cottage. Enter into the large, open living area with new hardwood floors and several windows to enjoy the view. The full kitchen has been updated with gorgeous Blue Pearl granite, plus new stainless sink and faucet. The refreshed 3/4 bath now has a larger shower, neutral tiles and new vanity. Upstairs there is a bedroom and loft. Great ocean views from bedroom, living area, and deck. Quaint beachy/casual decor, 1 bed downstairs, spiral staircase to upstairs loft with daybed, and full in bedroom. Flat screen tv/dvd combo with and a variety of DVDs to enjoy, fireplace and free WiFi. Cottage is separate from main home by nice, enclosed deck area with gas BBQ, and ample seating for a outdoor meal, or to enjoy the view. A private walkway leads up to the cottage, w/o stairs, and is wheelchair accessible and convenient for wheeled suitcases. Off street parking in a large driveway, as well. We are dog friendly too! Perfect for a week or weekend getaway!
Area Information
A short walk to town and to the boardwalk of Moonstone Beach. Located in the "Happy Hill" section of Cambria-right above the West Village. Neighborhood is peaceful with various wildlife and sounds of the ocean. Close to shopping, antiques, wine tasting, restaurants, Hearst Castle, etc.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2015 $135 - - - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: Nightly rate varies from $135-$145 for 2, $15 extra per person, cleaning included. Small pet fee (dog ok-please inquire) Rates may vary according to # of guests, holidays/summer season, and length of stay. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • View (City Lights)
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (20 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (20 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (20 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (3 miles)
  • Bowling
    (25 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (4 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (10 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (20 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
DVDS, books, puzzles and games.

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Cambria, California

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Bea Rosenthal

Folsom, Ca

Soothing and comfortable

We loved our weeks stay at this cute hideaway. Central to all the action, but quite. Wonderful views and you can even hear the soothing waves at the shore. We hope to visit again soon

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

So glad you had a nice time~hope to see you again soon!

Janine Pennell

Canyon Lake, Ca.

Cambria Cottage - perfect!

My husband and I came with my sister and her husband. We enjoyed everything about this cottage. Windows all around gave it an open feeling like you are in a tree house. Very very clean, all current appliances if you want to cook in, and very nice BBQ. The only down part of it was there is only one bathroom and one bed is in the living area, but being family we had no problems with this. For a family with children it is perfect!! The owner is very prompt in e-mailing back to you if you have a question and she even e-mailed us that day after we left and I had the message waiting for me when I got home. We walked into town several times and you can also walk to the beach. We loved it so much, we plan on going again!!

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Thanks for your great review! The floor plan of our downstairs area is set up like a large, open studio, with a separate loft and bedroom up the spiral staircase. It is suitable for 2 people, a family of 3/4, or 2 couples, as well. Looking forward to your return visit :o)

Kelly Larson

South Salt Lake, UT USA

Beautiful, Clean rental

This was SO much better than getting a hotel. I've never rented a place before and I can't believe I waited this long. Karen is fantastic and when people say she's not intrusive, it's just not quite accurate enough. She's like a ninja. You don't even know she's there. The cottage is beautifully setup, very relaxing, and so clean! Had I not known that there had been dogs there with visitors many times in the past by reading reviews, I wouldn't have know at all. I highly recommend not only this cottage, but Cambria itself is great. So much quieter and relaxing than going to the more visited areas closer to Santa Barbara or Monterey. I can hardly wait to start planning my next visit.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much for being great guests and for your kind words about our place~we look forward to seeing you again!

Sarah R Weber

Ontario, CA USA

Cambria Cottage Review

The cottage was beautiful with lofts of room and great views.It was well stocked with about anything people might need. The location was quiet and convenient to everyplace we wanted to go. The owner was friendly, helpful and arranged such good privacy that we felt like we were in our own home. We are looking forward to staying there again and are recommending it to people we know.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

It was a pleasure to have you all stay at our cottage~Thanks for your great review and looking forward to your return visit!

Cathy Romo

Auburn, CA


To our delight, as we drove up to a beautiful home was a separate unit above a three car garage. I first notice upkeep was immaculate as we were greeted by our host and instructed to walk to right of driveway. Again I was amazed by the gentle sloping walkway as there were no stairs. Great asset if disabled. Before entering the cottage we were introduced to a magnificent view treetops to ocean. A comfortable deck supplied by very comfortable chairs and private setting. No ending to the amenities as we entered our getaway and were very pleased to see the interior. An open floor plan with granite kitchen counters and stocked with refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, all in excellent condition. If you wanted to cook while on vacation you certainly could, as we looked further, a cupboard included spices and many other delights. The open floor plan was tastefully decorated and was with table & four chairs, a reading area, sofa, papa san chair, and queen bed. Bathroom had a large titled shower and was very clean, again decorated with ocean shores in mind. there were only two of us but through curiosity a spiral staircase lead me upstairs to first room with daybed and desk. Very cute! I continued through to another bedroom with bed, but not certain of size, could be full or queen. The entire décor was with beach theme in mind. My husband, myself and our two small poodles felt very comfortable with our stay and would definitely recommend to all our friends. Thank Your Earl and Karen for sharing your beautiful home.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Many thanks to the Romos for being nice guests, leaving our place super clean, and for your great review!

Bren Costello Flowers

Fresno, CA


from beginning to end. Beautiful cottage and grounds. The downside? Leaving.....

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Flowers Family~A pleasure to have you all as guests, and so glad everyone had a great time!

Cheri Duffy

Modesto, CA USA

Quaint Cabria Cottage

Well decorated, with full kitchen, and outstanding amenities. Gracious owners who allow for privacy and then even provide exceptional comfort for our dog. Located just above Main St. Cambria overlooking the ocean, this is a real find. Would recommend this to anyone who appreciates comfort, convenience and privacy and you can take your pet too. We thank Karen and Earl for this exceptional opportunity.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! So nice to have you all as guests~hope to see you again soon :o)

Hilary Philp

Toluca Lake, CA

Best kept secret!!!!

Don't tell anyone about this great little place!! Spacious yet comfy and cozy with glorious views and completely private with its own private deck. And dog friendly!! I couldn't ask for more. The owners manage to strike the perfect balance being friendly yet respectful of privacy. I've stayed here 3 times now and it will always be my first choice in Cambria.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Hilary-You are always welcome here and thanks for another great review~till next time!

Karen Diehl

Cool, Ca

Great vacation home away from home

This was our fourth year of renting this cottage and once again were very much pleased. Our two small dogs were welcome and also enjoyed their home away from home. We plan a return trip next year, maybe in late springtime. The autum visits. Have always been a great time of year for nice weather. We enjoyed the farmers market in Cambria, the smoked fish restaurant in Cayucas, and Morro Bay is also fun. Everything is close which also makes this a nice place to stay. The hosts are very helpful and very nice people.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much~so nice to have you all as returning guests and looking forward to seeing you again next year!

Linda McErlean

Kingman, Az

Another great stay!

This was our second stay at Karen's cottage. Everything you May need is there for you. We tried the lighthouse tour this time and found a great place to get fish and chips at Dockside in Morro Bay. You must have the Ollolaberry pie at Linns. Buy your own and bake it yourself. The restaurant is pricey for what you get. Main Street Grill is still our favorite. Planning another vacation hopefully next year. Our stay was wonderful. The cottage is always clean and comfortable for us. We feel so at home there. Thanks again Karen and Earl!

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

We feel so fortunate to have such great guests like you, Jim and your adorable dog~you are always welcome here! See you again next year :)

Sam & Patty VanderDussen

Fresno, CA

Karen's Cottage is Wonderful!

We just got back from a very relaxing weekend at Cambria. The cottage was perfect - clean, nicely decorated - great location with ocean views! The gas grill and stove top came in very handy as we were able to eat in - my husband loves to cook! Can't wait to come come back:)

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Hi Patty, Sam and your cute dog, too! It was a pleasure to have you as guests. We appreciate your nice review~looking forward to your next visit!

donna blasi

Inland Empire Southern California

A little bit of Heaven

After we shut down the work stations and muted the cell phones, we headed up highway 1 to this beautiful cottage near the sea. We arrived in the late afternoon and made our way up the winding tree lined road to the home nestled in the wooded hills above the sleepy little town of Cambria just in time for sunset. As we entered the cottage we were greeted by the breathtaking views of the ocean and the forest from the living area windows encirculing the room. A spiral staricase leads to the upstairs bedroom and small office with an equally spectacular view of the ocean.The property is clean, well supplied and very accomodating. There is a fully equipped kitchen with all needed amenities. Our two large dogs quickly felt at ease and had run of the attached deck area. Forest and beach trails are nearby to keep your furry friends busy with lots of exercise. Karen our gracious hostess is very efficient and kind and provides just the right amount of generous hospitality without intrusion. The town is friendly and fun to explore as are the areas north and south of Cambria. It was a wonderful and peaceful time away. We would highly recommend this cottage retreat to anyone looking for privacy, serenity and relaxation. Thank you Karen for all the extras in the cottage to make our stay so comfortable.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Thank you Donna, Frank and your well-behaved furry pals, for being such great guests, and for your kind words about our place~hope to see you all again soon!

Fran Greenup

Traverse City, MI USA


Just finished the most relaxing vacation stay we could imagine in charming Cambria Pines by the Sea. The ocean view rental was a delightful change of pace from the hotel rooms where we usually stay. Karen & Earl had prepared the cottage in a most inviting manner and were gracious and accommodating hosts---there when needed but never intrusive. They were equally inviting to our Golden Doodle dog who was traveling with us. Our first stay in Cambria was a most memorable one, and we certainly intend to return--- but only if we can have the same ideal situation as we have certainly been spoiled!

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Fran, Rick and their adorable dog were fantastic guests-very friendly and left our place virtually spotless! Glad you had a great time, thanks for your review, and we look forward to your next visit!

Jody Hlavenka

Pacifica, CA

Great Vacation Rental!

My husband and I stayed here with our dog at the end of May, first weekend in June. The homeowners, Karen and Earl, were terrific and very communicative about the process leading up to our weekend stay, as well as upon our check-in, providing suggestions about beach access with our pup and hiking opportunities in the vicinity. The cottage is adorable, and quite spacious. The first floor is like a big studio apartment, with a bed, ample living area, and small kitchen and dining space. The kitchen was perfect for our needs, as we prefer a combination of eat in and eat out when we travel. There is a spiral staircase that leads upstairs to a small sitting area plus bedroom and is very charming. The main living level has many windows so the cottage is well lit with natural light, and windows to open to let in a nice breeze when the day warms up. Karen and Earl were great! I would highly recommend this property to others, and would love to come back ourselves when visiting Cambria again in the future.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Hi There! Thanks a bunch for your wonderful review and it was a pleasure to have you all stay here~see you again soon!

Karyn Schlinkert

Woodland Hills, CA

We loved it!

Mike and I brought our 2 dogs, Chelsea and Shelby, and we all had a great time! The cottage was delightful, with so many additions one might not think about bringing. I loved the ocean view out the window and from the deck. There were an array of DVDs that we were welcome to watch. Karen told us where to find a beach where our dogs could run free (near Morro Bay) and we all enjoyed it so much that we went twice! Earl and Karen were very warm, and we had such a good time, that we will be coming back! (Mike just asked me to say hi to Earl for him...). Thanks for a lovely time!

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Howdy Mike, Karyn, Chelsea and Shelby!-We are so glad you all had a wonderful time and appreciate your great review-looking forward to having you as guests again!

Julia Lawson

Yorba Linda, CA

Perfect getaway!!

We stayed at Earl & Karen's cottage the week before Christmas. It was fabulous!! The cottage was very clean, close to everything, and Earl & Karen are so nice. I would definitely rent from them again. I'm very picky about where I stay, so I was thrilled at what a wonderful vacation rental this turned out to be. Couldn't have been happier with our choice. :-)

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Thanks for being wonderful guests and we appreciate your nice comments. We look forward to your return visit!


Ontario, CA

Repeat customers

We have stayed here three times now and have had a great experience each time. Karen is so organized with her brochures of what do and where to eat. Everything is supplied in the very cute kitchen. The cottage is very spacious and central to many activities. You will not go wrong to stay there

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Thanks Renee for your great review, and it has been a pleasure to have you as "repeat customers". You are always welcome here!

Dyann Paradise

Walnut Creek, CA

Rat Race Escapees

We had a delightful, relaxed weekend in a lovely cottage overlooking the ocean. The location is ideal with a short walk to the village and Moonstone Beach nearby. Karen and Earl were extremely helpful in providing numerous brochures about the Cambria area. They introduced us to the cottage, then respected our privacy the rest of the weekend. We couldn't have had a nicer time.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Thank you for staying at our guest cottage and for your kind words about our place-so glad you had a great time!

Maureen Newey

Hayward, California

Pleasant stay

We spent four days at this really pleasant cottage in Cambria. Two days were for my husband and me by ourselves, and for two days my brother and sister-in-law joined us. It was in a residential neighborhood, and a very pretty setting. We enjoyed staying in the house, walking around the neighborhood and visiting local places of interest. The cottage was very comfortable, and I loved looking out all of the windows to see the lovely view and sitting on the deck, looking out toward the ocean watching the sun set. My family couldn't get over how relaxing and nice the cottage was. We hope to return in the future.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Come back and visit again, and thanks for your nice review!

Susan Bremmer

Martinez, CA USA

Wonderful Rental!

3 of us rented Karen and Earl's cottage for four nights and had a wonderful time. The cottage is so cute and Karen and Earl, nice people, were respectful of our privacy. I highly recommend it. It was big enough that the 3 of us had our own space and they also allowed my dog to stay. I've told several friends about the cottage who were very interested in renting in - and the price was very reasonable.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

We have been lucky to have had many nice guests-you all included!

Terry Ahn

Diamond Bar, CA USA

Very Private Guest House with a Great View

Our family of three and the newest addition to our family (puppy) had a very relaxing time at this place. This place is very spacious and has everything you need to be a home away from home. It also has a great collection of family-friendly DVDs. It has a separate entry way and you can park your car any where on the drive way. It's practically a walking distance to downtown Cambria. The owners are very down to earth and stay out of your way to give you a plenty of privacy. If you're traveling with a dog, especially a male one, just watch him very closely at first because mine try to mark the corner of the bed cover right away. We caught him just in time. We noticed a yellow stain on the corner which may have been marked by the previous canine visitors. We put the cover away and that was the end of it. We'd stay at this place again next time we visit the area.

Hilary Philp

Toluca Lake, CA

Highly recommended

The cottage was very clean, well equipped and spacious in a quiet, woodsy part of Cambria with lovely woodland and ocean views. I particularly enjoyed the large private deck as did my dog. The owners were helpful while being very respectful of my privacy. I have been visiting Cambria for 20 yeras and this is by far the best place I have found to stay, and the best value for the money too. Highly recommended!!

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Hilary and her dog have visited a few times, and are wonderful guests!


Bakersfield, CA

Wonderful Cottage

Stayed at the cottage with my sister and cousin. The place was very clean, cute and comfortable. The deck was wonderful to sit and drink our wine. Even though the owners are on the same property we saw them one time. Next time I visit Cambria this will be the first place I check for availability. Thank you Karen and Earl

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Thank you Carrie and family for being such nice guests!

Becky Sheldon

Bakersfield, Ca USA


We really enjoyed this cottage with out dog, Baby, The Owners made sure that the place was clean and they were very friendly. Even though they live right next door they respected our privacy and we appreciated all the sweet little touches that made it a great place to stay..

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

All 3 guests were very friendly!

Laura Patterson

Petaluma, CA

Wonderful stay

This rental exceeded our expectations. The night before we stayed in a tiny cramped "studio" for almost the same price. This place in Cambria was huge! More like an apartment, with a full kitchen and 2nd floor loft which we didn't even need to use. The owners are very pleasant and helpful and super dog friendly, which is always nice to experience. Very close to downtown Cambria. Cambria has the best restaurants, even for such a small town. Amazing beaches too.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Nice guests and we always enjoy well-behaved four legged visitors, too!

Peter Frisch

Santa Barbara

Short but satisfying stay

Space was lovely and well-kept. Karen and Earl excellent hosts. Very roomy - two floors (with spiral staircase not great for dogs) that may be three times the size of a Cambria hotel room for the very same price including a complete kitchen. Great view of the sunsets over the Pacific. Dogs welcome, but a bit difficult to find decent walking or space to do "business" near the house.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Nice couple with 2 large, beautiful dogs-and kept our place clean! Need to mention that canine guests have access to our enclosed deck area that is fenced in. We also have a small side yard and dog friendly areas (a few uninhabited, grassy lots close by-to do "business") in the neighborhood.

Crystal Sershen

Santa Monica, CA

Heaven in Cambria

We could not have been more delighted with the cottage. The location, the views, the flora and fauna ... it was sheer heaven! It is immaculately cared for, and the owners are sweet and welcoming.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Great guests, and thanks for your nice comments about our place!

Kris Upton

Chowchilla, CA USA

Perfect Home Away From Home

Without a doubt the most complete, clean, comfortable, quiet, well-stocked rental home we have ever stayed in. The view from most all of the windows was magnificent and the owners we're available if needed, but not at all instrusive. I can't imagine renting a better vacation get-away for the money than this. And, to top it off, the view from upstairs was breath taking!

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

It was a pleasure to have such nice guests, and thanks for keeping our place clean, too!

Zuma Champ

Fresno, CA

Adorable & Cozy

This was our first stay at Karen's Cottage and we had an absolutely wonderful time. My husband John and I stayed at the cottage along with our Boston Terrier, Abbie. The cottage was perfect from the amazing ocean views to all of the details such as lots of blankets, cute decorations, board games & DVDs, etc. Karen & Earl were so thoughtful to provide coffee creamers, popcorn, dog treats, etc. We can't wait to go back! Oh, and the forest trail in the Happy Hill neighborhood is so neat! Cambria is our favorite.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Very nice couple and Abbie was adorable!

JoAnn Kurtz

Castaic, CA

Can't wait to go back...

This was a great place to stay. Rocommended by a friend and now I will be passing along the recommendation. Very cute, very clean, centrally located, we loved it!

Virginia Case

Tucson, AZ USA


We three, ourselves and Lucy the dog, all had such a charming experience at Karens Cottage. We have given away her business cards and look forward to returning. A perfect getaway place with discreet and welcoming hosts.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

A pleasure to have such nice guests!

Linda McErlean

Kingman, AZ

Karin's Cottage in Cambria

Our stay at Karen and Earl's property was amazing! The cottage is clean and well kept with a beachy theme. Even better than the pictures tell! It is handicap accessable with ramps and no stairs. The deck is all yours right outside the kitchen to cook steaks. You feel like you are almost in a treehouse with the views out all the windows of trees and the ocean.(the cottage is over their garage with a seperate walkway). The cottage has everything you will need for your stay. Karen and Earl are down to earth lovely people and there if you need any information but also give you the privacy of being on your own. Make sure you eat at the Main Street Grill for the best hamburgers ever. Gather beautiful rocks on Moonstone beach and take a bike ride in the lovely neighborhoods or along the ocean on Fiscalini Ranch. If you travel a couple hours up the coast to Monterey, don't miss Julia Pfieffer Falls. A short walk to a spectacular view. Eat at Bubba Gumps in Monterey on Cannery Row for the best Fish and Chips! Morrow Bay has it's own charms as well and if you love an old fashioned country breakfast try Carla's Country Kitchen on Beach street. Want fish? Try Giovani's on Embarcadero at the walk up window. Don't miss Crill's Taffy for the only home-made taffy in the area that is made right there. They have two locations near the beach. Back to the cottage. This would be lovely for a family as there is a loft and bedroom upstairs for kids, a place for their computer to play video games or watch movies. But we had plenty of space dowstairs for just the two of us with the Queen bed (sleeps well by the way) and full kitchen and living area. Just bring your clothes and groceries and you are all set. Karen and Earl are dog friendly too. We took our small Chihuahua. We are planning our next vacation there already! Stay for a week, there is so much to do! Thanks Karen and Earl for being such lovely hosts! I will recommend this to friends.

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Very nice people and kept our place clean!

Giselle Friedman

Agoura Hills, CA


We had a fabulous stay at the Cambria Cottage! The cottage was decorated beautifully. It was spacious, comfortable, and clean. The owners provided everything needed down to such details as discount coupons for local eateries and retailers for us to use! We dined on the spacious deck and watched the sunset over the ocean. Wonderful place and lovely owners! We will not only go back, but also recommend it to our friends.

Nancy seruto

Los Angeles area.


This guest house is roomy, private, and lovely. I shared it with two friends and we all agreed that it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy this beautiful area. It was a great plus to have the convenience of a kitchen, and the warmth of a home to sty in. It is clear the owners take great pride in the home and in their rental clients.


Huntington Beach, CA


My family stayed at Karen's Cottage for a week. It was the PERFECT getaway. The cottage is quaint, clean, and up to date; Karen and her hubster are warm, welcoming, and helpful. I brought my german shepherd and walked along the hill with BEAUTIFUL trees, deer, flowers, and bird calls every morning/evening. We walked down to town (it's not far) and cruised around talking to shop owners, unwinding from hectic seasons at work, and absorbing sunshine, fresh air, and cool breezes. Cambria is a majority-retired town and its good to know that before arriving, but Karen's was a PERFECT getaway.

Ginger Wildrick

San Diego

Cambria Cottage

It was clean, lovely and large. We could not have been more pleased with our stay!

Michael Hunter

Lake Tahoe, Ca

Central Coast Getaway

All of the reviews before us were entirely accurate. The home is beautiful, the views are beautiful and the hosts are warm, inviting, and allow you your privacy. We took our puppy Kleo who greatly appreciated the fenced courtyard and the easy walks around the neighborhood and surrounding forests. Cambria and Cayucos are VERY dog friendly areas with beaches, paths, meadows, cafes, and everything else that dogs and their people enjoy.

Trish Anselmo

Valencia, CA

A sublime retreat!

Thank you, Karen and Earl, for your wonderful cottage! Private, with a great view and all the comforts of home. Will be back soon!

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Trish has visited our place a few times, and has been the perfect guest!

Michael Edward Eggleston

Newbury Park, CA, USA

Family Getaway

We went to Cambria for our niece's wedding. We wanted to spend our free time with our family. This was a wonderful home away from home to gather. Even our dog was welcome. The private patio looked out to a beautiful ocean view. Inside all 7 of us fit around the dining table. Everything was decorated so beachy. Thank you Karen & Earl for sharing your lovely cottage with us.

dustin hawkins

San Diego, CA

Great Stay!

The place was perfect! It had everything needed for a great getaway, thanks!

Julee VanDusen

Paso Robles, Ca.


My husband and I took a quick 2 day trip as a little romantic getaway. The place was adorable, quiet, clean, and a great view and all the extra's. We hope to come back again soon. Thanks Karen and Earl for making it a great trip.

Terry Nielsen

Southern California

Wonderful Experience

My son became very ill during the week before my reservation so I had to call to see what could be done. They were very understanding and allowed me to move to a later open week end. Such wonderful and gracious customer service is rare. Thank You!

Stephanie Brogdon

Fresno, CA

Quiet and quaint with a beautiful view!

My husband and I needed to get away from the valley fog. This place it's cozy and comfortable. The owners provide all the amenities of a hotel and more. The best part is there is no obe in the room next to you blaring the TV or making noise and interrupting your peaceful getaway. The view from the main room is beautiful! I only wish we had been able to stay longer. We will definitely stay here again!

Janise McKenzie

Murrieta, CA

A little piece of Heaven....

My husband and I with our toddler and large dog had a great time there with plenty of room. Karen and Earl were so asweome we had to leave them a gift of Thanks for our appreciation. They we're flexible, hospitable, generous, very Dog friendly and made this roomy cottage feel like home. We think about this place all the time and plan on coming back.

Rosemary Marks

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Easy living

Three of us stayed in the cottage for one night and found it very comfortable. It is well positioned for exploring the local area, visiting Hearst Castle, the wineries and the beach in summer.

Ana Vilanova


Beautiful and Fantastic experience

I went with two friends to the Cambria Cottage. Our experience it was amazing, we love it. The Owners make you feel very much at home. We have everything we were looking for. We highly recommend this place. The view is fantastic, lots of space, very conveniently located.

Lila Peterson

Thousand Oaks, CA

A great place to unwind!

We are so happy we chose this rental. It suited our needs perfectly. We were looking for a place near the ocean that would be pleasant, quiet, and affordable. The owners provided every amenity possible and made sure that we had privacy. The house is neat, clean, and decorated nicely. We look forward to another stay in the near future!


Temecula, CA

Wonderful place!

My husband and I stayed here for a night with our 2 dogs last week and absolutely loved it! Karen & Earl greeted us and were wonderful hosts. The place was wonderful and it we loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean. Karen was very thoughtful with all the added touches! Anything we may have forgotten at home was already here if we needed it. She was very helpful in pointing out all the dog friendly places to go and even had some doggie treats for the pups upon arrival! We can't wait to come stay again, hopefull for longer next time! Thanks again Karen & Earl! Can't wait to recommend you to our neighbors who travel up to Cambria every year!

Lisa E. White

Baltimore, Md

cottage for two turned cottage for one

Karen and Earl Z. were very kind hosts. The cottage was clean. Ample linens. Kitchen was perfect. Increased my stay by one night. Nice view. Would reserve cottage again. Cambria is a beautiful place. Not to far from Hearst Castle, San Simeon, San Luis Obispo, and other places of interest.

Cammie Ehret-Stevens


Love it !!

We had a great time. What a great vacation home. Karen and Earl are wonderful and made us feel like we were very welcome. We brought our two dogs and left the kids at home with grandma. The house would be awesome for a family or even two families. There is tons of room. It is decorated so cute and you totally feel like you are at home. Everything you would need was right there at your fingertips! You have a full ocean view along with a view of the town. It's so convenient. There is also tons of wildlife around...Birds, deer, lizards, squirrels. You get the best of both worlds. The ocean and the mountains! I would definitely recommend this vacation home to anyone looking to getaway for the weekend or even a week. We can't wait to go back!


Fresno, California

Nice Base, but no Beach Walks

The cottage was cute, larger than a hotel room and would be perfect for a family with teens (spiral staircase might not be great for small ones) as the upstairs has two small rooms with beds. But for the same nightly rate, deals at Moonstone Beach hotels provide a romantic getaway that allows beach walks and the sound of ocean waves without the need for a car ride (albeit short) back and forth. Nice owners, could be a bit cleaner/fresher, but overall thoughtfully appointed and cute space with lots of windows for an great open feel.


Rescue, CA

Very cozy and tranquill beach cottage

This cottage was a very cozy and comfortable place to stay. Owners have made it very private. I would return.

Jerri Gann

Mariposa, CA USA


There were eight of us older ladies who stayed here and we had a great time and plenty of room. We all get along well so having the one bathroom was not a problem. Everything was very clean and things that we forgot to bring were in the home. Cambria is such a wonderful place.

Tom & Kathy Byrne

Lake Havasu City, Az. USA

Short vacation

Our stay at the Cute Cottage was just super. The hosts were very nice and ready to help in any way. The cottage was well stocked with just about everything and cozy. We hopefully can go back again, maybe next year, and take our dog, as they are welcome.


Montreal, Canada

Wonderful rental

We (family with 2 teens) only stayed one night but absolutely loved the apt! Very clean, nicely decorated and much larger than we expected. Peaceful and quiet area, near shops and great restaurants. Karen and Earl are wonderful hosts!


Valencia, CA USA


Why pay hotel rates for one small rom when you can have the comfort and luxury of a complete apartment?!? Charming decor, thoughtful amenities, nice view and peaceful. Karen and Earl are great hosts. This place is high on my list for another visit.

Andres Magos

Madera, CA

Yearly Family Vacation

Karen & Earl's place was awesome! My Family and I had a great time staying there and hope to make it a yearly (if not more) stay for our vacation.The guesthouse was beautiful and the view was great. Our first visit to Cambria will be a memorable one always!

Albert & Lydia Pine

Gilroy, CA

Charming Cottage

My husband and I stayed at this wonderful cottage for 2 nights. The owners of this residence didn't miss a beat when thinking of everything to make our stay comfortable. This cottage is well stocked (DVD's, magazines, kitchen supplies, etc). The residence is not far from downtown, but yet your secluded from the noise, and up a hill that makes you think your totaly secluded. There is also a deck off the main cottage with a barbecue grill and tables in case you want to sit and view the ocean.


Los Angeles


A lovely cottage with a nice view of the ocean. The owners are friendly and love dogs...a BIG PLUS for me. Great price for the space and location. Close to beautiful hiking trails and Moonstone beach. I left feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Theresa Martin

Monterey, CA

Cute and comfortable!

My husband and I (and our three dogs) spent two comfortable, relaxing nights here Memorial Day weekend. The view is wonderful and the cottage was very comfortable. There was no cell phone reception but free wi-fi was provided. A highlight is having morning coffee on the deck, watching the colors over the ocean change as the sun rises (loved it!). This place is a great value and we would definitely stay here again. Thanks Karen and Earl for a wonderful stay!

Karen and Earl Zynski

Owner's reply:

Very pleasant guests! Need to add that a new cell tower has since been added to the town. There is better reception for most cell phones now.


National City, CA

Cambria Hospitality

My parents (who are in their 80's) and I (54) stayed here for one night, and we wish that we had stayed here a couple of more nights. Karen was so nice, and her cottage (actually several rooms over a detached garage) was quiet, clean, well-lit, and had a decent view of the ocean, which was a few blocks away. Little or no traffic noise-- we slept great. Comfortable beds, nice upstairs area via a spiral staircase. Wifi was a necessity for me, and it worked perfectly. Two minutes from town. It was the best bargain of our entire two-week trip to Oregon and back. And Karen could not have been nicer.

Joan McLaughlin

Sacramento, CA

Peaceful cottage

This peaceful cottage was everything it was described as and more. Pictures do not capture the oceanview and comfortable living area. It was quiet and serene...just what we were looking for in a get away to the coast. Thanks to the owners for making our stay so special. We miss Cambria and will be back!

celia ramirez

fresno ca

marvelous escape

quiet secluded, view of the ocean from the hill side, i loved the cottage. I exceptionally loved the setting in the cottage, that would be my ideal place to stay for a week. I would be very content staying there, waking up and sitting in the corner chair reading a good book, and enjoying the view. Close to the scenic dr, within walking distant to main street,truly a place to stay in as my home and enjoy. Or a great weekend retreat, to cuddle up with your loved one and enjoy total quietness and peace. Karen and her husband are great hostess, left us alone, and provided us with anything we needed

Carl & Laura Jette

Grafton, Wisconsin

hidden gem

Karen and Earl were most gracious hosts. The cottage is amply furnished with all the thoughtful amenities that one looks for when traveling away from home. The location is perfect for anyone desiring to savor the charm of California's central coast. Whether experiencing San Luis Obispo, wine country, secluded beaches or breath taking sunsets, we loved it all!

Carlos Avila

San Diego, CA

Warm and Inviting, Just Like Home!

Karen and Earl go to the extra mile to make you feel like home. Their place is impeccable and clean, very well stocked. The neighborhood is lovely and the neighbors friendly. We stayed two days over the weekend and didn't see much of the hosts, their home has its own private entry. I menrioned to Karen that were planning on going Wine Tasting with our young kids, and she took the time to look for possible winery destinations where they would have fun, as well as other area attractions. I highly recommend this 3 bed cottage, the sunset view was incredible, as well as the nearby sound of the ocean! We will definitely be back!


San Jose, CA, USA

Great getaway in Cambria!

Fabulous location...close to all things in Cambria, wonderful view of the ocean and sunsets. Comfortable and spacious rooms, beds, lots of windows, nice private deck. Lovely warm hosts! I want to make this one of my regular getaways on the Central Coast. Thank you!

Cathi Guerrero

Bakersfield CA

Great Experience

Karen and Earl are very accomodating and kind. We had a motorcycle and car which they graciously made room for. The cottage was comfortable and the rate was fair. We will return for sure.

Chris and Marcia

Walnut Creek, CA

Convenient, Clean, and Relaxing

This guest house was a terrific solution for us because we prefer to travel with our dogs. There was far more room than we really needed for just the two of us (the unit can easily sleep 4 adults between the upstairs room and the downstairs queen bed). There's even a twin bed in the loft area upstairs for additional sleeping space. The kitchen was clean and functional. The one bathroom is downstairs, making the unit perhaps a better 'privacy' fit for a family than for two couples (since the downstairs queen bed isn't separated from the living room and kitchen area). All-in-all this is a really nice, clean unit that served us well. The hosts (charming folks who live in the main house immediately adjacent to this unit) were available when we arrived to greet us but were quiet throughout the duration of our stay-- we felt like we had the entire place to ourselves and never felt like we were 'sharing' the property.


Fresno, CA

Absolutely Wonderful

Relying on the pictures and the reviews, I took my family for a 4-day trip and it was fantastic. Karen, you are amazing, so thoughtful. The cottage exemplifies how much you care for your guests staying there. Views are beautiful, close to everything. I already miss my coffee in the morning and my wine at sunset on the terrace. I can't wait to return to work to tell all my friends about it. I will definitely have many returns. Thank you and Earl for being wonderful hosts.


Pleasant Hill, CA

Great Weekend Stay

This was a lovely cottage that was thoughtfully stocked and decorated. Great location to town and Moonstone Beach. The owners were very kind and conscientious. Despite the fact that the cottage was on their property, we did not see them much at all. This cottage is a gem and you will be glad you stayed here.

karhy and LJ


Wonderful Getaway

Very roomy, attention to detail, many little extras. We felt pampered in a very relaxed beach cottage atmosphere. We highly recommend.

Jennifer Kim

San Diego, CA

Great place!

This place was such a great deal! very clean, nice owners, great view. So cute! very confortable. I stayed with my two dogs and husband and we both loved it! You get alot of room for the price. We looked around Cambria and everything was so expensive and small. This was perfect!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"We appreciated the fact that the house was clean and well stocked-thanks for a special weekend."

We truly enjoyed our "weekend getaway" in your cute guest cottage. It was quite spacious for 2 people and a short walk to town and the beach. Very reasonable rates, too! K & J from SD

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    My husband and I retired to Cambria, to enjoy the beauty and serenity of this area. We decided to rent out our guest cottage, and have enjoyed meeting new people and sharing our place with nice guests! We are easy to deal with, keep our place clean and well stocked, and are flexible with check- ...
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