USA California Gold Coast Cayucos Listing #9954

Crow's Nest - Cayucos, CA

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30 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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Charming haven in the heart of Cayucos with WiFi - steps to town and shore

Step into the past when you stay in the sunny Crow's Nest, the upstairs retreat in the historic Saltbox house, built in the 1880s. Close proximity to town and the beach make this cozy rental the perfect retreat for a small family looking to get away, reconnect, and enjoy a quiet, simple vacation.

Thanks to this rental's convenient location - right in the center of town - you'll be able to walk to town to buy gifts at the local shops and dine out at local restaurants. And the real bonus: the pier and the beach are a mere 100 yards away.

With a TV, DVD player, free WiFi, and a shared washer and dryer, this home sets you up for some low-key family time at home in addition to as much sunny fun at the beach as you like.

Create some delightful memories at Crow's Nest during your next vacation. Book it today!


San Luis Obispo TOT# 0000726

County permit number: 0678300

County tax number: 726

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Space heater

Kitchen & dining





Ocean view

Water view




Cable : Charter

DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby



Enclosed yard



30 reviews

Kandi D. Sep 2022
The house is decorated so cute and it had everything we need to feel like home! It has a beautiful view of the beach and within walking distance from everything! We can’t wait to return!
sean s. Jul 2022
Charming two bedroom with lots of light and sounds of the ocean… a short walk from restaurants, cocktails and beach
JILL D. Feb 2022
This unit is close to downtown and one block from the beach, the location simply cannot be beat. Its a very old property, so dont expect much from the decor or amenities, spend your time outside. The Shower and kitchen definitely need upgrading desperately, and people should know there is a very steep flight of stairs to get up to the unit. I did a combo work/vaca week and thoroughly enjoyed watching the waves while at my computer.
Melissa G. Jan 2022
Adorable apartment will take you back to summer vacations. Lots of charm and just one of everything you need to get back to basics and spend time outside. Plenty of towels, beds are comfortable, town is quiet and you’re a block from the ocean. Great restaurants on the Main Street right outside the entrance.
Howard B. Dec 2021
The house is cute. The proximity to town and the ocean is perfect. The ocean view from the kitchen table would be awesome if it wasn’t blocked by a PODS moving container. The basic kitchen supply’s could be better. IE hot pot holders, scissors, basic spices, coffee filters. Things you would expect to be in a vacation home. There was no outdoor grill. The walls are paper thin. We could hear every word and movement from the people below us. Who celebrated till the wee hours in the morning. Tenants should be aware of this things Pryor to making the choice to vacation in this house. Overall it’s a 2-3 star rental.
Manager response:
We are glad that our home's location worked so well for your visit, Howard. We are sorry to hear that you had any disappointment. We appreciate your feedback about the kitchenware and grill. Each guest is used to different levels of sound and we apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to host you again soon.
Natella M. Oct 2021
We love Crow's Nest! It has everything you need for comfortable stay. Very close to the beach, pier and all restaurants.
Tracy H. Jun 2021
The location was great! Ease of rental process also great!
Beth D. Nov 2020
Lovely place for a get away! Beach walks and good food nearby but cozy enough to stay in and watch the ocean from the window. We will be back!
Wesley M. Sep 2020
Was such a perfect place to stay for my family! So close to beach and pier and very cozy. Can’t wait to go back.
Trina C. Aug 2020
This cute house is in a perfect location...One block from the beach and next door to a cookie shop! We liked the historical charm of the home. Our only issue was the living room. The furniture was extremely uncomfortable and it was like we lost a whole living area to enjoy. Comfy furniture placed to take advantage of the view would be a great improvement.
Janina S. Jul 2020
Location is great. Price is great. Very cozy and met all our needs.
Holly H. Jul 2020
My family and I enjoyed how close we were to the beach and how clean the unit was. Was a great week!!!
Ronnie B. Jan 2020
Landscape, rugged area
Janette J. Jun 2019
This was the cutest place to stay! It fit our needs perfectly with 2 adults and 1 teenager. It was very clean! The breeze that came in the window was perfect and no air conditioning was needed. In the morning the scent of freshly baked cookies from the cookie company next door wafted into our room to accentuate the cuteness of this place. There was a spot to grill out and dine. Loved this place!
Loucinda M. Mar 2019
Adorable unit with lots of antique furnishings, and within a couple of blocks of the beach and pier. We could see and hear the waves from the living room window. Can't wait to return!
Diane P. Nov 2018
I loved the house. The location was wonderful. I could walk to the beach and all over town.
Dora B. Sep 2018
Cute small apartment a block away from the beach.
Brint M. Aug 2018
We loved everything about the Crows Nest! Location was perfect and the home is adorable! We will be back😊
Deborah K. Jul 2018
Great location steps from the beach and shops. We had a view of the ocean from our living room window. Snug second floor apartment was comfortable and had all the basics. We loved our time here.
ANNITA C. Jun 2018
Such cute and comfy place! Great location, nice pier and coastal view from LR window. Might not be everyone's taste, as stairway is narrow, no curtains on Bathroom window, light comes thru master BR. Noise from USPS trucks next door and delivery trucks from restaurants. No ice cube trays, ended up paying $4.00 for small bag of ice at liquor store. Lock box was hard to operate, and email instructions sketchy. But the positive outweighed all..
Manager response:
We appreciate the guests feedback. Curtains have been added in the bathroom for guests satisfaction. We are discussing purchasing ice trays with the owner, but ice can be found in the nearby store. We are glad you got to discuss these future improvements with our Local Manager.
Kathryn v F. Apr 2018
So cute and just a 2 minute walk to the beach. If you love ❤️ cookies!!!!! The cookie company is next door!
Kevin S. Apr 2018
Excellent location, would benefit from a freshen up.
Carol P. Apr 2018
Great location. Great to have 2 bedrooms and a kitchen.
Noisy from neighbors below. Bring earplugs.
Master bedroom gets very bright very early. Bring eye shield.
Bring extra toilet paper and kleenex. (just in case.)
Robert M. Apr 2018
Staying at the Crow's Nest is stepping back in time, as you find yourself walking up the skinny wooden stairs from your private entry room with bench and big hooks to place your belongings on. The view from the Living Room window seals the deal on our stay in Cayucos, a beautiful view of the Pacific and Cayucos pier. Furnishings are old and ok for a short visit, a certain charm from the art work on the walls, and small cut out rooms, that make you wonder what this house was like before it got turned into a three unit complex. You can not go wrong here though, you have the small town with a handful of decent restaurants, the beach and pier is a stones throw away, and so many things on the map that are not too far away.
Tracie K. Nov 2017
The location is great, right in town. The queen size bed and bedding could use an update. The couch and chair are not comfortable. The kitchen is small and not great for cooking meals but works for breakfast and warming up leftovers. View of the ocean but no place to sit to enjoy it. Can hear downstairs neighbors very easily.
Anaundda E. Oct 2017
If you are looking for a different experience, do book this place. Each room is so cute--it's like going back in time. The setting is very relaxing as the retreat is upstairs. (You have to be OK with rather steep stairs). The beds are cozy and there is a nice kitchen so you can eat in if you desire. Best of all is the location--just steps from the ocean, pier, and restaurants.
Nicole H. Oct 2017
Perfect location- walking distance to beach and downtown. The house has so much potential. It's very old but very charming and quirky. It just needs some love with a decent upgrade in the bathroom and furniture department...especially the mattresses. Also, more attention to a good deep cleaning. I would come back in a heart beat if these things were attended to.
Manager response:
New vinyl for the bathroom and kitchen will be installed mid-November along with a new refrigerator. A deep clean is scheduled for the beginning of November, and a new topper for the bed has been purchased. The owner is looking for a few new items to update the living room. This 100+ year old home is definitely unique, and we hope our guests will check back soon to see the improvements.