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Once in a Blue Moon getaway on the Back Bay. Charming updated bungalow awaits

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

The California Coast untouched by developers. Enjoy while it lasts--old Calif

Sweeping views of Morro Bay and the Rock from the deck and hot tub. Steps to the spectacular estuary preserve. This spacious 2 bedroom home is surrounded by the estuary and 24 acre Sweet Springs Preserve. Walk around the Bay to Baywood for a spectacular sunrise or sunset. 4 miles from Montana De Oro with sweeping vistas, horseback riders, hang gliders and surfers play on its miles of beaches and trails. There is so much to do for those who appreciate the unexploited California Coastal experience. Travel by Kayak across the Bay to the Dunes. The home has been recently redecorated and updated.

Los Osos is on the Central Coast of California - halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Hearst Castle, Morro Bay Harbor, Avila Hot Springs, Wine Tasting, Golfing and Shopping are minutes away. This house is ten minutes from San Luis Obispo Airport. Family-owned and operated.

Keywords: Bayfront Waterfront Bay VIews Morro rock, Pet friendly

Well behaved dogs considered with pre-screening and deposit! (No Cats)Your dogs will love the fenced yard and the walks on leash. Dogs cannot be left alone in the house or yard.

More Details

Kye Iris
Member since: 1999
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Kye Iris

I recently moved to Seattle to greener semi-retirement. I can still answer some of your questions, and will refer others to my daughter Kye who manages the property for me. Please call me if you have any questions and tell me how I can make your stay more enjoyable. My number is 805-215-4380.

Kye's number is 425-329-5631. She works 8-5 so please call Jean during business hours.

Kye Iris purchased this house in 1989

Why Kye Iris chose Central Coast California

Unspoiled California as it once was. You are surrounded by natural beauty. Spectacular views--you can reach out and feel the estuary on all sides. This location is a one in a million.

What makes this house unique

As you drift off to sleep, often you will hear a dull roar. You would think it was the sound of the freeway--but it is the sound of the surf. We encourage you to soak in the natural beauty and wonder of this very special hideaway.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Los Osos in Baywood-Los Osos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Firm California King
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , fold out futon for a child
  • Queen size Beds (2) There is one California King in the Master bedroom and two Queen beds in the second bedroom. There is a fold out futon in the second bedroom as well for a pinch.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Don't miss the fabulous birding opportunities just steps from your door.


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(38 traveller reviews)

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Once in a Blue Moon getaway on the Back Bay. Charming updated bungalow awaits
average rating of 4.368421 based on 38 reviews
Seattle, Washington

Nature Lovers have found paradise.

  • 5 of 5

I woke each morning before sunrise, took a steaming cup of coffee 30 steps to the Sweet Springs Preserve to watch the sunrise on Morro Rock, then watched the eagles and egrets forage for breakfast as the sun came up. Once things calmed down a bit--I went back for a second cup of coffee in the hot tub, and watched the birds come to the bay by the thousands--from the hot tub. Later in the day we took the kayaks out on the bay, saw great blue herons resting on the shore, and walked the dunes that were untarnished. This part of the central coast is the only truly unspoiled landscape. This is truly a one of a kind place. It is so nice to find such a comfortable nest in the midst of such natural bounty.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

How do I like my coffee? With egrets and eagles, of course. What an incredible find

  • 5 of 5

I woke before sunrise every morning, walked out the door, to a menagerie of egrets, waterfowl, even a bald eagle having breakfast over my head. Don't sleep through this magnificant spectacle, just steps from your door. My toes got a bit chilly in December, so I slipped into the hot tub once the morning sunrise dwindeled .to daylight. This place is one of a kind.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur

lovely vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Place was perfect for us. Tranquil, beautiful setting, comfortable cottage, with spacious rooms. my favorite part was that our fur babies were allowed to join us and the estuary trail right outside the front door made for easy canine constitutional walks. A gorgeous bouquet of flowers on the dining room table greeted us, fenced backyard was lovely, with great vista of Morro Rock and the bay. really enjoyed our time there. Kye & Judie went out of their way to make everything right for us. highly recommend this vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing get-way for vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely little house! It was so nice sitting outside, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the cool of the breeze. We spent a week around graduation at Cal Poly. It was great to move away from the craziness of SLO and enjoy the quite of Los Osos. The house was a little dated, but all amenities were there. The bed in the master was soooo comfortable. The hot tub so soothing. Walking through the Sweet Springs Estuary brought us closer to nature. Would highly recommend for a relaxing get-away with access to other areas.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murphys, CA

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! Very clean and roomy. Hot tub is a plus.

So many things to do in the area. We did a lot of sight seeing. We went to Cambria, lots of shops there, cute little town. Went to the mission at San Luis Obispo, also went to a botanical garden in SLO. Recommend going to Ragged Point, the farthest up the coast you can drive before the Hiway 1 road closure. Beautiful place. Good snack bar there for lunch. Make sure you stop to see the Elephant seals!

Cayucos has a nice beach, and the Estero Bluffs State Park is a beautiful place. You can look for moonstones or other nice pebbles at Moonstone beach.

We took the kayaks out. Launched them at the marina at the state Park. You will need a truck to transport them. Good restaurant there by the kayak launch, and stop by the museum there too.

The town of Morro Bay has great shops and restaurants and is right next to the harbor.

Make sure you go out to Morro Rock, there are a lot of Sea Otters that hang out there.

The Elfin Forest is not far away from the house and has a nice boardwalk path.

The Audubon preserve is right next to the house and has a nice path through it.

So many things to do, if you are a nature lover you will like this area.

We cooked dinners at the house, then a glass of wine on the deck or hot tub.

Kye was great to communicate with before the trip, and will get back to you right away if you have any questions.

Thank you Kye for sharing your house with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Osos Back Bay Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

When we driove up to the house, our first thought was it didn't have much personality. Inside we found a cozy and inviting home. The backyard has a great place to sit and relax or read while looking up gives you a beautiful view of the Back Bay and Morro Bay rock. We enjoyed the backyard spa in the evening to soothe our tired muscles from hiking, shopping and dancing at a wedding reception in Pismo Beach. Location is conveniently located for heading South to Morro Bay, Cambria,, San Simeon and beyond, inland to San Luis Obispo or North to Pismo Beach (where you can drive onto the beach, play in the ocean or sand dunes and more or take a day trip to Solvang or Santa Barbara. We enjoyed our stay and will not hesitate to rent this house again when we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
San Luis Obisbo
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Morro Bay
Nearest Train
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Morro Bay, Montana De Oro
Car: recommended

Easy driving to Hearst Castle, Morro bay Cayucos, Cambria and Wine Country. Whale watching in Morro Bay by boat. Guests have reported seeing them July 2011 off of Montana de Oro a State park, with miles of beaches and trails whose entrance is just one mile away. I have seen a double breech just 2 miles from shore ., July 2011 has seen blue whales and hump back whales in abundance just off shore.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Los Osos, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
August 2017
16 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
7 Jun 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.49
Additional Guest Fee £7.8 per person per night
Pet Fee £58.49
Damage Deposit £38.99

You will be sent the code information to unlock the house a few days before arrival. Any questions, you can call Kye at 425-329-5631.

Holiday rates are $1400/week with a 7 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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