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Whispering Pines Hideaway

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 4

Cambria at it’s best. This beautiful and peaceful retreat is located a half mile from the ocean on the south edge of town near Camp Ocean Pines on one of the most unique properties in Cambria. Enter via a long private driveway onto a two acre parcel, part of the pine reserve on the old Rancho Santa Rosa subdivided way back in 1873. From here it is unbroken mixed pine and oak forest down into Strawberry Canyon (directly accessible via a hiking trail starting at the bottom of the driveway) and beyond onto the 500 acre Rancho Marino Reserve (which is not accessible but provides stunning forest views across the canyon. The reserve is leased by UCSB for environmental research and features world-class biodiversity.)

In addition to being on two acres well off the street in an already very quiet neighborhood, it is also in a “banana belt” micro climate. The south-facing exposure and wind-protected orientation makes it one of the warmest areas in Cambria.

The custom 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home (plus a loft) offers ocean views through the pines and a well-stocked kitchen. Listen to the wind tickling the tops of the trees as you are tucked in by the fireplace enjoying the TV/DVD or Wi-Fi entertainment in the living room, or relaxing in the hot tub and surrounded by nature. It is very common to see deer, wild turkey, fox, and many varieties of birds as you are sipping coffee in the morning sun or using the barbeque on the deck in the evening. In the morning stillness you will often hear the distant barking of a colony of sea lions that haul out on White Rock (also a preserve) that’s just a hundred yards offshore near the mouth of Strawberry Canyon.

And did we mention the birds? Cambria’s rare coastal forest ecosystem is a birder’s paradise and the oaks and pines literally wrap around the Whispering Pines Hideaway, putting many seldom-seen bird species right outside your window.

There is a very quiet feel at this home and you are still within a 5-minute drive to downtown Cambria. Owner lives in the second home on the property but due to the size of the lot and the orientation of the homes, you have more space next to you than you would a typical neighbor. You may enjoy the peace and quiet so much you might forget to experience all the other things on offer in and around Cambria.

More Details

Property Manager
Breen Vacation Station
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marine Terrace in Cambria

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 King beds, 2 Sofa Bed beds, 1 Other bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Minimum Stay Requirements: 2 nights in the off season (Typically after Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend) 2 nights over holiday weekends (President's Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day) 4 nights over Thanksgiving and during the Christmas/New Years season 5 night minimum during the summer *Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice*

Reviews

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Whispering Pines Hideaway
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
La Crescenta, CA
5

Beautiful and relaxing among the trees

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My family had a great stay at Whispering Pines. The house is truly beautiful. From each of the large windows, we looked out onto trees. There's even a glimpse of the ocean. One day I looked from the kitchen to see a deer grazing next to the house. It looked at me and continued with grazing. The house is beautifully and comfortably furnished. We didn't lack for anything that we needed. Everything was perfectly clean. The property management company did a completely smooth job and were very friendly. We've rented in Cambria every year for about a decade. This was the best stay yet.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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Tujunga, CA
3

disappointed...

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was somewhat unhelpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall the house in Whispering Pines was nice, but it had it's drawbacks as well. No curtains at all in the master bedroom. Did not give us any privacy at all when we were in the bedroom. Some curtains would have been nice. TV in the master, and in the second bedroom were not connected to the DirecTV system. Would of been nice to have had the option of relaxing in the bedroom(s) with some TV to watch. Even local stations would have been nice to watch. Did like the solitude, and the quiet. I do not think we will be renting that house again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had an amazing time staying at Whispering Pines. The house was very nice and provided us with everything we needed. It is located in a neighborhood that is home to several deer, many of which walked through the yard each day. Every time we left the house we would see at least three or four deer hanging out in a yard or walking down the middle of the street. It really made our time there even more special. Since the house does allow dogs, there are some spots on the carpet where it is clear that dogs had accidents. But, since we brought a dog with us, we cannot complain and it really did not bother us at all. In fact, we were thrilled to find such a nice house that allowed us to bring our dog. Working with Breen was very easy and I can highly recommend them!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Peaceful & Comfy

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved our stay and would come back again. This property is beautiful and well maintained. It had everything we needed...only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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Sherman Oaks, CA
5

Bliss! In Cambria.

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My husband, daughter and myself spent 6 days in Cambria, our stay at "whispering pines" was fantastic! The house was very clean, fully stocked kitchen and the views are stunning! Every morning, we'd have our coffee on the deck and deer would come and visit us. We'd hike most days on the strawberry hiking trails (2 minute walk from the house) and every evening we'd enjoy a glass of the most delicious local wine.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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Pacific Palisades, CA
5

Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Lovely, high-quality home in a peaceful and private setting. Our family of four was very comfortable. Loved the living room and hot tub. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Breen Vacation Station
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