The California Coast untouched by developers. Enjoy while it lasts--old Calif
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. She works 8-5, but will respond as quickly as she is able.
Kye Iris purchased this House in 1989
Why Kye Iris chose Los Osos
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 might 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. This special place is not a tourist destination. It is a well kept local hideaway that is not changing rapidly due to so many endangered species and environmentally sensitive restrictions on growth. We invite you to come and stay with us, understanding that this is a very quaint local community that treasures its residential way of life. We hope you can enjoy this rare and unique treasure on the California coast. It is not for everyone. Close your eyes and imagine what it was like to live in California circa 1962. Open your eyes and look out on this period in time and remember what it was like before everything became somewhat homogeneous and sterile. Enjoy it while you can.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cozy and Quiet
We had a wonderful time! A short Nature trail is right out the front door. The view of the rock from the backyard is great and all the other coastal towns are easily accessible.
Beautiful Location, Comfortable Stay
The highlights are the location and the outdoor space. A boardwalk leading to one of the viewing docks overlooking the bay is literally steps from the front door! There is also a lovely little trail that meanders through the Audubon Preserve. We enjoyed spending time in the small yard out back, which also has a view of the bay. As we were packing up the car the morning we left, we saw a deer feeding in the brush nearby. We watched each other for a couple minutes. Our 3 and 6 year old thought it was pretty cool.
My review would be five stars if the place had been ready for us to check in when we arrived at 4pm, after a long day of travel. It was still being cleaned, which took another 1.5+ hours. We understand that things happen, but we'd planned to unpack, freshen-up, and then be able to join our family (who live locally). The delayed check-in upended our plans for that evening, which was disappointing. Also, when I contacted the property manager to ask about the door from the master bedroom that leads to the back patio being stuck, (I didn't want to just force it. I figured maybe there was a trick to it--it is an older house...or maybe they intended for it to remain sealed shut for some reason?), I received a short reply (sent twice in a row) that 'The screen door swings out.' Which indicated to me that they didn't read my question (via text) with care. It was pretty clear I was asking about the dead-bolted door, that would have to open, before you reach the screen door. Nevermind.
The house overall is simply, but comfortably, appointed. We appreciated that there were plenty of chairs outside. The draperies were a little dingy and both bedrooms would be much improved if there were blackout shades or curtains. (The sunlight streams in the window early in the morning. And, trying to convince little ones that it's bedtime, when it's still light outside, till 8:30 or 9pm in the summer, is a challenge. ;)) Our favorite aspect of the decor were the ocean-themed paintings throughout the house. We assumed the owner or a loved one must've painted them. They were charming.
Our family of four had a pleasant stay.
Peaceful, beautiful views
The property was exactly what my sister and I were hoping for. A quiet, peaceful get away. Location is perfect, view from patio was worth the trip!!
Check in couldn't have been easier.
If you haven't visited Los Osos you might be surprised. Very small community but everyone we met was friendly and helpful. Great meals Mexican and Italian on 9th street were delicious.
The estuary was just outside our door, not too exciting this time of year but a nice walk. Seems most of the birds come in the winter.
The house itself is older but very nice. Huge bedrooms, nice kitchen and living room. We probably spent most of our time in back yard and patio.
Didn't give 5 stars on cleanliness only because the grout in both bathroom needs to be replaced😶. Everything else was clean and nice.
Beauty by the bay
What a pleasant place!! The peace!! ...birds and the wind...the place was clean and well appointed having everything you need!! Very homie! Thank you for letting us share your spot!!
The home was clean, well stocked and so convenient. Being near the bay just steps away was perfect. The fence was awesome for me so I didn't have to worry about the doggos while we relaxed on the deck! 100% recommend :)
Beautiful time at the beach
Always love staying here!
Steps from the Sweet Springs Nature preserve. A few blocks away from Elfin Forest preserve. Montana De Oro is a must see just 2 miles away. Sweeping vistas of wild unspoiled rocky California Coast. Whale watching in Morro Bay by boat or off the coast from Montana De Oro, with miles of beaches and trails. July 2011 has seen blue whales and hump back whales in abundance just off shore. Bird watching in the winter is spectacular from the deck, or from Sweet Springs preserve just steps away.