Morro Bay ocean view retreat

House - Private room · Sicily Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442, United States

Hear the waves at night and welcome them on the roof deck in the morning. Enjoy breakfast on the rooftop and wine and cheese as the sun sets. This is the perfect getaway from city life or to stop off between San Francisco and LA.

The Space

We live in beautiful Morro Bay, gateway to the picturesque highway 1. We are opening up our master suite on our second story. Step onto the balcony and enjoy the ocean or have breakfast up on the rooftop deck with a full ocean and rock view.

We are a great home base for those wanting a relaxing and rejuvenating break from the busyness of city life or for those driving historic scenic Highway 1. We are a short drive from Hearst Castle, Big Sur, spectacular Montana De Oro, the happiest city in the U.S--San Luis Obispo, and the sands of Pismo Beach (maybe you can find Bugs Bunny). Most think our area is only for surfing and walking the beach, but there are amazing cycling rides, challenging rock climbing sites, and lots of hiking trails with ethereal destinations with tidepools of multi-colored starfish and sea anemones.

For those of you who are foodies and wine connoisseurs, the drive from our home through some of the most beautiful wine country is phenomenal. You can go wine tasting or even visit one of the newer microbreweries in the area. One group used our home for three couples to go wine tasting and take a harbor wine cruise in the evening. You might consider getting one of the limousine companies to chauffeur you with all the rich wine you will want to taste.

Some will just want to stay home and enjoy the huge bed ;-), our large balcony and rooftop deck, or just enjoy the Morro Bay Embarcadero. The suite alone is 437 square feet of living space, but since much of the California lifestyle is based on enjoying the outside, add in the rooftop deck of 200 and the balcony of 120 square feet and you have over 750 square feet of liveable space. If you would like, we can blow up the air mattress for you or your kids to sleep under the stars on the roof. The rooftop is also a great space for entertaining. There is nothing like ending your wine tasting excursions by sharing a couple bottles with your friends (or your hosts :-)).

Private bathroom, TV (Netflix) and sitting room with futon for extra guest(s). Short drive to Cambria, Montana De Oro, San Luis Obispo, Hearst Castle, or stay here in town! We love to share our life here. Short walk to the beach or the bus stop. For more pictures of Morro Bay and surrounding areas visit Happiness House on that social media site everyone likes.

Due to city regulations, we have had to cease offering breakfast provided from Summer and our chickens (Latte, Queenie, Sweetie, Rocky, and Cheepers) who faithfully lay 4-5 eggs per day. We are hoping the city will reconsider in the future. There is a mini-bar area with coffee maker in the upstairs section. If you are coffee lovers like us, we have a rich roast, freshly ground and ready to be brewed to welcome your morning.

While our bathroom is small, it is big enough for a jacuzzi tub for relaxing at the end of your day. The little ones love to turn on the jets with some bubble bath to make Santa Claus bubble beards. Though small, you will always find it clean and comfortable. We all work very hard to take what we have and make it beautiful and tidy for our guests.

We are a small family who will work together to make your stay a pleasure. Faith-Marie cares for the chickens who provide the eggs, Summer (mom) makes our house a home, and Troy continues to do home improvement so your escape will get better on each return visit. Your stay helps fund our ongoing projects. Our other daughter, Gracie, just returned from a 6 month exchange in France. She is ready and willing to welcome our French speaking guests. Gracie is also our Airbnb house cleaner. All proceeds of your cleaning fee go directly to her. The parents do not skim anything off the top.

Bikers needing a place to crash on the way through are welcome or we have bikes and other toys that could help make your stay wonderful.

The whole house can also be rented for a family get-away. It can sleep 6-8 comfortably. The price for the entire house is $275 per night or $1,500 for the week.

Remember, this is our family's home. While we want to be gracious and inviting, we only want guests who are going to treat our house as we would. So far, we have found the Airbnb folks are the right type of people! What we notice about most Airbnb guests is that they value being a part of the sharing community. When we visit other Airbnb hosts, we find that we get a great deal, stay in interesting places, and meet genuine people. This is what we hope to offer those who come to Morro Bay.

Guest Access

You have access to our master suite including a den with TV (Netflix) and a futon, the master bedroom, coffee maker, and bathroom with a tub. Best of all, you get our rooftop deck for sunset and sunrise looking out to the Pacific Ocean. This year we are upgrading our deck to have a breakfast bar and chairs looking towards the beach. Next up is our plans to design a beautiful deck with seating and lounging areas.

Interaction with Guests

We love interacting with guests but also honor your limits. It is up to you. The master bedroom is private, but the den is at the top of stairs with no door. If you wish to have a completely private suite, this space is nearly that, but not quite. Most people find the space very accommodating, but a very few have wished for more privacy.

The Neighborhood

We are 1/4 mile walking distance from the beach and a 3 mile walk or run to Morro Rock. We are on the east side of Highway 1, but still have a great view of the Pacific Ocean and Morro Rock. Most visitors find our home very convenient for trips between SF and LA.

Getting around

We do have a city bus, but most either walk, run or drive into town (2 miles).

Other Things to Note

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our visitors' stays. Gracie does our housekeeping and works to keep the space spotless. Troy paints and completes other projects to improve the space for our guests, and Summer, who manages a hotel in town, manages our hospitality offering to make your stay in our town delightful.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Had a great short stay at the Walthen's lovely home in Morro Bay. We declared the bed the most comfortable bed we had ever slept in, wished we could take it with us. The Walthen's were gracious hosts, without being intrusive.
    Loved the roof deck,...the weather that night wasn't great, but we still enjoyed our wine and conversation. And fortunately, Troy was able to arrange for a gorgeous morning (!!) with chickens gently clucking in the background. Such a nice touch.
    The light continental type breakfast was perfect.

    March 2014
  • This was our first time using Airbnb and we loved it! It was a last minute reservation and Troy's response was immediate. Lucky for us he had an opening. From the moment Summer opened the door to greet us to saying was perfect. The room was much bigger than we expected with a bonus living/dining space, outdoor space/rooftop. Very private and immaculently clean! Breakfast was warm homemade bearclaws, fruit, and fresh eggs. They were delicious. The sheets smelled so fresh, like the fresh air...we slept like babies. The Wathen's are a lovely family and we can't wait to return! Thank you so much Troy & Summer!

    March 2014
  • This was our first airbnb experience. Troy and his family were excellent hosts.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful time!
    Our host family was very nice and welcoming. The upstairs apartment was comfortable and clean.
    Breakfast on the roof deck was delightfully refreshing.
    Originally I thought the home was in Morro Bay proper;
    it is a little bit out of town but we liked that.

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a great time staying at this lovely home in morro bay. Troy and summer were so accommodating and friendly... Not to mention speedy at replying to my reservation request, which save us a huge headache, as we made the mistake of looking for a hotel last minute on a holiday weekend with zero availability. The room was welcoming, clean, and it was so nice to be surprised with delicious breakfast pastries and fresh eggs in the morning! This was my first experience with airbnb and I couldn't be happier. I will definitely be using it to book my vacation stays from now on! Thanks, Troy and summer!

    February 2014
  • Great house and nice host!

    January 2014
  • Troy has a great little spot in Morro Bay. Easy walking distance to the beach and a great view from the rooftop patio. Had a very relaxing time. Would recommend to anyone coming through. Troy and his family were very accommodating.

    Also, check out Top Dog in town for good coffee!

    January 2014
  • Myself and lavanya had the best experience with Troy. He surprised us with a wonderful breakfast with eggs, home made yogurt etc. The place is really amazing. Totally recommended.

    January 2014
  • Very Nice house and bedroom but nobody in the house ..........
    If we do airbnb it is to share with people no go in a house with nobody

    January 2014
  • Lovely home and location. Loved the rooftop view and balcony. Would stay here again if we go on another sf trip. Thanks Troy!

    December 2013
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English, Français
Warren High, Westmont College, Biola University
Educator. small business owner
We are a family of four who love living in Morro Bay. There is so much to do here and we enjoy it all. Summer and Troy are both educators who have taught in public and private schools. Presently we are branching out on a new venture starting our own tutoring business that focuses on working with young people to develop their strengths to help them successfully navigate school and future life. We believe that all students have strengths that, when developed, can make the learning process much more fruitful. We love the ideas that we are developing in this area, but we have a ways to go to make a living from it. We both enjoy reading, walking, drinking coffee and having lively conversations about important ideas. If you visit our home, you will find plenty of books that might spark some of these conversations. All books are here to be browsed and enjoyed. You will probably have to stay a week to finish many of them--you are welcome to do just that. Daughter Faith-Marie is the keeper of the chickens. They are her pets and egg producers for your hard boiled breakfast eggs. She loves the outdoors and playing on the computer (seem contradictory, but go figure). Gracie is our social butterfly. She presently is in France on a six-month exchange getting immersed in French language and culture. She will return in August (likely with an eternal travel bug). As a family, we love camping in our Eurovan, hanging out around Morro Bay, traveling, and meeting interesting people from around the world. Our family loves to pursue the timeless virtues of hospitality and gratitude. We think this makes us great hosts and visitors.
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