This little guest house is an artistic and rustic little cabin in my backyard! It is really not a BNB, just a great little place to stay in Cambria. We call it "the pub", as it looks and feels like an old English pub. It has one full size bed and a single bed.
Although, there is NO TOILET or running water in the pub, guest have access to a beautiful guest bath in the main house. We have filtered water for drinking available in the pub, an electric tea pot, and a small frig for food/drinks.
WIFI available in the Pub! Flat screen TV and DVD player In the Pub (a few DVDs to watch and a HDMI cable and hook up for your computer). Parking is free and easy.
Cambria can be cold at night, especially winter and sometimes during spring time! The pub is heated with a wood stove. It does heat up nicely, but cools down quickly when you go out and in the morning when you wake up.
Hearst Castle, downtown Cambria and the ocean are all just minutes away by car. Downtown is about a 15 minute walk there and 20 minutes back. It is all down hill to the East Village from our house, so coming back can be challenging. Fiscallini Ranch Perserve is also about a 15 minute walk to our favorite trailhead from our front door.
NO BREAKFAST served (although we have shared dinner and/or breakfast with guest if time and schedules permit).
NO PETS allowed, I have two female dogs on the property, one is an alpha female and it takes some work to get her to accept other doggies in her territory!!!!!
Two Nice/Friendly Big Dogs on Property!! Lucy and Biggie G are good girls and will bark loudly when you arrive! They are just doing their little jobs and are very good at it. With a simple introduction from us, they will demand belly scratches.
The pub sleeps really great, very quiet, except for the occasional raccoon that travels over the roof top. I love to build a fire in the rainy season, get a good book and settle into the pub for hours! Looking forward to meeting you!
Sometimes a place just feels like home, and that was the case with the Pub. I knew from the first moment...being greeted by Ammy and two dogs...that this was going to be a special place to unwind and relax.
The Pub is exactly as pictured, but perhaps even more charming if that's possible. Cozy, clean, warm (wood stove!) and well stocked with anything you might need during your stay. The main house is lovely and Ammy makes sure you feel welcome to come and go as you please. Awesome bathroom & shower. Morning treats. Hot coffee. Dogs!!
As for Ammy, what can I say? I travel often and meet many special people, but Ammy stands out for her warmth, wisdom, and generosity. She's a wonderful host with a very big heart.
And finally the dogs. Lucy, black with a grey muzzle, shares Ammy's wisdom, but is apparently afraid of the dark (inside joke). Biggie will bark and then slowly collapse to the floor where she beckons with the soulful brown eyeball until you rub her tummy. Bad breath. Good kisser.
If you're traveling to Cambria, go stay in the Pub and be replenished. Be careful. You will not want to leave.
It's hard to write a review on a place like this, because (as cliché as it sounds) words alone don't do it justice. Read other guests' reviews, and you'll understand why this place is so special. Normally it's easy to list the shortcomings of different retreats, but this one didn't seem to have one. Ammy goes above and beyond to make her guests feel welcome and comfortable. Which made the rest of the vacation in and around central California that much better.
My boyfriend and I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Ammy and staying in the 'pub'. It totally exceeded our expectations and was a joy from the moment we arrived. Ammy was welcoming, kind and caring. The perfect host, providing us with a simple list of instructions and advice on where to grab some food before leaving us to do our own thing and relax in the cabin beside a log fire and friendly dogs, It really was a perfect night. A home from home. We would suggest to anybody looking to stay in Cambria to look no further than Ammy's.
Ammy was such a wonderful and easygoing host! This was our first Airbnb for my boyfriend and me - we could not have asked for a better host, place, or experience. She greeted us with a very warm welcome (including the stove!) and was always very helpful. Ammy also helped with local Cambria recommendations as well as others around Hearst Castle. She made sure we told her whether we preferred tea or coffee for the next morning and also offered oatmeal and fruits.
The pub itself has so much charm and was extremely cozy. Everything was super clean and comfortable, and we slept very well that night. Her dogs were so adorable and friendly too. Going into the main house to use the guest bathroom was not a big deal at all, and the shower was also amazing. Would highly recommend staying here and I hope to return sometime in the future. Thank you so much Ammy for our fantastic stay in Cambria!
Loved staying her. Great place. Cozy, comfortable, great hostess. Recommend it highly.
The pub was such a neat place! It was very original, and cozy. It made for a nice central coast visit with easy access to the town. Amy was very friendly and accommodating. Thanks Ammy!
Our stay at the pub was a fantastic one. The pub itself is adorable - homey yet spacious - we were incredibly cozy in our own Cambria nook. Additionally, Ammy was so helpful and made our experience that much more personable and special. She was always ready to lend a hand, whether that be providing restaurant recommendations in the area or some tea in the morning before we embarked on our adventure to Hearst Castle. You will be lucky to stay with her.
Ammy is a warm and wonderful host. Her property is quiet and beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at "the pub" or artist's cabin.
Ammy is very warm and welcoming! The cabin is absolutely gorgeous and cozy. I hope for the chance to return to the area so I can stay here again!
We spent a fantastic night in the guest cabin! Charming, cozy, and "hezellig" don't begin to describe. Many thanks to Ammy for her above-and-beyond hospitality. We'll be back soon.