About this listing
The Pub is a cool and comfortable private one bedroom guesthouse in my beautiful backyard. It is built with reclaimed wood and windows. It comfortably fits two people and is located just minutes from downtown and the beaches.
This tiny 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, but much smaller. It has one full size bed and a single bed. There is no bathroom in the Pub. Guest have access to a private guest bathroom in the mainhouse just seconds away. There is an outdoor shower and a little pee only potty for late night bathroom stops. The little pee potty and the outdoor shower are just options, you always have access to a beautiful private bathroom in the mainhouse.
Although, there is NO TOILET or running water in the pub, guest have access to a beautiful outdoor private shower and guest bathroom in the main house 24/7. We have filtered water for drinking available in the pub, an electric tea pot, coffee, tea, 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.
The main house is a certified Green House by the SLO Green Building Association. Like a lot of travelers I meet, I am inspired to travel and live day by day producing the smallest footprint possible.
A new study shows "Airbnb Rentals are Greener Than Traditional Hotels!" You can search for the article if interested.
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.
I need an hour heads up before your arrival so I can get home to greet you. It is best to use Airbnb to contact me. There is NO reception in Big Sur and it takes 3 solid hours not stopping to drive from Monterey to Cambria! This IS NOT a stretch of highway you want to drive at night. It is extremely beautiful and very dangerous!
I do opt out of the Airbnb breakfast option, but do put out fruit, bread, and oats for guest in the morning. Coffee, tea, filtered water, 1/2 and 1/2 for coffee, and sugar provided.
All sheets, towels, glasses, refrigeration provided.
NO PETS allowed, I have one female dog on the property, she is an alpha female and it takes some work to get her to accept other doggies in her territory!!!!! She is absolutely great with people and kids.
No smoking in or around the house! I have a designated smoking area, please ask.
Friendly Dog on Property!! Lucy is my sweetheart, if you fall in love, you cannot have her!!!
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!
You will have full access to the garden and bathroom in the main house. You are also welcome to use the kitchen in the main house. The Pub guesthouse has no bathroom or kitchen. Reverse Osmosis drinking water, frig, tea kettle(hot water), french press, tea, and coffee are available in the Pub. Wifi available as well as TV(DVDs only) and stereo.
I always interact with guest upon arriving and most of the time when they depart. During my guest stay, I do my best to be social and provide privacy. If someone shows up and just needs space and time to rest, that's pretty easy to read. I have had the sweetest opportunity to connect with guest and become friends frequently. It's been a rich experience for sure!
We are in Stage 3 drought conditions which means water restrictions have been place on the community. What this means for guest is that we work together to be water wise. Short showers, not running water while brushing your teeth, etc. Please be conscious to help our community conserve an important natural resource. Thank You!
Guest have access to the mainhouse 24/7. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask.
Interaction with Guests
I do interact with guest, but respect your privacy as well. Since guest have to enter the mainhouse to access their bathroom, we often cross paths in the morning. I interact with guest upon check-in almost always and if I am around in the evening. I like to wake up, walk Lucy Dog, and try and get a surf in before I start my day.
I am situated in a very quiet neighborhood called Lodge Hill. It is an older neighborhood in the community with a very homey feel.
There is a short cut to take if you want to walk downtown, but I have to show you the first time as it is hard to find at first!
Other Things to Note
Cambria's water supply is very low and we have been put under tight water restrictions. I ask guest to do their best to help us conserve water by taking short showers, turning off water when brushing teeth and shaving, and following flushing ideas like, "if it's brown flush it down, if it's yellow, it's mellow. Thank you!
Two people only.
No smoking in or around the house. I have a designated smoking area, please ask where that is.
I need an estimated time of arrival for checking in.
Check in is between 5PM and 9PM, please email via Airbnb at least an hour before arriving so we can plan to meet you at the house. I love it when guest give me an estimated time of arrival(eta) the night before or morning of arrival and update me if it is changing for some reason. No need to communicate arrival time if you are on schedule with your eta. Texting and Phoning my cell phone is risky as reception is spotty and I often don't receive messages.
Check out is NOON.
We do not recommend leaving SFO and trying to make it to Cambria before dark! The Big Sur stretch between Carmel and Cambria is slow, beautiful, and steep. Hwy 1 through Big Sur is too dangerous to drive at night! Stay in Carmel or Monterey and enjoy one of the most amazing stretches of Highway in the daytime!! Drive Safe, never get in a hurry to get here. You will not have reception at all in the Big Sur area.
Email, via airbnb is the best way to contact me, texting second!
I have opted out of serving breakfast on Airbnb's amenities list, but often offer bread, fruit, and oats in the morning. Coffee, tea, sugar, 1/2 and 1/2 provided in the pub.
I hope you enjoy your stay, please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything!
Please be respectful of neighbors. Please spare neighbors if you are lost. Go downtown where you will get a strong signal and email me or call my home phone for instructions.
Please keep showers within a reasonable time frame, 5-10 minutes. Cambria is having a water shortage, so it's very important to conserve water.
Shoes off in the main house please.
Please do not park across from anyone's driveway. You do have a parking place to pull into. I can help you find that once you arrive.
We live in a very safe neighborhood, but no street lights in the neighborhoods, take a flashlight with you if your going out after dark.
Do not flush anything but TP.