About this listing
Lovely little house, perfect for getting away and relaxing.
Beach Cottage walking distance to the downtown Village of Historic Arroyo Grande, CA. There are restaurants, shops, antiques, and the world famous Doc Bernstiens Ice Cream Lab!. The swinging bridge that spans the creek hosts live music during the Farmer's Market every Saturday from (phone number hidden)
A short drive in the beautiful Edna Valley takes you to many wonderful wineries famous for their Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays as well as old vine Zinfandel. Tasting rooms line Corbett Canyon Drive as well as Hwy 227 all the way to San Luis Obispo.
Another short drive down Grand Ave takes you to Pismo Beach. Here you can enjoy a walk on the Pier or have some clam chowder at the many famous restaurants in the area.
The house includes huge backyard with grapevines on the fence. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, large closet and a dresser. The 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed, twin bed, closet and night stand. There is a full kitchen, bath and spacious living room. Stack able washer and dryer saves you the trouble of a laundromat. Super fast WiFi allows for streaming movies and music or checking in at the office and getting some work done if needed. 42" flat screen tv with cable if, somehow, you run out of other things to do
A great place to get away and relax!
You will have access to the house and all that is within except for a cupboard that is locked where we keep personal items. The garage is not accessible to the guests.
Interaction with Guests
Rarely do we interact with our guests. Typically, when you're here at Carrie's Cottage, Gary and I are visiting another interesting place!
Quiet neighborhood with most neighbors keeping to themselves.
Most places can be accessed by walking or riding a bike.
Other Things to Note
It is a house in a neighborhood so normal neighborhood activites will be happening, such as lawn mowers etc . The house is near Highway 101. You can hear traffic driving by. It is not terribly loud and most people do not mind.
Please no smoking.
Place the towels and sheets on the laundry room floor (separated please) upon check-out.
We had a great experience. Plenty of room for our family of four. We received an email about the lockbox a few days before arrival. Would recommend If coming to Arroyo Grand/Pismo Beach area.
Gary and Carrie were great hosts. They contacted us beforehand to make sure everything was in order. Once we were there, everything was very charming and clean. Good directions were left as to how to use everything. We were also contacted during our stay to make sure it was going well. Great place!
Carrie's cottage is spacious and bright. It is very well located for visits to Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast wineries. most of the house and linens were clean, but the kitchen could use a thorough cleaning.
As noted by others, for those sensitive to traffic noise, the house is on a busy secondary street and only a 1/4 mi. (500 m.) from Highway 101. Only the back bedroom has some quiet. Communications were a bit challenging - despite emails, we didn't hear back until late the night before arrival as to key arrangements.
Thanks Gary and Carrie. Good value for the area.
We spent 6 nites at Carrie's Cottage. It was truly a "home away from home", clean, comfortable (especially the beds!), homey, and very nicely decorated with all the conveniences. The location is a real plus, short drive to the beach, shopping, or walk to downtown Old Arroyo Village. Also, secure with the police station 1 block away! Parking is behind the house, through a gate fence. A small "con" is the TV is run through the internet, Roku. There was no manual and we had to call Gary, who patiently walked us through the process. Also, had only 2 towels for the 3 of us. These are 2 small "cons" that did not detract from our very delightful stay at Carrie's Cottage. Everything else was all "Pro". The only suggestion we have is bringing back the house manual to acquaint people with the cottage and the TV access. Thanks Gary and Carrie you have a lovely home, we enjoyed our stay, and look forward to our next stay.
Comfortable beds. Great parking in the back for larger vehicles. Good location - minutes from the beach, which was our destination, and a short easy walk to a very cute downtown with lots of good restaurants.
We were so happy with the house. Perfect location... could walk to the downtown area, then easily get right on the highway. Comfy beds, cute little place. WAY better than staying at any motel! Used the kitchen lots! So appreciated the fenced yard and easy parking. Great place! Hope to be back.
Thanks you guys!
Lisa and Mark