The Saltbox - Cayucos By The Sea

The Saltbox in Cayucos, California
150 D Street, Cayucos, CA

"Cayucos -- voted 4th best small town in USA (the only one in California)"
by Travel Holiday Magazine

Vacation In A Vintage Home That Feels Like A Bed & Breakfast Inn

The Saltbox is a unique vacation rental with the ambiance of days gone by. This restored historic residence is situated within sight and sound of the Pacific Ocean in the center of Cayucos -- where level beach access, excellent restaurants, sports rentals, antiques shops, pier, and sources for most necessities are just steps away.

Built by a ships captain in the 1880s, the New England saltbox-style structure contains three different living spaces each with its own living/dining area, fully equipped kitchen, private entrance, and deck or patio.

The Captain's Quarters (entire first floor), Crow's Nest (upstairs attic apartment), and Carriage House (cottage) feature comfortable country furnishings, cozy quilts and colorful vintage accessories. Laundry facilities on premises.

Winner of the Wanda Award The Saltbox - Travel Holiday Magazine Wanda Award Winner!
The Saltbox is featured in the July/August 2001 issue of Travel Holiday Magazine. The Wanda Award celebrates Travel Holiday's 100th anniversary as an advocate and resource for travellers. The Wanda Award recognizes quality in travel and as such has been confidently awarded to The Saltbox.

Meet your hosts, Jane Stavola, Donna, Amy, Sasha, and Carol.


"Cayucos - a sunny and scenic beach usually means one thing: crowds - but this is a classic California beach town without a sea of people."
Los Angeles Times - Sunday, 9/17/2000 by John Corrigan, Travel Writer.
The August 1999 issue of Men's Journal magazine proclaimed Cayucos as one its 25 favorite "hideouts and secret spots."
Writer David McCumber drove 20,000 miles around the USA seeking America's "four-star, one-horse-towns . . . towns not everyone flocks to . . . where life gets more interesting."

Main Bedroom   Kitchen   Living Room
The Captain's Quarters: Main Bedroom - Kitchen - Living Room
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The Saltbox in Cayucos


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The Captain's Quarters - Sleeps 6-9
This 1200 sq. ft. space features a 12'x 30' living/dining area, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 4 closets, a large kitchen and fenced brick patio. The layout easily accommodates three couples or a family of 8. There is ample space for playpens or cribs. The Captain's Quarters is decorated with country furnishings, colorful colonial fabrics and original art. The sheltered patio is a safe, pleasant spot for picnics and Bar-B-Q.

Phone, TV, Video Player, DVD, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Food Processor, Bar-B-Q. (1Q, 1F, 3T, Q Sofa Bed)


The Crow's Nest - Sleeps 4
The bright and airy attic apartment has a sunny living room where you dine overlooking Cayucos' historic buildings and shoreline. With two bedrooms (1 with queen bed & 1 with two twin beds), there is plenty of privacy for two couples or a small family. The first-floor deck has a view of the town and ocean. Enjoy also the cute kitchen, old fashioned footed bathtub and "Americana" decor.

Phone, TV, Video Player, DVD, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Bar-B-Q. (1Q and 2T)

Kitchen.     Living room.     Full bath w/ claw foot tub.

Pictures from the Crow's Nest are of the living room with the bedroom in the background, the kitchen and the full bath w/ claw foot tub. Click on the pictures to see enlargements.

The Carriage House - Sleeps 1-2
Cozy and cute, this tiny dwelling is a perfect place for rest, contemplation, or a romantic getaway. Once a "tack room," this separate cottage features a comfortable queen size bed, a complete galley kitchen, and ¾ bath with skylight. Bright fabrics and country furnishings provide a cheerful environment. Also yours, is the Carriage House porch and brick patio under the 100-year-old Cypress - with views of the ocean & coastal hills.

Phone, TV, DVD, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker. (1Q)

Carriage House Kitchen     Carriage House Patio     The Carriage House Bedroom

* Summer is a one week minimum stay from mid June to mid September. Winter is a 2-night minimum excluding holidays. Sheets and towels are furnished and, there is a one time cleaning fee for each unit in addition to posted rates. All nightly and weekly rates are subject to change.
Peak rates also apply on holiday weekends. Click on the pictures to see enlargements.

Comments from recent guests....

"Thanks for sharing your slice of heaven with us. We love the Saltbox and can't wait to come back." Peter and Ellen B... St. Paul, Minnesota

"Family Reunion/Graduation Party. This was the most fun get-away. A charming home to share with our large family... We loved all the "homey" feelings. The courtyard also provided a perfect setting for our Father's Day get-together. Thanks for all the memories!" Don and Josie S. & family...

"We had a wonderful time and enjoyed your delightful house. Many memories were made these last few days." Max and Becky K. & friends
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If you have any feedback to the owners regarding your stay, (positive or unpleasant), please complete the "Feedback Form" where you can send your comments. Please submit only your comments in the form. If you require something immediately please contact Property Manager.

The setting is "California in the 40's" - with a temperate climate, lots of sun, and gentle way of life. Located off California's Highway 1, Cayucos is situated on the ocean between Morro Bay and Cambria. San Luis Obispo is 20 minutes south, Hearst Castle is 20 minutes north.

Relax on the Patio
Relax On The Brick Patio

At the Saltbox you can park and walk everywhere,
                  as the following places are literally steps away . . .


The Pier
Ice Cream & Candy Parlor
Newspaper, Convenience Food & Liquor Store
Restaurants, Cafes, Bars
Western Saloon
Two Large Antique Malls
Kite, Surf & Souvenier Shops
Art Gallery
Video Rental & Game Shop
Drug Store & Pharmacy
Number of Steps (100 steps = 1 minute)

75 - 279

More to do and to see . . .

By going to the following websites, you can take a virtual tour through the streets of Cayucos, get visiting information to wineries, find out about the many natural and historic attributes of California's Central Coast. Please email, if you have any questions. And thank you for inquiring about The Saltbox - in Cayucos by the Sea.

We're easy to find - just 100 yards from the ocean . . .

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The Saltbox in Cayucos


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