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“Perfect Beach Cottage” 5 of 5 stars
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6580 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428   |  
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Los Angeles, California
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“Perfect Beach Cottage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

This was the third time staying in the Seascape cottage, which is the closest cottage to the beach. What can I say, it's perfection. It's private, cozy, comfortable, and the perfect getaway for some quiet time. It was my husband's birthday weekend and when we returned from dinner there was a wonderful birthday cake awaiting us in the room with a note from the staff. We love the Seascape cottage because of the porch, which we use at sunset while sipping wine - and also to eat the yummy complimentary picnic breakfast in the morning. The cottages are the perfect location on Moonstone beach. You can't go wrong here! Be sure to open a window a bit to fall asleep to the ocean waves...... We usually take advantage of the online pricing and/or AAApricing!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarkEads, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review, February 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your return visit to the Moonstone Cottages and for your review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and are able to take advantage of everything these unique cottages have to offer. Happy Birthday to your husband again!! It was a pleasure to have you as our guest during this special weekend escape and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Warmest Regards,
The Team from Moonstone Cottages
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Cambria is a very cute little beach town that's within a ten minute drive to Hearst Castle. We spent one night in the Mariner Cottage which was adorable, immaculate and quiet. While not big, it was very cosy, has nice amenities, fireplace, and faces the beach! We loved it and would highly recommend it as an upscale option in Cambria. The sister property, Blue Dolphin, was also really pretty- that's where we checked in to get our key, so if you want more of a hotel atmosphere, that would be a great choice, too!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

These small cottages are great for a couple that wants to be alone. Walk across street to the board walk. Grab a sandwhich in town and have it at the picnic area up the street. Great place to visit off season..Cant go wrong.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glendora, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

We have stayed in Cambria many times and this was our first stay at Moonstone Cottages. We had no idea that their were actual single story cottages with beautiful ocean views available. The cottage was very quiet and we fell asleep on the great bed to the soothing sound of the ocean. Our room was SO comfortable and decorated with a seafaring theme - - great shower and bath! We sat on the little deck amongst the flowers and watched the sunset. We strolled across the road and explored tide pools. Great places to dine are within walking distance. Moonstone Cottages get an A+ in our book! Lynn and Hunter Jamison

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

My wife and I stayed in the Seascape Cottage which is the one closest to the street. We found this to be a delightful place to spend the first two nights of our honeymoon. We had beutiful early October weather. The deck at the front door is the biggest of the three cottages. We were not bothered at all by the cars, bicyclists, walkers, etc... passing in front of us. The cars travel slowly along Moonstone Beach and their passengers all wanted to look our way as we sat on the deck enjoying our breakfast or relaxing with the view. The Seascape Cottage offers the best view by far of the three cottages. They are all detached and afford privacy from one another. The room is fun with vaulted ceilings and spa tub. Everything was very nice. I would suggest you don't bring a large car as driving back to the parking area could be a little tricky. Breakfast is brought to your door. The puffed pastry is served hot and was very good. The fruit pasties are very tasty as well. It was fun to get a dvd from the Blue Dolphin Inn (Moonstone Cottages sister inn and where you check in and out)! The only thing that could have made this better was if there had been a king sized bed. The room and closet are a little on the small size, but this is the perfect place to spend part of your honeymoon as you can't help but relax here! We will be back!!!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Spent two nights at the mariner cottage on our way from SF to LA, good choice. The place is pretty much dead at night (except one or two nice restaurants). So if you're looking for piece and quiet or romance; ideal location. If you're looking to get a drink after dinner and walk among a crowd, this location is not for you.

The mariner worked out perfectly for us; it is the third one in from the road, but still has a nice view of the ocean, doesn't get any noise from the street traffic and has a ton of privacy. You pick your breakfast items from a set menu the day before and it's delivered each morning in a bag; perfect for picnicing on the water (which is what we did). They also have an extensive DVD collection.

The shell station about 2 miles away has a good wine selection. We got some nice cheeses as well, and had ourselves a wine and cheese hour by the ocean before dinner.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Seascape Cottage, which is the cottage closest to the ocean. The entire stay was absolutely perfect. The cottage is cozy, has a wonderful unobstructed view, a great porch to site and watch the sunset, and binoculars to see the wildflife up close. The picnic breakfast was great, and we loved the K-Cup coffee! I would highly recommend this cottage for anyone who wants total privacy and a quiet and beautiful retreat on lovely Moonstone Beach.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6580 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three private ocean view cottages, nestled in a grove of mature cypress trees. Beautifully designed and crafted these cottages offer quiet comfortable lodging like none other on Cambria's famous Moonstone Beach Drive. Family owned and operated, Moonstone Cottages are perfect for a romantic getaway. A Breakfast Basket is delivered to your door in the morning. Each Cottage has a view of the ocean and is equipped with gas fireplaces, refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screened T.V. and DVD player. ... more   less 
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