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The Cambria Sea Star -B&B with a private garden and ocean view

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
30 nights minimum
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The Cambria Sea Star has an inviting garden walkway leads you to a truly unique attached guest house with its own private courtyard featuring an original mural painting and water fountain.This is a one-of-a-kind place to relax, revive and restore your soul, crafted by the owner/artist reflecting her love for the garden and sea.Your hosts, Daniel and Denise Brill, are old-time Cambrians who are sure to guide your stay with everything you could ever need to completely enjoy the area. L'etoile de Mer is located above Marine Terrace, short walk down the hill to beach access and coastal trails. Glorious sunset views of the sea from the deck are all year round. We highly value the privacy of our guests to allow your stay to be a restful one. What your stay Includes:1 bedroom studio w/ que...The Cambria Sea Star has an inviting garden walkway leads you to a truly unique attached guest house with its own private courtyard featuring an original mural painting and water fountain.This is a one-of-a-kind place to relax, revive and restore your soul, crafted by the owner/artist reflecting her love for the garden and sea.Your hosts, Daniel and Denise Brill, are old-time Cambrians who are sure to guide your stay with everything you could ever need to completely enjoy the area. L'etoile de Mer is located above Marine Terrace, short walk down the hill to beach access and coastal trails. Glorious sunset views of the sea from the deck are all year round. We highly value the privacy of our guests to allow your stay to be a restful one. What your stay Includes:1 bedroom studio w/ queen size bed, a private bathroom/shower A garden oasis with it's own patio and entrance.Breakfast foods are presented upon arrival with home baked pastries, home made granola,yogurt,milk,fresh ground coffee,tea & local seasonal fruit. There is a microwave , toaster refridgerator and mini freezer with pleanty of plates, cups and utensils for those that want to stay in for a light meal. WiFi internet access & cable TV Cozy gas fire stove. Personal bath robes, Beach chairs, picnic basket,wine tasting maps and resources for everything you may want to do while in the surrounding areas. Beach and sea side activities, kayaking, hiking, wine-tasting, not to mention the famous Hearst Castle just 10 mins away. More information and contact can be found by a search for cambriaseastar. Hope to see you soon!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Denise B
Hosting since April 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI am always there to greet you as we live in the main house attached to the B&B. The best way to reach me is through a text should you have any, questions or needs.
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Reviews (11)
dlreid6
dlreid6
Torrance, CA19 contributions
The Cambria Sea Star was a wonderful vacation for my friend and I! The cottage is decorated beautiful and the gardens are awesome!
Visited June 2016 Traveled with friends
Written July 2, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TobiR76
TobiR76
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
Grear and friendly hosts, a wonderfully decorated room, lots of lovely and high quality furnishings, a wonderful patio at the back of the house in front of the room.
Visited August 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written August 24, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nick H
Nick H
Santa Monica, CA1 contribution
There are few places that deliver everything, but this place has it all and more. Upon arriving we were welcomed by Denise who is so warm and made us feel very welcomed. The cottage was pristine, even better than the photos. So much character and personality in the place, it was truly a pleasure to stay at L'etoile De Mer. Not only was the room great but the area is so lovely, a short distance from the town, we enjoyed exploring the community and went for long walks both in the mornings and evenings. Great walk to the beach from the house. Saw deer throughout the area. It was a delight. We cannot wait to go back!
Visited August 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written August 19, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ymurray
ymurray
Menlo Park, CA25 contributions
We stayed three nights at the Sea Star and had a fabulous time. The location is "off the beaten path", by which I mean it's not in downtown Cambria but in a lovely residential area that is a short walk from the coastal access and hiking trails. Denise had great suggestions for hiking, kayaking and wine tasting activities. The accommodations are tucked away at the back of the house, with a separate entrance so it feels very private. They have a lovely courtyard area just outside the room, which is perfect for relaxing with a good book. We definitely recommend the Sea Star. Other reviewers have commented on the breakfast and it was perfect for us, but it depends on what you are expecting. This isn't a B&B that serves you a hot, elaborate breakfast at a specific time. They provide everything needed for simple breakfasts during your stay, and you have a small fridge, microwave, and coffee pot in the room. It was perfect for us to have simple, healthy breakfasts. Of course, we later would indulge in fabulous dinners and didn't have to feel too guilty because we had started the day out in moderation!
Visited August 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written August 9, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KerryEllenS
KerryEllenS
San Luis Obispo County, CA1 contribution
We only live 40 miles from Cambria but staying at L'Etoile de Mer for the weekend felt like a real vacation. The hosts are delightful and have thoughtfully chosen décor and amenities to ensure their guests comfort and convenience. The guest space is private, quiet and very clean. L'Etoile de Mer is a lovely spot and I highly recommend it.
Visited June 2015 Traveled with friends
Written June 9, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BenSydney_Australia
BenSydney_Australia
11 contributions
Very thoughtfully designed unit decorated with more beach bling decoration than you have seen in a month of Sundays, charming nevertheless. Location was ideal for us and enabled us to explore the Cambria and San Simeon area using Sea Spray as a base. Owner was friendly and attentive and provided us with plenty of information.
Visited April 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written April 30, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ann8609
Ann8609
Half Moon Bay, CA2 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Sea Star! Though connected to the hostess' home, the access and rental are completely private. We loved having breakfast--rich yogurt, healthy granola, fresh juice and coffee, homemade scones--outside on "our" own patio. The rental is well maintained, immaculately clean, charmingly decorated, and has internet access. We appreciated the cushy towels and plump pillows, and felt the kitchenette was tastefully and adequately stocked. The B and B is located in a quiet neighborhood, convenient to downtown Cambria, beaches, Hearst Castle, and wine-tasting. The hostess provided us with tons of materials about the area and was delightful and eager to make our stay comfortable. We very much look forward to returning to The Sea Star!
Visited August 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written August 21, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

psychrn10
psychrn10
Santa Clarita, CA2 contributions
Spotlessly clean! Beautifully decorated! Yummy breakfast! Quiet! Everything we needed, at our fingertips! Close proximity to everything!
Visited July 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written July 10, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pat q
pat q
38 contributions
our host went out of town for that weekend. Everything was great the first 2 nights that we were there. She left us breakfast of 3 scones and some homemade granola, a small pitcher of milk and some yogurt and a large bowl of fruit. The breakfast was great as we were to going hiking for 3 1/2 hours. We ate the fruit throughout the day. I was looking forward to another wonderful breakfast Sunday morning, thinking her husband would leave it outside our door. Sunday is the day we enjoy breakfast in bed. Breakfast never came and we had eaten the scones, 1/2 of the granola and yogurt, all of the milk & fruit on Saturday. It was 8am and I went to ask her husband but he was gone. So we had some dry granola, a little yogurt, no milk for the coffee and some leftover tortillas from Sat. lunch. I was so disappointed. I sent her a nice email asking her about the breakfast, hoping that there was some mistake and this was her answer: Hi Pat, Thank you so much for staying with us and I do appreciate the feedback. I usually ask if you need anything else before Sunday and apologize about the scones and milk.. Sometimes we have food left over, you never know what people like and don't like. I hope that you both return and I will be able to meet you both then and make up the Sunday breakfast.. All the best and glad you enjoyed your stay. Blessings, Denise Now, what do you think that she should have said? Her answer only made me mad. Apparently the food she left for us was supposed to be for 2 days but she didn't tell us that. I expected a more sincere apology and a possibly an offer of a small refund for the breakfast. I've stayed at a lot of B&B's and have always received a hearty breakfast and an offer of "Let me know if you need anything else". Now I believe that her husband really doesn't have much to do with her B&B because he never really offered anything. I would tell anyone to stay there just as long as she is around. I wish I could go back but now I have bad feelings about it.
Visited April 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written April 29, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Pat, I am sorry you were so disappointed and apologize again for not explaining about the breakfast to your expectation before hand. We are a home stay B&B that has the breakfast basket available upon arrival and a self catering kitchenette. It is a little different than a larger B&B where a full breakfast is being served. I am sorry that i was called a way and was unable to offer you a better reception and attention to your needs. Thank you for staying with us in Cambria.
Written April 28, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Zoolook999
Zoolook999
13 contributions
We will certainly stay at the Sea Star again! It is a lovely spot, quiet, private, scenic and very close to town with great restaurants and shops. Beautiful, exquisitely clean room, refreshingly decorated with a contemporary sea theme, rather than the over the top ruffles and faux Victorian atmosphere you find in some B&B's. We enjoyed the garden and potted plants, especially the variety of succulents. You can see the ocean from the top garden. We loved our long walk on the boardwalk. The owners were friendly, helpful and available but not intrusive. We left a precious item behind and Denise kindly mailed it to us quickly. The room has a small fridge and coffee pot, tea pot. We enjoyed our breakfast in bed tremendously, so nice not to have to dress and traipse down to a dining room full of strangers. We have enjoyed meeting new people at other B&B's, but I really prefer being on our own. The fruit plate was excellent, and so handy to have tea and coffee right away. There was a nice surprise of strawberry jam and lemon curds for the scones, which were terrific. We appreciated the eco-friendly focus and all the personal touches, robes, slippers, picnic basket, basket of shampoos etc. There is lots of light in the room, and the bed was very comfortable, quality sheets and towels, and lots of pillows for reading in bed. We especially loved the little gas stove in the corner, it was just enough heat to chase off the October chill in the evening. Our stay was only for two nights, but was so refreshing we felt like it was twice that long.
Visited October 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written October 20, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Deck
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
We are located in a residential wooded area that is above the Marine Terrace on the beach. There are walking and hiking trails within a few blocks from the house. The town is a little over a mile away. Our house is located on a corner lot with parking on the side street in front of the walkway leading to the sea star guest house. There is a town trolley stop that comes hourly a half a mile away.
Getting around
You pretty much need a car to get around in Cambria. There are plenty of walking trails that are flat as well as many hills to climb. You can bicycle around if you do not mind the hills, otherwise transporting them to a country road which is lovely to ride.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
DIrections will be emailed to you upon confirmation
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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