Once you arrive in Cambria, you’ll smell native Monterey pines in the air. Cambria has rocky cliffs on the Pacific coast, a castle on a hill, an elephant seal rookery, and a historic downtown area. However, your first stop should be Moonstone Beach. Cambria’s shoreline is known for having moonstones washed ashore. While gem-quality moonstones consist of feldspar, Cambria’s moonstones consist of chalcedony. Though they only resemble the precious gem in appearance, the rocks of microcrystalline quartz glitter in the sun. You may bring them home but first, you’ll have to see them for yourself. Read below and book one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Cambria, California, now.
1. Artsy home with deck
A vacation home up on a hill and near a nature trail should be a perfect fit for your Cambria itinerary. The ocean, where you plan to go for moonstones and sunsets, is visible from the deck. The house itself will make you want to stay in for a day to observe its architectural highlights and enjoy its modern facilities. Original artworks are featured in the rooms. You’ll find custom touches in the main entrance, the ceiling, and the two bedrooms, which can sleep a maximum of four guests.
Hummingbird House in Charming CambriaCambria, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:great artwork and fabulous views plus just a really comfortable place to stayit's complete with everything (and more) one would need for a comfortable staysuch a lovely and comfortable house with a beautiful view the oceanvery charming warm comfortable house patricia was wonderful to work with would definitely stay there againcomfortable quiet home in an older cambria neighborhood that was a peaceful retreat
Cleanliness:clean and comfortableeverything was clean and convenientthe space was spotlessly clean and beautifully decoratedstylish private super clean comfortable completesparkling clean and a full kitchen if you want to actually cook
Host:everything was wonderful and the owner was very quick to reply to all our inquiriesthe host is great and very responsive to any needspatricia was very responsive when i asked questionspatricia was a gracious host and her place was beautiful and relaxingpatricia is a thoughtful host with great communicationRead more reviews
Location:the location is also greatthis location fit our needsgreat place to stay wonderful locationshort walk to the ranch for a beautiful walkgreat location and thoughtful consideration to the guest experience everywhere in the house
2. Lovely nook near Moonstone Beach (from USD 118)
Every rockhound who went to Moonstone Beach had a great time hunting for these gem-like rocks and enjoyed looking at them. Situated near this famed beach is a studio Airbnb space that is yours for the taking. It features a king bed, a mini-kitchen, and a deck. Book it now and secure a pretty place built and decorated with the idea of mashing up rustic and luxurious. You’ll be glad to know it worked out quite well. A solo traveler or a couple would have a restful stay in this vacation home.
Guest suite in Cambria · ★4.93 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathCambria, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the room and bathroom had great amenities and we enjoyed the unobstructed view of the stars at nighta very nice place where the bed has direct view of the star lightthe mattress was sooo comfortablethe amenities showed her thoughtfulness and the suite was comfortablethe space was perfect with a big comfortable bed huge bathroom and nice private deck
Cleanliness:beautiful clean spacevery clean and comfortablethe room is spacious very clean and extremely comfortablesuper clean and also has such a nice gardenit is clean bright and beautifully decorated with plants
Host:ann-marie was quick to respond to any questions we had and she provided lots of helpful tipsann-marie was a great hostannemarie was the perfect host giving us tips of a delicious bakery in cambriaeasy to find comfortable and a great hostshe's so accommodating and makes everything easyRead more reviews
Location:great location very private and specialalthough quiet the location was very close to town and local attractionsgreat stay in cambria close to many restaurantslocated on a quiet side street in a beautiful gardenneighborhood location was super quiet for a good night's sleep
3. Airy house in beach community (from USD 508)
Sitting on an Adirondack chair on the front deck of a two-level Airbnb home is one of the ways you can relax while in Cambria. Walking two blocks to the edge of the water for a breathtaking sunset is another. Don’t be surprised if you see deer, sea otters, herons, and other local wildlife on your way. A stylish getaway in Marine Terrace is ready for booking if you need an airy, welcoming house with three hotel-grade bedrooms and a spacious kitchen. Take note that the house has a 15-step staircase leading to the second floor.
Home in Cambria · ★4.98 · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2.5 bathsCambria, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the furniture and beds were most comfortablethe wifi is blazing it’s downright amazingthe wifi was strong and maria was super responsivethe decorations are new and the furniture is quite comfortablea big kitchen with nice amenities
Cleanliness:exceptionally clean and comfortable housesuper clean and beautiful houseit was clean and comfortablespotlessly clean comfortable well stocked with necessitiesappreciated the extra efforts during covid for a clean space
Host:the host was amazingmaria is an awesome hostmaria was a great hostlove the area home and hostmaria is a great host and i would definitely stay at her home againRead more reviews
Location:the location is perfectlovely house in an amazing locationa fantastic house really close to the beachher sunny hilltop location was only a short walk to the beach and ranch walklocation is perfect walking distance to the beach and we spotted deer roaming the neighborhood
4. Tranquil home near Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (from USD 305)
Are you looking forward to visiting Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and Hearst Castle in San Simeon? If so, a new and spacious cottage awaits your party. This renovated vacation home is two minutes away from the nature preserve. It’s perfectly situated if your itinerary includes the Ranch Trail and the bluff area where it’s easy to spot elephant seals and migrating behemoths. The house has custom walls and woodwork, plantation shutters, and furnished facilities. There’s a front porch where you can watch deer roaming around, and there are skylights to bring natural light indoors. This Airbnb also offers you access to the hot tub in the backyard.
Remodeled, Single-level. Fenced yard. Hot tub.Cambria, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:mattress review because i always want to know: all of the mattresses are very comfortablehowever the kitchen was very well equipped with quality knives and everything else needed for mealsgreat sound system smart tvs including big 50” one in living roomthis cambria cottage is amazing very spacious and comfortable for a medium sized groupwe loved our stay at the squirrels cottage it’s so cozy and welcoming
Cleanliness:very clean and spacious houseeverything was sparkling clean and tidyeverything is very cleanit was spotlessly clean and had just about everything we neededbeautiful place quiet clean and comfortable
Host:katy was a great hostkaty was very responsive to questions as wellthe owner was very responsive & pleasantkaty is an awesome hostkaty is an outstanding hostRead more reviews
Location:perfect location to do a day trip to big surgreat location for hiking the bluffright around the corner from a wonderful cliff walkgrateful for a quick getaway to the central coastthe location was perfect for our outings
5. Secluded custom house for a weekend getaway (from USD 569)
This house is located in a secluded area surrounded by trees but it is still close to town. Behind the house is a nature trail and upfront is an area frequented by deer. The interior of the house will fascinate you with its high clearance and calming color schemes. Before you even arrive, you should think of what eight travelers can do for fun on the spacious deck. It has a fire pit and opens to the outdoors. There is a work area in the house for when you need to attend to your business. Book this Airbnb vacation home and you will lose yourself in its tranquility and charm.
Home in Cambria · ★4.99 · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 bathsCambria, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the amenities were off the charts amazing and both beds were extremely comfortablemuch better than a hotel the kitchen was well stocked and the views were incredibleour son loved sleeping in his own toddler bed excellent hosts and amazingly clean home
Cleanliness:everything is very clean and maintained wellthe house is clean cozy invitingthe place was nice and clean and had everything you neededthe house was very clean and had lots of thoughtful extrasthe place is so comfortable and super clean
Host:the owner was incredibly responsiveowners are very responsivethey are the perfect hostskerrie was a fantastic hostfirst the hosts were greatRead more reviews
Location:perfect location close to everythinggreat location very short drive to beach and near hearst castlewell stocked kitchen and great locationbut glad i chose this placethe location is lovely and offers privacy without being too far from downtown cambria
6. Vacation nest near beach, trails, and downtown
Living in the city for most of your life, it might seem strange to see wildlife roaming near your house. However, it is typical on any day for any of the residents of this Airbnb to spot deer, rabbits, squirrels, and large birds roaming freely. Sometimes, they would even stop by the doorstep. This Airbnb is also near the beach, the local nature preserve, and the town center. It’s a nicely organized vacation home with a fireplace. The hosts went the extra mile to make the living areas and bedroom comfortable. Book this place for a real escape from the city. Sit on the deck at night, light up the fire pit, and talk about your day at the beach with your companions.
Cambria Beach House with Nature ViewCambria, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the fold out sofa was super comfortable for our kidslovely mattresses and sheets (including the sofa bed which like the main bed has a tempur mattress)the home has terrific wi-fi and tvthe tempurpedic foam mattress was very comfortablethe couch bed is soooo comfortable it is like made of memory foam or something
Cleanliness:very clean and modernexceptionally clean and quietwonderful place clean and as describeda comfortable clean stylish small housethe house was very clean and well organized
Host:the owner was very gracious and responsivethe host jason was super nice and responsiveour host jason was promptly responsive to emailed questionsjason and suzie are perfect hostscheck in was simple and jason is kind and professional recommendedRead more reviews
Location:located in a quiet and peaceful arei would definitely recommend this locationthis place was centrally located a great walk to the coast and beautiful insideit's located on a quiet and peaceful street and within driving distance to the downtown areanice quiet wooded house in cambria near a preserve
7. Cottage space near trails and boardwalks (from USD 181)
Located in a quiet and spacious hideaway, there is a space in Cambria with views of the forest and the ocean and that is this guest cottage for two. It offers front door seats to blazing sunsets over the Pacific, too. It’s a quiet room with comfortable furnishings and a micro kitchen. The spot is ideal if you plan to take it easy since it’s near downtown and close to numerous dining places. This Airbnb vacation home is also a stroll away from the boardwalks. It is recommended that you visit the nature trail just conveniently down the street.
Guest suite in Cambria · ★4.98 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathCambria, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the apartment and views were amazingthe breakfast’s were much appreciated and i loved the beautiful flowers on the tray and in the rentalgreat breakfast spread w fresh flowers good coffee very clean and comfortableyes i said breakfast traysthe breakfasts were also a lovely touch
Cleanliness:the place was immaculately clean impeccably maintainedvery nice clean and quietthe accommodation was sparkling clean and spaciousclean room good communication extra touches continental breakfastbeautiful apartment that was truly spotless
Host:stevan and lori are wonderful hostsstevan and lori are great hoststhe hosts are very nicestevan and lori are great hosts) the hosts are friendly and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:the location is great as wellbeautiful accommodations in a secluded neighborhood just a short walk to the beachgood restaurants and things to do close bybeautiful little place the get awayyou can walk/hike to an oceanside park and great restaurants and shops are a 5 minute drive
8. Stand-alone shack two minutes from the ocean
A stand-alone Cape Cod cottage in Cambria’s Happy Hill area is available for booking if you’re planning a trip to Cambria soon. The bedroom and loft are reachable via a spiral staircase and the living areas are smartly distributed on the ground floor. It’s a place that will make you feel at home in no time. The cottage is a quaint space with an enclosed deck, which is the best spot to see the ocean if you feel like staying in. When you arrive, you will be greeted with a pantry stocked with all essentials.
Cute Cambria Cottage~Ocean Views and Dog Friendly!Cambria, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Cleanliness:super clean & thoughtful toucheskaren's cottage is sparkling clean and cozythe cottage was clean tidy and had everything we neededkaren communicates very well and her place is sparkling cleanthe place was very clean and included flyer menus etc
Host:kare and earl were so wonderful and responsivekaren has been hospitable from the beginning and lives up to her status as super hostkaren and earl were great hosts and i would recommend their place to anyonekaren was an excellent host communicating regularly and quickly with us throughout our visitkaren was a great host and her cottage property was lovelyRead more reviews
Location:great location you can walk to town easilyawesome location thanks karena wonderful place to relax and take in the amazing surroundingskaren’s place is absolutely amazinga great place to stay
9. Beach cottage for two with hot tub
Set aside a weekend for vacation and try this vacation home. This Airbnb near the sea is available for booking now. It’s the perfect retreat for a couple whose main requirements for a home are a welcoming garden, designer decor and furnishings, and a candlelight dining area. The cottage has a hot tub and an outdoor fireplace to accommodate your staycation plans.
Romantic, Ocean View, Designer Beach CottageCambria, California, United States
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Amenities & Room:great cozy cottage with ocean views and charming amenities/decorthe decor in the cottage is beautiful and to add the couch and bed are so comfortablethe breakfast scones were delightful and deliciousthis is a charming and comfortable cottagewe had a terrific stay incredibly thoughtful touches throughout the place amazing hot tub bar shower and deck
Cleanliness:extremely clean and comfortablethe place was very clean and as describedeverything was spotlessly clean beautifully decorated and fully stockedcarlene's place had everything we needed it was spotless and very comfortablethe place was super clean ocean view with so much charm
Host:carlene was an amazing hostcarlene and denny are wonderful on site hostscarlene and denny are the most amazing hostsits also nice that the owners live upstairson top of that the host was extremely sweet and hospitableRead more reviews
Location:nice location close to town and beach and many great hikesoverall this is a magical location that is one of a kind and you will not forgetthis is a great spot with breathtaking views central location and excellent hoststhe bathroom with walk-in shower and bedroom with comfortable four poster bed are spacious
Visit Cambria for a good time
A small seaside village is the best description of Cambria. Because of its quaintness and location along an unspoiled stretch of the Pacific Coast, this is the place where you can escape from it all. Whether you’re planning to stay in or exploring the serene outdoors, you’re guaranteed to have a good time here.
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