9 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cambria, California - Updated 2024

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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.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 05, 2024.

1. Artsy home with deck (from USD 1103)

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.

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Cambria, California, United States
14.65 km (9.1 mi) from Hearst Castle
374 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great artwork and fabulous views plus just a really comfortable place to stay
it's complete with everything (and more) one would need for a comfortable stay
such a lovely and comfortable house with a beautiful view the ocean
very charming warm comfortable house patricia was wonderful to work with would definitely stay there again
comfortable quiet home in an older cambria neighborhood that was a peaceful retreat
clean and comfortable
everything was clean and convenient
the space was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated
stylish private super clean comfortable complete
sparkling clean and a full kitchen if you want to actually cook
everything was wonderful and the owner was very quick to reply to all our inquiries
the host is great and very responsive to any needs
patricia was very responsive when i asked questions
patricia was a gracious host and her place was beautiful and relaxing
patricia is a thoughtful host with great communication
the location is also great
this location fit our needs
great place to stay wonderful location
short walk to the ranch for a beautiful walk
great location and thoughtful consideration to the guest experience everywhere in the house
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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.

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Cambria, California, United States
16.84 km (10.5 mi) from Hearst Castle
1766 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room and bathroom had great amenities and we enjoyed the unobstructed view of the stars at night
a very nice place where the bed has direct view of the star light
the mattress was sooo comfortable
the amenities showed her thoughtfulness and the suite was comfortable
the space was perfect with a big comfortable bed huge bathroom and nice private deck
beautiful clean space
very clean and comfortable
the room is spacious very clean and extremely comfortable
super clean and also has such a nice garden
it is clean bright and beautifully decorated with plants
ann-marie was quick to respond to any questions we had and she provided lots of helpful tips
ann-marie was a great host
annemarie was the perfect host giving us tips of a delicious bakery in cambria
easy to find comfortable and a great host
she's so accommodating and makes everything easy
great location very private and special
although quiet the location was very close to town and local attractions
great stay in cambria close to many restaurants
located on a quiet side street in a beautiful garden
neighborhood location was super quiet for a good night's sleep
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3. Airy house in beach community (from USD 295)

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.

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Cambria, California, United States
16.82 km (10.5 mi) from Hearst Castle
364 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture and beds were most comfortable
the wifi is blazing it’s downright amazing
the wifi was strong and maria was super responsive
the decorations are new and the furniture is quite comfortable
a big kitchen with nice amenities
exceptionally clean and comfortable house
super clean and beautiful house
it was clean and comfortable
spotlessly clean comfortable well stocked with necessities
appreciated the extra efforts during covid for a clean space
the host was amazing
maria is an awesome host
maria was a great host
love the area home and host
maria is a great host and i would definitely stay at her home again
the location is perfect
lovely house in an amazing location
a fantastic house really close to the beach
her sunny hilltop location was only a short walk to the beach and ranch walk
location is perfect walking distance to the beach and we spotted deer roaming the neighborhood
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4. Tranquil home near Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (from USD 200)

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.

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Cambria, California, United States
16.84 km (10.5 mi) from Hearst Castle
337 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mattress review because i always want to know: all of the mattresses are very comfortable
however the kitchen was very well equipped with quality knives and everything else needed for meals
great sound system smart tvs including big 50” one in living room
this cambria cottage is amazing very spacious and comfortable for a medium sized group
we loved our stay at the squirrels cottage it’s so cozy and welcoming
very clean and spacious house
everything was sparkling clean and tidy
everything is very clean
it was spotlessly clean and had just about everything we needed
beautiful place quiet clean and comfortable
katy was a great host
katy was very responsive to questions as well
the owner was very responsive & pleasant
katy is an awesome host
katy is an outstanding host
perfect location to do a day trip to big sur
great location for hiking the bluff
right around the corner from a wonderful cliff walk
grateful for a quick getaway to the central coast
the location was perfect for our outings
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5. Secluded custom house for a weekend getaway (from USD 397)

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.

Stayed at this property?
Cambria, California, United States
17.05 km (10.6 mi) from Hearst Castle
247 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were off the charts amazing and both beds were extremely comfortable
much better than a hotel the kitchen was well stocked and the views were incredible
our son loved sleeping in his own toddler bed excellent hosts and amazingly clean home
everything is very clean and maintained well
the house is clean cozy inviting
the place was nice and clean and had everything you needed
the house was very clean and had lots of thoughtful extras
the place is so comfortable and super clean
the owner was incredibly responsive
owners are very responsive
they are the perfect hosts
kerrie was a fantastic host
first the hosts were great
perfect location close to everything
great location very short drive to beach and near hearst castle
well stocked kitchen and great location
but glad i chose this place
the location is lovely and offers privacy without being too far from downtown cambria
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6. Vacation nest near beach, trails, and downtown (from USD 218)

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.

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Cambria, California, United States
16.55 km (10.3 mi) from Hearst Castle
276 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fold out sofa was super comfortable for our kids
lovely mattresses and sheets (including the sofa bed which like the main bed has a tempur mattress)
the home has terrific wi-fi and tv
the tempurpedic foam mattress was very comfortable
the couch bed is soooo comfortable it is like made of memory foam or something
very clean and modern
exceptionally clean and quiet
wonderful place clean and as described
a comfortable clean stylish small house
the house was very clean and well organized
the owner was very gracious and responsive
the host jason was super nice and responsive
our host jason was promptly responsive to emailed questions
jason and suzie are perfect hosts
check in was simple and jason is kind and professional recommended
located in a quiet and peaceful are
i would definitely recommend this location
this place was centrally located a great walk to the coast and beautiful inside
it's located on a quiet and peaceful street and within driving distance to the downtown area
nice quiet wooded house in cambria near a preserve
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7. Cottage space near trails and boardwalks (from USD 113)

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.

Stayed at this property?
Cambria, California, United States
17.96 km (11.2 mi) from Hearst Castle
576 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment and views were amazing
the breakfast’s were much appreciated and i loved the beautiful flowers on the tray and in the rental
great breakfast spread w fresh flowers good coffee very clean and comfortable
yes i said breakfast trays
the breakfasts were also a lovely touch
the place was immaculately clean impeccably maintained
very nice clean and quiet
the accommodation was sparkling clean and spacious
clean room good communication extra touches continental breakfast
beautiful apartment that was truly spotless
stevan and lori are wonderful hosts
stevan and lori are great hosts
the hosts are very nice
stevan and lori are great hosts
) the hosts are friendly and helpful
the location is great as well
beautiful accommodations in a secluded neighborhood just a short walk to the beach
good restaurants and things to do close by
beautiful little place the get away
you can walk/hike to an oceanside park and great restaurants and shops are a 5 minute drive
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8. Stand-alone shack two minutes from the ocean (from USD 437)

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.

Stayed at this property?
Cambria, California, United States
14.29 km (8.9 mi) from Hearst Castle
242 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
super clean & thoughtful touches
karen's cottage is sparkling clean and cozy
the cottage was clean tidy and had everything we needed
karen communicates very well and her place is sparkling clean
the place was very clean and included flyer menus etc
kare and earl were so wonderful and responsive
karen has been hospitable from the beginning and lives up to her status as super host
karen and earl were great hosts and i would recommend their place to anyone
karen was an excellent host communicating regularly and quickly with us throughout our visit
karen was a great host and her cottage property was lovely
great location you can walk to town easily
awesome location thanks karen
a wonderful place to relax and take in the amazing surroundings
karen’s place is absolutely amazing
a great place to stay
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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.

Stayed at this property?
Cambria, California, United States
17.41 km (10.9 mi) from Hearst Castle
115 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great cozy cottage with ocean views and charming amenities/decor
the decor in the cottage is beautiful and to add the couch and bed are so comfortable
the breakfast scones were delightful and delicious
this is a charming and comfortable cottage
we had a terrific stay incredibly thoughtful touches throughout the place amazing hot tub bar shower and deck
extremely clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and as described
everything was spotlessly clean beautifully decorated and fully stocked
carlene's place had everything we needed it was spotless and very comfortable
the place was super clean ocean view with so much charm
carlene was an amazing host
carlene and denny are wonderful on site hosts
carlene and denny are the most amazing hosts
its also nice that the owners live upstairs
on top of that the host was extremely sweet and hospitable
nice location close to town and beach and many great hikes
overall this is a magical location that is one of a kind and you will not forget
this is a great spot with breathtaking views central location and excellent hosts
the bathroom with walk-in shower and bedroom with comfortable four poster bed are spacious
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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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