10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cayucos, California - Updated 2021

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Off California’s famed Highway 1 - also known as Pacific Coast Highway - is the tiny seaside town of Cayucos. Boasting 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) of soft white-sand beach, this Central California coastal destination is a top spot in the Golden State for exciting surfing, refreshing swimming, and soaking up the sun’s rays. One of a handful of intimate, offbeat beach towns still in existence in California, Cayucos offers gentle waves, salty sea air, and a chill vibe. If you long to explore Califonia’s coastal bliss and stay in equally enjoyable surroundings then you must read on to see the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Cayucos, California.

1. Large bluff-side guest suite near the water (from USD 75)

Situated on a marvelous bluff, this cozy suite in a wonderful home is a nice motel alternative. The standout feature is access to the roomy deck with water views! This room is set up as a mini kitchenette: equipped with a small fridge, a handy microwave, an essential Kuerig coffee machine, and a kettle if you’re a tea drinker. The host also provides dishes and cutlery when needed. If you’re a hiking fan, this accommodation is adjacent to a lovely state park that offers scenic hiking trails. The locale is also within strolling distance of downtown Cayucos and a delightful beach.

Spacious modern bedroom with private bath.
Cayucos, California, United States
55 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view was so beautiful from our room
a great little room with a fantastic view of the coast
an absolutely stunning location sunrise and sunset views from the room
had breakfast at the sea shanty and the food was amazing
the bed is very comfortable and the decor is stylish
Cleanliness:
laurie's place is amazing it is clean comfortable and stylish
outstanding views and sparkling clean large suite
Host:
laurie is a lovely host
laurie was a sweet and welcoming host
and laurie was very nice and great host
laurie was gracious and friendly
and laurie was the perfect host for my stay
Location:
location is great and easy walk to downtown
the location couldn’t be more perfect right next to walking trail
the location laurie has here is incredibly thoughtful and ideal for a quiet get-away
during this time it is very easy to social distance at this location
it’s a perfect cosy and quiet place to rest and enjoy the central coast
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2. Heavenly guest suite moments from the beach (from USD 207)

Centrally located in the downtown area and across from the surf, this beautiful guest suite offers plenty of plush comforts. Replete with seafaring decor, a warm fireplace, and lots of natural light, this lodging displays a dreamy ambiance. The highlight is the breezy balcony that’s equipped with a soothing outdoor hot tub and superb ocean views. The cute kitchenette is nicely appointed with up-to-date appliances and the roomy king-sized bed is ideal for restful sleep. This property provides a shared game room that includes table tennis and billiards. Bicycles, fun beach toys, and handy beach gear are available.

Walk to the Beach from an Ocean View Suite
Cayucos, California, United States
176 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice coffee shop down stairs with very good coffee and huge breakfast burritos that were yummy
furniture and furnishings were clean and comfortable
nice cozy place with a view of the beach and the pier
gorgeous room with lovely views & a great location
the ocean view suite was extremely comfortable (especially the bed - like a cloud )
Cleanliness:
very clean and would stay there again
super clean and easy to find
everything was clean and comfortable and we appreciated the blackout shades
fabulous we loved everything about this property spotlessly clean comfortable and very well appropriated
very clean great location and amenities
Host:
the host is very responsive
taylor is a wonderful host
the hosts are wonderful and very helpful if needed
awesome host and awesome place loved everything about it
the family was attentive prompt and friendly
Location:
the location is fantastic
the location is wonderful
great location and great value
great location walking distance to everything you might want to do
nice apartment in a great location
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3. Efficient converted-garage studio (from USD 123)

Just moments from the beach, this spacious garage has been transformed into a wonderful studio apartment. Displayed with bits of festive beach-inspired decor such as colorful rugs and a pastel-hued color scheme, this studio has high ceilings and large windows to add to the expansive feel. No kitchen is presented but this studio is equipped with a small fridge, convenient microwave, and a nice coffee machine. An unassuming paved patio offers a relaxed spot to unwind at the end of the day.

Perfect Stop Traveling Hwy 1/Tesla charger
Cayucos, California, United States
361 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 5 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was comfortable and had all of the necessary amenities
every question was answered in minutes and we appreciated the local guidance in the room
nice space with lots of room
coffee maker extra toiletries beach towels and sweaters for moments of overcast making stay more comfortable
also whilst we appreciate there wasn't a kitchen there was a fridge microwave and water heater
Cleanliness:
super clean and cozy
very clean and as described
space was very clean with quaint touches
the space was clean and cozy
the space was very clean and welcoming
Host:
host was very responsive
host was very kind and welcoming
host is responsive and friendly
she was very friendly and accommodating she even invited us along to her workout class and a hike
laura was a great host and was attentive to our needs
Location:
the house is located in a pleasant residential street very close to the beach
really cute and spacious room private and super close to the beach
a pretty place in a very nice location
this is a neat little spot near major attractions on central coast
really cute place super close to the beach and the highway
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4. Spacious and pet-friendly dwelling (from USD 181)

If you have a furry friend accompanying you then this is the ultimate accommodation. Decorated with great care, this charming two-bedroom dwelling offers lots of room to lounge and there’s a great dog-friendly beach that spans 4 miles (6.43 kilometers). Be aware, housing your four-legged companion costs an additional 20 USD per night and the canine limit is two. For indoor entertainment, guests can utilize reliable WiFi and streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. When you’re ready to hit the beach it’s only five minutes on foot.

Cayucos Guest House Entire Level Pet Friendly
Cayucos, California, United States
85 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is comfortable private and has beautiful beach views from 2 rooms
save yourself some $$$ and make breakfast there before heading out for the day
the living room provides a view of the ocean and the hosts made us feel incredibly welcome
Cleanliness:
very beautiful and clean place
dog friendly and impeccably clean is a rare find we had a great stay
clean and spacious is a must for me
everything about her place was great extremely clean and smelled so amazing
the place was sparkling clean comfortable and beautifully decorated
Host:
jody was a very good host
this place was amazing the hosts provided every amenity you can imagine
jody is the perfect host and makes everything smooth and well thought out
it was truly a wonderful experience staying here and jody is a fantastic host
we had a great time at jody’s super cute and lots of friendly home touches
Location:
excellent place to stay near the beach
an easy walk to the beach and for adventures just a short drive to state parks
very close to downtown cayucos and morro bay absolutely beautiful location
very nice guest house great location and jody is very thoughtful in how she sets up the space
this lower floor of the house is in a great location well maintained with many thoughtful touches
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5. Adorable duplex with tropical feel (from USD 132)

Situated on a tranquil street across from Highway 1 and the beach, this bright one-bedroom lodging is charming throughout and offers ample sea breezes. Boasting polished hardwood floors, a collection of windows for bright streaming sunlight, and simplistic furnishings, this apartment oozes beachside bliss. The bathroom is pristine with attractive tile and a large walk-in closet offers loads of storage for your belongings. The layout is spacious with a nice kitchenette comprised of a small fridge, microwave, and an expert Keurig coffee machine.

A Piece of Paradise
Cayucos, California, United States
314 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great stay with truly comfortable amenities
quaint cozy cottage is perfectly centralized for fun daily adventures
the outside couch converts to a bed so this place is very comfortable for 2 people
very cute unit with an ocean view from the bedroom and bathroom
nice comfortable place minutes from downtown cayucos---we biked down
Cleanliness:
clean and quiet space
very clean and comfortable
very clean and convenient
very clean and comfortable
the space was clean and fresh
Host:
very nice hosts as well
emily is very nice & helpful
emily is an extremely hospitable and responsive host
house and host's were great and provided everything we needed for a wonderful weekend getaway
emily’s place exceeded expectations great host great spot
Location:
great location a bike ride away from everything
great location and comfortable place
cute location had a great time
close to many fun things to do
close to other fun beach towns
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6. Sleek cabana near the beach (from USD 200)

If you want to soak up the local atmosphere then this is the ideal lodging. With the surf outside your door, this ultra-modern accommodation is a beach lover’s dream. This renovated one-bedroom features attractive accent lighting, stylish furnishings, and fine stainless steel appliances. A shared carport lounge or the tasty casual eatery next door are great spots to unwind after a busy day. This apartment is in the heart of downtown Cayucos so you’re surrounded by all the town has to offer.

Front Row on Cayucos Beach
Cayucos, California, United States
186 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
small unit but clean and well appointed
it was very clean and had everything you need
it was also super clean i would def recommend this place
had everything we could possible want private fresh and clean and plenty of extras
Host:
the owner was very responsive and went out of his way to help
amazing place and incredible host
brendan was communicative and a gracious host
brendan was responsive and helpful throughout our stay
host was helpful and has created a great atmosphere for playing or just relaxing
Location:
great location super cute space
great location in a awesome city
super awesome location to enjoy the local vibe
beautiful stay very close to hearst castle
appreciate the walking proximity to everything in town as well
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7. Unique home with contemporary simplicity (from USD 225)

Rare in its design, this fully furnished accommodation receives high marks for comfort, convenience, and location. The neighborhood offers a great selection of dining choices within easy reach and the beach is across the street. Clean and tidy throughout, this space provides a kitchen that gleams with stellar appliances and shiny granite counters. The sleep options include an overstuffed queen-sized bed and a fun twin-over-full-sized bunk that’s fun for kids. Step onto the outdoor deck and enjoy the ultimate spot to dine al fresco: with a barbecue grill and comfortable seating on hand.

Beautiful Ocean View
Cayucos, California, United States
345 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire place 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furnishings were great and the wi-fi worked beyond expectations
amazing view we watched whales while having breakfast
loved the views from the bedroom and living room
a well stocked kitchen great view comfy beds and linens
i could sit in the living room or bedroom and look out a huge window to see the ocean
Cleanliness:
sparkling clean and sunny
the shower was very clean
this place is very clean and quiet
it was very clean and easy to find
the place was clean and was updated
Host:
the neighbors were all friendly and kind
the host is easy to connect with and very responsive to all emails
super easy communication with the host
i expect an airbnb superhost to be more compassionate understanding and responsive
Location:
the location is perfect for walking the town enjoying shopping and beach
it was a perfect location and very peaceful
beautiful location and perfect little town
in walking distance to beach and downtown which was great for us
great location with a wonderful view and close to town
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8. Homey studio hideaway (from USD 150)

Atop a hill facing the water, this classic beachside studio is a quick 10-minute walk to the water and offers compelling views of the surroundings. Possessing subtle maritime decor, this studio offers a lot, from a crisp Smart TV to a soft queen-sized bed. The yard and the private patio is a highlight: an awesome spot to relax in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee or watch with anticipation for the gray-whale migration during March and April. For touristy fun, you can explore nearby Hearst Castle or take in the sights of Highway 1 aboard a bicycle.

Oceanview Studio in Cayucos Beach
Cayucos, California, United States
14 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
welcome basket toiletries fresh flowers some beach stuff and an incredibly comfortable bed for a restful night's sleep
Cleanliness:
so clean and so well lit
mary’s place was wonderful the pictures don’t do it justice it was clean and tastefully decorated
Host:
mary was very friendly and attentive
mary is a very attentive and a wonderful host
mary is the best host i have had so far
mary is sweet and great host i felt very welcome
mary is also kind enough to provide snacks and drinks
Location:
location was perfect; 5 minute walk to the beach
the beach is about a 10 minute walk from the place and the sunset is beautiful
i would highly recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for a place to stay near the beach
she had the most thoughtful touches like drinks snacks toiletries and her place is so cute and clean
mary’s space is fantastic for anyone looking to have a genuine central coast experience
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9. Dazzling oceanfront abode

Relish sights from bustling Cayucos Pier to captivating Morro Rock at this stunning two-bedroom home. Offering an open floorplan, handsome exposed wood ceilings, huge picture windows, and comfy furnishings, this house is awash in splendidness. Take advantage of the full-service kitchen, a toasty fireplace, and a handy washer and dryer. Each inviting bedroom offers a luxurious king-sized bed and a grill on the dreamy patio is the ideal setting for great outdoor dining. Beachcombers are happy to know this accommodation is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the sandy beach.

Ocean view retreat with private patio - minutes to the beach
Cayucos, California, United States
16 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this comfortable home exceeded our expectations
Cleanliness:
the property was spotless clean and well equipped
clean comfortable soft touches anything you could need to relax
Host:
this is a nice place to stay recommend owner is super will check with them again
Location:
great house with an amazing location
amazing location amazing house yard and all around experience
the location between cayucos and morro bay works really well
such a beautiful place to visit
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10. Intimate lodging in bygone-era house

Only a two-minute stroll from the beach, this homey accommodation is perfect for solo travelers or tourist couples. The two-level duplex is a lovely Craftsman-style cottage and guests have access to the entire ground floor. You can unwind on the airy front porch but be aware the backyard is not available to guests. If you want to play tennis or enjoy an afternoon picnic, there are pleasant courts and a finely maintained city park across the street. Low ceilings in the bedroom give this space a cozy feel and the kitchen and lounge areas offer a great lived-in ambiance.

Charming Cayucos Beach house
Cayucos, California, United States
33 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice quality linens and the kitchen and bath were well equipped
Cleanliness:
patrick was friendly and helpful and the place is spacious clean and in a great location
Host:
patrick is a wonderful host
the host was very gracious and timely with all communications
the host sent messages checking on us and was very nice
the host is close by and ready to accommodate any way he can
patrick’s is a wonderful host and person his place is exactly as described
Location:
perfect location in the heart of cuyucos
located in an ideal location close to beach and maindrag
super convenient location an easy walk to the main part of town
great location close to the beach pier shopping and restaurants
the location is very convenient (walking distance) to good restaurants and the pier
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Cayucos' easy-living Airbnbs

The premier in beach towns, Cayucos offers sun, surf, and much more. Whether you need a cozy studio or a huge beach house, the Airbnbs in this city offer the best in comfort and location and are certain to make your beach getaway an unforgettable adventure.

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