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Gem on Park Hill

4.4048
(42 Reviews)

Capacity

2 Bedrooms
1 Bath
Sleeps 4

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About

Gem on Park Hill - five minute walk to the beach. Discover the natural beauty of the California Central Coast in one of the few original Cambrian homes. This quaint two bedroom bungalow with a cozy living room with fireplace, and a light and airy sunroom, is within walking distance of Moonstone Beach, Shamel park and the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Go sea glass hunting on the beach or take walks along the rocky cliffs and watch the sea otters cracking shells. This old Cambrian home was bought during the early fifties by a teacher who moved to Cambria to raise her two kids. It is now owned in third generation and lovingly furnished with some of the pieces inherited by the family. With close proximity to town, this single level, pet friendly home is a perfect little slice of the Cambrian life….Walk to town for your morning coffee and a newspaper. Check out the local artisans in town. Explore the tide pools! Come enjoy!single level, BBQ, WiFi, Cable TV, Pet friendly. TOT#0000570
***Pet fee $10 per night ***

Features

Amenities

  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • BBQ Grill
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Bank

Location

  • Ocean View

Type

  • House

Area

  • Park Hill

Availability

Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
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Park Hill

October 2021
, Vista, CA Unknown

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We enjoyed our time staying in Park Hill. The location of the home is perfect. We walked to Fiscalini Ranch, Shamel Park, Moonstone Beach and the trails. The kitchen was equipped with the essentials. The downside of the home is that the beds were not very comfortable. The furniture in the living room is arranged awkwardly and they ask that you don't rearrange it. The neighborhood was so quiet that all we heard at night were the waves UNTIL the neighbors next door showed up. They were so loud even after midnight. I read another review from a guest stating the same.

Great Stay

September 2021
, Fresno, CA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Very clean quiet home. The only thing is there needs to be a TV in the bedroom.

disappointing stay

July 2021
, Lake Havasu City, AZ US

Overall
2
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
1

We rented this property for an R&R vacation. We had next door renting party people till late in evenings, multiple days and exterior paint construction on house in back of this peoperty. The furnishings and beds were terrible, loved the location would not recommend this property. Owner needs some help with furnishing to be more functional.

Not a delightful gem

May 2021
, Pasadena, CA US

Overall
1
Services from rental manager
3
Cleanliness
2
Location
1
Property condition
1

We left after about 30 minutes and checked in to a hotel. Musty and stuffy upon entry. Bedrooms were cramped and uninviting. The fridge and freezer reeked of fish. Overall the space was claustrophobic and depressing.

A needed getaway

March 2021
, Los Angeles, CA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

A few days of quiet by the ocean in a well-placed and well-priced home.

Great Little Spot

March 2021
, Tustin, CA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This is a great little property in Cambria. You are within walking distance to beaches, trails, and downtown. It was clean upon arrival and very comfortable for me, my wife, and my pet.

Beautiful Home, Excellent Location and Price

March 2021
, Los Angeles, CA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This small home was perfect for my couples getaway. The property management company was nothing but professional, sending us emails with all the information we needed. They offered no contact key pick up which made us feel safe about our visit. The home was spotless, extremely clean and organized. We were so happy with our stay. We were also grateful that it was pet safe for our small pup.

The home is within 2 blocks from the ocean front, making it ideal for morning or evening walks.

Great little home close to the beach- but bring your own pan!

January 2021
, Healdsburg, CA Unknown

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

Cute little house with lots of potential a very short walk to moonstone beach. We had a great stay, but wish that the house had been a little better stocked. We mostly cooked at the house, but the cookware definitely felt like a hodgepodge of castaways. Same with the furniture, and no games, puzzles, etc. If we had known that ahead of time it would have been helpful. Otherwise, can’t beat the location and cozy nature of the house.

Close to everything

January 2021
, Hood River, OR US

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

Nice little place, two blocks from park and beach, a short drive to downtown. We like to cook (and need to, in covid times), and this was one of the best equipped kitchens we have experienced -- great selection of tools (knives so-so on sharpness). Sunroom floor was gritty, needed a quick sweep. One fry pan still greasy. Staff responded promptly when informed of only one wine glass when we arrived. Comfy bed and quiet with surf sounds at back of house. For readers, stocked with interesting mix of books and mags (Sun, New Yorker) if you didn't bring your own. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Perfect location for a get away

November 2020
, N/A, CO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Looking for a rental is not an easy thing to do. Booking a place that meets everyone’s needs is hard to do. We found this location as a spot close to activities; wineries, nature, & close to the ocean. It was a great find the first night sleeping with the sound of waves crashing brought a lovely relaxation quality to the trip that we hoped for but was surprised to find.

Central Coast weekend

October 2020
, N/A, CO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a wonderful weekend, and this property was ideal for my wife and I. The location was close to everything we wanted to experience while in Cambria.

Great Location

October 2020
, San Diego, CA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

This is a cozy cottage on a quiet street and close to everything Cambria has to offer. It was clean and comfortable, had great water pressure, and a fully stocked kitchen. There is a nice little park down the street (for our dog) with access to Moonstone Beach.

One issue was that there were no window coverings on the front door or sun room so we felt like we were in a fishbowl, which was a little uncomfortable for us. The yards (both front and back) and fencing could use some fixing up too.

Needless to say, we would still recommend this little cottage.

Great location / spotlessly clean

September 2020
, Pasadena, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This was a wonderful spot for our 3 nights in Cambria. Quiet location just a short walk to the shore, Shamel Park and Fiscalini Ranch. The house is roomy and comfortable, and very clean. Dog friendly. The kitchen is well equipped, and there's a pleasant sun room for meals.

Two small details that could be improved:

1.) Though we had a strong WiFi connection, we got a "no internet connection" message most of the time. Seems to be a problem with their service provider (not with the WiFi itself). We worked around that by using our phones as WiFi hotspots (pretty good Verizon cel signal).

2.) Turning on the fireplace was a bit of a puzzle. The instructions are printed on a dark (hard to read) metal plate attached to the grill below the fireplace. After following all the steps we were only able to ignite the pilot light. It was only after noticing a separate wall switch over near the tv remotes that we were able to turn on the fire itself. Then it worked fine. Management might consider printing out the instructions on a sheet of paper so they're easier to read, and mentioning the wall switch.

Otherwise, no complaints. We'd definitely stay there again! We were there during the pandemic, so we brought our own food and did takeout. But there are plenty of great restaurants in Cambria (especially the Sea Chest), so we hope to be back at them for our next visit.

Great location / spotlessly clean

September 2020
, Pasadena, CA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This was a wonderful spot for our 3 nights in Cambria. Quiet location just a short walk to the shore, Shamel Park and Fiscalini Ranch. The house is roomy and comfortable, and very clean. Dog friendly. The kitchen is well equipped, and there's a pleasant sun room for meals.

Two small details that could be improved:

1.) Though we had a strong WiFi connection, we got a "no internet connection" message most of the time. Seems to be a problem with their service provider (not with the WiFi itself). We worked around that by using our phones as WiFi hotspots (pretty good Verizon cel signal).

2.) Turning on the fireplace was a bit of a puzzle. The instructions are printed on a dark (hard to read) metal plate attached to the grill below the fireplace. After following all the steps we were only able to ignite the pilot light. It was only after noticing a separate wall switch over near the tv remotes that we were able to turn on the fire itself. Then it worked fine. Management might consider printing out the instructions on a sheet of paper so they're easier to read, and mentioning the wall switch.

Otherwise, no complaints. We'd definitely stay there again! We were there during the pandemic, so we brought our own food and did takeout. But there are plenty of great restaurants in Cambria (especially the Sea Chest), so we hope to be back at them for our next visit.

Charming House

July 2020
, Los Angeles, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a wonderful time. The house is comfortable and close to everything we love about Cambria. You can easily walk to Moonstone Beach and Fiscali Ranch. the house has old time charm.

Charming House

July 2020
, Los Angeles, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a wonderful time. The house is comfortable and close to everything we love about Cambria. You can easily walk to Moonstone Beach and Fiscali Ranch. the house has old time charm.

Great location but lacking a few things

July 2020
, Chico, CA US

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

My wife and I went to visit my brother in Cambria and we were able to stay at the Gem on Park Hill. This is an old style beach bungalow. The location is great, but inside, there are some things that need updating. Everything was sanitized, and maybe that's what led to all the cabinets in the kitchen being sticky - at least I hope that was the reason. The TV that's there is almost not even worth having since it's so small. The beds were comfortable, although the one was quite squeaky. The bathroom was adequate and the water pressure was good, which is something that can't always be said in Cambria. The outdoor patio area is rough - definitely needs to be redone as it could be a major tripping hazard for some folks.

What was really missing it seemed, and is always part of every other place we've stayed at via VRBO is a book with instructions, menus, brochures, etc. I actually had to call the office to get instructions on how to make the TV work since there were three remotes and no other information.

All in all, a nice place. You just need to be aware of its limitations.

Peaceful Beach House ~Clarify Beds

May 2020
, Phoenix, AZ Unknown

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Friendly, easy, helpful property management staff. Adorable town, flowers everywhere, good restaurants. Perfect to walk to hiking trails and beach. Lots of options to park along PCH and enjoy secluded beaches and hikes (watch out for ticks/ poison oak/ivy if you have dogs!) Our favorite was the elephant seals and redwoods up north. We should have clarified the beds ahead of time. The main house had two bedrooms and two beds only. The other bed (pull out couch) was upstairs in an unattached loft/apartment above the garage. The pull out couch was very comfortable for a pull out and the loft was beautiful with a large deck and lots of big windows. You can hear and see the sun set over the ocean from the loft. We had plenty of room with the two spaces, however, our children are teens and we had our dogs with us. So, we were comfortable leaving our teens the two beds in the main house with the dogs, but I don't think we would have been comfortable if we didn't have our dogs or if they were a bit younger. We couldn't get the cable or local channels to work on the TV, but found a roku in a drawer and set that up while we were there. I'm sure if we asked, the management company would have helped, they were very responsive. The garage had a washer and dryer and our stay had everything we needed. We brought an inflatable camp couch after reading other reviews that mentioned the lack of seating in the main house's living room. That helped make it a bit more comfortable. We had a great stay overall.

Great Stay

March 2020
, Livermore, CA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

This house was perfect for our stay. A short walk to the park/beach and less than a 5 min drive to downtown Cambria. The house was clean and all appliances worked. It had enough space for me and 2 kids and dog friendly was a big plus! The enclosed sun room was a great soot to eat meals and to watch the rain coming down. If you’d like a smaller place that is close to beach, downtown and Highway 1, this place is ideal.

Enjoyable 3-week stay

December 2019
, San Diego, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Great location, walked my dog to the beach morning and evening.

Bright and Cozy!

October 2019
, Studio City, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a wonderful weekend with our lab (our baby)-this house had plenty of space and the sun room was a perfect place for our dog to relax.

Bright and Cozy!

October 2019
, Studio City, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a wonderful weekend with our lab (our baby)-this house had plenty of space and the sun room was a perfect place for our dog to relax.

Gem on the Hill

September 2019
, Rancho Mirage, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

Stayed for 3 nights and the place was clean and very close to the beach.

Lovely place to stay

July 2019
, Aliso viejo, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We enjoyed this property. It was a perfect size for me, my husband and dog. We appreciated that it allowed for pets. This was close to beach and walking trails and Main Street. Very enjoyable. Will stay here again.

Love it

June 2019
, Ventura, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Perfect getaway.

Love it

June 2019
, ventura, CA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Perfect getaway.

Nice little hill retreat

June 2019
, Bakersfield, CA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We enjoyed our stay in the Gem on Park Hill. It is a cute little place. Check in and out was easy. We paid to use the room over the garage for my son and his significant other. It worked out well, even though my son reported the hide-a-bed in the unit upstairs was not very comfortable.

Nice little hill retreat

June 2019
, Bakersfield, California United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We enjoyed our stay in the Gem on Park Hill. It is a cute little place. Check in and out was easy. We paid to use the room over the garage for my son and his significant other. It worked out well, even though my son reported the hide-a-bed in the unit upstairs was not very comfortable.

Loved the sunroom!

April 2019
, N/A, CO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This house was perfect for a weekend trip with two couples. Excellent location and comfortable space. The sunroom was a highlight.

All You Need - and Pet-Friendly

October 2018
, Irvine, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This charming little home is very well located on a quiet street a short walk from Shamel Park and the ocean, with easy walking access to Moonstone Beach in one direction and Fiscalini Ranch Preserve in the other. It was cozy, clean and had everything we needed for a long weekend stay. Breakfast in the sunroom was a highlight. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

All You Need - and Pet-Friendly

October 2018
, Irvine, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This charming little home is very well located on a quiet street a short walk from Shamel Park and the ocean, with easy walking access to Moonstone Beach in one direction and Fiscalini Ranch Preserve in the other. It was cozy, clean and had everything we needed for a long weekend stay. Breakfast in the sunroom was a highlight. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

A Lovely Place

October 2018
, Nevada City, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

The place was lovely and clean and the stay here was wonderful. A short walk to the beach was nice, and we visited during the harvest festival which was very fun to see all the scarecrows in town. The town is so close and cute, it made it a very fun stay.

Rental Review

August 2018
, Long Beach, CA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
1
Location
5
Property condition
2

Overall it was ok. Lights in the the bedroom didn’t work, the refrigerator leaked water, the floors were dirty, a bunch of cobwebs in the entryway of the front door (outside of the door) the landscape was very dry, we saw pieces of trash in the yard and flower bed area, may be due to raccoons at night. The home was located in nice neighborhood, there was great a great cross breeze when all the windows were opened, everything else was satisfactory. But for the price I was expecting expecting a bit better, I guess your paying for the location.

Good Basic Bare Bones Rental for pets

August 2018
, laguna niguel, CA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Property was very clean and cute. Rental had the bare minimum of spices-had to buy a few to get by. Bathroom was fine. Bed in master bedroom is old and very low to ground-should be upgraded. Decent rental but not the best Scenic has to offer.

Good Basic Bare Bones Rental for pets

August 2018
, Laguna niguel, Ca United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Property was very clean and cute. Rental had the bare minimum of spices-had to buy a few to get by. Bathroom was fine. Bed in master bedroom is old and very low to ground-should be upgraded. Decent rental but not the best Scenic has to offer.

Escape to Cambria

July 2018
, Oceanside, CA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4

It felt great to escape to such a beautiful area of California. The house was close to the beach, although I would have loved a view, and close to town, which made it very convenient.

Pretty House near the beach

July 2018
, Hamburg, Germany

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a wonderful 7 Days in the great Cambria with four people (3 Adults and one youth). Very pretty house near the beach (5 minutes walk), enough space for all, no spectacular view but clean and pleasant. We would repeat our rent at any time

Great vacations !!!

June 2018
, Carbondale, CO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a great time, the house was nice , staff nice, I highly recommend your stay, thank you !!!

Beach Vacation

June 2018
, Bakersfield, CA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Loved the location. The house was lovely. The only negative was the furniture in the living room was very uncomfortable. Other than that it was a great place.

Refreshing Getaway

February 2018
, Los Angeles , CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Sweet cottage in a fantastic location.
Clean with a lovely outdoor patio area.
Could hear the ocean waves.

Lovely time in Cambria

July 2017
, Los Alamos, New Mexico United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The house was clean, fully equipped, comfortable, and in a great location. The vanity sink in the second bedroom was a great benefit for my daughter and I getting ready to go in the mornings. Very good rate in a lovely and upscale town. Would stay there again.

Cozy Place to StayThis was

May 2017
, Beaumont, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This was a cute little house to use for a home base to explore the central coast. Beds were reasonably comfortable except one had a wooden frame that you had to climb over to get in or out of the bed. We enjoyed opening up the windows at night to get fresh ocean air. We could hear the waves lulling you to sleep.