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Here's what "San Francisco" magazine said:

"The most relaxing experience is to be had by renting one of the many private homes available along the water and up the seaside hill. Your first choice should be Walter and Elaine Evans’s Big Red House. The airy structure is decorated with impressive art and furniture far more modern than the typical seaside cottage’s. A two-block walk from the beach, it has cul-de-sac seclusion, ocean views, and creature comforts like DVDs and magazines to curl up with. The Evanses are next door, on hand to offer advice should you choose to leave the comforts of their home."


"We had a wonderful stay in your lovely home. We would love to come again on our next visit from England." - Toni & John U.K.

"We had an excellent time here in Cambria. The house is perfect. I feel like I'm home, only better. Hearst Castle was impressive. What a nice way to wake up in the morning, sun shining through the windows, birds singing away, the sound of the surf pounding the shore. Thanks."
- Joe & Susan, CA

"As we stepped out of the front door to get an even better view of the setting sun, we froze in our tracts. There, silhouetted against the background, practically within petting distance, were three deer out for their evening stroll. It was then we realized that we'd been misinformed. The castle is not up in San Simeon, it's right here on Chelsea Lane."
- Jeinne & Bill, Scottsdale, Arizona

"Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had staying at your beautiful home! I must admit, I was sceptical at first because I usually stay at a hotel. But when we walked into your home we both just gasped at how lovely everything was(and BIG!),too. So comfortable, roomy, homey, quiet and with such a beautiful view. I hope that on our trip to Cambria we will be able to stay at "The Big Red House" again...But I'll warn you .. we might not leave!!" - Helen and Paul

"A tremendously wonderful place. Everything was there for us the moment we needed it. One of the nicest vacation rentals we've had the luxury to stay in."
- Eric, James, Tina, & Andrew

"We came to rest, relax and enjoy the awesome beauty of God's creation. It has been more than we could even imagine here on the California Central Coast. Thank you for your kind hospitality. We felt at home and were especially appreciative of your welcoming our little dog, "Annie". The muffins were yummy, thank you, the flowers lovely, We so enjoyed our time here."

 Jeff & Meg……Annie too!

"First bite of Elaine's perfectly baked bran muffins…it was confirmed….we had arrived here, Heaven on earth. Everything was absolutely perfect. The media selection, the fragrant little bath soaps, the hospitality, the well stocked kitchen, fine woodworking magazine (my favorite!) & "California Design", fresh flowers----Oh my—did I mention the media selection? Thanks for extending your home. Till next time…"
With fond memories,
K.C & H,D
Wasco, CA

"Elaine & Walt
Thanks for another wonderful trip to the Coast. We had a great time. This time with "Roxie" our new nine- week old Austrailian  Shepherd pup. She loves the bridge out back and made a point to cross over again and again, Thanks for the tips on where to take her. She loves the beach. We'll be back" soon!"

As always,
Cliff & Debbie
Clovis, CA

"Thank you for another wonderful stay. We love it here at the Big Red House. And thanks for your tips on things to do. We loved the waterfall at Salmon Creek. As Grandma used to say"God willing we'll be back next year". Thanks again."
Kelly, Gregg, & Sean
Woodland Hills, CA

"Dear Elaine & Walter
Your English friends descend again.  A perfect time as always but not enough time to do all the things we'd planned—so we'll have to return for trip # 7. Love you both, see you soon."
Richard & Tanya,
Bromsgrove, England

"Elaine & Walter from Beth & Stan:

Life is so beautiful when you stop and see it, smell the sea, watch the waves wash away what you thought could not. I have found that place that has brought my mind, body, and spirit back to me, Rejuvenated I depart and wait until I can return. I have found my soul mate in life, Stanley. I have now found my spiritual place on earth. This Red House I take home with me. Thank you, Caring

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