Bauers' Gilded Nest

2805 Burton Circle/Drive , Cambria, CA 93428 USA (Show map)


Award Winning Private B&B Homestay / Reduced Rate Breakfast Option. No adjoining walls or common shared guest areas assures a quiet and private stay / 1.Attached Cottage Suite Large 800 sq. ft. of comfort and privacy King Bed 2.Elegant Suite / Queen Bed spacious yet cozy with antique furnishings .BOTH accommodations offer Faux Fireplace Heating,Private Entrance and Bath with WiFi,Flat Screen TV DVD, Purified Water and an abundance of Amenities needed for a Comfortable and Luxurious stay.Centrally located, minutes from all Cambria has to offer, from Oceanfront Paths,Village Shopping and Fine Dining.Upon your arrival Wine, Appetizers and parting gift await you in the privacy of your accommodation.Thank you for viewing, I welcome the opportunity to host you.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

A Cozy Retreat

5 on February 17, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed are stay here very much! It was very clean, cozy and private. Mikki is very warm and welcoming and made us feel at home. We will definitely be going back.

A cozy getaway

5 on December 05, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Bauers' Gilded Nest Artist's Studio for 9 days over Thanksgiving week, hoping for a comfortable and quiet place where we could spend some time reading and writing in between nature walks and sunshine. Micki's great cooking and warm hospitality made our stay easy, cozy, productive, and perfect! We enjoyed Micki's homemade continental breakfasts. For lunches and dinners, we alternately tried a few of the local dining options and prepared simple meals at home for ourselves, as the room came equipped with a mini fridge, microwave, large toaster oven, and suitably sized pots, pans, and utensils for cooking. This made our stay both more economical and relaxed. I would recommend the Artist's Studio to any couple looking for a romantic getaway. It's an absolutely cozy and charming place to spend time with a dear one.

Our elegant "Elegant Suite" stay!

4.6 on October 22, 2012

We stayed for 1 night in the Elegant Suite, which was beautifully decorated, very comfortable, had every amenity we could need, including a spare toothbrush (which we needed since we forgot ours!). The owner, Mikki, is super helpful and makes sure that your every need and comport were attended to. The price was also very reasonable for everything you get and for the amount of attention and service that comes with the room. Thanks Mikki!

Innkeeper Response
TO ALL MY GUESTS: a big thank you for your much appreciated good reviews. I feel that I am the lucky one to have had the opportunity to host YOU ! Wishing you all the most enjoyable of traveling adventures !

Weekend Get-Away

4.6 on October 20, 2012

We had a great time in Cambria and our stay at Bauer's Guilded Nest was lovely. We were so happy to find a last minute B&B available. We appreciated Mikki's care and concern for a special needs diet and the Cottage Suite was very clean, cozy, and comfortable. We loved watching the hummingbirds and enjoyed the peace and quite for our weekend get-away.

What a lovely way to spend our anniversary!!!

5 on October 09, 2012

This is an amazing "homestay" experience. The place is immaculate and as charming as your hostess, Mikki. The breakfast was absolutely delicious with all homemade goodies. We choose the "light" option but we were well sated with wonderful muffins and a fabulous fruit, yogurt and granola dish. Mikki knows lots about Cambria and was more than willing to share lots of interesting tidbits. The accommodations were also peaceful and quiet. Enjoy!!

Bauers' Gilded Nest

5 on August 18, 2012

From the moment we pulled into the driveway, I knew we were in for a delightful surprise. As we entered into our cottage, our jaws almost dropped as we absorbed the charm of this place. Every single piece of furniture seemed to complement each other creating such a quaint environment. Mikki introduced herself right away and made us feel absolutely welcome. She offered her valuable service and she quickly made us aware of all the activities we could do in the beautiful town of Cambria. Breakfast the next morning was an absolute delight and it totally exceeded our expectations. I was quite disappointed when it was time to check out as I didnt want this marvelous vacation to come to a halt. The memories we shared in this beautiful inn will remain in our hearts. Thank you Mikki for all the Love you put into your work!!!


5 on August 11, 2012

We stayed there for two wonderful days, the breakfast was excellent, room was in perfect condition, bathroom well suplied, very close to the villege, the beach and the Harest casttle, had a wonderfull time.

Love this gem!

5 on July 24, 2012

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Bauers' Gilded Nest this past weekend and we absolutely loved it! You couldn't ask for a more gracious hostess than Mikki. From our initial phone call I could tell she really cares about treating her guests. We had a lengthy conversation about what, if any, dietary restrictions we might have, so I figured the breakfasts would be good, but they were actually superb. Then, when she sent her confirmation email, she made sure to include her dining recommendations, which came in incredibly handy, as well as specific directions that Google Maps doesn't provide, so we wouldn't get lost. The property is quiet and charming. We stayed in the cottage accommodation, which is filled with great little homey touches that make it so warm and inviting. My favorite is the mason jar display filled with paint brushes, pencils, etc, in case an artistic mood strikes. The bed was so comfortable I felt like I was being hugged all night. I cannot recommend this place enough if you're going to Cambria. You will not be disappointed in this nest.


5 on July 21, 2012

Spent two days at tthe Guilded Nest. Our hostess, Mikki, provided a clean, comfy home, a healthy yummy breakfast and tourist advise and directions. Everything we hoped for and more. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast!!! Bob and Donna

A vacation paradise!

5 on July 20, 2012

We loved our cozy, beautifully decorated accomodations in the Artist's Loft, which had an amazingly comfortable bed. We also enjoyed a delicious breakfast overlooking a fantastic garden area complete with hummingbirds.. Mikki even customized our breakfasts to fit our likes and dislikes. We highly reccommend Bauers' Gilded Nest!

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Location Type

Oceanview, Wine country


San Luis Obispo (SBP) 36 miles

Directions to property:

Arriving From the South: Hwy 101 while traveling North Take the Morro Bay, Cambria, Hearst Castle turn off. Enter onto Santa Rosa St. traveling North, make no turns. Santa Rosa turns into hwy 1 [PCH/Cambrillo Hwy] Travel through Morro Bay, Cayucos & Harmony Once in Cambria, pass the first street light [Ardath] When reaching Burton Dr. [second street light] turn right/east onto Burton Dr. Travel no more than a couple hundred yards, turn left into driveway at the intercept of Burton Circle/Burton Drive Bauers Gilded Nest house sign above garage. Arriving From the North: Traveling South on 101 take Cambria exit [46] Then right on hwy 1 Pass first street light[Ardath] Turn right/East onto Burton Dr.[2nd street light] Travel no more than a couple hundred yards,turn left into driveway at the intercept of Burton Circle/Burton Drive Bauers Gilded Nest House sign above garage. Arriving From the North on Hwy 1: Traveling South on hwy 1 Pass first street light[Windsor] Turn left/East onto Burton Dr.[2nd street light] Travel no more than a couple hundred yards,turn left into driveway at the intercept of Burton Circle/Burton Drive Bauers Gilded Nest House sign above garage.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Bird Estuary, Natural History Museum, Hearst Castle, State Parks, Whale Watching [in season], Sea Lion & Elephant Seal Mating Beach [in season], Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay

On-site amenities

Parking, Telephone , Faux Fireplace Heating in both accommodations, Purified Water-Coffee-Tea-Cocoa-Milk-Juice, Comfort needs-sewingkit-bandaids-iron-hairdryer , Bath Toiletries/creams/makeup remover&more, Wine-appetizers-snacks-fruit-cookies-candy, HandMade Parting Gift from the Owner's Art Studio

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A reservation deposit is requested on a multiple night stay.
A full payment is required on a one night stay.
Full payment may be required at particular times of the year.
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation policy.If cancellation is made before 7 days of arrival date [10 days for holiday reservations] a full refund [ minus a $20.00 processing fee ] will be returned.If a cancellation is made (WITHIN 7 days/10 days for holiday )of arrival date your deposit will be credited toward your next visit.



Mikki Bauers

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About the innkeepers

Mikki is a proud member of Rotary International,Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Aux,Fiscallini Ranch Preserve as well as numerous birding & garden clubs. A local artist & naturalist that lives & loves the many opportunities of interest for herself & visiting guests. A long time resident with much knowledge regarding Cambria & the surrounding hamlets. Mikki shares her private nest with a loving Standard Poodle, Mr Quimby, whom would enjoy meeting you, but only if asked.

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An abundant , healthy choice

  • Time Served: At guest's leisure within room
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Calif Cuisine Breakfast
A full breakfast that will include an abundant selection of fruit chutney / fresh/dried fruits which will include melons/Home Made Yogurt / Homemade granola/cheeses/eggs with homemade toppings /seeds & nuts / home baked scones or muffins [ other morning breads may be served ] Along with coffee, teas, cocoa, milk, juice and when available mulled cider. Homemade granola, a home mixed morning cereal and oatmeal selection is also available and included. All foods are served [or stocked] within your private room to accommodate a flexible schedule.. as well as assuring privacy and comfort amongst guests.