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Carol and Jim Chalifoux have been around the Central Coast for a long time. Based nine minutes south in Cambria, they have been providing real estate services to buyers and sellers. Carol is the brains of the duo and Jim is her go to guy for getting the hard work done.

You may have seen their moniker “Chalet Realty” in the local directory or as a byline in the many areas they have been supporters of; especially the arts.

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Carol has been painting and photographing for many years while Jim, the more musically inclined of the two, plays bass in many of the areas musical groups.

Recently they contacted HQ Secure Global Internet, a web development agency that has been active on the Central Coast for the past twenty plus years. They challenged owner Flash (seriously) to revamp their old site into something modern, responsive – something that would look great on mobile phones, tablets and of course desktop computers. The end result was stunning.

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Chalet Realty knows San Simeon. Check out their new website and if you have questions about art, music, the Central Coast, including San Simeon; you will find Jim and Carol Chalifoux friendly and helpful.

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Finally, not exactly a secret, but not widely advertised is their red cabin in the Cambria woods that has been beautifully decorate in a cute inviting style – it can be rented! Come stay on the coast for a few days or even a week or more.

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Our mansion has evolved from a high end bed & breakfast (since the 1980’s) to something unique and very much needed. We are proud to announce that we are now an exclusive rental for groups only. We allow only one group per booking. Phone or email your request to start the process of making this house exclusively yours for a wonderful gathering experience!

The Pickford House provides nine luxurious, spacious rooms, each with full bath, shower and television. The rooms are decorated to the theme of 1920’s film stars. All rooms include authentic antiques and each have a unique look and personality of its own. Choose the room that best suits your taste in decor. No cute frills, just elegance. The house was built in 1983.

The Pickford House Bar and Restaurant

The Pickford House Bar and Restaurant

In the Pickford House you will find a spacious showplace dining room which is perfect for dinners, functions, family gatherings, corporate retreats or just hanging out around the antique fireplace. The fabulous dining room and 1860’s antique bar (brought in from the Buffalo New York Hilton Hotel many years ago). We think it was their loss as it truly enhances the elegant saloon-like atmosphere which is reserved strictly for our guests.

  • The parking lot is large and flat
  • The mansion is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the town or beach; 5 minutes by car
  • As always, well behaved pets and children welcomed here.


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Serving San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos and Morro Bay | Sea For Yourself Kayak Outfitters (SFYKO) is a kayak outfitting company that has been located within the William Randolph Hearst State Memorial Park for the past nine years. All of our kayaking tours take place within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Our knowledgeable guides are dedicated to providing our customers with a unique educational experience about local wildlife, habitats and some interesting history about the beautiful area we live in.  We are open year round with reservations and during the summer are enjoying the beach daily.

Our Mission

SFYKO’s mission is to provide the people visiting an adventure of a lifetime in the most beautiful area in the world, California’s Central Coast and its neighboring waters.  We offer educational and healthy activities highlighting the unique biological diversity and history only San Simeon Bay provides through our interpretative kayak tours and providing equipment necessary for safe ocean recreation.

We’re Happy to Provide:

  • Kayak Tours
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Boogie Board Rentals
  • Wetsuit Rentals
  • Surf Rentals
  • Stand-up Paddleboard Rentals
  • General Happiness

San Simeon Cove Tours Offered Daily!

San Simeon Cove is a tropical-esque cove resting at the foot of a modern day castle. Located on California’s central coast, San Simeon Cove used to be the private port for the late media mogul William Randolph Hearst. Get in the water and enjoy the natural beauty of Big Sur and the California Central Coast then enjoy the Hearst Castle Tour.
We believe San Simeon Cove is a hidden jewel and are focused on providing the best tour possible. Sea For Yourself Kayak Outfitters (SFYKO) is the exclusive rental and touring facility for this unique area.


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Physical Address

W. R. Hearst State Memorial Beach

San Simeon, CA 93452

Mailing Address

P.0 Box 126

San Simeon, CA 93452


(805) 927-1787 Local
800-717-5225 Toll Free (CA Only)
(805) 927-1792 Fax



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Having a blast at Pismo ATV RentalsTwo Pismo Beach Locations to serve you! :: Riding through the coastal dunes on your own all-terrain vehicle is a popular past time for visitors to Pismo Beach and the surrounding areas. Rates start at $48.00. California requires a safety certificate for minors under the age of 18 years and has a compulsory helmet law so please, we want you to have a safe holiday, so use your headgear! A bandanna for your face is also recommended due to the dust and grit. We can provide helmet, goggles.

“What an awesome experience with Arnie’s ATV, and special thank you to Connie for her XXxcellent service.. We’ll be back soon!” -TigerZ (Santa Clara, CA)
Pismo ATV Rentals Telephone Number Toll Free: 1-800-213-1590Local: (805) 474-6060
Pismo ATV Rentals Physical Address 171 North 2nd StreetGrover Beach, CA 93433


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J. PATRICK HOUSE, a Cambria Bed and Breakfast Inn, is an authentic log home and charming carriage house in a garden and forested setting.


  • Country Elegant Accommodations
  • Wood-burning Fireplaces
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Hosted Wine Hour
  • Complimentary Concierge Services
  • Beautiful gardens and sitting area
  • Dial-up Internet Access
  • Bedtime Killer Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Exquisite Breakfast:
    • Homemade Granola
    • Chef-prepared Hot Entree
    • Fresh Baked Bread
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Selected by Sunset Magazine as best sleeps on the Central Coast!

Experience J. Patrick House, Cambria’s original – and still the finest – Bed and Breakfast Inn, nestled in the tall Monterey pines above Cambria’s charming east village. As you enter the front door of this enchanting log home, the warmth of its embrace will welcome you. The aroma of freshly baked cookies, homemade granola, breads and muffins will transport you to a magical place.

The main log home has one guest suite. Stroll through the passion vine covered arbor to our charming carriage house with seven additional “country elegant” guest rooms.

So much to do! Savor the cuisine of Cambria’s fine restaurants and the area’s internationally recognized wine region. Discover the numerous art galleries, antique shops and gift stores in the east and west villages. Tour the remarkable Hearst Castle. Spend the day experiencing the beauty and tranquility of the countryside. Walk along the shoreline and visit tide pools or watch the fascinating elephant seals, sea otters and whales. Hike, bike or kayak. Or visit the many world-class wineries.

We are here to help you plan your activities and are dedicated to making your Cambria getaway a truly unforgettable experience.

J. Patrick House Bed & Breakfast Inn

2990 Burton Drive

Cambria, California 93428

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