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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden

The Turtle House

Member since: 2014
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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

The Turtle House

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish please email only.
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015
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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

San Luis Obispo House Rental Photos and Description

Large house is situated on 5 acres- very private & secure

Your SLO getaway awaits in San Luis Obispo, Ca. in this 3500 sq. ft. 5 bedroom home with a large secluded, enchanted garden and patio. Whether you are seeking a romantic couples getaway or a fun family vacation, this is the destination for you!

5 bedrooms with all NEW Cal King pillow top mattresses. The house has two separate wings, 5 bedrooms (two master bedrooms), two livingrooms, and three full bathrooms. The patio area has plenty of seating and quiet, cozy nooks. You won't have to worry about parking because there is plenty of space.

While sitting in the garden with your wine, don't be surprised if you find yourself watching wild cotton tail bunnies, wild hare, humming birds, quail, and small finches, as well as our two 18 year old resident tortoises, George and Tommy.

Oprah says, ''San Luis Obispo is the Happiest City in America', and I must say that we agree.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The Turtle House (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

About The Turtle House

Built by our family in 2000, this solar powered home allowed us to host our large family and still have room for our friends who often stayed with us. We have lived in SLO for over 30+ years, and we can't imagine living anywhere else. Now that our kids are grown and out of the house, we relocated and turned our beautiful home into this vacation rental. We know you'll enjoy the lovingly cared for property as much as we do.

The Turtle House purchased this house in 2000

Why The Turtle House chose San Luis Obispo

Situated on 5 acres in the heart of Edna Valley.

Large kitchen for entertaining guests.

Very large 48x96 solid walnut kitchen table, which seats up to 10-12 comfortably.

Two large livingrooms. one has a pro-fooseball table, while the other has a tv and blu-ray player.

While all five bedrooms have Cal-king beds, there are two large masterbedrooms.

100' ft. long porch and patio with a beautiful garden and paths to meander on.

Lots of outdoor seating.

A large water fountain at the center of the garden.

Beatuiful mountain and meadow views.

Secure 2 car garage (with additional parking available).

7 minutes to SLO and 5 minutes to Pismo Beach

What makes this house unique

Private and secure in the heart of Edna Valley,

this beautiful home is conveniently located between the local vineyards, and once you arrive, do not be surprised if you spend most of your time wine tasting in this beautiful house and garden more than the local wineries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent house with plenty of space for our party size. The house was very neatly up kept with furnishings that made us feel right at home. Spare blankets and pillows were also conveniently placed in every room for additional guests.
Jul 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Birthday with Friends

  • 5 of 5

“TheTurtle house met all my expectations and then some for my bday celebration. I chose The Turtle house for the wonderful back yard, picturing myself drinking coffee or wine in the shade, reveling on the privacy and scenery. Yep- check! I also pictured a great bike ride to the various wineries nearby - there ended up being more than we could go to in easy biking distance, and what wonderful wines with generous pours and gracious hosts. (Take that, Napa and Sonoma). We took the larger suite at the end of the house with a separate entry to the backyard, big picture windows, and a bed firm enough to ease my back woes. We had such a wonderful time - I would do it again!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, it sounds like you had a great birthday. Thanks for choosing The Turtle House to have your friends together for the weekend. Happy birthday!
Berkeley, California
5

Highly recommend the Turtle House

  • 5 of 5

A dozen of us stayed at the Turtle House for a 3 day weekend birthday party celebration and had a wonderful time. The house is very spacious with lots of room to spread out in an idyllic setting in the middle of Edna Valley, a stone's throw from many fantastic wineries.

Yvette, the owner, was great to work with and was highly responsive. I'd definitely recommend staying at the Turtle House with a group of people or family.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you all had a great time. It was perfect weather for cycling and wine tasting around SLO & the Edna Valley. See you next time your in SLO.
5

Perfect for our large group

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our large group. Location could not have been any better-close to wineries, golf, beach, and downtown SLO. The open space in backyard was great for frisbee and cornhole after a long day of wine tasting! Kitchen and dinning area very open-great for entertaining. Our host made us feel right at home and was very responsive with any questions we had. We are looking forward to our next stay. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your time together. Thanks for taking the time to feed the tortoises their favorite foods. I'd love to hear from you again in the future, until then.
Sacramento,California
5

90th birthday for mom and family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful home & it makes you feel like it's yours Very spacious & the floor plan is excellent for any occasion. A master at each end of the house. Totally private. The owner went out of her way to make this perfect. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you & your beautiful home Hope to see you again. I will be sure to let all my friends know where to plan there next get away.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi When someone shares with me their occasion how could I not help besides a 90th birthday reunion is a pretty big deal. I'm so happy you all enjoy your time together making wonderful memories at The Turtle House. I'm always so delighted to hear families getting together and using the house the way it was intended. See you next time!
San Luis Obispo, California
5

The Turtle House

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house and garden for a family reunion with plenty of space and gathering places! Child and adult friendly, with the added bonus of being close to the airport.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great house in wine country

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a friends weekend trip. The house has some of the best wineries right down the street. It is a quick drive to pismo beach and San Luis obispo.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Luis Obispo Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
SLO Brew, Mothers Tavern, NOVO
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Laguna Lake,Monarch Dunes,BlackLake,Cypress Ridge
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Train is in SLO and Grover Beach
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 101 @ Price Cyn Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Upper Crust,Giuseppe's,Del Monte Cafe,Cafe Roma
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pismo Beach, Shell Beach
Car: necessary

Fun things to do in the area:

*Famous Farmers Market Downtown SLO Thursday nights from 6-9PM.

*Wine Tasting all around Edna, Paso Robles, and south County (where “Sideways” was filmed).

Hiking and mountain biking.

Ziplining at the Santa Margarita Ranch.

Hearst Castle, the historic site located right next to the beautiful San Simeon Beach.

Horse back riding on Oceano Beach, Montana de Oro, and at the Madonna Inn.

Art after Dark in Downtown San Luis Obispo on the first Friday of every month 6-9PM.

All summer long: live concerts at the Mission Plaza on Friday's starting at 6PM.

Kayaking in Pismo, Shell, and Avila.

Bi-plane rides in Oceano (see the Central Coast from a Bi-plane ride).

*Lots of golf courses in the immediate area.

*The Bob Jones Cycling Trail to Avila Beach, which is a fun family activity they have a Farmer's Market in *Avila every friday evening.

Stop in at the Avila Valley barn to see the animals, fresh ice cream, fresh fruit and homemade pies.

*Minutes to Lopez Lake for fishing, sailing, or picnicing with family, and the Mustang Water Park is a lot fun too.

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Rates & Availability

From $650 Per night

San Luis Obispo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2015 Rates
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Cal Poly Grad 2016
Jun 8 2016 - Jun 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid and confirmed


A $200.non-refundable Reservation Deposit is required to secure a date.


A signed contract required for all reservations. If you've got children under 18 contract needs signed and mailed back

Please call for pricing for:
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No bed tax if rented 31 or more days

Call:805.305.7373 if you have any questions

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Luis Obispo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks/ walk in closet/ Large soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Double sinks/soaking tub/access thru 2nd master or from 2 L
  • Tile floors All have double sinks Both Master bathrooms have large soaking tubs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 1st Master bedroom - 1 king , Luxury pillowtop mattress.Private bath duel sinks, tub,showe
    2nd bedroom - 1 king , Luxury pillowtop mattress/chair/dresser/garden views
    3rd bedroom - 1 king , luxury pillowtop mattress/chair/dresser/garden views
    4th bedroom - 1 king , Luxury pillowtop mattress chair/dresser/Views;Redwood trees
    5th bedroom- 2nd Master bedroom - 1 king , Luxury pillowtop mattress/chair 1/2/desk/on suite bathroom
    other - 1 baby crib , Folding porta crib & high chair. Bring your own bedding
    Other - 2 twin/ single , Two twin mattresses that can be put in both Master bedrooms
  • Rooms are all very clean, bright and private. The Master, second, and third bedrooms have garden views. Fourth bedroom has views of redwood trees and east hills. All rooms are incredibly private.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Five couples wanting to go wine tasting and have a sideways adventure- this is the house for you. Bride/Groom's family house while they stay in the area for the wedding.

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