TURTLE HOUSE: SPACIOUS CALIFORNIA RANCH WITH ENCHANTED GARDEN

Turtle house

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Turtle house

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TURTLE HOUSE: SPACIOUS CALIFORNIA RANCH WITH ENCHANTED GARDEN

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

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
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About 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.

Turtle house purchased this house in 2000

Why 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 3 - 6 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

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p583282vb
-8053057373
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Where do you live?
5

I Can't Wait to Go Back!

I Can't Wait to Go Back!
  • 5 of 5
Short Review: I wish we had been able to stay longer, and I can't wait to go back!

Extended Version: This rental is, hands down, one of the best we've stayed in -- and, we admit, are very particular about the places we stay in. We have young children, and a hotel room just doesn't seem to cut it anymore! We love staying in places that we can cook our own meals in, and be on our own schedule. If you're getting together with other families, or your own extended family, this is a great place for you!
First of all-- it's enormous! It was perfect for the 9 of us that were staying there, and even for the drop-in guests, that we weren't expecting! I love surprise guests, and I love being able to say, "of course we have room for you!" It makes family trips so much more adventurous.
The Turtle House is also very 'Homey'. Its not overly fancy, or ornate. It was so comfortable, and relaxing to be in. I wasn't worried about my toddler running down the hall, and knocking over anything expensive. Although, we did have a few "uh-oh's", (shockingly, not with my toddler!) the owner, Spencer, was very understanding. She was so nice over the phone, and a very good communicator.
My kids...who am I kidding?...all of us were so fascinated by the tortoises on property. They were the kids favorite thing to go outside to see, while all of us adults were rushing around to prepare for a whirlwind wedding.
This property is just a few minutes from the SLO airport, and a short drive to the beach. We took a 20 minute drive to Avila Pier- a lovely beach and town with lots of food options. But its also so nice to just stay home, catch up with family, and relax in the back yard- its quite lovely and peaceful.
There is no doubt that you'll enjoy yourselves while staying in this home.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay at the Turtle House. Seems like the Tortoises are turning out to be a couple of great baby sitters- love that. I know George, the larger one sure loves to have anyone hang out at the pen with him. You captured the house so well in your description- thank-you!
Hope you hear from you in the future, Spencer
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Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p583282vb
-8053057373
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Texas
5

It's all about the Garden

It's all about the Garden
  • 5 of 5
Our families drove from the Bay area and Southern California to meet up at the Turtle house.
This house was perfect for our whole family.
We went to the beach and thank you for the cooler and boogie boards you had in the garage.
Beach towels in the hall cabinet which helped make our vacation even more special.
We did a lot of wine tasting but our favorite place to enjoy the wine we bought was in your beautiful garden. Lots of baby quail in the mornings which was a lot of fun. You even have bird food to put out in the mornings- awesome!
We have a family of 12 and we have more than enough room. Thank you for the two extra twin mattresses- very nice to have for my adult sons to sleep on.
We will definitely be back for another family retreat. Until next time....
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!
We'll see you in a few months. Turtle house
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Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p583282vb
-8053057373
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Texas
5

What a great house for our whole family (8 adults 2 teens)

  • 5 of 5
Our son was getting married near by so we used the house as a place to gather and spend time together before and after the big event.
We had plenty of room and loved all the king size beds. We all sat around the large table and enjoyed visiting with each other while we enjoyed such a beautiful garden. We found ourselves having our coffee in the garden and then in the afternoon we'd be outside again enjoying some wine so it was great having a place for all of us to hang out at. We loved all the little details and appreciate your thoughtfulness. We are already talking about coming back for another stay at the "Turtle house". BTW: loved the Tortoises! We fed them bananas which they loved- so cool. See you next time, The Pettit's
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Adam
It was very nice meeting you all. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay here at the Turtle house. I look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Luis Obispo Regional airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
SLO Brew, MO/TAV, 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
Cafe Roma, Upper Crust, Giuseppe's,Del Monte Cafe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pismo 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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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San Luis Obispo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter rates
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
6 night minimum stay
$750
$3,875
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
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. Must be mailed or scanned back asap.

Please call for pricing for:
Engagement photos
Rehearsal dinner venue

No bed tax if rented 31 or more days

Please call: 805.305.7373

Cancellation Policy

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

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 10 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
  • 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 increbidly 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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