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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 - 3 nights

The Turtle House

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish please email only.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015
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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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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Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish please email only.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 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 - 3 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 12 traveler reviews

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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

We had a great experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. Nice house, very roomy for different groups to break off to talk, play games, watch TV etc. Great kitchen area that became the gathering area.

We had a great time. It was nice to see the lights around the trees when we arrived at night in the dark. Easy access with key code. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Danville, CA, USA
5

A great place to stay in the SLO area

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at the Turtle House with my family and friends and had a great time there! This place has plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for the 11 of us. The Cal King pillow top mattress in each room makes it very easy to have a good night's sleep. Also, the spacious kitchen and dining area makes cooking and eating inside The Turtle House extra enjoyable. While we were there, we had a great time hanging out in the garden, too as the garden is very tranquil and has lot of sitting areas. Watching George and Tommy, the two turtles that reside in the garden, is another fun activity. The fact that this place is very close to downtown SLO and Pismo Beach is another plus. However, the most impressive aspect about this house is that the owner is very responsive. Yvette called me within 5 fives from my submitting an inquiry about the house and that's so amazing! She had made choosing which vacation house to stay at a breeze. I strongly recommend the Turtle House!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eva So glad to hear you all had a great time at The Turtle House. Making memories is what it's all about. George & Tommy have a new house in their pen so they are a lot more social and definitely a lot of fun to watch. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future. :)
San Francisco, CA, USA
5

Great for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We used the Turtle house for a company retreat of 13 people, and it worked out great. Very close to both Pismo Beach and the center of San Luis Obispo. Quick communication and accurate listing. Looked better in person! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! The "ranch style" layout is great for a large group. The kitchen and main living room in the middle and the bedrooms on either side means the early birds can enjoy their coffee while others can sleep in!

The location is great! 1 minute away from wine tasting! 10 minutes away from the beach! The grounds are beautiful. Unfortunately it was freezing, literally!, at night while we were there and it was too cold for the turtles to be there with us. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to hear you all had a great time. We've built a larger pen for the tortoises so they can stay on the grounds during the freezing conditions which is rare. We'd love to see you in the future.

Exactly as advertised

  • of 5

The owners and managers of Turtle House are super efficient, friendly and polite. The home was exactly as advertised with every thought put into the details. We were comfortable and never got in each other's way - the readers and the movie watchers had their own space. Payment was easy and the refund of the security deposit easy and quick. Excellent holiday. Beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm go glad you all had a wonderful Christmas. Always happy to hear families making wonderful memories at The Turtle House. Hopefully we'll see you again.
Berkley, California
5

I love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome and I hope we can come back again next year.

We had a group of 12 adults and there was plenty of room for us in the house and they even have a table we could all share a meal together at. The Tortoises are awesome as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice meeting you. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and yes, I'd love to have you back. Thanks so much and see you soon.

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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2015 Rates
Apr 16 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,500
 
 
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

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. 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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