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Enjoy Beautiful Shell Beach/Pismo Beach in Comfort!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Sparkling single-level three bedroom home in the heart of Shell Beach (north Pismo Beach) awaits you. Recently celebrated by Sunset Magazine as one of their ten favorite beaches, readers write 'I love to visit Pismo's Shell Beach at low tide to see hawks, pelicans - and sometimes spot an otter.' Shell Beach is located on the ocean side of Highway 101 within walking distance to the beach and two grassy parks overlooking the gorgeous Central Coast. 'Jagged cliffs add drama at Shell Beach in Pismo, CA' writes Sunset.

Close to award-winning Central Coast wineries, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Pelican Point and sandy Pismo Beach and pier, Shell Beach offers fun activities for all ages. Beautiful hardwood floors and brand-new windows & blinds throughout the house showcase black cottage and wicker furniture. Fenced yards and a spacious new deck in the landscaped backyard offers privacy for relaxation or outdoor dining. New roof, front porch and exterior paint enhance the charm of this location.

This beach home offers a comfortable, relaxed environment for families or a romantic get-away vacation for two at the beach. Well-behaved, quiet pets and children are always welcome. We now have wireless high-speed internet! Sunset Magazine's July 2009 issue rates Pismo's Shell Beach as one of ten favorite beaches by their readers. 'Away from it all in Pismo. Why I love it: it's 77 steps down the cliffs to this small and uncrowded beach in Pismo. Bring down a great picnic.'

Keywords: Single family house, beach house, Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, pet friendly, dog friendly

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Robbin (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Robbin

We are a family with adult children who love to visit the Central Coast where all of our extended family have permanently relocated.

Robbin purchased this house in 2005

Why Robbin chose Central Coast California

We love the beautiful Central Coast region with its magnificient ocean views, sandy beaches, wineries, restaurants and shopping. Shell Beach/Pismo Beach is so relaxing and peaceful. Our neighborhood is on the ocean side of Highway 101 with beautiful homes and friendly neighbors.

Friends and family easily visit our home as we are centrally located between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite activities while staying at our Shell Beach home are the long walks around the nearby cliffs and neighborhood with spectacular beach views, grassy parks, and convenient park benches. Sitting with a glass of wine at sunset or morning coffee as the ocean comes alive with sea otters, seals, and pelicans cruising by are highlights. We also love long walks on sandy Pismo Beach from the pier down to the base of Grand Avenue - where you can still drive your car onto the beach. Wine tasting at the world-class wineries around Paso Robles is great fun followed by a delicious dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much. Just a note to let you know how much we are enjoying your beach house - walking on the beach every day and the weather has been gorgeous. Also what nice walks down to the cliffs to enjoy the surf and the sunsets. And enjoying our frequent walks up to Zorro's for a great meal except on the weekends when the waiting lines got so big!! Thanks again for sharing your house in this wonderful area.
Sep 2014
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Enjoy Beautiful Shell Beach/Pismo Beach in Comfort!
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 30 reviews
Boston, MA

Beautiful home in Shell Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Shell Beach house for 1 week (mid-June 2008) and loved it. It was very clean and really nicely decorated. It's location is perfect, on a quiet street where the end of the street is the ocean. There are many beaches nearby in a very short walking distance and that whole area is very nice for jogging along the cliffs. The kitchen was well stocked- we had multiple BBQ dinners and had everything we needed to cook dinner at home.

The owner is very helpful and always returned my emails very quickly. She sent us the keys before our stay so we could let ourselves in when we arrived. Also, she returned our deposit very quickly.

We felt very lucky to be staying at this beautiful house for the week of my sister's gradution from Cal Poly. We will likely return again when we want to visit the area. The cost was very reasonable, especially for such a beautiful property and area. Thanks again Robbin!


  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do our absolute best to keep our special home in great condition and fully stocked for our guests' enjoyment. The Central Coast area is the perfect place to retreat to for relaxation and fun with a special person, family members and friends.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful spot. We had a fabulous stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

I have rented places in Shell Beach many times over the last 12 years and this place is overpriced for what you get. Everything in this house is the cheap. There is no BBQ and all the deck furniture is broken. There is a pull out bed that you'd be embarrassed to have anyone sleep on. Also, the wireless is sub-par. Not even fast enough to stream Netflix without constant re-booting. Great location but there's not much else going for it.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As property owners we have been fortunate that 99% of our guests have been wonderful and treat our home as their own. Over the same summer we received a 5-star review and this 2-star review. Once in awhile someone comes along who cannot be pleased, no matter what you do. With immediate responses to her issues we attempted to get a new modem from AT&T, which we will do in person soon. No other guests have found the wi-fi to be a problem. We removed the BBQ for safety reasons as the propane has been left open - we do NOT advertise that a BBQ is present. We have a lovely white table and chairs on the back deck which may be seen in the property photos. Linens and towels were damaged by this guest and our housekeepers reported our home was left extremely dirty after their departure. Although we have many returning guests who LOVE and appreciate our home (see reviews), we will not welcome this person back.
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Las Vegas, NV. USA

Can't Wait to Get Back

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, with our small terrier, had the opportunity to spend a month at this home the summer of 2014. This is our second month long stay at this house in the last two years. Originally when we investigated renting in Shell Beach, our criteria were fenced in front and back yards, hardwood floors and close to the ocean. This house met everything we were looking for in a rental. What we didn’t expect was a marvelous owner, Robbin, and a fabulous location close to nearby sights and activities. In the past two years, Robbin installed all new windows and a new roof. She really is a hands-on and involved owner, which is sometimes rare for rentals. We plan to return to this home every summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, OK

Great Shell Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit to the central coast and we thoroughly enjoyed staying at this house!! It is on a very quiet street and near the ocean. The photos accurately reflected the rental's appearance and amenities. Good restaurants and activities are nearby. The house is well equipped if you want to cook some meals. The owner is very nice and was quite helpful by answering all my emails and questions I had. We have a small dog and the little fenced yard was perfect. I would recommend this property. Looking forward to a return visit in 2014.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basking in the Afterglow!

  • 5 of 5

Home: 10

Beach: 10

Weather: 10

Area: 10

Peaceful: 10

Value: 10

Owner: 10

Thanks Robbin! It was a wonderful experience, and we're still basking in the afterglow. Of course, we will be back! It's a bit early to lock in our 2014 summer travel schedule, but we're starting to mull it over and will keep in touch. For now, we're wistfully/hopefully keeping an eye on your 2014 availability calendar. Thanks again for providing an unforgettable experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo Municipal Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo and Grover Beach
Car: recommended

Shell Beach/Pismo Beach is a beautiful Central Coast beach town on the ocean side of Highway 101 - located 10 miles below San Luis Obispo, 1 mile north of the world-class sandy Pismo Beach dunes and pier. Recently celebrated by Sunset Magazine's readers as one of their 10 favorite beaches, Shell Beach is a quiet, secluded beach away from it all in northern Pismo Beach. Our neighborhood is friendly, quiet and relaxing - perfect for easy walking with your morning coffee or evening glass of wine to the grassy areas overlooking the Pacific ocean. Perfectly located park benches are placed overlooking the water for viewing seals, sea otters, pelicans and sea gulls.

Other Activities: World-class wine tasting in Paso Robles and Santa Ynez Valley, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Pismo Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring/Summer/Early Fall
May 15 - Oct 31
30 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter/Early Spring
Nov 1 - May 14
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $95

Late Spring/Summer/Early Fall = $3,000 per month
Late Fall/Winter/Early Spring = $2,250 per month
Non-refundable cleaning fee = $95.
Refundable security deposit = $500.
Refundable pet deposit = $500.

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Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1.5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom in middle of home
    Bathroom .5 - toilet , Half-bath with sink and toliet by master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Double bed on bottom & twin bed on top - sleeps 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-size sleeper sofa bed in middle bedroom.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room also has queen-size sleeper sofa bed
  • Queen size Bed (1) in Master bedroom, Queen Sleeper Sofas (2) Two Queen-size sleeper sofa beds - one in middle bedroom and one in living room, Bunk Beds (1) Double bed on bottom, twin bed on top - sleeps 3
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our home is located on the ocean-side of Hwy. 101 just one-half block to the beautiful ocean bluffs. Walking paths, nearby parks and grassy areas with picnic benches overlook the ocean with steps down to Shell Beach. Pismo Beach to the south 1.5 miles offers huge sandy beaches and a pier along with great restaurants, surfing, and walking for miles. Pets welcome on leashes.

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