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pismo sand castle

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Sand Castle on the Beach, Ocean and Sand

8 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Picture perfect windows showcase sunsets all year long. There are magnificent views of 12 miles of beach, dunes and waterways. Everything that you could want in a beach experience is right there.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
pismo sand castle (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

as we expected, everything has been wonderful during our stay at the sand castle. Now we’re in Italy but we remember our trip with great satisfaction. The house has been better than we thought and we enjoyed it very much.



Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:44 PM
Oct 2011
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Reviews

4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

Sand Castle on the Beach, Ocean and Sand
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews
1

Could be great, but definetly not as advertised

  • 1 of 5

Yes, this is a beach home, yes, it is at the edge of a beautiful state park, and yes, there are ocean views...the photos make it look great...but sadly, it isn't. This is a home that has not been taken care of in years. The last time it was decorated was in the late 1970's and the decor is dreadful. There is not one space that does not have some ornament on it. Nautical is the theme with huge plastic swordfish on the walls, and lots of dolphin statuary, shells, thatched wall hangings, all of which gets old very quickly. Decor isn't everything - I get that people have different tastes, but there is grungy shag carpeting in every room except the living room area, none of which hasn't been cleaned, the kitchen is large, but mostly full of non-essential items (there was no tin-foil, plastic wrap, or oil). The "clean" dishes were all dirty when we arrived - and the dishes in the dishwasher were dirty as well. The oven door is broken and doesn't close all the way. Best of all, the rusty grill on the patio still had the remains of other users meal...a steak I think! Everything is coated in a fine layer of sand and nothing in the main part of the house was cleaned and made ready for us (although the bedrooms had clean sheets and decent beds and the bathrooms were cleaned.) - at one point we had to actually walk out onto the ledge of the living room and clean the windows ourselves - just so we could see the ocean. You can't use the patio furniture since it is coated with sand and there is no real place to sit anyway. The hot tub is full of sand, and the small covered patio where the hot tub is, has old trash under the stairs. But, this isn't the worst part of the Sandcastle. Nowhere is it advertised that there will be 4 Wheel Drive Trucks, RV's and Dune Buggies driving out in front of the house, ON THE BEACH. It basically makes the beach into a freeway and there is no way you can swim, sun or stroll without the fear of being run over. Plus, the beach highway runs 24 hours a day - there is no let up of traffic, even at 2 o'clock in the morning, there are headlights shining in the windows as the trucks go cruising by...at one point the police cruisers went screaming down the beach to arrest someone who was speeding down the beach at 60mph. Yes, it was Memorial Day Weekend, so I am sure there were more people than usual, but it certainly wasn't the relaxing beach weekend my family was hoping for. Try Avila Beach - much more inviting.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect stay at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sandcastle on the Beach was relaxing and fun. The house was perfect for our family. The hot tub was inviting throughout the stay. We were there to relax and relax we did! The kids and grandkids came and went doing various activitties. We cooked and ate together and played on the beach together. We had a lovely time!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous home, location, owners - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house on a corner with expansive views of the ocean, lagoon and sand dunes. Very well-maintained and extremely spacious. Huge hot tub with gorgeous views - fit 10 of us very comfortably.

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the place.

Owners were very flexible and responsive.

Overall a home run! We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glendora, California
5

Wonderful Family Celebration for my 70th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

We rented this wonderful house for my 70th Birthday for my family & my sister's family. There was enough room for everyone to have their own room and lots of space for everyone to gather in the great room. It's a perfect location, right on the beach & the dunes stretching out for miles and perfect sunsets. We never left the house from Friday night until Sunday for lunch, except to go on the sand! I just can't say enough about how fantastic it was. My nieces & my daughter-in-law already want to plan to rent it again for next year. And, I have told all my friends about it. Thank you so much for sharing you home!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

What a spot!

  • 4 of 5

This beach house was wonderful for our three generation family! It's fabulous, funky, beachy, sandy and large. We had our 7 person crew, ages 11-68 there over the holidays. Everyone had enough space, lots to do and more than enough entertainment right through the front windows. If you are looking for luxury, keep this for backup. If you're looking for great location, lots of space, toes in the sand, this is it! We rent through VRBO several times a year so we have lots of experience with being renters. The communications could have been better but the house, funky and sandy was a 4.5 We would do this one again! Thanks Trish!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA
5

Gorgeous Oceanside Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a few days off this Fall and were lucky enough to stay at the Sand Castle. We loved everything about our stay. The house has amazing views, comfy beds, all the amenities you could ever want, and best of all, a huge hot tub to soak away the day's aches. Loved walking the beach, taking sun on the deck, wandering in downtown Pismo, and having the best steak ever at Jocko's in nearby Nipomo. And the sunsets! Wow....

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Oceano County Airport 1/8 mi, San Louis Obisbo
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Juans Cantina
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Grover Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Burger Barn
Car: recommended

The Sand Castle is close to all kinds of exciting or relaxing activities and fantastic restaurants, there's even a Melodrama close by.

Other Activities: Bi-plane rides, Shopping, Kayaking, boating, Wildlife Viewing

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Rates & Availability

Pismo Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $195
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 10.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: We do not make refunds. However, shall a cancellation be made 30 days prior to occupancy date, Lessee may re-book for a later available date. Monies will be held up to one year from the original scheduled occupancy date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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