This newly renovated and charming rental was the first schoolhouse in San Luis Obispo County. The structure was built in 1835 and moved to Shell Beach in the late 1940's to serve as a Sunday school for the nearby church. Even though everything is new the the property maintains its quaintness and charm.
The bedrooms are beautifully detailed and have queen-sized Murphy beds with organic mattresses and linens, served by a master bath with a walk-in shower. The fully-stocked kitchen is large and open with granite counter-tops and new, state-of-the-art appliances, including a wine refrigerator. Hardwood floors as well as a flat screen television in the living room are only some of the amenities.
This property is completely ADA compliant and located 1 1/2 blocks from the beach and some of the most beautiful rock formations and coves in California. Many people think Shell Beach resembles the South of France, while others say it is strikingly similar in topography to the beautiful town of Mendocino in northern California.
Keywords: Beach house
James R. Murphy, Jr. and Garin Sinclair are husband and wife and live in the nearby town of Arroyo Grande. Jim has been an attorney in the area for over 37 years and Garin is a paralegal and office manager at their law firm. The couple love to restore old buildings and have done so many times including several historic sites in the Village of Arroyo Grande.
Garin Sinclair purchased this house in 2007
Jim and Garin purchased this property to protect it from demolition and really enjoyed restoring this wonderful piece of history into a vacation rental.
The property is set in the pristine, coastal community of Shell Beach located on the Central Coast of California. The rental is in walking distance to shops, fabulous restaurants, coffee shops, day spas and 23 miles of uncrowded beaches.
I decided to take my family to the coast for Christmas and we had a blast. The Shell Beach Schoolhouse was perfect. Mr. Sinclair was a great host. Transaction was very smooth. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks Mr. Sinclair!
We thoroughly enjoyed our too-short stay at this beautiful Shell Beach property. The property is about a block from the breathtaking CA shoreline and just a short walk to the charming town of Shell Beach. It's a perfect central location to vineyards, beaches, restaurants, shops - everything the central CA coast has to offer. The property itself is exceptionally maintained and better even than the pictures. We hope to be back again for another visit!
Thank you so much for our second amazing vacation at the beautiful vacation home. We have to say this was our second stay within four mouths. Our family highly recommends this amazing home for your vacation stay. Thanks again
I did not expect to have such a wonderful stay. Everything explained in the ad was there and I absolutely adore and respect the owner. Her responses were fast and she's reliable. I couldn't imagine spending my bday at any other place. It was just right for my friends and I after a day of ATV riding and ziplining.
We rented the Schoolhouse when my daughter got married at La Perla Del Mar Chapel three years ago!
Words cannot express how lovely and cozy the schoolhouse was for our lodging and event needs! Simply DIVINE!! My oldest daughter is a teacher and High School librarian expecting baby #2 so this is PERFECT!
My youngest daughter in graduating at Cuesta College in SLO and my oldest daughter, hubby & son will be staying there and we are all THRILLED!! I wish I Grami T by the Sea could live there forever & ever!!!!!
4_10- 4-12,-15, we absolutely had an amazing time. It's. a very nice luxury home and it was worth the wait. We will absolutely recommend this vacation spot to our family. and friends. We are looking forward to our next visit.
150 Wineries, Whale Watching,Monarch Butterfly Grooves, the only beach in California where motor vehicles are allowed - 23 miles of dunes and near the Historic Hearst Castle and the San Luis Obispo Mission.
Pay by check or cash. Rates subject to change until deposit of $200 is received. A rental agreement is required.