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Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

10 Bedrooms, 8.5 Baths, 1/3-acre gardens near Pismo Beach/Dunes Garden Weddings

Step back to a simpler time and enjoy the getaway, reunion, or event of a lifetime in this lovely Bed and Breakfast Inn where you are surrounded with wallpapers and antiques, window seats and skylights of a bygone era. Gather for meals and family games in the spacious dining room. Reconnect with your loved ones and mingle in the cozy living room and charming gardens. Reminisce with family members in the comfort and charm of your own bedroom where couches and rockers provide plenty of space to gather.

The property is one of a small handful of properties in the entire state of California that has enough bedrooms and beds (no more than 2 per bedroom) to comfortably accommodate up to 30 family members in ONLY ONE HOME---the only way to experience a “true" family reunion. Add to that a standard of cleanliness, details, and accommodations found only in professional establishments, and this property is hard to beat.

The Inn was home to thousands of people from all over the world and many came to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays, renew wedding vows, and use the enchanting gardens for their weddings. They were drawn to the romantic and spacious suites and overall warmth the property exudes.

The Central Coast offers a variety of diverse activities for the entire family. Pristine beaches and world-renowned wineries are minutes away. Indulge the “kid” in you with a thrilling ATV ride on the mountains of sand dunes close by. Visit Solvang, the Danish capital of America. Kayaking, hiking trails, horseback riding, whale watching, Hearst Castle, antiquing, farmer's markets, scenic drives, nature walks, fine restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping outlets are minutes away. San Luis Obispo is 15 minutes north. Being only 2 miles from the beach, year-round temperatures are mild and comfortable.

Historic Arroyo Grande is a must-see destination. Walk with the family to the Village to enjoy summer concerts in the park. Jump on the historic Swinging Bridge. Get homemade ice cream at the popular Doc Burnstein’s old-fashioned ice-cream soda fountain shop. Visit the smallest park in the village where the Old West Hoosgow (jail) is located. Specialty shops, antique stores, and small-town restaurants abound. Lake Lopez is 10 minutes away.

The Inn boasts 7 spacious and romantic, garden-theme suites with full baths and a 3-bedroom suite with a full bath. Select suites include a fireplace, window seat, and skylight. Other amenities include sitting areas (couch, love seat, table and chairs, or rockers), robes, feather bed, down comforter, luxurious 450-thread-count cotton sheets, large fluffy towels, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, private space heater, fan, central heating and air conditioning, and many thoughtful and romantic appointments throughout.

The living space includes a large dining room with four tables that seat up to 30 guests, an airy and open living room with fireplace and flat-screen TV that also accommodates up to 30 guests, and a modern and well-stocked kitchen with double oven, dishwasher, and work island. Also included are a private 10-space parking lot, 2 enchanting gardens with gazebo and pond, and the Garden Room that houses the laundry facilities, 3 extra refrigerators, and large worktable.

We look forward to having you at the Abella Garden Inn where wonderful memories are awaiting you.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Gina

I was born in Italy. Family is "Life!" That's me in the picture with my 2 grandsons---life is wonderful!!

The Inn was used as a bed and breakfast for 23 years and now I offer it to your family and friends to enjoy and make memories as I have done with thousands of guests, family, and friends throughout the years.

Gina purchased this bed and breakfast in 1989

Why Gina chose Central Coast California

A true family reunion requires that everyone stay in one home and not be spread out into 2 or 3. This property is the only one of its kind in this area that offers exactly that while also providing luxury accommodations in large suites, most with private, full baths. You will not find another property in this area that can accommodate up to 30 guests in one home and with no more than 2 beds per bedroom.

Since it was built to be a bed and breakfast inn, the emphasis for the square footage was placed on the bedrooms with private, full baths and quality beds and bedding.

The Dining Room and Living Room are also very spacious and each accommodate up to 30 so everyone can eat together, play games, or relax and visit.

The two lovely gardens are perfect for lawn games or outdoor dining.

Imagine being only 2 miles from the beach and experiencing comfortable temperatures year round. Add to that a standard of cleanliness, details, and accommodations found only in professional establishments, and this property is hard to beat.

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

1. One HOME with large suites with private full baths.

2. Immaculately clean, impeccably detailed, and well maintained.

3. Inspected annually by AAA.

4. Centrally located and easily accessible to all the small towns and sights that make the Central Coast desirable as a destination location.

5. 1/3-acre gardens for outdoor games, outdoor dining, and relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Every summer, our large extended family vacation together. We love staying in one home so that we can spend as much time together as possible. For the past several years we have done everything from cruises to rental homes in Santa Barbara. It is always a challenge to find something that suits our needs in terms of number of rooms, cleanliness, location, and an overall warm feeling. This summer, our family hit the jackpot! Our family of 16, including grandparents, parents and children, stayed at Abella Garden Inn for four nights. We rented the entire inn and used 8 bedrooms for our family. The inn was beyond immaculate! Absolutely spotless! All the rooms had on-suite bathrooms and had luxurious and comfortable beds. The decor was romantic and warm. At first, we were concerned that our young children would have a hard time not touching Gina's beautiful antiques, but the house is surprisingly kid-friendly. The house/inn has everything that you could possibly need! And if you do need something, Gina is there immediately to help. She is wonderful! The garden is gorgeous. The adults enjoyed relaxing outside, while the children enjoyed playing on the grass. Finally, the location in Arroyo Grande is ideal for exploring central California. We highly recommend this inn to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and fun getaway with your large family. You will not be disappointed!
Aug 2013
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Arroyo Grande Bed And Breakfast Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Events geared to strictly drinking and partying are not allowed. Weddings and events with moderate alcohol service are acceptable.
  • Eating or drinking in beds is discouraged.
  • Extra guests over 20 need to be reported and paid for. Video cameras monitor entrances and grounds for extra guests not reported & pets not allowed.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Night Blooming Jasmine Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Callalily Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    English Rose Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chrysanthemum Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Spring Bouquet - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Apricot Blossom Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hydrangea 3-Bedroom Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Outdoor Bath - toilet , close to the 3rd room of the Hydrangea Suite.
    Forget-Me-Not - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 8.5
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Chrysanthemum Suite - 1 king , 1 double , Includes couch and overlooks the garden. Sleeps: 2-4
    Callalily Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , On 3rd floor with Fireplace & Sitting Area - Sleeps: 2-3
    Night Blooming Jasmine Suite - 1 king , 1 double , Spacious & Romantic with Couch and Fireplace. Sleeps: 2-4
    Apricot Blossom Suite - 1 queen , 1 double , Includes Window Seat and Couch. Sleeps: 2-4
    Forget-Me-Not - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Small balcony, Skylight, Love Seat. Sleeps: 2-3
    Hydrangea 3-Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Largest of the 3 bedrooms in this unit. Sleeps: 2-3
    2nd Bedroom of Hydrangea Suite - 1 queen , Next to bathroom. Sleeps: 2
    3rd Bedroom of Hydrangea Suite - 1 double , Smallest room in this 3-bedroom suite. Sleeps: 2
    Spring Bouquet - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Small balcony, Skylight, Table & Chairs -- Sleeps: 2-3
    English Rose Suite - 1 king , Sleeps 2
  • King Beds (4) Queens (5), Doubles (4), Twins (4)
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 22 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
7 Bedrooms with Private Bath, 3-bedroom suite on first floor with one bath plus extra 1/2 bath outside. EACH ROOM HAS: Quality Linens, Robes, Feather Bed, Dresser, Wardrobe Closet, TV, Sitting Area (Consisting of either Couch, Love Seat, Table and Chairs, or Rockers), Iron & Ironing Board, Luggage Rack, Fan, Baseboard Heater, Hair Dryer, Trash Can, and Magnifying Mirror. THE GARDENS: two gardens with gazebo in the middle, large pond, and 50-foot running stream turned on for wedding ceremonies. Inside there is also a Formal Country Dining Room That Seats up to 30, Large Sitting Room That Overlooks the Garden and Currently Seats 22, Spacious Island in Kitchen, 2 Coffee Makers, and Toaster Oven.


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average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
Thousand Oaks, CA

Perfect place for a family gathering or any responsible group!

  • 5 of 5

For my wife's recent birthday we had a large family gathering at this amazing property as it was close to our "City to Sea" half marathon race that took place on 10/9. The house is a beautiful B&B type property where everyone can be under the same roof... even if you have a large group!

The property has it's own private parking lot, gorgeous manicured grounds that glow with twinkle lights in the evenings, and a large enough living room and dining area to accommodate a sizable gathering without feeling cramped.

* The rooms were spacious, wallpaper and decor matches the style/era of the inn throughout. The beds were VERY COMFORTABLE and every room has it's own bathroom.

* Dining room has at least 4 tables making large-scale meals easy to do in one place without being cramped

* Kitchen has 3 fridges with plenty of cooling space and freezer space for the food and drinks you'd likely bring with a large group of people

* Front living space is large and leads into glass doors that open to a patio area with more seating -- every night there would be a few of us enjoying the outdoor patio and talking over a glass of wine looking at the twinkle lights up in the trees of the garden.

I enjoyed my time at the property and my only regret was not staying for another day or two! I hope to come back for a future event where I can stay for a longer time.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family reunion with 17 adults and 10 children. Every family had their own room, and was wonderful to be all under one roof. The rooms are all spacious, and the grounds are beautiful. The dining room was so large, everyone had a seat for breakfast and dinner.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central California

Reunion with friends

  • 5 of 5

I spent 3 days with 19 friends in this beautiful house. It was like staying in someones home. Very clean and comfortable. Gina, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful with everything from making the reservations to walking me through the house to show me how things worked. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The fun things to do in Arroyo Grande were just a short walk away. The house was everything we were looking for in place to stay together. This house exceeded our expectations. We were more than pleased and will recommend this house to anyone looking for a great place for a large group. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland Hills, CA

Great Place for Team Building

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. I needed accomodations for 14 employees (4 women and 10 men) and Gina's clean and spacious house was the perfect fit. Gina takes pride in her space and it shows as soon as you walk in. The entire house was spotless. Since this was the first team retreat, I was unfaliliar with the area and Gina provided me with a list of the local grocery stores and directions. Everything thing in the house worked; the heater, air conditioner, water pressure, timing for the outside lights, etc.

We look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Desert

Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

We just got back from a three night/four day stay at the enchanting Abella Garden Inn of the family of 24 could not have been happier! Gina explained everything accurately prior to our commitment and gave me a detailed walk through when we arrived. The property was completely outfitted with everything we needed and the the place was spotless! There was plenty of room for our entire group in both the living room and the dining room. Everyone loved having there own bath and commented on how comfortable their beds were, which can be an issue at some locations....Not Here! The yard was immaculate and provided another wonderful gathering spot for our crew and there was was plenty of off street parking.

If you are looking for a nice location on the Central Coast, this is it! The Old Town section of Arroyo Grande is quaint and fun, while Pismo Beach is just down Grand Ave. if you are looking for recreation and beach time.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura CA USA

Wonderful house and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful four-day stay at Gina's house at the end of September with our group of 14 adults. We could not have found more suitable, hospitable accommodations.

You cannot beat the Arroyo Grande location for visiting the Central Coast, especially in the Fall. Nearby are beaches, San Luis Obispo (shopping), Cambria, Paso Robles wineries, golf courses and Hearst Castle. It's convenient to activities for a range of interests and our group took advantage of that. That sounds like a commercial but it's true. It's a beautiful location with a lot to see and do.

The decor throughout the house is very inviting. It was very clean, the kitchen and dining/family rooms were well equipped and maintained, the bedrooms were very comfortable. ​We slept in the English Rose room and it was quiet in spite of the house's location near the freeway. We liked being freeway-close for our out-of-state visitors and for the easy access to north/south Hwy 101. Our bed was very comfortable.The grounds were beautiful.

Three refrigerators and an abundance of small appliances, flatware, plates, etc. made the kitchen very large-group user friendly. Plenty of towels and easy to access mugs above a beverage station with multiple coffee makers also made it a pleasure.

Although it wasn't required we assigned rooms to our guests. This was helpful since the rooms vary and we wanted to offer king-sized beds to taller guests. Also, if guests were to leave something behind we'd be more able to trace it to the owner. This is a very big house.

Something small but important to me (with chemical allergies) was the cleanliness of the place without the overwhelming smell of harsh cleaners. Really liked that.

We received a full refund of our deposits and quickly. We left the house in the same condition as we would leave a hotel room (with the addition of putting trash in the barrels which are very easily accessible) and were notified the day after check-out that we would receive a full refund of our deposits. The checks arrived in the mail the next day.

Gina was great at communicating by email--my preference--and responded very quickly to all ( we had a lot) our questions.

Our stay was wonderful and we could not recommend Gina's house more highly and the way she made us feel welcome when we arrived. Thanks, Gina, for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Grover Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
U.S. Highway 101
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pismo Beach
Car: recommended

Uncrowded Beaches, Wine Tasting, Hearst Castle, Dune Buggies, Hiking & Biking Trails, Historic Villages


Rates & Availability

Arroyo Grande Bed And Breakfast Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional fee over 20 $300
Cleaning Fee (up to 20) $875
Refundable damage deposit $1,800


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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