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25 Reviews
Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Arroyo Grande House Rental Photos and Description

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

This 6,000 sq. ft. luxury INN is one of a small handful of properties in the entire state of California that can accommodate up to 30 family members in ONLY ONE HOME---the only way a family can experience a “true" family reunion!


Built in 1984 to be a luxury country-style Bed and Breakfast Inn, this property operated as such until 2012 when the only changes made were replacing the words “Bed and Breakfast” with the words “Vacation Rental.” The gardens have been rented for intimate weddings for over 20 years.

The Automobile Club of Southern California inspects this property annually and we have been awarded 3.5 diamonds for our suites, 3.4 diamonds for our grounds, and 3.3 diamonds overall-----Hotel-Style accommodations at vacation rental rates----Visit our website at abellagardeninn dot com


There are 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.

Amenities: The suites 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.


First Floor: 3-Bedroom Suite with Full Bath, Kitchen, Dining Room, & Living Room with fireplace and flat-screen TV (with DVD & VCR players).

Second Floor: 6 Large Suites with Full Baths; one with fireplace

Third Floor: Large Suite with Full Bath and fireplace

Gardens: Two Gardens, Garden Room with Washer & Dryer, Outside Bathroom, BBQ, Gazebo, Pond

Private Parking Lot with 10 spaces

DINING ROOM & LIVING ROOM--Ideal for Meetings

The Dining Room has 4 tables and seats up to 30 guests.

The Living Room has a fireplace and seating for 22 with plenty of space to bring in extra chairs. Outside the double French doors is a small patio with a table and 8 extra chairs.


Fully stocked and includes double oven, 3 refrigerators, 3 deep stainless-steel sinks, dishwasher, and nice work island.

THE GARDENS--1/3 acre

The upper “rose” garden is perfect for family lawn games. The gardens have tables and chairs to accommodate guests for outdoor dining, a bathroom, and the Garden Room that contains washers, dryers, large worktable, and 3 extra refrigerators—6 total on site!


Any of the following on site constitutes a “Special Event”: Rentals, Caterer, Minister, Photographer, Music, or Extra Guests. An extra charge will apply to use the gardens for a special event, such as renewing your wedding vows, if any of the above are present.


There is an extra charge of $1,500 to use the gardens for a wedding.

Maximum Occupancy: 65


Our outdoor private parking lot has 10 parking spaces.


Located ONE (1) MINUTE off U.S. Highway 101, this property is hidden from the outside world creating its own private retreat. It is conveniently located to all area attractions, and is in the heart of the Central Coast. It is only 15 minutes from San Luis Obispo, 2 miles from Pismo Beach, and under one hour from Hearst Castle. Dozens of wineries are minutes away. It is within walking distance of the historic village of Arroyo Grande, a charming little village with an old-fashioned ice-cream soda fountain shop, Heritage Museum, "Historic" Swinging Bridge, Farmer's Market, Lopez Lake, and many charming little specialty stores. Wineries, beaches, dunes, scenic drives, nature walks, fine restaurants, and shopping outlets are minutes away.


Being close to the beach, temperatures are mild and comfortable year round; our central air conditioning is hardly ever used.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2016
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About Gina

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

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

Gina purchased this house 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 32 guests in one home.

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 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. They are also hidden from the outside world and are ideal for intimate weddings.

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 house unique

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

2. Still maintained as a luxury Inn.

3. Inspected annually by AAA and continue to be awarded 3 diamonds.

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

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

6. Immaculately clean.

They say we should smell the roses; well, here you can actually smell the roses and the jasmine, and orange blossoms, and.....enjoy life and those you love.

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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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 House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning For Up to 20 $775
Making Inn Kid Friendly $175
Cleaning For Up to 30 $875
Tour (applied to res.) $25
Internet Activation $175

NO SMOKING -- NO PETS (FIRM) -- Quote obtained from VRBO is not 100% accurate

50% of amount due to reserve the property. We do not accept credit cards.

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Arroyo Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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
  • Callalily Suite with Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , All bathrooms are uniquely decorated and charming!
    English Rose Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathrooms are individually decorated.
    Night Blooming Jasmine Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wallpapered and charming!
    Chrysanthemum Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wallpapered and color-coordinated.
    Apricot Blossom Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wallpapered and individually decorated.
    Spring Bouquet Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wallpapered with skylight over tub/shower.
    Forget-Me-Not Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wallpapered with skylight over tub/shower.
    Hydrangea 3-Bedroom Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Floor and walls tiled.
    Outdoor Bath - toilet , With sink and close to the 3rd room of the Hydrangea Suite.
  • 8.5
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • English Rose Suite - 1 king , Light & airy suite overlooking the gardens. Sleeps: 2
    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
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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