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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Large house is situated on 5 acres- very private & secure

The Turtle House

6380 Edna Rd. San Luis Obispo, California

(805) 305-7373

Your SLO getaway awaits in San Luis Obispo, Ca. in this 3500 sq. ft. 5 bedroom home with a large secluded, enchanted garden and patio. Whether you are seeking a romantic couples getaway or a fun family vacation, this is the destination for you!

5 bedrooms with all NEW Cal King pillow top mattresses. The house has two separate wings, 5 bedrooms (two master bedrooms), two living rooms, and three full bathrooms. The patio area has plenty of seating and quiet, cozy nooks. You won't have to worry about parking because there is plenty of space. While sitting in the garden with your wine, don't be surprised if you find yourself watching wild cotton tail bunnies, wild hare, humming birds, quail, and small finches, as well as our two 18 year old resident tortoises, George and Tommy.

Oprah says, ''San Luis Obispo is the Happiest City in America', and I must say that we agree.

*Air conditioner in the entire house (This was installed in spring 2016)

More Details

The Turtle House
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish please email only.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About The Turtle House

Built by our family in 2000, this solar powered home allowed us to host our large family and still have room for our friends who often stayed with us. We have lived in SLO for over 30+ years, and we can't imagine living anywhere else. Now that our kids are grown and out of the house, we relocated and turned our beautiful home into this vacation rental. We know you'll enjoy the lovingly cared for property as much as we do.

We just had NEW photos taken by Michelle C. Torres-Grant Photography

Your welcome to call me at: (805) 305-7373 if I can help with any questions.

The Turtle House purchased this house in 2000

Why The Turtle House chose San Luis Obispo

Situated on 5 acres in the heart of Edna Valley.

Large kitchen for entertaining guests.

Very large 48x96 solid walnut kitchen table, which seats up to 10-12 comfortably.

Two large livingrooms. one has a pro-fooseball table, while the other has a TV with DVR and blu-ray DVD player,

Lots of places to enjoy your coffee or wine in the enchanted garden

While all five bedrooms have Cal-king beds, there are two large masterbedrooms.

100' ft. long porch and patio with a beautiful garden and paths to meander on.

Lots of outdoor seating.

A large water fountain at the center of the garden.

Two African Sulcata Tortoises that are in a pen as part of the garden. (George will be up early waiting for you to say "hello" and enjoy breakfast with you.

Beatuiful mountain and meadow views.

Secure 2 car garage (with additional parking available).

7 minutes to SLO and 5 minutes to Pismo Beach

What makes this house unique

Private and secure in the heart of Edna Valley,

this beautiful home is conveniently located between the local vineyards, and once you arrive, do not be surprised if you spend most of your time wine tasting in this beautiful house and garden more than the local wineries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent house with plenty of space for our party size. The house was very neatly up kept with furnishings that made us feel right at home. Spare blankets and pillows were also conveniently placed in every room for additional guests.
Jul 2014
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San Luis Obispo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks/ walk in closet/ Large soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Double sinks/soaking tub/access thru 2nd master or from 2 L
  • Tile floors All have double sinks Both Master bathrooms have large soaking tubs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 1st Master bedroom - 1 king , Luxury pillowtop mattress.Private bath duel sinks, tub,showe
    2nd bedroom - 1 king , Luxury pillowtop mattress/chair/dresser/garden views
    3rd bedroom - 1 king , luxury pillowtop mattress/chair/dresser/garden views
    4th bedroom - 1 king , Luxury pillowtop mattress chair/dresser/Views;Redwood trees
    5th bedroom- 2nd Master bedroom - 1 king , Luxury pillowtop mattress/chair 1/2/desk/on suite bathroom
    other - 1 baby crib , Folding porta crib & high chair. Bring your own bedding
    Other - 2 twin/ single , Two twin mattresses that can be put in both Master bedrooms
  • Rooms are all very clean, bright and private. The Master, second, and third bedrooms have garden views. Fourth bedroom has views of redwood trees and east hills. All rooms are incredibly private.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Five couples wanting to go wine tasting and have a sideways adventure- this is the house for you. Bride/Groom's family house while they stay in the area for the wedding.


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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 63 reviews

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay with family. Very convenient for local wedding at the Holland Ranch. Easy access to downtown SLO. Short drive to Shell and Pismo Beach. Overall a great experience. Gay is an excellent host.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy the wedding at Holland Ranch went so well & you were all able to stay close by with your family. Appreciate your group choosing The Turtle House for your stay in SLO. Hopefully we'll see you all sometime again in the future. Jim, If your ever in SLO & need a "make up" for Rotary just call me. We meet on Wednesday's @ Madonna Inn for lunch. Until next time, Gay
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Beautiful, relaxing, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The patio is a fantastic place to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and beverages in the evening. All five bedrooms have ample space and good views with privacy. The location is very convenient to SLO and Pismo Beach. Well managed and maintained property.

Negatives that can be easily rectified are extremely poor internet service and an older leaking coffee maker.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, I'm glad you all enjoyed your stay. Ironically I just switched to a higher speed internet service with Peak wifi so I've already made a call into them this am to make sure it's working at twice the speed which is what we are paying for. I would of had their tech guy out there if you would of texted me as soon as you saw there was a problem. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. Internet will not be an issue after today! Coffee make: Brand new one on its way. I would of dropped a new one off if I would of know :) Hopefully we'll see you all sometime in the future. Happy travels, Gay
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Wonderful space for a large group

  • 5 of 5

The Turtle House comfortably slept a large group. The yard was beautiful and we enjoyed feeding the tortoises. House is well maintained and looks as it is depicted in the photos.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay if you have a wedding at Holland Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Eight family members stayed at the Turtle House for our son's wedding at Holland Ranch this past weekend. It was the perfect location and a great home with bedrooms for all of us. My son and groomsmen changed into their wedding attire and had their pictures taken at Turtle House and we could all be a part of the fun. We had a problem with the tv and Gay and a maintenance man were Johnny on the spot and got it working. We enjoyed our coffee on the patio in the morning and feeding George and Tommy fruit. Two thumbs up from our entire group!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Luis Obispo, Ca.

Awesome Place -- 5.1 Stars

  • 5 of 5

I put together our family reunion every 2 years. This year I chose the Turtle House. Every single family member insisted that we have it there from now until eternity !!!!! We love the layout of the house and how the concave of the structure focuses on the beautiful backyard. The backyard is well landscaped and also houses two large turtles, who are an attraction in themselves. The home sits in the historic town of Edna, of which, the creek that flows through it is where my brother and I swam and fished back in the '50's. And it sits only a couple hundred of feet from my most favorite winery, their SLO wine tasting bar, Sextant Wines. The bedrooms are large and fitted with great bathrooms. We had rooms that the grandchildren could play in, separate from the adults engaging in conversation. The house sits alone with no commercial or residential noise. We ALL had a fantastic, comfortable, and enjoyable time. We will return!!!!!!! As I close this I want to say that the owner, Gay, is a wonderful person and one can tell that she takes great pride in making her clients happy and comfortable. Au Revoir !!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, Happy to hear you all had such an awesome time with your stay and with your family reunion. I'd love to have you all back and I'm so happy your continuing your memories in Edna Valley with your kids & family. Thank you for your very sweet & kind review. See you soon & happy travels, Gay
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Lovely, homey house

  • 4 of 5

We rented the Turtle House for our extended family to be together for the weekend. It was the perfect location for a large group with easy access to SLO and the surrounding beaches.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Luis Obispo Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
SLO Brew, Mothers Tavern, NOVO
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Laguna Lake,Monarch Dunes,BlackLake,Cypress Ridge
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Train is in SLO and Grover Beach
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 101 @ Price Cyn Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Upper Crust,Giuseppe's,Del Monte Cafe,Cafe Roma
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pismo Beach, Shell Beach
Car: necessary

Fun things to do in the area:

*Famous Farmers Market Downtown SLO Thursday nights from 6-9PM.

*Wine Tasting all around Edna, Paso Robles, and South County (where “Sideways” was filmed).

Hiking and mountain biking.

Ziplining at the Santa Margarita Ranch.

Hearst Castle, the historic site located right next to the beautiful San Simeon Beach.

Horse back riding on Oceano Beach, Montana de Oro, and at the Madonna Inn.

Art after Dark in Downtown San Luis Obispo on the first Friday of every month 6-9PM.

All summer long: live concerts at the Mission Plaza on Friday's starting at 6PM.

Kayaking in Pismo, Shell, and Avila.

Bi-plane rides in Oceano (see the Central Coast from a Bi-plane ride).

*Lots of golf courses in the immediate area.

*The Bob Jones Cycling Trail to Avila Beach, which is a fun family activity they have a Farmer's Market in *Avila every friday evening.

Stop in at the Avila Valley barn to see the animals, fresh ice cream, fresh fruit and homemade pies.

*Minutes to Lopez Lake for fishing, sailing, or picnicing with family, and the Mustang Water Park is a lot fun too.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid and confirmed

A $200.non-refundable Reservation Deposit is required to secure a date.

A signed contract required for all reservations. If you've got children under 18 contract needs signed and mailed back

Please call for pricing for:
Engagement photos

No bed tax if rented 31 or more days

Call:805.305.7373 if you have any questions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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