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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

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

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 livingrooms, 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.

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

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.

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

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The Turtle House
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish please email only.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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 Central Coast California

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:
  • Max. occupancy 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
average rating of 4.979592 based on 53 reviews
San Luis Obispo, Califonria

Wine tasting weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

“Great place to visit the Edna Valley wine country! Centrally located to wineries and the beach. We even explored some local breweries. The king beds are great, and it was nice that the home could accommodate all 11 of us comfortably. The kitchen worked well for a large crowd. Excellent listing! We would come back again!!”

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temecula, CA

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Turtle House over New Years weekend. The house exceeded our expectations. Everything was very clean and comfortable. Having the 5 king beds made it really easy to accommodate a big group. There was plenty of room in the living room and bonus room to set up mattresses for the kids. Although there were 17 of us, we never felt crowded. The big table was perfect for family games/puzzles. The property was beautiful. Gay was very easy to work with and ensured our stay went well. It is definitely a place we would stay at again. We would highly recommend this house to any groups/families looking for a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice and well kept

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for families with children. We had three families with multiple children and enjoyed the property. Got to golf early AM and wine taste in the afternoon. Very well supplied to cook at the property. Felt like home on vacation. Owner super nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nic & Guests I'm glad to hear you all had a great time over Christmas break. Wish you all a Happy New Year. Hopefully we'll see you all sometime again in the near future.
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Redwood City, CA, USA

Great house for Biddle Ranch Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Turtle house was the perfect setting for our group of family and friends. We were in San Luis Obispo for a family wedding and Turtle house was perfectly located less than a mile from the venue. The spacious house was perfect for 7 of us. 5 large bedrooms (with very comfortable beds), a well sized kitchen and dining room and a beautiful outdoor seating area. We enjoyed the turtles every morning and had a great night of foosball and fun in the game room. I would highly recommend Turtle house for a large group.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Biddle Ranch is definitely close by and happy to hear the house worked out so well for you and your group. Smart to find a place close, but just far enough away to relax a bit and enjoy your family. Weddings can be a bit stressful but relaxing together makes it so much easier. Happy New Year to you all.
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Perfect parent hangout for Holland Ranch Wedding

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and the property well maintained. The beds were comfortable and the other amenities as described on the VRBO site. It suited our needs perfectly as we had friends and family needing a room on various evenings of the wedding week. The owner was fantastic - kept in good contact with us and provided an immediate deposit refund. I would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious beautiful house for the bridal party and family

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful. Large bedrooms, common areas, kitchen and patio. Perfect for up to 12 people to sleep comfortably. The garage was an added bonus as it rained the entire weekend we were there - added space for flowers and staging for the wedding. Two washers and dryers as well as an iron and ironing board were at our disposal. And George and Tommy the turtles enjoyed some of the left over flowers :).

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rain is one element we can't control. Sounds like the rental of a tent was a good idea & happy the large two car garage came in handy. Congratulations to you all. Hopefully we'll see you all sometime again in the future.
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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

San Luis Obispo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial weekend
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 20 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Cal Poly Grad 2018
Jun 14 2018 - Jun 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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.
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