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The Turtle House

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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden

42 Reviews
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

San Luis Obispo House Rental Photos and Description

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.

NEW A/C (air conditioner) whole house unit just installed.

For those few days in the summer that get a little warm in SLO you'll be totally cool in any room in the house.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The Turtle House (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish please email only.

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

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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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 46 reviews
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Turtle House in SLO

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Turtle House. The house was very spacious for our party of ten.

The house was clean and organized. The garden was beautiful -- relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine.

It was nice to hang out with the turtles -- Tommy & George. Definitely, we will come back here again!

Douglas (San Carlos, CA)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Excellent accommodation for family gethering including young children

  • 5 of 5

Turtle House is a an excellent property for a family re-union or gathering for a special occasion; lots of space for the kids and an inviting kitchen area for eating and socializing. The veranda is very inviting, perfect for an evening barbeque and fine local wine

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Exceeded all of our expectations

  • 5 of 5

My daughter had her wedding just down the road at the Holland Ranch (August 6, 2016). We needed a house for 10 adults and 4 children with lots of space..... not just for sleeping. Having the two family rooms, full size dining table, big island kitchen and the big outdoor patio gave the family plenty of area to be together and also break away into smaller groups. We cooked in and BBQ'd most meals for 5 days. Single story was a must for us as we had my 90 year old mother with us (for a total of 4 generations at the house). Of course the turtles were a big hit for all of the ages! Thank you for sharing your lovely home! Steve

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect for 3 families with small kids. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the turtle house with 2 other families and it was the perfect size and space for us. Kids played outside most of the days. House was clean and spacious. The only thing I would suggest is more baking/cooking ware. There was also no cleaning supplies to wipe counters or clean up. But other than that it was a perfect fit for our 3 families.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karin Glad you all enjoyed your stay in SLO. I have a drawer next to the kitchen sink with lots of wash clothes & hand towels along with paper towels under the sink & on the counter. I guess most guests use old fashion soap & water to wipe the counters down. With kids in the house I don't want to leave cleaning supplies, so I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I purchased a lot of cooking implements a few weeks ago so I'll get some more baking type items this week. They walk off some times because people burn things or take it with them- who knows. Anyway, I'm on it. :) Hope you made some lasting memories, Gay
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Large family home in a serene location. Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding place to relax during our stay for our son's wedding. Lots of great family memories to share for a lifetime. We give The Turtle House ten stars! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thanks so much. Glad you all had a great time at the wedding & a place to unwind with the family. Congratulations to you all!
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Turtle House stay for family of the bride

  • 5 of 5

The Turtle House was absolutely perfect! It was roomy, clean, and totally stocked with everything we needed. The beautiful shaded porch was an awesome place for us all to hang out together comfortably, and the outdoor grill and patio furniture was perfect. The flowers were beautiful, and the turtles were an added attraction. The gardener was so kind as to give us the rose petals he was clipping off to use for the flower girl's basket for my daughter's wedding. The location was convenient to the airport, local shopping, to the beach, and to my daughter's wedding venue. We loved it and will be back! Becky and Steve

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becky It was a please to meet you all and what a beautiful family you have. Glad things worked out getting your mom to the wedding :) so important for your kids to have her there. Hopefully we'll see your group sometime again in the future. Best wishes, Gay
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

San Luis Obispo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
$750
 
 
Labor day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$650
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,500
 
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 $200 + 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:
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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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Amenities

San Luis Obispo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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