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Our home, aptly named 'Serenity Within' long ago by family and friends, offers an extraordinary atmosphere for a tranquil ocean retreat.
This custom, two bedroom home has spectacular ocean views, and was built with relaxation and affordable luxury in mind. The home offers views from the living room, front deck, and our one-of-a-kind roof top deck with glass railings.
Some of our favorite activities on the 500 square foot roof top deck: BBQing and then dining while experiencing a 'birds-eye view' of spectacular sea life - whales, dolphins, sea otters and seals; and sunbathing or reading on the secluded deck.
And now, the rest of the house: The upstairs living area consists of a dining room with seating for eight, a custom kitchen with marble counter-tops and all the amenities, and is part of the open living area.
The living room is equipped with a 50' HGTV, stereo, surround sound, DVD player (and a small library of DVD's) and is decorated with a custom three piece sectional, coffee table, end tables, and local art. We have added a charming 2nd daybed, near a view window, for reading a good book, taking a nap, or to offer an occasional overnight guest.
Just off the living room is the front balcony/deck, decorated with a wrought iron & granite table and four chairs. Mornings are a great time to enjoy the deck, while sipping your coffee or having breakfast.
Downstairs, you will find the bedrooms and baths. The Master Suite has a gas fire place, a kitchenette with a coffee pot and a small refrigerator, 30' flat screen television, and a comfortable queen size bed. A matching twin daybed has been added and can be used as a lounging couch or an additional sleeping area. All our beds have high thread count linens.
The second bedroom also has a comfortable queen size bed, a 30' TV and a bookcase with books, board games and craft materials.
We have two custom bathrooms - both with marble vanities and marble tiles. One bathroom has a deep, jetted tub, perfect for soaking tired muscles and relaxing after a long day. Take time out of your busy schedule to enjoy your private spa, complete with 'Serenity Within' custom aromatherapy products made with pure essential oils. Samples of our body lotion, bath gel, and sea salts are provided for your pleasure.
Our second bathroom has a large marble shower area with two shower heads. Choose the pressure that is right for you.
There is no garage but we offer parking in the driveway or in front of the house, on the street.
Take a very short walk from your front door (less than 150 feet) to the Pacific coastline, Boeker Cove, and the beautiful bluffs of Shell Beach. Located on a dead end street, Boeker Cove offers a rare opportunity to view sea otters and their young frolic just off the shoreline, in their natural habitat. There are two benches at the end of the street where neighbors and visitors stop to watch the surf crashing against the bluffs, and then roll again out to sea. Its also a great place to sit with a glass of wine and watch our awesome sunsets.
Just steps away, you can continue along the path, where you will find yourself enjoying the quaint village of Shell Beach.
This house is not for everyone. It is cozy and intimate, just the right size for a romantic get-a-way or luxurious retreat. The marble kitchen and bath counter tops, the Italian ceramic tile floors, and the fabulous decks beckon adults. We love children, but this home is not child proof. We have two sets of steep stairs the little ones could fall down.
The house is offered as a weekly or monthly rental. In rare occasions, we will rent the home out for three or more days, in between longer term tenants. Should you choose to stay, whether a week or months, we know you will leave with great memories! Before you book you stay please contact us to make sure the property is perfect for you.
This home is located in a wonderful, serene neighborhood. It is offered for guests seeking a quiet, peaceful stay. No parties are allowed. Thank you for understanding.
This is for non-smokers. Thanks for understanding....moreless
Not Suitable For Children:
This home is adult friendly, with two sets of steep stairs that young children may fall on. The marble counter tops and large italian slate tiles can be easily stained by spills. Older, well mannered teens are welcome but young children, welcome for short visits, would be more comfortable staying in another house. Thank you for understanding....moreless
We love our pets and know how nice it is to have them with us when we travel.
Please let us know what animal you have so we might consider her/him. We do not allow animals on the furniture and they can not be left in the house without their owners. The house is not well-suited for most dogs because we do not have a fenced front or back yard. Please call us and w can discuss bringing your pet. Thanks...moreless
In Bedroom 1 there is a comfortable queen bed with luscious bed linens, a walk in closet, and lots of reading material. Bedroom 2 is the Master Suite, and has both a queen size bed and a matching day bed, that can be used as an extra bed or a couch for lounging while watching the flat screen TV. There is also a built in kitchenette, with a small refrigerator, counter top and sink, and a coffee and tea pot, just in case you want to stay in bed a while without going upstairs for your morning coffee. ...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub
Relax in the jetted tub with a hand held shower...moreless
Both bathrooms have marble countertops and tile and were built with affordable luxury in mind. Your towels will be fluffy and freshly hung, and there will be a supply of sundries (toothpaste, liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner) just in case you have forgotten something. ...moreless
Twice a year, Serenity Within Beach Retreat offers Stress Reduction Retreats. Our 3-day agenda include stress reduction techniques such as guided imagery and meditation techniques, aromatherapy applications, pain management, and stress reducing tapping techniques. Massage therapists are available upon request, along with at least one, one-hour private sessions for each guest.
Teri Conrad, MA, CCHt, specializes in stress and pain management. Each quarter, she asks a guest counselor to be part of the Retreat. For more information regarding the retreats please ask....moreless
there is a section of books in the second bedroom, on the book shelves....moreless
Provided in the living room next to the TV, you will find a DVD player ...moreless
there are a few board games and a deck of cards located in the 2nd bedroom on the bookshelf....moreless
50 HGTV is provided in the living room. There are 28' flat screen televisions in both bedrooms...moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Pismo Beach's long stretch of white sand can be seen clearly from the rooftop deck. You have a view of Pismo Pier, the Pismo Dunes, and even Point Sol....moreless
Beautiful mountain views from the front deck and the rooftop!...moreless
We have ocean views from the living room, dining room and kitchen, the front deck, and the spectacular 500 sq foot rooftop deck. You will probably spend most of your time upstairs! ...moreless
Almost! Although we are not on the sand, we are less than 100 yards from the ocean. A visitor once told me anyone that didn't live here, would call the location 'ocean front' property....moreless
The village is a 1 mile section of Pismo Beach, that is surrounded by beautiful resorts. The resorts all welcome visitors to the spas, restaurants, and bars. ...moreless
Our home is in the quaint village of Shell Beach, on a dead end. There is a walking path to the ocean park and stairs leading to the beach. We are in the Pismo Beach City limits....moreless
Ocean views from the front of the home, and panoramic views from the rooftop deck. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hot Air Ballooning
There is a formal dining room that seats eight, granite & wrought iron table and 4 chairs on the front deck, and granite & wrought iron table with 8 chairs on the rooftop deck. ...moreless
Seating for 8 people
It would be rare to need an air-condition in Shell Beach. We have ceiling fans in one of the bedrooms and in the living room. The sea air is usually quite nice. ...moreless
There are two gas fireplaces - one in the master suite and another upstairs in the living room....moreless
There are two gas fireplaces. The living room fireplace will heat upstairs. The bedroom heats the downstairs. There is also an electric heater in the spare bedroom. ...moreless
Iron & Board
Bedroom, bath and kitchen linens are provided. The housekeeper will do the laundry after each guest leaves, and replaces them with fresh ones....moreless
Our spacious living room has a three piece sectional and a large 50' HGTV. There is a second daybed near a view window, for lounging, or can be made available for an occasional overnight guest....moreless
Salt, pepper, limited spices, dish soap and dishwashing detergent is supplied for guests staying up to a week. If you are renting longer, we ask you purchase your own condiments as they run out. ...moreless
Summer & Holiday Rates Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015 4 night min stay
Oct-Dec. excluding holidays Oct 1 - Dec 20, 2015 4 night min stay
Christmas Holiday Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2015 7 night min stay
$2,000 flat fee
New Years Dec 27 - Jan 7, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$79
Cleaning Fee at Checkout$125
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The village of Shell Beach is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the peaceful surrounding. There is a small downtown area within walking distance, with shops, restaurants, a neighborhood grocery store, deli's, a post office, beauty shops, spa's, coffee houses, and even a store to rent kayaks. Just north and south of the village, you will find beautiful homes mixed in with fabulous Resorts. Just a mile south is the beautiful stretch of world famous PISMO BEACH and its white sand
Less than 5 miles away you will find AVILA BEACH, GROVER BEACH, and ARROYO GRANDE. Drive north nine miles and you will be in SAN LUIS OBISPO, CAL POLY, and our WINE COUNTRY.
PASO ROBLES and the heart of the central coast wine country, is less than a 45 minute drive on North 101. You will find fabulous wineries just 15 minutes from the house in San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley, Atascadero, Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande.
If you take a drive up the coast on Hwy 1, you can visit MORRO BAY, CAYUCOS, and SAN SIMEON, and the enchanted HEARST CASTLE.
Traveling south, you are 90 minutes away from SANTA BARBARA, 45 minutes from BEULLTON and SOLVANG, and SANTA YNEZ.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Serenity Within Beach Retreat is managed by mother (Teri Conrad) and her daughter (Kimberly Journagan). Serenity Within was built with relaxation in mind. We have enjoyed sharing the home with family and friends for many years and now we offer it to you. We are located just 90 minutes away in beautiful Santa Barbara, and we visit often to relax and unwind.
Traveling is one of our passions and sharing our home with guests offers us the ability to travel more often.
Why the Owner Chose Shell Beach: Moving to Shell Beach nearly 25 years ago was a dream come true! Our family had vacationed in the area for over ten years, spending many Easter and Thanksgiving holidays together in Pismo Beach. As the children grew up and went away to college it became time to explore opportunities to relocate. The rest is history! After living in a wonderful beach cottage for 14 years, our lot became available, and 'Serenity Within' became a reality.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Shell Beach is the ideal location to enjoy all the amenities of a small town community and is just a short drive to anything we need. The community residents are a combination of retired seniors, working professionals, and young families.
Because we are located just a mile from Pismo Beach, another sought-after tourist area, there are spa's, restaurants, and many opportunities to be a tourist by day, and come home to a relax in a serene setting each evening.
Tourists from around the world come to visit our unique location, and many find our little bit of paradise the perfect starting point, while traveling up and down the coast of California. We are located right in the center, 400 miles from San Francisco to the north, and 400 miles south of Los Angeles. San Diego is about 6 hours away.