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Discover Serenity Within & Our Rooftop Jacuzzi Just 200 Ft from the Ocean

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Discover our home, Serenity Within, and its extraordinary atmosphere for a tranquil ocean retreat. Offered as a 1 or 2 bedroom home, depending on the time of year, this custom beach house was built with relaxation and affordable luxury in mind. The home offers ocean views from the living room, front deck, and our one-of-a-kind roof top with glass railings.

This awesome large roof top deck overlooks the Pacific coastline: View the spectacular sea life while relaxing on your sectional outdoor couch or dine on our large patio table. Reconnect with nature and experience a ''birds-eye view'' for whale and dolphin watching! Sunbathe, relax and unwind in seclusion, indulge in your private jacuzzi, catch the pelicans' flight as they search the shoreline for food or take time to observe the dramatic, constantly changing sky, as the sun and moon cycles daily. At night, explore the night sky - Moon & Star gaze!

During the summer months, and holidays, the house is offered as a two bedroom home, with two baths.

The rest of the year, the home is offered as a 1 bedroom, 1 bath custom home, and the 2nd bedroom and bath, or Owner's Suite, is private space and locked off to guests.

The upstairs 'living area' showcases stellar views: Upstairs, designated as the "living area", showcases the home's extraordinary views. The large open space combines the living room, dining room and custom kitchen, with ocean views off the front of the house. The second story deck, just outside living room sliding glass doors, offers a great breakfast patio with a granite table top dining set. Perfect for sipping coffee and slowly waking up to the crashing waves a 100 yards away.

Serenity Bedroom has a walk in closet, a comfy queen bed and a linens, and a 30" Flat screen TV. The Master bath has a jacuzzi tub and shower.

An "Owner's Suite" (available by request during the summer months, holidays and special occasions) has a separate entrance and is attached to the house. It includes a comfy queen bed and a matching twin daybed. 30" Flat Screen TV, a gas fireplace, and a library of books. It also has a built in kitchenette that includes a microwave, coffee pot, toaster oven, two burners, & a small refrigerator.

The bath includes a large walk in shower with marble tiles. This unit can be rented as a stand alone unit, or included in the rental.

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. Should you choose to stay, we know you will leave with great memories! Before you book your stay please contact us to make sure the property is perfect for you. This home is located in a serene neighborhood. It is offered for guests seeking a quiet, peaceful stay. No parties are allowed. Thank you for understanding.


Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adult over 25 years of age....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is for non-smokers. Thanks for understanding....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Serenity: 1 queen

    Comfy queen bed with high count linens, TV, fireplace...moreless

  • Owner's Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Owner's Suite available in summer, holidays & spc. occasions...moreless

  • The 'Owner's Suite' is only available part of the year. When available, it can actually stand alone as a studio apartment and has both a queen size bed and a matching day bed, which 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, two burners, and a coffee and tea pot. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Serenity: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    This jacuzzi tub and shower is a wonderful place to relax ...moreless

  • The master suite bathroom has marble a counter-top and tile. In both bathrooms, 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

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books:

    There is a section of books in the Master Suite...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    there are a few board games and a deck of cards located in the Master Suite...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    There are 30' flat screen televisions in bedrooms and 50" HGTV flat screen in living room...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Pismo Beach's long stretch of white sand can be seen clearly from the rooftop deck & at the end of the street. You have a view of Pismo Pier, the Pismo Dunes, and even Point Sol....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful mountain views from the front of the home and the rooftop deck....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We have ocean views from the front patio, the upstairs living area, and the awesome rooftop deck....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    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

  • Resort:

    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

  • Village:

    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

  • Water View:

    Ocean views from the front of the home. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a formal indoor dining area and outdoor dining on the decks. ...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    It would be rare to need an air-condition in Shell Beach. The sea air is usually quite nice. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a gas fireplace in the master suite....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas fireplace. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedroom, bath and kitchen linens are provided. The housekeeper will do the laundry after each guest leaves, and replaces them with fresh ones....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On street or driveway parking is available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Please bring your own laundry detergent....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Please supply your own coffee and tea....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The home is supplied with dishes, glasses, and utensils for eight, along with carving knives, and cooking utensils and pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Small back patio and front patio with an ocean view...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is a Kayak shop about 1/4 mile from the house where you can rent kayaks....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Our BBQ is electric, heats immediately, and creates a perfect meal. No more worries about running out of propane or cleaning the charcoal out of the BBQ. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Enjoy our rooftop deck and it's 7 1/2 foot jacuzzi...moreless

Building Type

  • House


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer & Holiday Rates
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,700 $5,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $243 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $183 Nightly

Winter & Fall
Oct 3 - Dec 21, 2015
4 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $207 Nightly

Christmas Holiday
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2015
7 night min stay

flat fee
New Years
Dec 27 - Jan 7, 2016
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $286 Nightly

Jan 8 - May 31, 2016
4 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $207 Nightly

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:

  • Cleaning Fee at Checkout $125
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included



Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Avila Beach, Grover Beach
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Grover Beach
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Route 101
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Zorro's & Shell Beach Brewhouse
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Shell Beach

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

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.

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  • 200 ft from your front door is a wonderful bench to relax and watch the sunset

    200 ft from your front door is a wonderful bench to relax and watch the sunset

  • Enjoy the awesome Pacific Ocean in all it's splendor

    Enjoy the awesome Pacific Ocean in all it's splendor

  • Discover the excitement of whale watching from your private rooftop deck

    Discover the excitement of whale watching from your private rooftop deck

  • Just steps away from the front door, relax as you watch the roaring surf

    Just steps away from the front door, relax as you watch the roaring surf

  • The front of the house

    The front of the house

  • Watch the Full Moon light up the ocean from the rooftop deck

    Watch the Full Moon light up the ocean from the rooftop deck

  • Another spectacular sunset!

    Another spectacular sunset!

  • Look for the Whales' backs &  spray just before they dive deep into the ocean

    Look for the Whales' backs & spray just before they dive deep into the ocean

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