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FantasticBeach House in Beautiful Shell Beach, California (non-smoking prop)

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath 2 Queen Murphy beds and a pull-out queen sleeper couch

This newly renovated and charming rental was the first schoolhouse in San Luis Obispo County. The structure was built in 1835 and moved to Shell Beach in the late 1940's to serve as a Sunday school for the nearby church. Even though everything is new the the property maintains its quaintness and charm.

The bedrooms are beautifully detailed and have queen-sized Murphy beds with organic mattresses and linens, served by a master bath with a walk-in shower. The fully-stocked kitchen is large and open with granite counter-tops and new, state-of-the-art appliances, including a wine refrigerator. Hardwood floors as well as a flat screen television in the living room are only some of the amenities.

This property is completely ADA compliant and located 1 1/2 blocks from the beach and some of the most beautiful rock formations and coves in California. Many people think Shell Beach resembles the South of France, while others say it is strikingly similar in topography to the beautiful town of Mendocino in northern California.

Keywords: Beach house

More Details

Garin Sinclair
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Garin Sinclair

James R. Murphy, Jr. and Garin Sinclair are husband and wife and live in the nearby town of Arroyo Grande. Jim has been an attorney in the area for over 37 years and Garin is a paralegal and office manager at their law firm. The couple love to restore old buildings and have done so many times including several historic sites in the Village of Arroyo Grande.

Garin Sinclair purchased this house in 2007

Why Garin Sinclair chose Central Coast

Jim and Garin purchased this property to protect it from demolition and really enjoyed restoring this wonderful piece of history into a vacation rental.

What makes this house unique

The property is set in the pristine, coastal community of Shell Beach located on the Central Coast of California. The rental is in walking distance to shops, fabulous restaurants, coffee shops, day spas and 23 miles of uncrowded beaches.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

FantasticBeach House in Beautiful Shell Beach, California (non-smoking prop)
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Student at Cal Poly

  • 5 of 5

We take many trips to the "Five Cities" Spending time at the amazing beaches and visiting with our College girl! We need places that are more like home then a hotel! The school house had everything we needed! Shell beach is a great town with great views and awesome food. The school house has an amazing kitchen, is decorated perfect, no clutter simple and clean! Love the bathroom centralized instead of in someones bedroom! We use the barbeque one night for steaks. Kitchen great for wake up to coffee and making a little breakfast. And when we got lazy we just ordered up some foods from the great little restaurant Zorros from pancakes to burgers with in walking distance. The owners of this property where amazing!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Christmas Trip

  • 5 of 5

I decided to take my family to the coast for Christmas and we had a blast. The Shell Beach Schoolhouse was perfect. Mr. Sinclair was a great host. Transaction was very smooth. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks Mr. Sinclair!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Property - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our too-short stay at this beautiful Shell Beach property. The property is about a block from the breathtaking CA shoreline and just a short walk to the charming town of Shell Beach. It's a perfect central location to vineyards, beaches, restaurants, shops - everything the central CA coast has to offer. The property itself is exceptionally maintained and better even than the pictures. We hope to be back again for another visit!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leroy &Cynthia I

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for our second amazing vacation at the beautiful vacation home. We have to say this was our second stay within four mouths. Our family highly recommends this amazing home for your vacation stay. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Birthday

  • 5 of 5

I did not expect to have such a wonderful stay. Everything explained in the ad was there and I absolutely adore and respect the owner. Her responses were fast and she's reliable. I couldn't imagine spending my bday at any other place. It was just right for my friends and I after a day of ATV riding and ziplining.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nipomo, Ca

The BEST Vacation/Venue Rental EVER!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Schoolhouse when my daughter got married at La Perla Del Mar Chapel three years ago!

Words cannot express how lovely and cozy the schoolhouse was for our lodging and event needs! Simply DIVINE!! My oldest daughter is a teacher and High School librarian expecting baby #2 so this is PERFECT!

My youngest daughter in graduating at Cuesta College in SLO and my oldest daughter, hubby & son will be staying there and we are all THRILLED!! I wish I Grami T by the Sea could live there forever & ever!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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150 Wineries, Whale Watching,Monarch Butterfly Grooves, the only beach in California where motor vehicles are allowed - 23 miles of dunes and near the Historic Hearst Castle and the San Luis Obispo Mission.


Rates & Availability

Pismo Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 7 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50

Pay by check or cash. Rates subject to change until deposit of $200 is received. A rental agreement is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Pismo Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A walk in shower, ADA compliant with grab bars and a shower chair.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Murphy Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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