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Fantasticbeach House in Beautiful Shell Beach, California (Non-Smoking Prop)

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • A walk in shower, ADA compliant with grab bars and a shower chair.


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View

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


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Unlimited wireless available for $10 ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you could possibly need....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you could possible need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Regular refrigerator and a wine refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio


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Dec 7 - Jan 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Pismo Beach, CA, USA:
Jim and Garin purchased this property to protect it from demolition and really enjoyed restoring this wonderful piece of history into a vacation rental.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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  • Outside of SchoolHouse

    Outside of SchoolHouse

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • View from Hallway to Front Door

    View from Hallway to Front Door

  • Bedroom 1, great lighting and windows

    Bedroom 1, great lighting and windows

  • Large Open Bathroom

    Large Open Bathroom

  • Kitchen


  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Bedroom 1 - Has Murphy Bed not Pictured

    Bedroom 1 - Has Murphy Bed not Pictured

  • Murphy Bed located in Bedroom 2

    Murphy Bed located in Bedroom 2

VRBO #299185

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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