Find "Serenity Within" Just 200 Feet from the Ocean, 2 Bdrm. Home Awesome Views

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Last updated: 09/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 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 2 bedroom home, 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 rooftop deck overlooks the Pacific coastline: View the spectacular sea life while relaxing on your outdoor sectional or dine at our large patio table and barstools. Reconnect with nature and experience a ''birds-eye view'' for whale & dolphin watching! Imagine sunbathing or just relaxing at your own piece of paradise while you watch the pelicans' flight as they search the shoreline for food. Take time to observe the dramatic, constantly changing sky, as the sun and moon cycle daily. At night, Moon & Star gaze!

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.

Our "Serenity" Bedroom has a walk in closet, a comfy queen bed and soft linens. Serenity bath has a jacuzzi tub and hand held shower.

The master bedroom, "Serenity Suite" includes a comfy queen bed and a large sitting chair that makes into a twin bed, 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.

Suite Serenity's bath includes a large walk in shower with marble tiles.
(This unit can be rented as a stand alone unit during the winter months - See VRBO 790707).

We do not have a garage but 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.

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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

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    This home has two sets of steep stairs and is not suitable for young children. 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 we can discuss bringing your pet. Thanks...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Tranquility: 1 queen

    Comfy queen bed with high count linens & TV...moreless

  • Serenity: 2 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Large bedroom with kitchenette, fireplace, TV & confy linens...moreless

  • "Serenity Suite" is our master bedroom, which can stand alone as a studio apartment. It has a queen size bed and a over-sized chair that will make into an extra, twin bed. There is also a built in kitchenette, with a small refrigerator, counter top and sink, two burners, and a coffee and tea pot. Other amenities include a fireplace, flat screen 28" TV, a small dining table and chairs, and sliding glass door that open up to a small patio. "Tranquility Bedroom" is a relaxing bedroom with a walk in closet, a comfy queen bed, and a 28" flat screen TV, and comfy linens....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Tranquility Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Marble bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower ...moreless

  • Serenity Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Marble tiles surround the vanity & custom walk in shower...moreless

  • Both custom bathrooms have marble counter-tops & tile. Serenity bathroom has a wonderful, large, jetted soaking tub. It also has a hand-held shower nozzle. In Tranquility bathroom their is a custom walk-in shower. 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 Serenity 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 28"' 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 both 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:

    The custom kitchen has marble tile and all the amenities of home. Your dishes, glasses, pots and pans, serving pieces, mixing bowls, etc, are here waiting to be used....moreless

  • 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:

    Side by side refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • 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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from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter & Fall
Sep 16 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Christmas Vacation
Dec 18 - Dec 24, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 25 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
New Years Week
Jan 1 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
Jan 8 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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



Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/14/2016
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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. Traveling is one of our passions and sharing our home with guests offers us the ability to travel more often.

Why the Owner Chose Pismo Beach, CA, USA:
Moving to Shell Beach nearly 29 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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Guestbook comments from the owner

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

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

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

    Discover the excitement of whale watching from your private rooftop deck

  • Kitchenette and dining area, along with the mirrored closet doors

    Kitchenette and dining area, along with the mirrored closet doors

  • 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

  • Another spectacular sunset!

    Another spectacular sunset!

  • Suite Serenity

    Suite Serenity

  • Kitchenette and dining area of Suite

    Kitchenette and dining area of Suite

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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