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Find "Serenity Within" Just 200 feet from the ocean, 2 Bdrm. Home Awesome Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights


About the property

The home is a 2 bedroom/2 bath, beach house overlooking the Pacific

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 home is LOCATED IN A SERENE NEIGHBORHOOD and offered FOR GUESTS SEEKING A QUIET, TRANQUIL STAY. NO PARTIES ALLOWED.

The 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. 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 dining set. Perfect for sipping coffee and slowly waking up to the crashing waves a 100 yards away.

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

The master bedroom, "Serenity Suite" includes a comfy queen bed and a large sitting chair, which makes into a twin bed, perfect for an overnight guest. There is a 28" Flat Screen TV, a gas fireplace, and a library of books, along with a built in kitchenette with 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 and offered FOR GUESTS SEEKING A QUIET, TRANQUIL STAY. NO PARTIES ALLOWED. Thank you for understanding.

More Details

Teri Conrad & Kim Journagan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Teri Conrad & Kim Journagan

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.

Teri Conrad & Kim Journagan purchased this house in 2001

Why Teri Conrad & Kim Journagan chose Central Coast

Moving to Shell Beach 30 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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful time in your paradise beach house! This was R & R perfection for my wonderful husband home for leave from Kuwait. Everything from the Spa/BBQ to the beautiful bed linens and gorgeous decorative touches - High speed all the way. We so appreciate the beautiful and restful space you have created. Thanks for everything.

Hope to see you again.
Oct 2011
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Pismo Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Parties. Come to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Best for a relaxing retreat or a romantic get-a-way. No loud noise or music. No fireworks.
  • This home is not suitable for children under age 7 - we have two sets of steep stairs. Please hold the handrails when using the stairs.
  • Not responsible for any accidents or injuries guests may incur while on premises or any lost or stolen items
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Tranquility Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Marble bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower
    Serenity Bathroom - toilet , shower , Marble tiles surround the vanity & custom walk in shower
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Tranquility - 1 queen , Comfy queen bed with high count linens & TV
    Serenity - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large bedroom with kitchenette, fireplace, TV & confy linens
  • "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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Find "Serenity Within" Just 200 feet from the ocean, 2 Bdrm. Home Awesome Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Relaxing, beautiful home! Could have stayed all Summer!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this house. Conveniently located close to Avila Beach and Pismo. Quiet neighborhood and the house is just steps from the water. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views, best deck in the area!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is fantastic as is the top floor deck which provides panoramic views of the ocean and mountains. The home is only a couple houses from the street end where there are benches overlooking the ocean and close to a path down to the water. There is food within walking distance as well. There is no hot tub on the deck as described (not an issue to us) but others might want to know that and there is no kayak/canoe either. The house was well stocked and comfortable although the appliances are old, they still work well. Bedrooms are on the first floor and kitchen/living on the second so there are lots of stairs but worth it for the view from the roof deck!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Dimas

Wonderful Vacation Place!

  • 5 of 5

The area is beautiful - The house is Spectacular! The bedrooms are downstairs, so they stay cool even in the warm months. The kitchen is well equipped, the BBQ on the front balcony works great. No matter what time of day there is great outdoor seating areas. The party deck upstairs is assume. Zorro's up the street is an excellent place to eat at. Bring your food, sit back and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kingsburg CA

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property at a really great location. It was as described, and the property was very well stocked, especially the kitchen. Its nice to find a garlic press when you need one! We really enjoyed our time there. Only concern was that the hot tub wasn't working, but overall I would highly recommend this home for a wonderful Central Coast vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded my expectations, adorable beach house, plenty of room and the views are nice!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days and it was the most relaxing vacation. We spent time at the beach, lots of walks with great views, good restaurants, shopping, wine tastings, farmers market, live music, massage and so much more. We will definitely come back. The house was very clean and supplied with all the amenities you would need. We even saw whales sporting off our last night along with seals, sea otters and many Pelicans.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Just what we were looking for, a nice well-kept clean house close to the ocean and within walking distance to the beach. Great views in all directions from the rooftop deck which is outfitted with nice furnishings. Owners' attention to detail is obvious. Kitchen and bathroom amenities all provided. Has Direct TV and a modern stereo which was important to us. would likely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Avila Beach, Grover Beach
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Grover Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Zorro's & Shell Beach Brewhouse
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Pismo Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer & Holidays
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer & Holidays
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter/Fall Rates
Sep 16 2017 - Feb 28 2018
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Cleaning Fee at Checkout $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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