About the property
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
2 bed/2 bath beach house overlooking the Pacific with extraordinary rooftop deck
Discover our home, Serenity Within, and its extraordinary atmosphere for a TRANQUIL OCEAN RETREAT. Please call us if you have questions, special requests, or want a quote. The home is move-in ready and we love to work with our guests to ensure your perfect stay.
The custom, two bedroom home is offered to someone looking for a peaceful stay. 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 is designated as the "living area", and 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 the living room sliding glass doors, offers a great breakfast patio, 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, then roll 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, luxurious retreat, or to get out of the snow for the winter. 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.
Teri Conrad & Kim Journagan
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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 Pismo Beach
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It is so rare to go on vacation and feel so comfortable and (At home). This was exactly how we felt at this property. Everything you see on the website from the beautiful sunsets all the way down to a corkscrew. This place had everything you can think of and more. This is the first time I returned home and did not need a vacation from my vacation. I am rejuvenated!
I don't think (even at home) I have ever gone five days without a glitch. And we had a couple so small they hardly need mentioning. However, we did have a "Smoke Alarm" incident. I think just a battery change could cure that. We had some overnight high winds that shifted the side gate requiring tightening of the bolts. and one quick trio to fill the propane tanks on the upstairs BBQ. Nothing that would ever prevent us from doing this every year.
I really commend Teri & Kim for providing such a positive environment. From the art work to the quality stemware. It show not just class but the desire to provide the best possible vacation experience for the tenant. We are done with renting hotel rooms on vacation.
Excellent experience! Thank You all!!
Easter weekend with family
Stunning view, clean, well-equipped and we fellowshiped on Easter with food and family on the top deck- it was perfect! Thank you for the great memories!
Had a wonderful stay. Very quiet and relaxing with this property as home base.
Great home and location. Fantastic views of the ocean and close to good restaurants and the local sights.
Great property, good location, great host but needs to remove AC from Amenities page.
I loved the property, location and Terri was great as a host. She was also flexible in her approach. I give this four stars as my main reason for booking this property was because of the Air Conditioning. Luck would have it that we were in a huge heat wave and when we called to find the AC, none existed, which made for some pretty rough days/nights. Although I should have double checked before, this was disappointing as I ran a search for properties with AC. On the upside, all pictures and other descriptions are up to date and the place is a great location for anyone wanting to stay away from the Pismo activity.
Unfortunately, the AC box was checked by accident, which was my fault. We do have ceiling fans in the living room and one of the bedrooms. They usually cool the house completely, along with the normal ocean breeze. I do have another fan available for the second bedroom but it is extremely rare for our temperature to be a above 80 degrees.
Amazing Views at an Affordable Price
Serenity Within is an incredible place to stay in Shell Beach. It's comfortable, clean, and well-appointed. The location is awesome - just steps away from the bluff. And the owners are helpful and responsive.
What really separates it from the other rentals in this price range is the amazing roof deck, with phenomenal 360-degree views of the ocean, mountains, Shell Beach, and Pismo Beach. While we were on the deck we looked at other roof decks nearby, and none are as large as this one, with two levels, three seating areas, and a grill. You'll never want to leave.
Relaxing, beautiful home! Could have stayed all Summer!
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!
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
Additional information about rental rates
TO RECEIVE A FULL REFUND, ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE CANCELLED AT LEAST 46 DAYS BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL DATE. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IF YOU CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION WITHIN THE 45 DAYS BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL, UNLESS WE ARE ABLE TO RESERVE THE PROPERTY DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD. PET FEE: ON OCCASION I DO ALLOW SMALL DOGS. PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING FOR APPROVAL. THE FEE IS $125 PER PET