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Consummate Beach House: Beautiful new home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

Four Bedroom Beach On Private Lane Across From Beach. Walk To Everything

This is the consummate beach house in location and design, inside and out. Although the address is on Avila Beach dr., it is accessed from the private Beach Colony lane. This unique and spacious home sleeps ten and more very comfortably. On the main level the great room, dining area, and kitchen all open out a huge view deck for wave watching,relaxing and bbq's. The great room features a beautiful rock fireplace and 14' vaulted ceilings. The kitchen is defined by a large 8' x 4' granite island with ample seating for conversation and informal snacking. This combination of spaces allows everyone to belly-up, kick back, watch the beach, bbq, hob-nob and share the day's adventures while watching the cooks prepare surf and turf. Off of the kitchen are a huge well-stocked pantry and spacious laundry room.

While the main level encourages gatherings and fun, there are two more decks facing the ocean. A small one off of the master bedroom and an 18' x 14' roof deck complete with mini kitchen. The roof deck is perfect for sunset margaritas or a chilled glass of chardonnay from the fridge while you bbq spicy local sausages and k-bobs. The roof deck is accessed by a user-friendly interior stairway. Up top the view is avila panoramic.

The master bedroom features a granite bath and walk-in shower, windows with views of the ocean, a king bed and large walk in closet. The other two upstairs bedrooms each have window seats from which you can look out over the golf course across the street, and all of the upstairs rooms are vaulted and spacious. One of the upper bedrooms features a queen bed and the other a bunk bed and separate single for the kids. Every window offers views of classic avila: the surrounding hills, the distant hotel, the homes above the beach, and the beach side shops and restaurants.

The downstairs bedroom opens out to a small patio and the green beauty of the golf links across the street.

Although the bathroom openings are not wheel chair accessible width, there are stair lifts from the garage to the main level and from the main level to the second floor.

The two car garage below is large enough to easily hold two vehicles and there is room for two more vehicles onsite just off of beach colony lane. There is an outdoor shower to rinse the salt water and sand from body and wet suits. You can pack the wagon with folding chairs, ice chest, blankets, boogie boards and umbrella for the short stroll to the sand. There is a variety of beach toys from which to choose as well. If you get to beach and forgot your camera the walk back to the house takes all of three minutes. The terminus for the avila trolley which runs to shell beach and back is just out the front door, and the bob jones bike trail starts just across the street and runs to slo, shell, and the five cities. You can literally walk across the street and bike to rural wineries and city shops and restaurants.

More Details

John Day
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About John Day

We moved to Cayucos a number of years back from a Colorado ski town. It took a long time for us to realize that the coastal maritime climate brings fog and wind and temperatures that are usually a little cool. Since it never snowed and the temperature hardly ever went down into the 40's, we were happy. Sometime later we moved to San Luis for the school system, and discovered it's particular inland climate. Not much fog and consistently warm sunny days. We liked the beach, but not so much the fog. We thought that you can't have one without the other. Then we happened upon Avila. A couple of years ago we bought this lot to build and sell a spec home. We soon realized that Avila enjoys a San Luis-like warm and clear inland climate and it is on the water as well. We still live in San Luis, but we think more and more these days of living in Avila.

John Day purchased this house in 2015

Why John Day chose Central Coast

You don't find a lot of homes like this one, so close to the water in the best little gem of a beach town between LA and San Francisco. We thought we'd better try to hang on to it.

What makes this house unique

An excellent example of beach house architecture. It is unique from any angle inside and out. It literally has something for everyone no matter who comes along. Large comfortable gathering spaces with big screens to watch the game. Large decks to relax and enjoy the sun and sunset. Enjoy the latest concert across the street at the event center from the roof deck while you bbq.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Consummate Beach House: Beautiful new home
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This could not have been a more beautiful House. The location was outstanding as we we're able to walk everywhere. My mom was so surprised and loved the lift although she didn't use it all the time. My husband walked across the street to play at the golf course. The house was immaculately clean, wonderfully furnished and fully stocked with cookware. The weather was in the mid 80s and we loaded up the wagon from the garage with beach towels, boogie boards and beach chairs and rolled down to the beach 🌊󒠠enjoying the waves. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you John.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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We had a great time in this awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent seven nights at this Avila property, celebrating our son's wedding. The home was perfect for us. We had our daughter's family stay with us and her in-laws as well to help with the children. There was plenty of room for us. The kitchen, dining room, great room and decks were perfect for entertaining. The house was stocked with everything we needed. John Day (owner) was a pleasure to work with. The proximity to everything and the Avila Beach and area were awesome. I would highly recommend this home to everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Steps from the sand and no hassle parking!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second annual visit to this new home, and we plan to return again in 2017. The place is immaculate inside with every imaginable appliance, dish, glass, etc etc. Our visit occurred during the once in 50 years type heat wave, but (unlike some others in Avila) we were comfortable in the home, and rarely used the A/C. Also, if you have been to Avila Beach in the summer, you know general parking is a nightmare. Having the private drive and 5 spots is a real plus!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here with friends. The house is within walking distance to Avila Beach. All the comforts of home and more. The only bad part of our stay was having to leave and come home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a large, exceptionally well-designed, beautifully appointed beach house. We had a family vacation with 6 adults and 2 children and everyone was delighted. The kitchen is fully equipped, the beds are quite comfortable and many beach amenities are provided. We will definitely be back and recommend it without reservation to other family groups!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Our stay in this beautiful home was way beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend at this beautiful property and couldn't have asked for more. We were right in the heart of everything, within walking distance. Restaurants, wine tasting, Mr. Rick's, the beach, groceries, festivals, what a weekend! Thank you, John Day for providing us with the best place to stay and in comfort and style, you have definitely spoiled us!! We will surely rent this beauty again! Thanks again, Debbie Register

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
Mr. Rick's
Nearest Golf
Avila Beach Golf
Nearest Train
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
Custom's House, et al
Nearest Ski
1100 Miles
Steamboat Springs CO
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Avila beach is a great base from which to explore and enjoy a host of different experiences unique to the central coast communities.

In avila we have a lot to offer sports-persons of every level of every interest. On one hand just out the door we have the pacific ocean: surfing and wave sports, surf casting and deep water fishing, whale watching, sailing and jet skis and jets skis and paddle boarding, and kayaking. And beach sports like reading and paddle ball and shelling, volleyball, and walking, and watching the kids chase sea gulls.

Turning to inland pursuits, if you are a cycling enthusiast you can leave your car in the garage and bike to shell and pismo beachs, edna valley wineries, downtown san luis obispo. There are bike lanes out to los osos and morro bay as well.

There are basketball courts in the park, and hiking trails leading up into the hills and along the coast. You can run or bike from avila as long as you want and find good scenery and interesting trails and roads.


Rates & Availability

Avila Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall shoulder 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
christmas/ New Year 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Jun 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Sseason 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Sep 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder 2018
Nov 27 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
christmas/ New Year 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A $1000 initial payment is due at booking. This will be applied to rent. All remaining fees will be due 60 days before reservation date. Bookings and payments are made through VRBO. When booking accepted, contract comes directly from me to your email and when signed comes directly back to me on my email.

Please note that there are no refunds for late arrival or early departures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Avila Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2676 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three full baths.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , trundle under single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Four bedrooms; with patio off of main level bedroom and view deck off of master bedroom upstairs. Two more bedrooms upstairs have window seats to enjoy the great views in every direction Sleeper sofa in great room sleeps two.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor shower next to garage on beach colony lane.

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