Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Consummate Beach House: Beautiful new home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,676 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 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.


Avila Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2676 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Consummate Beach House: Beautiful new home
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home in Avila Beach that easily and comfortably accommodated our family of 10 to celebrate Poppa's birthday. Very close to the beach, restaurants and other activities.

Thank you , John. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Pascagoula Mississippi

An amazing home. ,

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is spacious with comfortable beds. The location was perfect for our group of 10 adults. We were walking distance to everything. The open floor plan of the kitchen/ dining area/living room easily accommodates a large group. We loved the rooftop space with views of the ocean and surrounding hills. We will definitely request this home when we come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great house with huge, very nice common areas, in quiet Avila Beach

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic house, very new. Huge, very nice common areas - kitchen, dining, living essentially flow together. Very nice master suite. Very comfortable stay for 7 of us. About a block walk to Avila Beach restaurants, shops, etc. and the beach itself. SLO only 10-15 minutes away, Pismo Beach similar. Lots of interesting areas within an hour or two drive - ranging from Big Sur, Hearst Castle down to Santa Barbara; many wineries close by. Only negative worth mentioning is some road noise from Avila Beach Drive which bothered some sleepers upstairs - although in general Avila Beach is a small, quiet town well off the 101 freeway. A few minor maintenance items and a couple of missing 'nice to haves', but owner seems committed to addressing things like this.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, great location, and clean!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home that looks new. Real hardwood floors, top of the line kitchen appliances, it is not cluttered with decorations, it's safe and secure, and everything works.

My husband and I stayed here with our three children (ages 15, 17, and 21) and some of their friends. There were lots of us and we were very comfortable! One night, we had friends and family (who were staying very close by at Avila Lighthouse Suites) over for dinner and the big kitchen is well-equipped for cooking and the patio is great for barbecuing! We celebrated two guests' 16th birthdays with special cakes from the Madonna Inn, (beautiful and tasted great!) appreciated the abundance of seating in the big, open floor plan - both for seating for meals and giving people their own space for lounging, watching TV, or playing games.

We also grilled hamburgers on the rooftop on another day! Great view!

We walked to the Custom House for dinner one evening, which was great! We drove to San Luis Obispo and tried some uncommon donuts at SLO Donut Company, or "SLODOCO," on the rainy day of our vacation. The sun was out the rest of the time and we enjoyed the walking and biking Bob Jones Trail, walks on the beach, poking around in the shops in Avila, driving the BEAUTIFUL See Canyon Drive which leads out to Los Osos Valley Road where we continued on to Montana De Oro State Park, and ended up at Moro Rock for a picnic tailgate lunch. The Thursday night San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market with live music and various food vendors was fun, and the 21 and over's ended that evening at Mr. Rick's in Avila, where they could walk "home." The under 21 crowd drove to the Pismo Beach Pier and walked out to the end and enjoyed the moonlit water, starry sky, and the view looking back at the lights of the town of Pismo Beach. We drove back to Avila and literally drove onto the Port San Luis Pier! We heard and saw some sea lions on a dock. It was pretty late at night and we didn't have a flashlight, so we didn't do it, but I've heard you can walk down some stairs on the pier and get close to the ones that are hanging out at the bottom of the pier. At sunset one evening, we enjoyed wine tasting at Pierfront Wine and Brew from a comfy sofa, wrapped in warm blankets that they provided.

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful home and really enjoyed Avila Beach, even in the winter!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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:
Convert Currency
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.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send a Message Send a Message

You might like these similar properties