Great Vintage Beachtown Property, Walking Distance To Downtown, Centrally Locate
Jeff and Donnelle Guiltinan
About Jeff and Donnelle Guiltinan
We have been married since 2003 and we have two wonderful boys, Ashton and Justin. We love where we live and are happy to share it with others
Jeff and Donnelle Guiltinan purchased this House in 2006
Why Jeff and Donnelle Guiltinan chose Arroyo Grande
This property is right in the center of everything. It's conveniently located near Pismo and not far from Avila beach - two of the Central Coasts most desirable beaches and has great views. Its put together to handle large groups
What makes this House unique
This home still has original vintage tiles in two of the bathrooms and cabinetry in the spacious kitchen with fantastic stove commercial stainless stovetop w/built in griddle for family meals. The views from the back deck are incredible day or night and the privacy of the courtyard for barbecues is delightful. Enclosed yards for child and pet safety. The convenience of a completely separate downstairs apartment is fantastic for a couple to have privacy from main house for inlaws or the newlywed couple traveling with family.
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Very clean home
Jeff was the perfect host. Excellent communication prior to and during our stay. We really appreciated being able to check in early as we were traveling with an infant! The houe is very clean. Kitchen is well stocked with dishes. There are grocery stores within a reasonable walk or short drive and Uber’s were plentiful. I would point out that there is no AC and the heat was automatically set to a temperature that was a little warm for our taste but we were able to change that easily. Overall, we enjoyed our two nights here and would stay again!
Pismo Beach Family Gathering
For our purposes, which was gathering our children and grandchildren together to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, this house was great. It was large and spacious with plenty of beds for everyone. Don't expect the Taj Mahal, this home is more like a family vacation getaway,with gently used furniture and a mish mash of kitchen dishes, pots and pans, etc. however there was plenty of clean towels and sheets. The main bathroom had recently had new counters and bath tiles installed. The other 2 bathrooms could use an update also. We loved sitting out on the balcony with an "almost" view of the ocean. On the surface the house was neat and clean, but closer inspection searching under sofa cushions for the hide-a-bed we found nasty crumbs and detritus. Kitchen dishes, pots, pans, shelves were gummy to the touch. We bought dish soap and washed items that we used. I also scrubbed around cabinet door handles. I am sure owners are paying a cleaning service, but they need to know they are not getting their money's worth, it's only surface cleaning. On the brighter side, they had a large capacity washer and dryer, which was great to wash clothes and towels after a beach day.
Perfect Family Vacation Home
We had a great time! The size of the house is perfect for a family of 10. There were 6 adults and 4 kids in our group. The bedrooms were perfect for us. Loved the downstairs area where my husband and I could get some quiet time. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. The furniture and beds were very comfortable. Having 3 bathrooms was an added bonus. There was good water pressure, and we never ran out of hot water. The balcony was a very relaxing place to sit, relax and enjoy the view. We spent a lot of time in the front courtyard using the bar-b-que and playing games. The only thing I wish we had had was a refrigerator of some sort downstairs. It would have been nice to have a spot to keep drinks cold without having to go upstairs.
Overall, a great family vacation. We recommend this house! Owners are very responsive to questions and very welcoming. We would definitely stay here again!!
Plenty of room and great fireworks viewing!
This house has two levels so it provides lots of room and even separate living spaces. It is 50s beachy shabby chic so don't expect luxury, but do expect lots of room and function. You won't be afraid to relax and enjoy and let the kids do the same. It was perfect for my family visiting for a family wedding to gather and cook and relax together. Jeff and Donelle are friendly and great communicators and respond quickly. They even dropped off a new toaster when it was just user error! There are stores and restaurants within a few blocks. You can walk to the beach if you are a walker, but there is lots of parking at the Grover Beach end of Pismo Beach. A bonus on the 4th of July was lots of local fireworks right out the back door. I sat on the couch and had an awesome show. The ocean breeze comes right through the back doors from the back deck. Nice quiet neighborhood- walkable.
Property in need of a lot of TLC
We were 6 adults that stayed 3 nights- it met our needs with 4 bedrooms & 3 BR’s. One BR facing the street had only a sheer curtain in the middle, with 2 panels on the sides. I used a chip clip to pull panels to center. Not a great fix but helped, at night with lights on. The patio door slider did not lock off the living room . If you like plastic flowers you will find lots of these dust collectors in BR’s, bedrooms & living RM. From the patio the backyard is a mess, long grass or weeds & broken stuff around. Front yard also needs attention- barbecue rusted, would not use it. Overall place needs to be freshen up & kitchen cabinets along edges when opened were dirty. The sink stopper in BR off kitchen was broken. Hopefully next visitors here will see a big change, as this is a lovely area & location OK if you have a car.
We wish we could make 100% of our guests 100% of the time, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. I. The three years this has been a vacation rental, no one has ever complained about street lights outside the window of a bedroom. As far as we know most guests are very satisfied with both the comfort of the beds as well as how quiet the neighborhood is. As far as patio does go, they indeed do lock, and even if they didn’t, they are on the second floor private balcony...The home is professionally cleaned after each guest, however we will ask the cleaning staff to check the inside of the cabinets. None of these issues were ever brought to our attention, we attempted to communicate with these guests multiple time both before and during their stay. I’m not quite sure where the comment about the bbq comes from, as it is a stainless steel gas bbq, and it sounds like they didn’t even use it. As always, it never ceases to amaze us that given a public forum, guests feel the need to emphasize the trivial/negative and leave out the positives. We always strive to do better, and will continue to do so. We hope this guests negative perspective on trivial matters does not effect future guests desires when renting our vacation home.
Wonderful cozy home!
We so enjoyed our stay at Jeff and Danielle's! They were more than accommodating! We were here for a family wedding. Nine adults and we had lots of room and were very comfortable. Centrally located for everywhere we needed to go. Our only complaint is that our time there was too short.