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Enjoy Beautiful Shell Beach/Pismo Beach in Comfort!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Sparkling single-level three bedroom home in the heart of Shell Beach (north Pismo Beach) awaits you. Pismo Beach is Central California's Classy beach town. Situated on California’s central coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Pismo Beach offers long white sand beaches, spectacular sunsets and access to numerous area wineries. Visitors can rent rods to fish off the historic pier or grab a wetsuit to try out surfing or body boarding. Acclaimed by Sunset Magazine as one of their ten favorite beaches, readers write 'I love to visit Pismo's Shell Beach at low tide to see hawks, pelicans - and sometimes spot an otter.' Shell Beach is located on the ocean side of Highway 101 within walking distance to the beach and two grassy parks overlooking the gorgeous Central Coast. 'Jagged cliffs add drama at Shell Beach in Pismo, CA' writes Sunset.

Close to award-winning Central Coast wineries, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Pelican Point and sandy Pismo Beach and pier, Shell Beach offers fun activities for all ages. Beautiful hardwood floors and brand-new windows & blinds throughout the house showcase black cottage and wicker furniture. Fenced yards and a spacious deck in the landscaped backyard offers privacy for relaxation or outdoor dining. New roof, front porch and exterior paint enhance the charm of this location.

This beach home offers a comfortable, relaxed environment for families or a romantic get-away vacation for two at the beach. Well-behaved, quiet pets and children are always welcome. We have wireless high-speed internet! Sunset Magazine's July 2009 issue rates Pismo's Shell Beach as one of ten favorite beaches by their readers. 'Away from it all in Pismo. Why I love it: it's 77 steps down the cliffs to this small and uncrowded beach in Pismo. Bring down a great picnic.'

Keywords: Single family house, beach house, Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, dog friendly, pet friendly

More Details

Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Robbin

We are a family with adult children who love to visit the Central Coast where all of our extended family have permanently relocated.

Robbin purchased this house in 2005

Why Robbin chose Pismo Beach

We love the beautiful Central Coast region with its magnificient ocean views, sandy beaches, wineries, restaurants and shopping. Shell Beach/Pismo Beach is so relaxing and peaceful. Our neighborhood is on the ocean side of Highway 101 with beautiful homes and friendly neighbors.

Friends and family easily visit our home as we are centrally located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite activities while staying at our Shell Beach home are the long walks around the nearby cliffs and neighborhood with spectacular beach views, grassy parks, and convenient park benches. Sitting with a glass of wine at sunset or morning coffee as the ocean comes alive with sea otters, seals, and pelicans cruising by are highlights. We also love long walks on sandy Pismo Beach from the pier down to the base of Grand Avenue - where you can still drive your car onto the beach. Wine tasting at the world-class wineries around Paso Robles is great fun followed by a delicious dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants in the area.

We happily allow well-behaved dogs so those who stay with us without pets please do understand that we do our very best to clean up after our furry friends & we appreciate your understanding.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My stay has been great and your place is so nice! All is in tip top shape! I appreciate the opportunity!
Apr 2018
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Pismo Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Deposits may be refunded if reserved dates are rented to another party. Availability calendar will be open to new inquiries.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom .5 - toilet , Half-bath with sink and toliet by master bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom in middle of home
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Double bed on bottom & twin bed on top - sleeps 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-size sleeper sofa bed in middle bedroom.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room also has queen-size sleeper sofa bed
  • Queen size Bed (1) in Master bedroom, Queen Sleeper Sofas (2) Two Queen-size sleeper sofa beds - one in middle room and one in living room, Bunk Beds (1) Double bed on bottom, twin bed on top - sleeps 3
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our home is located on the ocean-side of Hwy. 101 just one-half block to the beautiful ocean bluffs. Walking paths, nearby parks and grassy areas with picnic benches overlook the ocean with steps down to Shell Beach. Pismo Beach to the south 1.5 miles offers huge sandy beaches and a pier along with great restaurants, surfing, and walking for miles. Well-behaved, quiet dogs are welcome at our home. Most beaches require dogs to be on leashes.


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Enjoy Beautiful Shell Beach/Pismo Beach in Comfort!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 41 reviews
Mesquite NV.

Beach House at Shell Beach

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying the owners are great to work with. My compliments to Robbin. My wife and I found this property to be very clean upon our arrival. It was quite apparent this small two bedroom home has been well taken care of. It is located in a nice neighborhood close to everything. I enjoyed sitting on the deck in the backyard reading . Such a peaceful place. We often walked to the beach which was located at the end of our street. Several restaurants are all within walking distance as well. We were out almost everyday sightseeing and finding new places to go. What a great area. I would recommend (and have done so ) to friends, family, or anyone reading this. We are looking forward to going back.

Tom Ullery

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having guests such as this lovely couple who appreciate our home and enjoy exploring the beautiful Central Coast of California. Several of our guests return year after year to escape the summer heat or freezing winter temps of their home state. We welcome you and happily share our beach home and coastal weather with you anytime!
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Boston, MA

Beautiful home in Shell Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Shell Beach house for 1 week (mid-June 2008) and loved it. It was very clean and really nicely decorated. It's location is perfect, on a quiet street where the end of the street is the ocean. There are many beaches nearby in a very short walking distance and that whole area is very nice for jogging along the cliffs. The kitchen was well stocked- we had multiple BBQ dinners and had everything we needed to cook dinner at home.

The owner is very helpful and always returned my emails very quickly. She sent us the keys before our stay so we could let ourselves in when we arrived. Also, she returned our deposit very quickly.

We felt very lucky to be staying at this beautiful house for the week of my sister's gradution from Cal Poly. We will likely return again when we want to visit the area. The cost was very reasonable, especially for such a beautiful property and area. Thanks again Robbin!


  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do our absolute best to keep our special home in great condition and fully stocked for our guests' enjoyment. The Central Coast area is the perfect place to retreat to for relaxation and fun with a special person, family members and friends.
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and the basic supplies were provided so I could use time to enjoy area. Walked every day on beach front just a short block away . Owner was very receptive to quickly fix things that had occurred.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Beverly - glad you enjoyed your stay and visit with your family. Thank you for taking good care of our home and we welcome you back anytime!
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Our Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Worked perfect for us. Close to great hiking, close to the beach and close tp great food and drink.

The home is very clean and comfortable and has all the amenities you might need!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being great guests! We do our best to keep our home in a beautiful and clean condition with continued improvements along the way. Our Shell Beach location is heaven on earth and close to so many Central Coast activities. We have wonderful neighbors who even commented on meeting you during your stay. We welcome you back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this home. The house had absolutely everything we needed for our stay. The owner was great and we hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were very kind and easy to work with. The home was comfortable, clean and spacious. Great location.Great neighborhood. Walking distance to beach, Resturants and shops. Tons of wildlife. We saw whales spouting, seals, dolphin and otters. Shell beach is a special place. Will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo and Grover Beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Zorro's Cafe & Cantina
Car: recommended

Shell Beach/Pismo Beach is a beautiful Central Coast beach town on the ocean side of Highway 101 - located 10 miles below San Luis Obispo, 1 mile north of the world-class sandy Pismo Beach dunes and pier. Celebrated by Sunset Magazine's readers as one of their 10 favorite beaches, Shell Beach is a quiet, secluded beach away from it all in northern Pismo Beach. Our neighborhood is friendly, quiet and relaxing - perfect for easy walking with your morning coffee or evening glass of wine to the grassy areas overlooking the Pacific ocean. Perfectly located park benches are placed overlooking the water for viewing seals, sea otters, pelicans and sea gulls.

Other Activities: World-class wine tasting in Paso Robles and Santa Ynez Valley, kayaking, surfing are awaiting you!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $95

Late Spring/Summer/Early Fall = $3,000 per month
Late Fall/Winter/Early Spring = $2,250 per month
Non-refundable cleaning fee = $95.
Refundable security deposit = $500.
Refundable pet deposit = $200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.