About this listing
Experience the good life in the heart of California's Central Coast, Arroyo Grande. Relax in the privacy of an artfully appointed guest room that opens through French doors onto a secluded, landscaped Mediterranean-style courtyard (for your use alone). After the day's activities, sunbathe or read by the gently gurgling fountain. Sip wine or chat together under a starry night sky while enjoying the ambiance (and warmth) of a fire bowl. A bountiful breakfast featuring local, seasonal treats from the Central Coast will be served in the courtyard to a chorus of songbirds, if requested in advance and weather permits. (Breakfast served Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.)
With its own entrance, your guest room features a queen size sleigh bed (with lots of pillows and a down comforter) as well as an en suite shower and jacuzzi. Electric kettle, coffees and teas, Bose iPod speakers, hair dryer, magnifying mirror and wireless internet are also provided. Beach chairs and beach towels are also available for guest use. There is no TV in paradise.
My home is centrally located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California’s spectacular Central Coast just ½ mile off the 101 in a quiet residential neighborhood. Beautiful beaches and miles of sand dunes (5 min), vineyards and wineries (5 miles) abound. Walk the piers at nearby Pismo and Avila beaches. The charming Village of Arroyo Grande (2 miles) and the culture and night life of San Luis Obispo (10 miles) are on everyone’s must-see list. (Don’t miss the Thursday night farmer’s market in SLO.) There are great restaurants to match everyone’s palate and budget, and I can provide you with a book of menus, as well as directions to local attractions.
Going a bit further north, most tourists visit Morro Rock in Morro Bay (30 miles) as well as the incredible elephant seals in Cambria (50 miles) and Hearst Castle at San Simeon. Traditional California landscapes and more wineries entice travelers to Paso Robles (45 min.) and Lake Nacimiento (one hour).
This room is separate from the house with its own private entrance and does not have kitchen facilities.
Interaction with Guests
I honor my guests' desire for privacy but am always pleased to join them at breakfast or chat if they wish.
My neighborhood is a mix of young families and retired people. It's a safe place to live and walk around and is generally very quiet and peaceful.
We do have buses that run between Arroyo Grande and the beaches as well as to San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, but they do not run frequently. Driving is easy here and you rarely have trouble finding parking anywhere you go.
I have an indoor cat, but you won't see him. He is not in the guest room or in the courtyard.
You may check in after 3pm.
Please honor the 11am check-out time.
No smoking in the house, but you may smoke in the courtyard.
Please no food in the bedroom. There is a lovely eating space in the courtyard.
Please park in the driveway on the far left side nearest the sidewalk.
The jacuzzi/soaking tub is for one person at a time. It takes a LOT of water so I would appreciate it if guests limited use to one time per day.
Gay went above and beyond to make our stay extra special. She was extremely thoughtful, gave us great recommendations, and cooked up an amazing breakfast. I would not only recommend her to all my friends and family but would make a separate trip to stay with her again. This was my best airbnb experience I have had.
Gay's room was just as it appeared in the photos: lovely and comfortable. Her home is on a quiet block and spending time on the patio in the evenings and mornings is very relaxing as the space has great ambiance. We will definitely be recommending this location to any friends heading to the area for a few days vacation on the beaches of the Central Coast. Thanks for a great stay, Gay! We loved the hummingbirds!
Gay was a great host and took care of all the details to make my stay comfortable including excellent breakfasts in the morning. Her room is in a quiet neighborhood and offers privacy. It is also well maintained. Though slightly smaller than a regular hotel room it is great for up to two people. Gay also gave some nice tips about the local area which made the visit memorable.
Just had a fantastic stay at Gay's lovely home. Quiet, comfortable and a super location. We were treated to awesome fresh coffee and cinnamon loaf.. Ummmmm
We will certainly stay at Gay's place when in Pismo again!
Thank you Gay!
Gay was the consummate host and professional. The room and patio were immaculate and beautifully appointed. Staying with Gay was like staying at an upscale B&B (without the doilies!). We particularly enjoyed breakfasts on the patio, and the activities binder Gay prepared was an invaluable resource. Excellent experience!
Gay was a wonderful host! The place was so clean and the courtyard was a beautiful place to seat, eat, relax. Gay provided a great atmosphere for our stay, the place had everything we needed to make our stay very pleasant. We would highly recommend Gay's home for your next trip!
This Airbnb was a gem of a find! I came for Bob Burridge's art workshop which was just a couple miles away from this tastefully decorated home. Besides the room shown in the picture, my private guest room included a large private bath, walk in closet, and private patio. The private patio has two nice sitting areas where I enjoyed relaxing out there watching the hummingbirds flit in and out. My hostess was warm and charming. Early one morning, my hostess was so kind to show me the village, as well as the beaches where the sea lions lounged under the piers. I enjoyed her knowledge about the area, and we enjoyed dinner at a picnic table from a bluff overlooking the beach one evening. The home is nestled in a quiet community that is so easy to get to from the airport and close to many beaches. Most of all, I loved staying at this Airbnb because it felt more like staying with a close friend, instead of staying at a hotel. The bed was scrumptiously comfortable, with crisp linens, fluffy pillows, and a marshmallow comforter to pull up around me during the cool night. When I come to this area again someday, I know where I will be staying.
About the Host, Gay
Hi there. I look forward to meeting you. A little about myself . . . I’m a corporate communication strategist. I’ve lived in Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Boston, Milwaukee and Los Angeles before moving to this gorgeous, friendly part of the world. I’m a life-long art collector and artist. I’ve travelled far (Europe, Africa, Asia and the Carribbean) and wide (all 50 fabulous states in the U.S.) and have decided it’s time to return all the hospitality I’ve received over the years during my own travels. Let me know your interests, and I’ll try to point you in the right direction! I look forward to hosting you.