Access the private loft apartment from the exterior staircase.The Pinecone Loft is separate from the main house.

Entire home/apt

4 Guests


2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests


2 Beds

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About this listing

A large garden apartment located in an upscale semi-rural neighborhood midway between San Francisco and LA near scenic Highway 1. Beautifully decorated in cozy "Tahoe Lodge," the loft is close to wineries, beaches, and golf courses.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $30
Weekly Discount: 5%
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The space

Welcome to our Pinecone Loft and Garden! We have enjoyed creating a welcoming, cozy, and comfortable “cabin” for the enjoyment of friends and family, and now our
Airbnb guests. The private, open and airy studio-style loft space is well-lit by skylight and dormer windows and accessible via an exterior stairway separate from our home.

Located in a quiet, rural neighborhood of one-acre homes, the Pinecone Loft puts you right in the middle of California’s gorgeous Central Coast, with easy access to Highway 1 and Highway 101. Cheerful gardens surround the property, typically in bloom from spring through fall.

From the Pinecone Loft you'll be close to the area's renowned wineries, beaches, lakes, fishing, golf, shops and activities. One of the region's best bass fishing lakes, Lake Lopez, is just 20 minutes away. (Scroll down to "Lake Lopez Fishing" to see how we can arrange to accommodate you with an expertly guided day of fishing.)

Golfers, take note! The award-winning Cypress Ridge Golf Course is a minute down the road, with both Blacklake and Monarch Dunes golf courses an easy 10 minute drive. Just 15 minutes up the breathtakingly beautiful Pacific Ocean stretch of Highway 101 is the Avila Beach Golf Resort. (Scroll down to "Golfing" to see the special "insider" golf discount we are able to offer to our Pinecone Loft guests!)

~With the ability to sleep 5 very friendly people, but suggested for 2 and still very comfortable for 4, the space is furnished with one memory foam topped queen size bed, another queen size air mattress bed in the elevated loft area and a 90" sofa (not a sofa bed). NOTE: The loft area above the bed is accessed by a 4-step vertical ladder. Kids (and some former kids) love the sleeping loft's "secret spot."
~The living area features a 42" flat screen TV, 90" sofa, chairs and hassocks, and a cast iron pot-bellied electric fireplace.
~The eat-in kitchenette is outfitted with a game-friendly table and 6 chairs, microwave, sink, toaster oven, rice cooker, slow cooker, toaster, hot water pot, coffee maker, blender, and a small refrigerator.
~ There are several nearby restaurants and many to choose from who will deliver.
~There is a shower, sink and toilet in the private bath.
~All linens are provided.
~Looking forward to some quiet time with a good book or your iPad? You're welcome to kick back on your deck and enjoy the peace and quiet and a great view.

Guest access

There are so many options for activities and day trips here!

~Arroyo Grande is an agricultural area with ranches, farms, orchards, flower growers, wineries and vineyards that are a feast for your eyes and taste buds.

~Thursday nights are the world famous Farmer's Market in San Luis Obispo, named the "Happiest City in America" in National Geographic's book "Thrive". Arroyo Grande holds its own Farmer's Market each Saturday. From the Pinecone Loft you're less than 10 minutes away from the Village of Arroyo Grande, the quaint heart of a historic turn-of-the-century Western town that offers a wonderful walking tour of antique shops, restaurants, and a creekside park.

You might begin by strolling leisurely through our gardens-or hop in the car for a 10 minute drive for a beach walk to hunt for sand dollars. (Hint: Try Pismo Beach!) Opportunities abound for short or long walks or bike rides in the bucolic environs surrounding the loft. Popular hikes in San Luis Obispo are Ontario Ridge, Bishop's Peak and Madonna Mountain. There are many bike trails locally including the Bob Jones Trail in Avila Beach.

Explore local retail and wholesale nurseries nearby such as Native Sons (1.3 mi.) and Ramirez Nursery (4.3 mi.) nearby. Get your succulent fix at the local Farmer's Markets or for hardcore fans, visit J. Woeste in Los Olivos. Take a drive through Dinosaur Caves Shell Beach neighborhoods, the San Luis Botanical Garden or up to Cambria Pines to see how the local natives approach seaside gardening.
You definitely won't want to miss the free Cal Poly Leaning Pine Arboretum which is open year-round, except Sundays.

Nearby Restaurants, Food Delivery Services and Grocery Stores:
Just 1/2 mile away is the nearby Craig Center which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tanner Jack's Restaurant, as well as a great deli and local wine and beer selection at JJ's Market, and award-winning pizza and fried chicken is available for eat in or delivery at Palo Mesa Pizza.
Across the street from that marketplace you'll find other food options such as Taco Loco, and a fresh strawberry stand.
If you're tired from playing all day, make it easy on yourself and just dial up the Menu Club, or Café Runner. (Website will not allow us to post links so just search for these (URL HIDDEN) for their websites) for better than room service!

We're always happy to recommend restaurants and taverns that suit your tastes in our nearby areas.

Our location on Arroyo Grande's Palo Mesa is part of a network of local communities referred to as "The Five Cities" area. Approximate distances to intriguing areas for shopping, playing, eating, drinking and exploring are:

Village of Arroyo Grande - 4 mi.
Nipomo - 8 mi.
Grover Beach/Pismo Beach/Shell Beach - 10 minutes
Avila Beach - 20 mins.
San Luis Obispo - 25 mins.
Cayucos/Morro Bay - 45 mins.
Cambria Pines - 1 hr.
Paso Robles - 1 hr.
Solvang/Santa Ynez - 45 mins.
Los Alamos - 40 mins.
Santa Barbara - 1.5 hrs.

We have experience with and can recommend wineries and craft beer tasting rooms throughout the area from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez.
Some of our favorites close by are:

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery- 5 mi.
Talley Vineyards - On the way to Lake Lopez 9.8 mi.
Tolosa - Edna Valley - 15 mi.
Baileyana - Edna Valley 15 mi.
Taste of the Valleys - Pismo Beach - 10 mins.
Man Rock Brewery - Grover Beach 8 mins.
Pismo Brewing Co. - 10 mins.

Local Golf Courses within a 1 to 20-minute radius in the area include:
Cypress Ridge
Monarch Dunes* (Trilogy)
LeSage Riviera (9 holes)
San Luis Bay
*We have a special connection with Monarch Dunes Golf Course and are able to offer visitors to the Pinecone Loft a special "insider" discount privilege of up to 27% off regular pricing at Monarch Dunes 7 days a week. Ask us about this special discount offer when booking!

NOW we're talking.
Contact us for insider tips!

Pinecone Loft and Garden is located:
~3.4 miles from Highway 101 Halcyon exit in Arroyo Grande by car.
~5 miles from the Grover Beach Amtrak Station
~25 minutes from San Luis Amtrak station.
~25 minutes from San Luis Obispo Airport
~25 minutes from Santa Maria Airport
Please contact us if you need assistance with arrangements and transportation to our location.

For the adventurous who might wish to chart new waters, we offer by reservation as available, special half-day or full-day guided fishing trips and sight-seeing excursions of Lake Lopez, one of the Central Coast's premier big-mouth bass fishing lakes. Charter boat pricing is $200 per half-day (daybreak to 11:00) or $350 for full day trips (daybreak to 3 p.m.) This pricing includes lake entry, boat, gas, premium tackle, rods, vests, and snacks for 2 people in addition to Edmund, your fishing guide and skipper. The vessel is a sweet 21 foot Nitro bass boat with a 225HP Mercury engine. Contact us with your requests to make specific arrangements!

We have extensive experience in and a passion for the local wine industry. Contact Deb with your interest in setting up an escorted tour.

Interaction with guests

My husband and I are recently retired professionals who travel frequently. We live next door to the loft which is separated from our house by a breezeway and your private staircase access. When we travel, the Pinecone Loft is managed by my sister, Deborah. Deb is a 30-year veteran of the Central Coast local wine and hospitality business and enjoys meeting and talking with guests, sharing suggestions, and helping to coordinate your arrangements. Deb lives close by and is in constant contact with us whether we're home or not and will interact directly with you to ensure you have all you need for a pleasant, enjoyable stay.
If we're home, we would enjoy meeting you and learning about you and your travels. But we respect your space and privacy and your chance to enjoy the lovely peace and quiet while you're here - so we'll be leaving you to your own adventures unless you need our assistance.

We hope you'll enjoy your time at our Pinecone Loft!

-Rebecca & Edmund and sister Deb

The neighborhood

Guests describe our neighborhood of 1 acre homes and gardens as peaceful and quiet. One even compared it to a Norman Rockwell painting :)

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

-We believe kids are people, too. In the loft, a child over 12 months old is counted as a guest when determining the number of booked guests and the associated fees.

We love pets...but please leave yours at home for this visit. Some of our future guests may have allergies. We hope you understand.

-No smoking, please. An Airbnb complaint and a $500 damage claim for professional cleaning will be filed if smoking is found to have occurred in the Loft.

-We encourage you to have fun, relax, come and go as you please and enjoy yourselves...but please don't book this as a party house. It's more of a romantic spot. We live here and like our neighbors and vice-versa ;-)

-Please observe quiet time after 10 p.m.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

168 Reviews

Check In
Laura User Profile
May 2017
Really cute place in a quiet, nice neighborhood. Really clean and comfortable.

Trisha User Profile
May 2017
You can hangout at their garden and deck which is beautiful. Very accomodating to us. Their handbook was really helpful and answered all our questions. They had recommendations for everything that was around the area all in a book - very helpful. It's a cozy place so you feel just at home!

Huanbing User Profile
May 2017
Rebecca's place was perfect for a family trip to SF. The neighborhood is quiet but a short drive away from most of the sightseeing spots. Street parking was easy. The apartment is spotless and so beautiful with access to the porch. Would recommend!

Hao User Profile
April 2017
Very warm experience. Rebecca and Edmund are so nice and very responsive, excellent hosts. Love the rural Even though our stay was short, we would definitely love to come back and stay for a longer period of time. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home!

Justin User Profile
April 2017
Great place to stay! Wonder hosts and a wonderful loft!

Yue User Profile
April 2017
We loved this place! Rebecca's place is so nice and comfortable that we didn't feel like leaving the loft...even for food lol. Rebecca was very nice and easy to communicate, and she even left us a hand written welcome note. The entire experience was perfect, we would love to come back to taste local wine and food or just hang out in the loft in the future.
Rebecca (And Edmund) User ProfileRebecca (And Edmund) is a superhost.
Response from Rebecca (And Edmund):
We'd love to have you back! So much to do on the Central Coast:) Thanks for choosing the loft.
April 2017

Leanne User Profile
April 2017
The loft was the perfect getaway for our family of four. The kids loved the loft and we loved how cozy it was. It was centrally located but tucked away in a quiet neighborhood away from the busy city traffic and tourists which is exactly what we wanted for this weekend trip. Rebecca was a wonderful hostess and was kind enough to make sure we were comfortable and had what we needed.
Rebecca (And Edmund) User ProfileRebecca (And Edmund) is a superhost.
Response from Rebecca (And Edmund):
Leanne, We really enjoyed hosting you in the loft and would love to have you back. So much to do on the Central Coast, you just touched the tip of the iceberg:)
April 2017

Arroyo Grande, California, United States · Joined in July 2013
Rebecca (And Edmund) User ProfileRebecca (And Edmund) is a superhost.

My husband and I are active, busy professionals and parents of young adult children who have moved out of the area. Although we live in paradise here on the Central Coast, we also enjoy traveling and visiting our kids. We may or may not be in residence in our home next door to the loft when you visit. Because of that, our airbnb business is sometimes managed by my sister, Deborah. Deb is a 30-year veteran of the Central Coast Wine and Hospitality business. She enjoys meeting and talking with guests, sharing suggestions, and helping to coordinate our guests' arrangements. As needed, she or I will be interacting directly with you to ensure you have all you need for a pleasant, comfortable and enjoyable stay. While you're here, we'll respect your space and your privacy and...we'll leave you to your own adventures unless you need our assistance or would like to chat.
We look forward to hosting you in the Pinecone Loft!

-Rebecca & Edmund (and sister Deb)

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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