Laughing buddha beach house
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Nearly ocean front beach cottage 1/2 block from the beach on west side of 101 in fabulous quaint quite beach neighborhood village.
Fireplace, hardwood floors , 3 comfy beds in classic original beach 1949 bungalow. Original art work and lots of love . Not fancy simply earthy warm and more of a zen soulful retreat
Original plumbing and electrical from 1949 .

The space

This is my personal home and primary residence.

My house is for quite neat guests who need a refuge At the The laughing Buddha beach house -

1/ 2 block to a quiet stunning sandy beach and park.
Adorable non -smoking beach cottage with a global spiritual motif where bare feet are the shoe of choice and the dutch door invites you to open your heart to ocean waves. No adjoining walls this is a HOUSE with a front and small back yard decorated with the 5 elements to create harmony. The laughing buddha beach house ( the cottages name ) is a casual yet warm colorful calm and serene cottage to relax unwind and chill out .
If your your looking for a 5 star hotel this is not it. No screens on the windows for better views occasional dust gets in the house and I don't spray chemicals.
The home was built in 1949 and has the original electrical and plumbing and classic older eclectic charm of a California beach bungalow.
There is a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, art work from around the globe - Full cozy kitchen with all you need to cook- all spices and pots and pans, Double sink cozy saltio tile, vintage O Keene and Merritt double stove and oven.
Table in living / dining with fireplace
Seats 4 to 6 ( cozy with 6)

The space

2 separate Bedrooms
- include down pillows & comforters
- Three beds
- One bedroom room has a queen

- 2nd
- One king
- And double in a loft with smaller ladder ( use at your own risk )
- ( not suitable for larger folks are small children under 5)
- The cozy bathroom includes a tiled bathtub and shower, towels, organic shampoo hair dryer organic soap, its all included .
TV No cable but unlimited Netflix for free and many other Roku channels for lots of entertainment AND 100 pandora music stations

The beach house is in a quite upscale beach community . We are looking for guests who are on the quiet side and appreciate the serene ocean setting. 4 people very comfortable More then that tight but doable.
Please State the exact number of guests
$39 fee per stay per pup

This is not a house set up for "parties " as neighbors are sensitive to noise. Children ok but house is not childproofed,and there are nice things artect so being mindful of young ones is vital. The house is clean but the windows do not have screens on them and the front door is a dutch door where ocean air and the occasional ocean dust or sand can well as an occasional hamless spider,Buddha is pet friendly with hard floors and tile the I have not had any complaints about pet allergies for those who are allergic to animals The cleaning team ( often me ) uses the pet fee to spend extra time to clean.
Please state the breed of dog in your email
$39 pet fee for each pet per stay - pay cash at house. Please review pet policy.

3pm ( early check ins are rare )
Departure 11:00am ( promptly )Check in time is 3pm or anytime after . Check out 11:00am PROMPTLY no late check outs - I or staff will be there at 11:00 to clean
Parking - two cars max
Ask about over flow if needed

I have lived here for 25 yrs and can help you with wine tasting dining or personalized tours I even offer private guided hikes and private yoga sessions!

We offer full on site spa services including Thai massage, Warm Stone Massage, Deep Tissue and Diana s signature massage Esalen Thai fusion customized just for you. Diana is also a master astrologer with Steven Forests School of evolutionary school of astrology ( he is Stings as well as many other famous folks astrologer )
How about a package of in depth astrology reading and a massage for 2 hours.
3 blocks to the bus . 2 blocks to the store
and many cafes We even have a new Micro Brew house, loads of Restaurants with in 5 miles or less . Let me guide you to amazing central coast vista s .
According to Oprah -- next to Copenhagen this area is the happiest place on the earth

Most of the neighbors own and are friendly.
We all know each other and have been here for years and all good friends.
Parties potlucks and vibrant beach gatherings 1 block away
Two caffes and a fabulous bakery !

Pismo beach Short term rentals current politics

The California Coastal Commission( governor Jerry Brown ) has given the green light for short term rentals like airbnb in my R1 so folks like you can easily enjoy the coastline neighborhood but the city of Pismo Beach is in conflict saying no to R1 zoning so it's important for airbnb s guests to be thoughtful,and respectful to the long term owners who live next door.and all around. The neighborhood is truly a neighborhood where've we have all grown up together with a blend of elderly singles and small families were we all know each names.

Guest access

Full house no sharing with anyone

Interaction with guests

I prefer to let my guests have privacy
I generally will come by to meet and greet if I see the Dutch door open and try to meet and greet each guest if time allows as I walk my dogs ( dog walker of the neighborhood )
It's vital however for you and I to communicate up front and anytime
Text call or email me ASAP ( not after you check out ) to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
We both want to get 5 star reviews from each other fir Airbnb
And excellent communication prior helps achieve the beauty of Airbnb

Other things to note

The political landscape of Short term rentals in pismo beach-

The state of Calif and the California Coastal Commission has given the green light for short term rentals like airbnb but the city of Pismo Beach is in conflict so it's important for airbnb guests to be thoughtful, and respectful to the long term owners who live next door. And be ok with the city and hotel unions in conflict with peer to peer businesses ( think Uber vs taxi s)
Zoning issues that are not resolved
Some neighbors are not happy with short term rentals, Be mindful and understanding. I am owner occupied ( I live in my home also )

The neighborhood is truly a neighborhood where we have all grown up together with a blend of elderly singles and small families were we all know each other's names
appreciate any feedback up front during your stay preferred.
Front feel free to call or text me if something is not to your liking
Clear upfront communication cuts back on negative reviews from either of us.
I m open to improvement and love to hear how, in a constructive compassionate way prior to check out.

The kitchen is small so cooking large meals may be cozy but functional. I have lots of spices oils ect your welcome to use. I've made many masterpieces in the kitchen dishwasher is fussy so just rinse and load and I ll start later
I don't spray my home with bug killer so there may be an occasional bug or spider just a heads up. And not all Windows have screens so the view is better. The home is casual warm and very eoc friendly.
It's a safe safe neighborhood
I lived here since 2000 not one problem.
Wifi under netgear 15
Sunnyteapot4 code

Wireless Internet

Extra people $25 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $55
Weekend Price $249 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

NON SMOKING 100% even in the yard out our outside,
Please do not move furniture.
The cottage is designed as a spiritual retreat for the spirit and is designed as a refuge from city life or for those who just need R&R -- No parties or overly spirited guests as neighbors are sensitive to noise. The front deck is ok for talking and gathering. Enjoy there !
Please park directly in the driveway or in front of the house . Room for two cars only, Other parking available at the top of the street 2 blocks east. .All dishes must be CLEAN and put away . (yes I am the cleaning gal Guests are responsible for their own dishes washed and put away.
Dishwasher is fussy so hand washing maybe an option.

Check in is at 3pm no early check ins
Check out is at 11:00 am promptly
no late check outs - I or staff will be there at 11:00 to clean . Please be out by then it makes it uncomfortable to have to walk in start cleaning as you are still inside.
The front door will be unlocked upon arrival and the keys on the table TEXT DIANA UPON ARRIVAL
ANYTIME AFTER 3pm the door will be open and unlocked
Leave the door UNLOCKED and key on the table upon departure
Doggie fee or other fees can be left in the top drawer of the desk. $39 per dog per PUP
I Love kids !
I have children of my own and grand kids but my home is NOT child proofed at all ! So please be mindful and responsible parents.
There is a loft bed I m not responsible for kids falling. There are wood guard rails
Please be mindful if you bring kiddos and pets
All pets MUST have current flea treatment and No pets in beds or furniture. No exceptions

Updates for summer 2017 and beyond

Please do not leave me large "gifts "
Kids pools, your old suitcases ect no room to throw away ( this has happened quite a bit ) again no pets in the beds .
I'm not responsible for lost or left items
I charge $35 per return - plus postage (
Please do not move furniture around
Please do not add pandora stations or change language on the TV unless changing it back.
Do not tinker with any of tv or routers
Call or text me if you have problems or concerns I'm very responsive


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

1 night minimum stay

235 Reviews

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Willie User Profile
September 2017
Awesome location! The beach is just at the end of the block. Lot's of restaurants, coffee shops, and breakfast places! Great WiFi and comfortable beds!

Yesenia User Profile
August 2017
My five friends and I stayed at Diana's place. The place is great! It was fun and eclectic, while still very clean. Diana was very easy to contact via text and responds quickly. This house is walking distance to a rocky beach and about a 15-20 minute drive away from downtown in San Luis Obispo. I would definitely recommend!

Angela User Profile
August 2017
Cool breeze thru the open windows made for a great nights sleep. Perfect spot to enjoy family and the fun places to eat. Great place for a relaxing vacation.

Shelby User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful location, cute house, great stay!

Jo User Profile
August 2017
This is a unique, beautiful and very welcoming home. It truly feels like an old style 'beach house' and it was lovely to wake up and be able to go and look at the sea which is really less than 5 minutes walk away (although not really a beach - for that you do need to jump in the car). Lots to do around the area and really nice to come back to the house at the end of the day. Well equipped and beds very comfortable. The only 'issue' is the need to be extra quiet for the neighbours in the back garden. That was not a problem for us but may be if you had young kids. There is a lovely patio out front though so good outside space without relying on the back. Thanks for a great end to our USA road trip.

Darcy User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely lovely home, very well appointed, comfortable and relaxing. We were able to unwind and feel so rejuvenated!

Lucille User Profile
August 2017
Pros -Very Zen! We loved that Diana lives in a very safe and peaceful neighborhood. -Beds are very comfy -Great ocean outlook within a 2 min walk Cons -Although we understand that this is an old house, we didnt expect the kitchen faucet and shower head to be so out dated. The kitchen faucet and especially the shower head came out very little water making it difficult to shower/wash. Overall, Diana's place was very Zen and welcoming.

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Diana User Profile

I am a world traveler, counseling astrologer and Thai Esalen Massage therapist .
Mom of two grown daughters and now a grand daughter!
I am friendly warm and knowledgeable about the area. I have been here on the beach since 1985. I have to pinch myself I live here San Luis Obispo the happiest place in the USA according to Oprah is 10 miles away ! . Stunning uncrowded beaches . Hiking most amazing!! Wine tasting everywhere .Sea life in the back yard. Great arts and music near by and the famous farmers market on Thursdays.

I love to share our area with guests and have been doing so for 15 years as a vacation rental hostess and private guest retreat for small groups who are respectful to all the lovely neighbors who live here full time as well as myself as I live in my home when guests are not in.
I am open minded to all genders . Love dogs,which we accept as long as their well behaved quite and I get to pet them! ( please read pet policy and additional fees )
The house is a haven and sanctuary of peace and tranquility and great for a romantic get away, I m looking to book guests who are looking for a quite peaceful abode only. The home is not conducive to parties of any type as the neighbors are sensitive to noise and our town politics will shut down Airbnb style stays with any complaints from locals.
I respect your privacy and lead a busy life. Most of my guests have remained my friends .
Cheers and thank you !

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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