Our cozy home is in a quiet cul-de-sac a couple blocks from the beach and walking distance to local resorts and restaurants. Shell Beach is a desired eclectic little community where everyone wants to live and no one wants to leave.
**Please contact us about availability before booking.
Very comfortable double bed in this room. We also now have an incredible sushi restaurant that's just a 2-minute walk from us.
Parking: We kindly request that you do not park in the driveway. Instead, you'll find plenty of parking in the cul-de-sac along the street.
Note: From November through January, we have a family friend staying with us.
The perfect stop for visitors passing by on the 101! Easy freeway access, gas station, and gourmet deli near by.
Shell Beach is a quaint community on California's Central Coast. This is a small town where the beach is within walking distance no matter where you are. We love it here and feel very grateful to live in such a beautiful place. We live in a comfortable 1970's house in a quiet cul-de-sac. We are a five-minute walk from nearby beach resorts where you can grab happy hour and watch one of our amazing sunsets. Or if you'd rather BYOB and picnic, you can walk to the beach or one of the nearby parks (and surf spot) a block away. We're also within walking distance to 2 coffee shops, a new brewhouse, and a great little Mexican restaurant ($2.50 tacos, $2.50 Coronas)!
A few of the fun activities nearby: hiking, kayaking, surfing, biking, wine tasting – we are smack dab in the middle of wine country!
• 5 minute drive to Pismo Beach (3 wine bars, restaurants, pier, beach, billiards, bowling, clam chowder, monarch butterflies)
• 10 minute drive to Avila Beach (6 wine tasting rooms, restaurants, pier, beach, concerts)
• 12 minute drive to San Luis Obispo (wine bars, shopping, restaurants, pubs, art)
We are a pretty active couple and are busy most weekends, but if time allows we are more than happy to give the local tour and lots of recommendations. The perfect location for Cal Poly parents or anyone visiting students.
Continental breakfast and snacks are provided and you are more than welcome to use the kitchen to make your own meals.
We've highlighted all of our favorite hangouts in our Airbnb Guidebook!
Bathroom and shower is shared with one other person. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, the backyard, hang out in the front room, and store bikes in the garage.
Interaction with Guests
It's really hit or miss, but we tend to spend more time with guests who stay with us on the weekend.
We live in a quiet neighborhood that's great for walks, sunsets, and watching surfers. We're within walking distance to several coffee shops, restaurants, bars and a great market.
Restaurants, bars, and coffee shops are within walking distance. Or if you're up for it, we have two bikes that'll get you to Avila or Pismo.
• Enjoy yourself!
• This is not a vacation rental. We live and work here too, so please treat it like your own home.
• Please do not park in the driveway.
• We maintain a non-smoking house.
• Please lock the house when you leave.
• Please remove all sheets and pillow cases from your bed before your departure and leave on the floor along with used towels.
This was a great first experience for the first time using Air BnB. Laureen and Brian were very pleasant, professional, and great with their communication. The location was ideal and the room and overall condition of the house was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great time in Pismo Beach.
Laureen & Brian are wonderful folks with a beautiful place near the coast. We greatly appreciated the clean, comfortable, cozy room, and the helpful tips about the area they offered. All made for an easy and relaxed stay. A find.
The house provided a perfect room to crash in with more than welcoming hosts and a beautiful view in as close as 3 minutes walk from the front door. They were accommodating and more than happy to meet us & have fruitful conversation I hope to visit the shell beach area again through them
Laureen and John were wonderful, warm and welcoming! We didn't stay for a very long time (just a single night), but couldn't have imagined a more homey, comfortable environment. Thank you again for allowing us a comfortable stopping point before our travels further north! :)
We recently stayed here for two nights and it was a fantastic time!! Brian and Laureen were incredibly nice and welcoming-- great hosts! They even gave us good reccomendations of places to eat for dinner one night. Would definitely reccomend!
Laureen & Brian's place was great. Very easy to find, clean, comfortable, quiet. Brian greeted us in the morning with breakfast and some recommendations for places to visit nearby. They even left us little treats in our room that were a welcome surprise upon our late arrival. Definitely recommend Laureen & Brian's for a nice, comfortable stay close to the quaint boardwalk of Pismo Beach.
I love Laureen and Brian' house! Laureen warmly welcomed us even it was pretty late at night. The room is lovely and clean. We left next morning and didn't have the chance to talk to them but they are definitely sweet couple and made our trip in C.A. great! Thank you!
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Laureen (Nutritional Therapist) + Brian (Graphic Designer) = Our family. You may also get to meet our grandson who visits most weekends. We love food, wine, and anything else you can throw at us and we love helping our guests enjoy the Central Coast as much as we do.