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.
Update: We have a brand new super-comfortable double bed in this room! We also now have an incredible sushi restaurant that's just a 2-minute walk from 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 tacos, $2 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!
Most importantly, our guests have a private bathroom and shower right next to their room. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, hang out in the front room, and store bikes in the garage.
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.
It was great staying with Brian and Laureen - they are very fun and communicative - it was great to catch up on fun airbnb stories since we are both hosts - the house is located in a quiet nice suburban neighborhood and the beach is a 5 minute walk - I enjoyed walking over to get coffee and pastries at the local store ( 2 minute walk) and then a nice morning walk along the beach on the beach walk close to the house - I had dinner at the brewery in Pismo which was about a 5 minute drive - everything is very close - the house is right off the 101fwy -which was great in the AM when I continued my journey to SF - Had a great time!!
I would definitely stay again - the bed was comfy too
This was my first airbnb experience and it was fantastic!!
Laureen and Brian were very welcoming, shared local information and are just lovely people!!
We had a great and relaxing time staying with Laureen & Brian in their lovely house. They were very friendly and easy to chat to and we learnt a lot about the local area and what it has to offer..
They were very accommodating with our arrival time and kept good communication. The room is spacious, clean and very comfortable. We love the (website hidden) map of nearby attractions and restaurant suggestions. Very helpful. The breakfast provided was delicious and a lot healthier than most breakfasts we have had on our roadtrip.
The location is very good - 5 minutes drive to Pismo Beach and walking distance to another one which has a beautiful sunset view.
If we find ourselves in the area again, we will definitely like to stay here again. Highly recommended.
Laureen and Brian were so friendly and made our first Air bnb experience awesome! We loved the charming room, beautiful location, and healthy breakfast options. Their home is pretty child-friendly, as well. Perfect for our escape from L.A.!
it was very very pleasant to stay with Laureen & Brian. The room is clean and comfortable, and they shared their grandson's toys with my son, made us feel at home. they are so kind, it was a good stop to Santa Barbara, I like their place.
Great experience. They have a really lovely home and we were perfectly comfortable in the room. Easy to find and excellent access to Pismo Beach and the area. My friend went for a wonderful run in the morning, and we got to briefly meet with Laureen and her adorable grandson. We were both startled that anyone so young and young-looking had a grandchild! Generous and quality breakfast and the whole experience was very relaxed. I would definitely recommend.
We had a wonderful visit. Room was clean cozy and comfortable. Laureen and Brian are wonderful hosts and made us feel very comfortable. Great location.
We had an awesome time staying at Laureen and Brian's place. It's super convenient for hiking, eating, and relaxing in the Pismo / Avila area. Laureen and Brian are great hosts, making an awesome breakfast, and we had a great discussion with them over breakfast.
For the price, the convenience, the friendliness, and the comfort, we haven't found a better deal in the area. We'll definitely look to stay at their place again in the future.
When in the area, good hiking can be found minutes away at the Avila Ridge (amazing views, good workout), or a 25 minute drive to Montana de Oro (great sand dunes). Zorros (2.50 tacos and coronas) is a long walk or short drive from their place. Arroyo Grande is a charming town about 15 minutes away, with a great little downtown area - try Doc Bernstein's Ice Cream to cap off your day.
Beautiful and comfortable house by the Ocean. Brian and Laureen are kind, courteous and attentive. Our first experience with airbnb and a very positive one. Thanks!
We had a fabulous time! Laureen and Brian were the most gracious hosts. We would highly recommend staying with them and will definitely stay with them again when we return to slo.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.