Comfy double bed, extra blankets, tipi linerEnjoy a private campfire
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About this listing

Authentic Native American Tipi on raised deck with spectacular ocean view! Cozy antique iron double bed complete with bedding and extra blankets. Private fire ring with cooking grate. Off-grid with battery lanterns. Approx. 70 yards to shared bath house. Limit 2 guests. Tipi guests MUST arrive before dark.
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"The privacy and surprising coziness of the teepee was incredible and definitely added to our already enjoyable "glamping" experience." Jason

The space

Authentic Native American Tipi on raised deck with spectacular ocean and dune view. Full-size antique iron bed with bedding and extra blankets included. Private fire ring, chairs and bench for a quiet night of stargazing. Tipi is off-grid (no electricity, sparse wifi signal) with battery lanterns.
Self-serve coffee center and bath houses are approx. 70 yards from the tipi. The bath house is shared with other guests and towels are provided. 4-acre ranchette with horses, chickens, dogs & cats. Our place is rustic, creative, artsy, relaxing and fun.
Enjoy the view of the Oceano dunes, dune lakes and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze, pet the horses, relax by the pond then toast your s'mores over the fire in the evening.

Guests must arrive before dark.

Sorry, no pets allowed.
Conveniently located next to Pacific Coast Highway 1 on "The Mesa".
Nearby attractions: Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo, Wine Country, Pismo Outlets, Golf & Antiques

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Guest access

This listing is for a private detached space with access to shared spaces which include two bath houses, an outdoor shower, and coffee cabinet. We offer a BBQ for guest use as well as an electric hotplate. Please provide your own dishes/cookware.
We have other listings on the property (glamping tent, cute vintage trailer and a water tower) as well as our personal campers and projects.

Interaction with guests

We try to be here to share a story or two and give you a tour of our property. We welcome you to explore and wander on your own.

Other things to note

Our wifi signal is best accessed closer to the house. The signal is not guaranteed. Hidden network must be added to your device - follow instructions on laminated sheet.
We live on a 4-acre ranch with animals which have their "related smells and noises." Our drought is officially over & as a result of heavy rains, we have lots of insects.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $10
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

This listing is for the tipi only. Bedding and towels are provided. We provide the fire ring as well as self-serve coffee, tea and instant oatmeal.

Tipi guests must arrive before dark.

We have two friendly dogs, cats, chickens and horses. We do have roosters ~ cock-a-doodle doo :)

-Upstairs of the red barn is a rental, please stay out.
-Children shall always be accompanied by an adult.
-Do not open gates.
-No smoking in tents/tipi/buildings.
-Please dispose your cigarette butts & bottle caps in a trash can.
-Be aware of animal behavior (fingers look like carrots, chickens can peck, etc.)

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Horses, cats, dogs, chickens, parakeets, finches
Some spaces are shared - Shared bath houses



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

Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

259 Reviews

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Anthony User Profile
June 2017
Fun place to stay with a beautiful beautiful view! Great people!

Derek User Profile
June 2017
Interesting place. Nice people

Susie User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful stay at this special, beautiful spot surrounded by trees and with amazing mountain and sea views. The tipi was cosy and the fireplace outside it is great at night. Ben and Laura were great hosts; welcoming and helpful. Arroyo Grande has lovely restaurants - Ember is delicious - or you could cook on the fires at Ben and Laura's as it's very well equipped and a great place to spend an evening.

Eilam User Profile
June 2017
Great time at Ben & Laura's Tipi! The hosts were great, very knowledgable and nice, felt very homie and welcoming! The area is the definition of quaint, secluded full of nature and scenic views. I stopped here on my way to LA with my girlfriend and we had a blast, thank you Laura and Ben!

Kayla User Profile
May 2017
We absolutely loved staying here! Laura and her husband have really gone through such great lengths to make the experience unique and pleasant. Every piece of their property was interesting and fun. Can't wait to go back!

Antoinette User Profile
May 2017
Thank You, Laura and Ben! This family spread has a ranch/farm feeling to it. Hosting three unique accommodations, Guests share two cleverly constructed, creatively finished and decorated Bath Houses. Delightful details inside and out! Tended as well as wild grounds range from fields of green grass, areas of packed dirt, mulch paths and minimal cement brick and paving. My purposefully solitary retreat was nurtured by the property's wide-open spaces. Last week's 2-night Tee-Pee stay offered a cocoon-like sanctuary for the respite I was seeking. The vista from its front porch included a fire pit furnished with big wooden chairs, a towering eucalyptus tree and in the distance sweeping sand-dunes along Pacific Ocean's coastline. I ate my arrival day meal in what Laura and Ben call their backyard. Open for Guests' use, it felt like an inviting playground, the perfect setting for celebratory BBQ gatherings. One raised-level, complete with antique stove, pots and pans decor, offers a stunning sunset view. Here is where I enjoyed my arrival day dinner while sitting on a cushioned bar stool at a rustic wood table . Backyard's grassy ground and patterned cement brick level offers numerous chair-pairs and a pillowed sofa where I sat with one of their kitties (Snickers) curled up in my lap, reading until it was Tee-Pee turn-in time. This is an incredibly unique 'make yourself at-home' setting off of Hwy 1. Near enough to Pismo, Grover Beach, and Arroyo Grande for a variety of food, beverage and dining choices. One day was dedicated to road tripping up PCH, after Laura hinted that I might enjoy seeing the Elephant Seals. Wowzer! of a beautiful road trip from Ben and Laura's place through Pismo Beach, Morrow Bay, San Simeon to an Elephant Seal experience. Must return for a longer stay to discover more of what's on the Coast. Their property's location is a perfect home-base with welcoming accommodations to go out and explore from. Laura is a lovely Hostess, walked me through the 'where/how' details of hot water for tea/coffee, mini-frig for micro-brew storage, Tee-Pee's lamps and extra blankets. Loved every moment of my time here! Thanks again!
Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.
Response from Laura:
Thank you for writing such a nice review Antoinette. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to our home and the central coast and we look forward to your future visit.
May 2017

Ashley User Profile
May 2017
Staying in the TiPi was such a fun experience! The calming sounds of the outdoors and the whimsical feel of sleeping in a lantern lit, canopy netted room provided some of the best sleep I've had in a while! Laura gave us a quick tour of the grounds and was helpful with any questions we had. All the animals are very friendly and greeted us when we arrived and when we explored around the farm. I would definitely recommend this place if you enjoy the outdoors and want try something new!

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States · Joined in February 2012
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We live in Arroyo Grande, CA on 4 acres. Happily married 30 years with two grown sons, 2 horses, 70+ chickens, dogs, cats, fish & birds. We love connecting with people :)

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