Secluded, clean, comfortable Euro Hideaway, only a few minutes walk from the ocean and from restaurants and stores in the village of Shell Beach -- one of the gems of the California Coast!
Clean, light-filled studio apartment and hideaway with private entrance, lots of windows, separate restroom with shower, and continental kitchen with two burners, microwave, toaster oven some pots and pans, cutlery, sink and refrigerator, plus cool patio. Located on backside of main house.
The bed is a pillow top queen bed, and can be packed away in a cabinet for more space if needed.
The area is very safe and clean, five mins walk to the beach, which is at the end of the street. There are plenty of boutique coffee shops, restaurants (Italian, Chinese, Mexican, and Basque), grocery and a liquor store with 2 to 5 minutes walk. There is also a post office around the corner and places for massage. The street also connects with a main street where there are bus route stops to San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande. There is an outlet mall, featuring Polo, Levi, nike, Guess, Coach and many others 10 mins by car. San Luis Obispo is 12 mins north, Moro Bay is about 35 mins north, and Hearst Castle about an hour north.
There is also a kayak rental store within 5 mins walking distance.
Also available upon special and advanced request is massage service in the private and serene patio courtyard.
Studio and backyard patio.
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy providing tips on great locale destinations and restaurants, etc. I like to give the tenants a great deal of space and privacy after the initial check-in.
Clean, safe and relaxed surroundings. Beach chill vibe, lots of yoga and surf and micr-brews...
Bus or rent bikes.
Other Things to Note
There is a two-day minimum stay on weekends. No dogs allowed because I have a dog who is friendly but it's her castle and may not play well with toys, etc.
Located in a residential community, which is typically very quiet...so noise may be an issue after 11 p.m. No smoking inside the studio and preferably minimum smoking, if at all, in the patio. No unapproved overnight guests.
The Shell Beach location was great. Had everything I needed, private, and close to enough sand and water to truly relax. Price was just right.
Also, thanks for the hair dryer. At least one of us got to use it.
Stephen was a good host & provided great SLO restaurant recommendations. The space has the essentials, is comfortable and ideal for 1 person. The bathroom space is fairly small, but sufficient. I loved the ambience from the outdoor courtyard hearing the calming water fountain.
Stephen was great! He was waiting for us when we arrived at the scheduled time, gave us a quick tour of his studio, and we didn't end up seeing him otherwise because we had to leave early to head north to Big Sur. The studio was comfortable and very cool and Stephen provides everything you need; towels, coffee, fridge, etc. Nice neighborhood as well, there's a store, coffee shop and bar within walking distance and the ocean is only a five minute walk. Highly recommended!
Great place to stay. Stephen is welcoming and his dog Jackson is the perfect greeter. Close to all the things that Shell Beach has to offer. I would happily use again.
A great location just steps from the ocean shore, dramatic sunsets included. The Peet's coffee, smokeless fireplace, and the secluded patio are nice touches, although the accommodation itself is quite basic.
Great property. Private studio with separate entrance (if tight—not easy to access for people with disabilities). The studio was clean, as advertised, and a short walk from the beautiful coast. There is also a very nice patio shared with the owner that is perfect for reading or for breakfast. Stephen was very responsive to our messages. I would definitely recommend this place.
My husband and I were very happy with Stephens Shell Beach guest house. It was the perfect size for two, provided everything we could have possibly needed to feel comfortable, and was very comfortable. Stephen met us at the agreed upon time, gave us the tour, and then left us to our own devices. The patio area was a beautiful little oasis to sit and read, relax, meditate, or enjoy your morning coffee. The bed was very comfortable, the heater was a nice touch, and we very much enjoyed Jackson's visits I would highly recommend this rental to anyone and will definitely check it's availability when we return.
Easy-going, fun and well-travelled individual who enjoys meeting new people from all walks of life and various interests. Personally into healthy lifestyle, outdoors, music, travel and more. Favorite place is Paris for city life and Annecy, France for a perfect blend...but Shell Beach definitely has its magic and charm.