Peaceful Shell Beach Studio

House - Entire home/apt · Leeward Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, United States
Your host, Lisa
204 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

If you're considering reserving this listing please read the entire description below and send an e-mail prior to booking, that way I can answer any questions you might have, the link for an e-mail is under my photo with the words "contact me"...Thank you!

*Please remember an official booking has to be made before an address or phone number can be released by Airbnb.You'll need to first make an inquiry with me regarding the dates, book the dates, then I will officially accept or deny the booking. An e-mail is not an official booking, it must be done through the Airbnb website. Just a reminder...please read the cancellation policy prior to booking. Look to the right of this paragraph, towards the bottom and click on where it says "flexible", this will explain the cancellation policy associated with the studio.

Enjoy a quiet stay in beautiful Shell Beach, California! This peaceful studio is located just steps away from the beach. Located within the heart of Shell Beach you'll be amazed at the amount of restaurants, day spas, and cafes within walking distance. The studio is a cozy 1 bedroom/ 1 bath room. The studio only accommodates 2 guests and only has 1 queen bed(mattress medium to soft). There is a futon couch for additional seating. The bathroom includes both a shower and tub and is inside the studio. Fresh Iinens and towels are provided by host but there is no on-site laundry for guest use. Beach towels are also available. The studio DOES NOT come with a kitchen, however it does have a small refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster and coffee maker. There is not a counter top area to prepare meals in the studio. If you are planning a trip where you are able to prepare food other than what can be heated in a microwave you may want to research a different listing. There are basic items stored in the studio for guest use such as plastic ware, dishes, salt/pepper, paper towels, wine opener, wine glasses, creamer, sugar and purified water.
In addition, the studio does have satellite T.V , Wi-Fi access (please refer to house manual for code and information, manual located in the studio) and a DVD player. There is a space heater provided as well (please refer to house manual about running heater) and central heat located in the ceiling of the bathroom. A welcome snack is also provided which includes fresh fruit and muffins or pastries (this is done as a courtesy and is not included in your room charge, the items are not replaced daily). The studio is separate from the main house and located in the backyard. There is a private entrance as well as on-site parking. There is a patio with outdoor furniture outside the studio (please be mindful of voices after 9:00pm). Check in is after 3:30 p.m and check out is by 12:00p.m. If you require a super late check in, or if I am unable to personally check you in due to a prior commitment, then instructions are available for "self check in." Please remember if checking in super late with self check in that neighbors are sleeping, thank you! There is NO SMOKING IN THE STUDIO OR ON PREMISES, if you require a listing where you are allowed to smoke this won't be a good property to choose. No smoking also includes electronic cigarettes. Please refer to house rules before booking.
During your stay, you can expect very private accommodations. The surrounding neighborhood is very low key complete with the Shell Beach Library. There are occasional residential noises such as garbage trucks and doggies barking, but they are minimal. Also, nearby is historic Dinosaur Park where once a month visitors can enjoy local artists showcasing their work or if you are traveling with kids it has a great playground. During the summer, Shell Beach is quite lucky to enjoy the migration of Humpback Whales so if you are interested in whale watching Shell Beach is definitely the place to be!
If you would like to venture beyond Shell Beach during your stay, the city offers a great transit system as well as local trolley to places such as downtown Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and the factory outlets. If you are interested in golfing or wine tasting while you are visiting there are several local golf courses as well as wine tasting venues. Most definitely, this studio will allow you to truly enjoy an amazing beach community. Not only will you love your stay but you will definitely want to return for many years to come!

I am a dog lover and have a great, calm well behaved German Pointer mix and (2) adorable doxies. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to accommodate guests who are traveling with pets. My own dog crew requires use of the yard and it can be a bit challenging when accommodating visiting pets.
*If you have severe pet allergies, for your own comfort, you may want to consider another listing.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a wonderful time at Lisa' place! The location is perfect and Lisa is a wonderful hostess. We would definitely stay there again

    July 2014
  • Lisa is such a great hostess and I've used her cottage twice now. Perfect location, clean, great amenities and I love that I can walk to everything.

    July 2014
  • This cute little studio was perfect for a weekend get away! Perfectly located a block away from the beach and close to restaurants. Lisa is an amazing host! Very nice, helpful, and easy to get ahold of (if needed).

    The studio itself: AMAZING! I have to admit that once you walk into the entrance of the studio it is a little dark/scary because you have to walk through the laundry area, but once you get into the studio, it's wonderful. I instantly felt at home and got comfortable right away. Check in and check out process was extremely easy. Perfect get away place. I would rent this studio again in the future.

    June 2014
  • Lisa is a perfect host. She introduced us to her studio which is very close to the ocean. It was very clean and she left us some nice snacks. The beds slept very well .
    We stayed only one night, I wish we had more time! It was really perfect.

    June 2014
  • Lisa was the hostess with the mostest. She was excellent intro to our first airbnb stay. Her listing was exactly as described and more. Very cute, quiet, comfortable, cozy, clean, well-equipped studio and attention to every little detail. Enjoyed staying at Shell Beach. Great local neighborhood, short two block walk to ocean bluffs and beach, half block from main street with eateries. Whale migration season and whales spotted but not by us. Stayed 3 nights (here for son's Cal Poly graduation) and wished it could have been longer. Daughter stayed 1 night with us and Lisa kind enough to make up futon for her. Appreciated her thoughtfulness and hospitality. Definitely will stay here if in area again.

    June 2014
  • It was just perfect! Lisa really accommodated my crazy schedule, which I appreciated. She didn't forget one item in the room for her guests comfort. I really appreciated parking in the driveway & not having to look for a parking space. I felt super safe & it was a great friendly neighborhood. Can't recommend enough.

    June 2014
  • Lisa left us very detailed directions to get in, provided us with great recommendations, and the amenities were more than we could have asked for. It was very cozy, clean and tastefully decorated (way better than any hotel we could have stayed in for the price). Her place is nestled in an adorable beach neighborhood that feels very safe and is a quick walk to the beach / short drive to the oceano dunes (where we rode ATVs and had a blast!). I would definitely stay at Lisa's Beach Studio again :)

    May 2014
  • My fiancée and I stayed here for 1 night in May 2014.


    - Lisa does an excellent job with the apartment. She added many thoughtful details (map of area, complimentary toiletries, complimentary breakfast snacks, binder full of local information) that we really appreciated.
    - Lisa was very easy to communicate with leading up to our stay and was even able to accommodate our early arrival. Once we got there she spent 10 minutes giving us a rundown of the area with many recommendations. She made it clear that we could go to her with any questions.
    - The apartment was unbelievably clean.
    - You can't beat this price for what you get. Plus, you're a 5 minute (if even) walk from the shore.


    - We only stayed a night.

    Overall we were very pleased with both the apartment and Lisa, and we would recommend this apartment to anyone traveling through the area.

    May 2014
  • Lisa was a perfect host, she was helpful and so friendly. I loved the guest house, it had everything we needed and much more, it was clean and very comfortable and a loot better than some of the big hotels we stayed it. Would definitely come back here if I'm ever back in Pismo.

    May 2014
  • We stayed with Lisa for 2 days, while visiting Pismo Beach. It was much too short! Lisa was a phenomenal communicator, responding to email and text messages within minutes. She greeted us upon our arrival, giving us the full tour of her place. The accommodations were perfect with a really comfy bed, a bathroom with a heated fan (need to get one of those for our place), a refrigerator, and a microwave. Lisa also included breakfast foods, snacks, water, and even offered us sparkling cider. Lisa's house is a short drive to all the touristy locations at Pismo and walking distance to Shell Beach. Lisa's place and hospitality exceeded all our expectations during our two days. We had a wonderful experience!

    May 2014
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Hi there! I hope you will consider visiting us in beautiful Shell Beach, California! I have lived on the Central Coast for most of my life and absolutely love it! Shell Beach is an amazing community where I am able to spend a great deal of time outdoors. I love to hike and have 3 great dogs who are truly my loyal buddies! I try to spend as much time with family and friends as possible and love to savor all that the Central Coast has to offer. I have been lucky to travel to Europe several times and other areas such as Costa Rica. I tend to be a pretty laid back person who enjoys her time off from work as much as possible. I really enjoy trying new restaurants and can offer a great deal of advice as to where to visit while you are staying on the Central Coast. I look forward to having you as my guest!
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