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Bedrooms 10
Separate WCs1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Luxury B&B Inn--2 miles from the beach--AAA 3.6 Diamonds--Suites with full baths

This property is rented to only one family at a time.

Step back to a simpler time and enjoy the getaway, reunion, or event of a lifetime in this lovely Bed and Breakfast Inn that is now offered as a vacation rental. The property is inspected annually by AAA and maintained as a professional Inn. The architecture and decor is English country with interesting nooks and crannies throughout. Each room surrounds you with Laura Ashley wallpapers and antiques, window seats and skylights of a bygone era. Gather for meals and family games in the spacious dining room. Reconnect with your loved ones and mingle in the cozy living room or enchanting gardens. Reminisce with family members in the comfort and charm of your own bedroom where couches and rockers provide plenty of space to gather.

The property is one of a small handful of properties in the entire state of California that has enough bedrooms and beds (no more than 2 per bedroom) to comfortably accommodate up to 30 family members in ONLY ONE HOME---the only way to experience a “true" family reunion. Add to that a standard of cleanliness, details, and accommodations found only in professional establishments, and this property is hard to beat. We are proud to receive a 3.6 diamond award by AAA---the only vacation rental property that is inspected by the Automobile Club of Southern California thus insuring you very high standards throughout.

The Inn was home to thousands of people from all over the world and many came to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays, renew wedding vows, and use the enchanting gardens for their weddings. They were drawn to the romantic and spacious suites and overall warmth the property exudes.

The Central Coast offers a variety of diverse activities for the entire family. Pristine beaches and world-renowned wineries are minutes away. Indulge the “kid” in you with a thrilling ATV ride on the mountains of sand dunes close by. Visit Solvang, the Danish capital of America. Kayaking, hiking trails, horseback riding, whale watching, Hearst Castle, antiquing, farmer's markets, scenic drives, nature walks, fine restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping outlets are minutes away. San Luis Obispo is 15 minutes north. Being only 2 miles from the beach, year-round temperatures are mild and comfortable.

Historic Arroyo Grande is a must-see destination. Walk with the family to the Village to enjoy summer concerts in the park. Jump on the historic Swinging Bridge. Get homemade ice cream at the popular Doc Burnstein’s old-fashioned ice-cream soda fountain shop. Visit the smallest park in the village where the Old West Hoosegow (jail) is located. Specialty shops, antique stores, and small-town restaurants abound. Lake Lopez is 10 minutes away.

The Inn boasts 7 spacious and romantic, garden-theme suites with full baths and a 3-bedroom suite with a full bath. Select suites include a fireplace, window seat, and skylight. Other amenities include sitting areas (couch, love seat, table and chairs, or rockers), feather bed, down comforter, luxurious 450-thread-count cotton sheets, large fluffy towels, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, private space heater, fan, central heating and air conditioning, and many thoughtful and romantic appointments throughout.

The living space includes a large dining room with four tables that seat up to 30 guests, an airy and open living room with fireplace and flat-screen TV that also accommodates up to 30 guests, and a modern and well-stocked kitchen with double oven, dishwasher, and work island. Also included are a private 10-space parking lot, 2 enchanting gardens with gazebo and pond, and the Garden Room that houses the laundry facilities, 3 extra refrigerators, and large worktable.

We look forward to having you at the Abella Garden Inn where wonderful memories await you.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Gina

Native Italian who has welcomed thousands of guests to the Inn over the last 29 years. I'm the shortest one in the picture, ha, ha.

Gina purchased this bed and breakfast in 1989

Why Gina chose Arroyo Grande

This property can house the ENTIRE family, up to 30 people, in One Home (beautiful Inn) with no more than 2 beds per bedroom. Meals can be enjoyed together in the large dining lroom that seats 30.

If you want the assured quality of a fine hotel plus a standard of cleanliness and attention to detail that far exceeds most hotels in the area, this property is for you.

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

1. Large suites most with private, full bath.

2. Immaculately clean, impeccably detailed, and well maintained.

3. Inspected annually by AAA and awarded 3.6 diamonds.

4. Centrally located and easily accessible to all the small towns and sights that make the Central Coast desirable as a destination location.

5. 1/3-acre gardens hidden from the outside world for outdoor dining, lawn games, and relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Every summer, our large extended family vacation together. We love staying in one home so that we can spend as much time together as possible. For the past several years we have done everything from cruises to rental homes in Santa Barbara. It is always a challenge to find something that suits our needs in terms of number of rooms, cleanliness, location, and an overall warm feeling. This summer, our family hit the jackpot! Our family of 16, including grandparents, parents and children, stayed at Abella Garden Inn for four nights. We rented the entire inn and used 8 bedrooms for our family. The inn was beyond immaculate! Absolutely spotless! All the rooms had on-suite bathrooms and had luxurious and comfortable beds. The decor was romantic and warm. At first, we were concerned that our young children would have a hard time not touching Gina's beautiful antiques, but the house is surprisingly kid-friendly. The house/inn has everything that you could possibly need! And if you do need something, Gina is there immediately to help. She is wonderful! The garden is gorgeous. The adults enjoyed relaxing outside, while the children enjoyed playing on the grass. Finally, the location in Arroyo Grande is ideal for exploring central California. We highly recommend this inn to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and fun getaway with your large family. You will not be disappointed!
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bed and breakfast in Arroyo Grande in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Eating or drinking in beds has caused severe stains to linens and incurs extra charges.
  • Moving couches and dining room tables incurs extra charges. NO HEAVY DRINKING ALLOWED ON PREMISES. NO WILD PARTIES ALLOWED.
  • Video cameras monitor entrances and grounds for extra guests and visitors that need to be reported and paid for and for pets that are not allowed.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Night Blooming Jasmine Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Forget-Me-Not - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Skylight over tub/shower
    Apricot Blossom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Chrysanthemum Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Spring Bouquet - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With skylight over tub/shower
    English Rose Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Callalily - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With skylight over tub/shower
    Hydrangea 3-Bedroom Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Exterior Garden Bathroom - Toilet
  • Bathrooms are wallpapered with Laura Ashley prints
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Night Blooming Jasmine Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , With Fireplace and Couch
    Forget-Me-Not - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , With love seat
    Apricot Blossom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , With Couch and Window Seat
    Chrysanthemum Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , With Couch and Overlooks the Gardens
    Spring Bouquet - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , With Table and Chairs
    English Rose Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With Couch and Rockers overlooking the gardens
    Callalily Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , With Fireplace and wicker sitting area
    Hydrangea 3-bedroom Suite--Largest Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Hydrangea, 2nd bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Hydrangea, 3rd bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedrooms are decorated with Laura Ashley wallpapers and have touches of quality antiques
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 30 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Wonderful place for large gatherings

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely perfect for our annual family gathering. We try new places every year so this was our first time in Arroyo Grande. The location was close to everything. The weather was perfect and the house amazing. We cooked several meals in and the kitchen was well equipped. The bedrooms were spacious, immaculate, and comfortable.

The owner Gina, was extremely friendly and very helpful. I️ can definitely recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thousand Oaks, CA

Perfect place for a family gathering or any responsible group!

  • 5 of 5

For my wife's recent birthday we had a large family gathering at this amazing property as it was close to our "City to Sea" half marathon race that took place on 10/9. The house is a beautiful B&B type property where everyone can be under the same roof... even if you have a large group!

The property has it's own private parking lot, gorgeous manicured grounds that glow with twinkle lights in the evenings, and a large enough living room and dining area to accommodate a sizable gathering without feeling cramped.

* The rooms were spacious, wallpaper and decor matches the style/era of the inn throughout. The beds were VERY COMFORTABLE and every room has it's own bathroom.

* Dining room has at least 4 tables making large-scale meals easy to do in one place without being cramped

* Kitchen has 3 fridges with plenty of cooling space and freezer space for the food and drinks you'd likely bring with a large group of people

* Front living space is large and leads into glass doors that open to a patio area with more seating -- every night there would be a few of us enjoying the outdoor patio and talking over a glass of wine looking at the twinkle lights up in the trees of the garden.

I enjoyed my time at the property and my only regret was not staying for another day or two! I hope to come back for a future event where I can stay for a longer time.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family reunion with 17 adults and 10 children. Every family had their own room, and was wonderful to be all under one roof. The rooms are all spacious, and the grounds are beautiful. The dining room was so large, everyone had a seat for breakfast and dinner.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central California

Reunion with friends

  • 5 of 5

I spent 3 days with 19 friends in this beautiful house. It was like staying in someones home. Very clean and comfortable. Gina, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful with everything from making the reservations to walking me through the house to show me how things worked. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The fun things to do in Arroyo Grande were just a short walk away. The house was everything we were looking for in place to stay together. This house exceeded our expectations. We were more than pleased and will recommend this house to anyone looking for a great place for a large group. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland Hills, CA

Great Place for Team Building

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. I needed accomodations for 14 employees (4 women and 10 men) and Gina's clean and spacious house was the perfect fit. Gina takes pride in her space and it shows as soon as you walk in. The entire house was spotless. Since this was the first team retreat, I was unfaliliar with the area and Gina provided me with a list of the local grocery stores and directions. Everything thing in the house worked; the heater, air conditioner, water pressure, timing for the outside lights, etc.

We look forward to returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Desert

Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

We just got back from a three night/four day stay at the enchanting Abella Garden Inn of the family of 24 could not have been happier! Gina explained everything accurately prior to our commitment and gave me a detailed walk through when we arrived. The property was completely outfitted with everything we needed and the the place was spotless! There was plenty of room for our entire group in both the living room and the dining room. Everyone loved having there own bath and commented on how comfortable their beds were, which can be an issue at some locations....Not Here! The yard was immaculate and provided another wonderful gathering spot for our crew and there was was plenty of off street parking.

If you are looking for a nice location on the Central Coast, this is it! The Old Town section of Arroyo Grande is quaint and fun, while Pismo Beach is just down Grand Ave. if you are looking for recreation and beach time.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Grover Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
U.S. Highway 101
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pismo Beach
Car: recommended

Uncrowded Beaches, Wine Tasting, Hearst Castle, Dune Buggies, Hiking & Biking Trails, Historic Villages


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bed and breakfast in Arroyo Grande, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £82 per night, per additional guest
1 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £82 per night, per additional guest
20 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £82 per night, per additional guest
19 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £82 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
23 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £82 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £82 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Standard Cleaning Fee £1,051.6
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,376.64

Extra Cleaning Fees will be assessed for number of kids ages 0-25, length of stay, and stays from 7-1 to 9-30.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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