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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden

People13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Large house is situated on 5 acres- very private & secure

The Turtle House

6380 Edna Rd. San Luis Obispo, California

(805) 305-7373

Your SLO getaway awaits in San Luis Obispo, Ca. in this 3500 sq. ft. 5 bedroom home with a large secluded, enchanted garden and patio. Whether you are seeking a romantic couples getaway or a fun family vacation, this is the destination for you!

5 bedrooms with all NEW Cal King pillow top mattresses. The house has two separate wings, 5 bedrooms (two master bedrooms), two living rooms, and three full bathrooms. The patio area has plenty of seating and quiet, cozy nooks. You won't have to worry about parking because there is plenty of space. While sitting in the garden with your wine, don't be surprised if you find yourself watching wild cotton tail bunnies, wild hare, humming birds, quail, and small finches, as well as our two 18 year old resident tortoises, George and Tommy.

Oprah says, ''San Luis Obispo is the Happiest City in America', and I must say that we agree.

*Air conditioner in the entire house (This was installed in spring 2016)

More Details

Owner
The Turtle House
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Spanish please email only.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About The Turtle House

Built by our family in 2000, this solar powered home allowed us to host our large family and still have room for our friends who often stayed with us. We have lived in SLO for over 30+ years, and we can't imagine living anywhere else. Now that our kids are grown and out of the house, we relocated and turned our beautiful home into this vacation rental. We know you'll enjoy the lovingly cared for property as much as we do.

We just had NEW photos taken by Michelle C. Torres-Grant Photography

Your welcome to call me at: (805) 305-7373 if I can help with any questions.

The Turtle House purchased this house in 2000

Why The Turtle House chose Central Coast California

Situated on 5 acres in the heart of Edna Valley.

Large kitchen for entertaining guests.

Very large 48x96 solid walnut kitchen table, which seats up to 10-12 comfortably.

Two large livingrooms. one has a pro-fooseball table, while the other has a TV with DVR and blu-ray DVD player,

Lots of places to enjoy your coffee or wine in the enchanted garden

While all five bedrooms have Cal-king beds, there are two large masterbedrooms.

100' ft. long porch and patio with a beautiful garden and paths to meander on.

Lots of outdoor seating.

A large water fountain at the center of the garden.

Two African Sulcata Tortoises that are in a pen as part of the garden. (George will be up early waiting for you to say "hello" and enjoy breakfast with you.

Beatuiful mountain and meadow views.

Secure 2 car garage (with additional parking available).

7 minutes to SLO and 5 minutes to Pismo Beach

What makes this house unique

Private and secure in the heart of Edna Valley,

this beautiful home is conveniently located between the local vineyards, and once you arrive, do not be surprised if you spend most of your time wine tasting in this beautiful house and garden more than the local wineries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent house with plenty of space for our party size. The house was very neatly up kept with furnishings that made us feel right at home. Spare blankets and pillows were also conveniently placed in every room for additional guests.
Jul 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks/ walk in closet/ Large soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Double sinks/soaking tub/access thru 2nd master or from 2 L
  • Tile floors All have double sinks Both Master bathrooms have large soaking tubs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 1st Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxury pillowtop mattress.Private bath duel sinks, tub,showe
    2nd bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxury pillowtop mattress/chair/dresser/garden views
    3rd bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , luxury pillowtop mattress/chair/dresser/garden views
    4th bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxury pillowtop mattress chair/dresser/Views;Redwood trees
    5th bedroom- 2nd Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxury pillowtop mattress/chair 1/2/desk/on suite bathroom
    other - 1 Cot , Folding porta crib & high chair. Bring your own bedding
    Other - 2 Single Bed , Two twin mattresses that can be put in both Master bedrooms
  • Rooms are all very clean, bright and private. The Master, second, and third bedrooms have garden views. Fourth bedroom has views of redwood trees and east hills. All rooms are incredibly private.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Five couples wanting to go wine tasting and have a sideways adventure- this is the house for you. Bride/Groom's family house while they stay in the area for the wedding.

Reviews

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The Turtle house: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 61 reviews
5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay with family. Very convenient for local wedding at the Holland Ranch. Easy access to downtown SLO. Short drive to Shell and Pismo Beach. Overall a great experience. Gay is an excellent host.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy the wedding at Holland Ranch went so well & you we're all able to stay close by with your family. Appreciate your group choosing The Turtle House for your stay in SLO. Hopefully we'll see you all sometime again in the future. Jim, If your ever in SLO & need a "make up" for Rotary just call me. We meet on Wednesday's @ Madonna Inn for lunch. Until next time, Gay
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5

Perfect place to stay if you have a wedding at Holland Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Eight family members stayed at the Turtle House for our son's wedding at Holland Ranch this past weekend. It was the perfect location and a great home with bedrooms for all of us. My son and groomsmen changed into their wedding attire and had their pictures taken at Turtle House and we could all be a part of the fun. We had a problem with the tv and Gay and a maintenance man were Johnny on the spot and got it working. We enjoyed our coffee on the patio in the morning and feeding George and Tommy fruit. Two thumbs up from our entire group!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Place -- 5.1 Stars

  • 5 of 5

I put together our family reunion every 2 years. This year I chose the Turtle House. Every single family member insisted that we have it there from now until eternity !!!!! We love the layout of the house and how the concave of the structure focuses on the beautiful backyard. The backyard is well landscaped and also houses two large turtles, who are an attraction in themselves. The home sits in the historic town of Edna, of which, the creek that flows through it is where my brother and I swam and fished back in the '50's. And it sits only a couple hundred of feet from my most favorite winery, their SLO wine tasting bar, Sextant Wines. The bedrooms are large and fitted with great bathrooms. We had rooms that the grandchildren could play in, separate from the adults engaging in conversation. The house sits alone with no commercial or residential noise. We ALL had a fantastic, comfortable, and enjoyable time. We will return!!!!!!! As I close this I want to say that the owner, Gay, is a wonderful person and one can tell that she takes great pride in making her clients happy and comfortable. Au Revoir !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, Happy to hear you all had such an awesome time with your stay and with your family reunion. I'd love to have you all back and I'm so happy your continuing your memories in Edna Valley with your kids & family. Thank you for your very sweet & kind review. See you soon & happy travels, Gay
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Lovely, homey house

  • 4 of 5

We rented the Turtle House for our extended family to be together for the weekend. It was the perfect location for a large group with easy access to SLO and the surrounding beaches.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family wedding vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We will forever hold a special place in our heart for The Turtle House. My family flew in from TX and loved every moment of their stay! The house is HUGE and the beds are comfortable! Everyone slept so well! The tortoises were the center of the excitement. Can't wait to stay again at our next family event!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! I'm go glad you all had a wonderful wedding in the area along with a family get together at The Turtle House. Happy you all had a great time & congratulations on your wedding! Yes, I hope to see you all sometime again in the future. Best Wish!
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5

Wonderful House, Location and Host's

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the Turtle House, last year for our daughter's wedding this year we met to celebrate the upcoming birth of her daughter. What a beautiful house to accommodate our out of town family and host our SLO friends and family. The outside patio and garden area couldn't get any better for morning coffee and sunset cocktails. The Turtle House is a must for family gatherings, reunions, weekends in the Central Coast wine region, great location to base out of for the many wedding venues in the area. Gay is an absolute joy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you all have had a wonderful time at The Turtle House. Making family memories is what it's all about and your family has a lot to celebrate. Congratulations to you all so thank you again for choosing The Turtle House to celebrate your family milestones. I look forward to seeing you all sometime again in the future. Best wishes on your new arrival, Gay
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Luis Obispo Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
SLO Brew, Mothers Tavern, NOVO
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Laguna Lake,Monarch Dunes,BlackLake,Cypress Ridge
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Train is in SLO and Grover Beach
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 101 @ Price Cyn Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Upper Crust,Giuseppe's,Del Monte Cafe,Cafe Roma
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pismo Beach, Shell Beach
Car: necessary

Fun things to do in the area:

*Famous Farmers Market Downtown SLO Thursday nights from 6-9PM.

*Wine Tasting all around Edna, Paso Robles, and South County (where “Sideways” was filmed).

Hiking and mountain biking.

Ziplining at the Santa Margarita Ranch.

Hearst Castle, the historic site located right next to the beautiful San Simeon Beach.

Horse back riding on Oceano Beach, Montana de Oro, and at the Madonna Inn.

Art after Dark in Downtown San Luis Obispo on the first Friday of every month 6-9PM.

All summer long: live concerts at the Mission Plaza on Friday's starting at 6PM.

Kayaking in Pismo, Shell, and Avila.

Bi-plane rides in Oceano (see the Central Coast from a Bi-plane ride).

*Lots of golf courses in the immediate area.

*The Bob Jones Cycling Trail to Avila Beach, which is a fun family activity they have a Farmer's Market in *Avila every friday evening.

Stop in at the Avila Valley barn to see the animals, fresh ice cream, fresh fruit and homemade pies.

*Minutes to Lopez Lake for fishing, sailing, or picnicing with family, and the Mustang Water Park is a lot fun too.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in San Luis Obispo, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Labor day
31 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,828
for 4 nights
From
£653
 
 
Mid-booking
5 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 2 nights
From
£653
 
 
Mid-booking
10 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 2 nights
From
£653
 
 
Mid-booking
17 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 2 nights
From
£653
 
 
Mid-booking
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 2 nights
From
£653
 
 
Mid-season
1 Oct 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 2 nights
From
£653
 
 
Memorial weekend
24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,828
for 4 nights
From
£653
 
 
Cal Poly Grad 2018
14 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,480
for 5 nights
From
£653
 
 
July 4, 2018
3 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,523
for 2 nights
From
£653
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,914
for 3 nights
From
£566
From
£653
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,133
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £194.2
Additional Guest Fee £19.42 per person per night
Damage Deposit £388.4

Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid and confirmed


A $200.non-refundable Reservation Deposit is required to secure a date.


A signed contract required for all reservations. If you've got children under 18 contract needs signed and mailed back

Please call for pricing for:
Engagement photos


No bed tax if rented 31 or more days

Call:805.305.7373 if you have any questions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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