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The Turtle House: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden """

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


About the property

This 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 Cottontail 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

The Turtle House
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Spanish please email only.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

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 San Luis Obispo

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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The Turtle House: Spacious California Ranch with Enchanted Garden
average rating of 4.96875 based on 68 reviews
Livermore, CA. 94550

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: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy the wedding at Holland Ranch went so well & you were 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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Wow! Amazing family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

“Wow! What an amazing family reunion we had at the Turtle House. The home was very spacious, well decorated and perfect for our 7 adults and 2 children. A bonus was the proximity of the airport to Turtle House... since we had 4 families arriving at 4 different times, the 5 minute trip to the airport was very convenient. We enjoyed feeding the turtles too.... at first, they were a bit shy, but by on our last day, they came right up to the fence to take a closer look at us. Turtle House was also convenient for our trips to the beach, as they are under 15 minutes away. ” John

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burbank, California

Phenomenal Space for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything it claimed to be and more. Nine adults. Regular rooms were spacious for two people, and the 2 masters were huge. The beds were really comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked (dishes, serving utensils, pots, pans, coffee and condiments) with a huge dining table for big groups - and everyone loved the couch in the kitchen combined with the island for mingling while cooking. We spent a lot of time in the big game room with a couch big enough for 7+ to lounge on comfortably and floor to play charades. We especially appreciated the extra attention provided for cleaning as my mother has a dust allergy. The house was immaculate and dust free even with lots of plush carpeting. Thank you! The back patio is so wonderful we wish we'd had more days to use it. Gay (property contact) was responsive, helpful in suggesting site-seeing, and accommodating to special requests. House had numerous little touches (twinkle lights, bedroom wall decor, trunk/coffee table, paper and tape on the desk) that just made it extra special. 15 minutes from Avila beach.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was a great house for a long weekend with family

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated the New Year's weekend here. There was room for everyone, with play area for kids, enough bedrooms, and a great kitchen area. The garden is lovely, and the kids particularly enjoyed it. The house was very clean -- much appreciated!

Suggestion: We did a lot of cooking and eating together, and ran out of kitchen towels and flatware. A full service for 12, plus more towels would be great.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gen, I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay together over New Years & happy you enjoyed the house. In response: The kitchen is suppose to have flat ware for 14 people & 8-10 towels, so I will go by & do a count so I can get those items back in the kitchen. Unfortunately, some people do end up taking items from the house- my apologies. Happy New Years to you and yours, Gay
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Long Beach California

Vinyard dreams

  • 5 of 5

From the moment our reservation was accepted we were shown nothing but wonderful hospitality from the Landlord.

The house fit our 3 families so well especially when each of the 5 rooms had king size beds, the garden was beautiful. We had our morning breakfast outside with the fountain as a backdrop and the beautiful mountains to look toward. The location was wonderful as well. Best location to enjoy the vineyards and wineries. An easy drive to Pismo Beach where we enjoyed Sunset Dinner (Ventana Grill) and dotown SLO for shopping and perusing.. The wonderful suggestions of things to do from the SLO chamber of commerce steered us in right direction to Avila Beach via the Bob Jones Trail. Overall best vacation Home and vacation in along time.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie, San Luis is such a great place to be with your family while enjoying the great outdoors. I'm glad you all found the house so enjoyable while exploring SLO with your extended family. Thanks for your kind review & hopefully we'll see you & your group sometime in the near future. Happy Travels, Gay
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Fresno, CA

Great property with a great location

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a large family wanting to stay near the central coast. Spacious home, great outdoor spaces. Close to all the various activities in the SLO/Pismo area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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. During the Summer Avila has their own Farmers Market Every Friday evening.

Stop by the Avila Valley Barn to see the animals, have fresh ice cream, and pick out fresh fruit and homemade pies.

Only a few minutes drive to Lopez Lake for fishing, sailing, or picnicking with family, and the Mustang Water Park is a lot fun too.


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
Memorial weekend
24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Cal Poly Grad 2018
14 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 4, 2018
3 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Cleaning fee £180.52 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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