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Ocean Views, Centrally Located, Big Enough For The Whole Family and Friends

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Great Vintage Beachtown Property, Walking Distance To Downtown, Centrally Locate

This vintage 50's home is designed for the feel of its time period. Bric a brac, eclectic furnishings carry a theme of beach life decades ago. Wonderful property suited for family and friends. Two separate units in the same home--put the kids upstairs and you can have your privacy down stairs! Be careful though...the staircase is steep as it was once a basement but has been remodeled into a fabulous cozy apartment.

Whether you want to see the butterflies, go to the beach, play golf, see the sites, or just have a lazy stay and enjoy the beautiful weather, this is the place! The central coast has so much to offer, we are happy to share it with your family.

This is a great location to access everything. Its just a short 30 minute drive to the north county and the Paso Robles wine trail, or you can go 30 minutes up the coast and be at America's only real castle, the fabled Hearst castle. If you have never been this is a must see. You can also head 30 minutes south and be at the start of the Santa maria wine trail and recreate some of the scenes from the famous movie sideways. Head just another half hour south and you can rub elbows with the rich and famous, or sample some of the posh shopping of beautiful Santa Barbara.

The kitchens are both fully equipped with everything you would need as far as pots, pans, dishes, flatware, coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, etc. However stove/oven/sink are only in main floor kitchen. Plenty of towels and linens. Usually extra toiletries in the drawers if not out on counters.

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Jeff And Donnelle Guiltinan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Jeff And Donnelle Guiltinan

We have been married since 2003 and we have two wonderful boys, Ashton and Justin. We love where we live and are happy to share it with others

Jeff And Donnelle Guiltinan purchased this house in 2006

Why Jeff And Donnelle Guiltinan chose Arroyo Grande

This property is right in the center of everything. It's conveniently located near Pismo and not far from Avila beach - two of the Central Coasts most desirable beaches and has great views. Its put together to handle large groups

What makes this house unique

This home still has original vintage tiles in two of the bathrooms and cabinetry in the spacious kitchen with fantastic stove commercial stainless stovetop w/built in griddle for family meals. The views from the back deck are incredible day or night and the privacy of the courtyard for barbecues is delightful. Enclosed yards for child and pet safety. The convenience of a completely separate downstairs apartment is fantastic for a couple to have privacy from main house for inlaws or the newlywed couple traveling with family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This guest was not honest with us from the onset of our booking . She booked our home for 6 adults and 2 children and asked if I knew of any other rentals in the area for the rest of her group. I looked to find one for her and told her this was not a suitable listing for her if she intended to house all 16 guests as this is a "residential" neighborhood and highly regulated, so she was well aware of the number of guests permitted, number of vehicles permitted and the fact that it indeed was a residential neighborhood. She reassured me that they would not violate any of the rules. Not only did that take place, but contrary to her statements of fixing items, they instead broke kitchen decor, burnt the oak dining table with some sort of hot plates and left the place a complete mess. Our cleaning staff provided photographic proof of the damage and we made a claim. They had 12 adults and 4 children stay in the home and knew there was an additional guest charge for anymore than 8 and that no more than 10 were permitted. Unfortunately, when people are held to a standard and they defy it, they will often write retaliatory and slanderous reviews. Our previous reviews will reflect that this is exactly what took place and there indeed is a second half kitchen in the home as shown in photos. There is a full kitchen on the main floor and another 1/2 kitchen downstairs that we informed them and our listing showed that we were required to remove the stove and sink so as not to give an appearance of a full secondary kitchen and attempt to rent it out separately, which we don't do anyway. They brought in their entire group of 16 in a home that we made clear was limited to 10 and when there were complaints from neighbors about the numerous vehicles and number of guests, we addressed the issue. It is unfortunate that people cannot be more honest and will do almost anything to overt paying for a service they take full advantage of and then both verbally trash a home owner and physically trash their home.
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Arroyo Grande in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom has cleanser dispensers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory Foam Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Deluxe Pillow Top Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Deluxe Memory Foam Pillow Top Mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Full Non-Allergenic Mattress with Pad and a Twin Quilted
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • 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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean Views, Centrally Located, Big Enough For The Whole Family and Friends
average rating of 4.5625 based on 17 reviews

A cozy spacious place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed such a restful and peaceful time here. Although not next to the beach , we had a beautiful view of the ocean from the balcony. Close to many stores. Room to spread out and relax - hope to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to R&R

  • 4 of 5

spent most days at the beach. weather in city never got hotter than 80 while notes are cool sleeping weather. no city traffic even during rush hour. convenient location, close to grocery and drug stores.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Six teens, three adults and two seniors family fun.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for the 11 of us who spent three nights there. Very comfortable and roomy. Easy to let my little dog in and out and a great place to walk him. The bedrooms were nice and it was wonderful having three full baths. NIce but not too fancy so that you were afraid the kids would break something. Opted to make s'mores in front yard instead of beach. Worked great for our tall family. Property owners were great!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to share with friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Completely enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room and very comfortable! We made this location our home away from home for our daughter's wedding.

My daughter and her bridesmaids got ready here. The natural lighting in the living room was perfect for applying make up.

Loved the pillow top beds and the roomy kitchen. Plenty of dishes utensils and lots and pans.

The neighborhood was very quiet and the view of the sunset from the deck was lovely!

Would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you and would love to have you again. Thank you for the constructive feedback. We were able to get out to the home today and check on things. Our cleaning staff said that you made their job so easy. Safe travels and best of luck to the lovely new couple.
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Great home for a large group with no frills.

  • 3 of 5

We had a large group and it was difficult to find anything else in the area where we could all stay together. The home is spacious and has a great view. It was wonderful to be able to walk to restaurants, the grocery store, and the beach was a quick drive away. Landscaping, some tlc, and a deep cleaning would do wonders for this home. The mattresses were older and very soft and we had some concerns about sheets, pillows, and blankets needing a good wash. The upstairs shower doesn't drain so your feet end up in dirty water. We're a pretty laid back group and we camp a lot, this house was definitely a step up from camping. The owner was friendly on the phone and laid back about us checking in early which was great.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that your stay was not more enjoyable for you, however, it is always helpful to property owners if you bring these things to their attention immediately so that they may remedy them right away. It appears that there was a clog in the main bathroom shower as we checked after your departure. That situation has since been remedied but we could have taken care of it while you were there if we had known. As far as the other items in your review. The beds all have new memory foam mattresses. I am sorry that they were too soft for you, but many other guests have really enjoyed them. Our cleaning staff always washes the linens and we have done inspections every few months just so we are sure that we never expect what we don't inspect. I guess you cannot please all the people all the time. It is always better to communicate these types of concerns rather than smear an otherwise reputable business owner in a review. We truly do try to accommodate our guests fully and enjoy what we do. Better luck in the future with your travel expectations.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
Figueroa Mountain Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cypress Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Figueroa Mountain Brewery
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Arroyo Grande, California

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £126.37
Pet Fee £18.05
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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