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Huge Gorgeous Victorian With Beautiful Gardens

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom 7 Bath 3-Story Victorian Near Ocean and the Pacific's Best Steakhouse

Have an amazing getaway at this 3-story Victorian beauty. This beautifully restored Victorian has an ocean-close location in Nipomo, midway between LA and San Francisco. Also near 3 Major Wine Regions (including Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles), a dozen Local Breweries, many fabulous beaches, tide pools, ATV ride-able coastal sand dunes, Montana de Oro state park, Point Sal, Pismo & Avila Beachs, newly restored Avila Lighthouse, Morro Bay, tons of great restaurants, world class golf courses (3 within a 10-minute drive), live & movie theaters, wide variety of hiking (some with waterfalls depending on season), kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, hot springs, sea otters, whale watching, deep sea fishing, elephant seal preserve, monarch butterfly preserve, blue heron rookery, Arroyo Grande Village & Creek (w/ wild roosters!), art village of Cambria, edgy downtown San Luis Obispo, amazing Hearst Castle, the southern end of the fabulous Big Sur Coastline and just north of stunning Point Sal. We also have tons of Farmers Markets (many include live music!) and an active live music and swing dancing scene throughout the county.

This Historic Lodge boasts 6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 3 Living Rooms, 2 Dining Rooms, a huge cooks Kitchen, huge covered Patio, 2 Gazebos, 300 square foot front porch, and an acre of beautiful gardens for relaxing with your group. This property sleeps up to 12 people. Four Bedrooms have a queen bed and the other 2 bedrooms have a king bed. Living rooms include a total of 4 sofas (none are sofa beds). One of the King Rooms is in the Carriage House, a large suite in the garden that is separate from the main house. This suite includes a living room with two sofas, TV/DVD, and a private ensuite bath. One of the Queen Rooms in the main house is a large two story suite with the bedroom on the 2nd floor of the house and it's large living room (one sofa), TV/DVD and bath on the 3rd floor. The other rooms are all good sized and have their own private bathrooms. The main living room and the two dining rooms are all on the first floor of the main house, along with the large cooks kitchen and wrap around porch.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Beki

Kevin owns the Inn and runs it with his daughter Beki from the UK. Kevin has lived and worked in the area for many years and alongside running the Victorian home as a bed & breakfast plus wedding venue he specializes in real-estate for the Central Coast. Kevin has a passion for music and guitars and can always point you to the best live music in town.

Beki grew up in Wales and has been running the Kaleidoscope for 2 years. She loves going for hikes in the area, reading on the beach and meeting people as they come through.

Beki purchased this bed and breakfast in 2002

Why Beki chose Nipomo

Perfect weather, at 72 degrees average temp and rain only in the winter .... and not much then! Only four miles to the ocean keeps the weather enough away to be out of any possible fog but close enough to stay cool. Beautifully refinished Victorian home and the acre of gardens/patios gives you and your friends and family a perfect place to reconnect over a weekend or a week.

This place is Relaxing! Everyone who enters the house or garden is amazed at the instantaneous feeling of peace and happiness they feel. Even children and dogs feel it. This property is truly blessed with positive energy. Come feel it for yourself!

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

Great place for the whole family to get together and hang out! The acre of gardens are a wonderful place to relax on a sunny afternoon and the open fire in the living room is a wonderful place to gather around on a cooler evening and enjoy the home's library.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bed and breakfast in Nipomo in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Carriage House bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom to one of our suite rooms.
    Cottage Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located downstairs
    Jasmine Retreat bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to the Jasmine Retreat room.
    Lovers Nest bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located at the end of the hall upstairs, has two sinks.
    Downstairs Toilet - Toilet , Bathroom downstairs just off the kitchen with toilet only.
    Enchanted Rose Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bathroom is at the end of the hall upstairs with jetted tub
    Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is located on the 3rd floor of the house.
  • 6 Bedrooms & 6.5 Bathrooms means no waiting for showers, lavatories, etc. All bedrooms have their own private bathrooms. There is also a Powder Room on the first floor of the main house.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Jasmine Retreat - 1 Large Double Bed , Large east facing queen room, en suite bath
    Enchanted Rose - 1 Large Double Bed , Gorgeous west facing queen room, private separate bath
    The Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , Sweet stone cottage in garden, private separate bath
    Lovers Nest - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beautiful large corner room, private large separate bath
    Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , In main house, bedroom, living room, bath, 2 story suite
    Carriage House Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private Living room, bedroom, bath, fenced/covered patio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you would like to host a wedding or event at our property prices start at $2000 + $8 per person. Please get in touch if you are interested and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


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Huge Gorgeous Victorian With Beautiful Gardens
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

we absolutely loved the character, charm and warmth of this lovely old Victorian and our hosts, Kevin and Beki. We rented the entire house, which was a great venue four our daughter’s graduation celebration weekend. A few quirks with plumbing and fixtures which are to be expected with a 100+ year home, all minor in comparison to the overall positive experience we had. We hope to return for the next celebration in two years when our daughter gets her Masters degree.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect for family get-away

  • 5 of 5

Rented the entire property for family lodging for a wedding being held nearby. We decided to host an event on the property as well as the gardens are lovely. Everything went perfectly the entire weekend. Beki, the property manager and host is lovely and extremely accommodating. We all had a wonderful time. I recommend it without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for big gathering

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, comfortable rooms and beautiful outdoor spaces for a large group gathering. Highly recommend this out of the way spot for anyone needing lots of rooms, bathrooms and space for a relaxing, fun event. Only real suggestion would be to have some outdoor space heaters available so that folks could stay outdoors to enjoy the quiet patio area once the sun goes down and the cool breezes start to blow.

Will definitely keep this in mind for any future events in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Interesting house, beautiful yard, central location, bothersome interruptions

  • 3 of 5

The location was ideal for family members from SF, LA and Chicago to meet and do wine country tours. The yard is beautiful, fenced in and was loved by our 3 dogs. Unfortunately the rainy winter weather did not allow us to dine outside as we wanted. The kitchen served as a gathering point as the family which baked copious quantities of bacon buns. Becky was the friendly point person and quick to return calls. The house served to remind me how lucky we were to avoid buying a Victorian during our early house hunting years. Heating was surprisingly great and the hot water supply plentiful. Beds varied in we picked and chose to fit our needs. While the house is in good shape, wear and tear is starting to show up and the property needs some significant touch up on trim indoors and out. Some flooring under the carpet is soft, suggesting broken flooring, particularly near one bathroom which almost ended up in a turned ankle. We stepped on some nails in a doorway (quickly remedied by Becky and her friend). The major issue was running into unexpected strangers on the property 3 days running. The owners were showing the property for wedding events or B&B...something that I have not run into in similar rentals. A heads-up would have been polite. Better yet they need to decide if its a B&B or VRBO...Jacko's steak house was recommended but at 6pm we were told the wait was 3 hrs! We picked up a pizza in a neighboring town.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It is such a shame that we were getting some of our much needed rain when you were here, dining in the garden is definitely a lot of fun! With a house of this history some of the original features require regular maintenance, we are sorry for any trouble caused and have addressed the floor repairs. In regards to the garden tours, based on your feedback we are taking care to schedule our bride meetings and events away from VRBO bookings. Sadly with the house being so charming there will always be the odd unexpected curious passer-by! When possible we will notify guests in advance if others will be around. Jockos is very popular, I am sorry the wait was too long for you to get to try them. If you do get the chance to go in it is worth the wait! Often putting in a reservation ahead of your stay can get you in at a good time. Apologies that this was not feasible for your visit. We are endeavoring to create the best stay possible and are grateful for your feedback and helping us to improve! Hopefully with a bit of effort we can give an excellent experience for future guests!
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Very romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying there! We celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary at this B&B and loved it. It is quiet, quaint, kept up well and the property it is on is absolutely gorgeous! We'd highly recommend this romantic destination to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our whole family stayed, it was great!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to use the kaleidoscope for a small family reunion. It was perfect! The kids had so much fun in the gardens and playing hide and seek. The rest of us got to spend time relaxing and reconnecting. It couldn't have been a better weekend! The beds were so comfy too, highly recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Luis Obispo SBP
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Monarch Dunes Golf Resort
Nearest Train
20 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Jocko's Steak House
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
China Peak
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Pismo Beach
Car: recommended

This beautifully restored Victorian home has an ocean-close location in Nipomo, midway between LA and San Francisco. We are near 3 amazing wine regions with over 400 Wineries....Santa Ynez Valley, Edna Valley & Paso Robles. Ten minutes from great Beaches, including Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, Avila Beach and the Nipomo/Guadelupe Dunes State Park. Just 10 minutes to the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly preserve where 10's of thousands of butterflys live from Fall until February/March, a breathtaking sight. We are just 45 minutes to famous Hearst Castle and Solvang. Plus our area has both Southern California Beaches and Northern California dramatic ocean/cliff interfaces since we are at the southern end of Big Sur. Tons of amazing hiking is available through nature preserves, through the largest coastal dunes on the pacific ocean, up on mountain ridges overlooking the ocean, tide pools, blow holes, Montana de Oro State Park, Morro Bay State Park and estuary. Kayak, surf, hike, paraglide, zipline, paddleboard, sail, whale watch to your hearts content :) Also tons of sea lions at the San Luis Harbor + sea lions and sea otters at Morro Bay harbor!

Out in Nipomo itself you will find us in the center of old town Nipomo with quaint old stores still lining the roads and plenty of historical points of interest to go explore near by. You especially cannot beat the view of the gorgeous Nipomo Hills surrounding this area.

The whole of the central coast has some phenomenal place to eat, including the award winning Jocko's Steak House 1 block from the Inn.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £172.87
Property Damage Insurance £45.33

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please note that events are not included in the lodging. All events and wedding are subject to our usual event fee. Please get in touch if you would like information on pricing.

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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