A large garden apartment located in an upscale semi-rural neighborhood midway between San Francisco and LA near scenic Highway 1. Beautifully decorated in cozy "Tahoe Lodge," the loft is close to wineries, beaches, and golf courses.
Welcome to our Pinecone Loft and Garden! We have enjoyed creating a welcoming, cozy, and comfortable “cabin” for the enjoyment of friends and family, and now our Airbnb guests. The private, open and airy studio-style loft space is well-lit by skylight and dormer windows and accessible via an exterior stairway separate from our home.
Located in a quiet, rural neighborhood of one-acre homes, the Pinecone Loft puts you right in the middle of California’s gorgeous Central Coast, with easy access to Highway 1 and Highway 101. Cheerful gardens surround the property, typically in bloom from spring through fall.
From the Pinecone Loft you'll be close to the area's renowned wineries, beaches, lakes, fishing, golf, shops and activities. One of the region's best bass fishing lakes, Lake Lopez, is just 20 minutes away.
Golfers, take note! The award-winning Cypress Ridge Golf Course is a minute down the road, with both Blacklake and Monarch Dunes golf courses an easy 10 minute drive. Just 15 minutes up the breathtakingly beautiful Pacific Ocean stretch of Highway 101 is the Avila Beach Golf Resort.
With the ability to sleep 5 very friendly people, but suggested for 2 and still very comfortable for 4, the space is furnished with one memory foam topped queen size bed, another memory foam queen size mattress in the elevated loft area and a 90" sofa (not a sofa bed). NOTE: The loft area above the bed is accessed by a 4-step vertical ladder. Kids (and some former kids) love the sleeping loft's "secret spot."
The living area features a 42" flat screen TV, 90" sofa, chairs and hassocks, and a cast iron pot-bellied electric fireplace.
The eat-in kitchenette is outfitted with a game-friendly table and 6 chairs, microwave, sink, toaster oven, rice cooker, slow cooker, toaster, hot water pot, coffee maker, blender, and a small refrigerator.
There are several nearby restaurants and many to choose from who will deliver.
There is a shower, sink and toilet in the private bath.
All linens are provided.
Looking forward to some quiet time with a good book or your iPad? You're welcome to kick back on your deck and enjoy the peace and quiet and a great view.
ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING
There are so many options for activities and day trips here!
~Arroyo Grande is an agricultural area with ranches, farms, orchards, flower growers, wineries and vineyards that are a feast for your eyes and taste buds.
~Thursday nights are the world famous Farmer's Market in San Luis Obispo, named the "Happiest City in America" in National Geographic's book "Thrive". ~Arroyo Grande holds its own Farmer's Market each Saturday. From the Pinecone Loft you're less than 10 minutes away from the Village of Arroyo Grande, the quaint heart of a historic turn-of-the-century Western town that offers a wonderful walking tour of antique shops, restaurants, and a creekside park.
FOR THE KIDS
Check out these fun activities:
Avila Valley Barn (hayrides and farm animals)
Mustang Water Slides
Paso Robles Water Park
Avila Hot Springs--swimming
Surf lessons at Avila Beach
Kayaking--Shell Beach/Morro Bay
Miniature golf--Santa Maria
Bowling--Santa Maria and Pismo Beach
SLO Children's Museum
San Luis Obispo Creek/Mission Plaza
Avila Beach/Pismo Beach
WALKS - HIKES - BIKING
You might begin by strolling leisurely through our gardens-or hop in the car for a 10 minute drive for a beach walk to hunt for sand dollars. (Hint: Try Pismo Beach first thing in the morning!) Opportunities abound for short or long walks or bike rides in the bucolic environs surrounding the loft. Popular hikes in San Luis Obispo are Ontario Ridge, Bishop's Peak and Madonna Mountain. There are many bike trails locally including the Bob Jones Trail in Avila Beach.
Get your succulent fix at the local Farmer's Markets or for hardcore fans, visit Ron's in Grover Beach or J. Woeste in Los Olivos. Take a drive through Dinosaur Caves Shell Beach neighborhoods, the San Luis Botanical Garden or up to Cambria Pines to see how the local natives approach seaside gardening.
You definitely won't want to miss the free Cal Poly Leaning Pine Arboretum which is open year-round, except Sundays.
RESTAURANTS & FOOD--GROCERY/DELI OPTIONS
Nearby Restaurants, Food Delivery Services and Grocery Stores:
Just 1/2 mile away is the nearby Craig Center which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tanner Jack's Restaurant, as well as a great deli and local wine and beer selection at JJ's Market, and award-winning pizza is available for eat in or delivery at Palo Mesa Pizza.
Across the street from that marketplace you'll find other food options such as Taco Loco, and a fresh strawberry stand.
If you're tired from playing all day, make it easy on yourself and just dial up the Menu Club, or Café Runner. (Website will not allow us to post links so just search for their websites) for better than room service!
We're always happy to recommend restaurants and taverns that suit your tastes in our nearby areas.
LOCAL TOWNS and DISTANCES
Our location on Arroyo Grande's Palo Mesa is part of a network of local communities referred to as "The Five Cities" area. Approximate distances to intriguing areas for shopping, playing, eating, drinking and exploring are:
Village of Arroyo Grande - 4 mi.
Nipomo - 8 mi.
Grover Beach/Pismo Beach/Shell Beach - 10 minutes
Avila Beach - 20 mins.
San Luis Obispo - 25 mins.
Cayucos/Morro Bay - 45 mins.
Cambria Pines - 1 hr.
Paso Robles - 1 hr.
Solvang/Santa Ynez - 45 mins.
Los Alamos - 40 mins.
Santa Barbara - 1.5 hrs.
WINERIES, CRAFT BEERS and TASTING ROOMS
We have experience with and can recommend wineries and craft beer tasting rooms throughout the area from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez.
Some of our favorites close by are:
Laetitia Vineyard and Winery- 5 mi.
Talley Vineyards - On the way to Lake Lopez 9.8 mi.
Tolosa - Edna Valley - 15 mi.
Baileyana - Edna Valley 15 mi.
Man Rock Brewery - Grover Beach 8 mins.
Pismo Brewing Co. - 10 mins.
Local Golf Courses within a 1 to 20-minute radius in the area include:
Monarch Dunes (Trilogy)
LeSage Riviera (9 holes)
San Luis Bay
SPAS, SHOPPING, PAMPERING & ANTIQUING:
NOW we're talking.
Contact us for insider tips!
Pinecone Loft and Garden is located:
~3.4 miles from Highway 101 Halcyon exit in Arroyo Grande by car.
~5 miles from the Grover Beach Amtrak Station
~25 minutes from San Luis Amtrak station.
~25 minutes from San Luis Obispo Airport
~25 minutes from Santa Maria Airport
Please contact us if you need assistance with arrangements and transportation to our location.
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HOSTS' INTERACTION WITH GUESTS:
My husband and I are recently retired professionals. We live next door to the loft which is separated from our house by a breezeway and your private staircase access.
We respect your space and privacy and your chance to enjoy the lovely peace and quiet while you're here - so we'll be leaving you to your own adventures unless you need our assistance.
We hope you'll enjoy your time at our Pinecone Loft!
-Rebecca & Edmund
-We believe kids are people, too. In the loft, a child over 12 months old is counted as a guest when determining the number of booked guests and the associated fees.
We love pets...but please leave yours at home for this visit. Some of our future guests may have allergies. We hope you understand.
-No smoking, please. An Airbnb complaint and a $500 damage claim for professional cleaning will be filed if smoking is found to have occurred in the Loft.
-We encourage you to have fun, relax, come and go as you please and enjoy yourselves...but please don't book this as a party house. It's more of a romantic spot. We live here and like our neighbors and vice-versa ;-)
-Please observe quiet time after 10 p.m.
My husband and I are active, busy professionals and parents of young adult children who have moved out of the area. Although we live in paradise here on the Central Coast, we also enjoy traveling and visiting our kids. We may or may not be in residence in our home next door to the loft when you visit. Because of that, our airbnb business is sometimes managed by my sister, Deborah. Deb is a 30-year veteran of the Central Coast Wine and Hospitality business. She enjoys meeting and talking with guests, sharing suggestions, and helping to coordinate our guests' arrangements. As needed, she or I will be interacting directly with you to ensure you have all you need for a pleasant, comfortable and enjoyable stay. While you're here, we'll respect your space and your privacy and...we'll leave you to your own adventures unless you need our assistance or would like to chat.
We look forward to hosting you in the Pinecone Loft!
-Rebecca & Edmund (and sister Deb)