Multiple levels of pure fun and relaxation at the Beach!
Location, location, location! You could not ask for a more perfect location than the Oceanview Hideaway....with ocean and dune views, yet out of the direct winds off the ocean. This 3BR/2BA is the perfect vacation spot for the beach lover or ATV enthusiast. Have fun on three decks, along a game room, with pool and darts. Let the beach fun begin!
About the Property
Hidden away at the end of "The Strand," this multi-level, 3BR/2BA beach house is a gem! With views of the ocean and the dunes, along with being close to drive on access to the Oceano Dunes, you've found the perfect sanctuary to relax, play and enjoy your vacation. Relax on different 3 decks, play pool or darts in the game room or head out to the dunes for some playful ATV adventures, and enjoy the great views, protected sea breezes and proximity to Oceano Dunes and Pismo Beach.
Three bedrooms all boasting 3 king beds! All on the upper level, each of the three bedrooms have a beachy feel, TVs and king beds. Bedroom one features a lush king bed and a 32" TV hung on the wall with an extension arm. Bedroom two also features a king bed, a 26" TV and direct access to the deck on the front of the house. Bedroom three (the master) has a king bed, a 32" TV, a walk-in closet and direct access to the front deck. All three bedrooms can share the bathroom on this floor or use the bath off the kitchen on the main level. Both are full baths, one with a tub/shower combination, the other with a stand-up shower.
There are plenty of places to hang out and enjoy this spacious beach house. First, on the main level is the eat-in kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would need to whip up simple to gourmet meals. Recently remodeled, the kitchen features all new stainless steel appliances and an island with 2 stools. The in-kitchen dining table has seating for 6.
There are two living rooms here, giving room for all to relax. The first living room has seating for 7 with ceiling to floor windows of the ocean and dune views. Sliding glass doors lead to the second deck which has unobstructed views of the ocean and the dunes. The second living room, located on the bedroom level, had seating for 3 and a 32" TV...a perfect spot for the kids to hang.
The deck off the first living room has patio furniture with seating for 4. Additional chairs provide seating for your guests.
Have fun playing pool or darts in the game room on the lower level. Sliding glass doors lead to the 3rd deck where the BBQ lives. Play rounds of pool or darts while cooking up the burgers for the group.
Yes, we're kid friendly, but there are many stairs. This home is not suitable for infants or children under 2.
Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV, a washer and dryer, and parking for three cars in the driveway. Please note, there is no air conditioning in this home as it's not necessary....we're at the beach.
Walk to the beach or drive right on to the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve from Pier Ave. Explore the most expansive and the only car accessible coastal dunes in California! Didn't bring your own 4-wheel beach toys? Both Sun Buggie Fun Rentals and Arnie's ATV Rentals are at the other end of the Strand. Rent a buggie for the day and let your inner child play!
Pismo Beach, just 5 minutes away, also offers lots of beach-themed activities..go fishing, take a bike tour, paddle in a kayak, or maybe try some surfing lessons? This area is packed with fun for all ages.
Between late October and February, experience the magnificent display at the Monarch Butterfly Grove, where you’ll catch the rare sight of thousands of monarch butterflies clustering in eucalyptus trees -- just 2.5 miles from your home.
Venture a bit further for some wine tasting in Edna Valley or north to Paso Robles Wine Country.
The closest grocery store to the house for some quick pick-ups and supplies for the beach is Johnson's Market on Pacific Blvd. The larger grocery stores such as Vons and Smart 'n Final are on Grand Ave. There's a Trader Joe's off of Branch Street in Arroyo Grande and a California Fresh market close to the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets.
Very close by on Pier Ave. there are plenty of beachy food places: Beach Burger, Old Juan's Cantina and Rock 'n Roll Diner. Nearby on Grand Ave. check out Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, Rib Line by the Beach, Sushi 805, Divine Thai or Lil'bits Cafe. For finer dining
Ember on Grand is a "must taste" experience.
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The strand way rental is by far the most relaxing place I have EVER stayed. With the gorgeous ocean views, so close you can hear the soft ocean waves luring you to sleep, it is the ultimate vacation for family & friends. The upper deck is great for suntanning (and absorbing your much needed vitamin D), while the lower deck offers shade and a cool breeze on warmer days. Its amusing to watch others play on the beach...surfing, flying kites, making sandcastles, and you might even see a rescue of a vehicle (or 2) that got stuck crossing the river while heading to the oceanfront campgrounds...all while you stay safe (and sand free) on the private deck. The basement pool table is there for the competitive sorts (& busy bodied kids), and wall to ceiling windows on the 3rd level allow great lighting for those who enjoy spending their time reading or relaxing with a jigsaw puzzle. The house is only minutes away from touristy areas such as downtown Pismo, San Luis Obispo, and Avila Beach. Several stores, restaurants, & ATV rental places are within walking distance. All in all, there is no better hidden gem than this!
(Frequent guest of strand way home since 1988)
Clean and gorgeous house located within steps from the beach.
- Ritu S
The house was in a great location! There was a lot of space as well, and made for a great stay.
- Sowgandhi R
Great location to get away!!! Would highly recommend the place.
- Juan G
This place was amazing except for some minor problems with the cable that was fixed right away. Kathy is amazing and was there when needed.
- Tammy H
Great location! Great clean property! Contains everything you’ll ever need.. I would definitely stay here again.
- Jonathan S
This home is fun, perfectly located, has an amazing kitchen, and is perfect for either a quiet get away, or playing hide-and-go-seek with the kids. Kathleen was very responsive and a gracious host. We would love to return.
- Stephen J
Great stay in a great place! Location is amazing. Nice touches to make the beach adventure comfy. We could cook or get take out, enjoy coffee on the beach or the balcony, cozy up with a cocktail and watch the sunset. We really enjoyed this!
- Laurel S
This is great property because you get a perfectly set up beach house, with room and hang out space. The view from the deck and main room is so worth it. It is a short walk to the beach through dunes and the beach is quiet. Ideal right now. The house has nice "beachy" specs and nice amenities for hanging for days. There was limited cleaning products, but that can be expected and fine if you bring some of your own. Our family had a great time.
- Michael S
Kathleen’s place is amazing! It’s all about the location! We went at the perfect time where the dunes was empty. Morning walks, afternoon swim and watching the sunset. Best weekend getaway! We will be back for sure!
“Beautiful home with an amazing location!”
- Tyler S
"The beach front property and small town feel make this a great location for a family wanting to be at the beach but stay isolated. Wave and dune views plus walking right out to the beach is a plus. The 3 stars are for the home itself. Bring your own supplies as everything ran out including toilet paper and bath towels for our week stay as a party of 6. The patios could use a littleTLC. For the price I would have expected a little cleaner high-end place. The service is what was expected but the details need attention.”
Had a great time great location
Had a great time great location.
Great location, beautiful home. Close to stores. Very quiet neighborhood. They are not joking when they say quiet time at 10pm. From our experience quiet time probably began around 7pm. Really wish there was a firepit. The game room downstairs was perfect especially during quiet hours, we were able to still have some music without disturbing the neighbors.
Great location! Steps to Oceano Beach and within 10 minutes to Pismo. Beach. The home was well stocked with kitchen cookware, utensils and glasses/mugs. Comfortable accommodations with three king beds, three couches and outdoor seating. Great place to hang out and chill after a beach day. Clean property. Hospitable and responsive owner.
What a beautiful location! My kids and i had a great time!!
This home was so awesome! Right on the sand with beautiful views. Comfortable beds and everything was super clean.
Is a great place and great location.
Thank you for the stay! Everything was great and we had a good time.
We had the best stay in Oceano this past weekend, even though we were unlucky with the weather while we were there. Grey skies and strong winds didn’t ruin our vacation. The house is spacious and lovely with stunning views of the dunes and ocean right out the living room wall of windows. We cooked a delicious fresh seafood Pasta from Giovanni’s market (Morro bay) in the large well-equipped kitchen and enjoyed several rounds of pool in the basement after dark. Would highly recommend this place as a peaceful getaway.
Loved our stay. It was wonderful to take morning and evening walks on an open beach. Great place to relax. Comfortable beds, great oven, felt modern, strong wi-fi. All important things for me! Would love to come back.
Beautiful place and location was perfect.
Beautiful beach home right on the dunes, amazing views from inside the house. Kathleen was a great host. Not Kathleen's fault, but the weather was very, very, very windy the whole time, so we had to drive to beaches further south because it was too windy and the waves were too big for our toddler.
We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful beach house! Everything was great - the house amenities (we had everything we needed in the kitchen and bathrooms), the rooms were very comfortable (two rooms have access to the large balcony), the main patio with gorgeous views of the ocean and dunes, the barbecue in the lower patio. The house was so open and welcoming the light through the huge windows. Kathleen was so friendly, welcoming and accommodating! Thank you for fast responses and your hospitality! We look forward to staying at this perfect paradise again!
Beautiful sunset and view from patio. Short walk to beach access makes for a great trip.
Great location in an amazing place. Lots of room and easy access to beach and town. Down sides are : bed in one bedroom Is really warn out , BBQ doesn't get up to temp , pool sticks are terrible , and cable in one room didn't work. Overall the pots and pans could use some matching sets. Hard to find what you need sometimes.
“We had a nice family get away at Pismo beach and Kathleen’s place made it even more enjoyable! Kathleen’s timely response and communication made this last minute trip possible!”
“Beautiful house in a stunning location, would definitely recommend and book again”
“Nice clean house with a very good layout. Great views of the ocean and sand dunes. Kitchen well stocked with everything you need if you want to cook and eat in. The only real issue was that it was difficult to get and keep hot water in
Kathleen place was awesome, view on the beach. Place was really clean, we really appreciate staying there ! Thank you !
Great location, beautiful views, very clean! Definitely would stay here again!! Just as described!
Absolutely amazing place, stunning view and great location.
We really enjoyed our stay in Oceano. The house is spacious and clean and very well-equipped. It was perfect for our family of five. I especially enjoyed all the front windows and the ocean view. Our family would definitely return.
- Louise M
This is a great place to stay when you're in and around Pismo. A gorgeous beach house with an amazing view an interior! Thanks to Kathleen for having us!
Kathleen's house was a great value for the location and space. you could walk right down to the beach from the end of the street. They had fans in every room to make sure you slept comfortably and had beach towels for use as well. Overall great space, view is unbeatable and beds were super comfortable.
- Eileen H
Beautiful house right on the beach. Right near Oceano Dunes. Amazing host will definitely be back! Highly recommend.
- Alayna A.
Can’t go wrong! Amazing location on the beach, great space for groups. Highly recommend!
This house is very nice, it is in a perfect location, in a quiet neighborhood and the hostess responds quickly to any questions or needs. We had a wonderful 4 days In this lovely home and hope to stay here on our next family trip to the area! Thank you, Kathleen!
The house is located on beautiful sandy dunes. There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out.
- Brenda S
We loved the house. It's spacious, has multiple decks, two communal spaces to hang out and you can't beat the location. There are three bedrooms with king beds, and two bathrooms. It's definitely a great place for families with kids. Overall, we had a really nice time.
- Kathy D
Kathleen’s place was perfect for my birthday weekend with our close friends. We loved the house and how close we were to the beach. Would definitely come back again!
- John D
You can't go wrong with this place, so much to do locally, the home is wonderful, the beds are super cozy and the billiards room is great.
- Edgar G.
House met our needs for a family get together. Weather wasn't what we had hoped for, so the pool table was perfect to stay indoors. Turned out to be a special time as our daughter got engaged to be married!
- Karla G.
Stayed Mar 2019
My husband and I enjoyed a quiet getaway over the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon check-in we found the house to be clean and comfortable, well stocked kitchen, nice size bedrooms and an awesome view of the dunes and beach. The location is quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed early mornings on the deck with our coffee watching the activity on the beach. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal at the high top table in the main living area looking at the view.
A few notes. First, a bench on the front patio would be helpful for removing shoes to help keep sand out of the home. Second, we could never figure out the ice maker on the fridge and there wasn't an ice tray to be found anywhere. No biggie, we bought a bag of ice. Third, there are no blinds on the main living area windows and, with the sun shining on them all day, it can get HOT (there is no A/C). We used the fans from the upstairs bedrooms to help cool down the house in the afternoon. Fourth, there was a note to bring in the patio furniture cushions in bad weather but they must have been removed prior to our arrival. I could not locate them in any closet or storage space. Lastly, the screens on the upstairs bedroom sliders have rusted rollers and cannot be opened. Again, no big deal as the view is on the other side of the house.
We would definitely consider this home again for other weekend getaways and family vacations.
Stayed Nov 2018
We usually camp but we're unable to find a spot. We decide to rent a house instead of hotel. Great decision we enjoyed this home kitchen was well equipped, pool table was added fun. Would have like a tv in living room area where tv is small. View was good and Enjoyed sun rising bring umbrella if u want to sit on patio in the afternoons too sunny. Oh parking was good too.
- Elaine T.
Stayed Oct 2018
We had such a wonderful stay here. We are a family of 6 and we had plenty of room. Every night and every morning was spent on the deck overlooking the ocean. The house was clean and well maintained. The only negative was an old bathroom light and fan timer. Yep, not much of a negative.
This place was very peaceful and the kids could play on the beach while we relaxed. The beds were very comfortable, too. Very close to lots of fun. We went skydiving, horseback riding and rented atvs and dune buggies. We will be back to this home next summer for sure!
- George M.
Stayed July 2018