–Think of the bliss! You are sitting on the broadest span of beach on the Central Coast of California, soaking up the rays, trying out surfing, and when your day is on the wane you will amble off to your beautiful, comfortable vacation rental in a quiet, serene neighborhood. You feel right at home. And that’s what Beach Bum Reservations wants for you. They even have some great promotions to entice you, like the stay six days and get the seventh day free.
Beach Bum Reservations offers all the amenities in any of their listed beach houses, condominiums, or cottages and you can choose to stay in-hopping-with-activity Pismo Beach, nature-oriented Avila Beach, historic Arroyo Grande, or community-minded Grover Beach.
Each vacation rental is owned and furnished by individual homeowners and offer you a unique experience. Descriptions of the homes are available on their website and staff work diligently to make sure these descriptions match your expectations when you arrive.
Properties listed offer guests one, two, and three-bedroom options so there is room for everyone. You have your choices of homes with ocean views or quiet neighborhoods. From single-family homes to resort-style condos there is something for everyone including places in walking distance to the beach or downtown for shopping.
Beachfront properties provide a list of furnishings and amenities that include a TV, ironing board, blow dryer, linens, towels, central heat (yes, you may need that!), and the kitchens are stocked with large and small appliances, such as blenders, toasters, coffee makers and microwaves, and cookware. Many of the properties are pet friendly. Some homes have rooftop decks and places for outdoor dining and some with Jacuzzis, soaking tubs, and outdoor fire pits and barbecues.
A reservation guarantee deposit is required at booking and equals one night’s rent plus the processing fee. On arrival first time guests are asked for their driver’s license and vehicle information. Bookings must be paid in full and a signed rental agreement submitted. Then you pick up your keys, a map to your rental and any special instructions about your property and you are on your way to your beach bum vacation. All the information and instructions are available for you on their website
It’s classic California at Pismo Beach with the iconic Pismo Beach Pier, downtown dining and shopping, and nearby natural wonders like the Monarch Butterfly Grove. There is much to do on the Central Coast, and you will be just a short distance from the historic Old Mission at San Luis Obispo and the natural wonders accessible at Morro Bay State Park. You might want to try kayaking the calm waters of the bay or get your wetsuit on and challenge the waves kayaking off Shell Beach and Avila. Visit the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach for a look at the sea creatures found in the ocean.
Spend a day touring the historic houses and museums in Arroyo Grande where you can walk across the Swinging Bridge. You might even see the resident free-range roosters that wander the town. Eat pizza at Klondikes Pizza and you’ll think you have been transported to Alaska.
Take a short drive inland to Edna Valley and visit some of the fine wineries or look for the tasting rooms in Avila. Central Coast wines are some of the best in the world. Golfers will enjoy the links at Pismo State Beach Golf Course.
With the advent of Covid-19 restrictions a requirement for wearing a face mask and maintaining social distance is still in place however that shouldn’t affect your fun vacation. Beach Bum Reservations follows all state protocols for cleaning each property after each stay.
Options for rentals include monthly and other long-term facilities. You will find everything you need to know at www.beachbumreservations.com. Beach Bum Reservations are located at 345 Main Street, Suite A, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 – phone 805-773-7194 and are open seven days a week with a 24-hour answering service. You can also use their reservation hotline at 866-737-7367.
–By Ruth Ann Angus