Charming and romantic getaway cottage just steps to the oceanFrench doors welcome you to the veranda
Whales Tail Oceanside Beach Cottage

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Your private, oceanfront resort experience awaits in picturesque Shell Beach. The adventure begins as you walk the cobbled stone path, stroll the gorgeously landscaped grounds, and arrive through your own private veranda. The Whale’s Tale cottage sits bluffside, with one of the most stunning coastal views in California. Breathe in the fresh salt air as you hear waves crashing on the beach below.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee £38
Security Deposit £571
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price £202 / night
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House Rules

This is a quiet residential neighborhood. Please respect the neighbor's peace and privacy. No music or loud noise after 9:00pm.
No smoking.
Pets are not allowed.
No additional guests allowed on the premises other than those on the registration.
May not be suitable for toddlers and young children due to water features on the property.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

140 Reviews

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Prue User Profile
September 2017
The view is amazing! We sat all day on the chairs (in the photo) soaking in the sun's rays and looking out for whales! Evening came and we saw 2 whales in the distance and then much closer a pod of dolphins! Wow! Unbeatable. We had a great stay in a fun and comfortable seaside cottage. It's such an escape and in such a safe, quiet area. Excellent shower (v important to us!). Slept well and we loved going to the Brewhouse (walking distance) twice, and the biggest breakfast at the Seaside Cafe ! Also great deli about a mile up the road. Mike was a gracious host and his assistant, Dan was fantastic at communicating everything with us. Thank you so much for such wonderful memories and that VIEW!

Dan User Profile
September 2017
Mike was an incredible host, welcoming and very accommodating throughout our stay. His place is in the perfect location to relax and enjoy the ocean and sunsets. We cannot say enough how beautiful the grounds and gardens are, the pictures do not do it justice. There is a road between the ocean and property and we were a little concerned at first about traffic. The traffic we did experience was minimal and was never heard driving slowly to take in the views. We even slept with the French doors wide open and were never bothered by noise, except for the soothing sounds of crashing waves. There are a few local cafes and restaurants within walking distance but most are a short drive. We were incredibly pleased with everything about Mikes place and expect to return in the future.

Mike User Profile
September 2017
The perfect host. Always available for questions and recommendations for restaurants near by. Whales tail was a perfect getaway. Very clean and private accommodations. Ocean view from every window. Hope to return soon. The Heisler's

Chason User Profile
September 2017
Great location is pismo for a great getaway. Hosts were great and we had an excellent time. If I plan on going back down to the area I would stay again!

Valerie User ProfileValerie is a superhost.
September 2017
The Whale's Tale was an absolutely perfect vacation. The house was completely spotless and it was bright, cheerful and inviting. Shell Beach was a wonderful area. We woke up to the view of the ocean through the French doors. We caught beautiful sunsets in the evening, used the grill quite a bit, and had many great meals at restaurants in the area. The whole experience was magical. Both Mike and his assistant Dan were welcoming and accommodating. We didn't want to leave! We most certainly plan on returning.

Nicole User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful Oceanside cottage! Wish we could have stayed longer!

Caroline User Profile
August 2017
One of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed. Not just the awesome views of the ocean, which are breathtaking, but also Mike's gardens. I found a new hidden treasure every time I through his landscaping. The rooms themselves are clean, bright and whimsical. A lovely experience.

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Mike And Teri User ProfileMike And Teri is a superhost.

I have been living on the Central Coast of California for nearly 40 years. I have been so blessed to live in such a beautiful place, and now I get to share it with you! I love to entertain and enjoy meeting new friends and welcoming them into my home.

My sister, Teri, manages our vacation home, Holy Cow Guest Haus, located in the charming Swiss village of New Glarus, Wisconsin.

My assistant, Dan, will handle all the Whale's Tail reservations and will respond to your inquiries and booking requests. We look forward to hearing from you!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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