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Wine 4 Paws – Drink Wine and Support Homeless Pups!

Spring is here! The weather is changing, and it’s about time to enjoy the outdoors. Want an opportunity to drink wine and help Woods Humane Society? Well now’s your chance! On April 10-11 you can help the animals at our local shelter either online, or in person by wine tasting while also supporting over 75…

Let’s Support our Local Businesses this Holiday Season!

Dinner? Check. Gifts? Check. Table Décor? Check Check Check! While the Pismo Beach Homes Team is grateful to be experiencing a successful year due to a robust market, we feel compelled to make sure to support the community that supports us – and hopefully ensure that our favorite restaurants and small businesses survive this last…

Meet Jocelyn Brennan, CEO of South County Chambers of Commerce

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #19 Jocelyn Brennan, CEO of South County Chambers of Commerce  Jocelyn Brennan, CEO of…

Meet Matt Bronson, City Manager of Grover Beach

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #18 Matt Bronson, City Manager of Grover Beach  Matt Bronson, City Manager of Grover…

Meet Brooke Town, Owner of the Spoon Trade

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #17 Brooke Town owner of the spoon trade  Brooke Town owner of the spoon…

Meet Michelle Berrera, Owner of Enjoyslo.com

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #16 Michelle Berrera, the Owner of Enjoyslo.com  Michelle Berrera, the Owner of Enjoyslo.com, joins…

Meet Monica Grant, the CEO of SLO YMCA

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #15 Monica Grant, the CEO of SLO YMCA  Monica Grant, the CEO of SLO…

Living in Pismo Beach – Joel Conn

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #4 Joel Conn Owner of Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic  Joel Conn Owner of Pismo…

Meet Charlie Puffer, Owner of Puffers of Pismo

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #3 Charlie Puffer Owner of Puffers of Pismo  Charlie Puffer the Owner of Puffers…

The Sky’s the Limit – Living in Pismo Beach

Mother’s Day presented new challenges this year – no brunch or wine tasting, and what to get the mom who literally has everything (or if she doesn’t, and she wants it, she buys it before you can). So when my hard-to-shop-for mother gushed over the Spring flag I purchased last year from “The Sky’s The…

Ada’s Fish House in Pismo Beach

A word that has been frequently thrown about since that fateful week in mid-March when California shut down to flatten the curve is “pivot”. Business owners are encouraged to embrace the new normal, shift their practices and “pivot” to a new direction embracing the current “situation” and restrictions. Watching our favorite business owners grapple with…

Dinosaur Caves Park

Dinosaur Caves Park is a beautiful 11-acre parcel of land on the bluffs of Shell Beach. It offers breathtaking views of the ocean, rocks and wildlife. The park gets it’s name from the caves below the bluff edge created by centuries of water crashing against the rock. The park offers fun Jurassic and ocean-themed play…

Love Fish? You’ll love this…

Although the final results of the COVID-19 induced economic shutdown will not be fully understood for months to come, the immediate impact on the restaurant industry has put a spotlight on the ripple effect of shutting down that segment of our local market. Nationwide the restaurant industry employs 11 million Americans. Beyond that however are…

Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce Valentine’s Wine Walk!

The annual Valentine’s Day Wine Walk is back and better than ever! With Valentine’s falling on a Friday this year, the Pismo Beach Chamber folks have redesigned the Wine Walk for the weekend! No need to agonize over expensive and elaborate plans for your Valentine! Unlike previous Wine Walks hosted by the Pismo Beach Chamber…

Cape Cod Eatery & Taphouse

Shell Beach has a brand-new restaurant you won’t want to miss — Cape Cod Eatery, located at 1127 Shell Beach Road, recently opened it’s doors and has instantly become a new hot spot!  The Cape Cod Eatery & Taphouse gets its name from the building where it makes its home — previously “The Cape Cod…

Quality Coffee at Quintessa

Drive down Highway One in Oceano and you will find the sweetest little coffee shop around.  It is my local fav!  A big change from the branded chain coffee shops, filled with advertisements, and step into Quintessa. This lovely roasting house has a warm inviting environment where you are greeted by a friendly barista, ready…

Something for Everyone at Windmill Farms

Tucked away on the corner of Hwy 101 and Thompson Road at the most southern end of Arroyo Grande, is a sweet little local gem called Windmill Farms. This place has so much to offer, there is literally a little something for everyone.  With a beautiful gift shop inside, you can find locally made delicacies…

Raffle — 5 Chances to Win $500

1 Free Raffle Ticket for Every 9 Purchased! Support Jack Boyer & St. Patrick School with Raffle Ticket(s) – Please use the pull-down to choose how many tickets you’d like. 10 Tickets (1 free) $45.00 USD20 Tickets (2 free) $90.00 USD30 Tickets (3 free) $135.00 USD40 Tickets (4 free) $180.00 USD50 Tickets (5 free) $225.00…

32nd Annual Rotary Summer Sizzle

32nd Annual SUMMER SIZZLE When: 12pm – 4pm August 17, 2019 Where: Thousand Hills Ranch, 550 Thousand Hills Rd, Pismo Beach More Information: Please Email or Call/text Michael Boyer – (805) 471-7954 The event of the year! Buy your Summer Sizzle Tickets Now: Number of Summer Sizzle Tickets 1 $125.00 USD2 $250.00 USD3 $375.00 USD This year, the Rotary…

Team-Handyman

Probably one of the most popular questions I hear other than “how’s the market” is “do you have a handyman that you’d recommend?”  Our area is plentiful with some amazing contractors, but it is sometimes hard to find someone who can help with the smaller jobs. In this case I have the perfect answer in…

Puffers of Pismo

There is a sweet little spot, just blocks to the beach in Downtown Pismo Beach called Puffers of Pismo. From the moment you walk through the door, you are welcomed by friendly staff, warm tones in the décor and delicious aromas from the kitchen.  Make sure to belly up to the bar and introduce yourself…

Tapas by La Bodega

New to the restaurant lineup in Pismo Beach this year is La Bodega, specializing in shareable Tapas plates.  An inviting environment of warm colors, luscious aromas, beautiful wines and delicious farm to table fresh food.  Located in a lovely building that offers soaring ceilings and plenty of natural light.  There is a small outdoor patio…

Trunk or Treat

Presented by Rotary Club of Pismo Beach/Five Cities Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses, and monsters of all sizes and shapes – start your Halloween early this Friday, October 26 at the third annual Trunk or Treat put on by the Rotary Club of Grover Beach in collaboration with Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department. This…

The Range

https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-range-santa-margarita (805) 438-4500 Driving down the main street in Santa Margarita, it’s easy to miss The Range. But don’t. Inside that small, unassuming building with no sign there is magic happening. Once inside, it would be easy to mistake The Range’s cowboy charm as hokey. The wait staff mostly wears Wranglers, there’s classic Country music…

Pismo Beach Clam Festival

Like any small town, we can be measured by our Parades and Festivals. As Pismo Beach has long been the self-proclaimed “clam capitol of the world” it seems only fitting that our Fall Festival have the theme of all things Clam.  Over the years it has grown from a small parade and clam digging contest…

Support Jack –> 5 Chances to Win $500

1 Free Raffle Ticket for Every 9 Purchased! Support Jack Boyer & St. Patrick School with Raffle Ticket(s) – Please use the pull-down to choose how many tickets you’d like. 10 Tickets (1 free) $45.00 USD20 Tickets (2 free) $90.00 USD30 Tickets (3 free) $135.00 USD40 Tickets (4 free) $180.00 USD50 Tickets (5 free) $225.00…

Willow Pismo Beach

Looking for a fun place with an excellent view in Pismo Beach?  Look no further than Pismo’s newest hotspot at Willow located at 2131 Price St.  This building used to be the old Marie Calendars right in front of the Sea Crest Hotel.  The new owners have done a complete remodel that is so inviting…

Pismo’s Indian Summer

Pismo Beach has always been a great place to vacation for Summer, but what a lot of people do not know is that it has a secret summer! Pismo Beach has become known for its Indian Summers: we tend to experience our warmest and best climate in September and even October.  With average high temps…

Cayucos 4th of July

Our beautiful Central Coast has so much to offer for events to ring in the 4th of July. One of my favorites takes place in gorgeous Cayucos. This quaint little beach town throws quite the 4th Celebration every year. It is a full day of festivities for the whole family, all ages. The day begins…

Win a YETI Cooler in our 2018 Photo Contest

MAY THE BEST PHOTO WIN! Pismo Beach Homes’ Coozie Photo Contest Whether you’re around the globe or just around the corner this summer, keep your drinks cool with our snazzy Pismo Beach Homes’ coozie and make sure to take a selfie with you and your COOZIE. Win a YETI Cooler photo with our coozie!! BE…

16th Annual Rotary Golf Classic

On Monday, May 7, 2018, the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach-Five Cities Charitable Foundation will be hosting their 16th Annual Rotary Golf Classic at the beautiful San Luis Obispo Country Club.  This is such a fun filled, day-long event that stretches into the evening.  Starting off at 11am with a shotgun, this full day event…

Inn at the Pier – Resort at the end of the Pismo Beach Pier

Pismo Beach has a new place to brag about that you don’t want to miss.  The new Inn at the Pier is located at 601 Cypress Street, Pismo Beach.  This gorgeous 104 guest room boutique hotel has an inviting entrance with friendly employees greeting you upon arrival.  The lobby features tall ceiling which flood natural…

My Furry Valentine

I love dogs, I love cats, don’t get me started, I love all animals.  No joke, I turn into a blubbering fool every time I see a furry angel no matter where I am. Add on my baby voice and disregard how silly I sound, I simply can’t help myself.  It’s a problem, I admit, but…

Pfeiffer Beach Keyhole Arch

The Central Coast is a magical place, full of natural beauty — some obvious and impossible to miss and some rare and fleeting. One of my favorites is only available for a limited performance during the late Fall/Winter. During the few weeks of Winter Solstice at Pfeiffer Beach, a breathtaking phenomenon occurs that attracts photographers…

Virtjuice in Arroyo Grande: Locally grown, Tastefully healthy.

Locally grown juice and healthy foods business in Arroyo Grande.Be prepared! Virtjuice in Arroyo Grande is not your every-day, mass-produced Juicing experience. When you visit you may meet up with “Rico Suave” hanging out by the “Matcha Machine” talking about his “Indian Summer.” Just kidding!  Those are really names of just three of the many…

Ghost Tours at Dana Adobe

Tucked away in the Southeast corner of Nipomo off the 101 the historic Dana Adobe — home of Boston Sea Captain William Dana and his wife Maria Josefa Carrillo from 1839 through 1899.  By his marriage to Maria the couple was granted a 37,888 acre ranch – known as Rancho Nipomo – in 1837. Dana…

Express Trash Hauling & Dump Truck Service

Eddie Hernandez is truly one of those old-school gems. He is responsive, accommodating and affordable. Refreshing! When he says he is going to meet you he’s on time! His pricing usually beats your best guess and his crew is fast and friendly. 805.354.9111 trash.express@yahoo.com We have used Eddie for junk removal, power-washing, grading and yard…

Brunch on Wheels

  Avila Beach Resorts has been offering an absolutely fun event for all ages with free admission to the public called Brunch on Wheels where you can indulge in small bites to full meals from an array of gourmet food trucks.  These events are being thrown just about once per month. I have attended two…

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA

The weather is warming up with summer just around the corner and San Luis Obispo’s Concerts in the Plaza will be returning soon. The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association and Sunset Honda have just announced this year’s line up, marking the 22nd year of weekly free concerts during the summer held in the beautiful Mission…

MONARCH BUTTERFLY GROVE, PISMO BEACH

  There are so many wonderful things to enjoy around Pismo Beach — and so many are free to the public. Not the least of which is the Monarch Butterfly Grove on the border of Grover and Pismo Beach — have you ever been?  The Grove is really easy to get to — right off…

PHIPPS STUCCO REPAIR

As the song goes, Rain is a good thing – and boy do we know it here on the Central Coast. We spent most of the last five years wondering why the rain seemed to just skip or pass us by – but thankfully this season we have been blessed with a relative deluge, refilling…

D.A.D.S TILE AND GROUT RESTORATION

  Several years ago I replaced the carpet in our home with travertine floors to both give our home a facelift and cut down on the normal carpet maintenance. It has been a dream – and only requires a cleaning and sealing once a year (sometimes I can even stretch it longer). My success with…

CHERRY LANE NURSERY

Just outside the Village of Arroyo Grande lies a quaint little nursery that I love to visit all year round called Cherry Lane. It feels like home — and that is in large part because it is a family-owned and operated business where you can relax and enjoy your shopping experience. All the plants, trees,…

Arroyo Grande Meat Company

The quaint Village of Arroyo Grande is well-known for the many little businesses that dot Branch Street and its off-shoots. There is one business in particular that my family holds near and dear to our hearts — the Arroyo Grande Meat Company owned by Henry & Julie Gonzalez.  We frequent this business many times throughout…

Flour House in San Luis Obispo

Stroll the streets of San Luis Obispo and you’ll have so many options it is almost hard to choose! Enjoy historic architecture, shop in the wide variety of boutiques, visit the art galleries or the Mission and just in downtown you can easily fill a day of activities!  And when you’ve built up an appetite…