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Near San Luis Obispo + Free Wine Tasting!

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The Vista House-The perfect Home away from Home...for a night, week or monthly!

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Last updated: 03/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

San Luis Obispo house description

Warm days, fog free evenings and complimentary wine tasting at several nearby award winning wineries await you at the Vista House at Rock Basin. You can sip and savor some of the area's World Famous vintages from Edna Valley in SLO to the rolling hills of the West Templeton Gap to the Best Wine Region in the World...Paso Robles! Guests must be 21 years old to taste wine.

The Vista House at Rock Basin is a 1300+ square foot two bedroom vacation home in the picturesque Las Pilitas Valley of Santa Margarita, California. Located an easy 20 minute commute from San Luis Obispo and only 30-35 minutes to the beaches of Avila, Pismo and Morro Bay, the Vista House can sleep up to five visitors in beds. The spacious double master suite layout features a luxurious queen size bed in one master bedroom and the second suite is equipped with a queen size bed and a twin bed. A roll away bed is available for a sixth person staying in the house. The double master suite floor plan is perfect for two couples traveling together with the completely equipped full size kitchen, living and dining rooms in the middle of the house and the bedrooms on the opposite ends. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom with one bathroom featuring an elegant oval soaking tub and walk-in stall shower.

The front yard features concrete patios with plenty of outdoor furniture for relaxing and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the valley. The big Weber BBQ comes with charcoal, oak bark and lighter fluid supplied. The pastoral views take in the mountains, pond and orchard. Fresh fruit and herbs are available seasonally for guest's use and enjoyment.

Whether you are coming for work or pleasure, for Cal Poly events, Pozo Saloon concerts or weddings and events at Spanish Oaks Ranch, Santa Margarita Ranch or at The Grace Maralyn Estate, or just a simple get-away, The Vista House at Rock Basin offers you the very best vacation home accommodations close to all Central Coast attractions.

If your desired dates are showing as booked on our reservation calendar, please click on the link below to see availability for our second home next door, The Windmill House, listing #40846. Book both homes for groups up to 14 people and you receive a 5% rental discount.

Please Note For Groups of 5-6 People using the Instant Quote or Book It Now Button: Additional rent at $20.00 per night and additional cleaning fee of $25.00 will be added to your original quote after it is received. You will receive back an edited quote from the Owner before you can book online.

This is a NO SMOKING and NO PETS ALLOWED RENTAL. There is a $100.00 per night surcharge if you Smoke here or any Pets or animals with you.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1360 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 24 or older to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Families with children are welcome...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    4 inch step at front door. Grab bars at toilet and in shower in one bathroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Comfy Queen size pillow top Sleigh bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Queen & twin bed in second bedroom. ...moreless

  • Queen bed in one master suite bedroom, Queen size Bed and one Twin bed in second master suite bedroom. Roll away bed or sofa available for 6th guest. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom also opens to the laundry room....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Oval soaking tub with window views to vineyards....moreless

  • Bathroom #2 has a grab bar next to the toilet and in the shower stall. Guests to provide their own shampoo, soap and other toiletries....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with premium channel programming....moreless

  • Television:

    2 Flat screen TV's ~ one with a built in CD/DVD player...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area with table and six chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    3.5 Ton heat/air conditioning system. The house is heavily insulated in the inside and outside walls and ceilings....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric dryer and washer in private inside laundry room with sink....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Detached garage for storing all your toys...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage:

    Detached garage for car and toys....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Digital control heat and air conditioning....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets & bedding ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sectional sofa, rocking chair, coffee table, flat screen 32' TV...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of flat parking for oversize vehicles, boats & RV's...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local and local toll calls. Some cell phones and i-phones do not work here due to the surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton towels provide...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private inside laundry room with washer, dryer and sink....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless connection available free!...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Many fine catering businesses available nearby....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Provided with filters and SLO Roasted Coffee Company coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full selection of pot, pans and bake ware provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils, knives, and a pizza stone for use on the outside BBQ are included....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Whirlpool with detergent provided...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full size with all major and smaller appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Whirlpool built-in microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked spice cabinet. Paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, toilet paper included. Blender provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Whirlpool with top freezer and ice-maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Whirlpool Four burner gas range with oven and broiler. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Front & rear patios with furniture provided. Deck with furniture overlooking the pond, orchard & pastures....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front lawn area and large patio overlooking the vineyards, pond and mountains. It's the ideal spot for enjoying an evening BBQ or watching the sunset....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ with charcoal, oak bark and starter provided....moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Large oval soaking tub without jets in one bathroom....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 4 - Mar 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$200
$1,225
Summer
Mar 21 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$250
$1,575
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250
$1,575

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee 1-4 people $120
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: Quoted rates are for up to 4 guests. For all groups of 5-6 guests, your quote will be adjusted by the owner to reflect the additional rent and cleaning fees charged for more than 4 guests. Please read below.

Add $25.00/night for 5-6 people Max Occupancy 6 people.

An occupant is anyone over the age of 4 staying in the house overnight.

Cleaning fee: 1-4 Guests $120.00 5-6 Guests $135.00

2 Night minimum stay.

3 Night minimum stay for all Federal Holidays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

No Pets or Smoking Allowed. No Exceptions!


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo
7.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Santa Margarita Tavern
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chalk Mountain, Atascadero
20 Miles
Nearest Train
San Luis Obispo
7.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Range, Santa Margarita
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Avila Beach, Pismo Beach

Car: Necessary

Bird & wildlife watching, stargazing, vineyard tours and a quiet, clean country home await you at The Vista House at Rock Basin Vineyards in Santa Margarita, California ~ 1/2 way between LA and San Francisco. Hiking, boating, fishing & horseback riding are as close as Santa Margarita Lake Park, 10 minutes away. Fine dining, wineries and antique shopping await you in the charming, historic town of Santa Margarita. Now open on Santa Margarita Ranch...over 3,000' of zip line in four sections take you flying over vineyards, pastures and oak forest! Ticket price includes wine tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery, a history and geology tour of the 14,000 acre ranch and flying the zip lines. Contact Margarita Adventures (805) 438-3120 for more information.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: The property was purchased in 1979. In 2003 I donated the old cabin to CAL Fire for a training exercise. The Vista House is my new replacement home and was completed in early 2005. It sits on the old cabin site and has a spectacular view of the mountains, fields, pond and valley. I am please to share with my guests the abundant natural beauty of this unique setting where I live in harmony with the land, the animals and nature.

Why the Owner Chose San Luis Obispo:
The Vista House is my second vacation rental at Rock Basin. The Windmill House (#40846 on vrbo site) was so well received by vacationers, I decided to open the Vista House to guests, too. Both homes provide clean, modern conveniences in a quiet, rural setting that is a short 20 minute commute to downtown San Luis Obispo.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The beautiful and peaceful Las Pilitas Valley affords visitors a chance to really get away from 'it'. Nature is as close as a step outside with deer, coyotes, bobcats, turkeys, hawks, herons and a multitude of birds of every variety in abundance. Our rosy sunsets and starry nights are spectacular! The area is very popular with bicyclists because of the mountainous terrain and quiet country roads. Wine lovers can take advantage of our complimentary tasting cards and tasting the fruit of the vines in Santa Margarita, SLO, Templeton or Paso Robles. Book your stay soon and experience for yourself why we have become so popular!


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Photos

  • The Vista House-The perfect Home away from Home...for a night, week or monthly!

    The Vista House-The perfect Home away from Home...for a night, week or monthly!

  • Vista Vacation Home's sunny & fully equipped kitchen with all appliances

    Vista Vacation Home's sunny & fully equipped kitchen with all appliances

  • Vista Vacation House's open dining room- table with leaf in can seat six

    Vista Vacation House's open dining room- table with leaf in can seat six

  • Front yard overlooking the vineyards ~ perfect for enjoying the sunsets.

    Front yard overlooking the vineyards ~ perfect for enjoying the sunsets.

  • BBQ Fundraiser for Santa Margarita Library~100 people attended the annual event.

    BBQ Fundraiser for Santa Margarita Library~100 people attended the annual event.

  • An Egret hunts the edge of the irrigation pond for his breakfast.

    An Egret hunts the edge of the irrigation pond for his breakfast.

  • Springtime carpet of wildflowers along Shell Creek Road...20 minutes away.

    Springtime carpet of wildflowers along Shell Creek Road...20 minutes away.

  • Nearby Santa Margarita Lake Park ~ fishing, boating, hiking & horseback riding.

    Nearby Santa Margarita Lake Park ~ fishing, boating, hiking & horseback riding.

  • Port San Luis Harbor & Wharf. A great place for fishing & dining.

    Port San Luis Harbor & Wharf. A great place for fishing & dining.

  • Burning down the old cabin to make way for the new Vista House.

    Burning down the old cabin to make way for the new Vista House.

  • The crew takes a short break after a long day of fire training.

    The crew takes a short break after a long day of fire training.

  • Vista Vacation Home's spacious living room with views overlooking the vines

    Vista Vacation Home's spacious living room with views overlooking the vines

  • Vista Vacation Home's master bedroom with queen size pillow top sleigh bed

    Vista Vacation Home's master bedroom with queen size pillow top sleigh bed

  • Springtime rains fill the irrigation pond. Vista House & barn in the background

    Springtime rains fill the irrigation pond. Vista House & barn in the background

  • Table set for celebration dinner

    Table set for celebration dinner

  • Three little Killdeer birds.  They nest here when the winters are wet.

    Three little Killdeer birds. They nest here when the winters are wet.

  • Morning dew drops on the vine tendrils.

    Morning dew drops on the vine tendrils.

  • Comos or Shooting Stars are a good sign Spring has arrived

    Comos or Shooting Stars are a good sign Spring has arrived

  • Beautiful Avila Beach has Free Music and Farmers Market on Friday nights.

    Beautiful Avila Beach has Free Music and Farmers Market on Friday nights.

  • Old Green Bridge at the Salinas River (1 mile walk) has a beaver pond below it.

    Old Green Bridge at the Salinas River (1 mile walk) has a beaver pond below it.

  • Cal Fire crew moves the engine as the fire destroying the cabin gets too hot!

    Cal Fire crew moves the engine as the fire destroying the cabin gets too hot!

  • Owner B with her Mother, Bernie, who enjoys visiting local wineries.

    Owner B with her Mother, Bernie, who enjoys visiting local wineries.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/03/2015
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