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Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House

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Beautiful view from the front porch.

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Last updated: 11/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Atascadero cottage description

Explore California's Central Coast from Atascadero's Portola Inn, minutes from scenic Hwy. 41 and historic Hwy. 101

Enjoy top of the hill views from the Guest House of a 1920's Mediterranean estate in the oak-studded foothills of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range between Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles.

Walk through vintage orchards and garden paths bordered by seasonal foliage native rocks, historic recreations, water features and fireplaces.

On display are many historic items showing life in the area from different time periods. See some of the artifacts from the original Colony Holding Company blacksmith shop. Attend some of the many events held in The Carriage House that is filled with historic pictures and artifacts related to carriages.




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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Lazy Boy couch and chair in the livingroom convert to a double bed and twin bed. Linens provided...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Walking trails, gardens, orchards,picnic tables, swing, sitting areas, fire pits....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Gazebo
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill
                           

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                          2 night min stay
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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 11/26/2014
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                          Location

                          Atascadero Veterans Memorial, Local Farmers Markets, Wine Tasting

                          We are located just 15 minutes from the California Mid State Fair! Local Shuttles are available.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1995

                          About the owner: Talk about local history with the current owners, Peggy and Tom O'Malley, who were both born in Atascadero. Tom grew up next door in a house built by his father in the 1940's. Tom's first job was working in the 'Colony Orchard' at the historic home right next door. The main house was built for Harry and Minnie Peterson in 1927 by Russell Pysher, the brother-in-law of Minnie Peterson. He was also the head carpenter at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena for most of his career. Harry was one of the first businessmen in Atascadero and Minnie was a local artist. Some of her work is now on display at this home along with paintings of local scenes painted by Tom's grandmother, mother and other local artists. Ironwork in the living room and dining room was created by Edward Trinkeller, a craftsman who worked on Hearst Castle. Peggy and Tom continue the tradition of using local craftsmen to faithfully restore, maintain and expand their home. For example, local artist Mark Greenaway created the many wayfinding signs in use around the property.

                          Why the Owner Chose Atascadero:
                          We bought this property as our family home in 1995 because of its beautiful location and interesting local and personal history. We love living in Atascadero as well as being close to so many great places to explore: To the north we have; Hearst Castle - 45 min., Cambria/Cayucos - 35 min., Morro Bay - 20 min., Paso Robles - 10 min., Historic Templeton - 5 min. To the south we have; San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly - 20 min., Avila & Pismo Beaches - 30 min., Los Olivos, Buelton,Solvang - 1 hour & 15 min. We are also located about 1/2 hour from several lakes: Nacimiento, San Antonio, Santa Margarita, and Lopez. Because of our interest in California History we are pleased to be close to three of the original California Missions; San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Miguel de Archangel, and San Antonio de Padua.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Enjoy a peaceful hilltop with abundant wildlife. It is especially relaxing to watch the quail, deer, and squirrels. If you would like to have a family picnic or BBQ ask us about reserving a picnic or BBQ area at no extra cost. As a gift from us you will be treated to coffee and muffins made with fresh fruit grown on the property.


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                          Photos

                          • Beautiful view from the front porch.

                            Beautiful view from the front porch.

                          • The bedroom features a comfortable queen size bed.

                            The bedroom features a comfortable queen size bed.

                          • Lazy Boy couch and chair convert to a double bed and single bed.

                            Lazy Boy couch and chair convert to a double bed and single bed.

                          • Portola Inn Guest House has a full kitchen for your convenience.

                            Portola Inn Guest House has a full kitchen for your convenience.

                          • Enjoy the views from the dining room table.

                            Enjoy the views from the dining room table.

                          VRBO #248471

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

                          $150 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 11/26/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Member since: 2009
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/26/2014
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