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Santa Margarita farmhouse description

Seven Oaks Ranch is a beautiful 350 acre preserve just outside Santa Margarita in Pozo Valley, the heart of Central California. Historic San Luis Obispo and California Polytechnic State University are a mere fifteen miles away from our ranch which is surrounded by over 200 vineyards and wineries. The beaches of Avila, Pismo, Shell and Cayucos, as well as San Luis and Morro Bays, lie within a 45 minute drive from the ranch. Also within that range are the quaint historic towns of Templeton, Cambria, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande and Los Osos.

The Missions at San Luis Obispo and San Miguel, as well as the Hearst Castle and Pozo Saloon, also provide entertaining afternoons. Even with the surrounding activities, many of our guests are very content simply enjoying the peaceful atmosphere our Seven Oaks has to offer. Rolling hills covered with many trees of different varieties surrounding four seasonal ponds and streams provide you with the opportunity to picnic or read a book under an oak giant that has been shading that spot for over 500 years. Imagine!

Several ponds and streams usually manifest themselves during the months of February through May and can evaporate over the summer season. Drought years sometimes leave us stream and pondless until the next fruitful, rainy season.

Seven Oaks welcomes you with three available ranch homes, two of which are exclusively dedicated to the vacation rental market.

The three bedroom, two bath MANZANITA HOUSE, nearer to the road, has a deck off the front with a gas barbecue and an enclosed 6' cedar fenced backyard area for pet containment. The large master bedroom has a king bed and a cozy sitting area. The smaller cowboy room has a bunk bed with a double bed below and single above. The third bedroom has pine walls and a cal king bed. The bathrooms are not attached to the bedrooms but are directly outside the bedroom doors. Each bathroom is supplied with a hairdryer.

The large living, dining, and kitchen areas are light and cheery with a wall of french windows and doors and a great skylit ceiling. The tastefully furnished and decorated areas are supplied with standard appliances, cable television, satellite internet and unlimited national phone services excluding 4ll calls.

The GREAT OAK HOUSE, for larger groups, has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Three bedrooms have cal king beds, one bedroom has a queen bed and the remaining bedroom has twin beds. The second level master bedroom suite is the only upstairs area and is approximately 700 square feet. It has a separate seating area and an outside deck with patio chairs and an umbrella table which is shaded by a number of aging oak trees. The first level master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub. The queen bedroom also has a private bathroom. Each of the four bathrooms is supplied with a hairdryer. Two of the the bedrooms share a private outside patio with entrances from their rooms.

A separate fee structure, approval and special arrangements must be made for parties exceeding twelve people.

The GREAT OAK HOUSE has three flat screen televisions. One is located above the bar in the large pool table room with a wood burning stove, where easy viewing from the four wing back chairs create a lovely, relaxed afternoon happy hour location. A 60' flat screen television is placed in the comfortable living room, also with a wood burning stove, where larger groups can gather for the movie experience. In the den, just off the large kitchen and sitting room, is a 40' flat screen television for more intimate and informative viewing. The kitchen bar seats four people, just adjacent to the large dining room, where two 7' x 4' dining tables provide ample, comfortable dining for 16 people.

The covered and lit patio off the pool table room has a gas barbecue with a side table and burner. The front deck leads to a bonfire ring surrounded by 8 chairs looking toward the windmill and 50 year old barn. A 20' picnic table shaded with two umbrellas is available for outside dining.

The PINE TREE POND HOUSE, occupied by the owners, is sometimes made available for special occasions and events such as family reunions, weddings, church or specific interest group activities (bicycle or car rallys, corporate retreats, wine and horse groups, graduations, etc). The two bedroom two and one-half bath home has a small kitchen, two large living areas and spacious deck. Two wood burning fireplaces provide cozy living, and the family dining and game room areas are enclosed by a light and airy french window wall and door system.

The entire ranch is available for the use and enjoyment of its guests. A topographical map of Seven Oaks Ranch is supplied to visiting guests with suggested trails and activities. We also offer free wine tasting from one of our local wineries, Ancient Peaks, and child care can be arranged with prior notice.

Special supervised adventure type activities may be available and conducted by the owners if schedules and time permit. (i.e. Off-road ranch excursions, skeet shooting at Shotgun Hill, Hay rides etc.)

We hope you embrace the adventure and experience of Ranch and country living as much as we do.




Keywords: ranch property w/several seasonal ponds, extensive hiking, walking, riding trails (bike and horse), wine country, Cal Poly SLO, wonderful seasonal wildflowers & wildlife, beautiful, peaceful setting.

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Catering Available
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Stove
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Pool Table
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone
              • Free Long Distance

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront
                  • Lake View

                  Activities

                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Racquetball
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Shelling
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating

                  Other Activities

                      • Central California is, in our opinion, California’s best kept secret. Low density living in an incredibly clean, clear and green environment gives the area and the people a comfortable, secure feeling where stress and tension seem virtually non-existent. The area offers just about every type of life style experience and adventure all within about a 30-40 mile radius. Beaches, bays, lakes, mountains and streams along with great wine and horse country make San Luis Obispo a spectacular place to live or visit and vacation. We’ve traveled extensively and find this place to be among the top spots in the world....moreless
                       

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                      • Perfect family vacation

                        Perfect family vacation

                        • Guest VJ (Los Gatos)
                        • Date of stay 04/07/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/17/14
                        We spent a wonderful week at this beautiful ranch. The Great Oak House was just perfect for our family reunion (family of 6 and grandparents). It was comfortable, spacious, immaculately clean and very well equipped. We loved spotting wildlife and hiking on the trails on the ranch, and had great fun playing bocce ball, darts and corn hole. We felt very well looked after by such warm and welcoming hosts. We will certainly be recommending this fabulous vacation property to our friends.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Amazingly Beautiful & Spacious House, Beautiful view and Wonderful Get-away

                        Amazingly Beautiful & Spacious House, Beautiful view and Wonderful Get-away

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 01/20/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/07/14
                        From a semi-nearby town, we have used Seven Oaks now for the past four years for our staff retreat. For us it's close enough to not have to travel all day, but secluded enough so that we can be uninterrupted from 'daily life'. Great place to stay and meet under one roof... very clean, large enough for us to meet for our meetings in the living room, share meals together around the amazing dinner table, and have our own space with the game room, outside fire pit, out door games, and hikes. Greg & Susan have been wonderful to work with, they are responsive and I appreciate their efforts in helping make our stay comfortable and making sure we are able to return. We appreciate we can bring our dog too. Beautiful home, and they keep adding to it. It's real nice when we're not in the drought, and there's water in the pond just off the deck. We highly recommend Seven Oaks for vacation or for business. Can't beat it for the space and atmosphere. Thanks Greg & Susan!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                      • Wonderful Family Weekend!

                        Wonderful Family Weekend!

                        • Guest Kaitlin B.
                        • Date of stay 03/14/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/01/14
                        We stayed in the Great Oak House for a family weekend and had a wonderful time. The outdoor games were a hit - bocce, horseshoes, cornhole, darts. There were plenty of spots for our family to gather and sit together - the huge dining room table, the living room, the bonfire, the outdoor patio. We also enjoyed exploring the property on walks with our dogs and runs on the trails. Susan and Greg couldn't be nicer! The highlight of the weekend was Shotgun Hill and playing Annie Oakley. We would definitely recommend this property and are looking forward to returning!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                      • Loved our time here!

                        Loved our time here!

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 02/14/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/20/14
                        Our group (6 adults & 3 kids ages 1.5, 3, & 6) had a fabulous vacation at this lovely property. The pictures of this lovely home don't even do it justice - it is spacious, beautifully decorated, has all the amenities, and is very clean. It is the first VRBO home I have stayed in that exceeded my expecations! The property was beautiful and we felt like we could enjoy a variety of activies including exploring/ walking, riding in the golf cart, shooting with the owner, bocce ball, the pool table, etc. We found we didn't have much need to leave! San Luis Obispo was about a half hour drive away. Susan & Greg were wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome and gave us many local tips on things to do and places to go. We would love to vacation here again!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Beautiful Property!

                        Beautiful Property!

                        • Guest Steve H. (California)
                        • Date of stay 01/31/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/06/14
                        We stayed in the Great Oak House with friends to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. Susan and Greg were welcoming and treated us like family. Susan made sure we had everything we needed. The house was immaculate. Greg did an excellent job teaching us to skeet shoot. He was very thorough and patient. Everyone enjoyed playing Annie Oakley. The house is beautiful and easily accommodated all of our friends. The rooms are large and there is plenty of room for a large group. I highly recommend this house and property. We also enjoyed the tour and wine tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery and would highly recommend. We had a great weekend!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                      • M Willis

                        M Willis

                        • Guest Marla W.
                        • Date of stay 01/18/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/30/14
                        Awesome! Very clean, cozy yet large and roomy. Lots to do or plenty places to kick back & relax. Hostess is helpful and gave us plenty of privacy.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children.

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                      • Grandma Wilson and Grandpa Steve and the whole Wilson clan

                        Grandma Wilson and Grandpa Steve and the whole Wilson clan

                        • Guest CA native (Sedona, Arizona, USA)
                        • Date of stay 12/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/14/14
                        A wonderful family reunion site. The young teens had a great time hiking,as did the adults, evening campfires of marshmallow roasts, the safari car, pool table, games and skeet range. There were ten of us staying in the Great Oak House which provided plenty of room for activities as well as privacy when needed. The oak wood barbecue triggered many memories as I grew up with the idea that it was the only way to barbecue. My sister and her family came from San Luis Obispo (also my home town) to join us for dinners and the dining table provided ample room for all to sit comfortably. Susan and Greg are wonderful and gracious hosts and provided helpful information for any questions we asked in booking arrangements. All the amenities one could ask for were provided in a thoughtful and well maintained clean manner. We highly recommend 7 Oaks Ranch. We all left with feeling of wanting to return as one week went by too quick. We were very content to spend our time on the property instead of sightseeing but would encourage outings as SLO county has great areas to explore.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • family reunion

                        family reunion

                        • Guest Mark, Kim, Bennett and Spotty (Torrance, CA)
                        • Date of stay 12/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                        Our family enjoyed a reunion at the Great Oaks House. The location was perfect and the accomodations were exceptional. Greg and Susan have put a lot of thought into their rental house and it shows. We cooked all of our meals and found everything we needed to feed our large family. The beds were all super comfortable and the linens were superb. Everyone in the family, from age 12 to 84, enjoyed thereselves. We took turns driving the jungle golf cart over the expansive acreage. We saw deer, turkey, quail and bobcats. The shooting competition at shotgun hill was a blast! We played pool, horseshoes, darts and boche ball. There was an ample selection of books, games and videos for those relaxing moments. Our favorite nighttime activity was the firepit and the amazing night sky. Greg and Susan are wonderful hosts and great people. We wish to thank you for making our family comfortable and happy, and for sharing your peace of paradise with others.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Perfect Christmas!

                        Perfect Christmas!

                        • Guest Dan C. (Where do you live?)
                        • Date of stay 12/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                        This is the first review I've ever written. 7 Oaks Ranch and proprietors Greg and Susan are so worthy of my first review. I just can't say enough. Our entire immediate family: 9 adults and 2 young children spend 7 nights over Christmas at 7 Oaks Ranch and had the time of our lives! The ranch house easily accommodated us all - the layout is perfect for this size group. In addition, there is so much to do and so much beauty to behold. We took full advantage of all the facilities...we sat around the fire pit most nights, we played bocce ball, horse shoes and corn hole. We grilled steaks on the "Santa Maria" grill. We hiked and scooted around in the "Zoo" golf cart. The highlight for many of us was "Shot Gun Hill." The location, the beauty, the home, were all terrific. Top top it off, Greg and Susan are the best hosts. They made us welcome and comfortable and made us feel like family. We hope to spend many more family times at 7 Oaks Ranch!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                      • Wonderful weekend

                        Wonderful weekend

                        • Guest Audrey G.
                        • Date of stay 12/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/15/13
                        We had a wonderful weekend staying at the Great Oak house to attend and celebrate our daughter's graduation from Cal Poly. It was a nice opportunity for the family to stay together, play together and relax together. The Great Oak house is comfortable and well appointed. Greg and Susan filled us in on all the details once we arrived. The adult children enjoyed bocci ball, corn toss, fire pit and the Zoo golf cart for exploring the property.

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                      1-8   Persons .. $380/night .. $2280/week ..$3800/2wk.. $5800/month   $400 Deposit
                      9-10  Persons .. $450/night .. $2700/week ..$4500/2wk.. $6500/month   $500 Deposit
                      11-12 Persons .. $540/night .. $3300/week ..$5400/2wk.. $7400/month   $600 Deposit
                      Security Deposit: as stated or 20% of total rent whichever is greater.
                      (2) night minimum except holiday weekends(3)day minimum.
                      Cleaning fee: $200.00
                      

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                      Year Purchased: 1991

                      About the owner: Greg and Susan Reaume retired from occupations in the Los Angeles area approximately five years ago. Greg was an attorney/building contractor and Susan an executive medical secretary. They are avid boaters and have cruised on their 53' motor sailing ketch, 'Tavana', located in Long Beach, California, throughout the gold coast of Mexico and the Baja, Sea of Cortez. Summer months often find them, in Southern California waters, sailing between the Channel Islands, Catalina Island, and down the coast to San Diego. Currently they reside in Central California on Seven Oaks Ranch. The central coast has captured their hearts and they now spend a lot of their time improving the ranch property. Their love of the area has nurtured a desire to share their wonderful ranch with others while developing new friendships. Hence, the vacation home rental idea was conceived. Having first acquired the interest in the ranch over 20 years ago, it has always been their plan to create a compound for their family. The vacation home rental idea seemed the perfect solution--creating a place where the extended family could congregate on holidays and reunions, while simultaneously generating some income to service and maintain the property. Since Greg and Susan love meeting new people and establishing new friendships, vacation rentals became the perfect vehicle. The VRBO business is just now getting underway. The initial guests enjoyed the Great Oak House in the first two weeks of June, and gave 'A+' reviews in spite of the fact that some things were not finished. An outdoor jacuzzi, horse shoe pits, a bocci ball court, and miscellaneous landscaping is currently underway at the Great Oak House. Four RV spaces with water and power, four horse corrals and extensive 3-rail white fencing adorning the ranch property is scheduled to be completed before the November 2010, the hi-rental season. Come and enjoy.

                      Why the Owner Chose Santa Margarita:
                      Central California is, in our opinion, California's best kept secret!! Low density living in an incredibly clean, clear and green environment gives the area and the people a comfortable, secure feeling where stress and tension seem virtually non-existent. The area offers just about every type of life style experience and adventure all within about a 30-40 mile radius. Beaches, bays, lakes, mountains and streams along with great wine and horse country make San Luis Obispo a spectacular place to live or visit and vacation. We've traveled extensively and find this place to be among the top spots in the world. Come judge for yourselves.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                      Our Ranch has many wonderful activities to offer all of which are not described here in this listing. We are receptive to your special events and needs and can customize your visit so it accomplishes and exceeds your goals and expectations. What's your idea?


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