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Luxury Home on 400 Acre Ranch

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Last updated: 10/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Custom built English Tudor style home located on a 400 acre. This secluded ranch borders Cal Poly State University property and is situated 2.3 miles from Highway 1 on a part paved/ part all-weather gravel road. The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and sleeps 8-10 with a king, 3 queens and 2 twin beds. It has hardwood floors and granite counter tops. The kitchen is fully equipped and has an adjoining sitting area where guests can relax on a couch, enjoy the expansive view and chat with the chef while he or she prepares meals. The library is stocked with an eclectic collection of books. The home has high speed satellite internet access and good cell phone reception. There are 2 HD flat screen TV's (the downstairs TV is 47') connected to a satellite dish which provides premium channel programming. Each TV is connected to a DVD player with a selection of titles. The living room, with its mahogany paneling, leather couches and piano arrayed before a magnificent fireplace, is reminiscent of a British gentleman's club or hunting lodge. Outside, the patio and garden have ample seating with both a wood-burning Santa Maria style bbq and conventional propane grill for your outdoor cooking needs. During the wet months, the outdoor fire pit is ideal for roasting hotdogs, marsh-mellos or just sitting around the fire under the stars.

Mike Kirschner, one of the owners' sons, lives in the stable building located approximately 100 yards downhill from the main house and is available to answer questions or help guests with any problems that may arise during their stay.

Guests are encouraged to bring their hiking boots and binoculars..The ranch is surrounded by rural Cal Poly property with its extensive system of dirt roads on which one can literally bike or hike for miles. For a more adventuresome and secluded experience, guests are welcome to explore the ranch itself which is home to deer, turkeys, coyotes, raptors and other native animals and birds. Those energetic enough to hike to the top of the ridge above the house will be treated to a spectacular view of Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo in the valley below and the Pacific Ocean ten miles distant.

Whether you are visiting this area to sample its world-famous wines and restaurants, to explore its pristine coastline or simply to relax and unwind, you'll be glad you selected the Stenner Creek ranch as your home away from home during your stay.

Keywords: Luxury Home, Ranch, Cal Poly, Wine Country, quiet, Secluded, Wildlife, Affordable, Mountain Biking, Hiking


Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Kids Room: 2 twin/ single

    This small upstairs bedroom has 2 twins and a dresser...moreless

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master Bedroom with adjoining Bathroom...moreless

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master Bedroom with adjoining Bathroom...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    Bedroom with tv and mini pool table...moreless

  • 1 King size bed 3 Queen size Beds 2 Twin/Single Beds

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Adjoins Downstairs Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Stand-Alone Bathroom...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Adjoins Upstairs Master Bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 Hammocks Picnic Ice Chests Bikes on site. for Guests ' use. Bring your own helmets to insure a good fit....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Piano with some music books....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    This is a miniature pool table, about 5' long and 3 feet wide....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV (Hopper)...moreless

  • Television:

    47' HD Flatscreen TV in the downstairs Living Room, smaller flatscreen TV in the upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Lots of DVD's...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is the main table that seats 8 and a smaller 'breakfast table' in the kitchen that seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Cell phone accessible...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Hughes Satellite Dish with which you can access the internet using your own laptop computer. But no online gaming or downloading movies/ netflix allowed because of excessive data usage....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$450 $550
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


To book the house, Guests must complete the rental agreement and provide the security deposit ($500 for those without pets; $600 for those with pets). Half the rental amount is due 4 weeks prior to arrival and the other half is due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Rental rates are subject to change without notice and until the time the reservation has been completed.

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Last updated: 10/12/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
San Luis Obispo
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dairy Creek Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Train
San Luis Obispo
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
San Luis Obispo
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Morro Bay or Avila

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: Our family has lived in San Luis Obispo since the mid- 1950's and we purchased this ranch in the early 1970's. After retiring from his medical practice, our father built his dream house on the ranch and moved there to raise British White Park Cattle. We have decided to offer the property as a vacation rental because of its unique character and ideal location near the City of SLO.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
The single most striking aspect of the property is the serenity one experiences while there. The only sounds you're likely to hear are the wind in the oak trees, cawing crows, squawking bluejays, the occasional scream of a hunting red-tail hawk , maybe a coyote in the evening and the distant sound of a train as it makes its way up or down Cuesta Grade. The outside world feels very far away even though, in reality, the City of SLO is just a short five minute drive away.

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  • Secluded Tudor Style living

    Secluded Tudor Style living

  • Front of house looking North

    Front of house looking North

  • View of kitchen with dining room in the foreground

    View of kitchen with dining room in the foreground

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Upstairs Bedroom with two twin beds

    Upstairs Bedroom with two twin beds

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • Patio


  • Dusk View of House taken from Patio

    Dusk View of House taken from Patio

  • Santa Maria Style woood-burning BBQ

    Santa Maria Style woood-burning BBQ

  • View of Front Door

    View of Front Door

  • Library


  • Downstairs Bedroom

    Downstairs Bedroom

  • Upstairs Bedroom with 2 queens

    Upstairs Bedroom with 2 queens

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom with King

    Upstairs Master Bedroom with King

  • Downstairs Bathroom with Jetted Tub

    Downstairs Bathroom with Jetted Tub

  • Patio


  • View of house from adjacent hill.

    View of house from adjacent hill.

  • Hammock


VRBO #374675

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, October 12, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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