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Luxury Home on 400 Acre Ranch

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Luis Obispo chateau / country house 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 internet access via Verizon 4G 'Aircard'. 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.

Guests are encouraged to bring their hiking boots, mountain bikes 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, wild 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


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

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Oven
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • 2 Hammocks Picnic Ice Chests Bikes on site and kayak upon request for Guests staying for the week....moreless


              • Television:

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

              • Pool Table:

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

              • Music Library:

                Piano with some music books....moreless

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


              • Wireless Internet:

                Verizon 'Air Card' with which you can access the internet using your own laptop computer....moreless

              • Internet
              • Mobile Phone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    THERE ARE 4 BIKES ON-SITE FOR GUESTS' USE...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio


                      • Away From It All

                      Location & View

                      • Rural
                      • Mountain View


                      • Library
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Surfing
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Synagogues
                      • Water Parks
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Zoo
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Hiking


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                      from 29 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Cal Poly Graduation Weekend
                      Dec 12 - Dec 14, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      flat fee
                      Cal Poly Graduation Weekends
                      Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $450 $500
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                      • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 11%


                      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: 08/26/2014
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                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Luis Obispo
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      San Luis Obispo
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 1
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Morro Bay or Avila
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      San Luis Obispo
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Dairy Creek Golf Course
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      San Luis Obispo

                      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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                      Speaks: english



                      • 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

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 30, 2014

                      $450 - $500 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 08/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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