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Charming Retreat Home Amid Oak Trees In Central Coast Wine Country

Atascadero, CA, USA
  • House1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Carndonagh House is a newly renovated 1000 sq foot home on two levels. The two upstairs bedrooms are furnished for comfort in the modern farmhouse style. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and sitting area. Bedroom two has a daybed with a trundle.

Carndonagh House has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, flat screen television with ROKU, NETFLIX, HULU, DVD player, free WiFi and gas fireplace.

The front patio is the perfect place for you to relax after a day at the beach or wine tasting. Common sights you may see are deer, squirrels and the stars in the night sky. Bubbling seasonal creek runs through the park-like property.

This lovely home is walking distance to downtown Atascadero with the Sunken Gardens, wine bar, movie theater, shopping, and restaurants. Carndonagh House is also centrally located between Paso Robles wineries 15 minutes to the north and beautiful coast beaches 20 minutes to the southwest.

We live on the same oak-studded property in a nearby house. We're looking forward to hosting great people.


Chuck and Dawn Doherty

Member Since 2017
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within one hour
english, Korean
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Chuck and Dawn Doherty

Chuck and I have just finished remodeling Carndonagh House in October. We are HUGE "Fixer Upper" fans and have transferred many of Chip and Joanna Gaines' ideas into our home. Carndonagh (Carn-Donna) House is named for the town of Chuck's ancestors in Donegal, Ireland. We adore Ireland and everything Irish! Chuck finished Culinary Arts School a few years ago. He specializes in food and wine pairings and looks forward to providing personal chef service at Carndonagh House in 2018. Both of us adore entertaining! We want our guests to love the Central Coast Wine Country as much as we do. Our goal is a beautiful and comfortable home and great hospitality. Looking forward to meeting you! Blessings!

Chuck and Dawn Doherty purchased this House in 2016

Why Chuck and Dawn Doherty chose Atascadero

We fell in love with the Central Coast Wine country several years ago. We explored it often staying in a variety of vacation rentals. It's been our dream to buy a home in this area and provide the very best to our guests. We hope other travelers will fall in love with this area while staying in our beautiful home.

What makes this House unique

We have over 300 wineries in our area! This is the PERFECT place to visit if you love great wines and excellent food. There is a weekly farmer's market walking distance from Carndonagh House. Sitting on the front patio sipping wine in the early evening is the highlight of our day. The kitchen's open shelving is both attractive and functional. It allows the guests to see where dishes are kept. The master bedroom is a modern farmhouse delight with an iron bed and plush comforters. In bedroom two there is a very special wardrobe that will be of interest to any Narnia fans.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Sitting area included
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Daybed with pop up trundle


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Upstairs
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, No bathtub or shower. Downstairs

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Even though we live in a rural area, we are walking distance from downtown Atascadero!
            • Rural
              Oak trees, deer, raccoons, and squirrels.


                • Away From It All
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Fireplace
                          Gas, porcelain logs. Acts as a heater too.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Parking for two cars in the driveway
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped including crock pot and blender
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Spices, olive oil, tea, coffee, flour, sugar, olive oil, basalmic vinegar
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              toaster oven


                                • Dining
                                  farmhouse table and benches with two additional chairs.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Television
                                      with ROKU. Access to Netflix and Hulu
                                    • Video Library
                                      DVD library


                                        • Deck / Patio


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              Both bedrooms and bathroom with shower are upstairs.


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hiking


                                                                • Both bedrooms and bathroom with shower are upstairs.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  4 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect Get-Away Retreat Home in Great Location!

                                                                  Terrence B.Salinas, CA

                                                                  The property was exactly as described by owners, and to me, this is a huge deal. I think this rental is actually nicer than the photos show which is highly unusual in my experience. Deer and squirrels greeted us upon our arrival. Unloading your vehicle is simple (back into the driveway and then the rear of your vehicle is only a few easy steps to the front door). Upon entering the home, we found fresh homemade (and extremely yummy) cookies, fresh baked bread and a very delicious bottle of local Merlot. We called the owners (who live on the same property in a nearby home) and they immediately came over and described the finer details of how everything in the home worked and answered our questions about the local area (e.g. breweries and wineries of which there are many!). We've stayed in many VRBO homes and this had the best designed and well-stocked kitchen by far. Among all the standard dry items you might need for cooking, there was even bottled water, a dozen eggs, bacon, milk and butter in the refrigerator for us. Who does that? This home is charming beyond belief and as the owners stated, they've obviously done a lot of traveling and have incorporated all the finer touches in this home. The porch in the front of the home has a table and chairs (not shown in photo) that really is the perfect location to have a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the afternoon or evening. This home was warm, welcoming, super clean and comfortable and we will definitely be back the next time we plan a stay in the area. Thank you Chuck and Dawn.

                                                                  Wonderful retreat for our family!

                                                                  Laura P.

                                                                  Chuck and Dawn are wonderful hosts who have thought of every detail and beyond!! Carndonagh house is beautiful and cozy and we will be back!

                                                                  Super Cozy, Comfy, and ALL NEW!

                                                                  Cecile D.

                                                                  This place is UBER cozy with comfortable furnishings and high-end linens. The owners, Chuck and Dawn, have recently remodeled this wonderful home outwards and inwards and turned it into a Pinterest Poster Child for Country Charm Living. Upon first entering, we were greeted with a plate full of yummy butter cookies and a delicious bottle of local red wine. The refrigerator was nicely stocked with fresh dozen eggs, bacon, butter, milk, and a warm loaf of sourdough bread lay inside a basket wrapped up all ready to eat. It set the tone for the rest of the weekend. This place accommodated our family of four very very comfortably ( we all had our own beds!) and the kitchen was decked out with all you need for cooking up a delicious meal. I highly recommend Chuck and Dawns charming retreat over any hotel in the area. This is your value added vacation perfect pick.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your kind words! We enjoyed meeting your family and we're happy to hear you had a great stay!


                                                                  Wonderful, relaxing stay

                                                                  Janice H.

                                                                  I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is! The owners thought of every detail, including a well-stocked refrigerator, homemade Christmas cookies, and a bottle of wine. The home is neat as a pin and beautifully decorated. The fireplace insert is so welcoming on a chilly day, and quickly warms up the living room. There is plenty of privacy, but close proximity to town and local wineries. We highly recommend this rental, and would definitely come here again! Wonderful hosts!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you, Janice, for your kind words! It was our pleasure to host you and Greg. We would love to have you visit again!


                                                                  Atascadero, CA, USA

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