The Carndonagh House
Chuck and Dawn Doherty
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About Chuck and Dawn Doherty
Chuck and I finished remodeling The Carndonagh House in October 2017. We are HUGE "Fixer Upper" fans and have transferred many of Chip and Joanna Gaines' ideas into our home. The 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 now is available for your own food and wine pairing dinner! When you book with The Carndonagh House, we'll send you more information. Dinners must be booked at least two weeks in advance. 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Such gracious hosts. Attention to detail at every turn. From fresh baked scones and bread to a well appointed home. Comfy bedding, darling decor, great outdoor setting.
Great Place to Stay When in or Near Atascadero!
This is our second visit to Cardonaugh House. Once again, the owners have exceeded our expectations. This is one VRBO listing where the actual property is better than the photos depict. This property is super clean, extremely well-decorated and inviting. There was a bottle of local wine, yummy homemade scones, bread, plum jam from a tree on the property and a very well-stocked fridge complete with eggs, butter, cream, bacon, etc. No other owners so all this for their guests. The owners should be given a VRBO award for going over the top ensuring their guests are happy!
Thank you so much, Terrence, for your kind words! We’re thrilled your stay was comfortable and welcoming. Hope to see you back! Same time next year? Thank you again.
BEST PLACE TO STAY IN WINE COUNTRY
We have stayed in eight vrbo properties and this place ranks at the top. Clean and comfortable with everything we needed. The extra goodies, including wine, were a appreciated bonus. We'll be back!
Thank you for choosing Carndonagh House! We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again in the future!
From the beginning warmth of the fire place, fresh baked bread (still warm upon our arrival), fresh baked scones (the best scones we've ever tasted), and a bottle of some fantastic Merlot, we were hooked. The Carndonagh House is perfectly appointed with all you need to make a home out of your retreat. Oh, I forgot to mention the dozen fresh eggs and Black Forest bacon in the fridge! We stayed in for breakfasts and enjoyed the mornings with no noise or hustle. Chuck and Dawn are the perfect hosts and we look forward to returning for our next Central Coast retreat.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was an honor to meet you and host you. We look forward to seeing you again!
A lovely home with an amazing attention to detail.
Super cute place and great location. Would definitely recommend it to my friends and come back.
Thank you, Debbie! We enjoyed hosting you and your friends. Hope to see you again soon!
Five stars plus
It was an exceptional experience.
Enjoyed meeting owners, Dawn & Chuck who warmly welcomed us to their adorable cottage. They went above and way beyond to think of everything possible to make us feel at home and they very much succeeded.
The home was spotless, quiet and super cute.
This experience will be our new gold standard to which we will compare all others and frankly, we believe the only way we will find it is to return to the Carndonagh House.
Thank you both for everything, plus all the wonderful extras.
Thank you for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure to meet you and an honor to host you.
We would love to have you visit again!
Chuck and Dawn
We are 20 minutes from Morro Bay with whale watching, marina, kayaking, sandy beaches, and boardwalk.
In Atascadero, we have a small lake where you can rent paddle boats. There is a wonderful playground and small zoo as well.
And of course, we are 15 minutes from one of the finest wine regions in California. We have nearly 300 wineries to choose from.
Downtown Paso Robles in one of the best small town squares in the US. Drive to the square in 10 minutes and spend the day shopping, wine tasting, and dining at some fantastic restaurants.
And of course, our own beautiful Downtown Atascadero is not to be missed! Within walking distance from Carndonagh House, we have the beautiful City Hall which has a nice historical exhibit as well as grand architecture. There is a small museum you can visit on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We have many small business boutiques for browsing and shopping. There is a new craft brewery, two wine bars, a wine tasting room, and an ale house. There are also several good restaurants and a Tea House!