New designer 2 bed contemporary cottage with sunrise to sunset views.
About Clive Pinder
We were born on the Central Coast of California and the West Coast of Africa. We have lived to travel, funded by successful careers in entertainment, technology and healthcare. We are happiest among friends in exotic places, enjoying the epicurean delights of great food, wine and conversation. Our goal has always been to build homes around the idea of open plan open air living in places that we love. After building a beach home on the island Zanzibar off the East Coast of Africa, we turned our attention to building our dream home back home where Karrin was born. Kuona Villas is that dream come true.
Clive Pinder purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Clive Pinder chose Templeton
We designed and built the homes on the property ourselves. The cottage is based on all the features and home comforts we look for when renting our own holiday villas. We are lucky enough to have lived and traveled around the world, from Europe through Africa. Big cities, country villages and golden sandy beaches. Yet chose to return here because of the unique combination of great weather, world class vineyards and ranches, one of the most famous coastlines in the world, easy access by car and plane and wonderful shops and restaurants. Not included: Noise; Mini-bars, Schedules, Lowered Voices, Strangers, Apologizing. Included: Peace & Quiet, Space, Freedom, Flexibility, Conviviality, Loved Ones, Great Memories.
What makes this Cottage unique
The first thing you'll notice as you drive up the lane is the tranquility. Then you'll be immersed in a 360 degree view of rolling hills, vineyards and ranches. (Kuona means 'To See' in Swahili, the language of Zanzibar and East Africa). As we welcome you with a glass of wine, a pot of tea (the English are never far from a cuppa) or freshly roasted coffee from our coffee shop, you'll be struck by the warm, contemporary interior design and all the comforts of home. That includes a welcome pack from some of our favorite producers in the area including wine, discounted wine tastings, olive oil, freshly roasted coffee and amazing honey from bees who feast on a coastal avocado farm. We offer a 'Concierge Service' including private wine tours with driver, reservations at local restaurants and a driver for evenings out. We have friends at vineyards and olive farms and ranches around the area. That means 'mates rates' on everything from wine and wine tastings, olive oil, honey and coffee. Right next door is a world famous natural wine vineyard where you can get a free wine tasting of one of the purest and most natural expressions of wine you will ever taste. Just down the road is an amazing organic fruit and vegetable farm. We love living here and enjoying all the world class natural produce that the Central Coast has to offer. We'll make sure you get the locals knowledge and the local deals.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Sorry, no cribs or high chair for infantsSorry, no cribs or high chair for infants
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults) - Sorry no cribs or high chair for infants.Sorry no cribs or high chair for infants.
- Kuona Cottage is not suitable for wheelchairs.
- While we welcome children we don't provide high chairs, cots etc & because of sticky fingers we charge an an additional $100 cleaning fee for under 10
Top o' the World
We loved staying at this Templeton cottage. Owners are extremely gracious and readily available to answer questions, make recommendations, etc. The description of the property is accurate. The cottage is a contemporary design, simple and clean, well-stocked, and located on top of the world! We saw countless kinds of birds, and a herd of deer along with a horse and cows at the ranch on the way in to the property. I spent part of an afternoon peacefully reading on the deck and enjoying the view and wildlife. We had a marvelous time, and hope to return again.
Thanks for the kind words. We are lucky to live in such a peaceful and beautiful part of wine country on the Central Coast and enjoy hearing that guests appreciate it as much as we do! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kuona...Swahili for ‘views’!
Great country property. Deserves its 5 stars. Thank you Clive and Kerrin.
Thanks Jean-Luc, it is always a pleasure to welcome guests who choose to stay with us for a week or more. It gives them time to settle into a ‘home away from home’ and take full advantage of the huge array of experiences, tourist attractions and Epicurean delights here on the Central Coast. You were the ideal guests. Thank you.
Stunning Cottage on a hilltop with 360 degree views. Deck was a perfect place to spend time relaxing drinking wine from the local wineries and cooking dinner on the BBQ. The cottage felt like a home and not a rental property. Karrin was a fantastic host. Clive and Karrin provided a wonderful welcoming gift and a map to tour the local food and wine establishments. We will definitely be back.
Cottage in the country
This is a beautiful cottage in the country with amazing views 360 degrees, and all the modern comforts. The stars at night were just incredible to behold. Ben and Kelly were house sitting for Clive and we arrived late after a long drive and they made us feel right at home, and offer to cook us dinner. Amazing! Thanks Ben and Kelly!
Clive checked in via text, which is great, although all our questions were answered by his operators manual, an awesome idea!
It's so peaceful and restful here.
Really enjoyed seeing the deer and birds.
We loved staying here. It’s got gorgeous views, was a convenient home base to all of our exploring, and has the nicest host. Everything has been thought of, and the welcome gifts from locals are appreciated.
Thanks for your lovely comments. We love having guests who take full advantage of the many attractions that are close by, especially those beyond the wineries like The Amphitheater at Vina Robles and their world class bands and performers. And thanks for leaving the cottage spotless. Perfect guests and we hope to see you back here soon. There is so much more to see and do!