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Mediterranean Estate in California Central Coast Wine Country

Atascadero, CA, USA
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Central Coast is the 'undiscovered' gem of California. This area is reminiscent of Tuscany (by the sea). Golden Hills, thousands of acres of vineyards, majestic seas and sleepy beach towns, an up-and-coming 'foodie' region, with artisan olive oil, cheese-making, lavender farms and many fine wineries and tasting rooms. The area is renowned for the recreation available, with two State Parks nearby, beach and lake activities, horseback riding, hiking, and several notable golf courses. Lots of California history with out-of-the-way places to discover and enjoy.

Our home is located in the western hills of Atascadero, ten miles from the widely acclaimed Paso Robles Wine region, and twenty miles from the cities of San Luis Obispo (CalPoly University) and Morro Bay. Hearst Castle is a beautiful 40 minute drive. We are mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and about a two hour drive to either Santa Barbara, Monterey or San Jose/'Silicon Valley'.

Our home sits on a hill, surrounded by hundred year old oak trees, with extensive decking and patios overlooking the western hills and colorful sunsets. The property consists of approximately three acres with private drive, and a fenced pasture surrounding the front of the house currently used for horses.

While the area is quite beautiful, we have taken a special interest in making our home not only comfortable for us - but for our guests, too. The house is approximately 3,300 square feet with 3 bedrooms and a master suite, three bathrooms, an office/art room, and open great room, overlooked by a spacious and gourmet kitchen. French doors line the western walls of the house, offering access to the exterior decks and beautiful views. Much of your time will be spent outdoors on the decks, reading a good book, listening to music (outdoor speakers), or visiting and dining al fresco.

The master suite is located at the extreme south end of the house perched on the edge of the hill overlooking the golden hills. French doors provide access to a small, secluded patio and expansive views. The suite has recently been redecorated in tones of blue/grey with a built in gas fireplace, Brass king-sized bed, and a 42' inch wall-mounted plasma TV with satellite, DVD,and IPOD dock/speaker. This bed as all others in the house are made with luxury linens and crisp, fresh duvet covers. The bathroom has a jetted tub, shower, pedestal sinks and custom tile. We love this room and have taken care to make it a special retreat.

Next is a second and third bedrooms with queen-sized beds and view out over the front garden roses and rosemary plants. One room has satellite TV, too. A second bath with tub and shower is located across the hall with easy access to these two bedrooms.

Further down the hall is the true entry to the house, with the great room and office on a step-down level. The great room and office both face west and open with french doors onto their private decks. The office has desk space and office equipment. This room is also used as our stained glass art studio - so there may be a project or two in process on the work table. The house has wireless inter net both in the office and throughout. The great room is covered with west-facing windows and french doors and offers relaxing and inspired views. The room is furnished with a leather sectional, big screen TV, DVD,and stereo system. A see-through gas fireplace connects the great room with the dining room.

The kitchen is a cook's dream with granite counter tops and stainless appliances. The cabinetry has been painted by a local artist with trompe l'oil figures on several of the cabinet doors. The kitchen is stocked with an array of spices, etc. and we keep condiments in the fridge to avoid you needing to stock up for your visit. It's a fun and colorful kitchen well-suited to entertaining and family gatherings.

Further down the hall from the kitchen is the fourth bedroom and bathroom. We call this our 'french bedroom' in that is is painted a lovely yellow color and is decorated with memorabilia from our many trips to the Provence region of France. The room has a queen-sized bed and large window which look out on the front garden and fountain. It's a very pretty view with the golden hills and craggy oaks in the distance.

It's a beautiful home and would serve wonderfully for a family get-away, or as a great couples trip to explore the region. Please be aware that this property requires 'animal lovers' as we have resident chickens, 3 outdoor cats and a few horses on the property. They are fed and cared for, but will make their presence known by their friendly personalities.

Whether you seek peace and solitude or an activity-crammed vacation, this area delivers!

Please be advised that the occupancy limit on our home is 8 people. Additional people may be added at the rate of $50 p/person a night for a maximum of 12.

Keywords: House, Paso Robles Wine Country, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Hearst Castle



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Calendar last updated:
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About Owner

I'm Yule and here to help you enjoy your stay on the central coast. My home is eclectic, warm and welcoming. I'm a widower and my wife infused the house with her sense of class, style and charm. I relish sharing it with people who will appreciate the beauty of our environment.

Owner purchased this House in 1998

Why Owner chose Atascadero

We fell in love with the house when we first saw it and have tinkered with it over the years to make it even more special. The house merges beautifully with nature with over 2000 sq. ft. of outdoor decking and patios. The decks are set up for entertaining with outdoor tables, chairs, loungers, twinkle lighting and BBQ. The house is walled with windows overlooking the horses in the pasture and the western hills, and offers plenty of sunshine and space for privacy. While you feel secluded and private at the property, in reality you're only a 5 minute drive into town or to the first of many wineries. We also like the bright open-feeling of the home.

What makes this House unique

It's a beautiful property located on a hill of rolling oaks with convenient access to wine country, lots of walking trails in the hills around the house and easy access to the other cities and the beaches.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master bdrm with french doors/patio, gas fireplace & full ba
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Middle bdrm with front view and full bath across the hall.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Bedroom with front fountain/hillside view and 1/2 bath.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Looks out over the front rosemary garden.
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Ensuite bath to the Master Bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Large bathroom.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Half bath directly across the third bedroom.
      • Bathrooms are nicely decorated with fans for venting, windows, tile floors and countertops. Towels, shampoo and soap products are provided for guests.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          We love our Paso Robles Downtown which offers 25 tasting rooms, numerous excellent restaurants and an old fashioned city square park with free music during the summer. It's about small town America.
        • Mountain View
          Our home is situated on 3 acres in the hills of West Atascadero with South-Western views.
        • Near The Ocean
          A drive of 25 miles brings you face to face with the gorgeous and pristine beaches of the Pacific Ocean! Try Morro Bay, Cayucas, or Cambria.
        • Rural
          We have a lovely rural setting with mountain views and a variety of walking trails.


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                      yes. Also, ceiling fans in master bedroom, 2nd bedroom and in living room.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      LG Front load washer and dryer.
                    • Fireplace
                      Yes - we have a two way gas fireplace in the dining room/living room and another one in the master bedroom.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    • Garage
                      No garage access.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      A double sided fireplace is located in the living room/dining room and a second fireplace is located in the master bedroom.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced Air Gas.
                    • Broadband Access
                      We use satellite internet.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Large screen TV, DVD, Stereo system, L shaped leather sofa, club chair and another chair, bookshelves, french doors with access to living room deck.
                    • Parking
                      Garage parking for 2 cars. Additional parking on parking pad for entry into front door.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Not needed, but available.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Yes. Available above the parking pad by front door.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      LG front load washer and dryer.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless is available through the house and out on the decks.


                        • Kitchen
                          I'm a cook - so the kitchen is the heart of our home. All stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, with hand-painted cabinetry.
                        • Catering Available
                          Mom is a local caterer and lives in the area.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Yes... plenty.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          We have a french press and drip coffee maker.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Double oven - gas
                        • Pantry Items
                          We keep our cupboards stocked with spices, flour, sugar, salt, et.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large - we keep it stocked with condiments.
                        • Stove
                          5 burner - gas.
                        • Toaster
                          4 slot toaster.


                            • Dining
                              We have a large glass and bamboo dining table. We have another dining table that can be used as well, located down in the living room. Stocks of tablecloths are located in the linen cabinet.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Yes - three large bookshelves in the house.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  In all rooms with tv.
                                • Games
                                  Yes - a variety of board games.
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  In master bedroom, living room, 2nd bedroom and office.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Deck or patios off of Master Suite, Office, Great Room and Dining Room.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      We have a small olive orchard in the front yard, and the rest of the exterior is landscaped with fruit trees and flowers.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      yes .


                                        • not suitable for children
                                          The house is not 'child-proofed' for smaller children.
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Home can be accessed by a wheelchair ramp.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • jetted tub
                                              Jetted Tub in Master suite.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available
                                                • Concierge


                                                    • marina
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  50 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful house and property!

                                                                  Dena W.

                                                                  The house was very comfortable and felt like home. It was the perfect gathering place for family and friends who were in town for our son’s wedding. We made use of the outdoor decks and enjoyed the views. The horses and chickens on the property were fun additions to our stay. The owners were very responsive and even let us check in early. We would definitely recommend this house!!

                                                                  Great retreat for the whole family

                                                                  Shelley L.

                                                                  Beautiful yet comfortable place to stay with amazing views. Had three generations staying there with plenty of room. We especially loved sitting on the deck and feeding carrots to the horses. Our dog loved running and exploring in the yard as well. Well stocked kitchen and an interesting variety of books and games. Plentiful and nice towels. Comfortable beds with nice linens. The couple of minor problems that arose Yule took care of immediately. Previous reviews mentioned an issue of cleanliness. While it wasn't like a sterile hotel room it certainly was kept to a very good standard. People have to understand that it is a home that the owners live in at times as well so there are some personal items around, etc. This just made it all the more charming and homey.

                                                                  Fun Birthday Weekend

                                                                  Suzanne W.

                                                                  The house was spacious and was a great place for 3 couples to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday (nice that there were 3 bathrooms!). We took advantage of the large kitchen and BBQ grill on the patio to prepare dinner the first night. We enjoyed photographing the beautiful chickens and even got a few eggs. Some in our group enjoyed feeding the horses and taking hikes that Yule suggested around the nearby area.

                                                                  Nice !

                                                                  Kyle P.

                                                                  Really enjoyed the home, met all our needs. The reviews on the are very accurate. We were close to all central coast attractions. The home is large but cozy and cool, wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks Yule

                                                                  perfect for our family get-a-way

                                                                  travis b.Visalia

                                                                  beautiful home that fit the needs our family (three adults and five children). Home was spacious, with decking to enjoy the wonderful views. Yule was friendly and attentive to our needs. We wished we could have stayed longer.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Travis for choosing Casa Balboa. I enjoyed hosting your family and glad everyone enjoyed the home and location. We hope you return for another stay.




                                                                  Caprice B.

                                                                  We had a wonderful time! House is perfect and the surrounding area is so beautiful and peaceful!!


                                                                  Atascadero, CA, USA

                                                                  We are located in the heart of the Paso Robles Wine Country - approximately 5 miles to Vineyard Drive where Wineries are located. Paso Robles was recently named one of the hottest wine destinations by Sunset magazine and Wine Enthusiast. There are over 200 wineries in the area, with events planned for most every weekend of the year. Hearst Castle is located on the coast, about 40 miles from our home. The castle is amazing and a must see! When there you can spend the day at San Simeon Beach or exploring the lovely town of Cambria. We are 25 miles from the historic town of San Luis Obispo with it's downtown shopping district, renowned Farmers' Market, and the CalPoly Performing Arts Center. The town offers great hiking and biking on the peaks that surround the city - such as 'Bishop's Peak' and others. A short and scenic 20 mile drive takes you to Morro Bay and other beach towns for delicious, fresh seafood, beach walks, fishing, paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, whale watching, etc. There are many beautiful and pristine spots along this stretch of coastline for tide pooling, beach hikes and picnicking. Pismo Beach is a bit further south about 35 miles and offers another great beach with camping, exploring the Pismo Dunes, fine restaurants, and a large Prime Retail Shopping Outlet. The San Luis Obispo area is host to many, many regional events - contact us for event information during your expected travel dates.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit

                                                                  Due to several problems with guests underestimating the number of people staying at the house - Please be aware that the house maximum is 8 people. Extra people may be added at the rate of $25/night up to a maximum of 12 people total. If our guests violate this agreement they will be asked to leave, and will forfeit their rental payment. Sorry folks - others who have abused our trust and trashed the house have required this new requirement. Animals live on the property. Horses, chickens and cats. All are fed by neighbors. Cats live outside, though will likely come to visit with you.

                                                                  50 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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