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Mediterranean Estate in California Central Coast Wine Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017

About The 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.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Central Coast

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.


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Chalk Mountain/Hunter Ranch/Others
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Morro Bay/Cayucos/Cambria
Car: necessary

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.


Atascadero House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bdrm with french doors/patio, gas fireplace & full ba
    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.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Middle bdrm with front view and full bath across the hall.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Mediterranean Estate in California Central Coast Wine Country
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews

Fun Birthday Weekend

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice !

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect for our family get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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. Best, Yule
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a large group. Patios are great and the kitchen was well stocked with all the little things (spices, oils, etc.) you usually have to purchase when renting a home. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a wine country rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion at Casa de Balboa

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at Casa de Balboa. Party of 8, plus a toddler and 6 month old. The property was perfect. The 4 large bedrooms allowed plenty of space for us to spread out. The view is outstanding and there is abundant wild life: deer and turkeys. We enjoyed the chickens, chicken coop, fresh eggs (every morning) and horses. The kitchen was well equipped. Our host, Yule, was attentive and a pleasure to know. We can't wait for our next visit to Casa de Balboa!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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