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New! Artist's Vineyard Cottage Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Amazing location and breathtaking views! Nestled in the coastal foothills just off California Scenic Hwy 46 West - exactly halfway between the quaint artist village of Cambria (10 min.) and gateway to the spectacular Paso Robles/Templeton wine region (just outside your door).

Newly remodeled cottage from the ground up. Enjoy top of the line furnishings, amenities and touches that one would expect from a nationally renowned artist. The large master bedroom is a Southeast Asian retreat with unique pieces from Nepal and Thailand. The queen bedroom takes you back to early California. The kitchen is fully stocked and has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Relax with a cool beverage on the patio overlooking the vast farming valley below or tuck yourselves back in the shade of the oaks and bay trees off the rear patio. 100% privacy enables you to enjoy the additional outdoor shower, use the massage table, read or watch the red tail hawks soar peacefully above. BBQ in your own "park" complete with picnic table and shade trees.

Perched atop the Stromsoe Vineyard, a producing 5 acre vineyard of Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio, you'll enjoy a country retreat setting. It's only 2 minutes to the first wine tasting opportunity on the "west side" in the York Mountain AVA. Our location is generally 15 degrees cooler than downtown Paso in the summer. You can visit dozens and dozens of fine wineries within a 10 mile radius. Be sure to take a sunset stroll on one of our uncrowded, pristine beaches less than 15 minutes from your door!

Close proximity to downtown Paso, its wonderful restaurants and wine events - this location has it all! Please note: for the comfort of the majority of our guests this is a NON-SMOKING property.

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Lisa and Randy Stromsoe
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Lisa and Randy Stromsoe

We moved from Los Angeles to the charming village of Cambria in 1979. We raised our daughter and son in Cambria until we found this slice of paradise on 25 acres just 13 minutes inland from the coast. We've enjoyed a large organic garden every year and we are currently looking forward to our 5th harvest of Pinor Noir and Pinot Grigio wine grapes from our 5 acre vineyard.

We are artists by trade and find this location to be peaceful and inspiring.

Lisa and Randy Stromsoe purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Lisa and Randy Stromsoe chose Central Coast

Two years ago we decided to remodel an existing cottage perched on the hill above our vineyard. The views are spectacular. We began offering the vineyard cottage as a nightly vacation rental in April of 2008. We've had many return guests ... everyone loves it! When we don't have rental guests, my husband and I like to lay on the grass and look up at the millions of stars.

What makes this cottage unique

After a day of wine tasting and the warm ... sometimes TOO warm weather of Paso Robles, guests love to return to the cottage which is only minutes from the tasting rooms yet up to 15 degrees cooler. We enjoy the coastal influence on many hot summer days. We love to pack a sweatshirt and head to San Simeon Cove or Cayucos for a beach walk at low tide ... no crowds. The counties BEST restaurants are 15 minutes in any direction from the cottage! Paso Robles, Templeton, Cambria and Cayucos.


Templeton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
beach towels, beach chairs, picnic supplies, maps to neighborhood wineries, massage table, yoga mats, binoculars/bird watching charts, high end beds and furnishings, DVD library, BOSE docking station for your iPod, iron/board, blow dryer, local artwork, local product honor bar i.e. local wine selection, olive oil, lavender, postcards.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

New! Artist's Vineyard Cottage Retreat
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

Comfortable hideaway with lots of special touches

  • 5 of 5

The Artist's Vineyard cottage retreat is truly a "retreat". The home is located on a hillside with a beautiful view. It feels remote and quiet yet is only minutes from vineyards to the East and Cambria and the ocean to the West.

The owners have done a superb job of equipping the cottage with high end furnishings, dishes, linens and special touches such as multiple outdoor seating and a massage table.

Nothing disappoints here! I would definitely stay again and look forward to doing so!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: William - We LOVE it when people ... notice. When they can feel the love, the little touches and most of all the opportunity to relax, which is quite important. Return again. Cheers! Lisa and Randy
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Healing Place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Lisa and Randy's little piece of Heaven several times. The energy of it starts working on you the minute you walk through the door. Its comfortable, clean and very very healing. Its always hard to leave here. Do yourself a favor and stay! Super close to some of the best wineries and winemakers in the Central Coast area.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best of the best!

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and Randy have hit a home run with this rental. We headed to Paso Robles with the intention of hitting a lot of wineries, but this house helped us in a way we hadn't expected. Total relaxation! We arrived around 3pm and were blown away by the house, its location, the ambiance, the whole set up. The house quickly became the experience we never new we were looking for. We spent four days here, and yes, we certainly visited wineries, but couldn't wait to return to the house to unplug again and again. We cooked dinner three of the four nights on the front patio barbecue, took naps every day on the front sectional overlooking the valley below, slept like we haven't in years on one of the most comfortable beds we've ever experienced, to the tune of ten to eleven hours a night. Walks through the on property vineyards, owls at night, chaise lounge and a fire pit off the back patio, the most fully stocked kitchen in all the years we've been renting, all in all the best of the best. We WILL be back.

Thank you Lisa and Randy, you gave us something far, far beyond a place to stay, you gave us peace, tranquility and a much needed recharge.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bless your hearts. You "get it" ... this experience is there for anyone who can recognize what their body and soul needs. Sometimes it's just the simplest of things. We hope you'll return soon! Next time we'll meet in person and we'll give you a tour of our art studio. Lisa and Randy
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  • 5 of 5

Ditto to the other great reviews. Very well appointed. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage with outstanding views. We woke up to several deer grazing outside the window and Robins cursing around the property. Perfect for one or two couples.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Please visit again soon! Lisa and Randy
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The setting is beautiful, lovely cottage in the hillside outside of cambria

  • 4 of 5

Our experience was excellent, the only downfall was the first morning we were there the water heater was not working and we had cold showers. The owner came up and fixed it and we had hot water by the evening

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sad that our perfect 5 star review record for over 9 years had to come to an end. Sigh. This brand new ( 4 months old ) water heater is apparently a lemon. Unfortunately the fix is going to wind up being only a band aid so the whole unit will be replaced. We always shoot for those 5 stars! We hope you'll be back to enjoy this little slice of Central Coast paradise soon! Thanks for being such great guests. Lisa and Randy
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
San Luis Obispo Municipal Airport
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Paso Robles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 46 WEST
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
McPhee's Grill
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Hearst Castle, Wine tasting, Farmer's Markets, Morro Bay Estuary and Bird Preserve, Cayucos Beach Town, Summer Music Festivals, Paso Robles/Templeton Wineries


Rates & Availability

Templeton Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

RATE QUOTES are for a single couple (1 bedroom). The 3rd and 4th person will be charged $10 per person per night due to our extreme drought conditions here in California. It is simply to help out with the additional water usage for sheets, towels, showers and dish washing. Please conserve where possible. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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