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Near San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly, Discounted Rates for August, Free Wine Tasting!!

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Warm days, fog free evenings and complimentary wine tasting at several nearby award winning wineries await you at the Vista House at Rock Basin Ranch. You can sip and savor some of the area's World Famous vintages from Edna Valley in SLO to the rolling hills of the West Templeton Gap to the Best Wine Region in the World...Paso Robles! Guests must be 21 years old to taste wine.

The Vista House at Rock Basin is a 1360 square foot two bedroom vacation home in the picturesque Las Pilitas Valley of Santa Margarita, California. Located an easy 20 minute commute from San Luis Obispo and only 30-35 minutes to the beaches of Avila, Pismo and Morro Bay, the Vista House can sleep up to six visitors maximum.

The spacious double master suite layout features a luxurious queen size bed in one master bedroom and the second suite is equipped with a queen size bed and a twin bed. There is a twin hide-a-bed in the Living Room for the sixth guest. The fully equipped Kitchen, comfortable Living Room and spacious Dining area separate the two master suites.

Whether you are coming for work or pleasure, for Cal Poly events, Pozo Saloon concerts or weddings and events at Spanish Oaks Ranch, Santa Margarita Ranch/Ancient Peaks Winery or at The Grace Maralyn Estate, or just a simple get-away, The Vista House at Rock Basin offers you the very best vacation home accommodations close to all Central Coast attractions.

If your desired dates are showing as booked on our reservation calendar, please click on the link below to see availability for our second home next door, The Windmill House, listing #40846. Rentals of both homes can accommodate larger groups up to 12 people.

Travelers may book directly with the Owner without incurring added booking service fees. Call us at (805) 438-3590 for details or with any questions.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1360 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 24 or older to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Families with children are welcome...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    4 inch step at front door. Grab bars at toilet and in shower in one bathroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    $100 per night surcharge for smoking on the premises. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No Pets Allowed. $100 per night surcharge if you bring your Pet or Animal here....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Comfy Queen size pillow top Sleigh bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Queen & twin bed in second bedroom. ...moreless

  • Queen size bed in one master suite bedroom, Queen size Bed and one Twin bed in second master suite bedroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom also opens to the laundry room....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Oval soaking tub with window views to vineyards....moreless

  • Bathroom #2 has a grab bar next to the toilet and in the shower stall. Guests to provide their own shampoo, soap and other toiletries....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with premium channel programming....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player with AM/FM radio and dock...moreless

  • Television:

    2 Flat screen TV's ~ one with a built in CD/DVD player...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small selection of DVDs...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area with table and six chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    3.5 Ton heat/air conditioning system. The house is heavily insulated in the inside and outside walls and ceilings....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric dryer and washer in private inside laundry room with sink....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Detached garage for storing all your toys...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage:

    Detached garage for car and toys....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Digital control heat and air conditioning....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets & bedding ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sectional sofa, rocking chair, coffee table, flat screen 32' TV...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of flat parking for oversize vehicles, boats & RV's...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local and local toll calls. Some cell phones and i-phones do not work here due to the surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton towels provide...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private inside laundry room with washer, dryer and sink....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless connection available free!...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Many fine catering businesses available nearby....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Provided with filters and SLO Roasted Coffee Company coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full selection of pot, pans and bake ware provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils, knives, and a pizza stone for use on the outside BBQ are included....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Whirlpool with detergent provided...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full size with all major and smaller appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Whirlpool built-in microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked spice cabinet. Paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, toilet paper included. Blender provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Whirlpool with top freezer and ice-maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Whirlpool Four burner gas range with oven and broiler. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Front & rear patios with furniture provided. Deck with furniture overlooking the pond, orchard & pastures....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front lawn area and large patio overlooking the vineyards, pond and mountains. It's the ideal spot for enjoying an evening BBQ or watching the sunset....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ with charcoal, oak bark and starter provided....moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Large oval soaking tub without jets in one bathroom....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 8 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$200
$1,250 $3,000
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$210
$1,260 $3,000
Fall
Sep 6 - Nov 22, 2016
1 night min stay
$210
$1,260 $3,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$220
$1,260 $2,700
Fall-Winter
Nov 29 - Dec 21, 2016
1 night min stay
$210
$1,260 $3,000
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$220
$1,260 $2,700
Winter
Jan 3 - Mar 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$220
$1,320 $3,000
Cal Poly Graduation 2017
Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$1,500 $3,000
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee 5-6 people $115
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: Quoted rates are for 4-6 occupants. For all groups of 3 or less occupants, your quote will be adjusted by the owner to reflect a cleaning fee of $100.00. This discount ONLY applies to groups of Three or Less.

Maximum Occupancy: 6. An occupant is anyone over the age of 4 years old staying in the house overnight.

Cleaning fee: 1-3 Guests $100.00 4-6 Guests $115.00 Monthly: $250.00 and up depending on length of stay

3 Night Minimum Stay for all Federal Holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Cal Poly Graduation.

2 Night Minimum Stay June1-September 1, 2016

No Pets or Smoking Allowed. No Exceptions!


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo
7.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Santa Margarita Tavern
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chalk Mountain, Atascadero
20 Miles
Nearest Train
San Luis Obispo
7.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Range, Santa Margarita
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Avila Beach, Pismo Beach

Car: Necessary

Bird & wildlife watching, stargazing, vineyard tours and a quiet, clean country home await you at The Vista House at Rock Basin Vineyards in Santa Margarita, California ~ 1/2 way between LA and San Francisco. Hiking, boating, fishing & horseback riding are as close as Santa Margarita Lake Park, 10 minutes away. Fine dining, wineries and antique shopping await you in the charming, historic town of Santa Margarita. Now open on Santa Margarita Ranch...over 3,000' of zip line in four sections take you flying over vineyards, pastures and oak forest! Ticket price includes wine tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery, a history and geology tour of the 14,000 acre ranch and flying the zip lines. Contact Margarita Adventures (805) 438-3120 for more information.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: The property was purchased in 1979. In 2003 I donated the old cabin to CAL Fire for a training exercise. The Vista House is my new replacement home and was completed in early 2005. It sits on the old cabin site and has a spectacular view of the mountains, fields, pond and valley. I am please to share with my guests the abundant natural beauty of this unique setting where I live in harmony with the land, the animals and nature.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Margarita, CA, USA:
The Vista House is my second vacation rental at Rock Basin. The Windmill House (#40846 on vrbo site) was so well received by vacationers, I decided to open the Vista House to guests, too. Both homes provide clean, modern conveniences in a quiet, rural setting that is a short 20 minute commute to downtown San Luis Obispo.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The beautiful and peaceful Las Pilitas Valley affords visitors a chance to really get away from 'it'. Nature is as close as a step outside with deer, coyotes, bobcats, turkeys, hawks, herons and a multitude of birds of every variety in abundance. Our rosy sunsets and starry nights are spectacular! The area is very popular with bicyclists because of the mountainous terrain and quiet country roads. Wine lovers can take advantage of our complimentary tasting cards and tasting the fruit of the vines in Santa Margarita, SLO, Templeton or Paso Robles. Book your stay soon and experience for yourself why we have become so popular!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Vista House

    The Vista House

  • The Dining area with new Hickory hardwood floors and new paint.

    The Dining area with new Hickory hardwood floors and new paint.

  • Master Bedroom  has a comfy Queen pillow top mattress and flat screen TV

    Master Bedroom has a comfy Queen pillow top mattress and flat screen TV

  • Bathroom with oval soaking tub and stall shower

    Bathroom with oval soaking tub and stall shower

  • Complimentary Wine tasting is available at a variety of locations.

    Complimentary Wine tasting is available at a variety of locations.

  • Morning dew drops on the tree tendrils.

    Morning dew drops on the tree tendrils.

  • Avila Beach and pier are a short 30 minute commute from Vista House.

    Avila Beach and pier are a short 30 minute commute from Vista House.

  • Old Green Bridge at the Salinas River (1 mile walk) has a beaver pond below it.

    Old Green Bridge at the Salinas River (1 mile walk) has a beaver pond below it.

  • Springtime carpet of wildflowers along Shell Creek Road...20 minutes away.

    Springtime carpet of wildflowers along Shell Creek Road...20 minutes away.

  • Another spectacular evening Sunset.

    Another spectacular evening Sunset.

  • Burning down the old cabin to make way for the new Vista House.

    Burning down the old cabin to make way for the new Vista House.

  • The crew takes a short break after a long day of fire training.

    The crew takes a short break after a long day of fire training.

  • Living room has hardwood floors, tile entry,  flat screen TV and twin hide a bed

    Living room has hardwood floors, tile entry, flat screen TV and twin hide a bed

  • Kitchen has a new sink, dishwasher, counter tops and Hickory hardwood floors.

    Kitchen has a new sink, dishwasher, counter tops and Hickory hardwood floors.

  • #2 Master Suite with a  Queen bed and Twin bed and slider door opening to patio.

    #2 Master Suite with a Queen bed and Twin bed and slider door opening to patio.

  • Table set for celebration dinner

    Table set for celebration dinner

  • An Egret hunts the edge of the irrigation pond for his breakfast.

    An Egret hunts the edge of the irrigation pond for his breakfast.

  •  A tom in full display to lure a hen.  Wild turkeys are abundant in this area

    A tom in full display to lure a hen. Wild turkeys are abundant in this area

  • Avila Beach has Friday night Farmers Market...only 30 minutes from Vista House.

    Avila Beach has Friday night Farmers Market...only 30 minutes from Vista House.

  • A Spring storm's beautiful gift...A "pillar" rainbow.

    A Spring storm's beautiful gift...A "pillar" rainbow.

  • Comos or Shooting Stars are a good sign Spring has arrived

    Comos or Shooting Stars are a good sign Spring has arrived

  • Windmill pump water for irrigation and drinking.

    Windmill pump water for irrigation and drinking.

  • Cal Fire crew moves the engine as the fire destroying the cabin gets too hot!

    Cal Fire crew moves the engine as the fire destroying the cabin gets too hot!

  • Owner holding an orphaned Bob Cat kitten...raised by a local rescue and release

    Owner holding an orphaned Bob Cat kitten...raised by a local rescue and release

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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