Near San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly--Free Wine Tasting and Low Off Season Rates!(52 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)
The Vista House at Rock Basin is a spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home in the picturesque Las Pilitas Valley of Santa Margarita, California. Located only 10 minutes off Highway 101, the Vista House can sleep up to Six visitors Maximum. Downtown San Luis Obispo (SLO) is a short 20 minutes commute and the beaches are 30-40 minutes drive.
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 open 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.
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Member since: 2004
- 1360 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Free Local Calls
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Garbage Disposal
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill:
- Small Cooler
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning fee 5-6 people $105
- Tax Rate 10%
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 $90.00. 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 $90.00 4-6 Guests $105.00 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 all other dates.
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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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.
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 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 card for wine tasting at numerous award winning tasting rooms throughout the area.
- Primary: +01 (805) 438-3590
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Sunny front patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or watch an evening sunset
Living room has hardwood floors, tile entry, flat screen TV and twin hide a bed
The dining area has seating for six at the table.
Kitchen counter-eating bar with three stools. Pantry door is in the background.
First Master Suite with has a queen size bed.
First Master Suite Bathroom
Second Master Suite with a queen bed, a twin bed and sliding door to front patio
2nd Master Suite bathroom
Table set for celebration dinner on the front patio.
Old Green Bridge at the Salinas River (1 mile walk) has a beaver pond below it.
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 Vista House, front view from across the pasture
42" TV and Rocking chair in Living Room. Doorway to Bedroom on the right.
Full size kitchen with all the large and small appliances, pots, pans, dishes.
Laundry room off Kitchen has a large sink, washer, dryer and door to back yard
First Master Suite has a 32" Flat screen TV and extra large closets.
First Master Suite Bathroom Tub/Shower with Rain showerhead.
Queen size bed in the 2nd Master Suite. A twin bed is in this bedroom,
2nd Master Suite bathroom has an oval soaking tub and a stall shower.
Complimentary Wine tasting is available at a variety of locations.
Avila Beach has Friday night Farmers Market...only 30 minutes from Vista House.
Cal Fire crew moves the engine as the fire destroying the cabin gets too hot!
Owner holding an orphaned Bobcat kitten...raised by a local rescue and released
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017
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