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Near San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly--Free Wine Tasting and Low Off Season Rates!

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Sunny front patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or watch an evening sunset

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Warm days, cool fog free evenings,a peaceful countryside location 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 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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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1360 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome:

    Families with children are welcome...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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    4 inch step at front door. Grab bars at toilet and in shower in one bathroom....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. Twin size pull out bed or sectional sofa for 6th guest in Living room. ...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 mountains....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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with premium channel programming....moreless

  • Television:

    2 Flat screen TV's ~ one with a built in CD/DVD player...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,love seat sofa with twin size pull out bed, rocking chair, coffee table, flat screen 36" TV with DirecTV premium programming....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
  • Kitchen:

    Full size Kitchen with all large 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....moreless

  • Stove:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Front & rear patios with furniture provided. Front patio with tables, chairs and umbrellas overlooks the pond, orchard & pastures....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front lawn area and large patio overlooking the 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
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$230
$1,380 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee 5-6 people $105
  • 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 $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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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 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Photos

  • Sunny front patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or watch an evening sunset

    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

    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.

    The dining area has seating for six at the table.

  • Kitchen counter-eating bar with three stools.  Pantry door is in the background.

    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 with has a queen size bed.

  • First Master Suite Bathroom

    First Master Suite Bathroom

  • Second Master Suite with a queen bed, a twin bed and sliding door to front patio

    Second Master Suite with a queen bed, a twin bed and sliding door to front patio

  • 2nd Master Suite bathroom

    2nd Master Suite bathroom

  • Table set for celebration dinner on the front patio.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • The Vista House, front view from across the pasture

    The Vista House, front view from across the pasture

  • 42" TV and Rocking chair in Living Room.  Doorway to Bedroom on the right.

    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.

    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

    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 has a 32" Flat screen TV and extra large closets.

  • First Master Suite Bathroom Tub/Shower with Rain showerhead.

    First Master Suite Bathroom Tub/Shower with Rain showerhead.

  • Queen size bed in the 2nd Master Suite.  A twin bed is in this bedroom,

    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.

    2nd Master Suite bathroom has an oval soaking tub and a stall shower.

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

    Complimentary Wine tasting is available at a variety of locations.

  • 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.

  • 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 Bobcat kitten...raised by a local rescue and released

    Owner holding an orphaned Bobcat kitten...raised by a local rescue and released

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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