Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)
Tom and Peggy O'Malley
About Tom and Peggy O'Malley
Talk about local history with the current owners, Peggy and Tom O'Malley, who were both born in Atascadero. Tom grew up next door in a house built by his father in the 1940's. Tom's first job was working in the 'Colony Orchard' at the historic home right next door. The main house was built for Harry and Minnie Peterson in 1927 by Russell Pysher, the brother-in-law of Minnie Peterson. He was also the head carpenter at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena for most of his career. Harry was one of the first businessmen in Atascadero and Minnie was a local artist. Some of her work is now on display at this home along with paintings of local scenes painted by Tom's grandmother, mother and other local artists. Ironwork in the living room and dining room was created by Edward Trinkeller, a craftsman who worked on Hearst Castle. Peggy and Tom continue the tradition of using local craftsmen to faithfully restore, maintain and expand their home. For example, local artist Mark Greenaway created the many wayfinding signs in use around the property.
Tom and Peggy O'Malley purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Tom and Peggy O'Malley chose Atascadero
We bought this property as our family home in 1995 because of its beautiful location and interesting local and personal history. We love living in Atascadero as well as being close to so many great places to explore: To the north we have; Hearst Castle - 45 min., Cambria/Cayucos - 35 min., Morro Bay - 20 min., Paso Robles - 10 min., Historic Templeton - 5 min. To the south we have; San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly - 20 min., Avila & Pismo Beaches - 30 min., Los Olivos, Buelton,Solvang - 1 hour & 15 min. We are also located about 1/2 hour from several lakes: Nacimiento, San Antonio, Santa Margarita, and Lopez. Because of our interest in California History we are pleased to be close to three of the original California Missions; San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Miguel de Archangel, and San Antonio de Padua.
What makes this Cottage unique
Enjoy a peaceful hilltop with abundant wildlife. It is especially relaxing to watch the quail, deer, and squirrels. If you would like to have a family picnic or BBQ ask us about reserving a picnic or BBQ area at no extra cost.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No parties/events - Parties and events require booking of event areas.Parties and events require booking of event areas.
No smoking - Designated smoking areas outside.Designated smoking areas outside.
Max guests: 5
Very nice clean guest house. Tom was great.
We had a very nice time at this property. Just far enough away for peace and quiet and close enough to get to town for some fun.
Lovely Cottage Getaway for our New Years Anniversary
This Central Coast gem is in a lovely part of California, and a wonderful and picturesque place to stay.
Easy access to central coast winery country (Paso Robles) and coastal wonders (Morro Bay).
We enjoyed our stay very much.
We are happy to hear it was a wonderful anniversary trip. Our best to both of you.
Peggy and Tom
The owner was very nice and our stay was wonderful. Therr is much to do including fishing, hunting, hikes, beaches are near by. I would (and did) HIGHLY RECOMMEND this property to friends and family.
Excellent little retreat
We were looking for a little get away with our little dog over the Christmas holiday. The Guest House was perfect. Felt like we were away from it all but were close to things when we wanted to be. Tom was a very gracious host.
We were so happy to be able to host you for your Christmas getaway and pleased the Guest House worked out well for you.
Peggy and Tom
Atascadero Veterans Memorial, Charles Paddock Zoo, Galaxy Theater, Local Farmers Markets, Wine Tasting
We are located just 15 minutes from the California Mid State Fair and 20 minutes from Morro Bay.