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Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Explore California's Central Coast from Atascadero's Portola Inn, minutes from scenic Hwy. 41 and historic Hwy. 101

Enjoy top of the hill views from the Guest House of a 1920's Mediterranean estate in the oak-studded foothills of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range between Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles.

Walk through vintage orchards and garden paths bordered by seasonal foliage native rocks, historic recreations, water features and fireplaces.

On display are many historic items showing life in the area from different time periods. See some of the artifacts from the original Colony Holding Company blacksmith shop. Attend some of the many events held in The Carriage House that is filled with historic pictures and artifacts related to carriages.




Keywords: Guest House

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(805) 440-7557

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Lazy Boy couch and chair in the livingroom convert to a double bed and twin bed. Linens provided...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Walking trails, gardens, orchards,picnic tables, swing, sitting areas, fire pits....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$160

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

Atascadero Veterans Memorial, Local Farmers Markets, Wine Tasting

We are located just 15 minutes from the California Mid State Fair! Local Shuttles are available.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Atascadero, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • View from the porch of the Guest House.

    View from the porch of the Guest House.

  • Boys relaxing in the Guest House Kitchen.

    Boys relaxing in the Guest House Kitchen.

  • Lazy Boy couch & chair convert to double  & single beds.  Both view Satallite TV

    Lazy Boy couch & chair convert to double & single beds. Both view Satallite TV

  • View from lawn adjacent to the Guest house.

    View from lawn adjacent to the Guest house.

  • A great place for morning coffee is the gazebo just outside the Guest House.

    A great place for morning coffee is the gazebo just outside the Guest House.

  • View of the Historic Main House as you head up the driveway.

    View of the Historic Main House as you head up the driveway.

  • Grape Arbor entrance sign as you head up the driveway.

    Grape Arbor entrance sign as you head up the driveway.

  • Stay to the left of the Main House following the signs.

    Stay to the left of the Main House following the signs.

  • Drive onto the Pavers in front of the Guest House.

    Drive onto the Pavers in front of the Guest House.

  • You are greeted by a turtle fountain.

    You are greeted by a turtle fountain.

  • Daffodils in the spring along one of the walking paths.

    Daffodils in the spring along one of the walking paths.

  • Boys on the front porch of the Guest House.

    Boys on the front porch of the Guest House.

  • Portola Inn Guest House has a full kitchen.

    Portola Inn Guest House has a full kitchen.

  • Enjoy the views from the dining room table.

    Enjoy the views from the dining room table.

  • The bedroom features a comfortable queen size bed and wall mounted satellite TV.

    The bedroom features a comfortable queen size bed and wall mounted satellite TV.

  • The Sneaky Woods Picnic area can seat 24 just below the Guest House.

    The Sneaky Woods Picnic area can seat 24 just below the Guest House.

  • The Tea Garden, located near the Guest House.

    The Tea Garden, located near the Guest House.

  • Sign you will see from Portola Road.

    Sign you will see from Portola Road.

  • Turn up the driveway and head toward the Main House.

    Turn up the driveway and head toward the Main House.

  • Continue toward the Oak Tree Garden.

    Continue toward the Oak Tree Garden.

  • Pull up in front of the Guest House.

    Pull up in front of the Guest House.

  • Park just in front of the Guest House sign, next to the turtle fountain.

    Park just in front of the Guest House sign, next to the turtle fountain.

  • Many restful stops along the Sneaky Woods Trail that encircles Portola Inn.

    Many restful stops along the Sneaky Woods Trail that encircles Portola Inn.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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