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350 Acre Central California Ranch Near Wine Contry

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + Library, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This property is currently rented for $540 per night.

Please contact us via this website or email to discuss special events or weekly and monthly rates.

Property Description:

Seven Oaks Ranch is a beautiful 350 acre preserve just outside Santa Margarita in Pozo Valley, the heart of Central California. Historic San Luis Obispo and California Polytechnic State University are a mere fifteen miles away from our ranch which is surrounded by over 200 vineyards and wineries. The beaches of Avila, Pismo, Shell and Cayucos, as well as San Luis and Morro Bays, lie within a 45 minute drive from the ranch. Also within that range are the quaint historic towns of Templeton, Cambria, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande and Los Osos.

The Missions at San Luis Obispo and San Miguel, as well as the Hearst Castle and Pozo Saloon, also provide entertaining afternoons. Even with the surrounding activities, many of our guests are very content simply enjoying the peaceful atmosphere our Seven Oaks has to offer. Rolling hills covered with many trees of different varieties surrounding four seasonal ponds and streams provide you with the opportunity to picnic or read a book under an oak giant that has been shading that spot for over 500 years. Imagine!

Several ponds and streams usually manifest themselves during the months of February through May and can evaporate over the summer season. Drought years sometimes leave us stream and pondless until the next fruitful, rainy season.

Seven Oaks welcomes you with three available ranch homes, two of which are exclusively dedicated to the vacation rental market.

The three bedroom, two bath MANZANITA HOUSE, nearer to the road, has a deck off the front with a gas barbecue and an enclosed 6' cedar fenced backyard area for pet containment. The large master bedroom has a king bed and a cozy sitting area. The smaller cowboy room has a bunk bed with a double bed below and single above. The third bedroom has pine walls and a cal king bed. The bathrooms are not attached to the bedrooms but are directly outside the bedroom doors. Each bathroom is supplied with a hairdryer.

The large living, dining, and kitchen areas are light and cheery with a wall of french windows and doors and a great skylit ceiling. The tastefully furnished and decorated areas are supplied with standard appliances, cable television, satellite internet and unlimited national phone services excluding 4ll calls.

The GREAT OAK HOUSE, for larger groups, has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Three bedrooms have cal king beds, one bedroom has a queen bed and the remaining bedroom has twin beds. The second level master bedroom suite is the only upstairs area and is approximately 700 square feet. It has a separate seating area and an outside deck with patio chairs and an umbrella table which is shaded by a number of aging oak trees. The first level master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub. The queen bedroom also has a private bathroom. Each of the four bathrooms is supplied with a hairdryer. Two of the the bedrooms share a private outside patio with entrances from their rooms.

A separate fee structure, approval and special arrangements must be made for parties exceeding twelve people.

The GREAT OAK HOUSE has three flat screen televisions. One is located above the bar in the large pool table room with a wood burning stove, where easy viewing from the four wing back chairs create a lovely, relaxed afternoon happy hour location. A 60' flat screen television is placed in the comfortable living room, also with a wood burning stove, where larger groups can gather for the movie experience. In the den, just off the large kitchen and sitting room, is a 40' flat screen television for more intimate and informative viewing. The kitchen bar seats four people, just adjacent to the large dining room, where two 7' x 4' dining tables provide ample, comfortable dining for 16 people.

The covered and lit patio off the pool table room has a gas barbecue with a side table and burner. The front deck leads to a bonfire ring surrounded by 8 chairs looking toward the windmill and 50 year old barn. A 20' picnic table shaded with two umbrellas is available for outside dining.

The PINE TREE POND HOUSE, occupied by the owners, is sometimes made available for special occasions and events such as family reunions, weddings, church or specific interest group activities (bicycle or car rallys, corporate retreats, wine and horse groups, graduations, etc). The two bedroom two and one-half bath home has a small kitchen, two large living areas and spacious deck. Two wood burning fireplaces provide cozy living, and the family dining and game room areas are enclosed by a light and airy french window wall and door system.

The entire ranch is available for the use and enjoyment of its guests. A topographical map of Seven Oaks Ranch is supplied to visiting guests with suggested trails and activities. We also offer free wine tasting from one of our local wineries, Ancient Peaks, and child care can be arranged with prior notice.

Special supervised adventure type activities may be available and conducted by the owners if schedules and time permit. (i.e. Off-road ranch excursions, skeet shooting at Shotgun Hill, Hay rides etc.)

We hope you embrace the adventure and experience of Ranch and country living as much as we do.

Keywords: ranch property w/several seasonal ponds, extensive hiking, walking, riding trails (bike and horse), wine country, Cal Poly SLO, wonderful seasonal wildflowers & wildlife, beautiful, peaceful setting.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2016

About Greg

Greg and Susan Reaume retired from occupations in the Los Angeles area approximately five years ago. Greg was an attorney/building contractor and Susan an executive medical secretary. They are avid boaters and have cruised on their 53' motor sailing ketch, 'Tavana', located in Long Beach, California, throughout the gold coast of Mexico and the Baja, Sea of Cortez. Summer months often find them, in Southern California waters, sailing between the Channel Islands, Catalina Island, and down the coast to San Diego.

Currently they reside in Central California on Seven Oaks Ranch. The central coast has captured their hearts and they now spend a lot of their time improving the ranch property. Their love of the area has nurtured a desire to share their wonderful ranch with others while developing new friendships. Hence, the vacation home rental idea was conceived.

Having first acquired the interest in the ranch over 20 years ago, it has always been their plan to create a compound for their family. The vacation home rental idea seemed the perfect solution--creating a place where the extended family could congregate on holidays and reunions, while simultaneously generating some income to service and maintain the property. Since Greg and Susan love meeting new people and establishing new friendships, vacation rentals became the perfect vehicle.

The VRBO business is just now getting underway. The initial guests enjoyed the Great Oak House in the first two weeks of June, and gave 'A+' reviews in spite of the fact that some things were not finished.

An outdoor jacuzzi, horse shoe pits, a bocci ball court, and miscellaneous landscaping is currently underway at the Great Oak House. Four RV spaces with water and power, four horse corrals and extensive 3-rail white fencing adorning the ranch property is scheduled to be completed before the November 2010, the hi-rental season.

Come and enjoy.

Greg purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Greg chose Central Coast

Central California is, in our opinion, California's best kept secret!! Low density living in an incredibly clean, clear and green environment gives the area and the people a comfortable, secure feeling where stress and tension seem virtually non-existent. The area offers just about every type of life style experience and adventure all within about a 30-40 mile radius. Beaches, bays, lakes, mountains and streams along with great wine and horse country make San Luis Obispo a spectacular place to live or visit and vacation. We've traveled extensively and find this place to be among the top spots in the world. Come judge for yourselves.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Retreat atmosphere, pristine central coast great oak shrublands, acres of trails, seasonal ponds, california untouched.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(97 traveler reviews)

350 Acre Central California Ranch Near Wine Contry
average rating of 4.9793816 based on 97 reviews

Amazing Getaway But Close To Everything!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented this property for a long weekend (Thurs - Sun) while we were in town for our friends' wedding. The house is incredible! The property is far enough off the beaten path that it's a truly peaceful experience where nobody will bother you, yet close enough to everything that all activities are possible. While staying at the house, we went wine tasting in Paso Robles (~20 minutes) and also got dinner in San Luis Obispo (~15-20 mins). The house itself has a nice fire pit with seating, a patio, a deck on the 2nd floor, TONS of space for everyone, a pool table, a bocce pit, horseshoes, cornhole, and wonderful beds/bedrooms. And the owner (Greg) will work with you to help meet your needs on your visit. This was the best rental we have ever stayed at, and we will definitely be looking to come back again soon for another weekend. If I could give this place 10 stars, I would!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Place to Relax and Unwind

  • 5 of 5

My family of four and a friend's family of four stayed for the weekend and had a great time. The owner was very amiable and responsive to our needs. The house is nicely appointed, very clean, well maintained and well furnished. The kitchen has everything you should need. My little boy commented on how comfortable his bed was. There are plenty of outdoor activities. While we were only at the house for a short time (we spent most of our time in SLO) we did get to see wild turkeys and deer. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant Comfort, the Best of Ranch Life

  • 5 of 5

With seven kids and now 3 grandkids, vacation has become a reunion every year. This home was so comfortable for the entire extended family, and elegantly appointed, so each couple felt they were on an exclusive "get away".

The kitchen is large and well-equipped. The 4 baths meant no waiting, and offered a genuine spa feel. Even the kids remarked on the quality bed linens.

Our hosts were so generous with their time, tools, and "toys", filling each of our 7 days with the very best of California ranch life. This is a very special place, hosted by very special people who make YOU feel special!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Segundo, CA

Simply Perfect for Our Needs

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked the Great Oak House for us and ten family/friends coming out for our son's graduation from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, last weekend, and we absolutely loved the place.

Even with that many people, the place never seemed crowded and there was always somewhere to go for a little peace and quiet for yourself. Each of the bedrooms and baths are nicely appointed and have everything that you'll need for your stay. The master suite was more than roomy and the porch off of the room was a great spot for watching all of the activities down on the grounds, whether it be the wild turkeys, ground squirrels, deer and other wildlife, to the party guests partaking in cornhole/bags and horseshoes. The Grill also came into play.

The kitchen/dining/living area is perfect for entertaining a large crowd and the game room made for a lot of competitive games of pool. Well, not really competitive but that's my problem. And the fire pit made for a relaxing close to the evenings with everyone gathering round to talk about the day's highlights and the peacefulness of the property.

Just to clarify the recommendation for "people with disabilities." My 87yo mother-in-law joined us for the weekend. She's in a walker and wheelchair with occasional oxygen. Though there are no ramps, she had no problem with her walker up/down the few stairs required to access the ranch house.

Greg was an outstanding property host who went above and beyond to make sure our stay was beyond our expectations. And Greg, keep your phone handy, I let the Cal Poly Parents Facebook page know about this hidden gem. Thank you again for providing such a nice property and being flexible to our needs. Come hell or high water, I'm going to figure out some excuse to come up and visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Our favorite HomeAway property

  • 5 of 5

A big issue with renting a place online is the worry of how accurate the photos are. Often they oversell a place. Sometimes you're left pleasantly surprised. And on the rare occasion, you discover that – while the pictures are helpful in showing/depicting the home – they undersell it enough that you are beyond excited throughout your stay there. You've hit the jackpot.

This is one of those properties.

Ten of us travelled here for an Autumn weekend getaway. The owner Greg had been very responsive and helpful with our requests & questions. On our arrival, he was both readily available yet non-intrusive, offering the privacy everyone desires with the customer service we all hope for. The property isn't the easiest to find, but he provided a useful map that made things much easier. It's on a windy (curvy, not "lots of wind") road and picking out the correct driveway takes a careful eye. Arriving during the daytime sure helps.

The place itself: The home is top notch; a perfect spot to get away from it all. The 5 bedrooms all have either king or queen beds. They're well furnished, clean, and offer ample space. The master bedroom upstairs is immense with its own bathroom & balcony. The downstairs bedrooms share a few bathrooms between them. The common areas are... *huge*. Even if it were rainy, it wouldn't feel cramped. Closer to the driveway is a spacious kitchen (multiple people can prep stuff together) with barstools facing it. To the side is a huuuuuuge dining room table; it could seat 20 comfortably. The room spills off of the kitchen and 1st living room. It faces out onto the grounds, which you can see on the cover photo. The other direction from the kitchen is the laundry room, a bathroom, one of the bedrooms and a small den/library. The first living room is directly opposite the kitchen with a big TV, plenty of couch space and comfy carpet for those who end up sitting on it. Pass through that and you're into a 2nd, larger living room. This has a few seats around a television with a full-sized pool table behind it. Again: huge.

This 2nd living room lets out to the yard where two grills (gas, wood/charcoal) sit at the ready. We spent a bunch of time out here enjoying the bocce and horseshoe courts while grilling, eating outside at the picnic tables, and playing cornhole. Theirs plenty of land to hike and bike off into.

Summary: We loved it here. You will to.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 4 of 5

We had a cousin's weekend at the property and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was large and spacious with ample space for us to hang out. We loved using the wood BBQ grill. Greg brought some out us for skeet shooting and we had a lot of fun.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central California is, in our opinion, California’s best kept secret. Low density living in an incredibly clean, clear and green environment gives the area and the people a comfortable, secure feeling where stress and tension seem virtually non-existent. The area offers just about every type of life style experience and adventure all within about a 30-40 mile radius. Beaches, bays, lakes, mountains and streams along with great wine and horse country make San Luis Obispo a spectacular place to live or visit and vacation. We’ve traveled extensively and find this place to be among the top spots in the world.


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Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Santa Margarita Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen blow up bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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