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Fun & Spacious Modern Family Home on Acreage, Close to Everything

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Whether you're looking for a place to have a small family reunion, a place to get away from it all, a central location for Cal Poly, SLO or Central Coast activities, a home perfect for a wedding party/visit, a special celebration or even a business retreat, our home is perfect to serve your needs.

We call our little slice-of-paradise 'The Wild Hair Ranch' and you're invited to come enjoy it. Outside you'll love the wide-open 2 1/2 acres surrounded by micro farms and horse ranches. The amazing canyon and valley views will take your breath away and calm your wearied soul. It's just a stunning 12 mile drive through the vineyards of the Edna Valley to downtown San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly. It's only a couple miles to the historic quaint Village of Arroyo Grande. The beach is a short 6 miles away and Lopez Lake is less than 5 miles away. Wine tasting abounds just around the corner. After living 20+ years in Southern California, our traffic-free 'commutes' here are a blessing.

Inside, enjoy the fun and function of our light and bright 3,200 sq/ft modern home where mid-century meets industrial with polished, heated concrete floors, glass roll-up garage doors into living spaces, extensive library, arts & craft room, fireman's slide pole, 16 foot Caesar stone kitchen island, professional appliances, media room, spa bathroom, game cupboard, foosball and a whole lot more to make your time away unforgettable. With beds for 10 and plenty of room to spread out sleeping bags on couches and carpet, it's a great set up for a large family, 2-3 smaller families, or groups of up to 14.

Completed in March 2010, this is our family's dream home. The property, in the early stages of development, is clean and wide open. There's room to run and lots to do for the kids including tree swing, basketball hoop, trampoline, exploring and tree climbing. In addition, enjoy our outdoor fire pit, bocce ball and horseshoes. If you're so inclined, enjoy our chickens too!

The Central Coast is a wildly popular place to visit, known for its stunning coast and countryside, quaint small towns, plentiful vineyards, numerous outdoor activities, specialty restaurants, and the feeling that you are a million miles away. You will fall in love with our area and with our home – the perfect combo for a memorable escape!

Keywords: Ranch, San Luis Obispo, SLO, Central Coast, Modern, Quiet, Wine Tasting, Beach, Outdoor, Cal Poly, Arroyo Grande, Country

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Tim

We're a family of six committed to a active, purposeful lifestyle working together to fulfill our dreams. We moved to the Central Coast in 2003 and all agree we're incredibly fortunate to live here! We enjoy the variety of activities available to us here - the beach and the hills, the town and the country, the culture and the casual.

Tim purchased this house in 2010

Why Tim chose Central Coast

The Central Coast offers a unique combination of town and country life. It's a great place to live, work, play and do family life. It's also an incredible vacation destination!

What makes this house unique

We enjoy peace and quiet, a blank canvas on which to paint our dreams, a slice of country life and space to grow.


Arroyo Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Beautiful and big spa-like master bathroom
    'Kids' bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Super fun with 4 sinks, urinal, fireman's slidepole
    Downstairs Washroom - toilet , Stainless steel industrial sink & signable walls
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Media Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 11 foot sectional can be used as 3 twins or queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Full size bed (1) Twin size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Sleeping pads (2), Queen size blow up mattress (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Soaking spa tub with wood surround, double shower, fire pole, valley view, outdoor activities, outdoor fire pit, professional appliances, games, media room with flat screen, 9 ft. dining table, large seating area, plenty of room for sewing/craft/scrapbook retreats, everything needed for small family retreats/reunions


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Fun & Spacious Modern Family Home on Acreage, Close to Everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews

Graduation Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Wild Hair Ranch for an extended family celebration of our son’s graduation from Cal Poly and couldn’t be happier with our choice! The large lot provided quiet and privacy and the “attractions” (fire pole, trampoline, foosball, etc) added a fun element to our stay. We also loved the dogs, Maggie and Marley who were very friendly and great companions during our stay. It was a great spot for a fabulous time in San Luis Obispo. My niece has a new ambition – she wants a ranch house with a fire pole, trampoline and good wi-fi! Thanks for letting us use your dream home for our vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

How could they have known?! We spent four and a half glorious days at the Wild Hair Ranch, celebrating the nuptials of our oldest son. The location was perfection...we could actually see the wedding venue from the windows in the upstairs reading area. The house and its amenities were so much like home that we seriously wondered how they did it. The house is filled with tiny details that fill the space with pure and certain knowledge that love lives there and wants you to snuggle down and enjoy yourself. It was perfectly equipped for groomsmen late night talking and dreaming around a bonfire, the frenetic scurry of last minute dressing, and the exhausted gathering of a new extended family to detox after the big event. I can not thank the owners of Wild Hair Ranch enough for their gracious hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo

Relaxing, beautiful family stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Wild Hair Ranch for our mom's birthday, and we had a wonderful gathering. The house is open, clean and interesting, and everyone found their own activities. The foosball, firemans pole and trampoline kept one kid entertained while the other reveled in all the book corners throughout the house. The ping pong table, chickens and dogs were also a treat. We were able to cook at home, but the town of Arroyo Grande is charming and a minute away for coffeeshops and ice cream. Pismo beach, great wineries, and SLO are very near by for fun day outings. The house has a modern but cared for vibe with lots of light and it was perfect for us. Thank you so much for sharing your special home!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz

Great rental experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed three nights at the Wild Hair Ranch. We had a blast and really enjoyed the house and the property. The house is spacious, beautifully decorated (but comfy and livable) and had many fun options for our whole family. It rained so we were not able to spend much time outdoors, but we enjoyed the books in the library, musical instruments, art supplies, games and movies in the media room. I got to take a long hot bath in the soaking tub upstairs. We felt so fortunate to have spent a few relaxing days in this family home. It was so beautiful, we felt obliged to take good care of everything. The owners are very thoughtful and respond quickly and graciously to emails and calls. It was a memorable and awesome few days!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Perfect gathering place for a family of 10

  • 5 of 5

The Wild Hair Ranch was by far the coolest, coziest and most comfortable rental I've ever booked. We stayed there for our daughter's college graduation and loved the look of the home, the ample and comfortable seating and sleeping options and the location close to AG, Edna Valley and SLO. We went out for a few meals but spent most of our time cooking in the spacious kitchen and enjoying the QT with the family, TV FREE! It's been a long time since we conversed for hours on end without social media or TV. I highly recommend this place! Would have been nice to be there when it's warmer to take advantage of the outdoor living space. We all went down the fire pole at least once too! Thanks for sharing your home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house for family fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a three family reunion at Wild Hair Ranch and it was super! The house looks like it should be in a Dwell magazine spread - perhaps it was? - clearly the owners understand design. Yet it is not a high design "do not touch anything" type of place - super for kids and a great place to relax. Tim said it was kid friendly and he wasn't kidding! From the fire pole, art room, foosball, ping pong, trampoline, horseshoes, tree house, hammock, chickens, basketball hoop, and outdoor dogs, the kids ranging from 3-11 were all constantly entertained. We enjoyed bbqing and eating both indoors and outside. Close to Shell Beach (Pismo) which was stunning, and SLO. Great house to chill at or explore the area. Thank you so much for sharing your stunning home!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Grover Beach
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Pismo Beach
Car: necessary

wine tasting, hot springs, seasonal festivals, farmer's markets, fishing, boating, waterskiing


Rates & Availability

Arroyo Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Graduation 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Holiday weekend rates are $700 / night.

Rates are subject to change without notice and are not final until reservation is locked and confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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