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Luxury Home on 400 Acre Ranch

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10 max)

Custom built English Tudor style home located on a 400 acre ranch. This secluded ranch borders Cal Poly State University property and is situated 2.3 miles from Highway 1 on a part paved/ part all-weather gravel road. The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and sleeps 8-10 with a king, 3 queens and 2 twin beds. It has hardwood floors and granite counter tops. The kitchen is fully equipped and has an adjoining sitting area where guests can relax on a couch, enjoy the expansive view and chat with the chef while he or she prepares meals. The library is stocked with an eclectic collection of books. The home has high speed satellite internet access and good cell phone reception. There are 2 HD flat screen TV's (the downstairs TV is 47') connected to a satellite dish which provides premium channel programming. Each TV has a DVD player with a selection of titles. The living room, with its mahogany paneling, leather couches and piano arrayed before a magnificent fireplace, is reminiscent of a British gentleman's club or hunting lodge. Outside, the patio and garden have ample seating with both a wood-burning Santa Maria style bbq and conventional propane grill for your outdoor cooking experience. During the wet months, the outdoor fire pit is ideal for roasting hotdogs, marshmellos or just sitting around the fire under the stars.

Mike Kirschner, one of the owners' sons, lives in the stable building located approximately 100 yards downhill from the main house and is available to answer questions or help guests with any problems that may arise during their stay.

Guests are encouraged to bring their hiking boots and binoculars. The ranch is surrounded by rural Cal Poly property with its extensive system of dirt roads on which one can literally bike or hike for miles. For a more adventuresome and secluded experience, guests are welcome to explore the ranch itself which is home to deer, turkeys, coyotes, raptors and other native animals and birds. Those energetic enough to hike to the top of the ridge above the house will be treated to a spectacular view of Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo in the valley below and the Pacific Ocean ten miles distant.

Whether you are visiting this area to sample its world-famous wines and restaurants, to explore its pristine coastline or simply to relax and unwind, you'll be glad you selected the Stenner Creek ranch as your home away from home during your stay.

Keywords: Luxury Home, Ranch, Cal Poly, Wine Country, quiet, Secluded, Wildlife, Affordable, Mountain Biking, Hiking

More Details

Owner
Chuck Kirschner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About Chuck Kirschner

Our family has lived in San Luis Obispo since the mid- 1950's and we purchased this ranch in the early 1970's. After retiring from his medical practice, our father built his dream house on the ranch and moved there to raise British White Park Cattle. We have decided to offer the property as a vacation rental because of its unique character and ideal location near the City of SLO.

Chuck Kirschner purchased this chateau / country house in 1970

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The single most striking aspect of the property is the serenity one experiences while there. The only sounds you're likely to hear are the wind in the oak trees, cawing crows, squawking bluejays, the occasional scream of a hunting red-tail hawk , maybe a coyote in the evening and the distant sound of a train as it makes its way up or down Cuesta Grade. The outside world feels very far away even though, in reality, the City of SLO is just a short five minute drive away.

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Dairy Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Morro Bay or Avila
Nearest Point of Interest
Cal Poly Poultry Unit Parking Lot
Nearest Point of Interest
Residence
Nearest Point of Interest
Gate
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Farmhouse/Barn
Nearest Point of Interest
Stable
Car: necessary

Amenities

San Luis Obispo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjoins Downstairs Master Bedroom
    Downstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Stand-Alone Bathroom
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Adjoins Upstairs Master Bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Kids Room - 2 twin/ single , This small upstairs bedroom has 2 twins and a dresser
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with adjoining Bathroom
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with adjoining Bathroom
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Bedroom with tv and mini pool table
  • 1 King size bed 3 Queen size Beds 2 Twin/Single Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 Hammocks Picnic Ice Chests A few low-end bikes on site. for Guests ' use. Bring your own helmets to insure a good fit.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews
5

Thanksgiving 2017

  • 5 of 5

All agreed it was the best Thanksgiving ever! The home itself is beautiful and inviting. We truly felt at home. The surrounding grounds were so inviting with fires in the evenings and sunrise coming up over the breathtaking mountains. The quiet after living in the city is something to behold in itself. We all would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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redwood city, ca
5

Great secluded home

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a comfortable place for a group to hang out and feel like you're away from it all but just a few minutes from town. We had a great experience here and would certainly stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach,CA USA
5

Love Love Love

  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding in SLO and chose this magnificent home to share with family. It was perfect! So comfortable, spacious & absolutely beautiful! Highly recommend to anyone who wants to really get away! The owners were so responsive & everything was so well communicated.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful surroundings, great location and house. Enjoyed the outdoor Bar B Q and patio area with the fire pit. SO relaxing, no one around, very relaxing and yet close to town.

We really enjoyed our stay, place was clean and plenty of fire wood .

A great get away!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area and accommodations!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Fantastic Property / Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The ranch was the perfect choice for our family. My wife and I had our three adult children and their plus ones for 10 days at the ranch. While the third upstairs bedroom with the two twin beds is a bit snug, we got few complaints. The ranch set up well for folks being able to hang around the house or the outdoor areas in smaller groups, without being on top of each other The ranch is also a great staging area for trips into town, the beach or up to San Simeon. Both the dining room and under the pergola set up well for large family meals. While you get the sense of seclusion up in the hills (which was great), it was just a short trip into town, which we made often. Make sure to drive the gravel portion of the road to the ranch slowly, because of bikers and hikers and areas where there is only room for one vehicle at a time. Chuck was a great host and when there was an issue (rare), he or his son (who lives down the hill from the house) handled it quickly. We would definitely consider coming back to the ranch in the future and recommend it highly if you are visiting the San Luis Obispo area.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

To book the house, Guests must complete the rental agreement and provide the security deposit ($500 for those without pets; $600 for those with pets). Payment in full is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Rental rates are subject to change without notice and until the time the reservation has been completed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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