About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms + Convertible Sofa (Sleeps 8) , 2 Baths and luxury bedding
Location, luxury and landmark with a relaxed, Victorian vibe that channels Anthropologie: Come and enjoy our romantic, registered landmark, historic Victorian home and English boxwood garden with a large stone fountain in Downtown Paso Robles. The house is a few minutes walk to all restaurants, wineries, bars, breweries, artisan gelato and sweet shops, cheese shops, shopping, movie theater, the historic main square and exquisite park with a Carnegie Library, gazebo, barbecues, picnic tables, playgrounds, etc.
The property offers a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury property with tall ceilings that accommodates up to 8 people (queen sleeper sofa in the living room).
The first of three bedrooms, "The Victorian", has tall ceilings, a luxury KING size bed with a padded linen headboard, high-thread count linens, a premium down comforter and pillows. The room features a reproduction of the original wallpaper printed by an artisan San Francisco company and an ornamental fireplace lovingly restored with the 1890's tiles. The room looks out on the wrap-around porch and gardens.
The second bedroom, "The "Explorer", features lovely wood print wallpaper, a luxury queen size bed, high-thread count linens, a premium down comforter and pillows and beautiful, antique, oriental, wood carved, lacquered armoire. The room has views of the boxwood garden and a window on the wrap-around porch.
The third bedroom, "The Garden Room", is luminous with tall ceilings, and large windows that overlook the English boxwood garden, century old trees and two tiered stone fountain. The bedding includes a luxury queen size bed, high-thread count linens, and a premium down comforter and pillows. Hung on the walls are two antique English oil paintings of dogs with beautifully carved frames. A stunning, beveled mirrored, Victorian armoire offers extra storage space in addition to the wood paneled closet (there are 3 closets in the house all with lights that activate when the closet doors are opened).
The living room is adorned with tall ceilings and decorative molding, wood wainscoting and a sofa that converts to a queen size bed. A large flat-screen, high definition TV, Apple TV with Wifi and DVR are located in the living room. Wi-fi is available throughout the property. Apple TV works with your cable TV subscription, Netflix, YouTube and all of your other internet based subscriptions. All you have to do is login into your accounts. An assortment of fun games are found in the closet as well as a down comforter for the convertible sofa.
The large kitchen has a new stainless steel dishwasher, microwave and large refrigerator. There is a four burner stove and oven with plenty of pots and pans, roasting pan, serving dishes and platters, coffee maker, coffee press, tea pot, toaster, plates, flatware, utensils, etc. Also found in the kitchen is the beautifully restored, original wood burning stove (ornamental use only).
The historic bathroom features Victorian wallpaper, a pretty claw foot tub with brass fixtures, a shower head and wood wainscoting, an antique dresser with a marble top for toiletries, a pedestal sink and antique reproduction toilet (modern) with a pull chain.
The second bathroom has a large tiled shower with two large, shower heads in a rubbed oil finish, a pedestal sink with mirror and toilet.
A large built-in, stone barbecue is in the back yard off of the kitchen and wrap around porch with dining seating and tables for 8.
Just off the kitchen is a washer and dryer.
There is plenty of parking on the street without any time restrictions and there is designated off-street parking behind the house for 3 vehicles.
Sit on the wrap around porch or next to the fountain in the English boxwood garden under towering 100 plus year old trees. You can gaze back at the house and admire the workmanship and details of the Queen Anne architecture that have been masterfully restored.
Walking distance to the Downtown City Park, which is surrounded by world class restaurants, wine tasting rooms, boutiques, and theaters. Walk to and enjoy the many events that take place in the city park...The Olive Festival, Paso Robles Wine Festival, Concerts in the Park, Farmers Market, Lavender Festival are some of the events that place here. This Victorian House is a true landmark and is in the National Registry of historic homes. The luxury and detail in this home abounds down to the Victorian wallpaper. Come and enjoy the wrap around porch with a glass of wine from our local wineries.
Paso Robles Wine Region has over 200 wineries, craft breweries, and distilleries to explore in some of the most beautiful county side that California has to offer.
Hwy 46 West is well worth the drive and the scenery is beautiful as it takes you to the coast, were you can visit Hearst's Castle, shop Cambria, fish Morro Bay, or walk the beaches of Cayucos.
Call and inquire about concierge services such as spa or wine appreciation classes. This vacation rental has all the comforts of one of the finest Inns plus the benefit of total privacy for you and your group.
Keywords: Victorian House, classic gardens, vacation rental
No fires in the fireplaces or antique kitchen stove are allowed (all chimneys are capped). No smoking or drugs allowed on premises. Please leave your pets home and respect the neighbors. Fines can be as much as $500.
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- Jul 23, 2017
I am passionate about Paso Robles, its wineries and this beautiful property that I have the great honor to own as of July 2015. This historic town has been my home for over 20 years and I am excited to add the Call Booth property to my collection of properties. Another VRBO property of is Lekai Ranch located in the premier wine country area on the westside of town. One of my businesses could not be a more satisfying and fun endeavor, PasoRoblesWineries.net. The site is the premier tourism resource you access on your phone, tablet and computer with mapping and directions to every winery in our wine country and includes aerial videos, virtual tours, and blogs that are lighthearted and informative. It has given me a deeper connection with all of the warm, talented people that make up the fabric of the wine and tourism industry here.
Owner purchased this House in 2015
Why Owner chose Paso Robles
I believe that it is fair to say that the Call Booth and Carriage houses are the most desirable and prettiest properties in our historic, downtown Paso Robles. After receiving a design degree from UCLA I relished working in Florence, Italy with top fashion houses such as Ferragamo, Gucci and Pucci. With the knowledge gained from this amazing experience and many years living on the westside of LA, I am refining and streamlining the Queen Ann Victorian house's interior. I hope that you will enjoy this special, soulful house as much as I do.
What makes this House unique
The setting of the house is unique with a large garden, bubbling fountain, hundred year old oak trees and a carriage house. The Shomlers (previous owners) took the house down to its studs and gave it a new foundation in 1989. They kept the original electric switches, wood burning stove in the kitchen and added the exact reproduction of the wallpaper found during the renovation that was reproduced in San Francisco. You can also look forward to lounging on the wrap around porch, stone barbecue in the garden and soaking in the claw foot bathtub.
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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house is charming and beautiful.
The Call-Booth House was an amazing place to spend our honeymoon! The house is so beautiful and cozy. It is like stepping back in time, as the decor is true to the period. However, the house has all the modern conveniences that you may need, as well as all linens and toiletries. Lauren is a wonderful host, welcoming and very friendly. She met us at the house, and even went to get us some snacks from a local market. She showed us around the house, gave us some local recommendations, and even had some fresh flower arrangements decorating the house. The garden adjacent to the house is pretty and peaceful, and the backyard is very private and relaxing. The house is conveniently located to everything you need in town, most places are walking distance...although we almost didn't want to leave the house! Overall, we were extremely pleased with the Call-Booth house and would highly recommend it!
I live in Paso Robles but was hosting a family event and didn't have enough beds for everyone. I have passed this property several times a day for years and always wanted to see the inside so I was excited when it was listed as a vacation rental. It did not disappoint!
It was like stepping back in time 150 years, beautiful period decor and fixtures but well appointed with all the modern comforts and conveniences.
It's a few short blocks to all the action downtown and a perfect jumping off place for enjoying a visit to Paso and SLO county. Lauren has partnered with many local wineries to offer special deals to customers. We had already planned to picnic at Harmony Cellars and they gave us two-for-one wine tasting and 10% off all purchases.
Lauren met us right on time to check us in and show us how everything worked. She was available by phone, text or e-mail if we needed her during our stay and she refunded the security deposit within 24 hours of checkout.
Everyone agreed this was a very special place. I will definitely book again when I need more space!
Kate, Thank you for letting me host you at the Victorian and thank you for your kind words. It was lovely meeting you, Polly and Tim. I'm so glad your family enjoyed their stay and can imagine you all had a festive family gathering with memories that will stay with you for many years to come. Hope to host your family and friends in the near future. Cheers! Lauren
A perfectly beautiful house. Peaceful and lovely and right in downtown.
Charlie, thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed hosting you and your group added even more loveliness to the soul of the house. Hope to welcome you again in the future!
Lovely, Well-appointed Home
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay in this lovingly restored, historical home. This home has every modern convenience and no detail has been spared for the visitors' comfort. The bathrooms, bedding, and sitting areas are sumptuous. We walked to great restaurants and shops and took advantage of the owner Lauren's knowledgeable tips for our exploration of the local wineries. I also appreciated Lauren checking in with us to make sure that we had everything we needed. This is a terrific property and a wonderful base for exploring Paso Robles!
I am so happy you enjoyed your stay in this amazing historic home. We thank you for choosing the Victorian and hope to welcome you back for your future stays in Paso Robles!
Historic home in Paso Robles
As a history buff it was a thrill to stay in such a beautifully restored historic home. The location of the property, if you prefer staying in town to staying in the wine country, is good as you can walk to good restaurants and some shops. Unfortunately, one of the reasons we went to Paso at this time of year was to enjoy the weather, and the only place to do that at this property was on a tiny backporch that overlooked a gravel and concrete neighbor. Plant some privet bushes! Improve the garden! Anything would have made it more enjoyable. Also, the Apple TV didn't work, there wasn't a TV in the master, and the bedroom doors squeaked so when you went to the bathroom in the middle of the night (only one bedroom has an adjacent bath) it was noisy.
Everything else was impeccable - spotless, spotless soft white towels, terrifically hot water. Hope you can improve at least the backyard ambiance and you will have a perfect property.
Thank you for your feedback and for choosing the Call Booth House for your visit to Paso Robles.
We will take a look and see if we can enhance the bushes that are planted between our property and one neighbor (agreed they are not dense, but there are bushes). This particular neighbor chose hardscape that does not require watering because of the severe drought. The back porch accommodates 2 tables with 4 chairs each and is original to the nineteenth century house. The back porch’s primary view is the back yard with a lawn, pretty built-in rock barbecue with a century old sycamore tree and oak trees. Tables could have been moved onto the grass, there are unusually pretty views to enjoy. A large English boxwood garden runs along the entire side of the historic house and is graced with a beautiful fountain and views of another Victorian House (with a green garden) that has also been meticulously restored and maintained. The English boxwood garden and front porch would have been a lovely alternative for you to have enjoyed as it borders on neighbors with green gardens.
So sorry to hear about the door hinges and Apple TV. The Apple TV is new, so not sure how it could not have been working. We would have taken care of any and all issues immediately if you would have told me about them. Every guest receives my cell phone number and I encourage them to contact me if they need anything. And I always check in to make certain all needs are met. My goal is to make every guest’s stay memorable and as perfect as possible.
The hinges are now well oiled, the Apple TV is working and we’ll let you know about the shrubs. I hope you will visit the Call Booth House again in the future!
Such a Comfy Stay in a Truly Elegant Victorian Home
I have a special place in my heart for historical homes and this Victorian is beautifully done! From the mechanical door bell on the front door to the gorgeous light fixtures and wood floors all the way through to the lovely and authentic mossy fountain in the English boxwood garden. You feel like you were transported through time... yet you have all of the modern amenities as well!
My father, sister and I thoroughly loved our stay here. Lauren was a wonderful host... giving us a detailed tour of the home upon our arrival, recommending some fantastic restaurants within walking distance (Il Cortile is a must do) and being available via text for anything we may have needed. We will be back to Paso next year and will definitely be staying with Lauren at the Call-Booth House again.
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