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Near San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly, Free Wine Tasting & Wildflower Special Rates!

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Shady front porch & large lawn- perfect for morning coffee or an evening sunset

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8, Near SLO, Cal Poly, Beaches, Free Wine Tasting

WILD Flowers are here! Thanks to plentiful winter rains, the hues of white, pink, purple, red, yellow and green are beginning to carpet the valleys and hillsides. Stay Three Nights for only $1600.00/night + taxes, cleaning and booking fees for up to six guests. A bottle of local champagne, use of ice chest and picnic basket and directions to flowers are included with your stay. Only bookings of Three or more nights from 3/29 to 4/04/17 and 4/18 to 04/29/17 will qualify for the reduced rates. Your quoted price will be adjusted by the Owner to the package price.

Located a short 10 minutes off the 101 Highway and only 20 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, Mission Plaza and Cal Poly, The Windmill House offers travelers a comfortable and relaxing place in the country to call home. The Windmill House is located in the quiet countryside of Santa Margarita,tucked in a peaceful canyon of the Las Pilitas Valley. At 1,400+ square feet, the Windmill House sits on 4 acres surrounded by larger ranches and US Forest open space.

Fully furnished and equipped, The Windmill House can accommodate up to eight people in three queen size beds, a twin bed and a twin hide-a-bed. The roomy kitchen has all the large and small appliances needed for a short or long term stay. The house comes with all linens, towels, blankets and pillows for up to a total of 8 people.

Outside there is ample off street parking for vehicles, campers and RV's. The large front yard has an L shape lawn shaded by an ancient Oak tree. The back yard has concrete patio areas with tables, chairs and umbrellas and a Weber charcoal grill. There is an elevated landscaped area with fruit trees and rock roses.

Complimentary wine tasting at several nearby wineries is available to all guests (over 21) of Rock Basin Guest Homes. Guests can sip and sample some of the area's World Famous vintages from the Edna Valley in SLO to the mountains of West Templeton to the rolling hills of Paso Robles.

The Windmill House at Rock Basin Ranch offers travelers some of the closest furnished housing to events and weddings at The Grace Maralyn Estate Gardens, The Pozo Saloon, Spanish Oaks Ranch and Santa Margarita Ranch. Mission San Luis Obispo, The Jack House and Gardens and Grace Church in downtown San Luis Obispo and La Cuesta Ranch on the North side of SLO are a short 20-25 minute commute from The Windmill House.

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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 24 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is Not Allowed at this property! If you or anyone in your group are Smokers, Do Not Rent Here!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Twin size hide a bed sofa in the Living Room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) Pillow top mattresses...very comfy! One twin bed in third bedroom. Twin size sofa sleeper in the Living Room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1-Master: toilet, tub, shower

    Oval soaking tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2-Hallway: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Enjoy quiet, peaceful surroundings in a comfortable, clean vacation home far from the maddening crowds....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Small DVD movie library...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV with Free WIFI connection....moreless

  • Television:

    One 48'" flat screen in the Living room...one 32" flat screen in Master bedroom....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Lovely Hickory hardwood floors and a table that can seat 6. There are three bars stools at the eating bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Digital control thermostat...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas (LPG)...moreless

  • Garage:

    Oversize double garage with room of all of your toys...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Digital control thermostat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton linens and comforter covers...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large sectional sofa, love seat with twin hide a bed, rocking chair, 48" wall mounted flat screen TV. Beautiful Hickory hardwood floors....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two car garage and plenty off street parking available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample off street parking ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Off street parking for RV's, travel trailers or motorhomes....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (4) Local and local toll calls are FREE. Some cell phone will not get a signal here due to our mountain location....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent and softener sheets provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    FREE WiFi service available....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Many top quality caterer's are available close by....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    SLO Roasted coffee and Filters provided. Tea bags, too!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, kitchenware, knives, cutting boards and many accessories not found in most rental homes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All included with your rental...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher detergent included ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New Avonite (like Corian) counter tops, Stainless Steel sink and faucet, new major appliances and Hickory hardwood floors are included....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in over the Range...moreless

  • Oven:

    Digital temperature control for accurate cooking....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked spice cabinet. Ziploc bags, foil and trash bags privided ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Five burner gas stove with broiler...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We do not provide bicycles, but bring your own for some of the most scenic back road riding in the area. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered front porch and patios. Large patio in back yards. Gravel patio in side yard. Outdoor table, chairs, umbrellas & chaises provided...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many top rated courses within 30 minutes commute time....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available through Margarita Adventures at Santa Margarita Lake Park...10 minutes away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front lawn. Smaller back lawns. Seasonal fresh herbs in the garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ with charcoal and oak chips provided....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Large oval soaking tub in Master bathroom...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Wildflower Special
Mar 29 - Apr 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$210
$1,260 $3,300
Spring
Apr 5 - Apr 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$210
$1,260 $3,300
Wildflower Special
Apr 18 - Apr 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$210
$1,260 $3,300
Memorial Weekend
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $3,300
Spring 2017
May 30 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$230
$1,380 $3,300
Early Summer
Jun 20 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$230
$1,380 $3,300
Independence Day
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $3,300
Summer
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $3,300
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $3,300
Fall
Sep 6 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$230
$1,380 $3,300
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $3,300
Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$230
$1,380 $3,300
Christmas-New Year's
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $3,300
Winter, 2018
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$230
$1,380 $3,300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $3,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee $110
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: Quoted rates are for 5-8 guests. For Groups of Four or Less guests, your quote will be adjusted by the Owner to reflect a cleaning fee of $95.00 for 4 or less guests. The lower rates ONLY apply to groups of Four or less. If you are a group of more than four people, the higher cleaning fee will apply.

This property has an Eight (8) person Maximum Occupancy. An occupant is anyone over the age of 4 staying in the house overnight. Do Not Rent this house if your group is more than Eight (8) people.

Cleaning Fee: 1-4 Guests: $95.00 5-8 Guests: $115.00 Monthly: $250.00 or more based on the length of stay.

3 night Minimum stay on all Federal Holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Cal Poly Graduation weekend.

No Pets or Smoking Allowed. No Exceptions!


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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Location

23 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo
7.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Santa Margarita Tavern
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Atascadero Chalk Mountain
18 Miles
Nearest Train
San Luis Obispo
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101
7.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Range in Santa Margarita
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
Avila Beach or Morro Bay

Car: Necessary

Located on Rock Basin Ranch, Las Pilitas Road, 2.8 miles East of W. Pozo Road in Santa Margarita, California.....Star Gazing, Bird and Wildlife watching, Vineyard Tours, Hiking, Fishing Boating and Horseback riding at Santa Margarita Lake Park, Wine tasting, Zip Lining across historic Santa Margarita Ranch, Antique shopping, Art galleries and fine dining all await visitors to The Windmill House.....Or you can just kick back, relax & enjoy the peaceful harmony & atmosphere of our quiet coastal valley!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: Rock Basin Guest Homes Mission Statement: To be stewards of the land and its productivity while providing opportunities for guests to connect with the fruitfulness of the earth and the beauty and harmony of nature. I purchased the 4 acres the Windmill House occupies with the 80 acre parcel next door where The Vista House and the vineyards are located in 1979. I had the Windmill House built in 2003 and used it as a month to month rental for 1 year. After attending a class at Cal Poly University on Agri-Tourism, I realized there was an unfilled niche for my home in the vacation rental market. I joined VRBO in 2005 and have enjoyed much success and many satisfied and returning customers during my many years of operations. Book your next getaway at The Windmill House and see why so many of my guests book their next visit before leaving.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Margarita, CA, USA:
I converted The Windmill House from a month to month rental to a vacation rental to fill a demand for vacation rentals in a rural, country setting. Guests enjoy getting away from it all out here while only a short 20 minute commute from downtown San Luis Obispo and 30 minutes from the wineries of Paso Robles and area beaches. For summer visitors, our fog free weather is a welcome change to the cold beach house rentals and our mountain elevation keeps us cool at night. Guests can enjoy complimentary wine tasting at nearby Soaring Hawks Vineyards and Ancients Peaks Winery in Santa Margarita and several other nearby wineries.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Guest Homes are clean and well maintained with all the modern conveniences including WiFi and Satellite TV. Guest are supplied with oak bark and charcoal for the Weber BBQ, foil, ziplocs, paper towels and toilet paper so you don't have to bring these bulky items with you. Seasonal fresh herbs grow from March - October in the garden and the fruit trees in the backyard provide fresh peaches, nectarines and plums. The Guest Homes are some of the closest housing for visitors to Santa Margarita Lake Park or events at Santa Margarita Ranch, Spanish Oaks Ranch and the Pozo Saloon. Book your stay now and enjoy the luxury of a true home away from home for your next vacation.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Photos

  • Shady front porch & large lawn- perfect for morning coffee or  an evening sunset

    Shady front porch & large lawn- perfect for morning coffee or an evening sunset

  • The Living Room with new 48" TV, new sofa sleeper and Hickory  Hardwood floors

    The Living Room with new 48" TV, new sofa sleeper and Hickory Hardwood floors

  • Living room with sectional sofa.  New eating bar shown at far left of photo.

    Living room with sectional sofa. New eating bar shown at far left of photo.

  • Comfy pillow top queen size beds are in each of the three bedrooms.

    Comfy pillow top queen size beds are in each of the three bedrooms.

  • The new large third bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed.

    The new large third bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed.

  • Hallway bathroom

    Hallway bathroom

  • One of the two windmill that give the Windmill House it's name.

    One of the two windmill that give the Windmill House it's name.

  • The sunny beaches at Avila, Pismo and Morro Bay are only 35 minutes away

    The sunny beaches at Avila, Pismo and Morro Bay are only 35 minutes away

  • Baby blue eyes carpet a field in springtime.

    Baby blue eyes carpet a field in springtime.

  • Birds like to nest in the vines. This is a dove nest with eggs.

    Birds like to nest in the vines. This is a dove nest with eggs.

  • Table set for an evening celebration.

    Table set for an evening celebration.

  • Owner holding an orphaned Bob Cat kitten raised by local rescue & released here.

    Owner holding an orphaned Bob Cat kitten raised by local rescue & released here.

  • Plenty of off street parking for cars, trailers and RV's

    Plenty of off street parking for cars, trailers and RV's

  • Large, bright Living room with sectional sofa and a sleeper sofa

    Large, bright Living room with sectional sofa and a sleeper sofa

  • Kitchen has new appliances, stainless steel sink, hardwood floors & soft water

    Kitchen has new appliances, stainless steel sink, hardwood floors & soft water

  • Plush Queen bed with pillow top mattress in the Master Bedroom.

    Plush Queen bed with pillow top mattress in the Master Bedroom.

  • Master Bathroom features a large oval soaking tub and stall shower.

    Master Bathroom features a large oval soaking tub and stall shower.

  • Complimentary Wine tasting is available for guests over 21

    Complimentary Wine tasting is available for guests over 21

  • Old Green Bridge on the Salinas River now has an active beaver pond below it.

    Old Green Bridge on the Salinas River now has an active beaver pond below it.

  • Cosmos or Shooting stars are a sure sign of springtime.

    Cosmos or Shooting stars are a sure sign of springtime.

  • Fields of buttercups along Shell Creek Rd. just 20 minutes from Windmill House.

    Fields of buttercups along Shell Creek Rd. just 20 minutes from Windmill House.

  • A rare summer (July) rainbow at sunset

    A rare summer (July) rainbow at sunset

  • Fall cattle drive at Santa Margarita Ranch.  Zip line rides available, too!

    Fall cattle drive at Santa Margarita Ranch. Zip line rides available, too!

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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