Near San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly, Off Season Rates and Complimentary Wine Tasting!
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 Guest House offers travelers a comfortable and relaxing place in the country to call home. Complimentary wine tasting at several nearby wineries is available to all guests (over 21) of Rock Basin Guest Homes. 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 Guest Homes at Rock Basin Ranch are located in the quiet countryside of Santa Margarita. Tucked in a peaceful canyon off the main valley, the 1,400+ square foot Windmill House sits on 4 acres surrounded by 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.
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.
If the dates you desire show as booked on The Windmill House availability calendar, please click the link below to view listing #189213, The Vista House, our second guest home on this beautiful property. The Vista House can sleep up to six visitors.
The Guest Homes at Rock Basin Ranch offer 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 are a short 20-25 minute commute from Rock Basin Guest Homes.
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Member since: 2004
- 1450 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 26 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 2 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
May 30 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee 5-8 people $105
- Tax Rate 10%
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: $105.00 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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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!
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.
- Primary: +01 (805) 438-3590
The shady front porch and inviting lawn, perfect for relaxing with a good book.
Large, bright Living room with sectional sofa and a sleeper sofa
Kitchen has new appliances, stainless steel sink, hardwood floors & soft water
Plush Queen bed with pillow top mattress in the Master Bedroom.
Master Bathroom features a large oval soaking tub and stall shower.
Complimentary Wine tasting is available for guests over 21
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.
Fields of buttercups along Shell Creek Rd. just 20 minutes from Windmill House.
A rare summer (July) rainbow at sunset
Electric Company (PGE) using Hot Wash helicopter to wash towers across the road
Fall cattle drive at Santa Margarita Ranch. Zip line rides available, too!
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.
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.
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
Baby blue eyes carpet a field in springtime.
Birds like to nest in the vines. This is a dove nest with eggs.
Table set for an evening celebration.
Cowboys and cattle drives are not unusual sight, especially in Spring & Fall.
Owner holding an orphaned Bob Cat kitten raised by local rescue & released here.
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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