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Mountain Top | Best View In SLO!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

2+ Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 10+

The "Irish Hills House" at the top of Prefumo Canyon has the Best View in SLO with stunning 180-degree views stretching from ocean, valley, mountain and cityscape. A true getaway retreat to recharge (clean & pet friendly) with a TESLA Charging Station.

SAN LUIS OBISPO: “THE HAPPIEST PLACE IN AMERICA”

Check out:

LIVE PANORAMIC VIEW FEED: video.nest.com/embedded/live/Xl2XynFlcC?autoplay=1

DRONE VIDEO OF PROPERTY: https://youtu.be/OsnJI6xHai0

The "Irish Hills House" at the top of Prefumo Canyon has the Best View in SLO with stunning 180-degree views stretching from ocean, valley, mountain and cityscape. This spot is about the incredible view, convenient proximity to SLO and Cal Poly, central location between LA & SF and surrounding activities and experiences.

Most common guest comment, "The photos do not do the views justice!".

Our pet-friendly vacation rental has two bedrooms with a king bed downstairs and three queen beds upstairs. We store an additional reserve queen size futon, roll away bed and a 2014 'Pack n' Play' for babies. There are bathrooms on each level, a large outfitted modern kitchen, potbelly stove for cozy nights and a large outdoor deck. There are great views from every window!

The coastal retreat halfway between LA and SF is a short 15 minute scenic drive to downtown SLO (Thursday Night Farmer’s Market, restaurants, nightlife etc.) and beautiful Avila Beach (spectacular beach, pier, shops, wineries, etc). Famous Avila and Sycamore Mineral Springs offer a therapeutic experience in a group setting or privately in secluded tubs set amongst the tree-canopied hillside. You are in a serene and peaceful setting, but not too far from all the action!

We are on 8 mountain top acres with world class views, hikes and wildlife right outside your door. Barbecue, share a meal and wine on the deck or picnic down by the raised garden beds. We invite our guests to enjoy fresh vegetables and eggs from the gardens and henhouse, so help yourself! In addition to our chickens, we have a pet tortoise named 'Walter' and a Koi Pond in front of the Irish Hills House.

The vacation rental is well suited to romantic & girls getaways, family friendly & cal poly parents stays, adventure seekers & coastal journeys.

This is a dedicated VRBO, which is professionally cleaned before each guest's arrival with clean and fresh, sheets and towels. The house is maintained in pristine condition in preparation to offer a 'hotel-clean' experience amongst breathtaking mountain-top views in nature and tranquility.

The Irish Hills House is across a deck from our main home. We respect boundaries and the experience is intimate and free of distraction.

We run almost full occupancy, so if you see an opening and you are ready - please book! It happens too often that we discuss a booking with a potential guest and someone else 'instant books'. This is always a bummer!

See you soon!

Anna and Ryan

linkedin.com/in/ryancomerford

* Complimentary onsite electric car (Tesla, etc) charging station.

* Two car MAXIMUM unless otherwise arranged.

FEATURES:

- Baby-friendly

- Pet-friendly

- Best views in SLO!

- 12 minutes to SLO or Avila

- Air Conditioning

- Ample Parking

- Dedicated High Speed Wifi Feed

- Flat Screen TV's (Downstairs & Upstairs)

- DIRECTV (175+ Channels) with HBO, Showtime and NFL "Sunday Ticket"

- DVD + Netlix + Hulu Plus + Pandora

- Weber BBQ

- Raised garden beds & complimentary vegetables

- Henhouse & complimentary eggs

- Clean and fresh linens and towels

- Dogs allowed ($25 per dog, per night). Please arrange prior to visit.

- TESLA Charging Station (complimentary)

ACCOMMODATIONS:

- 2-5 (Lots of Space!), 6-8 (A little tight!), 9+ (Better be good friends!)

- 1 king bed (downstairs) & 3 queen beds (upstairs) + Extra Beds (raised queen sized insta-bed, double futon bed & 39 inch rollaway bed in the supply closet).

PRICING:

Basic (2 people): $225/night

Cleaning Fee: $75 (Applied once per trip)

Extra people: $35/person/night after 2 guests

Infants under 18 mos. $25/infant/night

Dogs: $25/dog/night

SERVICES:

The following services are offered by Anna if pre-arranged:

Baby Sitting: $12/hr. ($5/additional child)

5 hr. Wine Tour (Anna drives your car): $150

Laundry Services $12/load

Meal Service: $30 per meal

* Services must be pre-arranged by texting with Anna by texting 805-801-0501. She will call you back.

More Details

Owner
Ryan & Anna
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Ryan & Anna

Some of our favorite things are our home and friends, preparing meals and enjoying our animals including our rescued golden retrievers Bourbon & Cider (@bourbonandcider), Walter the Tortoise, Chickens, Koi, Ryan's Tropical Fish and Anna's Ball Python.

Our favorite place is Big Sur, we enjoy movies at the Sunset Drive-In in SLO, when friends visit and preparing meals with vegetables from our gardens, local farm stands and farmer's markets.

Our favorite trip was to Italy, where we stayed in Airbnb's and got engaged. We realized that less places and longer stays are the best. We like to visit communities and experience authentic people, activities and food.

Our favorite lodging places are Ventana in Big Sur for the spas, the Four Seasons in Palo Alto for the service, The Mayflower in SF for the experience and our friends floors to hang out and save money. :)

We get excited when we get good reviews and positive comments at our VRBO's (@visitvista). We truly love the serenity and views here and are very happy to have the opportunity to share this place with travelers from around the world. We appreciate and do not take for granted that guests chose us, stay with us and like the experience.

Anna enjoys creating artistic things like calligraphy, creating letters, crafts and care packages for friends and family, growing vegetables in her raised beds, hot springs and caring for her chickens.

Ryan likes serving guests, maintaining and improving the vacation rentals everyday, helping others create, plan and execute new ideas, planing trips and getaways and purchasing unnecessary products, services and anything else they sell on Amazon Prime.

We are grateful for the gift of life Ryan received on November 2, 2015 when he was given a heart transplant. We like to spend time together puttering around our home and enjoying our property and the wonderful people who visit us.

Anna & Ryan.

Ryan & Anna purchased this house in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ryan and Anna were wonderful hosts. They were very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed for the stay. The location and view is truly amazing. It was definitely worth the drive up the mountain. Next time we are in SLO, we will not hesitate to contact Ryan and Anna.
Sep 2013
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Amenities

San Luis Obispo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bedroom has 2 queen beds
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is the small lean-to room (like a big closet)
  • Downstairs bathroom has a king bed, upstairs rooms have 3 queens. We have a large couch, futon, rollaway and inflatable bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Mountain Top | Best View In SLO!
average rating of 4.890909 based on 115 reviews
5

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean with beautiful view and above the marine layer of the coast. A little off the beaten path but a retreat away from the busyness of the beach front communities

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to host you and your family Lori. Thank you for staying with us. Ryan (and Anna)
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5

Five Stars for Irish Hills House and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Perfect perch for relaxation in SLO. Views are beautiful. Accommodations are well-appointed. Well-mannered and well-loved animals made the home even more inviting for us. But the best feature of the property is the exceptional care and hospitality offered by Anna and Ryan. Already looking forward to future visits.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Margy, Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure to meet you. We appreciate your positive comments, of course, we have only appreciation to you for your stay. Best to you and PLEASE do return. Ryan (and Anna)
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5

Heaven in the Hills

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Irish Hills guest house. Everything was just wonderful. We love the view. The Patio is our favorite place to be other than the extremely comfy bed downstairs. ( I did miss a nightstand on my side of the bed and a place to hang a few dresses that was there last time ).

Walter the turtle is a character , very friendly and loves our leftover veggies. I love collecting fresh herbs( rosemary, chives, lettuce and more) and eggs from the chickens. Best place to unplug, regroup and just BE with your loved one.................Cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Teresa, This is Ryan. I have been on the road and I know that your first visit was just prior to my transplant. I remember being in the hospital and Anna calling you. We are very thankful you came back. Thank you for the great review and even more than that thank you for the ideas for improvement. Will take your suggestions and make changes! Ryan (and Anna)
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5

Perfect getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 21-year old daughter, and 16-year old son spent 4 nights at Irish Hills House, and it was so wonderful! The accommodations were perfect (the mattresses so comfortable!), the view is indescribably breathtaking, Ryan and Anna were the perfect hosts, Bourbon and Cider were so much fun and helped fill the void of our 2 dogs at home. Walter the tortoise was fun to feed and watch. It's so close to Morro Bay and Avila Beach. I could go on and on. I highly recommend this location, and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dalton family, It was so great to meet you and the animals are so happy that you were so nice to them. Bourbon and Cider will miss you and they say "thanks" for playing with them. Hope that the drive back to TX was fast and easy. :) Ryan (and Anna)
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The views, the hospitality, everything was absolutely amazing! Anna and Ryan are extremely accommodating and made our stay so comfortable! We will be back again and again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ashley, Thank you for the sweet review! We were so happy to host you. We appreciate your stay and don't take it for granted. Ryan and Anna
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5

The property is like something from a fairy tale

  • 5 of 5

First you drive down a windy canyon road lined with trees for about 5 miles. Then you realize you're on top of the mountain looking out over the bay. From the deck, the seven sisters (volcanic peaks) are all on show. It's not easy to put the view into words. It's really incredible. The hosts are friendly and lend their two golden retrievers and pet tortoise to keep you company. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Drew, Thank you for wonderful review. It was wonderful to host you. Thank you for being so kind to Bourbon and Cider. Have a wonderful California trip and hope that you return sometime. Ryan (and Anna)
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Luis Obispo - SPB
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dairy Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: necessary

USA Today calls San Luis Obispo 'The Happiest Place on earth'. The coastal retreat half way between LA and SF is ideal - a short 15-minute scenic drive to downtown SLO (Thursday Night Farmer’s Market, restaurants, nightlife etc.) or beautiful Avila Beach (spectacular beach, pier, shops, wineries, etc). Outdoor recreational activities are everywhere!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Pet Fee $25

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

Basic (2 people) $199/night
Cleaning Fee $75 (Applied once per trip)
Extra people/dogs: $40/person/night after 2 guests

Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

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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