|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Seven Oaks Ranch is a beautiful 350 acre preserve just outside Santa Margarita in Pozo Valley, the heart of Central California. Historic San Luis Obispo and California Polytechnic State University are a mere fifteen miles away from our ranch which is surrounded by over 200 vineyards and wineries. The beaches of Avila, Pismo, Shell and Cayucos, as well as San Luis and Morro Bays, lie within a 45 minute drive from the ranch. Also within that range are the quaint historic towns of Templeton, Cambria, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande and Los Osos.
The Missions at San Luis Obispo and San Miguel, as well as the Hearst Castle and Pozo Saloon, also provide entertaining afternoons. Even with the surrounding activities, many of our guests are very content simply enjoying the peaceful atmosphere our Seven Oaks has to offer. Rolling hills covered with many trees of different varieties surrounding four seasonal ponds and streams provide you with the opportunity to picnic or read a book under an oak giant that has been shading that spot for over 500 years. Imagine!
Several ponds and streams usually manifest themselves during the months of February through May and can evaporate over the summer season. Drought years sometimes leave us stream and pondless until the next fruitful, rainy season.
Seven Oaks welcomes you with three available ranch homes, two of which are exclusively dedicated to the vacation rental market.
The three bedroom, two bath MANZANITA HOUSE, has a deck off the front with a gas barbecue and an enclosed 6' cedar fenced backyard area for pet containment. The large master bedroom has a king bed and a cozy sitting area. The smaller cowboy room has a bunk bed with a double bed below and single above. The third bedroom has pine walls and a cal king bed. The bathrooms are not attached to the bedrooms but are directly outside the bedroom doors. Each bathroom is supplied with a hairdryer. A washer and dryer is located on the service porch.
The large living, dining, and kitchen areas are light and cheery with a wall of french windows and doors and a great skylit ceiling. The tastefully furnished and decorated areas are supplied with standard appliances, cable television, satellite internet and unlimited national phone services excluding 4ll calls.
The GREAT OAK HOUSE, for larger groups, has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Three bedrooms have cal king beds, one bedroom has a queen bed and the remaining bedroom has twin beds. The second level master bedroom suite is the only upstairs area and is approximately 700 square feet. It has a separate seating area and an outside deck with patio chairs and an umbrella table which is shaded by a number of aging oak trees. The first level master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub. The queen bedroom also has a private bathroom. Each of the four bathrooms is supplied with a hairdryer. Two of the the bedrooms share a private outside patio with entrances from their rooms.
A separate fee structure, approval and special arrangements must be made for parties exceeding twelve people.
The GREAT OAK HOUSE has three flat screen televisions. One is located above the bar in the large pool table room with a wood burning stove, where easy viewing from the four wing back chairs create a lovely, relaxed afternoon happy hour location. A 60' flat screen television is placed in the comfortable living room, also with a wood burning stove, where larger groups can gather for the movie experience. In the den, just off the large kitchen and sitting room, is a 40' flat screen television for more intimate and informative viewing. The kitchen bar seats four people, just adjacent to the large dining room, where two 7' x 4' dining tables provide ample, comfortable dining for 16 people.
The covered and lit patio off the pool table room has a gas barbecue with a side table and burner. The front deck leads to a bonfire ring surrounded by 8 chairs looking toward the windmill and 50 year old barn. A 20' picnic table shaded with two umbrellas is available for outside dining.
The PINE TREE POND HOUSE, occupied by the owners, is sometimes made available for special occasions and events such as family reunions, weddings, church or specific interest group activities (bicycle or car rallys, corporate retreats, wine and horse groups, graduations, etc). The two bedroom two and one-half bath home has a small kitchen, two large living areas and spacious deck. Two wood burning fireplaces provide cozy living, and the family dining and game room areas are enclosed by a light and airy french window wall and door system.
The entire ranch is available for the use and enjoyment of its guests. A topographical map of Seven Oaks Ranch is supplied to visiting guests with suggested trails and activities. We also offer free wine tasting from one of our local wineries, Ancient Peaks, and child care can be arranged with prior notice.
Special supervised adventure type activities may be available and conducted by the owners if schedules and time permit. (i.e. Off-road ranch excursions, skeet shooting at Shotgun Hill, Hay rides etc.)
We hope you embrace the adventure and experience of Ranch and country living as much as we do.
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Greg and Susan Reaume retired from occupations in the Los Angeles area approximately five years ago. Greg was an attorney/building contractor and Susan an executive medical secretary. They are avid boaters and have cruised on their 53' motor sailing ketch, 'Tavana', located in Long Beach, California, throughout the gold coast of Mexico and the Baja, Sea of Cortez. Summer months often find them, in Southern California waters, sailing between the Channel Islands, Catalina Island, and down the coast to San Diego.
Currently they reside in Central California on Seven Oaks Ranch. The central coast has captured their hearts and they now spend a lot of their time improving the ranch property. Their love of the area has nurtured a desire to share their wonderful ranch with others while developing new friendships. Hence, the vacation home rental idea was conceived.
Having first acquired the interest in the ranch over 20 years ago, it has always been their plan to create a compound for their family. The vacation home rental idea seemed the perfect solution--creating a place where the extended family could congregate on holidays and reunions, while simultaneously generating some income to service and maintain the property. Since Greg and Susan love meeting new people and establishing new friendships, vacation rentals became the perfect vehicle.
The VRBO business is just now getting underway. The initial guests enjoyed the Great Oak House in the first two weeks of June, and gave 'A+' reviews in spite of the fact that some things were not finished.
An outdoor jacuzzi, horse shoe pits, a bocci ball court, and miscellaneous landscaping is currently underway at the Great Oak House. Four RV spaces with water and power, four horse corrals and extensive 3-rail white fencing adorning the ranch property is scheduled to be completed before the November 2010, the hi-rental season.
Come and enjoy.
Greg purchased this farmhouse in 1991
Central California is, in our opinion, California's best kept secret!! Low density living in an incredibly clean, clear and green environment gives the area and the people a comfortable, secure feeling where stress and tension seem virtually non-existent. The area offers just about every type of life style experience and adventure all within about a 30-40 mile radius. Beaches, bays, lakes, mountains and streams along with great wine and horse country make San Luis Obispo a spectacular place to live or visit and vacation. We've traveled extensively and find this place to be among the top spots in the world. Come judge for yourselves.
Retreat atmosphere, pristine central coast great oak ranch land, acres of trails, seasonal ponds, California untouched.
Greg is an amazing host :) We did an early check in and late check out. The house was clean and had everything we needed. We arrived on a hot day but the house was cool since he already had the air conditioner on in advance. We did the skeet shooting and he was very patient in teaching us how to do it. Greg even took our friend's daughter out in his Bobcat - that was so cool. We did bonfires every night and there was unlimited supply of firewood. We would definitely go back in the future. Housing rental highly recommended :)
We planned a multi-family gathering to celebrate grandma's 70th birthday...several couples, 6 kids, and grandma. We had a terrific time! We stayed in the Great Oak house and enjoyed every minute of it. Comfortable, clean, and modern with every amenity, everything you need in the kitchen, indoor board games, outdoor games including bocci ball and horse shoes, a bbq, and a wonderful campfire to be enjoyed underneath the stars every night. Surrounding by beautiful oak trees we enjoyed deer, wild turkeys, songbirds of all kinds, and lots of hummingbirds during our stay. Greg and his family are wonderful hosts who provided us with every kindness including a dozen delicious local eggs. Seven Oaks Ranch is a lovely oasis where you can enjoy quality family time together. We could not have asked for more and hope to get back soon.
We rented the Manzanita house for a bachelor weekend and everyone had a fantastic time. The groom told me it was prob the most fun weekend he ever had. I told him not to tell the future wife that. LOL! Susan and Greg were great hosts that made us feel extremely welcomed right from the start (but never intrusive). They recommended us fantastic activities to do and great restaurants to try. Lastly, they added a cherry on top of our fun filled weekend by taking us skeet shooting. Definitely highly recommend staying here. You won't regret it.
Bonus: Stars at night literally cover the sky. Don't forget to look up ;)
Susan and Greg went above and beyond our expectations. About a week before our arrival, I heard from both of them independently, making sure I had all the info I needed to arrive. Susan wanted to confirm our arrival time to make sure the house was ready if we were to arrive early. I told her we expected to arrive late afternoon, but as it turned out, we were stuck in horrendous California traffic ;-) and were hours late. She called a few hours after she had expected us to get there to make sure we were ok. (who does that?) She then, IN THE DARK, walked up to the house we were renting to turn on the lights and air conditioner to make sure we felt safe, cared for and welcomed on our arrival.
Full disclosure, I had been a little hesitant to rent from them because there were not a lot of reviews on the property. I even asked once if they just started renting out the house. There was a book in the living room that was about 1/2 full with many many comments from many many previous renters. They are incredibly welcoming and nurturing to guests and are very experienced hosts.
We stayed here 3 nights for our son's wedding, and it was an excellent choice. The bride's family stayed on the adjacent property, and that proximity was great. We'd happily recommend the Manzanita house to others.
We stayed at the Manzanita house for 4 nights at the end of April. There were two families with small children (ages 6, 5 and 2). We really enjoyed our stay. The house was well appointed, very clean, very comfortable and super charming. The owners Greg and Susan treated us like their own family. Greg took our boys out in his Bobcat (the highlight of the trip for them), Susan dropped off fresh oranges on our door step and gave us winery recommendations. We were in town to run a race and see the sights and found the house a perfect retreat. It is remote and quiet and a great way to unwind from the city life. We roasted marshmallows in the fire pit, went on nature walks and the dads took the boys fishing at the nearby lake. I can't recommend this house enough and we are already planning a return trip.
Central California is, in our opinion, California’s best kept secret. Low density living in an incredibly clean, clear and green environment gives the area and the people a comfortable, secure feeling where stress and tension seem virtually non-existent. The area offers just about every type of life style experience and adventure all within about a 30-40 mile radius. Beaches, bays, lakes, mountains and streams along with great wine and horse country make San Luis Obispo a spectacular place to live or visit and vacation. We’ve traveled extensively and find this place to be among the top spots in the world.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
Please contact owner about weekly and monthly rates.