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Private Ranch House Resort

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Relaxing and Romantic Home with all the luxury amenities of a resort.

In the Heart of SLO Wine Country and only 15 Minutes to the Beach. This property is a 5 acre estate. The house is expansive and is divided into two suites. There is a master suite with king size bed. The master suite has spa access just outside the bedroom door. The master suite has its own laundry, full kitchen with oven, open dining room, large living room with wood burning fireplace. Outside of the living room is a patio area with a fire pit, and gated swimming pool complete with diving board. The guest suite has two bedrooms, one large bathroom, a living room, and kitchenette. The first bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and a twin bed. The living room has flat screen Satelite TV and futon sofa bed. The kitchenette has a sink, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker and induction plate. Both suites have access to a fenced yard and patio with outdoor pool, barbeque and fire pit.

Elizabeth McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Elizabeth McDonald

The owners are from the San Francisco Bay area and love San Luis Obispo county and all it has to offer to relax, recreate - the wine country, the beaches, golf, spas, art and agriculture.

Elizabeth McDonald purchased this house in 2013

Why Elizabeth McDonald chose Templeton

This is a dream home, as romantic and serene as they come. Sit poolside and just lounge and read a book. Listen to the sounds of nature.

Meanwhile my favorite seaside towns are only a few minutes away.

What makes this house unique

Very peaceful get-away, serene setting such that you never have to leave. Go for a walk on the 5 acres, a swim in the pool, or just relax and take in the scenery and wildlife.


Templeton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom in master suite main house double head shower and two sinks. Bathroom in guest suite has tub and shower, and two sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Additional futon sleeps two in guest suite living room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
This place is great for a romantic get-a-way retreat for a couple, a family vacation, or work retreat. Rent this for your own unique experience. So beautiful it could accommodate a small wedding party. Enjoy many of the lovely attractions SLO has to offer. Join a few of your closest friends for a limousine tour of the wine country or spend the day with your family at the beach. Take a kayaking class at the bay, or watch the paddlers as you dine at one of the many restaurant delights SLO has to offer.


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Private Ranch House Resort
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Santa Clarita , California

Family Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the ranch and had an absolute blast!! We had 2 families (Grandma and Grandpa too) and we were all so comfortable!! There is so much room and we loved the lay out of the house. The owners are very nice and got back to us quickly with any questions or concerns we had. We felt so at home here and the kids didn't want to leave! The pool and outdoor area are fantastic! It was so relaxing and was just what our family needed. I loved the country setting, but loved the close proximity to the market and freeway also. I would highly recommend this vacation home! I am looking forward to coming back soon! Thank you again Elizabeth and Tina for sharing your beautiful home with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Templeton Ranch House is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Elizabeth and Tina's Ranch House for our daughter's wedding in the Paso Robles area. It was the perfect home for such an event, for we were able to spread out to complete some projects and the ladies were able to get ready in the separate wing of the house. This home also allows for enjoyable outdoor dining, the pool is kept at a wonderfully warm temperature, and the green grass adds to the ambiance. We were allowed to bring dogs and they were super happy as well. The home is also well stocked of towels and sheets. You really feel like you're home away from home. The pictures don't begin to depict how wonderful this home is--cozy yet expansive. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we thought

  • 3 of 5

House is nice and big but not that comfortable.

Might be better during warmer weather but not when its cool or cold out. We thought we were renting a house with a game room so the kids would have something to do and the game room was locked up and we had no access.

What do you do during coll weather? If we had known we would have brought games. Second tv in house only got cartoon network and quality was terrible. Also wished house was cleaner. We sure were charged a cleaning fee wish the people people before would have been. Im sure they were.

Owners are not easy to get ahold of and dont respond.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redlands, CA

Amazing Ranch Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Tina and Elizabeth's Ranch property. The house is better than the photosx so much room and still had a cozy and warm feel to it. There were 7 of us staying for a long weekend and we had a fantastic time. Pool and spa were great to come home to after a long, hot, day of wine and beer tasting. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone! We can't wait to book our next adventure with them!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Women's trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Private Ranch House Resort in Templeton. We are a group of women who go on a yearly trip and have for many years. This property has been one of the very best we have ever stayed in!!! The owners are extremely gracious and respond quickly to any inquires. The pool is gorgeous, the hot tub was wonderful and the house itself is magnificent! Wineries are close by but the house is so wonderful why leave? Very well stocked kitchen, clean and very comfortable. We will be looking to stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Family Vacation at Private Ranch House Resort

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 days at the Private Ranch House Resort in Templeton. The property is expansive, with a huge master suite in the main house and walk in shower, then one other bedroom and bathroom with walk in shower and then an attached guest house with 2 huge bedrooms and a bathroom, kitchenette and living area. The main house has a fabulous kitchen and huge island with dining room area for wonderful family meals, the kitchen is very well stocked. The sitting area in the open living space is very comfortable. I can't say enough about the outdoor space, the pool area is beautiful and there is also a large green for the children to play ball. There are a numerous sitting and lounging areas by the pool and lots of pool toys and floats. The covered patio area is gated which adds that security factor if you have young children. The hottub is located off the master suite deck and can seat at least 6 people. The backdrop from the house is gorgeous, the sunsets were amazing and the house and yard is completely private. Feels like your own little slice of heaven. This is our second summer at the ranch house and we already cannot wait to return! The owners (Tina and Elizabeth) are very responsive and so easy to work with. Thank you Tina and Elizabeth for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Morro Bay; Avila Beach; Pismo; Cayuccos
Car: necessary

The Ranch House Resort is in the lovely rolling hills of San Luis Obispo in the heart of the wine country close to wineries, shopping, fine dining, golf, and the all the activities the ocean has to offer.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Minimum Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cleaning fee is $250 to (6-8 people) $300. Large parties of 9-10 cleaning minimum is $300. Extra cleaning fees and/or damage will be taken out of your security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.