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Experience Paso in style: perfect blend of modern luxury and cool eclectic vibe

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Unique 6-acre property with 3 bedrooms & 3 baths, within few minutes of downtown

This unique 6-acre property, set on top of a secluded bucolic ridge yet only a few minutes to downtown, is the perfect marriage of clean modern luxurious style with eclectic cool sensibilities. Come experience this slice of heaven.

Open the door to this stylish home and behold a chandelier of luminous handblown glass orbs illuminating over an open and airy entertainer's paradise home. A home renovated with sleek zinc counter tops and hip designer stones, balanced with touches of hand-stained wine bottle pallets from the Herman Story Winery and other unique reclaimed rustic wood.

Gather with your family or friends in the beautiful open living area: Lounge on the comfortable yet stylish oversized Restoration Hardware sofa while watching Direct TV on the big screen TV embedded in the lime stones over the fireplace; Hang out on sleek bar chairs next to the cool zinc counters in the open and fully stocked kitchen while you chat with the chef of your party, who might want to whip up a tasty morsel using the powerful 6-burner wolf range; Lounge at the oversized rustic wooden dining table built for 12; Grab a glass from the most beautiful bar you will encounter in Paso; Oh, and, unwind!

Choose your bedroom from two oversized master suites or a chic third bedroom, decorated with luxurious pillow-top designer beds and each with its own bathrooms. Check out the sleek bathrooms with cool tiles and rustic wood, stocked with plenty of fluffy white towels and upscale toiletries.

Take your glass of wine and stroll outside through any number of the french doors positioned throughout this home. Exhale and leave your city angst behind as you take in the breathtaking views of Paso Robles, views that include rolling hills with almond trees and peaks of vines on one side juxtaposed next to sweeping views of the city on another side. As the sun begins to set, you will be challenged to decide where you should sit to enjoy the awesome views of the bright city lights intermingled with the emerald greens of the rolling hills. Perhaps you will choose to lounge around the chic outdoor sofa, slip into a chair at the 12 ft. long teak outdoor dining table, grab an adirondack chair around the fire-pit, or stretch out under the massive oak tree in adirondack loungers, or stroll over to numerous secluded sitting areas located throughout the grounds.

Hard to leave such a fabulous property, right? No worries. Plenty to do right here. Turn up the grill on the gas BBQ or fire up some fragrant wood in the commercial-sized Santa Maria grill, throw on some grass-fed ribeye steaks and sausages from a local butcher for a mouth-watering dinner in true Paso Robles style. Want some activity? Play petanque or bocci ball in the ball court, throw some horse shoes, stroll the grounds, feed your inner child and swirl around with a hoola hoop, lounge in the Jacuzzi, then relax sitting around the fire pit while you contemplate the wineries to visit tomorrow.

Welcome to Illumination Ridge - a perfect marriage of outdoor and indoor living at its stylish best.


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Miwon Halt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Miwon Halt

Mom. Wife. Lawyer. Entrepreneur. Mediator. Soccer Mom. Would-Be-Designer. Passionate about family, traveling, our vacation home in Paso, the town of Paso, wine, food, designing and tennis! We live in Southern California, but fell in love with Paso Robles during our many trips up here wine tasting. We looked for the perfect location for over 2 years. It took us nearly a year to renovate every corner of this property to make it our own. We believe this property is the perfect blend of clean modern contemporary sensibilities balanced with cool eclectic sensibilities. We love this place; it is our slice of heaven. We now share it with you.

Miwon Halt purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Miwon Halt chose Central Coast

We are passionate about Paso Robles!

Paso is the fastest growing wine region in California, with over 200 wineries. Paso is regularly voted one of the best towns to move to, to visit, to live in, etc. Paso regularly makes top ten lists for having the happiest residents and great quality of life. Paso is also ideally situated: It's the midway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco; It's 20 minutes away from the beaches of Cambria and Morro Bay; It's only 45 miles to Hearst Castle. Paso is geographically beautiful: It is nestled in the rolling foothills of the Central Coast's Santa Lucia Mountains; Its landscape is dotted with majestic oak trees and untouched bucolic natural beauty; And, cows, horses and sheep roam the hills grazing on grass, the way Mother Nature intended things to be. Paso is also sophisticated. You will find numerous awesome restaurants, many of them equal to or better than what you'd expect to encounter in the big cities of Los Angeles or San Francisco. These are all the reasons why we initially loved visiting Paso. But those aren't the reasons why we decided to buy a house in Paso.

Here is what truly captured our hearts: Paso is authentic. Paso is the real deal. That nostalgic California - the one that people moved out West for way back when, in pursuit of the American Dream - the one that's really hard to find let alone dream about in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or even Napa - well, that California still exists, right here in Paso. As one young winemaker told us, Paso is a place where a person of modest means can come with nothing but hard labor, but with enough passion and hard work, you can build from ground up into something special. Paso is a special place where passion exists, hard work exists, helping each other exists. We hope you will come visit and experience this for yourself.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Experience Paso in style: perfect blend of modern luxury and cool eclectic vibe
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews

A great little house in Paso

  • 5 of 5

Met friends here for a weekend getaway. The house was really lovely; the house has been completely renovated and all the rooms are clean and modern. We made multiple meals and found the kitchen well stocked. It was very convenient to have received explicit and well organized directions and house instructions before the visit. Miwon is a thoughtful host and the house is perfectly organized for relaxation and comfort. The views from the backyard were really amazing; we enjoyed wine and the waning super moon over the Paso skyline from both the fire pit and the hot tub. Town is just a short walk down the hill and it was fun to explore the unique shops around the square. Miwon nicely recommended some detailed winery itineraries and other local highlights that we've saved for our next visit. Just could not fit it all in. Overall a great visit and we hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Quinta, CA

Memorable Get Away...

  • 5 of 5

Rarely does a Get Away exceed your expectations...but our 4 days at Illumination Ridge did just that!

Thank you Miwon for everything...your beautiful home, the welcome gift and helpful suggestions were all perfect! Daou Winery was one of the most spectacular that we have ever seen. The six of us enjoyed a fun lunch at Pappy McGregor's and dinner at Il Cortile in town. Each evening ended with a glass of wine around the fire pit overlooking the lights of Paso Robles.

The highlight of our stay was having Chef Alex of Crush Catering come up the hill to prepare a beyond delicious dinner on our last night. A perfect way to end a delightful 4 days.

We highly recommend Illumination Ridge and we look forward to returning!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible property, amazing views, super clean, everything you need in the kitchen, Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property!! Owner sparred no expense and creating a property that you don't want to leave. This house has everything you need inside and out to experience the Paso Robles lifestyle. Close proximity to wineries and to the city. A Welcome note and a bottle of Vino was just the beginning to an incredible stay.... our only regret was not renting for more days! We will be back... Thank you again, Miwon!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing. Lovely accomadations and beautiful view. Many many deer sitings

  • 5 of 5

I can highly recommend this lovely, private home.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Columbus, Ohio

Lovely private retreat

  • 5 of 5

home shared by three couple for a wine getaway. explored and discovered a new area with tastings. great restaurants, beautiful location with all necessary amenities. would return in the future to further explore.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Better than a five star hotel

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing. The house is beautiful, we didn't want to go home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Rates & Availability

Paso Robles Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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special low season
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 11 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 18 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 9 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 14 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

post stay cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Taxes are as follows: 9% County lodging tax & 1% County TMD Assessment. All terms and pricing are subject to change until final booking and execution.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Paso Robles Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sink; reclaimed wood juxtaposed next to glass tiles
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink, subway tiles
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink, hand stained Herman Story winery pallet wall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , pillow-top luxury bed, sofa converts to large bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , pillow top luxury bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Another sofa in the reading room converts to a queen bed. There is also a convertible large sofa in the Brown Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
We would be happy to help you arrange some fun tastings where you are likely to meet and hang with the winemakers. We can also introduce you to an awesome private chef. NO large parties (anything more than the number of guests staying at the house) allowed without prior disclosure and consent of owner.

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