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The Old Summit Schoolhouse on Peachy Canyon Road

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,060 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom/2 bath/2 acre property all to yourself w/ bocce ball, fire pit & porch

*See special RESERVATION NOTE below.

Built around 1890 and in service as a one room schoolhouse until 1943, the Summit Schoolhouse is truly a special place. Located on Peachy Canyon Road in the Willow Creek AVA, a main artery connecting many Paso Robles west side wineries, you get to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country, while still being only 15 minutes away from all that downtown Paso Robles and Templeton have to offer.

Soaring 11 foot ceilings, give the cozy space a large and airy feel, which includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry, great room and gourmet kitchen. Situated on two terraced acres, the outdoor area is dotted with several walnut trees and includes a flagstone patio, handmade wine barrel dining table with seating for 8, bocce ball court, fire pit, native landscaping and Adelaida stone walls. Grilling outdoors on the Weber Genesis E-310 gas barbecue allows you to enjoy a game of bocce ball while getting dinner ready at the same time.

The schoolhouse was carefully restored, keeping all improvements period specific to maintain the integrity of the 110+ year-old structure. At the same time, we were able to add complementary upgrades such as marble and Caesarstone countertops in the kitchen and baths, Viking range and dishwasher, paneled French door refrigerator, Thelin pot belly-style stove in the living room, Sony HD 3D flatscreen TV, American Leather brand sofa bed (no springs...this one is so comfortable!), Wi-Fi, Direct TV and vintage lighting.

Restoratively, we recycled the 110+ year-old redwood that was taken from the original siding of the house to accommodate the addition, and use it to construct the kitchen island, over-range vent hood, window cornices and various cabinet doors. The original board and batten style wall construction was maintained throughout the new addition space and the original wood-trimmed screens were modified to fit the repaired windows. The original windows with hand blown glass panes and restored rope pulls remain in the main part of the house.

The expansive porch has seating for four and is perfect for coffee or a glass of wine and waving to the frequent cyclers that take advantage of the connectivity of Peachy Canyon Road from downtown to Vineyard Drive. There is also a dry-farmed hilltop vineyard that provides for a great view of the vine cycle from Spring to late November. After which, the area is buzzing with the local walnut harvest.

This vacation rental is a licensed business within San Luis Obispo County. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on the property.

*RESERVATION NOTE: NO SERVICING FEE! We have NOT enabled the VRBO/Homeaway online booking feature in an effort to avoid our guests having to pay them the additional 9% "servicing fee". Should you like to be our guest at the schoolhouse, please just send along an e-mail and as we have done with all of our many guests over the past years, we will send along a rental agreement and payment terms. We look forward to welcoming you!

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Tesoriero
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Jennifer Tesoriero

My husband and I have been married for 15 years and along with our two children, reside in Orange County, California. Growing up, I vacationed on the Central Coast with my parents and grandparents and have continued the tradition with my husband, our college friends and now our kids.

Through all of our various phases of life, we have enjoyed many special times with family and friends from San Luis Obispo to San Simeon. The Central Coast, and specifically Paso Robles and our little schoolhouse, hold a special place in our heart.

Jennifer Tesoriero purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Jennifer Tesoriero chose Central Coast

We love this property because of its historic charm and amazing location. Our family has vacationed on and enjoyed the Central Coast for over 30 years and feel so fortunate to now have a place to call our own.

Initially we had focused our search in and around downtown Paso Robles thinking we could never afford or be able to maintain the larger acreage properties out on the rural west side. So, when the opportunity to purchase the one-acre schoolhouse and the one-acre parcel behind it, we jumped. With the help of many friends, family and local network of business contacts, we completed the renovation/restoration a year later in August 2014.

Our family loves the location on the West Side because of its central location to many wineries, downtown Paso Robles and the coast. All of our personal favorite wineries are located no more than 15 minutes from our home and we continue to discover more favorites as the industry expands.

The home and its outdoor space offer such a relaxing respite from our busy work and school routine. Even if we only spend a weekend, we leave refreshed and ready to face the week ahead. Being that we can't spend as much time in Paso Robles as we would like is what spurred our decision to share this truly special place with others.

Amenities

Paso Robles Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1060 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite in master bedroom.
  • Master bath includes a shower and a dual marble top reclaimed wood vanity. The guest bath includes a dual marble top reclaimed wood vanity and a bath/shower combo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King bedroom with pillowtop king; en suite bathroom and double doors to back deck. Queen bedroom with pillowtop queen. Sofa bed is queen-plus American Leather brand which is top of the line with no springs and very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

The Old Summit Schoolhouse on Peachy Canyon Road
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Dallas, TX
5

PHENOMENAL!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Schoolhouse with another couple for four nights in late October and it was perfect! Without a doubt one of the best VRBO properties that we have ever rented. The renovation of this property was done the right way - the finish inside and out is terrific and would be admired by any craftsman. One never knows if the pictures on the website are the real deal, but in this case they provide a true representation of the house. It has a fantastic, well-stocked kitchen, great bathrooms, very comfortable beds, a wonderful patio area with a gas fireplace, BBQ grill and bocce ball court. A view of a vineyard across the road during the day and the Milky Way spreading across the sky on a clear night - WOW. And a couple of nice neighbor dogs that will come and greet you from time to time. I can usually find something to ding a house on, but not this one. Jennifer is wonderful to work with, extremely prompt in getting back to you, provides a wonderful compendium of favored wineries, restaurants and other activities - you can tell she loves the place. We will make every effort to go back to the Schoolhouse, and hopefully this review isn't so glowing that we can't get in.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, You are very kind with your thoughtful review of the time you spent at our home. We really work hard to keep it in the nice comfortable condition we like it to be when we stay with our family. The beautiful/quiet country setting and clear night skies are both something we miss on a daily basis! We are so glad a good time was had by all and can't wait to welcome you back. Sincerely, Jennifer and Anthony
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5

Magical!

  • 5 of 5

Everything and more. Prepare to not want to leave this gem of a home! Our girls getaway at The Schoolhouse far exceeded our high expectations. We hurried back from wine tastings to enjoy it. The home is fully loaded with high quality furnishings, comfy beds, and luxurious linens. The well stocked kitchen with top notch kitchenware was appreciated to create lovely meals. The outdoor entertaining area is beyond fabulous. The property and home are immaculately maintained. We loved and took notice of the attention to detail...old schoolbooks, chalkboards in each room (fun whimsical touch), lovely bath products, board games. The owner Jennifer was a dream to work with...responding promptly and professionally. She provided us with detailed recommendations for wineries to visit. For a magical and memorable Paso experience, book the Old Summit Schoolhouse. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie and Friends- We wanted to thank you for the sweet and detailed sentiments about the schoolhouse. So glad that our property was able to add to the fun of what was already such a fun group. We hope you will visit us again for your next trip to Paso! Sincerely, Jennifer and Anthony
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Orange County, CA
5

Best Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This house is quaint and gorgeous! The surrounding area is perfect and private! The history of the school house is awesome! The chin up bar from the 1800's is a spectacular sight! The renovation is beautifully done...modern but still holding onto the old school house feel! We went to a concert and enjoyed the great wine tasting. We felt so comfortable and right at home! The gal who takes care of the house and the upkeep does an amazing job! I can't say enough about this place! It came with everything you can think of. Like everyone else who has stayed here...we will be back, too!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the kinds words about the character and quality of our home, as we take both aspects to heart. Glad you had a fun stay and enjoyed the bits of history that still remain. And yes, our caretaker is the best - we will pass your sentiments along. Sincerely, Jennifer and Anthony
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5

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the school house -- great interior and the perfect outdoor area. We started each day with coffee on the front porch and ended each day with wine by the fire pit and playing bocce. The house is very well appointed -- authentic decor and well supplied with all the basics. Staying near the vineyards added to our experience. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy - We love our home for all the same reasons you mentioned and appreciate you sharing about your fun stay. Hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Jennifer and Anthony
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5

Nothing disappoints!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this renovated schoolhouse is a gem! We have rented many homes, both in the US and abroad, and loved this little haven. It has been lovingly renovated, with a state of the art kitchen, very modern bathrooms, great beds and comfortable seating. Along with all of that, the owners have painstakingly kept it true to its original use as a 1800's schoolhouse. It is located in a peaceful area, close to town, but far enough away to appreciate some solitude. The views are beautiful and the fire pit is the perfect place to end the day. I can say, without reservation, we will definitely return! The owners are to be commended!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shari - Thank you for such nice thoughts about the schoolhouse and appreciating its fun history. As time passes and we hear from more guests, it continues to grow even more special to us. We will do our best to keep it in top shape for your next visit. Sincerely, Jennifer and Anthony
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Kurtistown, HI
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Our three days at the Summit Schoolhouse guest cottage surpassed any rental ever. Two couples from Hawaii in the area for the Thacher winery Kentucky Derby gala. The house is very well tended and extremely well set up for guests. We were in want of nothing! Although chilly at night, the outdoor firepit and evening boce ball very fun! The kitchen is well stocked, easy to prepare food in and to entertain. We would rent the schoolhouse again! A sweet stay!

Do not miss Thacher Winery and Tablas Creek while in the area.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susi, We are happy to hear that our home served as a comfortable home base after your long trip over and for all your activities while in the Paso area. Many thanks for your kind words about the schoolhouse. We hope you will look us up again in the future. Sincerely, Jennifer and Anthony
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Hunter Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Station Paso Robles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 46 West
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Moonstone Beach, Cambria
Car: necessary

Our home, the Old Summit Schoolhouse, is located on Peachy Canyon Road in the Willow Creek AVA, which is a main artery on the rural West Side connecting many of the best wineries in Paso Robles. Within a 5 to 15 minute drive of our home, you will several amazing wineries, including Villa Creek, Law, Thacher, Opolo, Denner, Jada, Shale Oak, Jack Creek, Brecon Estate, Oso Libre, Hammersky, Halter Ranch, Adelaida, Tablas Creek, Calcareous and many other vineyards just beyond. Be sure not to miss Pasolivo Olive oil for a different type of tasting experience!

From our home, downtown Paso Robles is about a 15-20 minute drive. There, you will find the city park located between 11th and 12th Streets which serves as the centerpiece to several fun shops and great restaurants. Also located around the park are many tasting rooms, if you wish to continue your exploration of Paso wine. Depending on your taste, we are happy to provide dining suggestions.

Just down the way on 13th Street is the Paso Robles Children's Museum, which is housed in the old volunteer firehouse. Complete with the original pole and vintage rig, there are lots of educational and playthings for your little ones to enjoy. The museum includes a physical science center, grape stomp, toddler farm, theater area, market, air ball room and creation station, to name a few. Check out their site at www.pasokids.org for hours, admission and special events calendar.

Easy dining options if you have little ones: Odyssey World Café, Papi's, Berry Hill Bistro, Fish Gaucho, Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse and Taproom Restaurant at Firestone Brewery. If the kids are good, reward them with a visit to Powell's vintage candy shop!

The nearest retail is also about a 15-minute drive where you will find Trader Joes, Pier 46 Seafood, J&R Meats (lots of great items for the grill), Target, OSH, Pier 1 Imports, Michaels and various other stores. A bit further into town, you will find an Albertsons, Kohls, Walmart and Smart & Final. The towns of Atascadero and Templeton are about a 20-minute drive from the house and offer additional retail outlets, shops and restaurants.

If you wish to explore the coast for a day, our home is located exactly 30 minutes from the intersection of 46 West and Hwy 1. From here you can head North to Cambria, Moonstone Beach, San Simeon (Hearst Castle) and Big Sur. Heading South will take you to Cayucos, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach and Pismo Beach. Our family has enjoyed over 30 years of vacationing up and down the Central Coast and have many fond memories in each of these quaint towns. If you choose to stay with us, please don't hesitate to ask for suggestions on where to eat, shop and play on this very scenic route!

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Rates & Availability

Paso Robles Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Festival
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Holiday
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holidays and Special Event weekends may have higher rates and require a nightly minimum. Discount available for stays of seven nights or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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