The Old Summit Schoolhouse on Peachy Canyon Road(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bedroom/2 bath/2 acre property all to yourself w/ bocce ball, fire pit & porch
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!
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Member since: 2014
- Chateau / Country House
- 1060 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 17 - Mar 19, 2017
2 night min stay
May 19 - May 21, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 10%
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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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!
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Paso Robles, CA, USA:
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.
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The Summit Schoolhouse
The schoolhouse grounds from above.....time for recess.
View of sunrise from the porch.
Another view of great room - handmade distressed wood dining table seats 6.
Gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances.
A desk for any unfinished business.
Master bedroom with king pillow top mattress and original chalkboard headboard.
Master bathroom with marble top reclaimed wood dual vanity.
Guest bedroom with queen pillow top bed and original chalkboard.
Dusk around the fire pit.
Red team gets the points!
Daytime view of the fire pit area with outdoor dining on the terrace behind.
A hideaway for all seasons.
Enjoy morning coffee and afternoon wine on the large porch.
Great room area - original douglas fir flooring and board & batten walls.
A little bit of history....the Schoolhouse was in operation until 1943.
Hallway leading to bathrooms, bedrooms, laundry room and the school yard.
View from master off the back deck.
Master bath shower.
Hallway/guest bathroom with shower/tub combo.
A view from the bocce ball court over the school yard and vineyard beyond.
Panorama of the property.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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