2 bedroom/2 bath/2 acre property all to yourself w/ bocce ball, fire pit & porch
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 House in 2013
Why Jennifer Tesoriero chose Paso Robles
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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This home is spectacular!!! The photos don't do it justice. The proximity to many local wineries was ideal. It is quiet and has every luxury you could imagine. The homeowners were responsive and helpful! We will definitely be back!
Paso wine country
Relaxing little schoolhouse. We enjoyed our stay in the restored schoolhouse. The kitchen and bocce oourt are highlights. Near world class wineries.
A treasured piece of California history
I loved staying in this one room schoolhouse transformed into beautiful cottage! High ceilings, dream kitchen, beautifully done and wonderfully comfy beds. The owners have thought of everything, including a book on one room schoolhouses in the area with this one included. It's so beautifully done, with reminders of its past, (chalkboards!) to the outdoor sitting areas and bocce court under the old walnut trees. a real treasure in Central Coast wine country.
Words just can’t describe how much we loved staying here.....
My wife and I spent a week at this amazing property. The house was wonderful....a perfect location for the wineries on the Westside...and close enough to get downtown. We loved sitting on the front porch in the mornings drinking our coffee and around the fire pit in the evenings enjoying wine. Very peaceful and relaxing. No sounds except the breeze in the trees and the birds chirping. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked. We just can’t say enough about it. The pictures are great, but the experience is even better. Jennifer was great...very responsive to our questions. We absolutely fell in love with this place and are already planning to come back.
Chris - thank you for noting all of the special details that you and your group enjoyed. We are always happy to know if our guests love the space as much as we do. See you soon!
Amazing home and location
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home in an ideal location close to great wineries. Everything was perfect. I highly recommend staying here and can't wait to return!
Second visit to a beautifully restored property!
Beautifully restored and well maintained property! This was our second time to vacation at the Schoolhouse. The kitchen is fully equipped and well thought-out. The master bedroom and ensuite bathroom are comfortable and spacious. We thoroughly enjoy playing bocce ball at the end of the day after visiting local wineries. The Schoolhouse is located in a quiet and peaceful area where you can enjoy the bird song and watch the deer. We hope to return!
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!