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LUXURY | VISTA HOUSE above the Clouds!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 6 (4 Preferred)

Relax, recharge and escape to this luxurious retreat experience in paradise

- Best view in SLO County!

- Luxury Accommodations

- Indoor/Outdoor living

- Pet Friendly

- Wifi + 3 Smart TVs

- Hotel Clean & Comfort

- 12 minutes to SLO

- TESLA Charging Station (complimentary)

Pictures don’t do justice to the unforgettable mountain top views of the Pacific Ocean, Seven Sisters (extinct volcanoes), rolling hills, mountains, valleys and flickering lights of San Luis Obispo.

The exceptional 8-acre mountain top property (halfway between SF and LA) has two bedrooms, chef’s kitchen and a large, elegantly appointed bathroom. Indoor areas transition seamlessly into outdoor living and dining spaces through French doors and large windows. The huge 500 square foot private deck provides a comfortable place to read, relax (honor wine & champagne bar) or dine (BBQ equipped) while taking in the commanding views.

Appointed with new premium fixtures, furniture, amenities and high-speed Wi-Fi throughout. Complimentary onsite electric car (Tesla, etc) charging station. This dedicated vacation rental is professionally cleaned (fresh linens, towels, etc.) and a hotel quality experience awaits your arrival. Accommodates up to six guests, with four being ideal.

The grounds feature complimentary fresh eggs from the chicken coop and seasonal vegetables from our raised beds, gardens, koi pond, "Walter's" tortoise habitat and an incredible vista of wildlife, particularly birds who frequent our feeders and popular roosting tree.

This coastal retreat halfway between LA and SF is a short 15 minute scenic drive to downtown SLO (Thursday Night Farmer’s Market, Cal Poly, restaurants, nightlife etc.) and beautiful Avila Beach (spectacular beach, pier, shops, wineries, etc). Famous Avila and Sycamore Mineral Springs offer a therapeutic experience in a group setting or privately in secluded tubs set amongst the tree-canopied hillside. You are in a serene and peaceful setting, but not too far from all the action!

Vista House is hard to leave once you arrive, with wonderful hikes, incredible natural surroundings and bountiful wildlife. Stock up at the Whole Foods at the bottom of the hill and settle in for a memorable experience!

Ryan (and Anna)

linkedin.com/in/ryancomerford

Check out:

LIVE PANORAMIC VIEW FEED: video.nest.com/embedded/live/Xl2XynFlcC?autoplay=1

DRONE VIDEO OF PROPERTY: https://youtu.be/OsnJI6xHai0

VISTA HOUSE'S INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/visitvista (@visitvista)

House Features:

- Baby-friendly

- Pet-friendly

- Best views in SLO!

- 15 minutes to SLO or Avila

- Ample Parking

- Dedicated High Speed Wifi Feed

- Flat Screen TV's (Living Room + Both Bedrooms)

- DIRECTV (175+ Channels) with HBO, Showtime and NFL "Sunday Ticket"

- DVD + Netlix + Hulu Plus + Pandora

- TESLA Charging Station (complimentary)

Two Spacious Bedrooms:

- King bedroom sets

- Plush 14-inch Gel Memory Foam Mattresses

- Luxurious shredded memory foam pillows

- Premium bedding and linens (Fresh & Clean)

- Smart flat screen TV’s streaming DIRECTV, Netflix movies and Pandora music

- Vaulted ceilings, large windows and natural light

- Ample clothing storage with cabinets and mirrors

Living Room:

- Comfortable leather sofa-sleeper

- Flat screen TV streaming DIRECTV, Netflix movies and Pandora music

Kitchen:

- Chef’s kitchen

- Fully appointed with premium stainless steal appliances (oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher)

- All amenities to prepare gourmet meals

- Four leather barstools

- Honor system wine bar fully stocked with a selection of over 35 bottles of red, white and champagne offered at $20/bottle.

Bathroom:

- Large walk-in rain shower with water wand

- Shower benches

- In-floor heating

- Fogged glass

- Double vanity with full mirrors

- Water closet.

Deck

- Weber BBQ

- Six person dining table

- Queen size daybed

Property:

- 8 acre property

- Raised vegetable beds

- Chicken Coop

- Sulcata tortoise habitat

- Koi Pond

- Two large ponds on lower property

- Hiking routes out the front door

- Enjoy a meal at the garden dining table

- Unique sunsets

- Always above the clouds

Surrounding Area:

10 minutes:

- Apple tasting and a winery on our road offering fun little excursions

- Hiking in the Irish Hills nature preserve

15 Minutes:

- San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly, Thursday Farmer’s Market, etc.)

- Avila Beach (Beach activities, fresh seafood, dining, wine tasting, etc.)

30 minutes:

- ATV’ing in Pismo Beach Dunes

- Montana D’Oro State Park (great hiking and surfing)

45 minutes:

- Wine Tasting in Paso Robles

- Hearst Castle and Big Sur

Features:

- The Best view in SLO County!

- Luxury Accommodations - New Construction

- 15 minutes to SLO or Avila

- High Speed Wifi with 3 flatscreen Smart TV’s

- Indoor / Outdoor eating spaces

- Raised garden beds & Henhouse (complimentary vegetables & eggs)

- Hotel Experience – Very clean, fresh linens and towels

Accommodations:

- 4 Ideal, 6 Maximum

- 2 large bedrooms with king beds

- 1 Sleeper Sofa in Living Room

Pricing:

Basic (2 people): $250/night

Cleaning Fee: $75 (Applied once per trip)

Extra people: $50/person/night after 2 guests

Infants under 18 mos. $25/infant/night

Dogs: $25/dog/night

Services:

The following services are offered by Anna if pre-arranged:

Baby Sitting: $12/hr. ($5/additional child)

5 hr. Wine Tour (Anna drives your car): $150

Laundry Services $12/load

Meal Service: $30 per meal

* Services must be pre-arranged by texting with Anna by texting 805-801-0501. She will call you back.

* No access to steam room functions

* Two car MAXIMUM unless otherwise arranged.

More Details

Owner
Ryan & Anna
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Ryan & Anna

Some of our favorite things are our home and friends, preparing meals and enjoying our animals including our rescued golden retrievers Bourbon & Cider (@bourbonandcider), Walter the Tortoise, Chickens, Koi, Ryan's Tropical Fish and Anna's Ball Python.

Our favorite place is Big Sur, we enjoy movies at the Sunset Drive-In in SLO, when friends visit and preparing meals with vegetables from our gardens, local farm stands and farmer's markets.

Our favorite trip was to Italy, where we stayed in VRBO's and got engaged. We realized that less places and longer stays are the best. We like to visit communities and experience authentic people, activities and food.

Our favorite lodging places are Ventana in Big Sur for the spas, the Four Seasons in Palo Alto for the service, The Mayflower in SF for the experience and our friends floors to hang out and save money. :)

We truly love the serenity and views here and are very happy to have the opportunity to share this place with travelers from around the world. We appreciate and do not take for granted that guests chose us, stay with us and like the experience.

Anna enjoys creating artistic things like calligraphy, creating letters, crafts and care packages for friends and family, growing vegetables in her raised beds, hot springs and caring for her chickens.

Ryan likes serving guests, maintaining and improving the vacation rentals everyday, helping others create, plan and execute new ideas, planing trips and getaways and purchasing unnecessary products, services and anything else they sell on Amazon Prime.

We are grateful for the gift of life Ryan received on November 2, 2015 when he was given a heart transplant. We like to spend time together puttering around our home and enjoying our property and the wonderful people who visit us.

Anna & Ryan.

Ryan & Anna purchased this house in 2008

Why Ryan & Anna chose San Luis Obispo

This is the best vacation rental in SLO.

This is a countryside luxury escape with outstanding views on top of a mountain half way between LA and SF at the gates of the Pacific Highway through Big Sur and 10 minutes from SLO (Whole Foods, Costco, Bevmo, etc. Downtown, Farmer's Markets, Cal Poly, etc.) - Secluded and peaceful, close to SLO, unforgettable views, new luxury everything - Perfect.

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Luis Obispo - SPB
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dairy Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Novo
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: necessary

USA Today calls San Luis Obispo 'The Happiest Place on earth'. The coastal retreat half way between LA and SF is ideal - a short 15-minute scenic drive to downtown SLO (Thursday Night Farmer’s Market, restaurants, nightlife etc.) or beautiful Avila Beach (spectacular beach, pier, shops, wineries, etc). Outdoor recreational activities are everywhere!

Amenities

San Luis Obispo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Awesome
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

A surprise just outside of town!

  • 5 of 5

The girlfriend and I had an amazing time. We found out once we got to the house, we really didn't want to leave; we just wanted to relax on the porch and take in the view. You won't be disappointed if you book this property, bourbon and cider were just the treat on top of everything else. The drive to town literally took 13 mintues and it was well worth the drive. We will def be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jacob, It was really great to host Amber and yourself. Wonderful to meet you and hope that you return sometime! Best, Ryan (and Anna)
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5

Peaceful, quiet and serene!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our recent stay at the Vista House. Once you make your way up the long winding road you feel transported to a completely peaceful, quiet and serene space with beautiful natural light and ever changing views. Anna and Ryan (and their dogs, Bourbon and Cider) are super hosts, extraordinarily welcoming, warm and thoughtful. The Vista House is comfortable and well-equipped. I can't think of anything we needed or were missing. We are looking forward to another visit when we can stay longer, because we'd like to take advantage of Anna's menu of home-cooked meals. The Vista House is truly an exceptional place where you can unwind, relax and refresh your spirit.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy, It was a real please to host your group. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Anna, Bourbon, Cider and I hope that you return sometime! Ryan (and Anna)
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5

amazing views / fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. Full 180-degree views across an expansive mountain range. Private ground level apartment with an amazing deck. Anna & Ryan (and their two happy Golden Retrievers and many chickens) added so much to our stay. They both made us feel like welcome guests and old friends (and gave us our space, too). The place was amazing. The layout, decore, decadent bedding, and bathroom are all amazing. From the moment you walk in, you feel like you are in a 5-star luxury hotel (even down to the high-end source bath soap and shampoo). My family didn't want to leave, and we will definitely be returning. Top notch.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and Family, Your group is one of our favorite guests we have had the pleasure of hosting and we feel like we made new friends! Thank you for taking such good care of our place and for your advice. You gave more than you took and we owe you! :) Ryan (and Anna)
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Greatest

  • 5 of 5

Greatest VRBO ever.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! Ryan (and Anna)
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5

Wonderful and Unique Vacation GetAway!

  • 5 of 5

Anna and Ryan's rental was spectacular in many ways. First the view from the top of the mountain is awesome with a cozy deck and comfortable chairs overlooking the panoramic view below. Stars at night were brilliant. The house itself is tastefully decorated with all types of amenities. We especially enjoyed grinding fresh coffee in the morning (choice of drip or french press) and the fresh eggs from Anna's chicken coupe. The bathroom was huge with lots of counter space and the walk in shower was comparable to the best spas. We also enjoyed the range of choices for music, TV and movies.

Anna is an organic chef and one night she cooked us a delicious dinner using ingredients from her organic garden on the grounds. Excellent and tasty! (There is a small fee for that however). She added a bottle of local wine which we enjoyed as well.

Anna and Ryan were very friendly and hospitable and made us feel very comfortable and welcome. They provided helpful advice to the local wineries in the area and the Farmers market. There's food to feed their two friendly dogs and the koi in the pond.

This is really a unique and quiet location with beautiful vistas. Highly recommended if you want to get away from the crowds and relax but still a reasonable drive to activities in SLO and shopping. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi A & S, It was certainly our pleasure to host you here and we are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your review is wonderful and what we hope to achieve when hosting guests. Anna's cooking is wonderful (I agree :) ) and I am glad you had an opportunity it experience it and relax and enjoy! Hoping you return, Ryan (and Anna)
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5

Amazing!!! Truly one of a kind. Best VRBO experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent four nights at Vista House. Stunning property with magnificent views. Ryan and Anna could not be more gracious and accommodating. There were fresh eggs from their hens waiting for us on our arrival and Anna brought us a surprise bowl of plums from the property. Although remotely located atop a mountain, the drive back and forth to town wasn't too bad. The daily visits from their two loving golden retrievers, Bourbon and Cider, help us to not miss our dog so much. We cannot wait to return next summer, and the summer after that, and the summer after that....

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! It is really nice to receive such kind comments and it really makes us feel great. We appreciate the opportunity to have hosted you and we really hope that you do visit us again next year. :) Ryan (and Anna)
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning (1 per trip) $75

1.Two car MAXIMUM unless otherwise arranged
2.Absolutely no smoking indoors. Smoking allowed outside.
3.Quiet and relaxed area – no parties or loud guests
4.No extra guests without prior arrangement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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