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LUXURY | VISTA HOUSE above the Clouds!

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


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 6

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)

- No Deposit

- Sleeps 6 (2 King Rooms, 1 Queen Sofa bed)

- @visitvista

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)

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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


- 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.


- Large walk-in rain shower with water wand

- Shower benches

- In-floor heating

- Fogged glass

- Double vanity with full mirrors

- Water closet.


- Weber BBQ

- Six person dining table

- Queen size daybed


- 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


- 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


- Accommodates 6

- 2 large bedrooms with king beds

- 1 Queen Sized Sleeper Sofa in Living Room


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


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

Ryan & Anna
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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.


San Luis Obispo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Awesome
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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


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average rating of 4.966292 based on 89 reviews

A very happy family of 5 - grateful parents - Memories to last a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

After a long drive the day before we just wanted to get up to the home. We didn't realize just how far up into the mountain the home was located. After getting up there and realizing we had 3 kids that still needed to eat at it was after 8pm, neither my husband nor I felt like making the drive back down. You can imagine how my heart felt when Anna offered to prepare a feast of a dinner for my entire family of 5. A true blessing and it was FANTASTIC. The next morning we were able to see the long awaited view in the daylight. Despite the overcast morning, it was breathtaking. My children adored they friendly dogs and gathered eggs from the chickens. Walter slept the entire time we were there, but still an amazing thing to see in person. The home was spotless. The beds very comfortable. The shower is what dreams are made of. You feel like you are in a home where you are welcomed and wanted. It was wonderful and well worth the drive up the mountain.

Many thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best of SLO

  • 5 of 5

A picturesque property was introduced by a scenic drive. Ryan and his two golden retrievers, Bourbon and Cider, greeted us upon arrival. We also met Walter, the tortoise, and fed the koi in the pond. Ryan gave us a quick tour of the grounds. The property sits on about eight acres, with gorgeous views of the rock on Morro Bay as well as the Seven Sisters and Cal Poly SLO. The house was cozy, and there was plenty of room for five adults and three kids.

The property is tranquil and secluded but close enough to town to get a taste of SLO. The Thursday night farmers market and plenty of delicious restaurants are only a fifteen-minute drive away! If guests decide they cannot part with the sprawling landscapes, Anna is available to cook amazing meals. Unfortunately, we did not have the time to try any of her specials on our visit. We will have to try next time!

Thank you for an amazing stay, Ryan and Anna!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Starr! Thank you for the thoughtful review and thank you for sharing your incredible “Bitchin Sauce”. We have become devotees and have told all our friends. It was really nice to meet your family and we hope see you again sometime. Ryan (and Anna)
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Coral Gables, Florida


  • 5 of 5

The Vista House is a true gem! My wife, two daughters (ages 17 and 23) and I had the privilege of staying in this incredible home during our drive down from San Francisco to LA. Everything here is top notch..Anna and Ryan have truly thought of everything and are exceptional responsive, accommodating and kind. We loved the amazing views, beautiful decor, fully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need, extremely comfortable beds, fabulous bathroom and huge shower with rainfall showerhead, perfect cleanliness (and my wife is really picky) and truly everything about the property. There is not a single thing we would change, except to definitely stay longer next time! My daughters fell in love with Ryan and Anna's gentle, well-mannered and friendly dogs, Bourbon and Cider, and can't wait to return to see them again. We highly recommend the Vista is an experience not to be missed! Thank you, Anna and Ryan, for your warmth and hospitality..we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home... beautiful hosts and a pair of energetic & super loving dogs :)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here just for a night and we didnt want to leave. Its peaceful, lovely place to just sit and relax. My daughter LOVED the dogs Bourbon and Cider and the neighbor's dog Ginger. We are coming again .... :)

Anna is a lovely host. We felt like being home ....

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Naziya, Thank you for staying with us. It was great to meet your family! Anna and Ryan
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La Mesa, CA

The perfect getaway for celebrating our 34th anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property because of its reputation, amenities, and most of all its setting atop one of the mountains that surround San Luis Obispo. Our stay was just wonderful. Ryan and Anna made us feel right at home, along with their two golden retriever dogs, Cider and Bourbon. We were never more than a 30 minute drive from the many places we wanted to see, such as: Moro Bay, wine country, beaches, great places to eat, and when we decided to stay home one evening Anna provided us a great meal as one of their other services. The week was delightful.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi D & P, It was so wonderful to meet you. Anna and I appreciate your visit and do not take it for granted. Hoping we see you again sometime! Best to you both. Ryan and Anna
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Amazing views and incredible hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an amazing 6 nights at Ryan and Anna's wonderful house. We couldn't have found a more relaxing place to unwind during Thanksgiving week. Their dogs Bourbon and Cider are the friendliest and most playful dogs - and we even got to be there to celebrate Cider's 2nd Birthday. And Walter the tortoise sure does like his apples.

Anna is an amazing cook, so if you don't feel like going out or making something yourself, order from her's delicious!

Now that we're home, we're trying to figure out how we can emulate the bathroom at Vista House - not an easy feat.

Anna and Ryan - thanks again. We hope to be back soon!

David & Jeffrey

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello you two! It was really great to have you around over the holiday. Thank you for your kindness towards Bourbon and Cider - I am sure that they miss you. We appreciate that you took the time to write such a thoughtful review. Perhaps you will return sometime and if you do we will be sure to do something special for you. Also, thank you for taking such good care of the place and leaving it in such great condition. Wishing you a great winter and happy holidays. Best, Ryan (and Anna)
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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
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!




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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