About the property
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
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)
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)
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)
- 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
- 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
- Apple tasting and a winery on our road offering fun little excursions
- Hiking in the Irish Hills nature preserve
- San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly, Thursday Farmer’s Market, etc.)
- Avila Beach (Beach activities, fresh seafood, dining, wine tasting, etc.)
- ATV’ing in Pismo Beach Dunes
- Montana D’Oro State Park (great hiking and surfing)
- 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
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.
Ryan & Anna
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This Is a beautiful space with the most incredible views.
Ryan and Anna are amazing hosts. The space is spotless, and the property is so much fun to relax at. anna is a wonderful cook, definitely take advantage of that option on your vacation! We can't wait to come back.
Exceeded all expectations. Great home and deck to take in the hills and ocean.
Very accommodating owners. Well equipped kitchen. Best deck and view. Well maintained home in fact with finishes typically exceeding most homes. Super relaxing, great for one or two couples. Will be back.
Tim and Jane,
It was so wonderful to meet and host you. We appreciated the opportunity to host you and hope that you might escape south here again! :)
Ryan (and Anna)
A very happy family of 5 - grateful parents - Memories to last a lifetime
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.
SPECTACULAR!! WE LOVE VISTA HOUSE!!
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 hosts..so 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 House..it is an experience not to be missed! Thank you, Anna and Ryan, for your warmth and hospitality..we will definitely be back!
Best of SLO
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!
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)
Beautiful home... beautiful hosts and a pair of energetic & super loving dogs :)
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 ....
Thank you for staying with us. It was great to meet your family!
Anna and Ryan
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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