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Serene Retreat With Lofty 50 Mile Views Of Paso Robles Wine Country.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, With Expansive Wine Country Views

The Emma Jeanne guest house at Clare Ranch Vineyard and Winery is located in the exclusive Templeton Gap AVA of the famous Paso Robles West side. The guest house is located on a family run farm in a California agricultural preserve and specializes in growing ultra premium Bordeaux and Rhone grape varieties as well as dry farmed walnuts. Many of the walnut trees are over 85 years old. The private guest house feels a world away but is conveniently located only 4 miles from Highway 101, Trader Joes, local meat and fish markets, restaurants and all that historic downtown Templeton has to offer.

The guest house includes a comfortable living space with leather couches and entertainment center which includes: Direct tv, Blueray disk player, modern record player, and mp3 player. A six person dining area is perfect for small entertaining or family meals. Kitchen includes: dishwasher, gas stove and oven, refridgerator, garbage disposal, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and cooking amenities for most any meal. The master bedroom includes a California King bed, walk in closet, ceiling fan and spectacular 50 mile view. The middle guest bedroom includes a queen size bed and standard closet with a garden and winery view. The third bedroom includes a double bed. Bathroom has a shower and tub, one sink and towel supply. Laundry room includes an LG washer and dryer and basic utility area. Outdoor amenities include a wrap around deck with three benches for endless views and relaxation. Santa Maria Style BBQ with real oak wood for the grill and sitting area. Horse shoe pits and children's swing area are also available upon request. Other amenities include: Air conditioning and heating, wood burning fireplace, ceiling fans (2), modern record player with quality Denon speaker sound.

Relax and enjoy expansive views of Paso Robles wine country and share in part of the laid-back central coast rural lifestyle.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Property Manager/Owner

Brenden and Carrie Wood own and operate Clare Ranch; a boutique vineyard, winery and walnut property located in the Templeton Gap sub appellation of the Paso Robles AVA. Both Carrie and Brenden graduated from Cal Poly, SLO in the early 2000's. Brenden works among some of the best wine industry professionals as a wine maker for one of the most well known and nationally recognized wineries in central California. He enjoys doing tractor work and maintenance around Clare Ranch in his spare time on the weekends and afternoons. Carrie McDonnell Wood has a PhD in Viticulture from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. She worked as a Viticulturist for 11 years. Carrie now teaches part time at Cal Poly in the Wine and Viticulture department and spends much of her other time managing Clare Ranch and raising their three children.

Property Manager/Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Templeton

We were immediately enamored with this property when we first saw it and bought it. Named after the amazing hills and family heritage of Clare County Ireland, this property has spectacular views of all surrounding hills. To the north is a 50 mile view of the Paso Robles basin, west brings the comforting cool breeze of the Cayucos-Morro Bay ocean, and the eastern hills offer a welcoming sunrise to make any morning, a 'good' morning. Clare Ranch offers a beautiful serene setting any season of the year.


Templeton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    guest bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    guest bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master: California King, variable speed ceiling fan, walk in closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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Serene Retreat With Lofty 50 Mile Views Of Paso Robles Wine Country.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Privacy, beautiful scenery

  • 4 of 5

All six of house had a good time, although with one bathroom it was a little difficult to manage, but we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, private location. Close to town, restaurants, and many other activities. Will return next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Beautiful and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

The house and setting — spectacular views from the generous deck — are even more fabulous than the photos suggest. No complaints, only a couple of suggestions. It would be nice to have some comfortable deck chairs. Also the lighting inside could be better; it was hard to read in parts of the house. That said, this is a wonderful place and we are eager to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to know you enjoyed the house! I will add more reading lamps as we go into winter. Thanks.
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San Carlos, California


  • 5 of 5

The view overlooking the walnut farm is breathtaking. Bedrooms are roomy and have adorable decor. Kitchen is fully stocked. Property is extremely clean. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed every minute !

  • 5 of 5

Loved the serenity and amazing views . It was a wonderful get away .

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and enjoyed relaxing on the deck.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
15 Degrees C, 624 Main St, Templeton
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hunter Ranch, 4041 E. HWY 46, Paso Robles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Paso Robles Amtrak, 800 Pine St, Paso Robles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
MCPhee's Grill, 416 S. Main St, Templeton
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Cayucos Beach
Car: necessary

The Emma Jeanne Guesthouse at Clare Ranch is conveniently located in the Templeton Gap region of the Paso Robles wine country. Easily accessible day activities include: wine tasting, golf, beach activities, lake activities, Hearst Castle, shopping, quality eateries, farmer's markets, water park, zip line and much more; or, just relaxing on the deck at the Emma Jeanne Guesthouse.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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