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EXPLORE THE CENTRAL COAST FROM PORTOLA INN GUEST HOUSE

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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EXPLORE THE CENTRAL COAST FROM PORTOLA INN GUEST HOUSE

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Atascadero Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Explore California's Central Coast from Atascadero's Portola Inn, minutes from scenic Hwy. 41 and historic Hwy. 101

Enjoy top of the hill views from the Guest House of a 1920's Mediterranean estate in the oak-studded foothills of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range between Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles.

Walk through vintage orchards and garden paths bordered by seasonal foliage native rocks, historic recreations, water features and fireplaces.

On display are many historic items showing life in the area from different time periods. See some of the artifacts from the original Colony Holding Company blacksmith shop. Attend some of the many events held in The Carriage House that is filled with historic pictures and artifacts related to carriages.

Keywords: Guest House

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
83%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2014

About The Owner

Talk about local history with the current owners, Peggy and Tom O'Malley, who were both born in Atascadero. Tom grew up next door in a house built by his father in the 1940's. Tom's first job was working in the 'Colony Orchard' at the historic home right next door. The main house was built for Harry and Minnie Peterson in 1927 by Russell Pysher, the brother-in-law of Minnie Peterson. He was also the head carpenter at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena for most of his career. Harry was one of the first businessmen in Atascadero and Minnie was a local artist. Some of her work is now on display at this home along with paintings of local scenes painted by Tom's grandmother, mother and other local artists. Ironwork in the living room and dining room was created by Edward Trinkeller, a craftsman who worked on Hearst Castle. Peggy and Tom continue the tradition of using local craftsmen to faithfully restore, maintain and expand their home. For example, local artist Mark Greenaway created the many wayfinding signs in use around the property.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1995

Why The Owner chose Atascadero

We bought this property as our family home in 1995 because of its beautiful location and interesting local and personal history. We love living in Atascadero as well as being close to so many great places to explore: To the north we have; Hearst Castle - 45 min., Cambria/Cayucos - 35 min., Morro Bay - 20 min., Paso Robles - 10 min., Historic Templeton - 5 min. To the south we have; San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly - 20 min., Avila & Pismo Beaches - 30 min., Los Olivos, Buelton,Solvang - 1 hour & 15 min. We are also located about 1/2 hour from several lakes: Nacimiento, San Antonio, Santa Margarita, and Lopez. Because of our interest in California History we are pleased to be close to three of the original California Missions; San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Miguel de Archangel, and San Antonio de Padua.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy a peaceful hilltop with abundant wildlife. It is especially relaxing to watch the quail, deer, and squirrels.

If you would like to have a family picnic or BBQ ask us about reserving a picnic or BBQ area at no extra cost.

As a gift from us you will be treated to coffee and muffins made with fresh fruit grown on the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tom and Peggy,

Thanks! The property is just beautiful. It was perfect for our stay and Cal Poly graduation celebration. Tom, thanks for the extra efforts to see that all the little things were available to us. The coffee was most welcomed.

We enjoyed our stay as did our guests.

Thanks again,

Nancy and Denis
Jun 2010
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248471vb
-(805) 440-7557
Atascadero Central Coast California
Cardiff by the Sea, CA
5

Very Pleasant place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We hope the Guest House is available for our next trip.

We were visiting wineries and stayed two nights in the clean house which was ready for us as promised. The surroundings are serene and private.

The images sell it short; the house is plenty comfortable for staying several weeks.

The grounds have a real diverse garden and footpaths to follow around it with a lot of interesting features throughout the site.

We got to meet Tom and his family, which added to the charm for us.

The bed was more comfortable than we expected.

Everything worked. We no longer take for granted that the water gets hot quickly, the outlets all have power, the windows close all the way, etc. We were very happy with the accommodations.

Our two small dogs loved it as much as we did.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248471vb
-(805) 440-7557
Atascadero Central Coast California
Arcadia, Ca
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with our three young children for the holiday weekend and were thrilled with the property. The place was lovely and the children enjoyed the nature that was right outside the guest house. They rode their bikes on the paved driveway outside the guest house and picked apricots from the garden to munch on. The property gave us great access to Morro Bay for the fireworks festivities and Paso Robles for a quick visit to our favorite winery. I highly recommend this vacation home and will plan on another trip here during the winter months.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248471vb
-(805) 440-7557
Atascadero Central Coast California
5

Gorgeous with birds!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and our dog just spent four lovely, quiet nights in a spectacularly private setting at the guest house. We looked out upon the largest, most beautiful oak tree we have ever seen. For birders, this is a bit of heaven. Tom and Peggy have planted a wide variety of trees, shrubs, flowering plants and edibles throughout the grounds and the birds were enjoying the banquet. From the hawks and merlins overhead, to the sapsuckers and acorn woodpeckers, the California Towhees to the ever calling oak titmouse, you will delight in vast array of birdlife. What a treat!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
business
Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248471vb
-(805) 440-7557
Atascadero Central Coast California
5

We love this place!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit It is a special property with so much beauty serenity & privacy A Lovely place to unwind relax & walk among magnificent 100 year old Oaks The owners are extremely friendly & go out of their way to make you feel welcome, help with any questions, etc. The proximity to both Paso Robles & the coast is perfect As far as the accommodations - it is really nice & comfy Beautiful bed linens comfortable mattress Nice towels, nice shower, nice kitchen Just can't say anything remotely bad about this place! We intend to return again
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248471vb
-(805) 440-7557
Atascadero Central Coast California
Los Angeles
5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed several nights at the guest house at the Portola Inn during the summer. The guest house and surrounding property are absolutely charming. Tom is a great host -- accommodating and very friendly, and had plenty of local recommendations for us. The guest house is peaceful, restful and very private. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248471vb
-(805) 440-7557
Atascadero Central Coast California
Seattle
5

Quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in the guest house on this property for 6 months while I was in the area for work. I have no complaints. The house was perfect for me and my dog. It is quiet and secluded and although the owners lived on site they gave me my privacy.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Charles Paddock Zoo

Atascadero Veterans Memorial, Local Farmers Markets, Wine Tasting

We are located just 15 minutes from the California Mid State Fair! Local Shuttles are available.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Atascadero Cottage Rental Rates

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Amenities

Atascadero Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Lazy Boy couch and chair in the livingroom convert to a double bed and twin bed. Linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Walking trails, gardens, orchards,picnic tables, swing, sitting areas, fire pits.

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