Prunedale Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
Family Farmhouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps four
This 100 year old, recently remodeled and renovated family farm house sits behind a small vineyard where the original San Juan Bautista Mission vineyards were planted over 200 years ago. It is adjacent to the San Andreas Fault! The home is very clean and comfortably appointed with family pieces.
The two bedrooms are each beautifully furnished with comfortable queen beds and cozy quilts. The large eat-in kitchen has new appliances and lots of counter space where you can create your own gourmet meals. (Perfect for couples who enjoy cooking) Guests can pick veggies and herbs from the garden, in season, and enjoy oranges from the large tree in the back yard.
There are two large living areas for quiet conversation, reading, watching TV or playing board games.
The guest house is not suitable for small children. Well mannered children, 10 years and older, are welcome. No pets are allowed.
- not suitable for children
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Jon and Juanita both grew up in this area and have lived adjacent to this property since their marriage in 1966. They are involved in the local community with their long-time participation in many organizations that benefit the area.
They have owned several businesses during the course of their time here. Most recently, they manufacture and distribute a fantastic line of Mansmith's Gourmet Seasonings, available online and in their Outlet Store located on the property. You can get more information at www.mansmith.com. This is a real family effort, as their son has taken on the popular BBQ Catering business started by father and son.
Jon and Juanita now keep their BBQ cooking skills sharp by participating in BBQ Competions.
One of their newest interests is the small vineyard that they planted in 2009 in front of the guest house. Mission Vineyard Merlot is now a reality. BBQ and Wine, what a concept!
Jon's parents bought this property, a former chicken ranch, in 1960 and remodeled the already 50+ year old farmhouse for their residence. Jon grew up here and has many fond memories of this wonderful area and his family home. When we inherited the property in 2002 it became a rental, however, after a few years the house was in need of extensive repair.
Through the renovation process we became very attached to this wonderful old home where Jon's parents had hosted their family and friends for many years. We thought, 'wouldn't it be fun to share this home and this historic area with lots of other people.'
As with any home that has been remodeled and renovated several times in its, now, 100+ years, 490 Mission Vineyard Road boasts elements of several eras. It is not stuck in any one time period, but shows its charming evolution.
We have kept the warmth that Jon remembers while adding a few modern conveniences. We have used family pieces, accumulated over several years to furnish the rooms. We hope you will feel comfortable and at home here.
This property has ideal weather no matter what the season. It is never too hot nor too cold in this San Juan Valley. You can always sit out on the front patio to enjoy the tranquill beauty of the Gabilan Mountains and the peacefulness of the vineyard with a glass of wine or a cold beer. The location is central to hundreds of nearby activities, events, historic sites and geologic phenomena. We are adjacent to the San Andreas Fault! Read about it at www.geologycafe.com, San Andreas Fault on Mission Vineyard Road.