New designer 2 bed contemporary cottage with sunrise to sunset views.
About Clive Pinder
We were born on the Central Coast of California and the West Coast of Africa. We have lived to travel, funded by successful careers in entertainment, technology and healthcare. We are happiest among friends in exotic places, enjoying the epicurean delights of great food, wine and conversation. Our goal has always been to build homes around the idea of open plan open air living in places that we love. After building a beach home on the island Zanzibar off the East Coast of Africa, we turned our attention to building our dream home back home where Karrin was born. Kuona Villas is that dream come true.
Clive Pinder purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Clive Pinder chose Templeton
We designed and built the homes on the property ourselves. The cottage is based on all the features and home comforts we look for when renting our own holiday villas. We are lucky enough to have lived and traveled around the world, from Europe through Africa. Big cities, country villages and golden sandy beaches. Yet chose to return here because of the unique combination of great weather, world class vineyards and ranches, one of the most famous coastlines in the world, easy access by car and plane and wonderful shops and restaurants. Not included: Noise; Mini-bars, Schedules, Lowered Voices, Strangers, Apologizing. Included: Peace & Quiet, Space, Freedom, Flexibility, Conviviality, Loved Ones, Great Memories.
What makes this Cottage unique
The first thing you'll notice as you drive up the lane is the tranquility. Then you'll be immersed in a 360 degree view of rolling hills, vineyards and ranches. (Kuona means 'To See' in Swahili, the language of Zanzibar and East Africa). As we welcome you with a glass of wine, a pot of tea (the English are never far from a cuppa) or freshly roasted coffee from our coffee shop, you'll be struck by the warm, contemporary interior design and all the comforts of home. That includes a welcome pack from some of our favorite producers in the area including wine, discounted wine tastings, olive oil, freshly roasted coffee and amazing honey from bees who feast on a coastal avocado farm. We offer a 'Concierge Service' including private wine tours with driver, reservations at local restaurants and a driver for evenings out. We have friends at vineyards and olive farms and ranches around the area. That means 'mates rates' on everything from wine and wine tastings, olive oil, honey and coffee. Right next door is a world famous natural wine vineyard where you can get a free wine tasting of one of the purest and most natural expressions of wine you will ever taste. Just down the road is an amazing organic fruit and vegetable farm. We love living here and enjoying all the world class natural produce that the Central Coast has to offer. We'll make sure you get the locals knowledge and the local deals.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Stunning hilltop contemporary property
Honestly as hosts Clive and Karrin couldn't have done more. Great recommendations to go with the great property and location. Beautiful welcome package, well-equipped property. We had a blast in the area and will be back. Can't recommend d more highly.
This is a very special, magical and immaculate place to stay. Peaceful and quiet, yet still close to town, wineries, and restaurants. Clive and Karrin were the quintessential hosts, making us feel so well taken care of while giving us plenty of privacy. Their winery and restaurant recommendations were all wonderful. We enjoyed their company and their beautiful home/cottage, and would make a return visit in a second. Highly recommend staying here.
And we would welcome you both back in a heartbeat. Thanks for being such gracious and appreciative guests, and introducing us to Blame Sally!
Beautiful views in luxury
What a beautiful place Clive and Karrin's cottage is! Facilities are comprehensive with everything you could possibly need and more. But that's not why you stay here. If you want incredible views and to stay in luxury, this is the place to be.
It's really spacious and airy, with views from every window, luxury shower and kitchen in particular are lovely. The bbq on the deck is a real plus too after a long days wine tasting!
The location is superb - far enough away from a town to feel like you've 'got away' and yet close enough to the v cool little town of Templeton to be convenient for your coffee (shout out to Dark Nectar), wine bar (15C), and brunch/lunch place (Kithenette).
All communication with Clive and Karrin was excellent - they are a brilliant couple and so very kind with great recommendations and advice to make the best of our stay - super fun too!
Couldn't ask for more, very highly recommended and we can't wait to return.
We stayed at Kuona in Paso Robles for an unforgettable 7 nights. We loved Paso Robles and Clive was a font of information about places to go for wine tasting, restaurants and excursions. Karrin and Clive were both lovely hosts.
The cottage we stayed in across from their beautiful home was a perfect combination of comfort and beauty in and out. We sat on the deck in the evenings unwinding and drinking wine and "drinking in the view" and then went inside to listen to music and make dinner in the very well equipped kitchen. The beds were comfortable with very nice linens and the bathroom has an unbelievable shower.
We have stayed in dozens of VRBO's and this is without a doubt the Best Ever!
Wow....thank you so much for such a glowing review. The fact that you are such experienced users of VRBO makes your comments even more special to us. We loved having you stay on the property and are glad you enjoyed all that Kuona and the central coast had to offer. More importantly we hope you come back soon.
We had an amazing three days and our only regret is that we did t have more time. Everything is comfortable, clean and easy to use!
Thanks Nicole, we are so glad that your whole family enjoyed your Christmas stay at Kuona. Come back in the summer or fall when the weather is warmer and you get to enjoy all the outdoor delights of Kuona and the Central Coast.
Peaceful hilltop retreat
Only 15 minuets from downtown Paso Robles and dozens of wineries.
Very well equipped cottage with modern appliances, comfortable beds and stunning views.
I spent the mornings on the patio sipping fresh coffee roasted by the hosts. The surrounding hills were covered with alternating vineyards and horses. Deer and birds visited at dusk and dawn.
A truly relaxing week. I didn’t want to leave!
So pleased you found what you wanted. We love having guests who stay a little longer, especially when they are choosing to stay in a private guest house when away from home for work, instead of an impersonal hotel room. Having your family join you for the weekend was a great idea. Thanks for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again.