Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)
Tom and Peggy O'Malley
About Tom and Peggy O'Malley
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.
Tom and Peggy O'Malley purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Tom and Peggy O'Malley 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A hidden gem!
Relaxation & hospitality wrapped up in an amazing get away. The gardens were just beautiful, and the hospitality of the owners wonderful. Can’t wait to com re visit!!!
This place was so perfect for us. It was quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. I would definitely recommend all my friends to come and stay a few days and relax.
Great and fun stay
The guest house was great and we had a wonderful time. Our host was very helpful.
Great place! Close to the lake.
Tom was Awesome! Communication was great!
Really great place to stay.
Quiet and peaceful getaway
We had the most relaxing time during our stay at this property. Tom was friendly and accommodating. I went with my husband and 2 year old daughter. We all enjoyed walking around the property. We saw deer, a fox, and squirrels. They have a super friendly and sweet dog. It is close to the beaches. The area was quiet and filled with beautiful tall trees and views of the mountains. The place was very clean and smelled fresh! We had the most amazing time and will definitely be back! Thank you Tom for your hospitality and for allowing us to stay at your property!
Central Coast hideaway
Wonderful location, nice little cottage. set on a hill, lots of shade from beautiful old oaks and a nice afternoon breeze. Quiet, can't wait to return
Atascadero Veterans Memorial, Charles Paddock Zoo, Galaxy Theater, Local Farmers Markets, Wine Tasting
We are located just 15 minutes from the California Mid State Fair and 20 minutes from Morro Bay.