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3 Private Guest Suites

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 guest suites available with en suite restrooms

Come enjoy the tranquility of our Private Guest Suites (affectionately known as 'The Gatehouse', Venezia & Terrasini Suites) at our private lake and vineyard winery estate. Nestled on 35 beautiful acres of rolling hills covered with majestic ancient Oak tree's, located on the West side of the Paso Robles wine country. Our private Villas offer all the amenities of home with easy access to many of the Central Coast's greatest visitor attractions.

A complimentary gift basket will be provided upon arrival.

Take advantage of our resort amenities, which includes our private lake for fishing, boating, swimming or enjoy any number of picturesque settings for your private picnic. Enjoy a game of Bocce ball at our lake front court or take a hike to the top of the mountain and marvel at the views of the dramatic Santa Lucia Mountain Range. During your stay enjoy the culinary delights of our in house executive chef Morgan Aanerud. These services are available with 24 hrs. advance notice : breakfast, lunch and dinner specials with an emphasis on Chocolate deserts.

Private massages are available by the lake or in the comfort of your Villa.

The Villa's are available for rent by the night, weekends, or by the week.

We are available to assist you with any local excursions you may desire. We provide private transportation to Hearst Castle or any of the other magnificent state parks located within the county. Fill your agenda with activities or just relax by the lake.

Let us know how we can help.

Keywords: Small Italian Villa's at a family owned boutique winery. These private guest Suites are located by the vineyard and our private lake.

More Details

Joe or Morgan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Joe or Morgan

We have been living on the central coast since 1994. Upon returning to this area after the college years during the mid eighties, my wife and I decided to put down roots and raise our family in San Luis Obispo County. We lived for the past 15 years on the beach in Morro Bay. Always in search of the perfect ranch to ultimately call home, we found this splendid property on the beaten path in the wine country. With our now adult children grown, but living in the area we decided to pull our talents together and create a life for ourselves, where we can all work and play. With a picturesque little lake at the heart of our ranch, it has become the center of our universe. A wide variety of activities fills our days here at the ranch. Long gone are the sleepy, foggy days passing our time watching the waves at the beach.

I have a background in horticulture, however, I'm quickly getting versed in everything Ag., most specifically wine grapes. We are creating the grounds such that a visitor on site will feel a part of the natural scene. Good stewardship of this amazing natural setting is at the top of our agenda.

Come and enjoy a piece of the beauty that is the quintessential central coast experience.

Joe or Morgan purchased this villa in 2009

Why Joe or Morgan chose California

We did not intend to buy a vacation rental. We purchased a winery property and it just worked out that The Gatehouse lent itself well for a private guest suite for visitors.

**We now have an additional 2 suites available! All suites have en suite bathrooms and one of the new suites has a full kitchen. Enjoy a glass of wine and cheese plate on your private balcony overlooking the lake.

What makes this villa unique

privacy and solitude on one hand while the other will revel in socializing, entertainment and partying with excellent food and wine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a lovely property. Thank you for all the nice little touches.

Happy New Year!
Dec 2012
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Templeton Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

3 Private Guest Suites
average rating of 4.7 based on 33 reviews

This place is just awesome. Period.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and relaxing place to get away. It is in a perfect location if you're wine tasting and has an awesome landscape to enjoy while winding down from the day's adventures. Joe is a real down-to-earth, super friendly guy. The facility he is about to open to the public is going to be very cool!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so cute! Bright and clean in a beautiful setting. The Gatehouse is a perfect get away for a wine tasting trip. The grounds are lovely. They do weddings and other events here and they certainly have the place for it. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the weekend of our wedding and loved the gatehouse! All the little touches in the decor and amenities within the house fit us perfect. It was nice to get away and unplug and be comfortable all at the same time. My favorite parts of our stay were the electric fireplace and walking around the property. It's very beautiful! We loved the snacks and crackers and cheese too! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

FANTASTIC location, WARM hospitality and a CHARMING residence!!!

  • 5 of 5

Joe & Jeanine are truly wonderful hosts and the Lago Guiseppi gate-house is a delightfully peaceful place to stay. The winery is an ideal location to hide away from the world or to centrally explore Paso Robles wine country. The residence is privately tucked away from the rest of the property, the bed is comfy, the bathroom immaculate and the kitchen is stocked with anything you could possibly need, plus the main house if just a phone call away in case you forgot your toothpaste :). It was a true pleasure to stay at Lago Guiseppi, we returned to the bay area rested and revived. I could not have picked a better getaway with more gracious hosts and would highly reccommend a stay at Lago Guiseppi with Joe & Jeanine to anyone looking for a respite in the Paso Robles wine country.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redondo Beachj, CA

November Visit

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my private retreat stay here, weather was brisk, some rain and some blue skies too, a perfect fall weather weekend. The fall color had just peaked around the nearby vineyards, so the views were still gorgeous! Oh, two very friendly dogs on the property, great companions for a walk up the hillside! Thanks for the hospitality!


Redondo Beach, Ca

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san francisco

It was great!

  • 5 of 5

Lago Giuseppe was fantastic! Driving from San Francisco to LA this was a perfect place to stop over night…lovely spot. The gatehouse was perfect. We loved the privacy and the cozy feel. Everything we needed was in place. It was neat and clean, very crisp. The complimentary welcome basket and wine was a nice touch. It's a beautiful property with its own private lake. We kayaked, did a little fishing, even played some bocce next to the lake. We also took a hike up “business hill” which affords a view of the entire property as well as a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. At night, the stars are amazing. The family runs the show; they made our stay very special. We are so happy to have found this spot before it becomes tragically hip…we’ll be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property features a unique Lakeside Bocce Ball Court, available to our guests. This is Wine Country and home to this years winner of the best wine and wineries from Wine Spectator Magazine. The villa is well situated for a visit to many of the areas best wineries along Hwy. 46 W. and N. on Vineyard Drive.


Rates & Availability

Templeton Villa Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Full refund for cancellation with a two weeks notice
1/2 refund within one week of reservation
No refund within 24 hours of reservation

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