|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Peaceful country setting on the Olivas de Oro olive orchard with neighboring vineyards and wine tasting. Rancho Olivas de Oro is a working olive ranch with 140 acres of century old olive trees. We also raise Katahdin sheep to graze on the grass and prune the lower branches on the olive trees. Lambs are born April through August.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the country with the benefits of being close to other activities. We are centrally located, just 15 miles to the downtown areas of Paso Robles, Templeton and Atascadero, 38 miles to Cambria and Hearst Castle, and 29 miles to San Luis Obispo. You've got lots of choices. Take the day to tour the many wineries in the area, take a scenic drive to the coast and Hearst Castle, or visit San Luis Obispo for a day of shopping in the boutiques. We are located on The Creston Winery Trail and are part of The Backroads Wineries. Gourmet meals await in downtown Paso Robles or make your own in our well-appointed full kitchen. Finish your day by gazing at the stars by the fireplace with a glass of local wine.
The farm house has been newly remodeled. The master bedroom (The Sevillano Room) features a California King bed, lounge, writing desk and private bath. The second bedroom (The Mission Room) features an Eastern King bed and a comfy reading chair. The third bedroom (The Arbequina Room) features a Queen bed and a sitting area.
There is a lot of privacy in the home. The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house and are separated by a large common living area which includes a full kitchen, dining area, living room, and sitting area. There is a porch with seating in the front of the house and a porch and sunken patio in the back of the house. Enjoy the gas BBQ, patio seating, dining, and gas fireplace in the sunken patio overlooking the rolling hills of the orchard. If that's not enough room for you, wander around the 160 acres of olive trees or stop in the tasting room to try some or our olive oils, olives, vinegars, dirty martini juice, and ranch goodies.
We start off your stay with a bottle of local wine and some of our olive oils and vinegar with bread. The showers are stocked with our olive oil soap. We also provide coffee and sweeteners.
If you want something closer to town, we also have a vacation house in Paso Robles just 2.5 miles from the center of town. www.vrbo.com/827477
Keywords: ranch house, wine country, farm stay
We've been growing and making olive oil since 1999. We love good friends, good food, and good wine. We enjoy entertaining and cooking and are always trying new things.
Our original olive orchard was in Oroville in Northern California. It was a great orchard, but not in the place where we wanted to be. We were lucky and received an offer from a developer to buy the land. He wanted the land and we wanted the trees! It was our opportunity to move our trees to the land that we wanted. We purchased the ranch in Creston and moved 2000 century old olive trees from Oroville to our ranch in Creston in 2007.
Marti Menacho purchased this farmhouse in 2005
We had been coming to Paso for over 20 years to visit friends and attend the wine festival. We always hated to leave. We enjoy the sense of community and quality of life, the beautiful countryside, good wines and dining.
We love the serenity of the land and the peacefulness of the sheep grazing while listening to the tinkling of their bells. Star gazing, sitting next to the outside fireplace and enjoying a glass of wine from a neighboring winery is the best.
We had an amazing weekend at your place. My kids told me they want that this will be their home :) You have a beautiful place with a great vibe. Thanks for sharing it ! Thanks again and happy 4th! BTW, we become a huge fan of your garlic olive oil :)
The location was pastoral and being in the country was a great getaway. The owner was helpful, and the olive gift shop was close and the ranch hand came every day, so if we had questions we could contact one of these people. One could still connect to the internet, but there was no access to television, which was a concern for one of the couples. The area provided wonderful walks and the sounds of the sheep and dogs barking during the evening was part of the ambiance of the country sounds. If one wanted to leave the property the surrounding vineyards offered some variation in the day. The outdoor sunken patio was a great spot for the grandchild to be in an enclosed space and be outside. I personally enjoyed visiting the small town, Creston and talking with some of the locals. the new outdoor barbecue was wonderful, and the cook enjoyed this experience. The couple with the family would like to return, they were appreciative of the layout of the house for the family and extended family.
What a wonderful place to stay! Very clean and quiet... We didn't want to leave! Marti left wonderful olive oils, bread, and a bottle of wine which were delightful. Our only regret is that we didn't get the chance to visit the tasting room on the property... Next time!!
A group of friends from work stayed at Oliva De Oro for a girls weekends before some moved on to other jobs, some moved out of the state and some had babies! We had a great weekend and loved our stay. The house very comfortably slept all 6 of us with people sharing beds and we were able to use the kitchen to cook some dinner, enjoy some wine in the lovely sunken patio. The guest house was clean and the sheep were super cute! The olive oil they produce is also amazing and highly recommend stopping by for a tasting! The owners and all the staff on the property were super nice. The owners are also very responsive to emails. Overall, great weekend in a great property.
We were looking to get away, stay in wine country, and yet not be too close to the city center. This was perfect!
The guest house was wonderful, super clean and roomy for a weekend getaway for our party of 6 (my husband and I, our two little kids and my parents). We decided on this rental as it was roughly halfway for us (Bay Area) and the grandparents (SoCal). The home was roomier than I expected and we enjoyed the outdoor space as well---the barbecue pit area was nice though we couldn't figure out how to get the fireplace to light. We actually spent more time sitting on the chairs on the other side of the house, which was shaded and breezy during the warm afternoons.
Checking in and out was a breeze, we just stopped by the olive oil tasting room to grab our keys. The tasting room was very cute and nice, and we all went away with new oils and vinegars to bring home.
I'd highly recommend this rental to anyone looking to stay out here and wanting to "get away" from the hustle and bustle of life. My only regret is that we didn't stay a third night and actually grill/spend time at night outside (the second night my husband and I took advantage of grandparents babysitting and went out to see a movie).
BTW, dinner at the Loading Chute was a hit! The steaks were delicious!!
This was the perfect setting for our needs.
We took great walks around the ranch and to neighboring wineries.
Marti and Frank were gracious hosts. We felt very welcome. The olive oil tastings were great.
We enjoyed the wonderful outdoor California living. Eating our meals on the patio and enjoying the ambiance.
We'd highly recommend this venue.
Olive oil tasting on site, many wineries and community events in the area.
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
|Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
We have beds for 6 guests. For parties up to 8 we offer a queen size Aerobed to sleep the additional 2 people. An additional $50 per person will be charged for parties over 6, however children under 8 are not considered for the extra charge.
Insurance is automatically calculated into your quote and is optional. Let us know if you would rather take personal responsibility and we will remove it.