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Guest House at Rancho Olivas De Oro Olive Orchard on The Creston Wine Trail

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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.

You may also use this location for family reunions, weddings and other events. Please contact us to find out more. There is also an additional charge events.

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

More Details

Owner
Marti Menacho
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Marti Menacho

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

Why Marti Menacho chose The Bay Area

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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 :)
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Creston Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Just renovated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Just Renovated
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen Beds (1), Queen Aerobed (1) available upon request
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Olive Orchard View, Vineyard View, Covered Front & Back Porch, Tasting Room On-Site, Sheep with new Lambs April through August, Walking and Biking Trails

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Guest House at Rancho Olivas De Oro Olive Orchard on The Creston Wine Trail
average rating of 4.836735 based on 52 reviews
Cerritos, CA
5

Rancho Olivas Visit #3

  • 5 of 5

Again, we had a delightful time enjoying the quiet countryside. We enjoy driving the windy roads to get to the wineries. Perfect size for 3 couples with all we needed.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable

  • 3 of 5

Jerry and I really liked the location and setting. Th workers were all very friendly and informative. The only unlikable aspect of our stay was the helicopter at 4:15am on Saturday morning. Even though there were no frost warnings, the chopper flew from 4:15 until 6:30 am shining its light into our bedroom. Talking with another winemaker, it was hired by San Antonio Winery. Perhaps our next stay will be closer to warmer weather.

Respectfully,

Jeannie and Jerry Brockmeyer

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments about the location, setting and our staff. We have had no one else in the last 4 year that our home has been available comment on or have an issue with a helicopter or maintenance on the vineyards around us. We will speak with them so that they are more aware of our guests comfort. Their vineyard is not that close that they should be shining lights in the house.
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Whittier, CA
5

The property was great! There was enough room for 6 of us and the surroundings were beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and will definitely stay again on another trip. We were off the Creston Wine Trail so we were able to do some wine tasting close to us. The location was great and the grounds were breathtaking. We loved being able to be outside in the patio looking at the stars and the olive trees. We had some bunny visitors at night that were curious about us. They were very cute. We were able to take a morning stroll along the grounds which are massive! Loved seeing all the lambs, sheep, cows and sheep dogs! I would highly recommend this place to anyone. It was very serene and relaxing. We were able to go to the tasting room and taste the different olive oil that were fantastic. We also brought home with us some lamb sausage which was delicious!!! Thank you for a wonderful stay Marti! Everyone in my party loved your place and location. We will definitely return on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect beautiful getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family and couldn't have asked for a better place. We were met in the tasting room and had some delicious oils and vinegars to begin our trip. The house was spacious with plenty of room for my 1 year old to run around and he loved seeing the goats on the property. We cooked with the oils while we were there and made sure to stop by the tasting room again before we left to take some home with us. Thank you for hosting and we hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing setting!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being in the orchard and the sheep and the stars! Comfy and warm!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, isolated, restful, and convenient for three couples.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terrilynn. Thank you for the review and your stay over the Thanksgiving holiday. We know that your other guests missed the Thanksgiving football games, but we hope that the scenery was a good trade off. We may not offer TV service, but the video library and Netflix service allow movie and series viewing. And we agree, the little town of Creston is a fun little place to explore. We hope to see you again! Marti & Frank
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Downtown Paso Robles, Atascadero, and Templeton
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Hunter Ranch Golf
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Between Hwy 101 and Hwy 46
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Loading Chute
Nearest Beach
38 Miles
Cambria
Car: necessary

Olive oil tasting on site, many wineries and community events in the area.

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Rates & Availability

Creston Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Short notice booking
May 17 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

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 $25 per person per night will be charged for parties over 6, however children under 8 are not considered for the extra charge.

If you'd like to use our property for an event such as a family reunion or a wedding, please contact us. There are additional charges for events.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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