|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Custom built English Tudor style home located on a 400 acre ranch. This secluded ranch borders Cal Poly State University property and is situated 2.3 miles from Highway 1 on a part paved/ part all-weather gravel road. The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and sleeps 8-10 with a king, 3 queens and 2 twin beds. It has hardwood floors and granite counter tops. The kitchen is fully equipped and has an adjoining sitting area where guests can relax on a couch, enjoy the expansive view and chat with the chef while he or she prepares meals. The library is stocked with an eclectic collection of books. The home has high speed satellite internet access and good cell phone reception. There are 2 HD flat screen TV's (the downstairs TV is 47') connected to a satellite dish which provides premium channel programming. Each TV has a DVD player with a selection of titles. The living room, with its mahogany paneling, leather couches and piano arrayed before a magnificent fireplace, is reminiscent of a British gentleman's club or hunting lodge. Outside, the patio and garden have ample seating with both a wood-burning Santa Maria style bbq and conventional propane grill for your outdoor cooking experience. During the wet months, the outdoor fire pit is ideal for roasting hotdogs, marshmellos or just sitting around the fire under the stars.
Mike Kirschner, one of the owners' sons, lives in the stable building located approximately 100 yards downhill from the main house and is available to answer questions or help guests with any problems that may arise during their stay.
Guests are encouraged to bring their hiking boots and binoculars. The ranch is surrounded by rural Cal Poly property with its extensive system of dirt roads on which one can literally bike or hike for miles. For a more adventuresome and secluded experience, guests are welcome to explore the ranch itself which is home to deer, turkeys, coyotes, raptors and other native animals and birds. Those energetic enough to hike to the top of the ridge above the house will be treated to a spectacular view of Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo in the valley below and the Pacific Ocean ten miles distant.
Whether you are visiting this area to sample its world-famous wines and restaurants, to explore its pristine coastline or simply to relax and unwind, you'll be glad you selected the Stenner Creek ranch as your home away from home during your stay.
Keywords: Luxury Home, Ranch, Cal Poly, Wine Country, quiet, Secluded, Wildlife, Affordable, Mountain Biking, Hiking
Our family has lived in San Luis Obispo since the mid- 1950's and we purchased this ranch in the early 1970's. After retiring from his medical practice, our father built his dream house on the ranch and moved there to raise British White Park Cattle. We have decided to offer the property as a vacation rental because of its unique character and ideal location near the City of SLO.
Chuck Kirschner purchased this chateau / country house in 1970
The single most striking aspect of the property is the serenity one experiences while there. The only sounds you're likely to hear are the wind in the oak trees, cawing crows, squawking bluejays, the occasional scream of a hunting red-tail hawk , maybe a coyote in the evening and the distant sound of a train as it makes its way up or down Cuesta Grade. The outside world feels very far away even though, in reality, the City of SLO is just a short five minute drive away.
My family rented this lovely home to surprise our Cal Poly student for her birthday. It was the perfect location - close to campus, but yet still rural enough to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The home was very clean and comfortable - plenty of space for the 8 of us, plus our dog. We saw deer and wild turkeys on the hillside in the afternoon and the large stone fireplace in the living room was perfect on the cold windy evenings. The owners made sure we had everything we needed and even set up the fireplace before our arrival so all we had to do was light the match. I believe there is a trail that connects the ranch to the cal poly campus near architecture graveyard, but we didn't get a chance to explore that this time. I highly recommend this vacation home especially for families with students at Cal Poly!
My family and I had a fantastic stay here over the Christmas holiday. Chuck and family had set up a Christmas tree for us which was so sweet and indicative of the beautiful and thoughtful touches throughout the home. It's akin to staying in a homey hunting lodge in England...but with vistas similar to Tuscany. The huge fireplace was a showstopper and there was plenty of firewood and kindling for us to use so we could have a fire every night. The grounds were gorgeous and every window has a beautiful view. Great bathtub in the guest/downstairs bedroom for soaking after a long hike or walk on nearby beach. Was a terrific spot to have our dog - he was wiped out every day from long walks on the property/hillside and also the beach. We cooked some great meals and enjoyed the library, books and games. Didn't have any issues, but communication with Chuck was very good before/after our stay. If you're looking for a place that feels like you've really gone somewhere (and yet, only 7 minute drive to drugstore/grocery/food) to relax with family or friends, this is it! Can't recommend highly enough.
This is a beautiful and comfortable home. It is wonderfully private and peaceful, and well suited to entertaining, in that you will want to cook and socialize with your group right where you are staying. Although it is a mile or so up a country road, partly dirt, the road is well maintained and the minor inconvenience is more than made-up for by the amazingly beautiful and quiet location. We used it as a base for the bride's family during her wedding weekend, and it was perfect. This home feels like a home, not a rental. Chuck is great and his son is minutes away in case you have any question. The bathroom configuration is a bit odd, but did not end up being a big deal at all. You will like this place.
Our son was getting married in SLO. I enjoy doing entertaining out of my home and needed to look for a unique option for the rehearsal dinner - Stenner Creek Ranch was the perfect solution! The surrounding beauty, large patio and wine cellar built into the hill made the perfect venue for a magical night. The house was equally fantastic. If you are looking for a special experience, this is it! And per the other ratings, Chuck was great. We hope to stay there again.
We had a great experience staying out at Greengate. The house is very large and well furnished. Also has a fully stocked kitchen with lots of glasses, plates, cookware, etc. Chuck was also very accommodating and easy to reach with questions.
The only note I would make, is the property is probably better suited to families or people with kids because only one bathroom is not inside a bedroom, so for our adult friends that were staying in two out of the three upstairs bedrooms, there was a bit of a wait for the one shared bathroom downstairs.
I rented this house with my three kids, who I hoped would be able to have some grand adventures on the surrounding 400 acres of land. I was not disappointed. The house has a lot of character and is totally comfortable. Outside, my daughter spent hours bird-watching and taking photos, and all of us went on fantastic hikes each day we were there. A really special property that I would definitely rent again.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$250 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
To book the house, Guests must complete the rental agreement and provide the security deposit ($500 for those without pets; $600 for those with pets). Payment in full is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Rental rates are subject to change without notice and until the time the reservation has been completed.