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Berenice Parsons

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Near San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly--Stay 4 Nights for Price of 3 + Free Wine Tasting

47 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Santa Margarita House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Warm days, fog free evenings, complimentary wine tasting at several nearby award winning wineries and a 4 night stay for the price of 3 nights await you at the Vista House at Rock Basin Ranch. You can sip and savor some of the area's World Famous vintages from Edna Valley in SLO to the rolling hills of the West Templeton Gap to the Best Wine Region in the World...Paso Robles! Guests must be 21 years old to taste wine. Four Nights for Price of Three stays are valid for any four nights from 8/15 to 11/22/16. Your quote will be adjusted to the price of three nights by the Owner prior to your booking your dates.

The Vista House at Rock Basin is a 1360 square foot two bedroom vacation home in the picturesque Las Pilitas Valley of Santa Margarita, California. Located an easy 20 minute commute from San Luis Obispo and only 30-35 minutes to the beaches of Avila, Pismo and Morro Bay, the Vista House can sleep up to Six visitors Maximum.

The spacious double master suite layout features a luxurious queen size bed in one master bedroom and the second suite is equipped with a queen size bed and a twin bed. There is a twin hide-a-bed in the Living Room for the sixth guest. The fully equipped Kitchen, comfortable Living Room and spacious Dining area separate the two master suites.

Whether you are coming for work or pleasure, for Cal Poly events, Pozo Saloon concerts or weddings and events at Spanish Oaks Ranch, Santa Margarita Ranch/Ancient Peaks Winery or at The Grace Maralyn Estate, or just a simple get-away, The Vista House at Rock Basin offers you the very best vacation home accommodations close to all Central Coast attractions.

If your desired dates are showing as booked on our reservation calendar, please click on the link below to see availability for our second home next door, The Windmill House, listing #40846. Rentals of both homes can accommodate larger groups up to 12 people.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Berenice Parsons (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Berenice Parsons

The property was purchased in 1979. In 2003 I donated the old cabin to CAL Fire for a training exercise. The Vista House is my new replacement home and was completed in early 2005. It sits on the old cabin site and has a spectacular view of the mountains, fields, pond and valley. I am please to share with my guests the abundant natural beauty of this unique setting where I live in harmony with the land, the animals and nature.

Berenice Parsons purchased this house in 1979

Why Berenice Parsons chose Central Coast California

The Vista House is my second vacation rental at Rock Basin. The Windmill House (#40846 on vrbo site) was so well received by vacationers, I decided to open the Vista House to guests, too. Both homes provide clean, modern conveniences in a quiet, rural setting that is a short 20 minute commute to downtown San Luis Obispo.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful and peaceful Las Pilitas Valley affords visitors a chance to really get away from 'it'. Nature is as close as a step outside with deer, coyotes, bobcats, turkeys, hawks, herons and a multitude of birds of every variety in abundance. Our rosy sunsets and starry nights are spectacular! The area is very popular with bicyclists because of the mountainous terrain and quiet country roads. Wine lovers can take The beautiful and peaceful Las Pilitas Valley affords visitors a chance to really get away from 'it'. Nature is as close as a step outside with deer, coyotes, bobcats, turkeys, hawks, herons and a multitude of birds of every variety in abundance. Our rosy sunsets and starry nights are spectacular! The area is very popular with bicyclists because of the mountainous terrain and quiet country roads. Wine lovers can take

advantage of our complimentary tasting card for wine tasting at numerous award winning tasting rooms throughout the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sometimes in San Luis Obispo County you can sleep in a vineyard, or at least next to it. Such is the case at Rock Basin Vineyards & Guest Homes in Santa Margarita, located off a vista-rich country road along which you can buy fresh eggs. A delightful retreat, you get an entire house to yourself, but you can wander the property, visit with the animals or just sit by the pond and watch the meadow grass ripple in the wind.



Quoted from "Tasting Away Again in Santa Margarita-ville" in the Santa Barbara Independent on 4/24/10
Apr 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 47 traveler reviews

Near San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly--Stay 4 Nights for Price of 3 + Free Wine Tasting
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 48 reviews
5

A clean, relaxing and comfortable place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here for 2 nights. The house is spotless with comfortable beds and a cozy feel. We enjoyed our morning coffee (complimentary local coffee provided) on the front porch both mornings as we watched hummingbirds and the beauty of the natural setting. Although a bit off the beaten path (25 minutes from Pismo), the serenity, space and amenities of home make it worth the short drive.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA
4

Peaceful and welcoming

  • 4 of 5

It was so welcoming to have Dotty and Penny greet us when we opened the door to our car!!! Dotty jumped in the car for an extra bit of "welcome"!!! (Dotty and Penny are the friendliest dogs I have ever met!!) It was wonderful to drive through the open fields to go off on our adventures each day! It was wonderful to drive through those same areas to come home each afternoon!!! There is so much to do in the SLO area and you provided a lovely place to stay in order to experience peacefulness as well. I hope to come back soon!!!! Thank you!! Carol

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for letting me know you enjoyed your stay here that the dogs were not a problem. The little one, Dotty, gets so excited when guests arrive as in her mind they came to see Her! As you said in your review, there is so much to see and do in the area...sight seeing, hiking, wine tasting, festivals, beaches, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay and so much more that a weekend isn't enough time to fit it all in. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
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Los Angeles Area
5

Great Weekend in the Country

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend at "B's" place in Santa Margarita. The ranch is about 10 minutes off the 101 and is in a beautiful little valley where the stars are out in full force and you can really enjoy the peace and quiet. "B" greeted us on arrival and was available to answer any questions that we had but wasn't intrusive.....her place is clean and well put together and we really enjoyed the weekend. We were in town for a wedding at Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita, so her place was a great option, no further away that San Luis Obispo, but much more relaxing. A parting gift was free wine tasting in Santa Margarita at the Ancient Peaks Winery and Tasting Room, had a great time there as well.

Thanks "B", we will definitely see you again when we are in the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff & Family: Thanks for letting me know what you enjoyed about your recent stay at The Vista House. Travelers such as your family, who are willing to venture a short 10 minutes drive off Highway 101, will find the Guests Homes at Rock Basin Ranch offer great value for dollars spent. The homes are close to the wedding venues at Santa Margarita and Spanish Oaks Ranches and the Grace Maralyn Estate as well as an easy commute to San Luis Obispo and all the beautiful beaches of the Central Coast. The Free wine tasting at an assortment of area wineries is an added bonus as well. I look forward to hosting your family again soon.
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5

Wonderful pkace, Great location. Owner was very friendly and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house was very clean and had pots and pans and all the utensils we needed. There was also s bbq grill that we could use and the owner provided the charcoal and lighter fluid. The owner's dogs were very friendly. My kids loved spending time with them. We also stargazed at night. It was amazing! We saw the Milky Way and a couple of planets. We also saw quite a few shooting stars.

Morro Bay was just 30 minutes away. Overall, we had a great time and I would love to go there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica and Family: Thanks so much for your review and for letting me know that you and your large family enjoyed your time at The Vista House. Although the location is rural countryside, it's just a short commute to the beaches and towns and mountains. Morro Bay was a good choice for your family to do some shopping, sight seeing and sea otter spotting. Perhaps next visit you can rent one of the little electric boats (they hold up to eight passengers) and go out on the bay to see the sea otters up close and explore the calm inner waters back to Baywood Park. There is just so much to do here it impossible to fit into one trip. The dogs, Penny and Dotty and I look forward to seeing you all back again soon.
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Southern California
5

Secluded, immaculate, value convenient to SLO and beaches

  • 5 of 5

This property provided everything we needed for a weekend getaway in SLO. The house is off the beaten path in a quiet, pastoral area, yet within an easy 30 minute drive of SLO and beaches. Furnishings are simple but more than adequate for our family of five. Berenice keeps the place spotless, provided free locally roasted coffee, and gave fantastic instructions. If we come back to the area we would love to stay here again. Also, definitely go ziplining with Santa Margarita Adventures nearby!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA USA
5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved this property. The house was spacious and incredibly clean and quiet. It sits in this little valley out in the country where you are removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Every morning I would get up earlier then my wife and go out with my coffee and sit on the patio and just relax. Dottie and Penny (the property watchdogs) would come see me most mornings and insist on being petted and attention paid to them, and when they didn't show up it was disappointing. Bernice the owner obviously takes pride in her properties, you could see it in just the little things about the property. To the awesome cleanliness of the house, the cards for free wine-tasting, the bottle of wine left in the refrigerator and even to the décor of the house. We had a relaxing time there and plan on coming back again just as soon as possible. If you are looking for a house away from the bustle of the city, out in the country this house deserves your consideration. We HIGHLY recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: M&L: I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary stay at the Vista House. To get travelers to venture 10 minutes off the highway 101 corridor is a challenge, but for travelers likr yourselves who brave to be different, there are some very wonderful places, like my homes, where travelers can truly relax, kick back and chill out. My collection of complimentary wine cards for local wineries is growing constantly so guest now have a variety of wine styles and location for tastings. As for the cleanliness of the house, my housekeeper, Rosie and I work together to be sure the homes well stocked with paper products, coffee & filters, foil, spices etc. My country location will never be ocean view or walking distance to theaters or restaurants, but I can give my guests a beautiful location, a super clean and well maintained home and a pair of very friendly dogs who enjoy interacting with people. Penny, Dotty and I look forward to having you both back again soon for your next visit.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Miles
Santa Margarita Tavern
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Chalk Mountain, Atascadero
Nearest Train
20 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
The Range, Santa Margarita
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Avila Beach, Pismo Beach
Car: necessary

Bird & wildlife watching, stargazing, vineyard tours and a quiet, clean country home await you at The Vista House at Rock Basin Vineyards in Santa Margarita, California ~ 1/2 way between LA and San Francisco. Hiking, boating, fishing & horseback riding are as close as Santa Margarita Lake Park, 10 minutes away. Fine dining, wineries and antique shopping await you in the charming, historic town of Santa Margarita. Now open on Santa Margarita Ranch...over 3,000' of zip line in four sections take you flying over vineyards, pastures and oak forest! Ticket price includes wine tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery, a history and geology tour of the 14,000 acre ranch and flying the zip lines. Contact Margarita Adventures (805) 438-3120 for more information.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Margarita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$190
$1,140
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,260
$3,000
 
 
Fall-Winter
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$190
$1,140
$3,000
 
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,260
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,260
$3,000
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,350
$3,300
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$3,300
 
 
Spring-Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,350
$3,300
 
 
Cal Poly Graduation 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$280
$1,650
$3,300
 
 
Summer, 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,350
$3,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,650
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee 5-6 people $105
Tax Rate 10.0%

PLEASE NOTE: Quoted rates are for 4-6 occupants. For all groups of 3 or less occupants, your quote will be adjusted by the owner to reflect a cleaning fee of $90.00. This discount ONLY applies to groups of Three or Less.

Maximum Occupancy: 6. An occupant is anyone over the age of 4 years old staying in the house overnight.

Cleaning fee: 1-3 Guests $90.00 4-6 Guests $105.00 Monthly: $250.00 and up depending on length of stay

3 Night Minimum Stay for all Federal Holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Cal Poly Graduation.
2 Night Minimum Stay all other dates.

No Pets or Smoking Allowed. No Exceptions!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Margarita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom also opens to the laundry room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Oval soaking tub with window views to mountains.
  • Bathroom #2 has a grab bar next to the toilet and in the shower stall. Guests to provide their own shampoo, soap and other toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfy Queen size pillow top Sleigh bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen & twin bed in second bedroom.
  • Queen size bed in one master suite bedroom, Queen size Bed and one Twin bed in second master suite bedroom. Twin size pull out bed or sectional sofa for 6th guest in Living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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