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Overlook Guesthouse is a spacious and newly re-decorated one bedroom which was the original farm residence and part of a larger building containing a garage and Ron's play space with wood and metal working tools. All who see it think it is charming and surprising. There is a large fenced yard and patio.
Overlook Guesthouse is located on 10 private and gated acres which is home to Overlook Driving Center, a place for the training and competition of modern carriage driving horses. We would be happy to offer you a ride and some interaction with our horses is available. If you have your own horses, we invite you to bring them. They can be stabled on the property.
This property is in a quiet neighborhood of 10 acre properties, which is virtually surrounded by vineyards. The location is convenient for visiting the area cities and attractions, while maintaining a truly country atmosphere. Over 100 wineries are within touring distance, as well as many fine restaurants, parks and beaches.
This guesthouse is a good choice for those who want a quiet and private location for work or rest. Ron and Linda, your hosts, will do all we can to customize your stay to your pleasure.
Keywords: Private, Quiet, One Story, Casual, Fenced Yard, Dogs Ok, Horses Ok, Full Kitchen, Patio, Yard
Linda is a retired carriage driving judge and trainer, which itself was a second career after many years of residential design and drafting. Now, she has 4 horses, who keep her physically active and able to compete in horse shows and trail rides. They are John, Cari, Johnathan and Clare. She also enjoys flower and vegetable gardening, though without much real skill or knowledge. There is one resident dog, a miniature Poodle named Joseph. The family is rounded out with 6 hens who give us (and you) fresh eggs.
Linda Fairbanks purchased this farmhouse in 2010
Ron's family has been in Paso Robles since 1890. They were farmers and ranchers. We built this structure and used it as a caretaker quarter until 2010, when it was refurbished to be used as a vacation rental. We chose this location because of it is ideal for our sport of carriage driving and centrally located to the local cities.
This is a comfortable place for quiet work or relaxation. It would be a good place to write or paint or do any creative work. There is a 14' x 19' bedroom, a large and airy bath with shower and a living/dining/kitchen space which is conducive to conversation. The large patio is part of a large and shady yard which is fenced to allow dogs to relax outside. There is a covered kennel next to the patio for those who travel with dogs and want to leave them while they sight-see. We encourage visitors to enjoy walking on the property, visiting with the animals who live here and also the natural ones who share this bit of land. There are many rabbits and quail, occasional deer and fox, many hawks, meadowlarks and crows. We enjoy feeding the ducks and chickens every evening. Chicks are due to hatch today (October 15). The newest addition is guinea pigs, Walnut and Rosie, who live in the carriage room. We love their little noises and soft coats. Their cage is rather large and they love it when we re-arrange their toys and furniture. The olive grove is growing well and our first harvest was delicious. The carriage driving continues here with 3 Overlook horses getting use every week in addition to the visiting drivers who practice here. Finally, we have added a telephone to the amenities inside the guesthouse. It is for local calls only but we hope it will be a convenience for guests.
We had the most relaxing, memorable time during our three weeks in Paso Robles. The guesthouse, your warmth and hospitality, and the beautiful serene property exceeded all of our expectations. There is no way to fully express our thanks to you both for your warm welcome and making us feel like "family". Grace will never forget her experience with Jonathan and ability to assist in the horse grooming on Saturday. We really appreciate the large barber for our big family dinner...would have been difficult on the Weber. Can't even express how much the family enjoyed their visit. The guesthouse was so comfortable. The kitchen was so well equipped, the furniture comfortable, the towels and sheets equal to a 5 star hotel and the patio furniture perfect. All of your extra touches like games, horseshoes, chess and checkers, hammock and best of all the swing. There is nothing we can suggest to make it better. We loved Paso Robles and the area. We will definitely return.
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Overlook Guest house. The home was in great condition and it had everything we needed to enjoy a home away from home. We enjoyed time inside as well as outside hanging out on the patio. The owners were on the property and welcomed us and graciously gave us a tour of the property and let us be up close and personal with their animals. We would loved to have stayed forever. Highly recommended for a relaxing country weekend!
Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life? This is 100% the place to go. The home owners are super nice! They live in the house about 100 yards away from this vacation rental. If you need anything they can almost always be found working around the farm somewhere or in the barn. Linda gave us a tour of the barn and we met the horses and goats.
The best part about the area is wine tasting. Within 30 minutes from this house there are over 200 wineries! We could only visit about 3 per day. Also, at night, you can see a crazy number of stars. One night my wife and I sat in the field for about an hour.
If you have nice dogs, this property is great! Our little Bichons love coming here (Our 2nd time). We are beginning to think they are really farm dogs with the way they walk around this place. Anyway, I could go on and on… We will be back!
This small vacation home was so peaceful and comfortable. We had a short stay, but if you are staying a week or more, you will be able to take advantage of all the conveniences. A shaded porch with swing and fire pit. Nice kitchen/living area. Very nice bathroom. Comfortable beds.
Overlook is a great place for a couple and is dog friendly. We stayed with our two small dogs. Place was very clean, comfortable bed and a nice fenced backyard that had a lot of little touches that made it enjoyable to sit outside. Linda made sure we had everything we needed. thanks. I would recommend this place.
This is our second time staying at the Overlook property and we just love it there. The property owners, Ron and Linda, went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and memorable. The guest house has everything (i. e. fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, Direct TV, DVD player , and a newly remodeled bathroom with a large shower). We especially enjoyed the outdoor space with its beautiful views. Sitting outside in the evenings, watching the sunset while sharing a bottle of wine, is the best. Our dogs enjoyed the fenced in property and taking walks around farm, where you can see horses, chickens and even a donkey! Paso Robles is one of our favorite places to visit, wine taste, and relax. The Overlook is a wonderful place to do just that and we highly recommend it to you. Thanks again Ron and Linda.
Me and my family do a lot of traveling, especially in California. We love the pacific coast and just love the Paso Robles winery district as we city folks call it. We have stayed at “Overlook Ranch” for over 5 years now and there’s a reason why we continue to come back:
• Peace and quiet
• You can BBQ & enjoy your meal taking in the beautiful sunsets that sit behind the green rolling hills
• You can burn wood while you sip on local wines of your choice
• The house is immaculate, the sheets, towels, rooms, floors are super CLEAN!
My review could go on all day so the bottom line is, if you are looking for a place to rest your head while you enjoy the local wineries and pacific coast, this is the place! I guarantee you, you won’t be disappointed!
A satisfied family!
Ron and I realize how difficult it is to imagine where a place is and what the area is like. We would be happy to visit with you on the phone to help orient our guesthouse to the type of local sites you are interested in. On our property, we offer carriage Driving with Horses, Contact and interaction with Horses. Carriage rides offered by appointment. Overlook is a place where carriage driving is taught and where local drivers come to practice for competitions. This is a great spot to fly kites and we keep some in the guesthouse for your use along with board games. The Chicken Condo is home to our 10 hens. When possible, we supply fresh, free range, homegrown eggs to our guests. There is also a house for the 3 ducks who live at Overlook. A horseshoe pit is a popular game, along with a garden chess set. Our new olive grove has given its first crop and the 2014 crop will be large enough to make oil and eating olives. One can often see herds of bicyclist flashing by on nearby Cripple Creek Road and occasionally a hot air balloon will glide by or roar its burner to rise as it goes. We love the sun rise and sunset views, especially when there are clouds. Often, guests will stroll the approximately 5 acre grounds around sunset with a glass of wine to catch the best color in the sky. They choose that wine from the many tasting rooms in the general area, some as close as 3 miles away. Sometimes, guests will arrange to be picked up by professional drivers to do their wine tour, but mostly they enjoy the pleasure of finding their favorite wineries by searching on their own. Many guests have now become members of wine clubs at tasting rooms and come back regularly to pick up their wine. There are too many options to list, but there are lots of brochures and suggestions in the guesthouse. We hope you will leave a note or a card telling of your own finds.
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2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
Pets allowed on approval at $10.00 per night per pet. The Book It Now button cannot calculate this fee, so other arrangements can be made. You can call me with a credit card number or bring cash for additional pet fees. Sorry for this anomaly. Fenced yard provided. Rate is for 1 or 2 persons. $10.00 extra charge per extra person. Carriage rides possible at $50.00 by appointment.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.