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Country Life in Paso Robles Wine Country.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 1 Bedroom + 1 sofa sleeper, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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

More Details

Owner
Linda Fairbanks
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Linda Fairbanks

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

Why Linda Fairbanks chose Paso Robles

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
San Luis Obispo (SBP)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Loading Chute
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Loading Chute
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
San Simeon, Morro Bay, Avila Beach, Cambria
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

Paso Robles Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom was entirely re-done in March of 2015. It now is a fully tile shower with a tile vanity top and tile floor. The result is a clean and easily cleanable space that is bright, modern and sophisticated.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • living area sofa sleeper - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2) A select comfort mattress is softer or firmer, just as you like for your own side of the bed with just the touch of a button., A memory foam mattress makes this an uncommonly comfortable bed., queen size sleeper sofa bed is convenient for a child or an adult and is located in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
cozy firepit, supplied with oak firewood at no cost. Snacks and some breakfast foods supplied at no cost to you. Fresh produce in the garden in season. Visit the farm animals if you wish or stay well away if you prefer. Use the hammock for beautiful stargazing or daytime relaxing.

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Country Life in Paso Robles Wine Country.
average rating of 4.983871 based on 129 reviews
5

Delightful small home right on the Wine Trail!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two night stay. (Don't follow GPS directions--you will get lost and end up in the middle of a nearby vineyard!) The one bedroom home is on the large property of the owners who are generally home and very friendly and will help with whatever you need. The house is full of eclectic furnishings and has a sort of general horse theme as the owners train and ride carriage horses. You can walk around and visit all the animals and the views are lovely. It is far from the town (15 minutes to Paso Robles, maybe) so bring your groceries when you arrive. But it is located directly on the popular Creston Wine Trail and there are many local wineries to visit.

We brought our dog who had a great time feeling free and running around and playing with the owner's dogs too. We also liked that the home is handicapped accessible and equipped with hand grips in the shower and in general flat all around for our needs.

One day we would like to go back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valencia CA
5

Can’t wait for our next visit

  • 5 of 5

I’m going home so relaxed and happy. Everything was fantastic from start to finish. The guest unit was stocked with everything you could ever want or need. The dogs loved the fenced yard, but loved roaming the farm with the three resident dogs even more. Linda and Ron couldn’t be nicer but very respectful of our privacy. Linda gave us a tour of the property and introduced us to all of the animals. I mentioned that I would love to go for a carriage ride and yesterday I got to go!

If you have dogs a want a wonderful place to stay, don’t hesitate to stay here!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Very nice and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were very friendly and our two dogs loved it there meeting their animals and playing on their 10 acres. It was just a few minute drive to Paso Robles and the fresh eggs Linda gave us were an added special treat.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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los angeles, ca
5

2nd time here, we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

I love the property, the peacefulness and the proprietors! Its great for a weekend couple getaway and has everything you will need. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Felt like being at home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Ron and Linda's guest house! It was so homey and they had everything we needed plus more! They were extremely welcoming to us and our pup (even after he had a little too much fun chasing after one of the chickens). It's a great spot for a family or small group of friends so relax after a long day of wine tasting. Thank you both, we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE it here-we wish we could live here! Kids and i enjoy the farm, animals, the fresh eggs and the acres we have to freely walk around! Linda is a great host, house is well equipped with everything you need! I have highly recommended this for anyone who wants to relax, enjoy something different and star gaze for hours!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
cleaning $45
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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