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Near San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly, Off Season Rates and Complimentary Wine Tasting!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Santa Margarita House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8...Near San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly

Located a short 10 minutes off the 101 Highway and only 20 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, Mission Plaza and Cal Poly, The Windmill Guest House offers travelers a comfortable and relaxing place in the country to call home. Complimentary wine tasting at several nearby wineries is available to all guests (over 21) of Rock Basin Guest Homes. Sip and sample some of the area's World Famous vintages from the Edna Valley in SLO to the mountains of West Templeton to the rolling hills of Paso Robles.

The Guest Homes at Rock Basin Ranch are located in the quiet countryside of Santa Margarita. Tucked in a peaceful canyon off the main valley, the 1,400+ square foot Windmill House sits on 4 acres surrounded by US Forest open space. Fully furnished and equipped, The Windmill House can accommodate up to eight people in three queen size beds, a twin bed and a twin hide-a-bed.

Outside there is ample off street parking for vehicles, campers and RV's. The large front yard has an L shape lawn shaded by an ancient Oak tree. The back yard has concrete patio areas with tables, chairs and umbrellas and a Weber charcoal grill. There is an elevated landscaped area with fruit trees and rock roses.

If the dates you desire show as booked on The Windmill House availability calendar, please click the link below to view listing #189213, The Vista House, our second guest home on this beautiful property. The Vista House can sleep up to six visitors.

The Guest Homes at Rock Basin Ranch offer travelers some of the closest furnished housing to events and weddings at The Grace Maralyn Estate Gardens, The Pozo Saloon, Spanish Oaks Ranch and Santa Margarita Ranch. Mission San Luis Obispo, The Jack House and Gardens and Grace Church in downtown San Luis Obispo are a short 20-25 minute commute from Rock Basin Guest Homes.

Call us for discounts on last minute bookings and packages.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Berenice Parsons
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Berenice Parsons

Rock Basin Guest Homes Mission Statement: To be stewards of the land and its productivity while providing opportunities for guests to connect with the fruitfulness of the earth and the beauty and harmony of nature.

I purchased the 4 acres the Windmill House occupies with the 80 acre parcel next door where The Vista House and the vineyards are located in 1979. I had the Windmill House built in 2003 and used it as a month to month rental for 1 year. After attending a class at Cal Poly University on Agri-Tourism, I realized there was an unfilled niche for my home in the vacation rental market. I joined VRBO in 2005 and have enjoyed much success and many satisfied and returning customers during my many years of operations. Book your next getaway at The Windmill House and see why so many of my guests book their next visit before leaving.

Berenice Parsons purchased this house in 1979

Why Berenice Parsons chose Central Coast California

I converted The Windmill House from a month to month rental to a vacation rental to fill a demand for vacation rentals in a rural, country setting. Guests enjoy getting away from it all out here while only a short 20 minute commute from downtown San Luis Obispo and 30 minutes from the wineries of Paso Robles and area beaches. For summer visitors, our fog free weather is a welcome change to the cold beach house rentals and our mountain elevation keeps us cool at night. Guests can enjoy complimentary wine tasting at nearby Soaring Hawks Vineyards and Ancients Peaks Winery in Santa Margarita and several other nearby wineries.

What makes this house unique

The Guest Homes are clean and well maintained with all the modern conveniences including WiFi and Satellite TV. Guest are supplied with oak bark and charcoal for the Weber BBQ, foil, ziplocs, paper towels and toilet paper so you don't have to bring these bulky items with you. Seasonal fresh herbs grow from March - October in the garden and the fruit trees in the backyard provide fresh peaches, nectarines and plums. The Guest Homes are some of the closest housing for visitors to Santa Margarita Lake Park or events at Santa Margarita Ranch, Spanish Oaks Ranch and the Pozo Saloon. Book your stay now and enjoy the luxury of a true home away from home for your next vacation.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Near San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly, Off Season Rates and Complimentary Wine Tasting!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 72 reviews
5

Birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

My group of 5 had a great time celebrating by birthday in and around Santa Margarita. Our stay at the Windmill House was more than comfortable. The house was inviting, and "B" was very accommodating. While in town, we went wine-tasting at a few places, including one near the house - Soaring Hawk, which was a gem of a find (thanks B!). We also went on a Zip Line tour at Margarita Adventures. I would highly recommend them for newbies or experienced Zippers! All-in-all, we had a great time and when I return for more fun, I'll check out the Windmill House or the other house on the property!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine and Pals: Thank you for your review and for letting others know what you enjoyed about your birthday get together at the Windmill House. We are blessed to have such a friendly group of folks running nearby Soaring Hawk Vineyards, which is literally around the corner from Windmill House. Margarita Adventures runs the zip line rides across the expansive oak forests and vineyards at Santa Margarita Ranch. Their pick-up point for the zip lines is a short 10 minute drive to town and wine tasting at their Ancient Peaks Winery is included with the zip line tour. I look forward to having you all back again soon.
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5

Nice clean getwaway

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home in the rural area of San Luis Obispo. Owner Berenice was always on hand to see what she could do to make our stay great!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that both families enjoyed your stay and I hope to see you all back again soon.
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5

Very clean and spacious! The area was very peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

All our family want to go back and visit already. We love the Windmill House and can't wait to book it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amber and Family: Thanks so much for your kind words. I very much appreciate your review and I'm glad to know that you all enjoyed the peace and quiet of the Ranch. I look forward to having you all back for another visit soon.
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5

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying what a wonderful time we had at the Windmill House. There were three couples staying at the house. We each had a good size room. Everything was clean and well organized. The kitchen was well stocked, there were cleaning supplies and also plenty of towels.

The property is in a remote location. This was not a issue for us because we were out driving around wine tasting.

It was a wonderful place and we will definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your time here last weekend. While the house is only 10 minutes off the 101 Highway, it does feel like a step back in time as you travel through the rolling hills and surrounding vineyards to get to the Windmill House. As you discovered, a three bedroom house rental is much more affordable and so much more comfortable than three hotel or motel rooms in town. And there is the added benefit of Free wine tasting at some of the County's top rated wineries, one of which (Soaring Hawk Vineyards) is an easy walk from the Windmill House. I look forward to seeing you all back again soon for another wine tasting get-away.
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The house is great. We stayed with a family of eight and really enjoyed our time here. The beach is close enough for a nice day trip and the wine tasting nearby was a pleasant surprise. Berenice is super friendly and checked in with us several times to make sure everything was was to our liking. Definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wini and Family: Thank you for the kind words about your recent stay at Windmill House. With people in your group traveling from the Bay Area, San Diego and the Central Valley, having a large house in a central location works well for weekend family gatherings. I was happy to hear that you enjoyed the wines at Soaring Hawk Vineyards so much that you joined their wine club. Soaring Hawk is just one of the many wineries and vineyards where my guests can sample the wines without paying the tasting fee. That is just one of the many benefits of staying at The Guest Homes at Rock Basin Ranch. I look forward to having you all back again soon.
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5

lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family really enjoyed staying at B's house. The house is exteremly clean and comfortable. B is very friendly and we enjoyed meeting her. Highly recommend the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Armina and Family: Thank you for your post. I am glad to know you enjoyed your time time here at Windmill House as well as enjoying all the attractions the Central Coast has to offer. I look forward to having you all back again soon, Ms. "B".
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Miles
Santa Margarita Tavern
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Atascadero Chalk Mountain
Nearest Train
18 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
The Range in Santa Margarita
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Avila Beach or Morro Bay
Car: necessary

Located on Rock Basin Ranch, Las Pilitas Road, 2.8 miles East of W. Pozo Road in Santa Margarita, California.....Star Gazing, Bird and Wildlife watching, Vineyard Tours, Hiking, Fishing Boating and Horseback riding at Santa Margarita Lake Park, Wine tasting, Zip Lining across historic Santa Margarita Ranch, Antique shopping, Art galleries and fine dining all await visitors to The Windmill House.....Or you can just kick back, relax & enjoy the peaceful harmony & atmosphere of our quiet coastal valley!

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-Winter
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,320
$3,300
 
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$3,300
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,260
$3,300
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$3,300
 
 
Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$270
$1,620
$3,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee 5-8 people $105
Tax Rate 10.0%

PLEASE NOTE: Quoted rates are for 5-8 guests. For Groups of Four or Less guests, your quote will be adjusted by the Owner to reflect a cleaning fee of $95.00 for 4 or less guests. The lower rates ONLY apply to groups of Four or less. If you are a group of more than four people, the higher cleaning fee will apply.

This property has an Eight (8) person Maximum Occupancy. An occupant is anyone over the age of 4 staying in the house overnight. Do Not Rent this house if your group is more than Eight (8) people.

Cleaning Fee: 1-4 Guests: $95.00 5-8 Guests: $105.00 Monthly: $250.00 or more based on the length of stay.

3 night Minimum stay on all Federal Holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Cal Poly Graduation weekend.

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
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1-Master - toilet , tub , shower , Oval soaking tub
    Bathroom 2-Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin size hide a bed sofa in the Living Room
  • Queen size Beds (3) Pillow top mattresses...very comfy! One twin bed in third bedroom. Twin size sofa sleeper in the Living Room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoy quiet, peaceful surroundings in a comfortable, clean vacation home far from the maddening crowds.

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