|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
We just got back from a delightful weekend. We were in town for my son's graduation from Cal Poly. While the house is definitely out in the country it was a quick 20 minutes from Cal Poly. First of all, Berenice....she is a wonderful host. She was welcoming and informative from our first contact. The rental process is so easy because of Berenice. I wish all owners were as easy as Berenice!
Next, the house...it was perfect for my family. It is well equipped and in excellent condition. We found the beds to be very comfortable. There are plenty of towels, pillows, blankets, etc. The layout of the house was very comfortable.
I would highly recommend staying at this property. It was truly lovely.
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!
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!
All our family want to go back and visit already. We love the Windmill House and can't wait to book it again.
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!!
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!
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!
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Cleaning fee 5-8 people||$115|
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!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.