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Mountain Top | Best View In SLO!

90 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
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2+ Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 10+

The "Irish Hills House" at the top of Prefumo Canyon has the Best View in SLO with stunning 180-degree views stretching from ocean, valley, mountain and cityscape. A true getaway retreat to recharge (clean & pet friendly) with a TESLA Charging Station.


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The "Irish Hills House" at the top of Prefumo Canyon has the Best View in SLO with stunning 180-degree views stretching from ocean, valley, mountain and cityscape. This spot is about the incredible view, convenient proximity to SLO and Cal Poly, central location between LA & SF and surrounding activities and experiences.

Most common guest comment, "The photos do not do the views justice!".

Our pet-friendly vacation rental has two bedrooms with a king bed downstairs and three queen beds upstairs. We store an additional reserve queen size futon, roll away bed and a 2014 'Pack n' Play' for babies. There are bathrooms on each level, a large outfitted modern kitchen, potbelly stove for cozy nights and a large outdoor deck. There are great views from every window!

The coastal retreat halfway between LA and SF is a short 15 minute scenic drive to downtown SLO (Thursday Night Farmer’s Market, restaurants, nightlife etc.) and beautiful Avila Beach (spectacular beach, pier, shops, wineries, etc). Famous Avila and Sycamore Mineral Springs offer a therapeutic experience in a group setting or privately in secluded tubs set amongst the tree-canopied hillside. You are in a serene and peaceful setting, but not too far from all the action!

We are on 8 mountain top acres with world class views, hikes and wildlife right outside your door. Barbecue, share a meal and wine on the deck or picnic down by the raised garden beds. We invite our guests to enjoy fresh vegetables and eggs from the gardens and henhouse, so help yourself! In addition to our chickens, we have a pet tortoise named 'Walter' and a Koi Pond in front of the Irish Hills House.

The vacation rental is well suited to romantic & girls getaways, family friendly & cal poly parents stays, adventure seekers & coastal journeys.

This is a dedicated VRBO, which is professionally cleaned before each guest's arrival with clean and fresh, sheets and towels. The house is maintained in pristine condition in preparation to offer a 'hotel-clean' experience amongst breathtaking mountain-top views in nature and tranquility.

The Irish Hills House is across a deck from our main home. We respect boundaries and the experience is intimate and free of distraction.

We run almost full occupancy, so if you see an opening and you are ready - please book! It happens too often that we discuss a booking with a potential guest and someone else 'instant books'. This is always a bummer!

See you soon!

Anna and Ryan

* Complimentary onsite electric car (Tesla, etc) charging station.

* Two car MAXIMUM unless otherwise arranged.


- Baby-friendly

- Pet-friendly

- Best views in SLO!

- 12 minutes to SLO or Avila

- Air Conditioning

- Ample Parking

- Dedicated High Speed Wifi Feed

- Flat Screen TV's (Downstairs & Upstairs)

- DIRECTV (175+ Channels) with NFL "Sunday Ticket"

- DVD + Netlix + Hulu Plus + Pandora

- Weber BBQ

- Raised garden beds & complimentary vegetables

- Henhouse & complimentary eggs

- Clean and fresh linens and towels

- Dogs allowed ($25 per dog, per night). Please arrange prior to visit.

- TESLA Charging Station (complimentary)


- 2-5 (Lots of Space!), 6-8 (A little tight!), 9+ (Better be good friends!)

- 1 king bed (downstairs) & 3 queen beds (upstairs) + Extra Beds (raised queen sized insta-bed, double futon bed & 39 inch rollaway bed in the supply closet).


Basic (2 people): $225/night

Cleaning Fee: $75 (Applied once per trip)

Extra people: $35/person/night after 2 guests

Infants under 18 mos. $25/infant/night

Dogs: $25/dog/night


The following services are offered by Anna if pre-arranged:

Baby Sitting: $12/hr. ($5/additional child)

5 hr. Wine Tour (Anna drives your car): $150

Laundry Services $12/load

Meal Service: $30 per meal

* Services must be pre-arranged by texting with Anna by texting 805-801-0501. She will call you back.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ryan & Anna
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

About Ryan & Anna

Some of our favorite things are our home and friends, preparing meals and enjoying our animals including our rescued golden retrievers Bourbon & Cider (@bourbonandcider), Walter the Tortoise, Chickens, Koi, Ryan's Tropical Fish and Anna's Ball Python.

Our favorite place is Big Sur, we enjoy movies at the Sunset Drive-In in SLO, when friends visit and preparing meals with vegetables from our gardens, local farm stands and farmer's markets.

Our favorite trip was to Italy, where we stayed in Airbnb's and got engaged. We realized that less places and longer stays are the best. We like to visit communities and experience authentic people, activities and food.

Our favorite lodging places are Ventana in Big Sur for the spas, the Four Seasons in Palo Alto for the service, The Mayflower in SF for the experience and our friends floors to hang out and save money. :)

We get excited when we get good reviews and positive comments at our VRBO's (@visitvista). We truly love the serenity and views here and are very happy to have the opportunity to share this place with travelers from around the world. We appreciate and do not take for granted that guests chose us, stay with us and like the experience.

Anna enjoys creating artistic things like calligraphy, creating letters, crafts and care packages for friends and family, growing vegetables in her raised beds, hot springs and caring for her chickens.

Ryan likes serving guests, maintaining and improving the vacation rentals everyday, helping others create, plan and execute new ideas, planing trips and getaways and purchasing unnecessary products, services and anything else they sell on Amazon Prime.

We are grateful for the gift of life Ryan received on November 2, 2015 when he was given a heart transplant. We like to spend time together puttering around our home and enjoying our property and the wonderful people who visit us.

Anna & Ryan.

Ryan & Anna purchased this house in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ryan and Anna were wonderful hosts. They were very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed for the stay. The location and view is truly amazing. It was definitely worth the drive up the mountain. Next time we are in SLO, we will not hesitate to contact Ryan and Anna.
Sep 2013
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based on 90 traveler reviews

Mountain Top | Best View In SLO!
average rating of 4.8777776 based on 95 reviews

3 sweet days with a few qualifiers

  • 4 of 5

Things we loved:

The view, especially morning sunrise with the fog rolling in over the valley

Walter the tortoise

The quality of the mattress

The Kona coffee all ready to brew

The fresh eggs ready for our arrival

The basketball hoop

The well lighted path/stairs at night

Gracious hosts even when a wine glass was broken


We wish we had known that Irish Hills House was on the second floor. We were exhausted with lots of luggage and food to haul up the stairs for our stay. As seniors, this was challenging. We discovered that the bed on the lower level was not in a separate bedroom, but part of the "great room". Our friends almost bumped their heads on the sloped ceiling in the upstairs and the toilet was a bit cramped for our tall friend. The upstairs would have been perfect for a family with kids. If there had been pictures of the inside, this would have helped. tremendously.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We appreciate the opportunity to have hosted you. :)
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Breathtaking views, wonderful owners, amazing experience.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Irish Hills House. We could not wait to return after our wonderful visit last year. The location is 'on top of the world', and the vacation was 'out of this world.'

Ryan and Anna are the most amazing hosts, clearly obvious from all the thoughtful and tasteful extra touches throughout the property, and their attention to every little detail. They are available for any help or information, but never intrusive.

Be sure to try Anna's gourmet menu!! Delivered right to our doorway, and truly delicious. An experience not to be missed!

Avila (dog friendly) beach is just a few miles away, which was a plus for us (and our dog!)

I would give ten stars if I could.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very thankful for this wonderful review and so very happy that you came to visit us. You are amongst our favorite guests and we believe that you know who is without doubt Bourbon and Cider's favorite canine guest! Your kind review made us very happy. Anna (and Ryan)
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The perfect getaway from it all!

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful and perfect for a getaway. The house is 4 miles up a mountain road but the view was incredible. I would say the house is set up for 6 people or less, unless you want to get cozy with your guest. Ryan and Anna are so nice and accommodating. They let us check in a little bit earlier than schedule since we got to SLO earlier than we thought. Their dogs are very friendly and they also have a big tortoise that is very cute as well. It was the perfect getaway for my friends and I and I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property and wonderful hosts. If you are looking for breathtaking views, a peaceful and quiet spot to just get away from everything, this is the location (also very close to downtown SLO)! Clean and fully-equipped home with plenty of beds and sleeping space. Highly recommend this place! I appreciate the wonderful experience I had with my 4 other sisters/girlfriends.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really great to host you here Tannaz. It is always wonderful to share this place with groups and we are so appreciative that you took care of the place! Be well and visit again soon. :) Ryan (and Anna)
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Fabulous visit

  • 5 of 5

Anna and Ryan's rental was amazing for a weekend away to visit our old stomping grounds at Cal Poly. The place was perfect for our girls weekend and the kids loved it. There was nothing that was missing and the views are amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for being such great guests and especially for helping refrigerate our food while we were away! We owe you one next time! :)
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Fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I booked the house with four of my close girlfriends for a mid-week getaway. Though the fog rolled in in the afternoon and obscured the spectacular views a bit, we enjoyed sitting on the sundeck and grilling veggies on the Weber BBQ. We also enjoyed the snuggles from the resident dogs. The only thing I'd change would be to get there earlier to spend more time on the property. I second the review that you'll want to have done your grocery shopping in SLO beforehand.

It's very centrally located to a lot of great attractions. Before arriving we hiked along the coast at Montaña de Oro State Park, and soaked in the tubs at Sycamore Mineral Springs near Avila Beach.

Thank you Anna and Ryan for a great stay! Hope to be back someday!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so great to host you! We are really glad that you went to Montana D'Oro and Sycamore Hot Springs (Anna's favorite)! We have found that guests don't want to leave after they arrive, so I always encourage them to pick up supplies at Whole Foods. Anna just started a Gourmet Meal Service, which has been fabulously successful! Thank you again for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your visit and don't take it for granted!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Luis Obispo - SPB
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dairy Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: necessary

USA Today calls San Luis Obispo 'The Happiest Place on earth'. The coastal retreat half way between LA and SF is ideal - a short 15-minute scenic drive to downtown SLO (Thursday Night Farmer’s Market, restaurants, nightlife etc.) or beautiful Avila Beach (spectacular beach, pier, shops, wineries, etc). Outdoor recreational activities are everywhere!


Rates & Availability

San Luis Obispo House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (1 per trip) $75
Pet Fee $25

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

Basic (2 people) $199/night
Cleaning Fee $75 (Applied once per trip)
Extra people/dogs: $40/person/night after 2 guests

Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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San Luis Obispo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bedroom has 2 queen beds
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is the small lean-to room (like a big closet)
  • Downstairs bathroom has a king bed, upstairs rooms have 3 queens. We have a large couch, futon, rollaway and inflatable bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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