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Avila Estate 'Casa Contenta' - Close To Beach, Wineries, Golf, Shops, And More

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 6,450 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Breathtaking 6 Bedroom Spanish Estate w/pool, guest house and loft suite

Casa Contenta is a sprawling and luxurious Spanish Estate nestled on 6 acres in the Avila Valley overlooking vineyards. From the home, everything is just a walk or bike ride away: beach, golf, wine tasting, dining and concerts! A quick drive to downtown SLO, Avila Valley has the most desirable weather in the county, offering a warm and sunny micro climate. The beautiful Bob Jones Bike Trail, Sycamore Hot Springs and the Avila Barn is less than a mile from the home as well as restaurants, a tennis resort and golf course.

This gorgeous residence features a heated pool and built in outdoor spa, 3 outdoor gas firepits and a stunning Moroccan lounge -- a favorite retreat for guests, as well as a playground area for younger children. There are walking trails as well within the secured, fenced 6 acres of the property.

The main residence includes 3 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and flat screen TV, 3 fireplaces, large formal dining, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, great room and kid’s retreat. Directly adjacent is the charming Casitas, or guest house, with two additional bedrooms, a large bathroom, living room, fireplace and a stunning eat-in kitchen. Additionally, “the Loft” is a spacious retreat including a king bed and bathroom, fireplace, flat screen TV and large lounging area.

In total, the home sleeps 12, offering 6 bedrooms, with 2 king beds, 3 queens and 1 set of full size bunk beds in a total of 6,450 square feet. A seventh bedroom can be made up in the "Circle Room" for an additional fee of $150.00. 14 guests would be the absolute maximum allowed for overnight guests, and an additional $100 per person per night would be charged for the 13th and 14th guest.

The residence has been renovated throughout offering contemporary luxury in a gorgeous Spanish hacienda. The property has endless places to gather in large groups, or escape for some privacy. The perfect location for a first-class Central Coast get-away.

More Details

Nancy Palmer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017


Avila Beach Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main House - Bedroom 1 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Main House - Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Main House - Bedroom 2 Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main House - Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main House - Hall Bathroom - toilet
    Guest House - Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Loft - Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main House - Master - 1 king , Fireplace, settee, master bath with his/hers vanities
    Main House - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , flatscreen tv, private full bath
    Main House - Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , flatscreen tv, private full bath
    Guesthouse - Master - 1 queen , flatsceen tv, double sink shared full bathroom
    Guesthouse - Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed , 1 set of double (full size) bunk bed
    Loft - Master - 1 king , Euro style bath, fireplace, flat screen tv, sect'l couch
  • Sleeps 12, extra charge for number of guests exceeding 12, a comfortable queen sleeper sofa in the main house can be made up, creating a 7th bedroom and their own private bathroom for a fixed fee of $150.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Avila Estate 'Casa Contenta' - Close To Beach, Wineries, Golf, Shops, And More
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Graduation Memories

  • 5 of 5

I rented this amazing house and spoke to Nancy a year and half before my daughter was set to graduate. I wanted to have all our family in one house so we could enjoy being together and celebrating the last of 4 to graduate. The pictures of the house do not do it justice. I felt like I was back in Italy with the rolling hills. The backyard was perfect for entertaining and while I brought stuff for the kitchen, I did not need to pull anything out because this is the best equipped kitchen I have ever been in. To be able to sit around the fire pit with all my adult kids and celebrate their accomplishments was truly magical. I can not tell you enough about this amazing house. Jesus greeted us on our first day a gave us a tour, so we could find our way around. The welcome basket and wine was such a thoughtful gift. This is a great house and we will be back! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great experience!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Property!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations and amenities were great. It had comfortable beds and furniture, was well stocked, and had spectacular views and ambiance. The property managers were easy to work with and answered every question promptly and completely. We highly recommend Casa Contenta for a truly memorable getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous girl's weekend

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Casa Contenta for our annual girl's wine weekend. A perfect home for 12 of us with plenty of space to sleep, eat and gather for social time. We decided to stay at the house the entire 3 days to enjoy the amenities of this beautiful home. Instead of wine tasting, we held our own wine tasting in the beautiful dining room with a roaring fireplace! It rained almost the entire weekend, so we played music, sat in the hot tub, competed in ping pong tournaments, sat by the fire pits and cooked in the beautiful kitchen. Nancy was very accommodating when one of the bedrooms had a leak in the skylight, and Linda was helpful when we lost power on the final night. We couldn't ask for better hospitality. We all agreed to return to this beautiful home for future vacations. Definitely the cleanest, classiest and most beautiful home we have ever rented for our wine weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests. It was a wild week of weather everywhere in the state, and you were not only understanding of the issues Mother Nature decided to hand us, but made the absolute most of it. Our very best to all of you!
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend. Thank you for your amazing house. Plenty of room for 2 families plus an awesome kitchen to cook in. Outdoor firepits everywhere and a beautiful covered one for the cool nights.


  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Christmas location!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Contenta was the perfect choice for a five day stay for our group of nine - young to middle aged adults. Everyone had their own spot, but easily connected in the lovely common areas. We spent most of the trip exploring the wineries, but decided to stay "home" on the last day and just enjoy the house. That was our favorite day - golf challenge, followed by ping pong, pool and ended up in the pool and hot tub. Thanks for creating many fun memories!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
(SBP) San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Avila Beach Golf Resort
Nearest Train
8 Miles
San Luis Obispo Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Avila Beach, Shell Beach, & Pismo Beach
Car: necessary

A central location to everything the Central Coast & San Luis Obispo has to offer. Ride your bike to beautiful Avila Beach along the adjacent Bob Jones bike trail, take a dip in neighboring Sycamore Hot Springs, drive through scenic apple orchards in Sea Canyon, shop in historic downtown San Luis Obispo, or get a taste of the wine country of Edna Valley.


Rates & Availability

Avila Beach Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer season
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall season
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas season
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
after stay cleaning $350
Tax Rate 11.0%

A contract will be emailed to you that you can either sign, scan, and email back to me w/a copy of your driver's license, or the signed contract/copy of driver's license can be mailed to me, Nancy Palmer, PO Box 8276, Truckee, CA 96161. 30 days prior to your arrival, your reservation balance is due. Once VRBO notifies me of your final payment, a set instructions will be emailed to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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