WELCOME to the KID, PET, and HORSE friendly MINI RANCH! One of our guests left a review that said "Everything is for sharing" . We loved hearing that because it is exactly how we feel about being hosts. To share all that we have is what got us started on this airbnb adventure!
We have two listings. THIS LISTING IS FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM in the upstairs level of our home. Our other listing is for an apartment downstairs that sleeps up to five. You may rent both listings if you have a large group. This room is priced at $85 per night and is perfect for a couple.
The private bedroom has a queen size bed, a closet, and a small flat screen TV, and lots of books There is a PRIVATE ENTRANCE through a sliding glass door leading out to the garage and also to a small courtyard. It's a small bedroom, but there is plenty of other space to roam around or hang out and relax after your travels.
You will have your own PRIVATE BATHROOM just two feet away from your bedroom door. Shower, tub, and custom made concrete counters. We provide towels, of course, as well as soap, shampoo, blow dryer, etc.
Our home has an open feeling with glass doors out to the many outdoor areas.......all for sharing! There are....decks, patios, grape arbor, gardens, and horse pasture. We have a hammock for relaxing, and a metal fire pit for playing guitars and roasting marshmallows by the fire.(kids love that!) We have original artwork all through the house, and steel sculptures in the garden. The living room has leather couches, a large TV ,and a wood burning stove. Our house is very well insulated, and there is radiant heating under the floors. Our electricity is powered by solar panels, and we feed all green waste to the chickens, so you can feel very "Eco-Friendly" during your stay with us.
The kitchen is spacious and we provide the basic supplies to make your own "self serve" breakfast. We normally have......fresh eggs from the hens, cereal, bagels, cream cheese, peanut butter, fruit from the garden (in season) OJ, coffee, tea etc. We welcome you use our kitchen for cooking other meals, and the outdoor gas barbeque.
We happily share the rest of our home with you. We can have as much or as little interaction as you would like. We will follow your lead.
We'd love to share a bottle of local wine with you out on the deck and help you plan your activities.
You will be in walking distance (approx 1 mile) to the historical village of Arroyo Grande with shops, restaurants, bars,and a Saturday farmer's market. Nearby beaches are....Pismo Beach (5 miles) Avila Beach and Shell Beach (10 miles) Montana De Oro State Park (25 miles)
Just about 12 minute drive through beautiful wine country will take you to San Luis Obispo a lively college town. There are wonderful wineries all around us. Many right up the road here in Arroyo Grande. Also just up the road is Lopez Lake. Nice place for camping, water sports, trail rides, mountain biking, and hikes.
You can easily walk or cycle to the village of Arroyo Grande, but you will need a car for most other adventures.
We are ANIMAL LOVERS and have two mature and loving ranch dogs who are both indoor and outdoor. (mostly indoor because they love to hang out where ever the people are hanging out) They are quiet, friendly, obedient family members. If you do NOT enjoy the company of dogs.....better find another place to stay. If you are a dog lover and miss your dogs at home, you will be in heaven.
We also have 2 horses, 2 goats, and a flock of chickens. Our barn cat never comes inside. If you have any allergies to dog hair, horse hair, or "ranchy" smells and dust.......you better find another place to stay
.We are happy to be a KID FRIENDLY house, however, based on the livestock, dogs,and the ranch property, we'd prefer kids to be 6 years or older. Please message me if you are traveling with a child.
. Our home is very PET FRIENDLY! If you are traveling with a well mannered, socialized dog, we'd be happy to host your dog as well.There is a additional fee of $10 per night and we would like to know a few details about your dog before booking. Please read the HOUSE RULES pertaining to dogs.
This is also a HORSE HOTEL!! I have room for two (maybe three) horse guests. Your horses can stay in separate box stalls in my barn (two stalls) with turn outs, or turned out together in a 1/4 acre grass pasture. There are FANTASTIC trail rides near here, including riding on Pismo Beach, Montana De Oro, and the trails around Lopez Lake.There are no trails directly off our property so you will have to load up and trailer out for any riding.(Pismo is only ten min. away) We have room to park your truck and trailer, but you will need to back up to park, it's no big deal, however very large rigs may not fit. Horses will cost $20 per horse, bring your own feed. Your horses will be right outside your bedroom door and visible from the decks and gardens.... WE DON'T BOARD HORSES UNLESS THEIR OWNERS ARE RENTING A ROOM IN THE HOUSE..
Awesome people, beautiful place. Kate and Bryce made me feel like visiting family. I could go my own way or chat with them, both were okay. The architecture is beautiful. Bryce did it all by himself! I loved the hot tub! It's now on my "must have" list. There are lots of cool places to go really close. I spent my time at the beaches, some which were really remote, beautiful and tranquil. Next time I'd like to explore the surrounding wine country. Highly recommended!
I wish we could have stayed longer. The bed is comfy, Kate and Bryce are great hosts, and the dogs, Blue and Pearl, are lovely. The location is beautiful - we were only there for a night and couldn't explore much, but it's a very nice place to stop if you're driving Highway 1 up the California coast.