This beautiful Estate is located on the border of Nipomo, and Arroyo Grande, California. Central Coast, the best place to be! In the country, but a short 8 minute drive to the beach . 2 1/2 acres of english gardens, gazebo's, pool, jaquzzi, and an incredible home to top it off.We get the best weather ever, a micro climate, because we are below the Mesa, and do not get the fog. We are in- land enough from the beaches, so we do not get Gloom of fog, and the drive is short and sweet, if we do want to get to the Ocean.. The Schoolhouse was built in 1891, and later restored and converted into a family home. The house has 4 bedrooms, a family room for entertainment, a formal living room, with a baby grand piano, and a formal dining room, with a gorgeous Farm Table, that seats 10. There is a ton of light in the kitchen, with an entire wall of windows looking out to the pool and yard. There is an Island, with bench seats in the kitchen, too.The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher,microwave, and a comfortable couch, to sit in.
The house is very lived in, love has defiantly dwelled here. Our family of 6 and dogs and cats , My husband and I moved here from Manhattan Bch in 2000, and raised our four children here. We have had goats, chickens, snakes, dogs, puppys cats, birds, & have made tremendous memories here. There is detail, and character in every inch of the house and grounds. There is a laundry room, a separate art barn, and a separate Yoga Studio. Three car garage, and guest house, which is rented out (email hidden)ere are 3 queen beds and CAL King. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the formal living room. So technically, 12 people can sleep here, if the beds are being shared. There is so much space in this house, there are 7 couches to choose from to kick back and read a book! One of pour favorite thing to do!
My friends and I stayed at Diane's place for the weekend and had an amazing time. The place was clean and cozy. Close to the beach and other attractions. Although we didn't get to meet Diane, we were able to communicate easily throughout the stay. Diane also left us some delicious cookies and a wine bottle. Would recommend this for a small group.
My husband, dog, and I had a wonderful experience at the Puhek home. Their remodeled barn was homey and spacious will all the amenities you need. We loved that our dog could romp around with her other 3 dogs on their property. Despite the rain, we had a great time exploring the surrounding cities and appreciated the recommendations Diane made in her activities guide. =) Thanks for a relaxing weekend!
Diane was very easy and pleasant to communicate with. She even stopped by to introduce herself and to see if needed anything. Diane left us some home baked treats and a bottle of wine, which was very sweet. The Beach Bungalow is decorated with a cozy Shabby Chic flair. It fit our family of four very comfortably. We enjoyed the sunny backyard in the afternoon reading in the lounge chairs. The location of the house is wonderful for strolling into the cute downtown, over a hanging bridge. There is a great meat store with the famous tri tip sandwiches, as well as wine tasting places and nice restaurants. We also enjoyed a morning at Avila Beach. Overall a great weekend getaway!
My boyfriend and I just spent a lovely weekend at Diane and Mikes' home. I can't say enough nice things. While we were out and about for most of the time, the time that we DID spend at their beautiful barn was definitely memorable. The home was extremely clean and had about everything you could ask for. When we had trouble with the DVD player, Mike immediately came over and assisted us. They allowed us access to all of their amenities - the pool, hot tub, etc.
I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to truly get away for the weekend. It is quiet and quaint - perfect for a romantic weekend.
Thank you again!
It was a pleasure to host guests like Katie & her boyfriend. They were friendly & excited to be here. I found them both extremely kind & happy about every little thing. They were listening to music, candles going & food cooking in the unit when they invited us in to greet us. I find so much pleasure in seeing people enjoying the unit like that! Thanks Katie for your sweet personality you showered all over the property……you & your boyfriend were awesome guests! You are welcome back anytime:)
We had an amazing long weekend in the beach bungalow! The house is super cute and has everything you would need. It's centrally located for all of the central coast exploring you might want to do. Diane was a superb host - all the way down to some delish homemade cookies!
A delightful 1 br apartment on an even more delightful piece of property. We only had a short stay, but thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house is in the middle of an expanse of farmland and is a great place for a quiet getaway.
The hosts were also quite accommodating and responsive to our needs. Definitely a place we'd love to return to!
It was great to meet you & your wife. I was so sorry I didn't get the message in time to refer some fabulous restaurants in SLO to eat at. I am so glad you were able to get out and enjoy some of the amazing sights here on the Central Coast. The sweet energy you & your wife brought to our space was much appreciated. We are blessed & thankful for renters like you! Take good care,
Diane & Mike
Stayed at the barn while waiting for our new home to be complete. Since we were not on a vacation the listed ammendites were important to us. Wireless internet, washer & dryer in building, kitchen, free access to a gym & breakfast provided. Especailly wireless internet since most of my husbands work required him to be on the internet. We arrived after a long overnight drving trip from Oregon to Ca. Diane greeted us with her 3
very friendly dogs & said that she was going out for a few hours but call her if we needed anything. Upon entering the Barn Apt we first noticed a dirty front door mat covered with leaves & dirt that we would tracked into the living space. We unpacked, took a quick looked around at the kitchen & noticed how dirty it was. The microwave was dirty inside as was the fridge & cabinets & silverware. After paying a cleaning fee upfront I was not happy. The windows were dirty, & the bedding was old, stained & ripped. The microwave was minus the rotating glass plate so we took a dinner plate & tuned it upside down to heat frozen food. We took our dog for a brief walk around the property and noticed dog poop everywhere. Which remained there our entire stay. The next day I ask Diane about the internet since we could not get a signal in the Apt & she expalined that the router was in her house & we could come into her privite home to use it or sit outside near her home or sit in the corner of the bedroom for the best connection. After a week stay there I ask about the location of the washer & dryer, She said it was also located in her home & that I was free to use it. I told her we would find a laundromat. A few days later I asked her if I could leave a basket for dirty towels at her door for her to please wash for us & she replyed again that I could use the W & D.
She later said the cleaning lady would be in on sunday & for me to leave the basket of dirty towels at her door, Maria would take care of them. She left me a basket of clean towels & bed sheets at the door before leaving for the weekend. We booked this private Barn form the website AirBNB because the pictures were amazing, the listed amneties were everything we would find at our own home. But the amineties & pictures are NOT what they appear to be.Very miss leading. We were highly disappointed in our expensive stay. Not that we ever asked but Diane never mentioned a gym or provided us with breakfast. A few times we found home baked treats & fruit from her trees but those can not made up for the lack cleanliness & disappointment.
My friends and I had a lovely wine tasting weekend stay at Diane's beach bungalow. The Arroyo Grande village was just a hop, skip, and a jump away and communicating with Diane was very easy. The house was clean, comfortable and Diane was kind enough to leave us some home made treats and wine when we arrived. I would recommend this location for a small family or group of friends getting together.
We arrived on Christmas Eve and the kids were so happy to see some Christmas decorations which made it feel more like Christmas. Diane had also left a basket of goodies on the table for us. We really enjoyed our stay, the house is lovely and the yard was fantastic for the kids. Diane came over to introduce herself and to make sure we had everything we needed but apart from that she left us to our own devices. We definitely recommend staying here and if we come back to the area we would definitely want to stay here again.
The house was exactly as it was described and it was even larger than anticipated! It is a cozy clean adorable home and perfect for spending time to relax. We were close to the village and could walk everywhere. Diane was communicative and even left a bottle of wine and cake. Thank you for making it an enjoyable stay for my family and I. We would definitely return.