Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The Barn is a one bedroom apartment. It sits atop a Studio apartment ( Petite Barn) our other listing in the country on our 2 1/2 acre parcel. Very bright & light. Roosters & chicken in yard, dirt road & spotty wifi, true" country".
I ask that only children who are over 10, and 100% swim safe come. This is a quiet environment... to be kept quiet for reading, napping, yoga, resting, retreating. We are yogis, surfers, readers, gardeners, and appreciate a quiet calm surrounding:) Dog fee $65 per

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $65
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $210 / night
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The space

This is a guest house on a 2 1/2 acre parcel in the country. WE are an 8 minute drive to Pismo, Shell, And Avila Beach, CA. A twenty minute drive to San Luis Obispo. The beautiful Avila Barn is a highlight to see and purchase baked goods, and fresh produce.
This is an upper level one bedroom, very private. Use of the pool, and jaquzzi, bikes, surfboards and Yoga classes.
There are not many reviews yet, because it is NEW, just built in winter of 2012. All new appliances, and beautiful new linens and furniture. TV DVD and cable, internet available.
The bedroom has a king bed, and the living room has a queen sofa sleeper. A private deck to over look pool.
The neighborhood is quiet, on a dirt road, and just minutes from the historical Arroyo Grande, where you can find a grocery store, movies, Trader Joes, antique shops, restaurants.

Public Transit is the train which can be found just down in Grover Bch. Approx a ten minute drive.The San Luis Obispo Airport is just 20 minutes north of us.There are rental car companies, public transit such as "dial a ride" cabs, and the public bus as well.

We are unique, because we have a historical monument on the property. We live in an old schoolhouse built in 1891. This shares the 2 1/2 acre parcel with the guest house. Very quiet set in the country, although we are minutes from surf, paddle boarding, wineries, shopping, restaurants

We offer private Yoga Instruction, if you wish, I am a Yoga Works Certified teacher and have a private studio on the property. We love to share our mountain bikes for touring around the neighborhood, or for Mountain biking in the local trails around Avila, Pismo, or san Luis.
There are dozens of fabulous hikes in our area. Great for all ages, and levels.
I would be more than happy to cook for you as you are here. I cook with all organic vegies from a local farm in AG, fresh fishes, hormone free meats, and I LOVE to bake!! This is just an added request on your part...you can even choose your menu.

This is a private area, gorgeous for relaxing by the pool and reading a good book.
The wineries are as close as 2 miles away, and all around the area, Santa Ynez, Paso Robles, as well.
There is a water slides park up in Paso as well.
Our home has been featured in Central Coast magazine, as well as A full featured movie back in 2012.
This was in fact a running school with several children from the area, and closed back in 1935.
We have a fuji apple orchard, with 100 trees, several plum trees, orange trees, cherry trees, tomato plants and more.
If you are interested, please e mail or call me, I am happy to send more photos. I was un able to up load any more photos to the sight.......
Hope to meet you soon, and to share our lovely space with you.

Guest access

pool/jaquzzi/washer/dryer/grounds of property

Interaction with guests

very minimal

The neighborhood

The neighborhood is a dirt road, in the country,I strongly discourage staying here if you have allergies. I have a field on either side of us....Making dust and pollen a problem. Just a heads up:

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

WE do allow smoking, OUTSIDE.
Only seasoned swimmers. Children over 10 years of age please....
No elicite drug use on property.
Dogs are allowed if cleared through owner, non barking dogs and house trained.
Jaquzzi use is allowed if cleared through owner.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

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143 Reviews

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Diane's home is in a beautiful area--very green when we visited and cosy when the fog rolled in! We had our own access to the upstairs barn. It was too cold for the pool, but we did get in the hot tub once we got info for turning it on. The master bed is very comfortable! There are some cooking/kitchen supplies we used to cook a few meals. Diane was willing to help accommodate our large vehicle which we appreciated!
Diane User Profile
Response from Diane:
It was a pleasure to host you . Safe travels on your journey !'
May 2017

Harpreet User Profile
May 2017
We enjoyed our stay. Must for people looking for a secluded quiet place to relax. Pictures are accurate. Minimal contact with host. Diane is super nice and helpful. My wife enjoyed her yoga class. Read her description carefully she does a great job letting u know her expectations. Note - the rooster is real. He will wake you up at 4:30 am. Didn't bother us too much we used a white noise app to block out the rooster. Also Diane's brownies are on point (100).
Diane User Profile
Response from Diane:
Lovely family !! I enjoyed the yoga class so much as well , best of luck to you !
May 2017

Ashley User Profile
May 2017
Had a great weekend. Location is close to pismo, arroyo grande, SLO. Spent weekend hiking, wine tasting and exploring. The barn was so cute and cozy. We loved splashing in pool with our dog. Diane's dogs were so friendly and sweet. Would love to stay here again.

Marilyn User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful accommodations- bit noisy in the country with owls and morning roosters.

Ragan User Profile
April 2017
Mike and Diane's home and property are beautiful! We loved the area and felt so comfortable here. The balcony and hot tub were great perks. We would absolutely come back!

Roberto User Profile
April 2017
Lovely place.

Angela User Profile
March 2017
Diane and Mike have an absolutely stunning place! We had a great time relaxing by the pool and hot tub, napping in the hammock, and generally hanging out in the barn. Their dogs are also super friendly and lovely. Diane gave us great restaurant and farmers market suggestions too. Overall, it was an incredible stay and we'd love to go back some time!

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States · Joined in March 2013
Diane User Profile

Hello, My husband and I have been married for twenty six years and have been blessed with four amazing children. We originally are from Manhattan Bch CA. We wanted to give our children more space to run as they grew up, so we bought a Vintage School house built in 1891. We live here in the Schoolhouse on 2 1/2 acres, and have recently added a guest home, in the shape of a Barn. This is what we have to offer you. We are in a quiet spot in the country of AG. Pismo, Shell, and Avila Bch are a short 8-10 min drive. San Luis Obispo is a short 15 minute drive. Come relax in our pool, jaquzzi, and enjoy the wine tasting of the Central Coast. If de meal, just give me 24 hours notice, d if I am able, I will cook for you. e proper time allotment & if I'm able. I can teach a private meditation or yoga class as well, with the proper notice. I ask $25./ per meal for dinners $15./ for breakfast & lunch. I ask $45. for an hour yoga class....
We have three very friendly dogs that are quiet, and loving. We love to travel ourselves, and you will get to see the many pictires of our adventures around the world as you stay in our Barn. We love to read, the movies, and to cook. Make your stay into a true B & B and request Dianes delicious healthy cooking, from Farm Fresh vegies and local fish, meat, cheese, and baked goods. Because we have a pool on the property, it is imperative that parents only book with seasoned swimmers. We allow age 10 and up. Our family home is on the property, so this is a huge liability & a strict policy we enforce. Thank you kindly, & we love kids, although need to enforce this rule to ensure safety.
Our LIfe Motto is Live and Love Life to the fullest , share your home, your blessings and laugh a lot. Family, God, and Gratitude make up our family motto.
Hope to see you soon!

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