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 (website hidden) DVD and cable, internet available.
The bedroom has a queen 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.
pool/jaquzzi/washer/dryer/grounds of property
Interaction with Guests
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:
WE do allow smoking, OUTSIDE.
We do allow you to entertain, BBQ, host family, friends, until 9pm, if cleared with owner.
No elicite drug use on property.
Dogs are allowed if cleared through owner, non barking dogs and house trained.
We had an enjoyable experience in the barn. It was in a nice area and we were able to do some biking to San Luis Obispo and through Pismo Beach. The upstairs apartment itself was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. There is another rental on the lower floor but we never heard them.
From the get go, Diane was responsive and accomedating. She was there upon checking in and was very sweet and offered recommendations. The barn was exactly as pictured, gorgeous and welcoming. My husband and I instantly felt comfortable there with our 2 year old. I was a little concerned with the stairs to the downstairs, but we were on the go, so it actually didn't matter too much. We kept a close eye on him when we where there. We utilized the pool as well. The 3 dogs located on the property were very friendly. I also loved the added touch of her baking homemade scones. They were the perfect little treat after our 4 hour drive. I hope that we have an opportunity to stay here again on our annual Pismo trip. This is a perfect central spot to all the places that we like to visit.
My friends and I enjoyed an excellent weekend relaxing in Diane's beautiful Private Barn! We arrived in the evening and the keys were in the door waiting for us. Everything was extremely clean (I can be picky) and there were even home made cookies waiting for us! Diane stopped by to drop off fresh sheets for the pull out bed and introduced herself. The next evening we were able to relax in the wonderful spa, it was a great way to finish the day! We couldn't have asked for a more helpful host or beautiful destination! Thanks Diane!
We had such a great weekend here! The grounds were beautiful, the apartment was very comfortable, clean and so cute. The location was great- it was a short drive to Pismo and SLO, but had a really nice quiet country feel. Mike was an awesome host- gave us great ideas of what to see and do in the area. The dogs were our favorite! Gave us some great laughs and lots of love. :) Only wish we could have stayed longer! Thanks for everything Mike and Diane! ps- the cookies were amazing!!
Thanks to Diane and Mike for a really fantastic stay at their beautiful home in Arroyo Grande. My wife, 6-month old son and I were looking for a quiet getaway, and this place more than delivered. The barn is super comfortable and well appointed with everything you need. The location is great and served as a perfect base camp for exploring the area. Diane and Mike were gracious and welcoming hosts. The homemade cookies and carrot cake were delicious surprises. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back again soon. Thanks, Diane and Mike!
We had a great stay at the barn with Diane and Mike as hosts. The accommodation was clean, modern and well equipped. We didn't get to use the pool or hot tub because of the weather but they looked great. The owners dogs were very friendly and they got on well with our dog. We stayed in the upstairs apartment. It was a nice peaceful trip.
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Hello, My husband and I have been married for twenty four 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, ride the bikes and enjoy the wine tasting of the Central Coast. I offer a private Yoga class in my own studio on the property, I am a certified YOga Instructor.
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.
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!