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VISTA HOUSE | Luxury listing above the Clouds!

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Bedrooms 2
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in San Luis Obispo - Vista House

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 6 (4 Preferred)

Relax, recharge and escape to this luxurious retreat experience in paradise

- Best view in SLO County!

- Luxury Accommodations

- Indoor/Outdoor living

- Pet Friendly

- Wifi + 3 Smart TVs

- Hotel Clean & Comfort

- 12 minutes to SLO

- TESLA Charging Station (complimentary)

Pictures don’t do justice to the unforgettable mountain top views of the Pacific Ocean, Seven Sisters (extinct volcanoes), rolling hills, mountains, valleys and flickering lights of San Luis Obispo.

The exceptional 8-acre mountain top property (halfway between SF and LA) has two bedrooms, chef’s kitchen and a large, elegantly appointed bathroom. Indoor areas transition seamlessly into outdoor living and dining spaces through French doors and large windows. The huge 500 square foot private deck provides a comfortable place to read, relax (honor wine & champagne bar) or dine (BBQ equipped) while taking in the commanding views.

Appointed with new premium fixtures, furniture, amenities and high-speed Wi-Fi throughout. Complimentary onsite electric car (Tesla, etc) charging station. This dedicated vacation rental is professionally cleaned (fresh linens, towels, etc.) and a hotel quality experience awaits your arrival. Accommodates up to six guests, with four being ideal.

The grounds feature complimentary fresh eggs from the chicken coop and seasonal vegetables from our raised beds, gardens, koi pond, "Walter's" tortoise habitat and an incredible vista of wildlife, particularly birds who frequent our feeders and popular roosting tree.

This coastal retreat halfway between LA and SF is a short 15 minute scenic drive to downtown SLO (Thursday Night Farmer’s Market, Cal Poly, restaurants, nightlife etc.) and beautiful Avila Beach (spectacular beach, pier, shops, wineries, etc). Famous Avila and Sycamore Mineral Springs offer a therapeutic experience in a group setting or privately in secluded tubs set amongst the tree-canopied hillside. You are in a serene and peaceful setting, but not too far from all the action!

Vista House is hard to leave once you arrive, with wonderful hikes, incredible natural surroundings and bountiful wildlife. Stock up at the Whole Foods at the bottom of the hill and settle in for a memorable experience!

Ryan (and Anna)


Check out:

LIVE PANORAMIC VIEW FEED: https://video.nest.com/live/0SkT6q

DRONE VIDEO OF PROPERTY: https://youtu.be/OsnJI6xHai0

VISTA HOUSE'S INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/visitvista (@visitvista)

House Features:

- Baby-friendly

- Pet-friendly

- Best views in SLO!

- 15 minutes to SLO or Avila

- Ample Parking

- Dedicated High Speed Wifi Feed

- Flat Screen TV's (Living Room + Both Bedrooms)

- DIRECTV (175+ Channels) with NFL "Sunday Ticket"

- DVD + Netlix + Hulu Plus + Pandora

- TESLA Charging Station (complimentary)

Two Spacious Bedrooms:

- King bedroom sets

- Plush 14-inch Gel Memory Foam Mattresses

- Luxurious shredded memory foam pillows

- Premium bedding and linens (Fresh & Clean)

- Smart flat screen TV’s streaming DIRECTV, Netflix movies and Pandora music

- Vaulted ceilings, large windows and natural light

- Ample clothing storage with cabinets and mirrors

Living Room:

- Comfortable leather sofa-sleeper

- Flat screen TV streaming DIRECTV, Netflix movies and Pandora music


- Chef’s kitchen

- Fully appointed with premium stainless steal appliances (oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher)

- All amenities to prepare gourmet meals

- Four leather barstools

- Honor system wine bar fully stocked with a selection of over 35 bottles of red, white and champagne offered at $20/bottle.


- Large walk-in rain shower with water wand

- Shower benches

- In-floor heating

- Fogged glass

- Double vanity with full mirrors

- Water closet.


- Weber BBQ

- Six person dining table

- Queen size daybed


- 8 acre property

- Raised vegetable beds

- Chicken Coop

- Sulcata tortoise habitat

- Koi Pond

- Two large ponds on lower property

- Hiking routes out the front door

- Enjoy a meal at the garden dining table

- Unique sunsets

- Always above the clouds

Surrounding Area:

10 minutes:

- Apple tasting and a winery on our road offering fun little excursions

- Hiking in the Irish Hills nature preserve

15 Minutes:

- San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly, Thursday Farmer’s Market, etc.)

- Avila Beach (Beach activities, fresh seafood, dining, wine tasting, etc.)

30 minutes:

- ATV’ing in Pismo Beach Dunes

- Montana D’Oro State Park (great hiking and surfing)

45 minutes:

- Wine Tasting in Paso Robles

- Hearst Castle and Big Sur


- The Best view in SLO County!

- Luxury Accommodations - New Construction

- 15 minutes to SLO or Avila

- High Speed Wifi with 3 flatscreen Smart TV’s

- Indoor / Outdoor eating spaces

- Raised garden beds & Henhouse (complimentary vegetables & eggs)

- Hotel Experience – Very clean, fresh linens and towels


- 4 Ideal, 6 Maximum

- 2 large bedrooms with king beds

- 1 Sleeper Sofa in Living Room


Basic (2 people): $250/night

Cleaning Fee: $75 (Applied once per trip)

Extra people: $50/person/night after 2 guests

Infants under 18 mos. $25/infant/night

Dogs: $25/dog/night


The following services are offered by Anna if pre-arranged:

Baby Sitting: $12/hr. ($5/additional child)

5 hr. Wine Tour (Anna drives your car): $150

Laundry Services $12/load

Meal Service: $30 per meal

* Services must be pre-arranged by texting with Anna by texting 805-801-0501. She will call you back.

* No access to steam room functions

* Two car MAXIMUM unless otherwise arranged.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Ryan & Anna
Member since: 2013
Speaks French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016

About Ryan & Anna

Some of our favorite things are our home and friends, preparing meals and enjoying our animals including our rescued golden retrievers Bourbon & Cider (@bourbonandcider), Walter the Tortoise, Chickens, Koi, Ryan's Tropical Fish and Anna's Ball Python.

Our favorite place is Big Sur, we enjoy movies at the Sunset Drive-In in SLO, when friends visit and preparing meals with vegetables from our gardens, local farm stands and farmer's markets.

Our favorite trip was to Italy, where we stayed in VRBO's and got engaged. We realized that less places and longer stays are the best. We like to visit communities and experience authentic people, activities and food.

Our favorite lodging places are Ventana in Big Sur for the spas, the Four Seasons in Palo Alto for the service, The Mayflower in SF for the experience and our friends floors to hang out and save money. :)

We truly love the serenity and views here and are very happy to have the opportunity to share this place with travelers from around the world. We appreciate and do not take for granted that guests chose us, stay with us and like the experience.

Anna enjoys creating artistic things like calligraphy, creating letters, crafts and care packages for friends and family, growing vegetables in her raised beds, hot springs and caring for her chickens.

Ryan likes serving guests, maintaining and improving the vacation rentals everyday, helping others create, plan and execute new ideas, planing trips and getaways and purchasing unnecessary products, services and anything else they sell on Amazon Prime.

We are grateful for the gift of life Ryan received on November 2, 2015 when he was given a heart transplant. We like to spend time together puttering around our home and enjoying our property and the wonderful people who visit us.

Anna & Ryan.

Ryan & Anna purchased this house in 2008

Why Ryan & Anna chose Central Coast California

This is the best vacation rental in SLO.

This is a countryside luxury escape with outstanding views on top of a mountain half way between LA and SF at the gates of the Pacific Highway through Big Sur and 10 minutes from SLO (Whole Foods, Costco, Bevmo, etc. Downtown, Farmer's Markets, Cal Poly, etc.) - Secluded and peaceful, close to SLO, unforgettable views, new luxury everything - Perfect.


based on 59 holidaymaker reviews

VISTA HOUSE | Luxury listing above the Clouds!
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews
Los Angeles

Mountain Top Fantasy

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at this beautiful apartment in sky. The house is impeccably maintained, with 2 very large bedrooms that have incredibly comfortable king mattresses. The large kitchen living-room area is well equipped and has a view of the outside porch and patio. I spent a birthday weekend with my 3 adult daughters and couldn't have found a better or more lovely retreat location. Ryan and Anna our hosts are particularly attentive and excellent sources of local information. The listing is perfectly accurate and we used their helpful printout to find restaurants, hiking spots and a great spa (Dolphin Bay). I would recommend this to anyone yearning for a quiet, luxurious but natural environment. One night while returning from dinner we saw deer, a grey fox and an owl. The local cows and their calves are adorable and line the hills and sometimes the road. A great place to relax and commune with the environment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marlyn! Thank you for the wonderful review. It make's Anna and I very happy that you came back to visit us again. It was a genuine pleasure to host you and the girls. Thank you for sharing some of the things you like about the area with future guests! Ryan (and Anna)
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Everything and more...

  • 5 of 5

Ryan and Anna have thought of everything a guest may need. The Vista House is beautifully appointed, comfortable and easy to slip into. It's obvious a great deal of time and effort has gone into making the experience of staying there effortless. I could look at the view forever. The place has a very calming vibe, which we needed. We left feeling rested and slowed down. The beds are so comfy. I meant to ask what brand of pillows are used, they were wonderful! We would happily return!

PS. Anna is a wonderful cook!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Reda, Thank you for the kind review. Here is the info on beds and pillows: 1. Mattress Purchased at Overstock: Slumber Solutions Choose Your Comfort 14-inch King-size Gel Memory Foam Mattress Options: Medium 2. Pillow In case you are curious, I bought the pillow at amazon: Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Bamboo Cover - Made in the USA - KING Please feel free to follow up with any questions you may have. Anna and I really hope that you visit us again sometime! We hope you visit us again! Ryan (and Anna)
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Pacifica, Ca.

Heaven in the hills!!

  • 5 of 5

My new husband and I enjoyed our Mini honeymoon this FABULOUS home! EVERYTHING about this home and the location welcomes you with open arms---while you take in the BREATHTAKING views. This is our second glorious time enjoying the warmth, hospitality and incredible kindness of Ryan and Anna. This spectacular home is magical and filled with EVERY convenience and luxury you could want for. Eggs from the chickens to hugs and visits from Bourbon and Cider will delight you in every way!!! The peace and serenity washed over us and the hustle bustle of our busy lives were packed away during our entire time there. Last year we brought our entire grown family there -and I must say--whether you are a couple or a family this place is for you! We miss the home and Ryan and Anna ,the dogs, chickens, fish and tortoise and our stunning beautiful star filled skies already! How do you spell JOY?? Vista House!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail & Ron, Four words - "We love you both"! I think we enjoy our interactions with you as much as you enjoy the place. :) Ryan & Anna
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience! My husband and I plus our miniature schnauzer puppy loved staying here! The house is beautiful and so clean. Beautiful views of Morro Bay and mountains. At night we sat in the front porch and went star gazing!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to host you. Thanks for the review. Ryan (and Anna)
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Very nice and clean with great views!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the Vista House while dropping our daughter off at Cal Poly. Wish we would have had more time to relax and enjoy the views and nice deck.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike, Thank you for saying with us. Ryan (and Anna)
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Words cannot describe how amazing this place is!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this place justice... You have to see it to believe it! The view is beyond breathtaking and the Vista house is absolutely beautiful, extremely clean, relaxing and more than we could have ever imagined. The bed is so comfortable we had the best rest every night followed by a serene morning coffee on the patio over looking the mountains. Best way to start off any morning! Anna and Ryan were wonderful hosts, always there when you needed them but gave tons of privacy so we could enjoy our honeymoon (the dogs and tortoise were a bonus too). We will most definitely be coming back here any time we are in California! Love love loved this place....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an honor (or should I say, "honour") to host you on your honeymoon. Equally an honor to have a fellow Canadian here (I am from Toronto :) and an accomplished athlete! (If I am correct...) Please come back sometime to celebrate an anniversary and we will take it to the next level!!! Ryan (and Anna)
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Luis Obispo - SPB
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dairy Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: necessary

USA Today calls San Luis Obispo 'The Happiest Place on earth'. The coastal retreat half way between LA and SF is ideal - a short 15-minute scenic drive to downtown SLO (Thursday Night Farmer’s Market, restaurants, nightlife etc.) or beautiful Avila Beach (spectacular beach, pier, shops, wineries, etc). Outdoor recreational activities are everywhere!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in San Luis Obispo, Central Coast California

Rental Basis:
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning (1 per trip) £62
Pet Fee £21

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed king sized premium beds
Accommodates: 4 (ideal), 6 (less than ideal)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

Basic (2 people) $225/night
Cleaning Fee $75 (Applied once per trip)
Extra people/dogs: $50/person/night after 2 guests

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in San Luis Obispo in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Awesome
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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