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Hollyhock Vineyard's Quaint Windmill Cottage in middle of Small Vineyard

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Stay In This Newly Built Quaint Cottage Located In Heart Of Our Vineyard!

Come stay in the middle of the Paso Robles wine country and enjoy the peace and relaxation in a quaint cottage that takes advantage of views and the lifestyle of the Paso wine region. This studio has a queen bed, sofa bed couch, table and chairs, kitchenette, new bath, BBQ and private sitting area in front of cottage!

The property is a working vineyard containing 8 acres of mature Grenache and Mourvedre vines. All grapes are currently supplied to Tablas Creek for inclusion in their Patelin line and recently won Double Gold for the Grenache Rose. Tablas Creek was recently ranked #1 winery in the country.

Please note that Hollyhock Vineyard is a working vineyard, and we are surrounded by farms. While the unit is thoroughly cleaned after each guest, unfortunately that does not always keep all the dust and bugs from getting in. It is also possible you might hear rural sounds such as tractors, pigs, goats, horses, cats, dogs, frogs, owls, bugs, and other animals during your stay. For these reasons, this property is not like staying at a hotel, but we hope this adds to the charm of vineyard living for our guests.

There is a community Bocce Ball Court that is shared with the other two cottages, ample parking, and you are welcome to peruse the vineyards. At the top of the hill is a bench and a great spot to open a bottle of wine and enjoy the views. Feel free to pick from the many fruit, olive, almond, and walnut trees on the property.

Well behaved dogs are welcome with a one time cleaning fee. If you leave your pup at home please ensure they are kenneled. The vineyard is a great spot for dog walks and is completely fenced in if you would like to let the pup roam. However, if there are dogs staying in one of the other cottages please respect the local leash laws.

There is a Farm House and another studio cottage on the property listed with VRBO as well (#784836, #466189). Feel free to book all three listings for a family or group getaway and have the whole vineyard to yourself!

Within a few miles are many of the best wineries in the country. Victor Hugo's Winery is across the street if you are looking for a winery within walking distance. There are several others within biking distance as well. Of course we highly recommend the drive to Tablas Creek to sample wine from our vineyard! Please see the guidebook for more recommendations!

Downtown Paso Robles has fantastic restaurants, tasting rooms, and shops. Our favorite spots include Artisan, Thomas Hill Organics, Il Cortile, Buona Tavola, and the Pony Club bar. If you like beer, make sure to check out Firestone Brewing, Barrel House Brewing, and The Pour House.

Downtown Templeton is a cozy farm town and has a great steakhouse called McPhees, and a lively wine bar called 15 degrees.

Necessities and groceries can be found off of Niblick Road, less than 5 miles away: Albertsons, Walmart, CVS, Kohl's, Starbucks, Chase Bank, Chevron, and more.

Biking: If you are looking to get some excercise and enjoy the scenery you can ride your bike to many of the local wineries. Leave your wine purchases at the wineries and pick them up another time with your car.

Walking: you can step out our gate and meander around the neighborhood easily. Olive trees on one side and goat cheese producer on another. Convenient to all yet rural feel.

Uber and UberWINE: Yes Uber is here... and they now have a wine tasting service too!

Fetch: Will pick up dinner, groceries, beverages and will deliver to you. Hours 11 a.m to 2 a.m.

More Details

Julie and Bill Lapp
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Julie and Bill Lapp

Julie is originally from the Bay Area CA and Bill is from New England. After owning (and renting) a beach cottage in Kennebunkport Maine for the past seven years and recently having a baby girl we decided that it was finally time to get a vacation place a little closer to our home in the Bay Area.

Julie and Bill Lapp purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Julie and Bill Lapp chose Templeton

But why choose another beach home when we have such amazing vineyards here? We purchased Hollyhock Vineyard in late 2015 and are excited to continue the high level of service set by the previous owners Lisa and Philip. Bill works in high technology and travels the USA to visit customers (and is now a part time farmer and vineyard manager). Julie is a middle school counselor (and part time rental property manager).

What makes this cottage unique

We love visiting Hollyhock Vineyard with our family and Golden Retriever Cappy. Cappy is the happiest pup in the world when he gets to race around the 8 acre property and say hello to the neighboring goats, horses, and the ground squirrels he can never seem to catch.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Templeton in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • New bath has shower and deep tub. Heater in ceiling. New towels. Even has iron/board , dryer, shampoo/conditioner and body wash, all for your convenience.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pull out Couch - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Pull out couch (aerobed) for an additional guest.
  • Studio with 1 comfortable queen size mattress. Dresser, end tables, alarm clock, antique trunk as a coffee table and love seat which can be pulled out as it's an 'aeorbed' ! Quite comfortable too!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • surfing
  • tennis


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Hollyhock Vineyard's Quaint Windmill Cottage in middle of Small Vineyard
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Comfy and cool. Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Family rented all three properties for a weekend to celebrate a Cal Poly Graduation. Awesome weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed sleeping in the middle of a vineyard! All gated, so felt very safe and secluded. Flowers, darts, bocce, love. Other cottages on the property -- guests were welcoming. Be sure to look at the "rental property" info before you go. We didn't, and phone service was spotty; had a hard/slow time finding the gate and door codes. Place was "friend's house" clean, not hotel clean. Bring flip flops. Overall, would recommend and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was clean and perfect for 3 people. It is conveniently located and close to several towns. We had a lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing get-away from it all in Templeton!

  • 5 of 5

The property was fantastic, nested among vineyard and farmland. As usual, Abagail, the cat was my favorite hostess. She was so friendly and accommodating to just add that special farm touch. The fire pit is great for gathering of friends and family. I have to admit the Studio Cottage was amazing. It was clean, well appointed and cozy...just perfect for romantic evenings.

Julie was a great hostess. She was very responsive and provided excellent customer service. Great vacation spot! Thanks so much! Had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cozy Cottage on a Vineyard. Perfect place to get away.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Windmill Cottage. It was cozy and had everything we needed. The cottage has stunning views of vineyards. You feel like you're away from everything, yet everything is just minutes away. It's a perfect location for visiting wineries. Templeton has some great places to eat, too.

The cottage has a great little kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and a Nespresso - which makes great coffee! The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need - plates, glasses, mugs, silverware and a great wine opener.

The bed is so comfy and it's so quiet at night. We loved waking up in the morning and hearing the sounds of farm animals. It's such a nice change from L.A.

Bill and Julie are great hosts - so friendly and so much fun. We felt like we had known them forever.

We will definitely be back, and we'll stay longer the next time!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Treasure in a small package!

  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend at the Hollyhock Windmill cottage, it appears small, but was actually comfortable for 3 adults. Will be bringing a 4th on our next visit, because we will be returning :) The cottage was very clean, and comfortable. My husband claims, the mattress was the best.

We actually returned early to cook dinner on the grill, and enjoy the beautiful sunset from the hilltop. This was the perfect destination setting.

We had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Bill and Julie. They addressed our questions and concerns (which were no big deal, really).

Definitely a must stay for anyone wanting the quietness and beauty that a hotel/motel don't offer.

A 3 thumbs up from my family.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Paso Roobles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £48.99
Pet Fee £18.84

Minimum 2 night stay. Note that during these special events I require a 3 nite stay minimum: Zin Fest weekend in Feb, Wine Festival in May, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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