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Overlook Guesthouse is a spacious and newly re-decorated one bedroom which was the original farm residence and part of a larger building containing a garage and Ron's play space with wood and metal working tools. All who see it think it is charming and surprising. There is a large fenced yard and patio.
Overlook Guesthouse is located on 10 private and gated acres which is home to Overlook Driving Center, a place for the training and competition of modern carriage driving horses. We would be happy to offer you a ride and some interaction with our horses is available. If you have your own horses, we invite you to bring them. They can be stabled on the property.
This property is in a quiet neighborhood of 10 acre properties, which is virtually surrounded by vineyards. The location is convenient for visiting the area cities and attractions, while maintaining a truly country atmosphere. Over 100 wineries are within touring distance, as well as many fine restaurants, parks and beaches.
This guesthouse is a good choice for those who want a quiet and private location for work or rest. Ron and Linda, your hosts, will do all we can to customize your stay to your pleasure.
Keywords: Private, Quiet, One Story, Casual, Fenced Yard, Dogs Ok, Horses Ok, Full Kitchen, Patio, Yard
Linda is a retired carriage driving judge and trainer, which itself was a second career after many years of residential design and drafting. Now, she has 4 horses, who keep her physically active and able to compete in horse shows and trail rides. They are John, Cari, Johnathan and Clare. She also enjoys flower and vegetable gardening, though without much real skill or knowledge. There is one resident dog, a miniature Poodle named Joseph. The family is rounded out with 6 hens who give us (and you) fresh eggs.
Linda Fairbanks purchased this farmhouse in 2010
Ron's family has been in Paso Robles since 1890. They were farmers and ranchers. We built this structure and used it as a caretaker quarter until 2010, when it was refurbished to be used as a vacation rental. We chose this location because of it is ideal for our sport of carriage driving and centrally located to the local cities.
This is a comfortable place for quiet work or relaxation. It would be a good place to write or paint or do any creative work. There is a 14' x 19' bedroom, a large and airy bath with shower and a living/dining/kitchen space which is conducive to conversation. The large patio is part of a large and shady yard which is fenced to allow dogs to relax outside. There is a covered kennel next to the patio for those who travel with dogs and want to leave them while they sight-see. We encourage visitors to enjoy walking on the property, visiting with the animals who live here and also the natural ones who share this bit of land. There are many rabbits and quail, occasional deer and fox, many hawks, meadowlarks and crows. We enjoy feeding the ducks and chickens every evening. Chicks are due to hatch today (October 15). The newest addition is guinea pigs, Walnut and Rosie, who live in the carriage room. We love their little noises and soft coats. Their cage is rather large and they love it when we re-arrange their toys and furniture. The olive grove is growing well and our first harvest was delicious. The carriage driving continues here with 3 Overlook horses getting use every week in addition to the visiting drivers who practice here. Finally, we have added a telephone to the amenities inside the guesthouse. It is for local calls only but we hope it will be a convenience for guests.
We had the most relaxing, memorable time during our three weeks in Paso Robles. The guesthouse, your warmth and hospitality, and the beautiful serene property exceeded all of our expectations. There is no way to fully express our thanks to you both for your warm welcome and making us feel like "family". Grace will never forget her experience with Jonathan and ability to assist in the horse grooming on Saturday. We really appreciate the large barber for our big family dinner...would have been difficult on the Weber. Can't even express how much the family enjoyed their visit. The guesthouse was so comfortable. The kitchen was so well equipped, the furniture comfortable, the towels and sheets equal to a 5 star hotel and the patio furniture perfect. All of your extra touches like games, horseshoes, chess and checkers, hammock and best of all the swing. There is nothing we can suggest to make it better. We loved Paso Robles and the area. We will definitely return.
My husband and I and our dog really enjoyed staying here. The first thing we noticed was the lovely, inviting yard. We spent a lot of time outside enjoying the flowers and the cool breeze. The inside was beautiful, as well as spacious and comfortable. Although there is only one bedroom (with two queen-sized beds), the sofa folds out and there is a daybed in the entryway, so definitely enough room to accommodate a family. Our hosts were friendly and we enjoyed meeting their three cute pups, as well as a couple horses, a mule and chickens. The property and the surrounding area are very pretty and serene, and we liked being close enough to Paso Robles to visit, but then coming back to enjoy the countryside. Many wineries are nearby. We would definitely stay here again!
Can't say enough good things about this VRBO. Very clean, comfortable furniture and beds, updated bathroom, good wi-if, wonderful hosts, scenic property. Great yard at unit plus access to walk the entire property. So nice to be in the country but only 15 minutes to downtown Paso Robles, 45 minutes to coast and just over an hour to Carrizo Plain Natl Monument. Shell Creek Rd wildflowers about 20-30 minutes away. Didn't visit any wineries but there are lots of signs for wineries very close to this rental.
My husband and I have stayed at many VRBO's and this property is beyond our expectations. The guest house is perfect, the scenery is awesome, the owners are the best. So much love has been put into the guest house and you feel it the minute you walk in the door. Thanks for letting the novice help out in the barn, so much fun! We will be back - hopefully the weather is a little warmer, so we can enjoy more of the outside.
Homey..friendly..clean..my dog loved the goats and horses..will be back
Everything about staying at this property is awesome. The owners are two of the nicest people I have ever met and they cater to the guest's every need. The house is comfortable and a perfect fit for any vacation in the Paso Robles area. And they even have 5 star accommodations for your horse. I wish every vacation rental was like this one. I love staying here.
We loved our stay at this little casita on a large horse ranch. Our Yorkie loved having the run of the place. The house was very comfortable and in great shape. Every thing we could ever need was there....even bathroom supplies were abundant. The owners have gone to lots of trouble to make sure guests are well provided for. We look forward to returning soon. We loved being outside the city, yet it is just a short and beautiful country ride to town. There were wineries very close by but we did not have time to visit them. It is on our to do list for next time. Thank you for letting us experience your special property.
Ron and I realize how difficult it is to imagine where a place is and what the area is like. We would be happy to visit with you on the phone to help orient our guesthouse to the type of local sites you are interested in. On our property, we offer carriage Driving with Horses, Contact and interaction with Horses. Carriage rides offered by appointment. Overlook is a place where carriage driving is taught and where local drivers come to practice for competitions. This is a great spot to fly kites and we keep some in the guesthouse for your use along with board games. The Chicken Condo is home to our 10 hens. When possible, we supply fresh, free range, homegrown eggs to our guests. There is also a house for the 3 ducks who live at Overlook. A horseshoe pit is a popular game, along with a garden chess set. Our new olive grove has given its first crop and the 2014 crop will be large enough to make oil and eating olives. One can often see herds of bicyclist flashing by on nearby Cripple Creek Road and occasionally a hot air balloon will glide by or roar its burner to rise as it goes. We love the sun rise and sunset views, especially when there are clouds. Often, guests will stroll the approximately 5 acre grounds around sunset with a glass of wine to catch the best color in the sky. They choose that wine from the many tasting rooms in the general area, some as close as 3 miles away. Sometimes, guests will arrange to be picked up by professional drivers to do their wine tour, but mostly they enjoy the pleasure of finding their favorite wineries by searching on their own. Many guests have now become members of wine clubs at tasting rooms and come back regularly to pick up their wine. There are too many options to list, but there are lots of brochures and suggestions in the guesthouse. We hope you will leave a note or a card telling of your own finds.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest|
Pets allowed on approval at $10.00 per night per pet. The Book It Now button cannot calculate this fee, so other arrangements can be made. You can call me with a credit card number or bring cash for additional pet fees. Sorry for this anomaly. Fenced yard provided. Rate is for 1 or 2 persons. $10.00 extra charge per extra person. Carriage rides possible at $50.00 by appointment.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.