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Experience Paso in style: perfect blend of modern luxury and cool eclectic vibe

Bedrooms 3
Space 241 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Unique 6-acre property with 3 bedrooms & 3 baths, within few minutes of downtown

This unique 6-acre property, set on top of a secluded bucolic ridge yet only a few minutes to downtown, is the perfect marriage of clean modern luxurious style with eclectic cool sensibilities. Come experience this slice of heaven.

Open the door to this stylish home and behold a chandelier of luminous handblown glass orbs illuminating over an open and airy entertainer's paradise home. A home renovated with sleek zinc counter tops and hip designer stones, balanced with touches of hand-stained wine bottle pallets from the Herman Story Winery and other unique reclaimed rustic wood.

Gather with your family or friends in the beautiful open living area: Lounge on the comfortable yet stylish oversized Restoration Hardware sofa while watching Direct TV on the big screen TV embedded in the lime stones over the fireplace; Hang out on sleek bar chairs next to the cool zinc counters in the open and fully stocked kitchen while you chat with the chef of your party, who might want to whip up a tasty morsel using the powerful 6-burner wolf range; Lounge at the oversized rustic wooden dining table built for 12; Grab a glass from the most beautiful bar you will encounter in Paso; Oh, and, unwind!

Choose your bedroom from two oversized master suites or a chic third bedroom, decorated with luxurious pillow-top designer beds and each with its own bathrooms. Check out the sleek bathrooms with cool tiles and rustic wood, stocked with plenty of fluffy white towels and upscale toiletries.

Take your glass of wine and stroll outside through any number of the french doors positioned throughout this home. Exhale and leave your city angst behind as you take in the breathtaking views of Paso Robles, views that include rolling hills with almond trees and peaks of vines on one side juxtaposed next to sweeping views of the city on another side. As the sun begins to set, you will be challenged to decide where you should sit to enjoy the awesome views of the bright city lights intermingled with the emerald greens of the rolling hills. Perhaps you will choose to lounge around the chic outdoor sofa, slip into a chair at the 12 ft. long teak outdoor dining table, grab an adirondack chair around the fire-pit, or stretch out under the massive oak tree in adirondack loungers, or stroll over to numerous secluded sitting areas located throughout the grounds.

Hard to leave such a fabulous property, right? No worries. Plenty to do right here. Turn up the grill on the gas BBQ or fire up some fragrant wood in the commercial-sized Santa Maria grill, throw on some grass-fed ribeye steaks and sausages from a local butcher for a mouth-watering dinner in true Paso Robles style. Want some activity? Play petanque or bocci ball in the ball court, throw some horse shoes, stroll the grounds, feed your inner child and swirl around with a hoola hoop, lounge in the Jacuzzi, then relax sitting around the fire pit while you contemplate the wineries to visit tomorrow.

Welcome to Illumination Ridge - a perfect marriage of outdoor and indoor living at its stylish best.


More Details

Miwon Halt
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Miwon Halt

Mom. Wife. Lawyer. Entrepreneur. Mediator. Soccer Mom. Would-Be-Designer. Passionate about family, traveling, our vacation home in Paso, the town of Paso, wine, food, designing and tennis! We live in Southern California, but fell in love with Paso Robles during our many trips up here wine tasting. We looked for the perfect location for over 2 years. It took us nearly a year to renovate every corner of this property to make it our own. We believe this property is the perfect blend of clean modern contemporary sensibilities balanced with cool eclectic sensibilities. We love this place; it is our slice of heaven. We now share it with you.

Miwon Halt purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Miwon Halt chose Central Coast California

We are passionate about Paso Robles!

Paso is the fastest growing wine region in California, with over 200 wineries. Paso is regularly voted one of the best towns to move to, to visit, to live in, etc. Paso regularly makes top ten lists for having the happiest residents and great quality of life. Paso is also ideally situated: It's the midway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco; It's 20 minutes away from the beaches of Cambria and Morro Bay; It's only 45 miles to Hearst Castle. Paso is geographically beautiful: It is nestled in the rolling foothills of the Central Coast's Santa Lucia Mountains; Its landscape is dotted with majestic oak trees and untouched bucolic natural beauty; And, cows, horses and sheep roam the hills grazing on grass, the way Mother Nature intended things to be. Paso is also sophisticated. You will find numerous awesome restaurants, many of them equal to or better than what you'd expect to encounter in the big cities of Los Angeles or San Francisco. These are all the reasons why we initially loved visiting Paso. But those aren't the reasons why we decided to buy a house in Paso.

Here is what truly captured our hearts: Paso is authentic. Paso is the real deal. That nostalgic California - the one that people moved out West for way back when, in pursuit of the American Dream - the one that's really hard to find let alone dream about in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or even Napa - well, that California still exists, right here in Paso. As one young winemaker told us, Paso is a place where a person of modest means can come with nothing but hard labor, but with enough passion and hard work, you can build from ground up into something special. Paso is a special place where passion exists, hard work exists, helping each other exists. We hope you will come visit and experience this for yourself.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Paso Robles, California

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 241 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , double sink; reclaimed wood juxtaposed next to glass tiles
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , double sink, subway tiles
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , double sink, hand stained Herman Story winery pallet wall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , pillow-top luxury bed, sofa converts to large bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , pillow top luxury bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Another sofa in the reading room converts to a queen bed. There is also a convertible large sofa in the Brown Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
We would be happy to help you arrange some fun tastings where you are likely to meet and hang with the winemakers. We can also introduce you to an awesome private chef. NO large parties (anything more than the number of guests staying at the house) allowed without prior disclosure and consent of owner.


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Experience Paso in style: perfect blend of modern luxury and cool eclectic vibe
average rating of 4.9875 based on 80 reviews

Fabulous Ilumination Ridge

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 4 night stay at Illumination Ridge. The home is very special, with a lot of thought and care with the furnishings and eye candy everywhere with books, a wall of glassware and especially the unique chandelier over the dining table. The outdoor amenities are incredible. We didn't have enough time to enjoy everything and would like to go back. We recommend this beautiful home highly but hope not too many discover it 😉?! Thank you Miwon and family for sharing with us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful relaxing Illumination Ridge

  • 5 of 5

Illumination Ridge is Beautifully decorated inside and out. Very relaxing property and saw dear almost daily. Miwon, the owner, was so responsive and helpful and made our stay so enjoyable. Our only complaint is we were there only 4 nights and wanted more time at the house and in Paso Robles area. We would not hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay in Paso!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled for the 2nd year in a row to Paso Robles.

We decided to stay in this beautiful home and let me say, it did not disappoint! WOW! First, the owners are awesome to deal with. Quick to respond to your every need, yes, even after you rent the house, and offered so many recommendations of places to go and things to do. The house is actually better than the pictures show. Inside and out, the house is truly awesome! I could have stayed forever! The view from the backyard, the close proximity to town, the wonderful beds, the state of the art kitchen appliances, the fun/beautiful outdoor area, the deer that we saw daily in the front yard and on our walks, the fire pit, the hot tub, the beautiful home, the great wine, the fantastic wineries, the restaurants, and the private chef, Alex from Crush Catering, made this the BEST trip we have ever had. We travel a lot and we stay in a lot of very nice hotels and rental homes.. That being said, I have never rented the same place twice...until we happened to find this home. We have already started planning our next trip to Paso and we will plan it around the availability of this house. WE LOVED IT! Thank you Miwon for sharing your home, for all of your spot on recommendations, and for the ease in doing business with you. Exceptional home and exceptional experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Miwon's home and accessibility and attention to detail all added to the experience. Could not have asked for a better host.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miwon was wonderful to work with. Very accommodating for arrival/departure times. Great property.

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely. Three large bedrooms and bathrooms, very spacious living spaces indoors and outdoors too. The decor is modern and furnishings and beds are very comfortable. Our family (including two adult sons and their wives) had a fun stay here for a wedding in Paso. We enjoyed very relaxing time outside when it got cooler. (We we're here for the record-breaking 115-degree heat, so the only thing we missed was a pool!). The kitchen is well stocked and the appliances are top notch (e.g. Wolf range). The views from this hilltop home are terrific. Very peaceful, with the sounds of nature and a couple of nearby roosters greeting us each morning. The on-site activities are plentiful (cornhole, bocce ball, horseshoes, board games), and we had an "epic" game of cornhole! The table for 10 accommodated our family and a few friends we invited over for dinner to celebrate the newly-married couple. It was like hosting them at our own home--we all felt very comfortable here. The property is just a few minutes from downtown, 10 minutes from excellent wineries, and about 30-45 minutes from the coast and Hearst Castle, which we enjoyed too. Our entire three-night stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. We would definitely recommend this property. Thank you, Miwon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Wine Country Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit for us to Illumination Ridge. We love this home and surroundings! Rustic Modern is how we describe it. Just gorgeous, serene and warm. After a day of wine tastings, sometimes we prefer to forgo dining out (though excellent restaurants) and spend more time at our temporary home on the hill! The owner also provides extensive, excellent, recommendations on wineries, restaurants and local stores and attractions. We have celebrated 2 birthdays at Illumination Ridge. It's a perfect spot for a special occasion or simply a perfect wine country getaway. The photos are pretty spot on, but it's even better in person. Do not hesitate to book this home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Paso Robles, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$44 per night, per additional guest
21 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$44 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$44 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$44 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

post stay cleaning A$316.93 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$633.85
Tax Rate 10.0%

Taxes are as follows: 9% County lodging tax & 1% County TMD Assessment. All terms and pricing are subject to change until final booking and execution.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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