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LUXURY | VISTA HOUSE above the Clouds!

Bedrooms 2
Space 130 m²
Property type house


About the property

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)

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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 HBO, Showtime and 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

Ryan & Anna
Member since: 2013
Speaks french, german
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

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.


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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in San Luis Obispo, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Stove
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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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LUXURY | VISTA HOUSE above the Clouds!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 78 reviews

Wonderful and Unique Vacation GetAway!

  • 5 of 5

Anna and Ryan's rental was spectacular in many ways. First the view from the top of the mountain is awesome with a cozy deck and comfortable chairs overlooking the panoramic view below. Stars at night were brilliant. The house itself is tastefully decorated with all types of amenities. We especially enjoyed grinding fresh coffee in the morning (choice of drip or french press) and the fresh eggs from Anna's chicken coupe. The bathroom was huge with lots of counter space and the walk in shower was comparable to the best spas. We also enjoyed the range of choices for music, TV and movies.

Anna is an organic chef and one night she cooked us a delicious dinner using ingredients from her organic garden on the grounds. Excellent and tasty! (There is a small fee for that however). She added a bottle of local wine which we enjoyed as well.

Anna and Ryan were very friendly and hospitable and made us feel very comfortable and welcome. They provided helpful advice to the local wineries in the area and the Farmers market. There's food to feed their two friendly dogs and the koi in the pond.

This is really a unique and quiet location with beautiful vistas. Highly recommended if you want to get away from the crowds and relax but still a reasonable drive to activities in SLO and shopping. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi A & S, It was certainly our pleasure to host you here and we are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your review is wonderful and what we hope to achieve when hosting guests. Anna's cooking is wonderful (I agree :) ) and I am glad you had an opportunity it experience it and relax and enjoy! Hoping you return, Ryan (and Anna)
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Amazing!!! Truly one of a kind. Best VRBO experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent four nights at Vista House. Stunning property with magnificent views. Ryan and Anna could not be more gracious and accommodating. There were fresh eggs from their hens waiting for us on our arrival and Anna brought us a surprise bowl of plums from the property. Although remotely located atop a mountain, the drive back and forth to town wasn't too bad. The daily visits from their two loving golden retrievers, Bourbon and Cider, help us to not miss our dog so much. We cannot wait to return next summer, and the summer after that, and the summer after that....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! It is really nice to receive such kind comments and it really makes us feel great. We appreciate the opportunity to have hosted you and we really hope that you do visit us again next year. :) Ryan (and Anna)
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  • 5 of 5

What more can be said of our two week stay that many others haven’t already posted – the ever changing panoramic mountain and ocean views; the closer to Heaven sea of clouds on certain days; the luxurious shower room; the comfortable mattress to put you off to dreamland, the fresh eggs from their laying chickens, and their friendly dogs, Bourbon & Cider, who love to play ball for as long as you’re willing.- It’s true, all that and more. My wife and I came to Vista House for the stay, and left savoring the experience. We were not to be disappointed in our quest for relaxation and cooling off from the summer-time heat in Las Vegas. Our hosts, Ryan & Anna were very friendly and accommodating. When staying at Vista House, we encourage you to get to know these lovely people. You will be pleasantly rewarded with their interesting background stories. And, don’t forget to take a peek at Anna’s new dream car: 1971 Corvette. We highly recommend Vista House as your next destination.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gene and Evie, It was an absolutely pleasure hosting you and Ryan and I enjoyed getting to know you. The place doesn't quite feel the same without you here. Thank you for your thoughtful review, it has made my month! I am trilled that you too appreciate the Vette. Next time we come through Las Vegas Ryan says he has something special to share with you. We hope you and Evie and Wrigley have a wonderful rest of your summer. You are welcomed back to the Vista House anytime! Love, Anna (and Ryan).
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Heavenly getaway in the hills

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property from start to finish. Ryan and Anna have a truly superb sense of style and hospitality. They called to welcome us before our arrival as we were travelling to their property to see if there was anything we needed and to say hi. A lovely personal touch we thought. Upon arrival you are just in awe of the views... truly beautiful. The property itself was gorgeous and the bathroom spa shower. WOW! Bourbon and cider their two dogs are a joy even if your not a dog person... (this is from two cat people. ). Probably one of, if not THE best house we have stayed in over all the years of using vrbo. I would recommend thus property to everyone. You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you Ryan, Anna, bourbon and cider.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, Thank you for this wonderful review. It really means a lot coming from you. Anna and I are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed @bourbonandcider! Thank you for staying with us and we don't take your visit for granted. :) Ryan (and Anna)
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Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Vista Home was a very very relaxing getaway. I wanted to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday and since he has been stressing lately, I wanted him to relax in a quiet area. Ryan and Anna's place was the perfect getaway for the both of us. We had such a wonderful time sitting outside just looking at the clouds and mountain. They were so nice to provide us with eggs (thank you!). The shower was amazing (fell in love with the bathroom)!! I didn't want to leave at all. My boyfriend had a meeting the next day so we were both really sad to go. The Vista home was very clean and had everything we needed for cooking. Anna called to check up on us before the check-in time and gave us directions just in case we get lost (A+ customer service). If my boyfriend and I are ever in the area, we would definitely like to stay again. Hopefully next time we can see the dogs!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carmen, Thank you for the review. It was really great to host you. Please come back sometime and meet the dogs. I had them with me on a road trip. They are very sweet. :) Ryan (and Anna)
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On Top of the World

  • 5 of 5

It is hard not to just feel at peace and content looking out over the valley and seeing some of the Nine Sister's Volcano range. It is a thrill.

Our first night after driving a long distance to have a meal prepared by Anna was a delicious experience, one we highly recommend you try.

We are traveling with our English Bulldog Maxwell Smart and this was a heavenly place to be with our dog on top of the world.

While you are away from the crowds, it is just a short distance to SLO, Morro Bay and Avila Beach.

The kitchen is light airy and fresh and the bathroom, you will love the shower.

We thank our hosts for letting us be here and allowing our little guy to be with us.

Leslie + Christopher + Maxwell Smart

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maxwell Smart and the two humans you brought with you. Cider and I were so disappointed that we were on a road trip with Dad and didn't meet you. The truth is that the stuff your parents mentioned is "ok" but we would have had so much fun hanging out. For example, we could have showed you this pond we have and we could have jumped in together and got soooo wet and then we could roll in dirt. Also... my Dad has a ball and a "chucked"... we are pretty fast and we would have really liked to show off for you... but you could just wait for us. Also, it is fun to meet the chickens and also your parents could have given us all treats. We also have some toys that we would have loved to show you, but not let you have. :). xoxo Bourbon (and Cider)
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in San Luis Obispo, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$63 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$31.73
Cleaning (1 per trip) A$95.2

1.Two car MAXIMUM unless otherwise arranged
2.Absolutely no smoking indoors. Smoking allowed outside.
3.Quiet and relaxed area – no parties or loud guests
4.No extra guests without prior arrangement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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