Welcome to Quicksilver Ranch! This is a beautiful piece of the Central Coast that we would love to share with you. At the top of Prefumo Canyon we have a rustic barn, turned beautiful vacation rental. It's a very large open space. There is one bedroom (queen bed) tucked behind a sliding barn door and a pull out couch in the entertainment room. We do have a large flat screen with cable and DVD player. Double sink bathroom and the shower has two shower heads. There is a full kitchen that is stocked with pots, pans and whatever you need to cook up a nice meal. The dining room and living room face a glass wall that can roll up with the touch of a button, showing the native landscape and incredible views. Stepping out from there is a patio and walkway out to a fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows. There are fun little touches to our decor...the doors to the rooms are old barn doors and there are country antiques here and there that bring you back to a different time. This is a friendly and comfortable home.
Large open floor plan with high ceilings and amazing vistas all around.
Andrew or Darla McCrory
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Dec. 2018
About Andrew or Darla McCrory
We are a small family that loves the area. We grew up on the Central Coast and always wanted to live up here...our dreams came true! We now have the opportunity to share it with everyone else. We live on site so and wake up every morning with gratitude, this place is truly a sight to be seen.
What makes this Lodge unique
This is a getaway...360 degree views of mountain and ocean says it all. The front of the property overlooks Morro Rock and the back is Avila Valley down into Pismo. It is such a unique location on a peak as it's equidistant to San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach. One side takes you to shopping and historic cites in downtown SLO, wine tasting and amazing restaurants, along with a weekly Thursday evening farmer's market and the other takes you to wineries, apple orchards, and ends at the Avila Beach with a seasonal Spring/Summer Friday afternoon farmer's market.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:30 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We were very impressed with the views, accommodations, and service. Although the drive-up is a little challenging, the end result is so well worth it. The morning and evening scapes are awe-inspiring!! Darla is a wonderful host and made sure we had everything we needed. Fantastic!!! We'll definitely be back.
This property is absolutely amazing. We were greeted by Darla, the owner. She was so sweet and made you feel right at home. I could not believe the views and the actual home itself. Everything was so beautiful. The home is up a long windy road but once you get there you’ll appreciate it for the views. You can see Morro Bay. I would definitely love to go back and stay longer.
We can't wait to see you guys again! It was such a pleasure to meet you. All the best! 😁Darla
Magical, one of a kind view and spectacular accommodations!
This is such a special place and we felt lucky to have been able to enjoy it as part of our vacation. The view from inside and out is something that can't be described. From inside you feel as if you're on top of the world, almost like you're in a plane or hangliding! The roll up garage door brings the outdoors in, whether it be sunshine or fog from the ocean breeze. Outside the patio, seating, bbq, hot tub (do not forget your swimsuit like we did!) and fire pit are all part of the spectacular accommodations. My recommendation for anyone renting this property is not to have plans anywhere else. The drive up the canyon is long and winding (absolutely worth it but might not want to be driving it more than necessary) and the property is so special that you will not want to leave often. Inside there has been so much care taken to create a cozy, family friendly getaway that is removed from everyday life. The spacious kitchen, bathroom, living and dining areas make the space feel larger than it is. You will spend most of your time outdoors but the inside is so comfortable and wonderful as well. The owners are the definition of hospitable and make sure you are well taken care of. It feels as if you are at home at their property. Don't miss this special place!!
Great feel, amazing views
Our family of four had an amazing time in SLO. The converted barn was a fun stay. The owners have done a great job with the place and you can feel the love. Andrew and Darla were awesome and super friendly and accommodating.
A couple things to consider when renting though...
Owners live above you and are on site. Again awesome family to have around and very warm and friendly.
The part that was a bit surprising when staying there is not only are the owners above you but you have two long term tenants on either side of you. The two renters were friendly and kept to themselves but only finding out there are three different living quarters including the HomeAway rental when you arrive is a bit off putting.
Overall place is amazing and would love to come back when entire place is for rent someday.
Isolation on the mountain is great, bout 20 min to town drive but a fun drive down the hill each time.
Andrew and Darla thank you again for all the friendliness and quick help when needed. We appreciate the welcome and the care.
Darla took great care of us. Even though they were upstairs and we were downstairs we never heard a peep. We had this amazing view of the valley of the rolling hills and the ocean at Morro Bay all to ourselves. The renovation done to the barn is charming, functional, and when the big glass garage doors goes up, the valley and ocean breezes swoop in. Magical. A wonderful stay indeed
Beauty, serenity, and great family time!
We loved our stay at Quicksilver Ranch! The views from atop the hills were unbelievable, and the place had everything we could need for a relaxing stay. We saw all kinds of wildlife including deer, quail, and wild turkey. Plus we enjoyed hanging out with the resident chickens and cats! We sure hope to stay again!!!
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*Disclaimer: This is a country setting...we ask you to be careful. Any medical or property damage incurred, you (the renter) are liable for. Thank you for the consideration.