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California Dreaming! Luxury custom home on 3 acres with horizon ocean view

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, USA - Privacy On 3 Acres, Dunes, Beach Walks, Surfing, Paragliding, Sky Diving, Just Minutes Away

A two storied home set in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We have a horizon view of the sea and sunsets to remember. Enjoy the gas fireplace in the sunken living room after a day on the beach, cook up something special in the gourmet kitchen, have a toast of wine found among the many wineries, take a long soak in the master bath's spa, you have arrived at Vista Seas. Can't help but love it!

Property Manager
Michael Laprade
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
7 March, 2018

About Michael Laprade

We are from California and keep our primary home there along the Central Coast. Our holidays take us to our home on the French Riviera in the spring months and then off to our log cabin in Canada on our private island in the St.Lawrence river. We love to travel! We were able to retire somewhat early in our mid 50's after raising our 5 children. Instead of downsizing, we chose to up size and try as many adventures as we can. My husband is wonderful at any household DIY task and so our homes are rich in detail and varied but all charming and in character to the region we are living in.

Why Michael Laprade chose Arroyo Grande

We designed and built this property ourselves. We loved the dome concept of using less materials, being environmentally friendly and able to have high walls of windows for light, yet be structurally strong.

We spent a full day on site looking for primary views, and effective relief from the long days of coastal sunshine. This was a terrific use of our time as sunsets are framed in oaks by our bank of 20 foot windows and the sea breezes cool the house with an open window, no air conditioning needed. The hand troweled plaster walls and Travertine floors act as a heat sink in our cooler winter months, keeping the house comfortable all year long.

The rolling hillside of oaks, pines and palms offer a green background and the horizon view of the sea is always a glimmer of blue.

What makes this house unique

Wake up to bird song, take a coffee out to the deck to watch hawks soar and the day brighten in the hills. We offer privacy and yet conveniences.

Vista Seas is just minutes from several beaches, whether dune 4 wheeling is your passion, surfing the waves, boogie boarding with kids or just beach walking miles of unobstructed sand.

The many restaurants of Old Arroyo Grande or Pismo Beach are no more than a 5 minute drive. For shopping the Outlet Mall along HWY 101 at Pismo Beach.

Then there are the many wineries to stop and take a sip many to list!

Our California history here is complete with one of the first Missions found in San Luis Obispo, and up the coast is the wonder of San Simeon's Hearst Castle.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Öne of a kind property, terrific location, quiet, and superb amenities.

Unbelievable views, close to the beaches, wineries and children's activities. Absolutely loved the spaciousness of the home.

Large bedrooms, wonderful kitchen, very comfortable and upscale. Could not have asked for more.
Nov 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Arroyo Grande in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The master ensuite bath has a spa tub and shower and Travertine and Rainforest marble floors and counters. The cabinetry is custom Honduran Mahogany with Peruvian Walnut inlay. There is a powder bath and upstairs is a full bath with tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The spacious master bedroom downstairs is fitted with a California King bed, cedar walk in closet and double mirrored closet. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two twins. A horizon sea view is seen from the landing.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: VistaSeas is our home, not just a vacation rental, so you will find amenities here that are unique to a private home. We live a varied life, and offer each of our 3 homes at different times of the year to guests. Outside: Set in the rugged California hills we do not garden other than the natural hillside allows. Always concerned for water, we respect our coastal desert climate and do not tax our natural environment. Utility Room: Complete with pantry, full front loading washing machine and also a separate dryer. A range of cleaning supplies. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedding are provided. Change over day has full cleaning service. If you require cleaning for an extended stay, it can be arranged. Other: Always mentioned by our guests is the light... 33 foot high ceilings and 22 foot walls of glass give an impression of being outdoors. Original art collected from around the world adds to the museum like quality of the furnishings, unique to the home.


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Special interest holidays:

Be sure to bring your camera to the “Classic at Pismo Beach”, one of the largest classic car and street rod shows on the West Coast that has been held annually on the 3rd weekend of June for over 26 years.


5 minutes by car from Vistaseas is Grover Beach, the only beach in California where you can drive on the hard packed sandy seashore. Also just minutes away is Pismo Beach where you can enjoy a walk on the long sandy shore or stroll along its long boardwalk and pier to chat with fishermen trying their luck. Rent Surf boards or boogie boards for beach fun, or a kayak to explore the kelp beds and rocky coastline and watch sea otters bobbing in the sunshine.


San Luis Obispo airport is just 12 minutes away from Vistaseas. You would need a car to enjoy all that this region has to offer. Santa Barbara airport is 90 minutes from us.


San Luis Obispo, one of California’s most historic towns, is only 15 minutes north from Vista Seas. Locally known as SLO, for its preferred way of life, it was rated the Happiest Town in America by Oprah Winfrey. Our local Old Town of Arroyo Grande is known for boutiques, restaurants and our Sat. farmers market. An hour further north is newspaper magnate’s William Randolph Hearst spectacular hilltop castle in San Simeon, where tours are available daily.

Further Details:

There are grocers just 5 min.away from VistaSeas with large super stores like Albertsons or Vons to gourmet and bio boutique grocers such as Trader Joe's. A multi plex theatre also offers something for everyone. A shopper's delight can be found at the Pismo Beach outlets carrying everything from Ralph Lauren to Carter's childrens clothes. Just down the street from VistaSeas are banks, a donut shop, Ross outlet store and a pharmacy. Many people scuba dive inside of Morro Bay. There are old pilings, small kelp beds and Halibut in the sand. The surfers swim across the harbor channel to the beaches on the other side. It is fun to cross in a boat with a picnic lunch. There are miles of empty wild beaches to wander. This whole coastal area is beautifully scenic. Also along the coast nearby is Los Osos offering hiking enthusiasts many trails thru groves of eucalyptus trees overlooking cliffs towering above rocky coves at the Montana de Oro state park. There are over 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails to explore. The San Luis Obispo Wine Trail offers hosts of wine tastings at dozens of local vineyards. Talley Vineyards offers for those interested in tasting the best wines we offer an exclusive reserve wine tasting in our private Rincon Room. The Coastal town of Cambria 45 min. away is an artist’s colony of galleries and boutiques that rival Carmel. Enjoy French bistro cafes or follow Moonstone Road to the boardwalk lined with seaside outdoor cafes and full wave views and perhaps a whale spouting as it migrates. For dining out try F.McLintocks. known for its terrific “cowboy beef” and ocean views or Steamers of Pismo. With all your seafood choices. For that special evening go to the SeaVenture Hotel. Elegant dining on the beach with full ocean views in Pismo Beach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.5
Damage Deposit £271.54

Booking Notes:
We require a non-refundable prepayment of 25% of the total amount due upon reservation and a refundable security/damage deposit. The prepayment is non-refundable, non-transferable upon cancellation for any reason. Check in is after 4PM and check out is 10 AM to allow staff time to clean and turn over. Early arrivals and late departures as well as extra cleaning will incur an additional fee.

You will shortly receive the info you will need to access the property. Do make note of it as there will not be anyone to meet you at the property and you will not be able to get in without it. Please note that check in is no earlier than 4PM and check out is no later than 10 AM. In order to allow our staff time to clean, early arrivals, late departures or additional cleaning will incur an additional fee.
Do note that you may use any payment method you choose for the price of the convenience fee they charge the owner.
Please confirm receipt of this information and enjoy your stay!

Notes on prices:
We offer a pricing discount for longer term rentals

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.