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Family friendly, country setting with ocean views.

Bedrooms 1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large open floor plan with high ceilings and amazing vistas all around.

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.

Property Manager
Andrew or Darla McCrory
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in San Luis Obispo, California

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Double sinks, large shower with two shower heads(one rain style), large mirrors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull out sofa in entertainment room
  • Cozy and private
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Lovely areas for hiking, biking and scenic walks. If you are a serious cyclist, this is a very popular area.


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Family friendly, country setting with ocean views.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Quicksilver Ranch is a charming place to recharge or simply relax. Everything you need, along with things to make your stay memorable, is available. Although the owners weren't on site while we were there, they checked in regularly to ensure our stay was comfortable.

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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big hearted country

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, with smiling Darla greeting us warmly, throughout our entire stay(way too short) we were comfortable, delighted and always surprised. After a drive up a winding canyon road with gorgeous vistas, you get to the top of the hill and arrive. You enter the spacious great room that has a huge roll-up door opening out to a spectacular vista of rolling hills and big sky. The garden deck brings the outdoors into the space and offers a staging ground for spectacular night skies and lazy mornings. It's cozy indoors too, with a super comfy master bedroom and spacious bath, family room with tv (the sofa is a convertible bed) and a loft bedroom (perfect for younger family members, not for grandma!). We like to cook, so the kitchen was nicely stocked with most everything you'd need, and that made meal preparation a real pleasure. Then the surprises! Fresh eggs from Darla's chickens! Fresh vegetables from the garden! And friendly chickens to gobble the compost. Plus, beautiful short nature walks around the property that hint at some interesting history. And noisy neighbors: singing cows from the adjacent property, but you couldn't hear them at night with the doors closed. Hey, it's not L.A. :-)

The decor is original, unique, cool and country style, with lots of personal family curios, musical instruments and neat old tools... a trip through the beautiful minds and creative spirits of Darla and Andrew.

But the best part of our stay was the true hospitality, friendliness and kindness of our hosts and their delightful young family. The hard work and care they've put into this home away from home is really a gift and we feel really blessed to have been able to experience it.

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Clara

Beautiful and peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled into the ranch, we were enchanted with this home. The back garage door opening is truly indoor outdoor living at its finest. While we had plans with friends in Pismo, we really did not want to leave. The time spent in this space was not long enough and we will return.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Quicksilver Ranch. Darla and Andrew were great hosts, and the property was pretty cool. It's wonderfully situated with beautiful views in a quiet, peaceful location. With fresh eggs from the on-site hens, how can you go wrong? Its a great place to stay, we'd recommend it.

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking long range mountain views, with hosts that feel like family. One of our favorite spots!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely love Quicksilver Ranch! This was our second time visiting, and we can't imagine staying anywhere else. It is only a short drive from SLO and offers fantastic views of the surrounding hills, all the way out to Morro Rock. It's so stunning that local residents will make the drive (or bike) up Prefumo Canyon Road at sunset, to enjoy a scenic overlook that is just a short walk away from the property. The view from the back porch offers similarly stunning visitas. On a clear day, you can see Avila Beach off in the distance, while sitting fireside by the chiminea or the fire pit.

In addition, Darla and Andrew are the quintessential hosts. Darla knew we were arriving very late with our 6 and 8 year old daughters and had the pullout couch setup and ready for us to carry them in and lay them down as soon as we got there. Our girls loved her tour of the chicken coop, not to mention fresh eggs that she left us for breakfast. After two stays in the past year they practically feel like family!

The space itself works well for our family of 4. The sleeping areas (bedroom and pullout) are small but nicely appointed. The kitchen is also nicely appointed - we've enjoyed cooking our own breakfasts and occasional dinners. With the large garage door open - mornings with a cup of coffee, clouds rolling through - or afternoons with a good book at sunset - and kids crafting or puzzles on the table... But evenings roasting s'mores in the chiminea and stargazing are everyone's favorite.

We almost hesitate to write a review for fear that others will learn about this amazing spot! It's so hard to leave and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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calistoga, CA

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the Quicksilver Ranch.

The 360 views are breathtaking!

Both Morro Bay and Pismo Beach are visible from this vantage point.

Set on top of the ridge line, the home is ready for guests to enjoy the outdoors or settle in to quiet, cozy, clean surroundings.

Our hosts, Darla and Andrew, greeted us upon arrival like long lost family, providing us with all the amenities needed - well equipped kitchen, food in the pantry, comfortable furniture (and plenty of it for added guests), games, toys, chimineas, an outdoor fire pit, plenty of fresh linens, toiletries, and, because of our St. Patrick's day arrival, a complete, prepared corned beef and cabbage meal.

We could hardly ask for more.

The grounds are naturally gorgeous and provide access to lovely walks along the country road high above the scenic valleys and beaches.

We're looking forward to spending time there again soon.

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Many golf courses within
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 1 or Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Laguna Grill
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in San Luis Obispo, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$125.58
Pet Fee C$62.79
Damage Insurance C$74.09

*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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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