New Listing! 6525 Straw Ridge, Paso Robles


Privacy abounds on this beautiful custom estate! Open & flowing floor plan, Gourmet kitchen w/long breakfast bar, upgraded stainless steel appliances, inlay decorative tile back splash, river stone Corian-style counter tops and a huge walk-in pantry! Built-in entertainment center in living room w/surround sound speakers and room for a large screen TV. Cozy fireplaces in both living room & family room. Several custom wood encased windows throughout this bright & cheerful home captures 360 degrees of gorgeous views. You’ll never miss another sunrise or sunset. Radiant heating with multi-station thermostats, extra tall and wide wood casing doors. Textured walls & ceilings throughout with 13 foot ceilings in kitchen and family room and 9 foot ceilings in bedrooms. Large ensuite with spacious walk-in closet and organizers. Sensibly-sized built-in outdoor pool with automatic cover. Solar heating, fruit trees,Various agriculture possibilities await you. Water well on premises, 4 car gar.

SLO County Artists hold Open Studios this Weekend

Fall is Open Studios time every October throughout San Luis Obispo County.  For the visual arts lovers, it is a chance to seek out the work of artists from Paso to Nipomo and along the Coast, North to Cambria.  Artists open their homes or studios and most are on site to display and discuss their work. All mediums of painting seem to be represented plus metal work, pottery, jewelry, woodworking/turning, sculpture, glasswork, weaving/wearable art… name it……….even surfboard art!  This FREE event is open to all again this coming weekend 10/18 and 10/19 from 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information and a full schedule go to

Just Listed! 636 Creston Road, Paso Robles


This great home represents affordable housing and all 1st time buyers and
investors should not miss this one! When current owners purchased in 2004 they
re-stucco the exterior, installed new dual pane windows, new roof, new wall
heater, remodeled the kitchen AND bathroom and put in a beautiful new concrete
driveway and parking area. This home is a real sweet deal waiting for a new
owner. Front & rear yards are on auto sprinkler system and front yard has
been re-landscaped to be drought tolerant. There’s a shaded patio in rear yard
to enjoy warm afternoons. The driveway is spacious and all new concrete and the
garage provides storage as well as covered parking for the car.

Music in the Vineyards

This is a beautiful time of year here on the Central Coast.  Wineries are spoiling us and booking great local musicians for casual as well as large events.  Sculpterra Winery, for instance, has music every Sunday. Stillwaters Winery has music in their 100 year old olive grove once a month.  Castoro Cellars hosts it’s annual ‘Beaverstock’ this coming sculpterraweekend.  Good music, beautiful scenery and a little vino……..what better way to spend a restorative day off!


Patience My Dear!

Red Soles Winery on Oakdale off of 46 West has been doing more than just making great wine.  They have done some pretty fun things with their beautiful new still, affectionately named ‘Patience My Dear’.  They started with a wonderful brandy (made from grapes) concoction called California Hooch.  This led to the creation of the yummy Limoncello which is infused with Meyers Lemons for 40 days and – of course – 40 nights.  These clever and fun loving Red Soles folks have evenred soles glass vineyards still with hooch created some cocktails from their brews so stop by and be entertained!  PS – the wines are fab also!

New Listing! 476 Nickerson, Paso Robles


This home lives well! Light, bright and cheery, this well cared for, tastefully
appointed home offers plenty. There is an updated chef’s kitchen with all
stainless appliances, vaulted ceilings, large living and bedrooms, fresh paint,
several solar tubes for plenty of natural light and even surround sound. For our
fabulous outdoor evenings, this wonderful yard manages to be both easy and
versatile. The lovely, large rear patio is perfect for entertaining and
wonderfully private with high fences, mature landscaping, plus two decks and a
hot tub – neighbor on one side only! Large terraced, raised garden beds have
healthy peach and apricot trees plus the perfect tomato bed as well as room for
most anything you want to harvest. Nice extended parking for RV or boat or toys
Close to the nature trail, Centennial Park and schools. Big plus is that the
current loan is an assumable 3% loan!

Music Makes North County Summers the Best!

Nothing better for those soft and special North County summer evenings than great music.  Local talent can be found Wednesday evenings in Templeton Park, Fridays in Paso Park and Saturdays Atascadero is the place….all free!  The Mid State Fair has a fabulous line up this year, as does Vina Robles Amphitheater if you are in the mood for bigger named groups.  Wineries put together some great daytime, early evening entertainment.  Most event details can be found at or listed on individual websites. But spoil yourself and get out for some fabulous summer entertainment!!!paso park 4th

New Winery on Vineyard……for a good Central Coast day outside!

Wine tasting is fun but I hesitate to squander our beautiful Central Coast days inside. Happy to report that my recent oh-so-pleasant Sunday happened at Brecon Estate Winery.  Our hosts Damian from Wales and Amanda from Australia make excellent wine plus they are impressively both ‘cavers’ and park rangers in their home countries.  Absolutely loved their chic indoor/outdoor tasting area! “Aussies love to drink outside” Amanda reminds, so the setting is perfect Central Coast. We will definitely go back for the wine but also the lively conversation and soothing views of our ancient oaks and vines.breconbrecon 2


Fun New Eatery and Bar in Paso

fish gaucho 1 Love having more outdoor dining choices for our great summer evenings!  Owners of Pappy McGregor’s just opened a new ‘Baja style’ Mexican food at the corner of 13th and Pine.  They are focusing on fresh fish and vegetables much like you would see in Cabo or San Diego.  That bar looks like it will be quite a lively place as well…..Tequila flights with over 85 to sample! I am going to try the ceviche but I bet my son’s is better! gaucho 2