The Casitas of Arroyo Grande
What We Love
- Breakfast is served on your own private patio
- The solar-heated, 82-foot lap pool with its heart-stopping views of the Arroyo Grande valley and poolside bocce ball court
- Owners Pat and Tony Goetz, who pay close attention to the décor of each of the four casitas, which feature the work of local artists
What To Know
- Although the owners’ sheepdog, Kona, serves as a mascot, guests’ pets are not allowed
- “Cielo,” the largest casita, is set back from the others and down several stone steps; great for privacy, but best avoided if mobility is a problem
- Wineries, sights, beaches, and the gourmet restaurants of historic San Luis Obispo are nearby—but you’ll definitely need a car to reach them
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
There’s a reason the Casitas at Arroyo Grande are a sought-after site for weddings; the entire property exudes romance, from the gas fireplaces in the casitas to the stunning mountain views from the central fountain. Owners Pat and Tony Goetz transformed this private estate into a four-cottage property that has the charm of a B+B and the sensibility of a boutique hotel. They aim to be welcoming, inviting guests to wine and cheese in the main hacienda, but not intrusive, dropping off breakfast at each casita’s private patio. The Spanish Revival architecture and Tuscan-style gardens complete the scene at this quintessential central California oasis.
In the Area
Guests who can drag themselves away from their private patio or the solar heated lap pool can revisit the Gatsby era by touring nearby Hearst Castle, visit the Monarch Butterfly Grove, horseback ride or swim on Pismo Beach, stroll the galleries and shops of San Luis Obispo, or hit up some of the local wineries—15 of which are within a 15 minute drive of the property. The area is known for its Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs; one more reason to raise a toast to California’s central coast.