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
- 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.
How to Get There
I don't normally write reviews these days, but I feel compelled to write about the 'Casitas'.
Excellent location, impeccable hosts, and classy, comfortable accommodations. Our experience here was 100% awesome!
Pat greeted us when we arrived late and made us feel welcome from the start. The quiet, peaceful surroundings and luxurious room were so welcome after a long day of driving and sightseeing! And the breakfasts were absolutely delicious and elegantly prepared. Just an amazing experience for us! We will definitely return if/when we are in the area.
We spent our 25th anniversary at the Casitas of Arroyo Grande. It is a beautiful place to relax and unwind. We stayed in Cielo, the most private of the casitas which overlooks the pool and the beautiful valley. Room was comfortable, breakfast was DELICIOUS (served in our casita), and Tony and Pat were wonderful hosts. Cielo has a gas burning fireplace, is the most private of the casitas, a small shower only, and the largest room of the four casitas. The only thing that would prevent us from coming back was the cost (close to $400/night). When we have something special to celebrate, we will definitely be back!
My husband and I stayed for one of our most relaxing and best vacations we've ever had. There's so much to do and see on the central coast and The Casitas is in the heart of it all but honestly, it's a little hard to leave the Casitas because the place itself is so wonderful. We were treated like royalty by owners, Tony and Pat. We love them and their hospitality. And oooh, that complimentary breakfast (that they brought to our casita) was sooo good!
My wife and I had a wonderful stay. The Miramar has beautiful views and the fireplace was perfect for the cold night. Pat and Tony make you feel so welcomed. Highly recommend.
Oh, and the bocce court and pool have incredible views.
One tip, walk up from their casitas to get an even more amazing view from some undeveloped land above the hotel.
Also close to wineries and Avila for some fun away - if you decide to leave at all!
We were visiting some friends who live on the Central Coast on a ranch We really enjoy the rolling hills' views in this area with ranch land, farmland and vineyards. This was our first visit to the Casitas which was the result of my online research. Well...what a jackpot we hit! The Casitas Estates sits on top of a hilltop.The property is just as it appears online...beautifully landscaped, so peaceful and quiet. The owners Tony & Pat are a delightful couple. They made certain we had everything we needed and said they would see us at breakfast. Tony cooked us a gourmet breakfast and delivered it to our casita. We enjoyed the gorgeous views with breakfast on our private patio in the countryside. Our casita was private, spacious yet cozy with a king sized bed, supplied wood for our kiva fireplace, writing or dining table and 3 chairs. The decor is tastefully done. And the bed is so comfy. Our only regret was just staying one night at this lovely B&B. When we showed our friends photos of the property they now know we'll never stay with them again but go to Tony's & Pat's. We will be planning a return trip with another LA couple friend in the near future.