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
We've began staying at the Casitas Estates 10 years ago, and have returned at least once each year because of the property's beauty and tranquility, all made possible by consummate innkeepers, Pat and Tony, the very nicest of people. We just came back from our most recent visit, and are already looking forward to out next visit.
My husband and I were looking for a nice get-a-way from the rat race and were really glad we found The Casitas of Arroyo Grande. We booked four nights in the Mariposa room, which has a beautiful view of the mountains and fields. I like quality accommodations and this place did not disappoint. It was so relaxing sitting on the porch enjoying a glass of wine and enjoying the quiet.
The weather was a little cool in the mornings so we took our breakfasts inside our room instead of on the patio, but the table is near the windows so you have a beautiful view while you eat your hot, gourmet, delicious breakfast that was brought to your room. When you arrive Tony or Pat will ask you what time you want breakfast, which is thoughtful. We chose 8:00 am and it was delivered right on time every day. The king sized bed was comfy. There is a small refrigerator in the room (which is a tad noisy but at least you get the fridge in-suite stocked with some water and soda!). There are also wine glasses, coffee, tea, coffee cups, coffee maker, etc. You might want to bring your own plastic ware and plates if you want to have a little cheese and crackers on your patio. There is a Trader Joe’s not far away to get supplies.
If you want to go wine tasting there are many really good places just a short drive away. We didn’t use the pool but we did play bocce ball on their bocce court. Kona, the dog, will greet you with a smile and visit you on the porch if you want her to. Tony gave us some great dining tips. The food in Arroyo Grande and surrounding area was really good! (You must try Ember!) We had a very relaxing time at the Casitas and we will definitely stay there again when we visit that area. Tony and Pat were perfect hosts.
Wow! This place is a must stay! Beautiful landscape, serenity abounds, and Tony and Pat treated us like family. The casitas are comfy and warm, with so much personality. A next trip in the future is on the agenda.
Pat and Tony have created something special at The Casitas of Arroyo Grande. The property is so peaceful and beautiful that it relaxes you instantly. From the pool, to the Bocce Ball court, to the the private patios outside your room. My wife and I stayed for one night after we got married and it was the perfect ending to the weekend. Pat and Tony made a delicious fondu for us that we enjoyed in the comfort of our patio outside our room. In the evening we enjoyed our own wood burning fireplace with the sounds of owls and foxes. The rooms were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were beautifully tiled. Pat and Tony made a delicious breakfast the next day as well.
I can’t say enough about the enjoyment we had at Casitas and can’t wait to go back.
This is a true haven for relaxation, tranquility, excellent accomodations, and a wonderful gourmet breakfast. Innkeepers Tony, Pat, and their smiling dog Kona have thought of every detail and welcome you to their beautiful mountain casitas. A very special place offering breathtaking views, service, and accomodations. We can’t wait to come back!