|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Recently rated America's friendliest city, San Luis Obispo is a small historic town nestled between world-class wineries and the Pacific Ocean. Four blocks from this unit, the downtown area features a well-known Farmers Market and walk-streets.
There are terrific trails for hiking and mountain biking amidst a beautiful agricultural area -- with all the benefits of being in the heart of town.
The apartment is equipped with a full bath and kitchen (dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, microwave) for complete flexibility close to town. You can park your car and walk during your entire stay, or come by train with the Amtrak station just 2 blocks away.
Your vacation apartment is part of a duplex located behind a historic home; it features a small balcony. There is a queen bed in the bedroom, a living room, dining area and fully-equipped kitchen.
This unit is on the 2nd story, so stairs are required to access the unit.
The building is shaded by mature palm trees in the back and a majestic oak in the front. We are also situated on a small creek. Our winter rains have filled the creek, providing the soundtrack of a babbling brook.
The full kitchen allows you to prepare and store food if you don't want to eat out every meal.
There are two similarly-size units located across the landing from each other. If you have extended family or a larger party, you can rent both concurrently, depending on availability.
We bought this property with the idea that we would like to retire in downtown SLO some day. The location of this property would allow us to zoom around in a battery-powered golf cart for all of our visiting, shopping and entertainment. We love dogs (and most other animals except gophers), hiking, motorcycling and we volunteer with the local search and rescue team. The picture of was taken the week before our wedding at the San Diego Zoo, behind the scenes with two Beluga whales; Fernando had SUCH a personality.
Bill Bartlett & Mary McNally purchased this apartment in 2012
The vacation rentals are both 560-sq. ft., one-bedroom apartments. We have recently remodeled the kitchens and furnished and decorated the entire space. We tried to anticipate your every need, providing all the necessities.
We are in the historic Railroad District, two blocks from Railroad Square. We are minutes away from Cal Poly and the Performing Arts Center, a short walk to downtown SLO, and close to wonderful hiking trails. This is a good place for you if you want a place to hang your hat, feel comfortable, cook for yourself, and get out to enjoy the natural beauty and inviting culture here.
No car is necessary unless you want to explore outside of town. A car does help to get to the beaches or for a cruise up Pacific Coast Highway. There are ten restaurants and delicatessens within a couple of blocks and many more with a quick walk to town.
San Luis Obispo features almost 200 wineries. We are eight miles to Avila Beach and Sycamore Mineral Hot Springs; twelve miles to Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, and Montana de Oro State Park -- there are countless places to visit. Drive north up California's beautiful Pacific Coast Highway to Hearst Castle and the elephant seal viewing area; or drive another 60 miles up the PCH to breathtaking Big Sur. Santa Barbara is 1 1/2 hours south. There are great golf courses nearby and hiking trails galore!
I really enjoyed my stay in your duplex unit. It's greatest asset is its location so close to the train station, the lovely park with an excellent playground, several good restaurants, a coffee shop, a deli, and a wine bar. And downtown SLO with all of its attractions is within comfortable walking distance. In terms of the unit itself, I particularly liked the updated kitchen, the Pergo floors, and the modern, comfortable furnishings. I was initially worried about being next to the folks at the International Hostel, but what good neighbors they are. Also, it was helpful to have access to a laundry room. The complementary wine, ground coffee, and water are very thoughtful touches, as are all of the pamphlets, maps, and books on the area's attractions. Thanks to you and Bill for being such attentive, caring hosts. I would certainly stay in the unit again.
Loved staying here! I just moved back to SLO and was looking for a short term rental (6weeks). This place was very convenient to downtown, freeway access, train station, great restaurants, sightseeing and hiking/biking. The owners were friendly, helpful and quick to respond to any questions. The apartment was quite, very comfortable and a well stocked kitchen. I cannot say enough how great the location was and how fantastic the owners are!
We came up to visit our daughter at Cal Poly and as most know, the hotels book up quick for popular weekends. This was a very clean and comfortable place for us to rest our head. We were concerned about being so close to the train station and the hostel….but it was very peaceful. The best part was the close walk to downtown and didn't need to deal with parking. Gus's market/sandwich shop was a great find also! Our favorite thing to do is run/walk the Montana de Oro oceanfront trail! Spectacular. Instructions for entry were perfect! We never met the owners, but all went smoothly. Thanks so much.
We had a wonderful stay here. Owners were very responsive and organized. Great location and place!
This was a wonderful place to stay for our recent trip to SLO. The owners are wonderful and very accommodating. It is a bit small for 4 people but we made it work and it was just fine. The mattress on the pull-out sofa was not very comfortable so keep that in mind. We added all the blankets in the house and that helped a little bit. The location was great, it was close to downtown and Gus's is just two blocks away with wonderful breakfast burritos and sandwiches. I would stay here again!
GREAT TO HAVE YOUR OWN LITTLE PLACE THAT ISNT A HOTEL OR MOTEL ROOM. FIT EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR. MET BILL AND ENJOYED TALKING TO HIM. ONLY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TO HAVE A COUPLE OF COMFORTABLE CHAIRS ON THE DECK TO ENJOY THE AFTERNOON OUTSIDE.
The second story apt was super clean upon arrival and had everything well- stocked. Wine and coffee are complimentary. Laundry next door over. They seemed to think of everything. Free wifi. Loud bed;)
Recently rated America's happiest city, San Luis Obispo is a small historic town nestled between world-class wineries and the Pacific Ocean. The downtown area features a well-known Farmers Market and walk-streets. Cal Poly brings arts and lectures to the Performing Arts Center. Lake Lopez (1/2 hour south) and Nacimiento (45 min north) offer water skiing, wind surfing, jet skiing, and a marina. Water slides are located in Paso Robles (40 minutes north) and in Arroyo Grande at Lake Lopez. SLO is just minutes away from Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, and Grover Beach. Also near the Oceano Dunes SVRA, the only beach in California on which you can drive your car. There are terrific trails for hiking and mountain biking amidst a beautiful agricultural area -- with all the benefits of being in the heart of town.
Another primary attraction is Hearst Castle in San Simeon, about 35 minutes north of SLO. Be sure to visit the elephant seals while you are there. San Luis Obispo is also a wonderful jumping-off point for road trips up California's Pacific Coast Highway.
Lastly, our fully equipped vacation apartments are two blocks from the San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station. Ride the train into town, walk to your apartment, and enjoy San Luis by foot. We are Located in the historic Railroad District...just blocks from downtown SLO.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
The City of San Luis Obispo charges a 10% Transient Occupancy Tax. We are registered with the city and include the tax in our rate.
We charge a $150 Cleaning Deposit and charge ~$40 for cleaning, sending a Cleaning Deposit Refund by credit card or check within a week of your departure.
Sample Rates after refund:
Two-Night Visit: $340
Three-Night Visit: $490
One-Week Visit: $928
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.