QUIET COMFORT IN POPULAR RAILROAD DISTRICT & 4 BLOCKS FROM DOWNTOWN

Bill Bartlett & Mary McNally

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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QUIET COMFORT IN POPULAR RAILROAD DISTRICT & 4 BLOCKS FROM DOWNTOWN

San Luis Obispo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Compact Home Away From Home

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Bill Bartlett & Mary McNally (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Bill Bartlett & Mary McNally

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

Why Bill Bartlett & Mary McNally chose San Luis Obispo

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Quiet comfort in popular Railroad District & 4 blocks from downtown
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
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Quiet comfort in popular Railroad District & 4 blocks from downtown
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San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Los angeles
5

Wine, coffee, well-stocked

  • 5 of 5
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;)
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet comfort in popular Railroad District & 4 blocks from downtown
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San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Encinitas
5

SLO Apartment

  • 5 of 5
We were in town for a wedding and had an enjoyable time in the apartment. It was clean and comfortable. A quick walk over to Del Monte Cafe is a great choice for breakfast.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Quiet comfort in popular Railroad District & 4 blocks from downtown
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San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Roseville, CA, US
5

Exceptional Value!

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our stay. The apartment is conveniently located in walking distance from downtown. The rental is very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the complementary local wine and coffee. We look forward to staying here again the next time we visit SLO.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
business
Quiet comfort in popular Railroad District & 4 blocks from downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439886vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
4

Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5
A really great place to stay in SLO. Park nearby for our toddler. Pull out couch not particularly comfortable for our 17 year old, but adequate. Would be good to have a foam pad for the pull out. Everything as advertised. Very comfortable and convenient. Owners even put bottle of wine in refrigerator and there is a small bag of coffee. We would totally stay here again. Hopefully, my 17 year old will pick Cal Poly for school and we can come back regularly.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet comfort in popular Railroad District & 4 blocks from downtown
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San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Ventura, CA
5

Excellent location and wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, Mom and I stayed here for Mother's Day weekend. The apartment was exactly what we hoped for- Super clean, comfortable and very close to the train station and downtown. Bill was extremely helpful in general and also offered above and beyond advice for places to eat/things to do/etc , all of which turned out amazing! We would absolutely return to this lovely spot! Many thanks to Bill and Mary for an excellent weekend getaway.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Quiet comfort in popular Railroad District & 4 blocks from downtown
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San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

great!

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed here, and it was perfect for a weekend getaway. We could walk into town, which was great. Really clean, nice and breezy, and we would totally stay here again!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Luis Obispo County McChesney Field
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
San Luis Obispo Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 101
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Avila Bch, Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo Cntry Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Roma
Car: not necessary

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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Availability & Rates

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San Luis Obispo Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$150
$888
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

San Luis Obispo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious bathroom with lots of counter space and cabinets, shower and bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed, large walk-in closet, dresser, and lots of natural light
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Surrounded by almost 200 wineries; one block to one of the best restaurants in town; walking distance to downtown, the restaurants, activities, eateries and pubs; eight miles to Avila Beach and mineral hot springs; twelve miles to Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, and Montana de Oro State Park, there are endless places to visit. We're only 45 minutes to Hearst Castle and the elephant seal refuge; another hour to breathtaking Big Sur. One and a half hours south to Santa Barbara. Great golf courses nearby and trails and hikes galore!
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