OUTHOUSE...AN EXTREMELY COOL BARN

Jim Miller

Speaks english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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OUTHOUSE...AN EXTREMELY COOL BARN

San Luis Obispo Barn Rental Photos and Description

very comfortable and architecturally pleasing two bedroom barn with full bath and gourmet kitchen - views and vibe are great - property is rurally located between SLO and Avila Beach - patios, garden, bbq and outdoor shower are always appreciated by our guests

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Jim Miller

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

Jim and Kay

weather and natural landscape is awesome

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Redmond, WA
5

Excellent Hideaway Experience

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here during our family of four SF-LA road trip with 7-10yo kids. Looking to get away from the touristy hotels in the area, we wanted a place that was comfortable and private, and this place gave us that and more in spades!

Located in a secluded canyon, the location offers great privacy with great views of the canyon and nearby hills while only being 10-15 minutes away from Avila Beach and local and big-box shopping.

The outhouse building itself has been recently built with a rustic and charming theme that puts many trendy Brooklyn restaurants to shame. The building is well built, and looks and feels very clean. It's thoughtfully designed with weathered metal panels and metal framed windows and doors that offers ample separation against the elements while making the place look amazing. The main living area has a grand, open feel, while the two bedrooms are located opposite to each other to offer some privacy. They did a great job in designing the seating space by the pool table with large, metal double doors that leads to a charming, secluded outside seating area.

With the Direct TV, wifi, pool table, piano, basketball hoop, table tennis, wood burning bbq and firepit, there is a lot to do when you're not at the beach or taking in the serene, seclusive landscape. (our kids have gotten a lot better at pool)

The nice owner couple are attentive, but are also very respectful of your privacy. There are also three happy, adorable dogs on the property that would love your attention;)

All amenities were available and worked great. We stayed in the middle of August but inside was always comfortable. Grounds were well kept.

All in all this is a truly unique, thoughtfully decorated and designed building that doesn't compromise on comfort that is situated in a great private location. Would love to stay here again!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
United States
5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5
We have three kids ages 9-17 and our youngest had a soccer tournament in SLO. As we pondered our options (hotel room, vrbo, etc) we thought we'd give "the Outhouse" a try. My wife booked the details with the owner which included cleaning fee, etc. and managed to convince me it was worth the slight premium over the hotel option.

The Outhouse is located about 15 minutes off the 101 in a lush canyon. You really feel like you are away from it all. The canyon is cool and quiet.

We were met by the owners and their three incredibly social dogs who reside in the house just below the Outhouse. We didn't see them again until we left but it was nice to know they were there in case we needed something.

The Outhouse is an eclectic place; the owner has a ornamental steel background and he clearly put his heart into the structure and surrounding works like the BBQ, wood-fired oven, fire pits, etc. They did an imaginative job repurposing discarded furniture (e.g. File Cabinet into utensils holder) and the whole family found the place fascinating.

What was coolest was that each of our kids enjoyed the property and had enough privacy/space/diversion (basketball, ping pong, grill, Direct TV, 4Square) that they were genuinely bummed out they had to leave.

My daughter left her i-touch in her sheets and the owner sent it right back to us.

Constructively, there is not much to offer, except that living in an "Outhouse" has its trade-offs; it's basically a big barn, so privacy is limited within the structure. Like that's not a factor in a hotel room!

Summing up, to a person our family was delighted with the whole experience. It is very likely we will find our way there again and a certainty we will recommend the Outhouse to our friends and family.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
San Luis Obispo, CA
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
This location is an absolute gem in the heart of one of the most beautiful areas in SLO. Nestled in a quaint valley between San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach the property has a rustic vibe with a modern twist. The "bungalow" provides all the amenities of a resort with the laid back feel of being home. The grounds are well maintained and the views of the surrounding hills make this a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of town. Stay and watch the sunset while sitting around the custom fire pit, it's breathtaking! We would stay here again in a heart beat!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
San Jose
5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect place for our small family of four. The Outhouse is a truly unique place situated in the mountains, but close enough to drive into downtown San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach. The rental property looks like an old barn and has a very quaint rustic charm decorated with antiques, but with all the modern amenities of home - comfortable beds, a fully stocked kitchen, wifi, 2 large flat screen tvs with direct tv, outside seating areas for al fresco dining, an outside fire pit with ample seating. My children 8 and 12 loved the pool table, ping pong table, ladder toss, cards, puzzles and the open areas around the property. There was never a dull moment. This is a great home base for many of the beautiful local areas in the San Luis Obispo area with a lot of local hiking, mountain bike riding and road riding nearby. Perfect place if you want to have a mountain retreat but close enough to get to town within a short drive.

One of the nicest things about staying here were the owners of the property, Jim and Kay. They were gracious hosts and treated us like guests staying in their vacation home. They were so easy to work with from start to finish- very responsive to questions, accommodated an earlier check-in, provided great suggestions for our family outings, helped with the wood burning BBQ. We stayed over the 4rth of July weekend and they even invited us to join their small gathering where our kids could roast marshmallows and eat s'mores. Very warm and inviting people. Jim and Kay live in a home adjacent to the property, but never did we feel like we were lacking privacy. They occasionally checked in to make sure we had what we needed, like any gracious host would, but were never intrusive.

We have stayed in many VBRO rentals and this by far has been one of the best experiences we've had. Thank you Jim and Kay. We can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Yorba Linda
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5
Owners are wonderful to deal with. It is close to the beach and a great place to stay with kids. We have two teenagers and two small children and all of them were happy in the barn. The direct tv and Verizon service worked well despite being in the woods.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

Family time off

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in SLO and at the "Outhouse" it was relaxing, quiet, comfortable, very clean and spacious. We have teenage sons and they were able to shoot pool, play ping pong, shoot baskets and oddly ( how often to teenagers do that? ) play 2 square- all on the property. Kay and Jim were available if needed, but totally left us on our own- unless we asked. I would rate an A+.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 101 - San Luis Obispo
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Avila Beach
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Avila
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Woodstone Marketplace
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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San Luis Obispo Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 18 2014 - Sep 16 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,200
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 27 2014
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
New Years
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
Cal Poly Graduation
Jun 10 2015 - Jun 17 2015
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates quoted are for 4 guests or less. Each additional guest (up to a total of no more than 7 guests) are charged at the rate of $50 per night / per guest

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

San Luis Obispo Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • East Bedroom - 1 queen
    West Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Main Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double futon with nice bedding
    OutHouse - Additional charges apply for more than 4 guests.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
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