OUTHOUSE...AN EXTREMELY COOL BARN

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Jim Miller

Speaks english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • 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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Property Reviews

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OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
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San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

This is no ordinary outhouse!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
During a week-long trip through northern and central California, we were looking for a variety of interesting and unique places to stay with our two teenage daughters. When my husband found the Outhouse, we knew it fit the bill. But what we found when we arrived was SO much more than was advertised. Immediately upon our arrival, we were met in the driveway by the owner and their three friendly dogs. She gave us an extensive tour of the Outhouse and pointed out all of its wonderful, quirky attributes. It's even more intriguing than the VRBO photos show! The barn was lovingly hand-built by her husband out of all reclaimed materials, including the sliding metal doors, the beams, the sinks and faucets, the furniture and the restaurant-quality kitchen appliances. It's really more of a museum, than a home. My favorite item was the vintage ice cream freezer. My husband, of course, admired the intense grill, also built by the owner. But not only was this property extraordinary, it was also beautifully situated in the SLO hills and extremely comfortable. The owners are so hospitable and helpful, it goes beyond words. He got the grill fired up for us in an instant and even brought us ice from their own home. The following afternoon, while out on a tour of the Hearst Castle, he texted us to remind us of the Thursday night SLO farmers' market (a must-see). They are such lovely hosts, it makes you not want to leave! If I have one tiny complaint, and it's minimal, I would say that the water pressure in the shower was a bit weak. But, then again, on a remote property like that, it's a wonder they have running water at all, not to mention all of the other amenities they so graciously provide, so who's to complain. Thank you for a highly memorable stay and easily the best "home away from home" on our journey! We hope to visit you again.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
business
OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

Great Place Great Time Great Owners

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
We stayed at the Outhouse for our 3 day trip to San Luis Obispo. The Architectural elements and interior décor are amazing. I absolutely loved the structure and the property. The owners are on the ball and helpful with touring recommendations. I'm a dad, and I took my kids there without my wife. They had a fantastic time hiking, playing ping pong, pool, basketball and fooling around with the dogs. I love the property and I can't wait to go back. The perfect place to stay if you are coming to San Luis Obispo.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

A uniquely wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I've never reviewed anything on the internet, no product or service or anything else. I'm writing this, though, because the outhouse is such a uniquely wonderful place to visit.

First, the location. It's a few miles up a canyon in a beautiful rural setting. It's only 5 minutes from Avila Beach and 10-15 to SLO yet it's quiet & secluded: no highway noise, beautiful starry skies, and yet so close to several attractions. The property is lovely with a nice view of ridgeline, and 2 really uniquely designed patio/sitting areas.

Second, the house. I wish I had sufficient vocabulary to describe it. The best I can do is "cool" or "retro" but it's so much better than that. The photos on this page give you a feel for it but the reality is nicer than the pics indicate. It's delightfully ramshackle, made mainly of salvaged materials, and is so pleasant to be in. Whether you're relaxing in peace or enjoying a family meal & some laughs, the space is very comfortable.

Third, the people. Jim & Kay are excellent hosts -- warm, inviting, genuine. This is no mere transaction at an anonymous hotel, it's an invitation into their home. Typically a service provider thanks the customer, and Jim & Kay certainly did so, but we also thank them for the privilege of enjoying their singularly beautiful homestead.

My only regret is that we should have stayed longer. We're going back at first opportunity.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We had an amazing time! This place is perfect and beautiful in every way! So clean, comfortable, and secluded from all the hustle and bustle, but close to everything we love to do. Jim and Kay are wonderful hosts and think of it all when providing what is needed in a home away from home. We couldn't of picked a more perfect place! None of us were ready to leave and hope to return again sometime. Thank you for a special time!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
OutHouse...an extremely cool barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480674vb
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Trabuco Canyon
5

Loved the Outhouse!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
What a great little getaway! My family and I really enjoyed our time at the Outhouse. It had everything we needed. We loved the location...secluded and rustic, but close enough to get into town for dinner/shopping. Jim and Kay were so friendly and helpful, greeting us as we arrived and saying goodbye as we left. We will definitely try to come back in the near future!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
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

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 Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$300
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,750
2 nights
 
Discounts: 4 nights or more: $275 Nightly
 
Cal Poly Graduation
Jun 10 - Jun 16
$350
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69.00
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

San Luis Obispo Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
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 7
  • 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:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • 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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