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Karen Wren Mead

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Karen Wren Mead

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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MI CASA ES SU CASA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Overview

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

1929 Mission Revival bungalow, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

The house has kept it's charm while at the same time being updated. The size was increased when I bought it in 2000 and is designed to live off a courtyard protected on all 4 sides making it very private. It is on a deep lot which allows for it to be one-story. The kitchen is the heart of the home with room at the counter for 3 as well as 2 comfortable chairs and an ottoman. The range is a new dual-fuel Thermador. Two bedrooms each have their own character; both have queen beds with special mattress and pillow covers for extra protection. There are flat-screen TVs in each. The bathroom has just the right amount of vintage appeal with the original aqua color tile but the rest of the room is all new and improved. The living room is furnished with traditional pieces around the fireplace should you want to use it on a cold or foggy day on the coast. The house really lives off the back where there is a welcoming courtyard with a heater attached to the umbrella pole. Run the fountain if you like to hear the sound of water while you are relaxing. You are just a 10 minute walk from the center of San Luis Obispo in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Wren Mead (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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About Karen Wren Mead

I have lived in SLO for 30+ years. My children are grown and live away and I have no pets. I love that I can walk out the door on a moments notice and lock the house and gate behind me. I am spending more time away at this point and rather than have my house stand empty, I have decided to let it out. It is still my primary residence and the things that are in it are very dear to me. The 2 big chairs and ottoman in the living room came from my childhood home (they've of course, been reupholstered!). A drop leaf table was my mom's and a secretary belonged to my grandmother. I personally needlepointed the seats of the dining chairs, there is art scattered throughout. There are pieces from my travels accessorizing each room. I hope that people who chose to stay in my home appreciate and respect it and feel as comfortable in it as I.

Karen Wren Mead purchased this bungalow in 2000

Why Karen Wren Mead chose San Luis Obispo

About 15 years ago I read about the movement to live in a downtown, whether it be Chicago, New York or a smaller city. The idea really appealed to me since I was living just south of town and as the area was growing, it was taking longer and longer to make the drive in to do errands.

After I began looking, it took over a year to find the house that spoke to me. However, this one I loved was too small at only 1100 sq. ft. so I added on and in so doing, got a large, modern kitchen. There is also a master suite at the back of the house but I will be keeping that locked off. The rest of the house is yours to enjoy!

What makes this bungalow unique

I chose this home because it is in the desirable neighborhood called the Anholm Addition. I have a copy of the building permit from 1929. There is a neighborhood market/deli and a little hidden park. A few blocks over on Foothill Blvd. there is a supermarket, gym, 2 coffee venues, Jamba Juice, multiple casual eateries and a wonderful independently-owned movie rental store. If you go the other way, you are equidistant to downtown with shopping, restaurants, theaters, etc. It is handy to the freeway coming both from the north and south yet there is no freeway noise. The neighborhood is friendly, relaxed and good for walking or biking.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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MI CASA ES SU CASA
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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MI CASA ES SU CASA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485569vb
-8058019790
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Pleasanton CA
5

Garden, Light, Lovely!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have rented many VRBO properties, but this beautiful, happy home surpasses 99% of them. We stayed a week to celebrate our 36th Anniversary and felt it enriched our SLO experience wonderfully. Three top reasons to stay here: 1) location! Close to downtown, restaurants, golf and Cal Poly--don't miss the Performance Arts Center. 2) The beautifully crafted kitchen and plentiful pantry make cooking a joy 3) Views of the patio with outdoor light streaming into the house making you feel that the garden is inside as well as outside. But there is more…comfy beds and plenty of closet space. The bathroom is quaint, well stocked and again has plenty of storage space for visitors. This is a golf enthusiasts ideal location…Dairy Creek is just 4 miles from the house and Morro Bay 12 miles. The little botanical garden near Dairy Creek was a fun stop and one that families would enjoy. Anyone looking for a comfortable, well-cared for, one-of-a-kind home to rent while in SLO should look no further than this wonderful CASA.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Candyce and Dave,
Your comment about the house feeling "happy" is just how I perceive it. I'm so glad that was the vibe that you got while you were here. I know that you were busy with golf as a priority but you also took advantage of other events in the area. It seems you really maximized your time here! It was so fun "chatting" with you as you emailed me with your impressions and activities while you were here; felt like we were old friends.
Keep dancing!
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MI CASA ES SU CASA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485569vb
-8058019790
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
San Luis Obispo
5

San Luis Obispo

  • 5 of 5
Mi Casa is a wonderful rental. The house was very clean and includes a nice outside sitting area with a fountain. It's close to downtown SLO and a short drive to Morro Bay to see the sea otters. The owner was a joy to work with. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like it was an A+ experience for both of us (inside joke).
I was pleased to have you there to use the house and enjoy it as your base as you explored the area. Thank you for being such responsible, thoughtful guests!
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MI CASA ES SU CASA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485569vb
-8058019790
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

Great house with location to match

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to stay while visiting my daughter who goes to Cal Poly!!! The location was perfect. It was equidistant from both Cal Poly and Downtown. Both were within walking distance. I love to cook, so I enjoyed using the large "gourmet" kitchen immensely. It enabled me to prepare some of her favorite dishes. The layout was great. My daughter and I spent all of our time either in the kitchen area or right outside on the private terrace. The rest of the house was equally accommodating. It had large living and dining rooms with 2 very comfortable bedrooms. It took me about an hour to begin to feel right at home. This place was a "home run". As a matter of fact, I've already contacted the owner about returning in the spring.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the house and location as much as I. It is ideally located so that it's easy to walk to downtown, the opposite way to more places for dining/coffee, get up the hill for a hike or in your case, to Cal Poly.
The house is like a hug for me since it has a warm and cozy feeling and the courtyard is an extension of that.
It would be my pleasure to have you and your daughter stay again!
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MI CASA ES SU CASA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485569vb
-8058019790
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
SC
5

A Downtown Oasis

  • 5 of 5
Never having been to San Luis Obispo before, we had no idea. This place is magical. It truly does deserve the title "Happiest Town in the USA". There is so much to do, the pace of the town is just right, and the people are friendly and welcoming. We love it here. Probably the reason we loved it so much is because of staying here at Mi Casa Es Su Casa. This house is an oasis. It's close enough to town to walk and far away enough to not have the noise and busy-ness. The owner has created a beautiful place to rest and relax....the house is spacious and beautiful. The kitchen has everything you need to fix a gourmet meal and then enjoy it outside on the enclosed patio. The heated dining area and the water feature add to the oasis feel. This has been a real joy to be here for this month. Really don't want to leave. We hope to return this winter and continue our exploration of this beautiful part of the Central Coast of CA. And this is the perfect place to stay while exploring. Thank you so much for making your place available.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What wonderful language you have used to describe your stay in SLO and my house. Yes, we agreed early on that it is a win-win situation on both sides. I have been very fortunate to have caring, responsible guests and you have had your own "casa", much more homey and roomy than staying in a hotel. I hope when you return, I can meet you both!

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Luna Red
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Dairy Creek
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak in San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Luna Red
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: not necessary

For 30 years, SLO has had a weekly downtown Farmer's Market. It is held every Thursday night, year 'round. From my home it's an easy walk and you can use my French wicker market basket with wheels to bring your produce home. The city was given the Great American Main Street award in 1999; this award is only given to 5 US cities each year.

There is wine tasting from Santa Maria to Paso Robles with hundreds of wineries/tasting rooms, within about a half hour of SLO. Avila or Pismo are the places to go for sand, sun and surfing. Morro Bay offers boating,kayaking and surfing. From my home you can walk to Cerro San Luis in 10 minutes for a hike; there are numerous other hiking trails around. Check out the cultural scene at the Center for the Performing Arts, SLO Little Theatre or the Great American Melodrama. We have outdoor concerts, art galleries, a Children's Museum and Botanical Garden. Hearst Castle is 1 hour north with funky little Cayucos and Cambria on the way and there are several places along the coast that offer whale watching. Try golfing at Morro Bay Golf Course known as 'The poor man's Pebble Beach' or at any other of the 11 courses. Relax in the courtyard and listen to the fountain and birds.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $4,000 Per month

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $69
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Cancellation policy is full refund less $300.00 if cancelled within 60 days of scheduled stay. On a case-by-case basis if within 60 days.

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Amenities

Amenities

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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