Where to stay around San Luis Obispo?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 913 vacation rentals near San Luis Obispo. From 479 Houses to 221 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near San Luis Obispo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to San Luis Obispo?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Luis Obispo:

  • Downtown: 40 vacation rentals
  • Old Town Historic District: 43 vacation rentals
  • Railroad District: 44 vacation rentals
  • Los Osos: 179 vacation rentals
  • Pismo Heights: 170 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to San Luis Obispo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in San Luis Obispo. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • California Polytechnic State University: 1,038 vacation rentals
  • Reservoir Canyon Trail: 1,000 vacation rentals
  • El Chorro Regional Park: 1,061 vacation rentals
  • San Luis Obispo Superior Court: 990 vacation rentals
  • San Luis Obispo County Library: 988 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Luis Obispo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Luis Obispo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 479 Houses in San Luis Obispo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Luis Obispo include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 221 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 53 rentals available
  • Cabins: 53 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San Luis Obispo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 95 vacation rentals with pool available in San Luis Obispo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    San Luis Obispo: the happiest city in America

    Roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California’s Central Coast, San Luis Obispo or SLO is one of California's oldest communities. It’s a fun destination for beaches, hiking, great food, brewery tours, and California Polytechnic State University. And, according to National Geographic and Oprah Winfrey, it’s the happiest place in America. Book a San Luis Obispo vacation rental to see what all the fuss is about and feel the buzz of this merry, vibrant part of California.

    Ocean fun in San Luis Obispo

    Based in a San Luis Obispo vacation rental, you’ll be less than 15 miles away from the Pacific Ocean. Head northwest to the wild, windswept beach and tidal bay of Morro State Park for shore fishing, kayaking, SUP, hiking, and biking trails. Head south and you’ll reach the blue waters and beachfront community of Avila Beach on the San Luis Obispo Bay. There you’ll find a seafront boardwalk, golf, hot springs, and, when in season, whale watching. After catching the ocean breeze, you can explore downtown San Luis Obispo’s boutiques, vintage stores, independent cafés, craft breweries, and family-friendly attractions like the tantalizing food markets.

    Explore central San Luis Obispo

    Mission San Luis Obispo has greeted travelers across many turbulent and fascinating eras. This historic Spanish mission dates back to the late 1700s, and, located in downtown San Luis Obispo on Mission Plaza, it’s also home to a museum. One of San Luis Obispo’s more usual and controversial landmarks is Bubblegum Alley, which is literally an alleyway whose walls are covered in pieces of chewed gum. For something a little more cerebral, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art focuses on work by contemporary California artists.

    San Luis Obispo’s pleasant climes

    San Luis Obispo enjoys a comfortable climate, with temperatures rarely soaring above 90 degrees, or dipping below freezing. For most of the year, when you stay at a San Luis Obispo vacation rental, you can expect beautiful sunny skies and a moderate climate. In summer, daytime highs are usually in the relatively moderate 80s. Winter sees daytime highs in the 60s and 70s, and crisp, clear nights – so there is no excuse not to get outdoors and enjoy San Luis Obispo’s beautiful scenery all year-round.

    Encounters with nature at San Luis Obispo

    You can enjoy mountain hikes and the ocean from your San Luis Obispo vacation rental. Clamber up Cerro San Luis Obispo, or Madonna Mountain, to enjoy breathtaking views of the town. Avila Beach, a short drive from your San Luis Obispo vacation rental, is the perfect jumping-off point for kayaking and paddle-boarding trips. If you’re lucky, you might spot seals, otters, sea lions, pelicans, and even whales. The neighboring beach by the historic Port San Luis lighthouse is another great whale-watching spot. Bikers can make the trek to Avila Beach on 2 wheels by biking the Bob Jones Trail that runs along the San Luis Obispo Creek to the bay.