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Downtown Gem with Courtyard

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Old Town Historic District House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Nestled in one of the nicest neighborhoods in San Luis Obispo, this recently remodeled 2 bedroom/ 1 bath house rests between SLO’s hip Railroad Square and the historic downtown.

The property sleeps 4 comfortably. Both bedrooms are sunny and furnished with beautiful golden birds-eye-maple. Bed linens are 100% cotton and sheets are line-dried (weather permitting).The lovely queen sleeps two and the second bedroom (which sleeps 2-3) has a double sleigh bed and twin.

Shower or soak in a retro tub complete with original pink tile. Lavender bath crystals provided. Afterwords bundle up in a cotton terrycloth robe. A comfortable bench for toweling dry doubles as a changing table for the little ones.

Living room has a variety of English and Spanish books for adults and a great bilingual library for kids! A mixture of classic English and Spanish Videos and DVDs make up the eclectic movie library. Many for children also.

A separate desk area (lit nicely during the day by a skylight) has multiple outlets for your various technological gadgets to charge and makes for a nice study should you need to bring any work along during your stay.

The kitchen has a French farmhouse feel. Gourmet cooks will appreciate the large, vintage gas range and French style hood with adjustable lighting and venting. The open floor plan allows you to socialize easily with your guests in the living room or the dining nook with views out to the Mediterranean-inspired courtyard. Fresh herbs are easily accessible and elderberries (mint too) for fresh tea. The pantry is usually stocked with staples such as flour. sugar, olive oil and vinegar, salt, pepper, spices and coffee.

This home is sunny, restful and welcoming.

When not traveling, the hospitable owner can be found in the studio on the property. When she’s in town expect homemade lemonade upon arrival.

Keywords: casita, single level, bungalow, patio, fruit trees, landscape, fireplace, full kitchen, bathtub, open floor plan, walking distance, downtown, train station, wood floors, cozy, vintage, cottage, shabby chic, charming, european

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: spanish, Spanish, some Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About The Owner

I am an avid world traveler which is my passion. When not traveling, I enjoy the 'SLO' life and spend my time with hobbies like cooking, designing, and hiking the surrounding hills. I am happy to be of assistance if needed and/or be your concierge.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose San Luis Obispo

I chose this home because of its sunny rooms and ideal location to walking downtown and nearby outdoor activities and beaches. I love being able to look out and see San Luis Mtn. from the front porch swing. The weather is almost always perfect and there is always something fun to do in this area.

What makes this house unique

All within walking distance, there are great restaurants, tapas and coffee bars, boutiques, Farmers' Market (Thursdays), summer concerts in Mission Plaza and movie houses (The Palm Theater shows foreign films!). But if you venture out a little further, we have incredible day trips such as: Morro Bay for whale watching and other sea life, Big Sur for world class vistas, Avila Beach for surfing and swimming and sunbathing. Even Santa Barbara is just only an hour and a half away! But the best part of this house is coming back from a great outing and relaxing with friends or family in the cheerful, cozy atmosphere, or waking to the sound of the Mission chimes downtown.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Downtown Gem with Courtyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
San Jose, CA

5 Star+++

  • 5 of 5

Jaime is the best host ever! We could not have asked for a better stay - we felt so welcome and taken care of! Every detail was thought of which made for a very nice and relaxing weekend! The house is casual and comfortable. The patio so inviting and we loved sitting on the front porch swing! And, I can't say enough about the location of the house. We walked the short walk to downtown each morning, got our coffee at Scout (try the Whisky flavoring)!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belmont, CA

We will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a perfect stay at Jamie's fantastic vacation home. We were down there with our boys visiting Cal Poly & we could not have had a better home base for our visit. The location is perfect (just a short walk to downtown & the Amtrak station), and the home has so much charm and character. It is impeccably clean, and Jamie has thought of every detail in terms of anticipating any needs that a guest might have. The beds & furniture are all so comfortable, the outside patio is such a peaceful retreat, we loved sitting on the front porch swing, the neighborhood is fantastic, and there are so many wonderful books, magazines & movie videos to choose from--everything about the home is just so inviting! It is obvious that Jamie has put her heart and soul into making this not just a decent vacation rental, but her guests' home away from home. We only wish we could have stayed longer! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

A repeat performance!

  • 5 of 5

Spent our second consecutive month of January at Jamie's house and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The comfortable bedrooms and living room and well equipped kitchen made spending time at "home" a pleasure when we weren't exploring the many neighbouring towns and natural attractions. Jamie was her usual attentive self in suggesting things to do and keeping us supplied with local lemons and oranges. And yes, we will be back next January.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cosy stay for our family of four. A short Walk to downtown, Thursday night farmers market, neighborhood Thai restaurant and coffee shop. We were made to feel at home by the owner and given excellent restaurant and activity suggestions. The kids enjoyed the front porch swing and game of horseshoes in the front yard. My wife and I enjoyed the outdoor courtyard, kitchen and fireplace. We can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Charming house in a beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two daughters and I were only able to stay a couple of days in this beautiful little house, but had a wonderful stay and felt thoroughly comfortable the whole time. The house is even more charming in person, with a wonderfully cozy fireplace for cool mornings, lovely courtyard, front porch, comfortable beds and all of the necessities. Jamie is a thoughtful hostess indeed. We enjoyed a coffee shop just a few blocks away and some restaurants and shops downtown. If we hadn't been taking advantage of lazy vacation days, we might've cooked more than breakfast in the well-equipped kitchen! Our whole family agreed that the property was far superior to staying in hotel rooms - once you've seen one, you've seen most. If the photos/description intrigue you, you won't be disappointed. It was everything promised and more. Thank you Jamie!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmette, IL

Truly a "gem" of a place!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month-long stay here in SLO! Jamie's care & enthusiasm were apparent the minute we walked in the door - from the charming decor, to the (very) comfortable bed & bathroom, the highly functional kitchen & the delightful patio - it was all so thoughtfully designed & managed. Jamie is a delightful & considerate hostess, having provided insights into the town & surrounding areas, as well as restaurant recommendations galore. We took full advantage of the "close to downtown" location on a daily basis but were surprised at how quiet & peaceful the neighborhood is at night. We couldn't have been happier with this rental & look forward to returning again & again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Luis Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Several to choose from
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
San Luis Obispo Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Roma
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Morro Bay

Farmers' Market, wine tasting, Sycamore Mineral Hot Springs, Elephant Seal Reserve, Hearst Castle, Children's Museum, Whale Watching, Dinosaur Caves in Shell Beach, Cambria's Art Galleries


Rates & Availability

Old Town Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Fall/ Winter
Oct 12 2016 - Nov 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change. Cleaning fee of $100 will be applied to total.

Payment is made by check to owner. Two checks are required - one for rental and one for a $300.00 damage deposit (damage deposit check is just held until rental period is over).

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Old Town Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top, but firm/ supportive, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
bathtub, fireplace, courtyard, outdoor dining, herb garden, ipod docking station, children's toys and blocks, Scrabble, Pictionary. Great desk area for adults or children to do artwork. Lots of colored pencils, stencils and stamps!

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