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Cindy Rucker

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

SLO Wine Country Getaway

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


San Luis Obispo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) but haas bunkbed if needed.

Extremely spacious and newly remodeled 1 bedroom near main house. Natural light and large trees make this a lovely getaway in wine country. Hardwood floors, high beamed ceilings, easy bicycle access to town and the beach. Studio also includes back patio to enjoy the lovely California weather.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cindy Rucker (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Cindy Rucker

We are local newspaper owners and raised our family in the main house. We have used the studio as a rental unit up until now but decided to remodel it and use it as a vacation getaway based on the advice of many friends. We would like to meet people who might want to swap houses later as well.

Cindy Rucker purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Cindy Rucker chose Central Coast California

The Central Coast is the best part of California. Not only are we out in Edna Valley wine country we are also only 4 miles from the beach. Outdoor activities abound and downtown is full of fabulous restaurants and boutique shopping. We have had some friends visit SLO up to ten times without every beginning to do the same thing twice.

What makes this cottage unique

The space is awesome with tons of light, high ceilings and big trees. Great place to go on a long walk. Spring and summer we have fresh vegetables to offer. Plan one day of beach combing and pick up fresh ahi on the pier, plan another day for wine tasting, another day to enjoy downtown shopping and dining and a final day meandering up the coast to see Hearst Castle.


based on 34 traveler reviews

SLO Wine Country Getaway
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews

Sweet SLO Vacay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for touring SLO, Pismo and Avila. Very clean and spacious "cottage" located off the main road. Cindy was an extremely gracious hostess. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and a tasty treat. The gas fireplace was the perfect chill spot for a.m. coffee or p.m. tea. We would book this rental again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting SLO and the Rucker's accommodations were just perfect. Quite a spacious and comfortable unit. We loved being able to fix ourselves an easy meal overlooking the patio. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils. We very much enjoyed ourselves and would not hesitate to book this rental again should the occasion arise.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynn Haven

It was awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

The VRBO photos are very, very nice....but in real life, the place is much better than the photos depict. There was a full bottle of wine and fresh cut flowers waiting for us, as well as other treats during our stay. The gas fireplace/furnace was lovely for a winter-time stay, so it was very nice to sip tea and rock by the fire. The kitchen was completely stocked with all the pots, pans, dishes and utensils that we could possibly need. We could have cooked Christmas dinner there! The large living room had an abundance of space that allowed my wife and I plenty of room to visit with 6 other family members and friends. When I stay at other rentals, I'm always worried about "what will the bathroom be like?" This one turned out perfect. Never ran out of hot water as well. The studio is minutes away from any and everything in SLO. And the additional bunk beds worked out well for our son to visit with us. There is parking for two cars off the street, which is a very quiet street as well. The studio is fancifully decorated with a large screen TV and available DVDs. Had it been spring, summer or fall, it would have been nice to have our meals on the fenced (and private) patio, but unfortunately we were there just in time for a rainy, winter hopefully we'll get to return for a summer season. The hosts are extremely nice, generous and helpful. We will definitely check their schedule for our next trip back to SLO, even before we book airline tickets.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Ruckers

  • 5 of 5

We were at this VRBO for a wine weekend getaway. The location was perfect, the home was comfortable, spatious for a couple, and in a great location for outdoor activities as well as biking to the wine country wineries. The space was private, with a lovely patio area and sunset view out of the bedroom windows.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Something for Everyone

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for three months while we waited for the purchase of our new home in SLO to go through. We were making the move from the Bay Area. We absolutely loved our time here - The Ruckers truly provided us with a home. My husband, myself, our toddler son, and our dog stayed in this spacious unit together and we all fit just fine. The back patio was a great area for my son to play during the day and for us to BBQ at night. Our dog loved the neighborhood walks and our son loved getting to know the neighborhood horses. Bob and Cindy were kind enough to share fruits and veggies with us every week, and although they give you all the space and privacy you need, they are quick to answer any questions and help resolve any issues you might have. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly, but best of all centrally located! There's a farm stand on the corner where you can buy eggs, fruits, veggies and so much more. The beach is 6 miles away, downtown SLO is 4 miles away, and the wineries are pretty much across the street. The unit is outfitted with everything you could ever need - Wifi, cable, all cooking utensils, linens, etc. Just bring your clothes and some food. This place has it all, and we'll definitely be recommending it to anyone who comes and visits us in our new city. :)

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

"The Getaway," as its called by its owner, is ideally located; it's five minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, and also five minutes from Pismo Beach and other ocean communities. Oh, and down the street, are a couple of vineyards!

Bring your clothing and any wanted foodstuffs, and you'll be all set. Virtually all kitchen utensils and supplies are provided, as well as all bathroom needs. In fact, so much thought has went into providing guests with everything they might need, there's even light-reading material located near the toilet!

Your hosts, Cindy and Bob, are totally unobtrusive-they're there if you need them - in fact, they're a great resource if you have questions about the area - otherwise, you're on your own, and won't be disturbed.

This is as closed to a home away from home that you're likely to find. I just spent a month there, and I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
San Luis Obispo Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Avila Beach
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Downtown San Luis
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 227
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Spirit of San Luis or Kumi Ko Sushi
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Sierra Summit
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Pismo Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the Heart of beautiful Edna Valley Wine Region you are 4 miles from beautiful Pacific Ocean Beaches and 3 miles from Historic Downtown San Luis Obispo. Wineries blanket the area.


Rates & Availability

San Luis Obispo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.5%

There is a $200 deposit due at booking. Total rental due 60 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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San Luis Obispo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Full size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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