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Buchon Cottage--In The Heart of Historic Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only


About the property

100-year Old Cottage In Historic Neighborhood--3 Minute Walk to Downtown

The Central Coast is arguably the most beautiful and unspoiled area of the California Coastline, and San Luis Obispo is the Heart of the Central Coast. Named “The Happiest City in America” by National Geographic and featured on Oprah’s TV show, SLO-Town, as the locals call it, earns that designation with a vibrant and historic downtown bristling with great restaurants and shops, but devoid of the big chain establishments which so often destroy the character of small towns. With over 30,000 students in Cal Poly and Cuesta College, the town maintains an air of youthfulness and innovation.

What Do You Guys Do In San Luis Obispo?

• Walk around the Thursday Night Farmer’s Market

which supports our farm-to-table culinary lifestyle

• Go wine-tasting at over 200 wineries in the area

including Paso Robles now being touted as the next

Napa Valley

• Take a kayak out into Morro Bay

• Visit beautiful Avila Beach and soak in mineral hot


• Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway and see Cayucos, a beach town where time has stood still since the 50s, and Cambria, where a forest of old pine trees meets the craggy coastline. Further up the road you’ll find Hearst Castle and a beach filled with giant elephant seals at the start of California’s world famous Big Sur which ends in Carmel and Monterey

• Drive down Highway 101 and visit Pismo Beach, old town Arroyo Grande, or all the way to Santa Barbara

• If you’re fit and love the outdoors, there are endless opportunities for cycling, surfing, golfing, kayaking, and playing in the sand dunes. And hiking is our specialty. From the ancient volcanoes of the Nine Sisters to Montaña de Oro State Park, you will find hikes for all levels of fitness

How’s The Weather?

• So glad you asked. San Luis Obispo enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate all year with an average of 315 days of sunshine and average temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s in the Summer and high 60s in the Winter

About Buchon Cottage

This 100 year old house could not possibly be in a better location. In less than a 5-minute walk you are in the center of downtown with all the restaurants, bars, and cafes you would ever want. Buchon Street is clearly the most attractive neighborhood in town, lined with restored Victorian and Craftsman homes, many with historical designation. You can leave the car at home if you just want to kick back and enjoy the town as the Amtrak station is just a short walk away.

While the exterior retains its vintage look, the interior is a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for gourmet or casual cooking.

The living room features a 50 inch plasma TV and an awesome audio-visual system. The bedroom features a platform California King bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress and also has a flat screen and DVD player. The sitting room has a workstation and a futon which opens to a queen bed.

More Details

Roy Bruder
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Roy Bruder

I retired 20 years ago and am now a full time world traveler but always return to SLO-Town when I circle around to this part of the globe. This photo, taken in Alberobello, Italy, is me with my 3 loves--my 2 beautiful daughters and my '76 Westfalia Bus.

Roy Bruder purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Roy Bruder chose San Luis Obispo

I have been coming to SLO for many years and renting small historic homes and always wanted to have my own. After watching the very few old homes that occasionally pop up on the market for years I saw 885 Buchon and knew it was the one. It needed lots of work but I thoroughly enjoyed the remodeling process, with more to come in the near future. The location and proximity to downtown was a major factor for me, as I would much rather walk than drive.

What makes this cottage unique

Location is the number one benefit of Buchon Cottage. To be able to stroll a few minutes and be in the center of downtown SLo whether for the Farmers Market or a night out dining is a pleasure.


Old Town Historic District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 916 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sitting Room with Queen Futon and Workstation
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Buchon Cottage--In The Heart of Historic Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Bend, Oregon

Beautiful February

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful, easy, and relaxed February in Buchon Cottage. Roy has covered all the comfort and convenience bases. Great escape from the cold, and it was so exciting to be able to walk to coffee, yoga, Farmers Market, and the SLO restaurants. A definite do over. Highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, well represented on the rental page

  • 5 of 5

Property is well maintained and is well described on the rental page. The cottage is excellent for a couple with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable furniture and bedding. Plenty of space to spread out and small, but nice outdoor seating too.

It is close to downtown, quiet, and has off street parking, a plus in this area.

Communication from the property owner was prompt and always helpful. Never had to call or email a second time for any information.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best rental in historic SLO

  • 5 of 5

Buchon Cottage is ideally situated in historic San Luis on a quiet residential street. It is a short pleasant walk through the beautiful neighborhood to downtown. This bright but cozy 100 year old house is fully renovated with all modern conveniences yet retains the charm of a California bungalow. The ability to pick fresh vegies in the backyard garden is a thoughtful touch provided by the owner. We thoroughly enjoyed our month long stay in this well-appointed rental house. The perfect choice in nearly every way!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ideally located quality accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Location is as good as can be. Just a few minutes walk to downtown yet located in a quiet residential area filled with beautiful old houses. Buchon cottage is very comfortable, even for a family. Nicely renovated to a high standard and fully equipped with all you need (and then some). We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in San Luis Obispo and having such good accommodation certainly contributed to our experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lighthouse Point, FL

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent location, close to downtown, but on a quiet street, not too far from 2 parks. The house is nicely decorated and includes everything you could want: a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room, comfortable beds, large TVs, a great shower. Also includes a large selection of DVDs. We had a wonderful 10 day stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautifully remodeled (my brother lived in it before Roy bought it)! We looked for hotels but this place was comparable in price and the location could not be beat. It is a stone's throw from downtown which made renting a car unnecessary! We travelled with our 8 1/2 month old and it was quick and easy to put all of the nice decor out of reach. Our kiddo loved looking at the garden in back, there was plenty of privacy, and everything was extremely comfortable. If we're in town again, we'll absolutely be looking this place up.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Old Town Historic District Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100

Monthly rental period begins on the 1st of each month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Luis Obispo Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Avila Beach Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Over 100 Restaurants
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: not necessary


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