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OutHouse...Forest Bathing in an extremely cool barn

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Our OutHouse is a very comfortable and architecturally pleasing fully insulated two bedroom barn with full bath and gourmet kitchen...along with our adjacent Barn Loft and Bunkalow offer a total of 3000 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and delightfully private sleeping for 10-12.

The OutHouse was recently designed and constructed to a great extent with high quality re-purposed materials. The OutHouse is very substantial, well insulated, boasts steel windows and doors.

The Barn Loft and Bunkalow also are recently completed and as well afford the utilization of primarily re-purposed building materials however the design and furnishings are a bit more refined than the OutHouse.

The views and vibe are great and the property is ideally located in a rural setting between SLO and Avila Beach.

The patios, garden, bbq and outdoor shower and additional 'half bath' located in our Garden Kitchen area are always appreciated by our guests...

More Details

Jim Miller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Jim Miller

Jim and Kay

Why Jim Miller chose San Luis Obispo

magical East/West valley with a big sky, beautiful views, vibrant oak forest and dynamic lighting

What makes this estate unique

weather and natural landscape is awesome


San Luis Obispo Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower (RainBox) in private enclosure on back patio
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This 1/2 bath is in Garden Kitchen 75' away from OutHouse
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Bath located within the OutHouse off of Living Room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • East Bedroom - 1 queen
    West Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Main Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double futon with nice bedding
    OutHouse - Additional charges apply for additional guests
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(58 traveler reviews)

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OutHouse...Forest Bathing in an extremely cool barn
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 58 reviews

A truly special place!

  • 5 of 5

Such a joy to discover something out of the ordinary for a long weekend getaway-what a find! We loved the location - a quiet canyon oasis - and the house is delightful, so unique. The "Outhouse" is so comfortable and well-appointed and the architecture and vintage salvage treasures are lots of fun to explore. Loved the outdoor shower and gathering spaces. Close enough to Avila Beach and SLO, but a nice and peaceful place to get away from it all. The hosts are lovely people (of course they are to share such a wonderful place with the public)! Thanks for all you have done to make it so special. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ormond Beach Florida

Perfect Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Every detail was thought of!! The building has architectural details you will never see anywhere else... Beautiful and rustic..The beds are really comfortable and there are lots of fun things to do.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very uncommon property, loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the quiet, open land that this guest home sits on. We loved the owners, and their detail to the very cool finish of this rustic, unique. My wife and kids loved it. We also loved the outdoor shower that was like a warm water fall, and we loved the pool table and ping pong and the sweet dogs that hung around and protected us from the wild turkeys and deer :)

We would love to come back again. Such a great trip. Everything was also very clean and well described by the notes and guest book. Very well done.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot, quiet and relaxing....

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful job the Millers have done with this property and the accommodations! Friendly and discreet, they were completely attentive to our every want and whim. The Outhouse was charming and functional, fun and cozy. I love what Jim has done with all the building and grounds. It was perfect for our needs while we attended a wedding in the area and then took some extra days to play around in the area. We loved it and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salinas, CA

beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous location and very fun "OutHouse", we loved it! Very comfortable, fun to be at, lots to do and we'd love to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply put, it was perfect for us! So unique and such fun!

  • 5 of 5

We chose the OutHouse at first glance as it totally suited our occasion to be in San Luis Obispo - our son's wedding. His wedding was at the Spreafico Farm, reception in the barn, so finding a barn for us to enjoy with our friends from Ireland was just a perfect match.

Our hosts could not have been more friendly and welcoming - willing to chat with us about the unique character of their property, which is a sight to see in and of itself. We are all enamored with the outdoor shower, and we have each resolved to add one to our property at home! So lovely to shower under the stars and the oaks!

The kitchen was a treat to work in, and there was everything we needed. The total dark and quiet at night (also quiet during the day) was so restful, which was a lovely antidote to the activity of the wedding!

We had some lively games of pool and table tennis and enjoyed an amazing dinner cooking on the outdoor BBQ. And we all slept very, very well!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 101 - San Luis Obispo
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Woodstone Marketplace
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Other than Special Holiday Rates, the Rates quoted are for 2 guests or less. Each additional guest (up to a total of no more than 7 guests) are then charged at the rate of $50 per night / per guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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