About this listing
This charming home, situated within walking distance of downtown yet sheltered from the noise of bars and traffic, will more than meet the needs of those who come to enjoy the "Happiest town in America"
Charming Craftsman Bungalow with stunning views of San Luis Obispo and its surrounding hills in quiet desirable neighborhood. Walking distance (15 mins) to downtown and train station (5 mins). spacious open-plan living room, fully updated kitchen. The guest room is 12x12 ft with en-suite bathroom, comfy queen sized bed with iron bedstead, closet and additional wardrobe. High ceilings and wood floors add to the charm. Note that additional guest/s in the same party could be accommodated in an adjacent room on trundle/day bed, sharing the bathroom. The house has wifi access, a beautiful porch where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine while taking in a beautiful sunset. The hostess, originally from UK, has been a SLO County resident for 15 years, loves her neighborhood and is happy to supply details of local attractions. Guests have some access to the kitchen and refrigerator with host's prior approval, also self service coffee/tea. Washer and dryer available for fee of $5 per load. Plenty of parking which can be an issue in SLO! . Absolutely no smoking. Pets may be accommodated under certain circumstances, negotiable. Plenty of hiking, 10 minutes drive to the ocean, SLO also offers wine tasting, theater, great restaurants and so much more. Note that there is a trundle bed in the study which may be available for child or additional adult. Discuss with hostess. Also during summer and high season times, 2 night minimum on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends. That said, I have been known to take last minute bookings for one night, so if you are desperate, go ahead and try me!
Note: sometimes I am away and you will have the place to yourself. Of course if that is the case you have access to make your own breakfast. At other times my fiance stays with me, but we are both respectful of your space.
The front door has a keypad entry that requires a code to unlock it which I will give you prior to arrival. Just dial in the code and the door unlocks. To lock behind you when you leave, just push the padlock icon on the keypad. There is a key hidden at the back of the house in the event there is a problem with the key pad. Please make sure you know where the key is hidden and return it at the end of your stay. Also please park in front of the house unless advised otherwise.
Interaction with guests
If I am not going to be home when you arrive or depart, please make sure you are clear on how to enter the house and how to lock up on departure.
I do live in the house and I often enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine with my guests when time permits and when we find it mutually agreeable.
Other things to note
As we are in a severe drought, please limit water usage as much as possible. For instance, take shorter showers, about 5 minutes.
This Is an older home with older plumbing. Only judicious use of toilet paper and nothing else to be flushed down toilet.
Arrangements must be made with hostess for use of washer/dryer. There is a $5 fee.
Pets to be negotiated on an individual basis, there will be an additional $10 a night, plus a damage deposit required in some circumstances.
Quiet between 11 PM and 7 AM. This includes the shower as the extractor fan is noisy.
No use of kitchen after 9 PM without prior permission of hostess. If you use the kitchen, please clean up any and all dishes etc. I will clear breakfast dishes only, the rest is up,to you. Wash them and put them away or place in dishwasher.
Check in negotiable depending on circumstances. Check out by 11 though luggage can be left till noon.
If you want to use the bathtub (as opposed to shower) please check with hostess. A $5 fee is charged due to extreme drought.
Use of kitchen should be discussed prior to arrival and is dependent on it being left in the condition you found it each day. You may place items in the refrigerator, don't forget them when you leave. If the kitchen is not cleaned after use, an additional $20 will be required per day it is left dirty. I will deal with breakfast dishes, for any others please wash and put away yourselves.
If additional guests/children are sleeping in the extra study room on the day bed/trundle, the hostess reserves the right to enter during the day if she needs to get something from the desk or use the printer.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I am a semi retired RN with a second career as an actress. Originally English, I have lived in the US for 30+ years. I was widowed at a relatively young age, then remarried but am now single again. I am very social, love people, and have many interests including fitness (hiking, sculling, gym), skiing, travel, and of course acting.