About This Listing
Even if my calendar seems 'full' for your target date get in touch anyway, we can often handle more than the site indicates.
TOT taxes (10%) are collected upon arrival. Our pricing is based on beds/rooms used. One bed in one room is $85. Additional people are $15 each if using the same room.
Camping with your own gear is $25/person or $35/couple.
If you state your needs (beds and rooms needed) when contacting us we can reduce the flurry of emails!
Sustainability and conservation are hallmarks of our lifestyle here. Tight showers are very critical for conservation.
This unique property is charming to those with eclectic tastes. Very quiet neighborhood yet just a 15 minute walk to the middle of downtown. We have private rooms (not large!) for singles, doubles and we can even accommodate kids and pets; and there is camping, either on our lawn or decks in back. Most of our beds are firm, comfortable foam padding on wood; you'll be sleeping on clean custom tie-dyed sheets made (by us) for Earth Day. Sunset views to the west and our most elegant of the Seven Sisters Mountains is superb.
We are a short walk to downtown with food and drink available nearby in the historic RR district.
We have three small dogs and a cat, all friendly.
This place is rustic, funky, artistic and a work in progress. There are some loose ends, a few weeds sharing the large and semi wild garden, and projects in progress. A few Daddy Longlegs and some other harmless spiders keep the fly population down. This is not an antiseptic, sterile environment. We don't have fifty pillows on the bed to drive you nuts, we have one pillow/person.
We practice respect for the planet and real conservation of resources to reduce our carbon footprint. At no loss to creature comfort we urge all our guests to respect our desires to offer a unique experience while consuming less in the process- in that way you honor yourself, your hosts and our Earth that gives us everything we have.
We also have BBQ facilities and plenty of wood if you desire to cook and eat here in that manner. High-speed wireless is available as well as a small archery range with three bows and many arrows if you want to sharpen your zen skills.
SLO is a special place at the very top of Southern California with great weather and many cultural events and outdoor activities that include hiking, biking, ocean thingies like surfing, tanning and dune exploring. There are streams and lakes as well, one lake right in town! We have one of the few drive-in theaters (The Sunset) left in the USA (marvelous swap meet there early Sunday mornings). We have the only solar powered theater in the USA (The Palm Theater) that runs foreign films and the few quality American made films. Our historic Fremont theater is a fantastic 1100 seat Art Deco movie house from 1942 where first run movies and many live events are held. The town is alive with many locally owned coffee places (don't go to Starbucks!!!) and independent restaurants (avoid corporate chains).
There is the ever-present wine industry with all its fluff and circumstance and our famous Thursday night Farmers Market that brings 35,000 people to the center of town. Lots of art galleries and the ever present mindless shopping for those with too much money.
Check in info
The city is now charging airbnb guests 10% VAT (temporary residents tax). Be cool if you can pay your host that upon arrival.
Conservation is very important here, especially with water use. Be very thrifty please.
Ask if you need towels or anything else, we aim to please.
Our bathroom door is always left wide open unless the room is occupied.
Male guests are heartily invited to use the 'great outdoors' for 'lightweight' bathroom use. Just be discrete.
Pete seemed like a really nice guy, though we had very little communication. We arrived very late in the night (~12:30am) and left early morning. He had left the door open for us to enter late.
We found a huge spider in the bathtub just as we entered and this caused a lot of commotion. This woke Pete up and he removed the spider.
Pete also charged us some additional taxes and it wasn't clear what they were about. Since we were in a hurry, we just paid up and left. I haven't noticed this tax with other Airbnb locations.
The city makes us charge a bed tax, it is in the listing and my check-in note. It should not be a surprise to anyone unless they don't read the description (or the note in the room) before booking. I even mention the presence of spiders who keep the fly population down.
Sometimes one falls in the tub and can't get out. Not a big deal.
Amit was supposed to show up many hours earlier but because of the late hour I was not able to check everything just before their arrival.
As described, Pete's place is definitely a unique one. The room was clean, spacious enough for me, and had a bunk bed. I took the top bed, which was comfortable. Pete's a really cool guy and seems like he's worked hard on making his place the way it is. I also loved his animals! I would recommend Pete's place to anyone who wants to experience something different. It's one of those places that you'll remember after your trip.
Pete was a fantastic host and we instantly fell in love with his house (and his adorable dogs). What an amazing place! Wish we could have stayed a little longer. I would absolutely recommend everyone stay at this place. Thanks Pete!
Pete is an amazing artist and very laidback. We camped on his backyard deck overseeing the San Luis Obispo mountains and it was great. His house and garden are a wonderland of art, kitsch, and political provocation. Exciting.
What more can I say? Pete is a great dude and his house is awesome! You should definitely stay here!!
This was the worst place ever that I stayed at. I COULD OF STAYED ON THE BEACH SLEEPING IN THE SAND AND IT WOULD OF BEEN BETTER. He should not answer the floor in his under clothes.....No good made me really uncomfortably
Robert and Denise remarked "what a cool place" when they arrived. I offered them dinner but they went out. The next morning I received a complaint and despite my messages to find out what was wrong and offers to remedy any problems they left in a huff. Then they sent me some crude messages like the one above. Not sure what they mean, I didn't go near the floor in my underclothes! I did receive them in normal attire. I have a more complete response in my review of them. I don't suppose they will be back, by mutual feeling.
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About the Host, Pete
Socially liberal, blue collar person with intense love for most dogs and other critters. Somewhat travelled (Europe, Mexico, Japan), speak a little Spanish and Japanese. Passionate conservationist, artist, sort of jack of some trades.
I am pretty much a vegetarian and have simple culinary tastes. I get a lot of joy working my land and doing artistic projects.