About this listing
Beautifully renovated 100 year old home in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. Walking distance to downtown, very private rooms, access to a gourmet kitchen and beautiful backyard.
Business license number: 110754
Charming Downtown Getaway
Just a few blocks from downtown. This is the master bedroom which has a queen sized bed and private bathroom (with a two person shower) in a beautiful house. You will have full access to a gourmet kitchen. Breakfast is on your own, but I do provide Starbucks instant via coffee, milk, and granola.
If you have a larger group, I have two additional rooms that are also available to rent for a maximum of four people. No pets and non smokers only please!
The house was recently on the distinguished home tour of San Luis Obispo through the Rotary Club. Here is an excerpt from the local paper about the house:
"Sky purchased her 1904 American Foursquare home four years ago. After years of being used as a triplex rental, it was badly in need of improvements. She knew there would be constraints in remodeling the exterior of the historic home. “We had to work with a boxy building, but we used a lot of curves inside to make it feel really organic,” she said.
Bergman, who is a photographer and chairperson of the Cal Poly Department of Art and Design, worked with her friend, Italian-born architect Enrica Lovaglio Costello, to reinvent the interior in a light, airy, contemporary style. They used curves whenever possible — in the contours of the kitchen island, in doorway arches, and rounded corners. Furnishings and decor were kept simple and spare, a complement to the home’s straightforward architecture.
The seven-month remodel was capped off by installing water-efficient landscaping such as succulents, integrated with edibles like sun-loving artichoke plants."
Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer who lives in San Luis Obispo.
Non smokers only and no small children!
"I am a member of SLOHosts, the group who worked together to keep short-term rentals available here in San Luis Obispo last fall. I now pay a 10% TOT (room tax) to the city in addition to state and federal income taxes. " This is included in the price.
Gourmet kitchen and beautiful backyard.
A wonderful first experience using Air B&B, everything we could have wished for! Sky was easy to get in touch with and let us know everything we might need. She even left us a note and visitor's information along with our towels for when we arrived.
Her home was beautiful-- thoughtfully designed with beautiful art, bright, and cheerful. Our room was great: the bed was comfortable, the shower and bathroom was clean and clearly designed with care (track lighting, two showerheads, windows into the shower, etc). The view from the windows is beautiful. Do note that there aren't any window blinds-- so if you are sensitive to light, bring a sleep mask. But it really was a great experience. If you have the opportunity to stay her, absolutely do!
Sky's home was wonderful, just the respite we needed for a long-weekend getaway. The location is great, just a few blocks from downtown SLO and short ride or drive to Pismo & Avila Beaches or to wine country to the east. The house itself is beautiful, nestled in a nice historic district.
Next time we're in San Luis Obispo, we'll be happy to stay with Sky again!
Sky was a great host; she sent a great detailed email with instructions and info ahead of my arrival. The house is very beautiful and comfortable. I was in town for a workshop At CalPoly, this house is in a great central spot in the historic district very close to downtown.
As all the other reviews will confirm, Sky has an incredible house in the heart of San Luis Obispo. Extremely comfortable and welcoming, every effort is made to help you feel comfortable. I will definitely stay with Sky again when I return!
I have stayed at Skye place on two occasions and I can't say enough about her hospitality and the suitability of the facility. Sky was always inquiring about any needs I may have and is just a super nice person. The home was clean, modern and well stocked with everything I needed.
We stayed in the upstairs master bedroom over a weekend. It had a comfortable bed and wonderful private bathroom with large shower. Sky's home is very cheery and clean with a modern feel, and is an easy walk to several very good restaurants and shops. Sky left delicious granola (now on our shopping list) and fruit for breakfast. She was called away unexpectedly but made sure everything was easy for us and kept in touch.
Sky was warm and accommodating as was her beautiful home. The space was immaculate and had top of the line amenities. The neighborhood was quite (especially noteworthy considering SLO is a college town). Location is an easy walk to down town. We were never bothered by other guest(s) staying there to a point that it felt like we had the place to ourselves.
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About the Host, Sky
I am the professor of photography and former chair of the Art & Design department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I love to travel. I am really into Bikram yoga and have been for over twenty years. I also play guitar for fun.