Charming Downtown Getaway in SLO

House - Private room · Mill St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States

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.

The Space

Charming Downtown Getaway

Just a few blocks from downtown. One room with a queen sized bed and private bathroom in a beautiful house. This is the only bedroom downstairs, so it is very private. You will have full access to a gourmet kitchen. Breakfast is on your own. If you have a larger group, I have two additional rooms that are also available to rent. 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My daughter and I were planning a trip to SLO to visit the CalPoly campus. Having never stayed anywhere near or at SLO, my brother in-law suggested we stay at Sky's home. After looking at the pictures on airbnb and the great centralized location, we decided to stay there. After a drive from San Francisco, Sky met us at the door and she was kind enough to not only show us around her home, but also give my daughter (an incoming freshman) a rundown of CalPoly to make her life easier. Immediately, I felt "at home" in this place and it was beautifully appointed with artistic touches and great photographs on the walls. I wholeheartedly recommend Sky's home for anyone wanting to check out SLO, CalPoly, and their fantastic Thursday Night Farmers' Market!

    April 2014
  • Sky was out of town when we arrived, but Julia and I had no problems letting ourselves into her beautiful home. This fantastic historic home was an exceptional place for us to stay: within walking distance to downtown SLO, comfortable, clean, inviting, interesting... I could go on and on. Visiting our daughter at Cal Poly has now taken on the additional dimension of being a get-a-way for us. We would definitely stay at Sky's home again.

    March 2014
  • This was a great find so close to downtown San Luis Obispo. Sky's space was perfect for me. I was there to see the town and the nearby wineries over the weekend. I really will be back and recommending this place to my family and friends.

    March 2014
  • Absolutely fantastic place to stay. The house is a historical home just outside of the downtown area of SLO. The interior is amazingly renovated with a great guest room and bathrooms. The shower is great because it has two shower heads so finally both your front and back can be warm at the same time. The kitchen is great to cook in and the owner is a delight. We talked with Sky in the morning and she is a great host and very entertaining. Overall 10/10, would stay again.

    March 2014
  • We would definitely come to stay at Sky's lovely home again if we were to come back to SLO.The location is fantastic, within walking distance to downtown, and less than 5 minutes to Cal Poly. The house is spotless, Sky gave us great advice for things to do, in and out of town, (not to mention a referral to a great mechanic).
    Thanks again Sky! A+

    February 2014
  • Sky was out of the house for most of our stay because of prior commitments, but she made sure that the house was ready for us. The house is incredible! It was perfectly clean, an amazing location, and so comfortable! We loved our visit, and Sky was such a wonderful host.

    February 2014
  • My travel companion and I just spent a week coming down the California coast from San Fran to LA; we stayed in several places,most of which were very nice, but only one begged for a negative review, and only the"Charming Downtown Getaway in San Luis Obispo " calls for this shout out because it was indeed uniquely charming, as well as beautiful, immaculate, comfortable, in a great location and with such a wonderful host, it was easily the outstanding and most memorable stay of our lovely week. We only regretted having to cut our stay short, and our host was even accommodating about that! Can't say enough -

    November 2012
  • Sky was out of the country when we stayed at her house, but the house was exactly as described on the website. Only a couple of blocks from one of SLO's main streets, the house is very clean, designed in a meticulous modern style, and very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back some day. Highly recommended!

    November 2012
  • You know you have a good Airbnb listing with so many positive reviews. The Italian influences are everywhere in Sky's house and if I ever do a remodel I may have to call her for advice. She has excellent taste, even down to the coffee she chooses. The room and bathroom are very well appointed and the house is in a very convenient spot to Downtown and Cal Poly. Sky is a good communicator and the transaction through Airbnb couldn't have ben easier. We will certainly be back when we return to visit our daughter at college.

    October 2012
  • The accommodations were great. Nice home in a nice neighborhood, centrally located to Downtown SLO. Sky is an attentive host. Highly recommend.

    October 2012
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I am the chair of the Art & Design department and professor of Photography 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.
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