About this listing
The SloStudioLoft is essentially one large room (photos) with ladder to upper loft (2 beds), and down below the studio has a lounging area: coffee table & sofa (futon), 1 queen bed, bar, kitchen, dining table, and small desk area. We provide breakfast foods, all amenities for bathing, etc. WiFi, Sat.TV, DVD & BBQ. Sleeps 6+ on 4+Q/D beds, W/D **Some holidays not included. Airbnb "Smart Pricing" is "On" for this listing; Airbnb may change the rates daily depending on local Airbnb availability.
Your accommodations include a full complimentary breakfast for you and your guests to prepare in the privacy of your secluded sloStudioLoft. Free parking on premises! sloStudioLoft is located at the northern perimeter of the Edna Valley AVA, and just 6-8 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, California. We are about half-way between San Francisco to the north (230 miles, 370 km), and Los Angeles to the south (170 miles, 273 km). We are at the southern tip of the world-famous Big Sur Coast, with Carmel-by-the-Sea about three hours to the north along Highway one.
The sloStudioLoft is surrounded by trees in a quiet residential neighborhood with a newly renovated and private (for your use only) swimming pool, slide, and travertine patio. There is a grass lined seasonal creek in the rear of the property under sycamore and pepper trees.
When you arrive you will be greeted with soft background music playing through remote speakers from the iPod. Auxiliary cord can be used for listening to your personal iTunes Library, or music streaming on your mobile device.
The sloStudioLoft has been recently renovated providing you and your guests all the amenities you may need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The high ceiling and loft provide a feeling of spaciousness; our guests enjoy the kitchenette, bar, dining area, and flat screen satellite TV without ever feeling "cramped".
The kitchenette (see photos) includes a 2-burner gas stove, mini fridge, counter-top convection oven, and a microwave. It is well stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal including dishes, glassware, silverware, pots and pans, bowls, knives, spices and cooking utensils. Enjoy dining indoors or outdoors on the beautiful stone patio. Seating for 6 (++). The outdoor propane grill is great for pool-side, summer-time, or any-time BBQ's.
The loft above (w/ ladder access) sleeps 4 guests in 2 queen/double -size beds (each with 4" memory foam), and down below the queen bed sleeps 2 more comfortably (also with 4" memory foam, see photos). A comfortable double bed futon/sofa now provides an additional sleep and lounging area down below.
***We also have a very comfortable queen-sized 6" foam floor pad with linen, pillows, comforters, and additional towels, all available for your children or additional guests.
The newly redesigned and upgraded bathroom, shower & laundry room are accessed through a doorway for your private use. (We sometimes share the laundry, accessed by an outer locked door for your privacy.) The private and secluded travertine stone patio winds around the pool and opens out through a gated lawn-banked seasonal creek. All outdoor area is private and available just for you during your stay. Our friendly, family golden retriever "Sadie" may want to play with you, but just close the blinds. She'll get the hint.
Our guests enjoy a private, keyless entrance to the the sloStudioLoft. The entry door opens to a private patio and sun-warmed pool & slide in the summer (May-September). Guests enjoy sunbathing on the secluded patio lounge furniture throughout the year. The gated and fenced seasonal creek-side lawn area is a safe place for your non-barking dog to roam if you choose to bring along your pup (see "Pets" below). Laundry facilities available; please be conscious of our SLO water shortage and California drought. We respect your privacy, but are available to make your stay as comfortable as possible; please let us know in advance if you have any special needs.
There is a $25 Pet Cleaning Fee. Pets will be charged as an additional person/per day ($15/day). Pet owners will assure that their dog is respectful of the Property, not allow barking, and avoid leaving pet alone in the StudioLoft, unless host is available to help care for your pup during your absence.
We ask that our guests read and agree to comply with our Prop. Agreement which you will receive after booking via email, and sign upon arrival. The pool is an amenity. There may be a rare occasion that pool maintenance must be done in order to comply with providing a safe and sanitary environment for our guests.
Airbnb rate does not yet include 13% San Luis Obispo Bed and new County Tourism Tax. We ask that you pay the tax upon arrival. Thank you for your compliance with this new San Luis Obispo City and County ordinance.
Interaction with guests
We want you to feel as though you belong right at home here at the sloStudioLoft. Therefore we will message you easy check-in instructions. Please review carefully prior to your arrival. Your privacy is important to us during your stay, although we are always available if you need anything. We will provide you with a "pre-visit" email list of "what-to-do" and "where-to-go" in SLO that may be helpful in planning your activities and making reservations. When you arrive you'll find a "Concierge Binder" describing some of our favorite Bars, Beaches, Restaurants, Galleries and Wineries, and Trips and Trails, as a resource for your convenience during your stay, including brochures to review.
Our quiet and very safe neighborhood is on a cul-de-sac, therefore minimal car traffic is rarely heard. In the mornings you can hear the birds singing in the trees surrounding the property. This is an exceptionally secluded, upscale residential neighborhood including young families with children, as well as older, retired couples who built their own homes 30+ years ago. Please be respectful, and monitor the "noise level" of your group or party after hours.
• Uber: now available here in SLO
Our guests love the local safe and friendly drivers for quick trips downtown for dinner or "bar-hopping." Some of the drivers are also available for a "Private Chauffeured Wine Tasting Tour of SLO County." A day rate is predetermined by you (can be very reasonable).
• Local Bus: San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority
Our local city bus transit is a 4 minute walk, just 3 blocks to the corner. #1 Bus Stop- SLO City Transit, which takes you to the Downtown City Center, approximately a 10 minute bus-ride. From there transfers are available all over the county including Hearst Castle.
• Amtrak Train: Scenic California Coast:
Coast Starlight - Seattle - Los Angeles
Pacific Coast Surfliner - San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - San Diego
• San Luis Obispo Regional Airport (SBP)
Great way to get here in about an hour from SFO, LAX, or PHX non-stop, adding a minimal amount to your R/T ticket if you do not want to drive (although I wouldn't miss SB, BigSur, Carmel, etc).
Other things to note
We have recently spent a lot of love-filled energy and time remodeling and renovating our home to improve the comfort and beauty we have come to enjoy. After booking we will send you an email including a Prop. Agreement and Pool Waiver for your review at home, and then signature upon your arrival.
We hope you will "holiday" here in SLO for a day or more so that you too can appreciate some of the beauty that surrounds us here on the Central Coast. Thursday Downtown Farmer's Market, beaches, hiking trails, biking trails, downtown boutique shopping, concerts in the plaza, wine-tasting and semi-annual wine festivals, music festivals, film festivals, jazz festivals, and so much more! All of this is only minutes away! Our rates are lower in the fall, winter, and spring. During the summer we know you'll enjoy your secluded patio, pool & slide during your stay!
By accepting this reservation, you agree to the following:
• No parties or events unless pre approved
• Check-in: 3PM Check-out 11AM-- Easy stress-free keyless entry
• No Smoking:
We do NOT allow smokers inside or around the sloStudioLoft property, and greatly appreciate your compliance with this request.
San Luis Obispo 13% City & County Tourism (Bed) Tax is not yet collected by Airbnb for San Luis Obispo. Therefore we will collect the tax (USD) upon your arrival, avoiding additional fees.
• SLO Noise Ordinance:
Our neighbors welcome our Airbnb international and USA guests, as you are compliant with the new SLO Ordinance for HomeStays: “Guests shall refrain from loud noise and shall not disturb, annoy, endanger, or inconvenience neighbors, nor shall Guest. . .violate any law or local ordinance. . .on or about the Property.” We take this very seriously, so please, if you can't abide by this, or if your guests are uncontrollable, you might want to choose another Airbnb. Thank you for understanding.
• Property Agreement:
We ask that you read the sloStudioLoft Property Agreement and Pool Waiver (May-September) which is emailed to you after booking.
We would love to meet your pup, if you decide to bring her along with you, but please keep pets off of the furniture. *There is a one-time $25 cleaning fee for pets. We ask for a nightly fee ($15/night) pay upon arrival to avoid additional taxable Airbnb fees (honor system; we trust you).
• Pool & Slide:
When the pool is open May through September, please abide by the safety rules that are written, and emailed to you in advance for your clear understanding. We reserve the right to close the pool to loud and "rowdy" guests who are a nuisance to our neighbors. This is an amenity, and we may need to close the pool at times for maintenance.
Events: Graduations, and bachelor(ette) parties have been held here, but recently we had some very loud and obnoxious guests (drunk) which elicited neighbor complaints, therefore we will consider special events on an individual basis. Sorry, but a few have spoiled it for the rest!
I am a recent Cinematography Grad of SFSU and plan on traveling throughout the US and possibly Europe, utilizing Airbnb when possible, while developing my film career. Our permanent address is SLO where my sister and I were born and grew up. My mom lives in our family home with our Golden, Sadie, and cat, and she enjoys traveling abroad. We offer our guest "Studio Loft," which was designed as a private studio apartment with kitchen and bathroom, and includes all the amenities you'll need to assure your visit to SLO is a memorable one. Hopefully, you too will discover why San Luis Obispo is called the "Happiest Place in America."
We've put together a list of our favorite things to do for all ages and abilities, from "the Best Wineries for locally grown Cabernet, Pinot, Zins, and Chardonnay," to various hiking trails, beaches, state parks, places and events you'll want to see, and our favorite restaurants, bars, music, and much more. All of the information you might need is available to you in our "Concierge" binder. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with soft music from the iPod, and in the morning you'll start your day with breakfast provided for you in the fridge, including delicious SLO brewed coffee. If my mom's around, she'll make sure your stay is great. So if I miss you when you come to town, enjoy yourselves and "We'll leave the light on for you."