SLOStudioLoft with Pool, Piano, Kitchen, WiFi, Satellite TV, DVD, and BBQ.Enjoy a leisurely morning with a cup of fresh-pressed SLO-roasted coffee, and a full breakfast (incl) in the privacy of your Studio or on the sunny pool-side patio.
For a short time we are offering a special low rate of $100/night Rate does not include 10% San Luis Obispo Bed Tax. Located just 4 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, California, half-way between San Francisco to the north, and Los Angeles to the south. We are at the southern tip of the world-famous Big Sur Coastline, with Carmel-by-the-Sea about three hours to the north. The StudioLoft is surrounded by trees in a quiet residential neighborhood with a newly renovated swimming pool 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 a complimentary bottle of chardonnay or cold beer in the fridge. We provide food for your breakfast (often including homemade coffee cake) and you can "french press" freshly ground SLO-roasted coffee in the morning to start your day off right! Our private StudioLoft has been recently renovated providing you, our guest, all the amenities you may need to enjoy an intimate dining experience, both indoors, and on the natural stone patio by the pool. The StudioLoft is equipped with a kitchenette, bar, dining area, computer, flat screen satellite TV, and beautiful piano. 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 cook a meal including dishes, glassware, silverware, pots and pans, bowls, and cooking utensils. The loft above (w/ ladder access) sleeps two in a double-size bed (with 4" memory foam), and down below, the couch converts to a queen size bed (also with 4" memory foam) and sleeps 2 more comfortably (see photos). Our outdoor propane grill is available for pool-side, summer-time, or any-time BBQ's.
***We have a Queen Aerobed with linen, pillows, comforters and towels available for extra guests to accommodate two, if you like closeness (and/or additional sleeping pads)
The newly redesigned and upgraded bathroom, shower & laundry room, are accessed by a doorway for your private use. (We sometimes share the laundry, accessed by an outer door for your privacy.) Our travertine stone patio winds around the pool and opens out through a gated lawn-banked seasonal creek. All outdoor area is available to 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.
The StudioLoft is easily accessed through a redwood gate on the right side of the private residence driveway, along a well-lit pathway to your separate entrance facing the pool (see photos). Our guests enjoy the sun-warmed pool in the summer (May-September), and also enjoy sunbathing on the patio lounge furniture. The gated and fenced creek-side lawn area is a safe place for your non-barking dog to roam. Laundry facilities available (water cost = $4/load) please be conscious of our SLO water shortage and California drought. We are available to make your stay as comfortable as possible; please, let us know in advance if you have any special requests.
Interaction with Guests
Your privacy is important to us during your stay, and therefore 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 as desired. When you arrive you'll find a "Concierge" booklet 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, along with a section for your comments for future Airbnb guests!
Our quiet 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. Our neighbors are out walking their pets at all hours, and there is never a concern for safety. This is an exceptionally quiet, secluded, upscale residential neighborhood including young families with children, as well as older, retired couples who built their own homes 30+ years ago.
We're near Southwood Drive and Johnson Avenue. Uber came to town recently and our guests love the local safe and friendly drivers for quick trips downtown for dinner or "bar-hopping."
Our local city bus transit is a 4 minute walk 4 blocks to the corner #1 Bus Stop- SLO City Transit, which takes you to the Downtown City Center, approximately a 10 minute bus-ride. Here transfers are available by bus to the Amtrak Station, all over SLO, Cal Poly, and San Luis Obispo County, including Hearst Castle if desired. SLO Airport is a 7 minute Cab Ride. Transportation available online:
San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority
Amtrak Coast Starlight - Seattle - Los Angeles
Pacific Coast Surfliner San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - San Diego
Other Things to Note
NOTE: SLO 10% Bed Tax is not included in the online fees and will be collected upon your arrival. 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. We hope you will come visit and relax 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: Beaches, hiking trails, biking trails, downtown boutique shopping, wine-tasting, music festivals, film festivals, and so much more! Our rates are generally lower in the winter and spring, and as the summer sun warms our new pool, we hope you'll enjoy using it during your stay! So please enjoy swimming in front of your own secluded Studio Loft May through September. We will provide simple instructions on removing the Solar Blanket before swimming. Have fun, but please, keep your pets out of the pool for their safety. And remember- NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY, unless, of course you are one!
We do NOT allow smokers inside our home, and greatly appreciate your compliance with this request. General courtesy is the "unwritten rule," as is pretty much true for anytime our lives impact others. We would love to meet your pup, if you decide to bring her along with you, but please keep pets off of the furniture, or use our large "Pet Protector" sheet to cover the couch upon your arrival to the Studio Loft. *There is a one-time $25 cleaning fee for pets. When booking, please include your pet as an extra guest as well ($15/night) or pay upon arrival (honor system- and we trust you).
Ryan and Family
Great accommodation for 4-6 people.
- The 2 beds are quiet comfortable to sleep in. We have our 3 yo daughter with us and she slept well so that's a good indication.
- Breakfast and other food that Carla stocked helped a lot since we arrived late - eggs, pancake mix, milk, beers, bread and all the different spreads. Amazing.
- Carla was a great host. Accommodated all our needs (and even added extras).
We'll definitely stay again if given a chance.
Host - Ryan was not at home so Carla was taking care of us. She's very helpful and answered our questions in time. Knowing we are Chinese, she even prepared a Chinese version of renter's manual using (website hidden) translate. So if you are coming from foreign country, this could be very helpful.
Room - The location was quiet. The room was cozy and clean. Shower and toilet was separated so they can be used in the same time, which was convenient as everybody was using them in the morning.
We had a wonderful stay at the loft. Quiet, comfortable and private. Carla was a gracious host and has done a fantastic job setting up everything you would ever need for staying in OR going out. Thanks!
We never saw our hosts as we arrived late. Carla's notes and great wishes were every where. What an amazing place. The beds were comfortabd the room was great. wow Ryan had provided beer for my husband and son, but it was too late to enjoy it, as we crashed immediately. Great breakfast items there too. Did I mention the plate of fresh cookies?
We had a wonderful stay here in the SLO studio loft! Carla was the BEST host, providing clear communication and instructions listed throughout the studio. The loft was clean, beds super comfy, towels and linens were fresh and there’s lots of natural light as well. The neighborhood feels safe and is located in a residential area so you’ll need a car to get around and experience the city. I would 100% stay here again. Carla made sure we had everything we needed as well as giving us a cheese plate and coffee cake to enjoy!
Ryan and Carla have a pleasant spot in San Luis Obispo. The neighborhood feels very laid back, safe, and peaceful, and the location is just a convenient 7 minute drive to downtown. The apartment is inviting and well furnished. We were greeted with a note on the door, music quietly playing through speakers in the apartment, and a furnished fridge. There is ample labeling throughout the space which makes general navigation fairly simple. Hosts offered prompt communication. Thank you to Ryan and Carla for our restful stay!
This place was absolutely wonderful! Carla was there to greet us when we arrived, and had plenty of resources ready for us about places to explore and restaurants to choose from for dinner. My brother and I were there to visit our sister for her birthday, and when we arrived there was a cute note on the gate welcoming us and sending birthday wishes our sister's way. The thoughtful attention to detail, from the binder of SLO info to the fully stocked kitchen (breakfast foods galore, fresh coffee, chilled mugs for ale), makes this loft homey and welcoming. I would absolutely stay here again. Thanks so much!
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 on the iMac (including a nice selection of music on iTunes). Upon your arrival, we invite you to enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine or a few beers, 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."