About this listing
Visiting in the next few days? Ask about our **SPECIAL OFFERS**. Breakfast included! Comped beer/wine, piano, kitchen, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD & BBQ. Sleeps 6+ on 3+ queen beds. W/D available. Your pup is welcome too! **Some holidays* not included.
SLOStudioLoft Sleeps up to 6** on 3 comfy Queen/Double Beds, 2 on Loft, one down below. Breakfast Included!
Your accommodations include a full complimentary breakfast for you and your guests to prepare in the privacy of your secluded StudioLoft. Free parking on premises! SLOStudioLoft is located at the northern perimeter of the Edna Valley AVA, and just 4-6 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 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 a complimentary bottle of chardonnay or cold beer in the fridge, and 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. We provide plenty of 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.
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, flat screen satellite TV, and beautifully tuned piano 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, spices and cooking utensils. Enjoy dining indoors or outdoors on the beautiful stone patio. Seating for 4-6 (++). 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).
***We also have a very comfortable queen-sized 6" foam floor pad with linen, pillows, comforters, and additional towels, all available for your extra guests and/or children.
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.
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.
The private SLOStudioLoft is easily accessed through the redwood gate on the right side of the residence driveway. Our guests enjoy the private sun-warmed pool & slide in the summer (May-September), and also love 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. Laundry facilities available; 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 needs or requests.
Interaction with Guests
We want you to feel as though you belong right at home here in 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 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 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. Bus transfers are available 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/Uber ride.
Transportation available online:
San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority
Coast Starlight - Seattle - Los Angeles
Pacific Coast Surfliner San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - San Diego
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 for your review and signature upon your arrival. We are happy to include this in the listing message thread prior to your booking if you are interested; there isn't a way to attach it to the listing at this time with Airbnb. If, after reading the agreement, you decide that you do NOT want to agree to the terms of rental, contact us immediately to terminate the lease. No Problem. We will refund 100%.
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. Beaches, hiking trails, biking trails, downtown boutique shopping, concerts in the plaza, wine-tasting, music festivals, film festivals, jazz festivals, and much more, all of this is only minutes away! Our rates are lower in the fall,winter, and spring, and as the summer sun warms our new pool & slide we hope you'll enjoy using it during your stay! Please come and swim in front of your secluded StudioLoft during the warm summer months and 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 the StudioLoft and greatly appreciate your compliance with this request (only on grassy area, NOT patio). General courtesy is the "unwritten rule," as is pretty much true for anytime our lives impact others. Our neighbors welcome our Airbnb international and USA guests, as you are respectful of their privacy and property, and will comply with our San Luis Obispo city noise policy by keeping outdoor noise to a minimum after 10 pm. We ask that you read the SLOStudioLoft Property Agreement witch is emailed to you, our guest after booking, Thanks! Ryan & Family
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. When booking, please include your pet as an extra guest as well ($15/night) or pay upon arrival to avoid additional taxable Airbnb fees (honor system; we trust you).
Pool & Slide
When the pool is open May through September, we ask that you comply with the safety rules that are clearly posted, and emailed to you in advance for your clear understanding. Thank you.
NOTE: SLO 13% Bed and County Tourism Tax is not yet collected by Airbnb for San Luis Obispo. Therefore we will collect the tax (USD) upon your arrival, avoiding additional fees due to Airbnb.
Graduations, and bachelor(ette) parties are often held here, especially in the summertime when the pool is warm. We may need to charge an "event" fee from $50-$100 depending on circumstances. This will be agreed upon by both guest and host prior to arrival.
View from Loft: kitchenette has a mini-fridge, microwave, counter-top convection oven, & two-burner stove.