About this listing
Cozy up to the fireplace for a relaxing evening in the heart of everything San Luis. This charming 600 sq ft upstairs apartment in a small tri-plex is perfectly located just 2 short blocks to beautiful, lively downtown San Luis Obispo. It’s an easy walk to restaurants, unique shops, the Mission, wine tasting, art viewing and the famous farmers market on Thursday night and less than one mile to Cal Poly.
The space is stylishly decorated, comfortable and selectively furnished, leaving you lots of room to sprawl, enjoy the art and make yourself at home. The full kitchen/dining is stocked with everything you need for cooking meals if you choose as well as a list of our personal, local favorite restaurants and coffee shops to experience if you would rather head out and explore our town’s numerous dining options. As the evening winds down you will likely want to curl up next to the fireplace on the comfy couch to watch a movie or call it a night cuddling up in the sublimely comfortable California king bed, welcoming you with a sumptuous down comforter and soft cotton bedding for a quite nights sleep. Upon awakening, we have a drip coffee funnel with filters, grinder etc. to whip up a wicked “pour over” cup o’ joe as well as a variety of teas and an electric kettle for boiling water. Coffee shops are also 2 blocks away. The bathroom has a tub and shower, hair dryer and all your showering amenities. There is a laundry room downstairs if you need to do some washing for your longer stays. Ideally the apartment sleeps two but we can fit an extra (smallish) person on the 6’ couch if needed, there is also an air mattress and extra bedding available if requested.
• wifi provided
• flat screen tv with netflix, hulu, pandora, you tube (your account)
• one off street parking space
We have massage therapists working right next door to us, if you would like to book an appointment during your stay here please let us know.
There is an outdoor patio if you would like to sip your coffee or wine in the sun. Still needs a little love out there but you are welcome to it.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available for questions and conversation but assume you will want this space to yourselves. We will provide teas and coffee.
We have public buses and taxi's as well as our cute little trolley that commutes up and down monterey street and downtown for .50 fare. Signs are posted for pick-up spots and comes around approximately every 15 minutes.
Other Things to Note
Oven is so cute I couldn't resist it...but it's not working currently, however stove top works perfectly. We will update as the situation gets resolved.
•There is no dishwasher except you, please clean dishes before you leave.
• Please be respectful of our other tenants, this is a rather quite complex.
• Main garbage and recycling are downstairs to the left of the building. Please empty as needed.
• Although we love them too, absolutely NO pets!
• NO smoking anywhere on property!!
• We have only ONE off street tenant parking space for you. The rest of the parking lot belongs to the business next door and tenants who share the building.
The Apartment was lovely, and it was close to town. You could walk to restaurants, etc. The Host was very hospitable as well.
I absolutely loved SLO! Lorna's apartment was in a great location and really spacious! Everything about Lorna's rental is really organised and the place was very clean. I really liked some of Lorna's added touches, guides to SLO and the 'just in case' draw which were both really thoughtful! I would definitely recommend staying here!
Lorna is an excellent host! The weekend was fantastic, we where sad to leave. In addition to a wonderful, and well located, apartment she had tons of great recommendations for placed to eat and things to do. I would recommend her to anyone coming to the SLO area.
Had a great stay at Midtown SLO. It was the perfect place for me and my husband to stay- beautiful apartment, walking distance to downtown SLO, and plenty of room for us to spread out. Wish there was a full length mirror and a small toaster oven to heat up late night snacks but we loved our stay nonetheless. Thank you, Lorna!!!
The pictures do not do this place justice. My wife kept using the word adorable. While I would not use that word I do agree that the place was very well decorated and would love to stay there again. The location is so perfect if plan on walking to all the downtown SLO areas.
There is a book on the coffee tables that was put together by Lorne. I would really recommend using this over Yelp. We took the time to read through the book and all of the suggestions were spot on
The apartment was bright, spacious and clean, with good walking access to downtown SLO. It was exactly as represented.
A great base to explore the Central Coast region as well as being in the fantastic town of San Luis Obispo. The apartment was exactly as described, if not better and exceptionally clean. It was perfect for us. We would recommend this apartment to anyone.
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About the Host, Lorna
Born and raised in the hills of southeast Ohio I landed here in SLO with my South African surfer husband 22 years ago. We love living in this beautifully rural yet sophisticated town. Together we are raising three wonderful children and working as a local business owner of a wellness center and I am an artist and designer, passionate about creating beautiful spaces that function well and feel good, I am excited to share my passion with the guests who stay with us. My mother, Heike lives next door in the small tri-plex. She is a wonderful german lady who taught me about “beautifying” the world. She is an amazing cook, gardener, caretaker and an all around lovely, quiet person who recently moved here from Ohio to make her home in San Luis Obispo. You will most likely find her strolling around her little garden should you have any immediate questions or needs.