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.
Lorna's SLO apartment was a wonderful place to "drop In" to the local scene of San Luis Obispo and central coast communities. We walked to many restaurants (fabulous favorites of ours) and found lots of interesting shops and places to linger. It is close to the Museum of Art, the walking path along the river and has easy acess to the highway to the beach areas and other places of interest. It also has very easy parking. It was just a fun place to return to every time we went out. It is as clean and bright as the photos show. Lorna was very accessible, and left very clear instructions on everything. We enjoyed the property very much and utilized the kitchen and had a perfect blend of staying in and dining out. Although we didn't really need anything, since we were familiar with the area, she was very quick to respond to our communications and made the whole experience very fluid! She was nearby and helpful while being very respectful of our privacy. We would love to return.
Great little apartment in a great location. Set up for airb&b with good instructions, easy access etc
Lorna's apartment was a great weekend getaway! Clean and comfortable (that BED!), it was right near downtown - the perfect location in SLO. And their family was such gracious hosts - the moment we had trouble with the lockbox, her mother was there to offer help. All in all a great stay.
Charming apt in SLO. Next time we'd love to stay longer. Apt is spotlessly clean. Full of light as it's on the second floor. Mattress was very comfortable as were pillows. Parking at the door. Loved it.
We enjoyed our weekend stay at Lorna's place while in town for my daughter's gymnastics meet.
The apartment is clean, light and airy, nicely furnished with beautiful original artwork by Lorna and other local artists.
King size bed is super comfy and kitchen is adorable. The only thing the place probably needs is a full-length mirror - and that's also cuz I have a teenage girl with me :).
Lorna is a gracious host. We appreciate the nice little coffee book with photos of her recommended restaurants.
I wish we had more time to try a few but one spot you shouldn't miss is Kreuzberg Coffee Company :). We love SLO and would definitely stay here again when we come back.
We had a wonderful, comfortable stay at Lorna's place in SLO. Everything was just as pictured, and more. Nice extra touches, too, like her personal artwork (she's very talented) and you can't beat the great location.
We hope the place is available for our future visits to SLO :-)
Lorna was an incredible host! Extremely friendly and easy to communicate with, and check-in was a cinch. She left us goodies in the fridge, which we enjoyed (it was so thoughtful- thank you!), as well as a hardcover book of her personal favorite spots in SLO. We were very impressed by all of the details that Lorna considers that made us feel both at home and cared for. It's not by accident that Lorna is a Super Host!
As far as her Midtown SLO apartment, the interior was stylish and chic, and it had beautiful natural light. Central Coast Brewing, shopping + restaurants on Higuera Street and other places to check out were all very walkable. The next time that we visit SLO, we would absolutely stay again!
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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.