Scenic, private living space close to many interesting things to do, amenities and sights.
This is a private studio with 500 sq. ft. and it's own entrance and patio in the back of our home next to "green space". It sits in a lovely neighborhood 2 miles from downtown SLO and Cal Poly University. There is off-street parking provided for one vehicle. The studio includes a queen bed, bathroom with shower, dining table with two chairs and kitchenette. The kitchenette includes a small fridge, microwave, full size sink and dishes/utensils and other culinary tools. Coffee and tea with fixings are provided for our guests. A press pot with hot water kettle or drip coffee machine are provided to make coffee/tea. There is a large closet in the main living area. There is a folding luggage rack and iron/board for your use stored in the bathroom closet. Our guests get a freshly made bed with cotton linens and towel sets for the bathroom.
There is a DVD player with some complimentary movies and large flat screen monitor however NO CABLE so no TV. Wireless internet is also provided. You can also connect your laptop to the flat screen and play movies for a nice movie experience if you subscribe to a movie service such as Netflix.
The patio has a teak table with four chairs that's great for dining. For Al Fresco dining, we can make a BBQ grill with stove-top available upon request. You can open the french doors for a nice experience. An umbrella is available depending on the season, as well as a hammock with pillows.
This place is best suited for a single person or couple with possibly one child. Parties are not allowed.
It is a very quiet place in a nice neighborhood with a lovely view of Bishops Peak from the studio and access to the trails through the neighborhood. Trail views are epic and it is a nice hike to gorgeous scenery and photo ops. In the springtime the wildflowers along the trails are stunning and will be sure to put a big smile on your face. We happily provide hiking information since we frequently walk the trails. Be sure to bring good walking shoes, sun block and a hat if you want to try some of the trails. I also recommend you bring layered clothing and especially jacket/windbreaker for nighttime and mornings, SLO gets very cold at night even in the summer months. If you paint, bring a camera to capture inspirational photos because the setting is magical. There are also plenty of bike trails.
The beach is 10 minutes away and the sunsets on the coast are truly fantastic.
Downtown SLO is 2 miles away and it is an exceedingly vibrant downtown with great restaurants, movie and coffee houses, and is simply nice to walk around. Farmer's Market is every Thursday from 6pm-9pm, live entertainment, great food and interesting people.
The studio is 13 miles from Pismo Beach, 16 miles from Arroyo Grande, 13 miles from Morro Bay, 33 miles from Cambria, 29 miles from Paso Robles, and 94 miles from Santa Barbara - and is exactly between San Francisco and L.A.
If you just want to get away and spend a quiet time in a beautiful place this is the spot for you.
Our guests enjoy their own parking space close to the studio, their own private patio with table and hammock and a private entrance to their own studio.
Interaction with Guests
We greet our guests upon arrival with a warm welcome and a big smile! We are glad you are here with us!
Very quiet and pretty neighborhood situated at the base of Bishop's Peak with lovely views and other pastoral scenes.
A couple of bus stops for transportation around city are nearby within walking distance of a couple of blocks. Excellent bike lanes throughout the city.
Other Things to Note
Our rate includes local housing taxes.
ID required in advance
Complete airbnb profile, including photo of guest, small bio and purpose of trip.
18 years or older only
Please stay within our property and use the designated trail-heads to hike the trails along Bishops Peak and Felsman Loop.
We are striving to keep our rental very reasonable and we love families, we request if you have a child with you we ask that you be sensitive to cleaning up before you leave. We do not charge a cleaning fee.
Depending on the season we may leave out a hammock for our guests' use, please bring in the pillows and blankets if it looks like it will rain.
Depending on the season we may leave out an umbrella for the patio table, please bring it down if there is a lot of wind.
Launderosa Laundromat is about a mile from the studio if you want to do laundry. I highly recommend it, it is very clean and conveniently located near Cal Poly.
We were welcomed by Melanie and Scott as we arrived to park in their driveway. Right away they were helpful to use in planning a bike ride and seeing that we were settled in to the studio. This is the second time that we have been fortunate enough to stay with them. The studio was immaculate! We loved using the patio to entertain our two sons that live in SLO. It gives us an option that we don't usually have when we stay in local motels. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bedding was of the very high quality. They were thoughtful enough to have a few snacks ready for our visit. We also enjoyed the coffee provided for us each morning. All in all, our stay was perfect and we will definitely be back.
This was our first experience with airbnb! And it went great!! The room is clean and spacious:) and the location is amazing! The bishop pick was about 30 sec drive from the house!!!! So that really motivates you to do the hiking
Melanie and Scott were wonderful hosts! We have an 8 month old baby and they were helpful and accommodating by having a pack n play and a high chair for us to use. This made it so much easier on us. The place was immaculate. It was so clean and fresh and felt like I was staying in a hotel. The location was stellar right by Bishops Peak and convenient to get to anyplace in SLO. Five stars for the place and the hosts. We would definitely stay here again.
We had a great time here! Everything was perfect. This is definitely the place we want to stay whenever we come back to visit SLO!
We had a short but wonderful stay at Melanie's studio in SLO! The studio was exactly as described, and the area in general was such a nice escape from dreary Boston. Melanie's suggestions for sightseeing, dining, and hiking were great. You could tell she went to great lengths to make sure that her guests were prepared and informed about the area.
Don't miss the hike up Bishop's Peak or the amazing Slo Do Co in downtown for the best donuts ever. Seriously, I don't even usually like donuts, but I'm going to have dreams about these. Thank you, Melanie, for a perfect home away from home for a few nights!!
Our stay here was great. Melanie was very nice and had the place stocked with toiletries and snacks. The studio is beautiful with a great mountain view. We will definitely stay here again.
Melanie and Scott are great hosts. They are very friendly and made us feel welcome. Their place is cosy, cool and spotless clean. The linen is crisp soft cotton and the towels are soft and fluffy. We stayed 2 nights with our young son, and the place had everything we needed to have a great time. We could cook a light meal in the kitchen, which is good when you travel with children. The house is located up to fields and with a splendid view. This make the place very calm and undisturbed. Janne and Ulrik , Denmark
Hello! I do jewelry design and teach my techniques nationally and internationally and receive great fulfillment from my work. I have lived in SLO for 21 years and absolutely enjoy it. I am a lover of Jesus, and appreciate studying the NIV translation of the Bible. I am married to a very loving, charming and handsome husband named Scott.
As a host I treat my guests as I would like to treated. Hospitality is a fine art of graciousness and I take joy in giving and receiving it. The other golden rule I strive to follow is "in humility consider others better than ourselves." Philippians 2:3
As a guest, I believe I am considerate. I have respect for other's property and belongings as if they were my own. I do like my privacy especially when I am traveling on business and like having quiet evenings to decompress, read and relax.