View of Bishop's PeakPrivate Patio with seating, dining table and hammock.
Studio with private patio and view

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Scenic, private living space with outdoor patio, close to several gorgeous hiking trails, beaches, many wineries, excellent restaurants and walking/bike paths.

The space

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 tall bistro table with large swivel wing 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.

Guest access

Our guests enjoy a private patio and studio entrance. In addition, a parking space next to the studio, with a patio sitting area and dining table. There is a hammock situated on the patio seasonally.

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. We are available for anything you may need, just ask us we're happy to help out.

Other things to note

Our rate includes local housing taxes.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $125 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We like to greet our guest upon arrival so ask for complete airbnb profile, including photo of guest, small bio, name of traveling companion, purpose of your trip.

18 years or older only, no parties

Please 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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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457 Reviews

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Joan User Profile
September 2017
Our stay was excellent. It was a five star stay.

Susan User Profile
September 2017
Always a welcome stay at SLO. Melanie's studio is wonderful, clean and is a relaxing place for us when we visit. We will be returning soon!

Mayur User Profile
September 2017
Highly recommend Melanie's place when in S.L.O. Very comfortable and close to everything. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay during my business trip.

Bonnie User Profile
August 2017
This guest-studio is a lovely place to stay while in SLO. It is extremely clean, the room is spacious, the bed very comfy, and Melanie has stocked it with everything you could possibly need. The private patio is a treat, and we loved taking walks in the beautiful neighborhood, plus starting our days with hikes on the trails you can easily walk to. The neighborhood is very quiet, and the entire situation is very private. Yet you are extremely close to grocery & services. Having grown up in SLO, this location just can't be beat.

Jessica User Profile
August 2017
My boyfriend and I were in town to attend a wedding, and Melanie's location is perfect for anyone who needs to stay in the SLO area, as it's conveniently located to both downtown SLO and Bishop's Peak. The studio is separate from the main house, so you have all the privacy that you would want. The bed is extremely comfy, and we had a wonderful stay. We didn't have a car, but there's available parking if you need it.

Stefan User Profile
August 2017
Melanie was a very gracious host and the studio was immaculate! The location was perfect for our needs both social and business related. Extra amenities were provided in the bathroom and in the form of snacks in the kitchen area. We definitely utilized both! This is an excellent studio that I highly recommend.

Linnea User Profile
August 2017
Great space and amazing host- comfy bed, awesome patio, clean and beautiful! Would stay again!

San Luis Obispo, California, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Melanie User ProfileMelanie is a superhost.

Hello! I do jewelry design and teach my techniques nationally and internationally. I have lived in SLO for 24 years. I am married to a very loving and handsome husband named Scott.

As a host I treat my guests as I would like to treated. I enjoy extending hospitality.

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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