About this listing
Enjoy a comfortable, secluded garden cottage in a historic downtown San Luis Obispo home along bicycle boulevard. Located in a sunny, safe, and vibrant college town midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California's Central Coast.
Please note: This is a humble garden cottage, not a 5 star hotel. It's a cute and quirky space that is more like urban "glamping" than a hotel.
A detached, tucked away, private cottage with it's own entrance and patio in the back of our peaceful 110 year old historic downtown home. An ideal location for guests looking to slow down and have an authentic San Luis Obispo experience.
The cottage includes a comfortable "Full / Double Bed" (size 54"x 75") and large closet with a mini fridge, filtered drinking water and a microwave.
Our guests get a freshly made bed with cotton linens and towel sets with soap for the bathroom which is located in the main house. Our home is old so the hot water takes a moment.
Wireless internet is provided.
You can open the french doors to a private garden patio environment with a round table and four chairs that's great for a delightful outdoor dining experience. Although we do not provide coffee, there are wonderful coffee places within a couple blocks of our home.
We do not allow cats and dogs because we have 3 wonderful chickens: Ginger, Daisy, and Tayrona. They have their own home and space to rome so they will not be in your way.
This place is best suited for a single person or couple. Parties are not allowed.
If you just want to get away and spend quiet time in a beautiful place this is the spot for you.
Our guests enjoy a private entrance to the garden patio with brick path to their hidden cottage room.
The bathroom is located in the main house only a few steps from the cottage.
Interaction with Guests
We live on site and greet our guests upon arrival at 4pm otherwise we are active in our community, but always within reach by text. Please text with further concerns, needs, questions or comments.
Our place is close to everything, very walkable and fun bike friendly. You don't need to get into a car to enjoy our town.
Located on bicycle boulevard, which is a low-speed street "optimized" for bicycles, discouraging cut-through motor-vehicle traffic. Designed to give priority to bicyclists with increased comfort and safety.
Four blocks from downtown Higuera street, five minute walk from San Luis Obispo train station, four miles from San Luis Obispo airport and only two miles from California Polytechnic University.
Walk, Run, Bike, Hike, Bus…
Walk and smell the flowers in our historic downtown neighborhood or a ten minute blissful walk over the bridge to Terrace Hill, a steep hike to the top, with a treasured view of the city.
Our location is ideal for running, annually we have a marathon that goes by our home.
Bikes available for rent...Embrace your independence by cruzing a bike around downtown.
Biking and hiking trails accessible through the neighborhood. Breath taking views provide many photo opportunities and experiences.
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 can get chilly at night.
Numerous bus stops for transportation around city are nearby within a couple of blocks walking distance.
Explore the plethora of good restaurants, beaches and wineries. Downtown SLO is vibrant 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.
SLO is centrally located with several beaches North and South less than 15 minutes away. The sunsets on the coast are truly fantastic. South of the cottage is Avila Beach, Shell Beach, and Pismo Beach, North of the cottage is Los Oso, Baywood, and Morro Bay.
Other Things to Note
1. 18 years or older only (ID in advance).
2. Complete airbnb profile, including photo of guest, small bio and purpose of trip.
3. Full Bed (6 ft long)
4. The bathroom is located through the garden in the main house (motion censored lighting and steps).
5. Broad Street Laundromat is about a 1/2 mile from the cottage if you want to do laundry. OPEN DAILY 7am-10pm They sell detergent, laundry bags & have change machines.
There is every type of activity imaginable in San Luis Obispo County. For ideas and information, check out the following sites:
San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce
SLO County Visitors & Conference Bureau
San Luis Obispo Downtown Association
No unspecified guests
No cigarette smoking
No Cigarette Smoking Party Animals.
Scott and Sarah were courteous when responding to me. I did not actually get to meet them. They let me check in an hour early which was nice of them.
I think a shack is more of an accurate description (it does say Love Shack above the door). Location is nice, but don't think I will be booking again. While it does look similar to the photos, it looks a more run down in person. We didn't see any fresh towels. Bathroom was available to us 24/7.
I had a great time at this listing. The place was clean, free wifi, bed was comfortable - what more can be asked? Sarah greeted me at the door and led me to the room, even helping me with my bag.
The bathroom is a short 30 second walk outside, so I suggest wearing sandals when going in and out. The bathroom was clean! Towels provided.
My sister and I stayed here for a week and it was wonderful! Scott and Sarah's cottage is only a couple blocks to downtown- making very easy to get around in SLO. We took off on a lot of daytrips around the central coast and it was so nice to have a single place to come back to. As we were out and about quite a bit, we didn't get to talk to Sarah or Scott very much, but they were very nice anytime we did cross paths. We were a little nervouse about how the bathroom would work out- but worked out great! Although it is inside the house part- it is available 24/7. I would definitely like to stay here again if I am in the area!
I decided to stay in downtown SLO for my friend's wedding in Santa Margarita and was very happy with the location of the cottage. It is very close to shopping, bars and restaurants and only a 20 min drive to Pismo or Santa Margarita. I did not get a chance to meet Sarah but met Scott and he was very nice and helped out with the check-in. The only issue I had was I tried requesting an earlier check-in the day before my stay however I did not get a reply back all day. Finally I tried to contact them the next morning with still no reply so then I had to contact Air BnB. If you know that you need to do a self check-in I would suggest contacting them earlier so you do not need to panic like I did. When I finally heard back from Sarah she was really flexible with my boyfriend and I checking-in early.
I booked this air bnb for a wedding in SLO. Scott and Sara were kind enough to let me check in early at one instead of four since the wedding started at 430 and I needed a place to get ready.
Self check in instructions were easy to follow and much appreciated, parking on the street was also very convenient.
However, it turned out that Sara and Scott had forgotten that I was to check in early. Perhaps this explains why the bathroom towels were damp.. Did they not have enough time to fully dry them in the dryer? I am not sure. Maybe this could also explain the mildew smell of the sheets.
I did have the opportunity to meet scott once, though somewhat of an awkward encounter, as I was getting dressed for the wedding.
I am a minimalist and really don't need much. But I do expect clean.. Dry.. Towels and fresh sheets. I have to say that I would not book nor recommend this stay. I would rather spend a little more money at a hotel nearby.
Thank you Scott and Sarah for providing me with a comfy place to rest in the heart of SLO during a very busy work weekend.
About the Host, Scott & Sarah
We are passionate about living healthy active lifestyles and giving back to our community.
Looking forward to connecting with the Air BnB community working towards a healthy and beautiful future! 3
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