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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 close to the coast. Our humble space is more like urban glamping than a hotel.

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Air purifying plants and comfortable bed to give guests a restful nights sleep.

Air purifying plants and comfortable bed to give guests a restful nights sleep.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $15
Weekly discount: 4%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

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 NOT 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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

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

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House Rules

No unspecified guests
No cigarette smoking
No parties
No animals
No Cigarette Smoking Party Animals.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit

1 night minimum stay
Maps of the area and visitor guides can be found in the room.

Maps of the area and visitor guides can be found in the room.

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About the Host, Scott & Sarah

San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Member since June 2014