About this listing
Looking for a peaceful, private spot to unwind and discover the beauty of the Central Coast? Come and relax in this quiet and beautiful 486 sq. ft. private studio.
Ideally located in a country setting, you are within minutes of dipping your toes in the ocean at Pismo Beach, or sipping some award-winning wine at one of the dozens of nearby Edna Valley wineries.
Surrounded by foliage and a vegetable garden, the "zen-like" studio includes a private bathroom with shower, a well equipped kitchenette, dining room table and chairs, 37” flat screen TV with basic satellite, wireless internet, and a very comfortable queen size futon.
Make yourself at home with a complementary treats provided in the studio of muffins, farm-fresh organic eggs from our chickens, juice, fruit, coffee and tea.
In addition to the beach and wine tasting, other fun activities in the area include:'
- Cruising the nearby college town of San Luis Obispo, recently named the "Happiest City" in the U.S! (quaint downtown is 15 minutes away)
- Spending time in nature on one of the great nearby hikes, and did we already say, the beach?
- Dining any one of the top-notch restaurants located throughout the county
- Renting a horse or a bike for the day, or bring your own bike and enjoy the various routes around the county
- In addition to wine tasting in Edna Valley, head up the hill to world famous Paso Robles for even more award-winning wine.
- Go antiquing in downtown Arroyo Grande, about 5 minutes away.
- Kick back in the studio and read a good book
- Stretch your horizons in a yoga class and one of the many nearby studios
We have two friendly dogs, (along with a horse, chickens, goats) so guests must be animal friendly.
When not occupied during the week, our studio doubles as a yoga studio. To keep the yoga studio feel, we have Hindu and Buddhist symbols decorating the studio.
No smoking please.
Interaction with Guests
We provide a lot of privacy to our guests, facilitated by the quiet studio located on the back acre of our property. That said, we are always up for a conversation, or to answer any questions and direct guests to one of our favorite spots!
The neighborhood is semi-rural, serene and beautiful, yet is conveniently located near everything, and just a couple miles from the highway.
Other Things to Note
Holly is an Ayurvedic practitioner with Balanced Living Ayurveda, yoga instructor and massage therapist. She is available for in-studio massages and Ayurvedic consultations to help you fully relax and renew during your visit. Please contact us to arrange prior to your visit!
- No Smoking.
- Must be dog friendly.
Eric and Holly are great hosts! They even prepared some fruit, eggs and muffins for us! And we love their dog, Chi! He's so nice! Thank you Eric and Holly!
Only thing I can say is...I will be back. You have to see this place to understand.
Lieu idyllique, très tranquille, invitant à la méditation, avec magnifique terrace. Accueil très chaleureux de nos hôtes (et de leur labrador ;-) ), avec des oeufs de leurs poules, beignets, boissons fraîches à disposition! Appartement très bien décoré. On s'y sent bien...
The cottage is 1 large room/living space with a separate bathroom. The accommodations are very comfortable and modern. There is wireless internet (which I did use and which was fine), and a large-screen tv (which I did not use). Eric and Holly had some snacks and drinks ready in the fridge, as well as fresh chicken eggs from their own chickens! The setting is quiet and semi-rural/farm, with 2 friendly dogs, a cat, 3 goats, and a horse.
Eric and Holly are very warm and welcoming. They obviously love meeting new people and having guests. I had a brief hello with Holly on Saturday when I was heading out and she was tending the beautiful garden next to the cottage. When leaving Sunday, I had a nice conversation with Eric and Holly, and actually wish we could have hung out more together.
The place is close to the 101, 5 minutes max to the freeway.
I would definitely stay there again when I'm in the area.
Eric and Holly's place couldn't have been more perfect. The description was completely accurate and they did a great job setting up expectations for us. We loved the setting with Bella the horse, Chi and Prana the labradors, the goats and the chickens! We had a chance to chat with both Eric and Holly and they are really sweet, nice people. They also made sure to have a great little binder of recommendations for the area, which was thoughtful and helpful. The space was clean, the bed was comfortable, they had our fridge stocked with eggs and coffee, and the kitchenette area was perfect for our needs. They had some fruit and muffins out for us as well. We felt welcome and very comfortable here and would absolutely come back the next time we're in the area.
Eric and Holly were very welcoming. The space was immaculate, and very spacious and peaceful feeling. The horse, goats and chickens were wonderful, as were the dogs that greeted us. The setting is beautiful and peaceful, near to beautiful beaches.
What a hidden gem! It was SO relaxing to stay here. There is a very peaceful presence at this location with all the animals, wind chimes, flowers, and everything. So close to everything in San Luis Obispo. Minutes away from wineries and the beach. It was nice and clean. The kitchen was convenient and had all the amenities to make a meal. Highly recommended.
About the Host, Eric & Holly
My wife and I are avid travelers. Because of all the animals on our mini ranch, doing a home exchange doesn't work for us. AirBnB gives us a much better option. We set aside what we earn renting our studio out via AirBnB and use that for our own travel.