Come stay in our spacious home in walking distance of Cal Poly (10 min) and downtown (25 min). Full of light, color, art and folk art, the house was designed in early 90's by Steven Pults. Now, with our kids gone, we're happy to share it with you.
Juliet's room, the front room, is the largest of the three rooms we offer. It has a very comfortable queen bed, a comfy chair, a futon sofa that opens into a bed good for two children, a desk, a closet big enough to put an air bed in it, and windows that open onto the garden.
Juliet and Linnea's rooms have a shared bath, so we try to rent one room at a time, or to rent both rooms to the same party, but there may be times when you are asked if you mind sharing the bath. During peak season weekends, June-August, it's likely that the bathroom will be shared.
The space is big enough to set up an airbed (provided) in addition to the twin size futon, or two air beds. A family of four can sleep in it comfortably.
Groups of two couples:
Though I can set up 2 single air beds, they don't fit next to each other, so this isn't great space for two couples.
It's more a lot more comfortable to reserve both Juliet and Linnea's rooms, so you have both queen beds and the shared bath.
Guests can use the ground floor living room, the gardens and the back deck anytime, and usually the kitchen. There are toys and books in the living room, a big screen for dvds (no TV) and a stack of games for rainy days.
We ask that you respect our family's daily routines when using the space on the second floor: the kitchen, the dining room and the back room. Feel free to make yourself at home if no one else is using the those areas, or ask if it's okay to share them.
The third floor is private.
Interaction with Guests
Tom and I love sharing our home with guests from around the world. Travelers ourselves, and hosts to exchange students and SERVAS travelers for years before discovering Airbnb, there's nothing we enjoy more than a good conversation at the dining room table, on the deck, or by the fire.
San Luis Obispo has amazingly good weather year-around, a vital downtown, many excellent restaurants, wonderful music and arts, and the best chocolate around. It's seven miles from the beach and an hour from Hearst Castle, in the midst of great wine country in Edna Valley, Paso Robles and more.
Our home is in Monterey Heights, the northeast corner of SLO, next to the university campus. My daily dog walks take me either along Cal Poly's horse pasture onto the campus, or up the hill to the very corner of the city, high above the highway as it heads up the grade into the mountains.
A ten minute walk south takes you to San Luis's uptown district, halfway to downtown, where there are plenty of restaurants and cafes: Splash, Steynberg, Central Coast Brewing - and our own Mama Ganache chocolate shop.
San Luis Obispo's charming downtown is bigger than one would expect for a city this size, with a lovely creek walk lined with cafes at its center, interesting side streets, and a mix of local and nationally known stores.
The creek walk goes by the Mission and its garden (don't miss it), the small but always interesting Art Museum and the History Center right across the street, and then continues on to the Children's Museum, which our grandchildren haven't tired of yet.
There's a bus stop two blocks away, the Amtrak station is 10 minutes by car or 25 minutes on foot, and you can walk or bike downtown from here easily, but most guests come by car. The 101 entrance is four blocks away, and highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway, another four.
Other Things to Note
Tom and I are members of SLOHosts, the group who worked together to keep short-term rentals available here in San Luis Obispo last fall. We voluntarily pay a 10% TOT (room tax) to the city (in addition to state and federal income taxes).
Please stay in close touch about your arrival time so we can be here to welcome you.
Please use water sparingly. We are in the midst of a severe drought.
Parking is restricted in our neighborhood on weekdays. If you come during the week, we have have one parking pass which we will lend you when you come (please remember to give it back!).
If you have more than one car, one will have to be left a few houses up the street at the end of the restricted area. On the weekends there are no restrictions.
Juliet's room is right below our own, so if you come in late, please keep your voices down. There is a strictly enforced 10 PM noise ordinance in the city of San Luis Obispo.
You’re welcome to make yourselves at home in the living room outside the bedrooms anytime, or in the garden or the back deck. Provided we aren’t using it ourselves, feel free use the kitchen and the second floor living space too. The third floor is our private space.
There’s microwave near the refrigerator, an electric kettle and both an espresso machine and a drip coffee maker on the counter that you can use. Coffee is in the freezer, tea in boxes and tins by the kettle. Cups are hanging above the coffee machines, glasses are in the cabinet above the microwave.
The tap water is delicious.
Lily Bear is a rescued Chow Golden Retriever. She can be barky and will occasionally growl because she’s still a little fearful, but if you completely ignore her at first, she’ll come to you. If she barks as you leave the house tell her “Bear stays” firmly and she’ll get the message. She rarely tries to get out the front door, but if she does get out, leave the door wide open and walk away from it to where she can’t see you, and she’ll come back in a few minutes.
The black cats are Olive and Alice. They live upstairs. It’s fine to let them in the front door so they can scoot up the stairs before Bear sees them.
Leave the lights on in the entry hall when you go to bed. Someone will turn them off.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Eve and Tom. They were excellent hosts and we had a great time talking with them about a variety of subjects. The rooms were wonderful and the house beautiful. We would love to come back and spend more time on our next visit to SLO.
Ken & Wi
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in Juliet's Room. We found it quite comfortable and perfect for our visit to SLO. Eve was very kind and welcoming. I highly recommend staying in Eve's home.
Eve and her husband were very welcoming and made us feel at home. They have a lovely home. The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. I was there with my daughter visiting CalPoly, and it was in a perfect location because it is a quiet neighborhood that is walking distance to campus. We were only there for one night, but I would definitely like to stay there again in the future.
My stay at Eve's place was great, she was very nice and accommodating from the beginning. The house is gorgeous, quite spacious and clean. Nice to have a light breakfast included. The couple was very accommodating and even offered me a ride to Bishop's peak where I went on a nice hike.
I would definitely stay here again.
Eve was charming and welcoming. Her house is cheerful and inspiring. Our room was spacious and charmingly decorated - authentic, not kitch. We shared a bathroom with another visiting couple, which worked out just fine. She gave us directions to walk downtown - about a half hour each way, so we spent an evening strolling, dining outdoors and playing chess at a local cafe. It was lovely! We only had 24 hours in town, but ate two great meals out and also visited the old Mission - also well worth the time. I'd love to visit SLO again and would definitely go back to Eve's house.
We asked Eve of we could stay an extra night. She accommodated us. Our time with Eve and Tom was memorar. We would stay with them again on our next visit to SLO.
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Retired teacher, home and garden tender, and lover of beauty and the world. I love travel and sharing my home guests from around the world. And chocolate.