About this listing
Last chance to book! We are taking down our listings down after Labor Day.
Full of color, light, art and folk art, our house is a 10 walk from Cal Poly and 25 from downtown. We'd love to share it - and some wine and chocolate - with you!
After four years of amazing guests and great reviews, we are planning to take down our listings after Labor Day. This is probably your last chance to book Juliet's room, the front room in our house, which 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 are many times when you might be asked to knock before entering the bathroom.
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.
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.
This was our first air bnb experience, and it was a wonderful one! Eve and Tom are adorable and so friendly! Their home was absolutely gorgeous, inspiring, and comfortable. There was such a natural sense of community, but at the same time we had our own personal space and privacy. We were traveling with our two year old and 9 month old, so we were nervous about how that would work out. The Juliet room was perfect for our family of 4 and Eve even had a pack and play set up in the walk in closet. There were children's toys and books in the guest living room. We appreciated the outdoor patio space and the guest fridge. It was a wonderful experience and wish we had more time to spend here!
Great experience, the place is large the town had a nice small mountain town feel to it, communication with the host was excellent and I met an interesting couple from China and made them some flapjacks. A+ experience, comfy bed, large kitchen and gracious hosts... P.s. the wine and chocolate pairing was an added bonus
Nous avons passé 1 nuit chez Eve avec nos 2 enfants. La chambre était prête et des petites attentions nous attendaient ainsi que les enfants.
La salle de bain était commune avec l'autre chambre mais cela ne nous a pas posé de problème. Le mari d'Eve parlant parfaitement français, cela a ajouté un petit plus !
Lovely room just as described. Hosts were very helpful and friendly.
We shared a bathroom with another guest but is was no hassle at all.
We felt very welcome and appreciated all the recommendations that Eve provided for us. The house was in a safe neighborhood and a short drive to downtown. The room was spacious, and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast, coffee, chocolate, snacks, and a mini wine tasting were provided. The shared bathroom connected to our bedroom and one other was fine for a short stay. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and we enjoyed Eve and Tom's hospitality and generosity.
I was teaching a workshop on the campus of Cal Poly so Eve's location is very convenient, just 1.4 miles away. My family of 2 adults and 2 kids rented 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom for 5 nights. Eve promptly responded to my inquiry and was there to greet us at check in. She left us chocolates on our pillows. She also provided some snacks, milk, yogurt, coffee, tea, refrigerator, microwave. There was a dollhouse, puzzles, games, books, and DVD to entertain the young ones. Our family played Clue one night in the living room. She allowed us to use her washer/dryer so we only had to pack half as much clothes (just bring your own detergent).
Eve graciously invited us to join the potluck she was hosting for some guests. The house is very colorful and full of interesting objects from around the world. She has a list of recommendations around town. We walked into town and tried Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates. They were delicious! We also walked another half a block and had the thick and creamy chowder from Splash Cafe (owned by Eve's sister-in-law). She recommended the little cute zoo in Atascadero for my daughters and we spent a fun morning there. I hope to be able to stay with Eve again next summer.
Beautiful house, Lovely room, and very kid friendly. This was a perfect spot for my little family of 4 to stay. Right outside our room was this little seating area with toys, children's books, and games. My 4 year old loved Quiczo! Eve and her husband were very sweet and welcoming. The fruit fresh from the farmers market were delicious. Would definitely stay here again!
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About the Host, Eve
Tom is a retired food science professor, chef, and chocolate-maker - our little chocolate shop is in walking distance of our home. I'm a retired teacher, home and garden tender, writer, and lover of beauty and the world. We both love travel and sharing our home with guests from around the world. Not to mention chocolate.