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 Linnea's room, which is a little is smaller than Juliet's but still spacious, bright and airy. It's furnished with a brand-new exceptionally comfortable queen-sized bed, a desk and a chair.
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 fairly likely that the bathroom will be shared.
Guests can use the gardens, back deck and the pleasant ground floor living room 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. International travelers ourselves, and hosts to exchange students and SERVAS travelers for many years before discovering Airbnb, there's nothing we like better than a good conversation at the dining room table, on the deck, or by the fire.
San Luis Obispo has amazingly good weather, a vital downtown, many excellent restaurants, wonderful music and arts, and the best chocolate around. We're ten 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. 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.
A 25 minute walk, 10 minute bike ride or a 5 minute drive away, 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.
Don't miss the Mission and its garden, the small but always interesting Art Museum and the History Center right across the street, and the Children's Museum, which our grandchildren haven't tired of yet, all along the creek walk.
A bus stop is two blocks away, and the Amtrak station about a mile. Easy freeway access, street parking available for one car.
Other Things to Note
We'd love to share a free mini-wine-and-chocolate-tasting with you. Ask us about it!
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 use water sparingly. We are in the midst of a severe drought.
Please stay in close touch about your arrival time so we can be here to welcome you.
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.
Guests have their own refrigerator in the pantry. There’s microwave near the refrigerator, an electric kettle, an espresso machine, a French press 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. There’s filtered water in the fridge but the tap water is fine to drink.
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 eventually 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 Lily sees them.
Leave the lights on in the entry hall when you go to bed. Someone will turn them off.
We arrived in the mid afternoon and felt very welcomed. Eve and Tom went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The rooms and home were exactly as described and very comfortable. The location was perfect.... close to downtown, Cal Poly and many places to eat! I would recommend this airbnb to everyone!
Amazing place to stay and close to downtown! Eve greeted us with wine and a delightful chocolate pairing from her shop.
My daughter and I loved staying at Eve's Airbnb in Linnea's room. Eve and her husband time were kind and caring hosts. Everything was ready when we arrived, and Eve made us feel welcome. Our room was comfortable and had everything we needed. We are glad we stayed at this Airbnb instead of at a hotel.
Eve was an excellent host!! The house and bedroom I stayed in was very welcoming!! She puts little touches to make it extra special! The listing was an accurate description of her home. It was an easy walk to Cal Poly & Downtown. Felt safe & slept well!
Eve and Tom are the perfect hosts. Enjoyed great conversations, suggestions for things to do and all the extra amenities they supplied. Felt very welcomed. I also fell in love with the house. The beautiful colors and plants just make you smile all day. Convenient to downtown (we walked) and short drive to Morro Rock. If we are ever back in San Luis, this will always be our home base.
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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.