Come stay in our spacious home in walking distance of Cal Poly (10 min) and downtown (25 min). Full of color, light, 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.
Winter sale pricing is now in effect! We have three bedrooms available. You are looking at Linnea's room, which is a little is smaller than Juliet's but still spacious, bright and airy. It has 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
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.
Eve greeted me and my friend with a tour of the house and made us feel welcome and at home. She is so friendly and easy to talk to; I really could have talked with her for hours! We were pleased to discover snacks and chocolates from Eve's chocolate shop in our room as well as an impressive reading selection. We had fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, coffee, tea, and other goodies available for us to enjoy for breakfast. There's a tree in the back yard with a low hanging hammock and another hammock higher up that you'd have to climb the tree to reach. How cool is that? We also had a nice list of nearby restaurants and their descriptions to check out. It's a beautiful house with beautiful people and the best hospitality.
The location was perfect for our stay. The neighborhood was very nice and safe. We could walk to the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center and downtown was just a 5 minute drive. We walked to downtown one day and it was a nice 30 minute walk.
This will be my go-to place to stay any time I decide to come back to San Luis Obispo.
Wonderful hosts who genuinely enjoy having people stay at their home. Great evening conversations, great location and wonderful room.
This BnB experience was quite fantastic. The Hosts were very open and welcoming. The friendly nature and vibe that was given off could be felt immediately. The house itself was quite beautiful and the room we stayed in was clean and comfortable. The provided towels, information sheets, instructions were all very nice additions. The location of the place was also very nice. It felt quiet and safe and was located only a short drive from Downtown and from the freeways if you wanted to visit any other near by attractions.
Eve's house was delightful and homey. We immediately loved her and Tom and Lily Bear, the rescue Golden/Chow. The living area, kitchen, and deck were very bright and inviting, although we didn't spend too much time in those spaces as we were in town visiting our daughter. The neighborhood was quiet and felt safe and was quite convenient to Cal Poly
Our room was very nicely decorated and bright and the bath we used was adequate but a few steps across the hall.
The house is not particularly well insulated for sound, but if you don't mind feeling like a member of Eve's extended family and friends- and don't mind a few footsteps above you and hearing kitchen sounds in the morning, you will be fine.
I have stayed with Eve many times and always feel welcome. The rooms are clean, quiet and cozy.
We had a wonderful time with Eve and Tom and their beautiful house. Each was very helpful and a delight explaining the nuances of the house and it's operation. We had lively conversations over coffee in the mornings and wine that evening. A very memorable experience that I would repeat again should we visit SLO again.
Eve was very welcoming and gracious in her bright and beautiful home. I had a sun filled room that was quite and very comfortable with soft blankets and a cozy queen size bed with an adjoining bathroom and shower. Eve thought of every detail from local artisan chocolates to shortbread cookies in the room on the day of my arrival. I tried many of the coffee shops and restaurants Eve and Bob recommended. Luna Red in San Luis Obispo was my favorite. I look forward to staying with Eve and Bob again and spending more time in their woodsy garden with wonderful fir and pine trees.
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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.