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.
Our hosts welcomed us with an overview of the property and tour of their bright, colorful home, filled of old home charm. They are clearly experienced and friendly hosts who enjoy sharing their lovely place with others. The description of the home is very accurate. We felt very comfortable sitting in the guest living room reading and dozing off by the sunny windows during the afternoon. We could hear when other people are in the house, but it is generally very quiet and peaceful. Feels like staying overnight at a friend's house. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet, with nice houses on an attractive street that is very convenient to Cal Poly. We would definitely like to return for another visit!
My daughter and I enjoyed our stay at Eves house. It was clean, cozy and a very beautiful home to stay in. The bed was comfortable, wifi was available and the bathroom was clean. She had a beautiful selection of snacks for breakfast which was really nice.
It was also a pleasure meeting her and having a chance to chat a bit about San Luis Obispo.
I had an amazing stay at Eve's. San Luis Obispo is a special place and Eve's home is a gorgeous accompaniment to it all. Far more relaxing, intriguing, and refreshing than any hotel I've staid at in San Luis Obispo, Eve's home was the highlight of my visit.
Great host and place in a neat little town. I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and Eve's welcoming and warm interactions.
Eve greeted us upon arrival and reviewed house stay guidelines with us. This information was also available in the room with welcome chocolates, fruit, and cookies. The listing description was very accurate. The neighborhood was pleasant and convenient to the event venue we were visiting.
Eve was extremely kind. Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed talking to Eve and we briefly met her husband Tom - extremely kind gentle souls. There house is absolutely beautiful and has very positive energy. Lily Bear is a sweet dog. And I am typically allergic to cats but had absolutely no problem staying in this home. Everything is very comfortable and well kept. The bed was absolutely phenomenal, spacious and soft! If you are even thinking about staying here just book it, you will not be disappointed.
This is a welcoming house with real privacy due to having a lot of space, and Eve is a great communicator who accommodated my later arrival. Thank you Eve.
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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.