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.
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'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
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 was wonderful! We felt so welcomed. We were able to come and go as we pleased. It was a perfect set up and location for us! Thank you for a nice week-end!
Eve was warm, welcoming and a great host. The space is very inspiring. I highly recommend staying here if you plan to be in SLO.
We enjoyed our stay in Linnea's room. Eve made many efforts to insure our stay was comfortable.
It was such an amazing time with Eve and Tom. Both are so friendly and open minded. They even invited me for easter dinner with their friends & family. What a nice offer, when you travel on your own!
My room and all the other rooms were very clean and cozy.
I can totally recommend this place to stay, you will have a great time over there.
I felt very welcome and comfortable. The house is very charming and my bed was "heaven!" The neighborhood is quiet and very safe. Host is very knowledgeable about the area.
Although we didn't meet Eve in person our experience was very good. Eve was very attentive and she provided us with all the information we needed to find her place and to check in our room. The house and the room was very lovely and clean and over all we had a very nice stay at her place. For our very first Airbnb experience we couldn't ask for anything more.
Wow! Staying at Eve and Tom's house exceeded our expectations in every way. For starters, the bed was very comfortable and the room/bathroom more than adequate for our needs. (A nice touch: gourmet chocolate, snacks, and fruit to greet us.) Having access to the lovely sitting room and kitchen made us feel even more at home. Eve--with her wonderful canine companion, Lily Bear, by her side--is a treasure trove of information about the area. We especially enjoyed the spontaneous conversations with our hosts as well as other guests. This warm, welcoming house reflects its owners, who clearly enjoy sharing their home with others.
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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.