Comfortable four poster queen bed (updated paint color shown) with Moroccan blinds

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

Escape to our studio located in a private Spanish courtyard with bubbling fountains within blocks of downtown San Luis Obispo. Enjoy coffee out on a private patio or relax watching cable TV before heading downtown or going for a hike all nearby!

The space

Entire studio for rent. This studio is in an AMAZING location. It is conveniently located within a few blocks of the 101 North and South freeway. It is within 5 blocks of beautiful downtown historic San Luis Obispo. It is really easy to walk downtown and enjoy the many wonderful restaurants, sites, bars, and shops that are downtown. There is free parking available on the street. The neighborhood is very safe and quiet.

The Spanish studio is in a private Spanish courtyard above another apartment and next door to a Spanish home. It has a huge deck that is perfect for drinking coffee or just relaxing. The balcony overlooks a fountain and has a nice view of the town.

The home consists of one living area (with a comfy queen size bed and a small couch) with a kitchen area, bathroom, and large walk-in closet. The bathroom has a shower and a large soaking tub. The bathroom window has a view of Madonna mountain (It's actually called Cerro San Luis but is more commonly referred to as Madonna Mountain). There is a hair dryer in the bathroom for your use as well. There is a closet with plenty of space for luggage and hanging clothes. There is also a full kitchen available for your use. There is a microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee maker (coffee pods are provided as well), and hot water pot that is provided for your use. There are also cups/bowls/silverware/etc for your use as well. Half and half and sugar are provided for your convenience. There are also pots/pans/etc that are available for your use.

The home has an electric fireplace that functions as a fireplace and as a heater. **Please note that the fireplace is turned off during periods of warm weather, summer months, and during periods of heat waves.

This place is ideal for 1 or 2 people.

Non-smoking home & property. Smoking is not permitted inside or outside of the home. Smoking on the premises will lead to a forfeiture of the security deposit. No illegal drugs.

Clean towels, bedding, etc. are all provided.

Wi-fi network provided.

The wall-mounted TV has cable with over 100 channels, including movie channels. The TV is also connected to a blu-ray player which enables you to access Hulu, Pandora, and Netflix (you would need to access your own accounts).

No house guests.

More about the location:

-Many bus stops close by. The main bus transit hub is approximately 10 minutes walking distance away.
-Downtown San Luis Obispo is only 5 blocks away!
-Historic Jack House 4 blocks away.
-Park two blocks away with free outdoor fitness center.
-There are two other parks within 10-15 minutes walking distance.
-MANY restaurants, bars, shops, etc. within 6 blocks. There is an amazing sushi restaurant and Italian restaurant approximately 5 blocks away.
-Mission is a 5 minute walk.
-5 minutes walking distance to the bottom of the trail head for Madonna mountain (Cerro San Luis). (The hike is moderately strenuous and takes about an 1-2 hours)
-15 minutes driving distance to Avila Beach
-5 minute drive to Cal Poly
-15 minutes driving distance to many wineries within San Luis Obispo
-30 minute drive to Paso Robles (well known internationally for its wineries)
-7 minute drive to the airport
-10 minute drive to Cuesta College
-50 minute drive to Hearst Castle
-20 minute drive to Morro Bay- Great place for clams and seafood!

This home is very unique. It's in a Spanish courtyard. The house that it shares the property with is very old. This home is a recent addition to the property.

Other Notes:

There is an aviary of lovebirds and budgies outside (attached to the main house). They're not very loud but you can hear them if you're sitting on the deck.

There are 3 little dogs on the property. They will not be loose in the yard but you may hear them at some point. They're very sweet and they don't bark a lot but just a heads up. They do not live in the home. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate any more pets.

*****If you would like to book this home, please tell us about who will be staying at the home and what the purpose of your trip is.

*****Upon booking, you will need to save the confirmation e-mail for the directions and entry instructions to the home. You will not be able to find the home with just GPS directions.

*****We are in the middle of doing some painting in the home. We have posted some updated photos but we will be updating the rest soon as we finish up.

NOTE: There are stairs that go up to the apartment. There is no elevator.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the entire home (living area, closet, bathroom, kitchen) and private patio.

Interaction with guests

I am available to my guests throughout their stay via phone/e-mail. I come by the main home on the property on a daily basis so I am always around and available to answer any questions that arise (though I respect your space so you will likely not see me). If any questions come up or you need something, just let me know.

Other things to note

I do provide a binder of information about the city, including things to do, places to see, restaurant recommendations, wineries, etc. I was born and raised here in San Luis Obispo so if you have any questions I am happy to answer them. I love this town and I hope you enjoy your time here and are able to see why we love living here so much.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Security Deposit: $700
Weekend Price: $159 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

Check-in: 3:00 p.m. (or after) **Earlier check-in may be available with prior arrangement. **IF YOU HAVE A LATE CHECK IN PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN ADVANCE.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m. **Later check-out time may be available with prior arrangement.

No smoking inside or outside the home.

Please no outside guests.

Please respect the privacy of the courtyard. Please keep the outside gate shut.

Please be respectful and courteous. Please be mindful of the neighbors and keep noise to a minimum from 9:30 P.M. to 8:00 A.M.

Please treat our home with respect.

Thank you for your cooperation with our house rules.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

29 nights minimum stay

235 Reviews

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Warren User Profile
March 2017
Great cozy space for one.

Jayme User Profile
February 2017
Great place. Central location walkable to town yet quiet and peaceful. Very well equipped and hosts have obviously thought through what is needed to be comfortable in the home. Lovely patio and courtyard.

Justin User Profile
December 2016
If you're looking for a charming, clean, cozy, all you could need accommodation, you've found it here. I was relocating to the central coast for work and stayed at Carrie's place for a month while I searched for long-term housing. The apartment is absolutely charming, atop Spanish steps with a wonderful patio overlooking the lush courtyard and fountain. There were fresh baked cookies on arrival and ease of settling in with a coded door preset to a number of my selection. The apartment is cozy, warm and details were well thought out. The kitchen is amply supplied with all you could need to prepare your own meals. Coffee is provided via keurig system. The bathroom was clean, ample in size with clean towels provided. The bed is extremely comfortable. Linen service was provided on a weekly basis with fresh towels and bed sheets provided. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it for anyone looking for a place to stay for a month on the central coast. Carrie was quickly responsive to any messages and intent on making sure my stay was absolutely wonderful.

Christopher User Profile
September 2016
The listing was accurate, the area was great, and Carrie was excellent. I was at the location for an extended amount of time and communication and hospitality never wavered. I couldn't recommend this studio more!

Manuel User Profile
June 2016
Carries apartment is definitely the best choice in SLO. You will love this place and you will have a wonderful stay there ;-) You cannot make anything wrong booking this place! Carrie and her parents will help you in every situation and will provide everything you need. Thank you, Sandra & Manuel

Ashley User Profile
April 2016
Carrie was an excellent host and answered any questions I had very quickly. The apartment is adorable and the location was perfect for walking to downtown SLO and really close to surrounding beaches and hiking trails. Highly recommended!

Warren User Profile
March 2016
Carrie takes good care of folks.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States · Joined in August 2010
Carrie User ProfileCarrie is a superhost.

I grew up in San Luis Obispo, California. I love the Central Coast and everything it has to offer. I love the fresh produce from the Farmer's Markets, locally produced products, farm-to-table restaurants, and the little boutiques that make SLO so unique.

I love the outdoors and exploring the coast with my little dog Callie.

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Response time: within a few hours
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