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!
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. It has a bathroom with a shower and a large soaking tub. 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 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. Coffee, cream, and sugar are provided for your convenience. There are also pots/pans/etc that are available for your use.
There is a new comfortable queen size bed in the home. There is also a little couch and an electric fireplace that functions as a fireplace and as a heater. The couch pulls out into a twin bed. **Please note that the fireplace is turned off during the summer months and during periods of heat waves.
This place is ideal for 1 or 2 people. There is only 1 real queen bed so it's perfect for one or two. Price is for 1-2 people. Three people may be considered. It is tight with three people though (just as a heads up). $10/person for each individual person after 2.
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.
Clean towels, bedding, etc. are all provided.
Wi-fi network provided.
The 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).
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.
-Grocery store 3 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 was actually recently built so everything is only a few years old.
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.
**THIS WEEK ONLY: Book a stay that is 3 nights or longer and receive $3
There are 2 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.
NOTE: There are stairs that go up to the apartment. There is no elevator.
****The price includes a 10% Transient Occupancy tax (room tax) that the City of San Luis Obispo requires us to collect.
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.
Our neighborhood is one of the many older neighborhoods in the city. It's really close to downtown, which is very convenient and one of the biggest draws of this home. The downtown area has many great coffee shops, wine bars, restaurants, shopping, etc. There's also a park only a block away with an outdoor fitness center, basketball court, playground, and community garden.
It's also conveniently located near the 101 North & South freeway on ramps, which is nice for getting around quickly.
It is also very close to the trail head of Cerro San Luis (commonly known as Madonna Mountain).
Street parking is free and always available.
There is a bus stop a block away from the home. The main bus transit center is about a 15-20 minute walk downtown.
Bikes are available for rent (2 beach cruisers) but they're subject to availability. There are also a couple other bike rental places within close proximity as well if you wanted a mountain bike or other kind.
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.
Check-in: 2:00 p.m. (or after) **Earlier check-in may be available with prior arrangement.
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.
Carrie was a wonderful host. Quick responses and made us feel welcomed from the get go. Really if you are looking for a cozy, beautifully appointed little apartment, look no further. From the sounds of the fountains outside and the lace light streaming through the moorish wood frames we felt transported into another world. Carrie was even kind enough to let us stay a little longer so we could sleep in from having arrived so late the night before. Thank you, Carrie. Can't wait to come back and stay longer.
We had a fabulous stay at Carrie's studio! Checking into the unit was a breeze and we were greeted with chocolate chip cookies and a ridiculously helpful manual that told us everything we needed to know from winery and restaurant recommendations to how to work the fireplace and DVD player.
We found the unit to be better in person than described. It was clean, well-stocked and impeccably decorated. Parking was easy and the courtyard leading to the studio was charming and private. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were soft. Although the living area and kitchen were cozy, the large walk-in closet and porch give the space a bigger feel.
We took advantage of the suggestions in Carrie's book to walk to an excellent restaurant nearby for dinner and finished the evening relaxing by the fireplace. The next morning was spent sipping coffee on the fabulous porch. Overall a wonderful visit.
Great spot in SLO close to everything in town. Very cute and cozy and exactly as pictured. Carrie also provided a few breakfast options (and cookies!), which was nice. Would stay again.
Carrie's place was just as described. Well-stocked with everything we needed for our stay. The place was very clean and comfortable. The patio looked amazing but it was a little chilly so we didn't use it. Nice view, and good location -- My wife and I walked about 10 minutes to one of the bar/restaurants that was recommended in the helpful binder that Carrie provides.
This studio situated in mediterranean style garden with multiple fountains provided an ambiance that set the tone for a fun evening. This place ha more of a bed and breakfast feel than some places I've stayed! The place was quant, clean, convenient and well taken care of by Carrie! You can tell she takes tremendous pride in her place. Not to mention, the place is situated downtown about a 5 minute walk to shops and restaurants! Great spot.
My boyfriend and I spent two nights at Carrie's apartment just after Christmas. We had excellent communication with Carrie, who provided a spotless, stylish accomodation with a lovely private patio area. We enjoyed the homebaked chocolate chip cookies that she so thoughtfully provided. This was a great cozy getaway, private and comfortable. We hope to return!
Carrie's place was wonderful. Beautifully decorated with nice amenities. The place was very quiet and cozy. The bed was very comfortable and she even had a plate of cookies out for us. Carrie was super helpful and she made us feel very welcome. Can highly recommend this place!
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I grew up in San Luis Obispo, California. I love the Central Coast and everything it has to offer.
I love the outdoors and exploring the coast with my little dog Callie.