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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!

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Outside fountain- At the bottom of the stairs as you walk into the courtyard

Outside fountain- At the bottom of the stairs as you walk into the courtyard

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Price: $649 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cancellation: Moderate


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. 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 periods of warm weather, 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.

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 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.
-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.

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.

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.

The Neighborhood

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).

Getting Around

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.

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House Rules

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.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
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About the Host, Carrie

San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Member since August 2010