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!
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.
My boyfriend and I rented Carrie's charming studio for the weekend. Carrie was a great host, leaving fresh baked cookies and soap for us when we arrived. The refrigerator had bottled water, greek yogurt and there was coffee available. Carrie was very attentive, checking in throughout the weekend and even letting us know when the city was doing an emergency drill. My favorite part of the weekend was having a fresh cup of coffee on the beautiful patio outside the studio. I would highly recommend staying here!
Wonderful and private apartment in a beautiful Spanish-style house. The apartment is above the main house and we didn't hear a single noise, our apartment felt very private and quiet. Carrie left us out homemade yummy cookies for our arrival as well as there being plenty of coffee to help ourselves too and milk and yoghurt in the fridge. The bathroom was also stocked with Bed Head shampoo and conditioner and showergel which was a lovely touch. The place was so clean too and a really lovely apartment. The info we were left in the welcome pack was fantastic. We went out for dinner and drinks and SLO and it's a great town with so many eating places to choose from, we were spoilt for choice. We wish we could've stayed longer!!! Thanks for having us Carrie, we hope we'll be back again soon! :)
Amazing experience, Carrie did a fantastic job with the space. It is extremely clean, well organized and had all of the amenities you would expect from a hotel and more. There was also an iron to use that we weren't expecting as well as fresh baked cookies which added a level of care. The ambiance was very serene with the birds and window shutters almost making you feel if you were on vacation in a more tropical climate. Location was great and easy to park, not one complaint to think off. Would definitely stay again if in SLO.
I cannot say enough great things about Carrie and her apartment. The location is perfect to walk to some restaurants and shops. Street parking is super easy. It's peaceful and pretty quiet. The patio is lovely. The apartment itself was very clean and smell free! The bed is super comfortable, there's cable TV and wifi. It's the perfect size for two people and the little kitchen was a great thing to have. She has shampoos, soap, coffee, etc etc. One of the best airbnb's we've stayed at. Thanks Carrie!
Carrie is an awesome host and makes us feel very welcome with each stay. Our daughter lives in SLO so we visit quite often.
This studio is absolutely charming! Compact, but they did the best with the space available and having a large private terrace to relax made the space seem larger. Very easy to enter - directions were perfect. Spanish-Moroccan in decor. As you walk in there is a small aviary with colorful parakeets and 2 water fountains in the hacienda-style courtyard. Very private, like being in a riad in Marrakech. We had the studio upstairs and there seemed to be no one below us. Loved the sound of water at night falling asleep. Not so fond of the parakeets chirping at dawn but that's my only complaint. I have to cook all my own food and the kitchen, although tiny, had all utensils needed - Pan was teflon, but not old and peeling. There were many upgrades like a kruger coffee machine with pods, organic teas, and creamer, OJ, yogurt, water, organic oil, sugar, etc. NIce modern tub and shower and the bathroom was a level of clean you don't often see. A fan overhead kept us cool at night. A walk-in closet kept us organised - we stuck our suitcase and things in there so as to not trip over them in the small studio. The area is safe for two women traveling and quiet at night. Definitely recommend.
This place is BEAUTIFUL, and the description and pictures are spot on! Carrie was a terrific host! We were met with welcome cookies and other little touches that made us feel welcome right from the start. I enjoyed the ultimate privacy, while Carrie was also great at communicating and making sure we had everything we needed. I will absolutely come back and recommend this charming studio to everyone. Thank you Carrie!!
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About the Host, Carrie
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.