SilverLining Cottage~Serene Getaway

House - Entire home/apt · Paseo De Vaca, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States

~Experience a Peaceful Haven Close to Town but Tucked Away with Panoramic Views of San Luis Obispo, Madonna & Bishop's Peak. Spend time with Family and Friends or Experience a Romantic Getaway!~

The Space

Escape the ordinary to our Serene Guest Cottage that offers year-round hospitality for your stay in San Luis Obispo and the Central California Coast. Relax on our 16 acre hill-top Victorian property reminiscent of Old San Luis Obispo with unparalleled 270 degree breathtaking views overlooking the City of San Luis Obispo. Our 1600 square foot guest cottage offers a warm ambience with a private courtyard, ground floor private bedroom, living room, game room, private bath, kitchenette and King Suite with second private bathroom and private balcony. Enjoy magnificent views from the courtyard, balcony and every window!

The Silver Lining Cottage features:
~Complimentary bottle of regional wine
~Complimentary coffee, tea, and hot cocoa
~Reverse Osmosis (RO) Drinking Water unit in Cottage
~Kitchenette-with kitchenware and appliances...refrigerator, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, waffle iron, Keurig coffee maker, drip coffee maker, French press and burr coffee grinder. And, NEW full size oven and rangetop
~2nd Refrigerator in ping pong room for your perishable groceries
~DirectTV on 42" flat screen with 5.1 surround system and DVD Player
~Free Wireless Internet
~Free Ample Parking
~Access to Family Friendly Game Room-Air Hockey, Foosball, Ping Pong; and Board Games
~Bathroom amenities-Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and more
~Full Size BBQ on Cottage Courtyard
~Access to fresh eggs from our Chicken Coop
~Rates are for 2 guests
~The cleaning fee increases $20 for groups of 5 or more

~The Cottage has a Private Entrance, Large Queen Bedroom, Living Room, Game Room, Ping Pong Room and Bathroom. There is a second story with a Large King Suite with a Private full bathroom and a Private Balcony. Enjoy magnificent views from every window! We have accommodations for up to 8, with a Queen Bed in the Bedroom, Queen Sofa bed in Living room and King Bed and Full Sofa bed in Upstairs King Suite. The Sofabeds have Brand New Memory Foam Mattresses and are very comfortable (unlike older style sofabed mattresses).

***Our new feature for our guests is our new chicken coop. Guests are all welcome to get fresh eggs for their breakfasts!***

****Another NEW feature: We have friendly baby pet goats. Guests are welcome to visit the goats, and bottle-feed them with us!!****

Our hilltop cottage is secluded, yet very close to everything in town. We are located conveniently off highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, near the Pacific Ocean, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. We are within minutes to numerous wine tasting venues, Famous Avila Beach, Farmer's Markets, Downtown San Luis Obispo, Apple Farm, SLO Airport and Amtrak Station; 10 minutes to Pismo Beach and Shopping Outlets. You will also have easy access to extensive hiking and single track mountain bike riding trails from Johnson Ranch through Irish Hills. Or, Take a private hike on our 16 acre hill and enjoy an even more spectacular view! Want a little romance? Fine dining, natural hot springs and exclusive spa facilities are also nearby.

Did you forget something? Guests are welcome to access our beach chairs, picnic blankets or a "whachamacallit", just ask, we're here to help make your stay memorable.

Feel free to message us anytime with questions. Special Discounts, Weekly and Monthly rates will vary depending on time of year.

~~We are licensed with SLO County and rates include SLO TOT (transient occupancy tax). Please contact us for availability if you have any questions~~

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This was our first airbnb experience, and it was great. This house is in a fantastic location with great views, and it has easy access to both Avila Beach and SLO. The house had lots of fun games (air hockey, ping pong, foosball). We got fresh eggs every morning from the chickens. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and had great suggestions on what to do during our stay. I'm not sure what else we could have asked for.

    April 2014
  • This home provided the perfect weekend getaway for our family. We have two teenagers who were thrilled with the place and loved the ping pong and air hockey tables, and my husband and I loved taking in the gorgeous views from the upstairs balcony, sipping the complementary wine. Our daughter especially enjoyed gathering fresh eggs for breakfast and was always out checking on the hens. Elkie was warm and friendly. This property provided a beautiful and relaxing retreat for our family.

    April 2014
  • We stayed here for a weekend and had a great time! I played ping pong for the first time since I was a kid and I had more fun than I remembered it being. Loved all the tables games. The cottage and property is top notch! Its on top of the hill and you get great views of the surrounding area.

    The chicken coop was a memorable experience. We had fresh eggs daily from the chickens. This was the first time I held a fresh (still warm) egg.

    We weren't originally planning to, but we decided to have dinner back at the house and make use of the BBQ grill. That along with the wine provided for our stay was a great way to spend the evening.

    The cottage is well equipped. In addition to the games there was a tv, cable, speakers throughout the living area to play music, and a few small fridges. We brought our own coffee gear, but I was surprised to find a coffee machine (one of the pod types) and even a french press and electric burr grinder under the sink! There might have even been a waffle maker in there.

    Elkie and Larry were excellent hosts. They were very friendly and have done a great job with the cottage and making guests feel comfortable and welcome. They showed us how to feed the chickens and how they were tending to their newly planted grape vines.

    I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice get away in the Pismo/SLO area. I hope to return in a future visit!


    March 2014
  • Wonderful house, beautiful views, the best place for a family vacation in the SLO area!

    March 2014
  • I recently hosted a bachelorette weekend at the Silver Lining Cottage, and could not have been happier with our choice. Before we even arrived, Larry and Elkie felt like old friends, based on their excellent pre-arrival communication. We were warmly received upon arrival, complete with fresh eggs from the chickens waiting in our fridge for the next morning.
    We awoke to a gorgeous garden and stellar views, and found the location to be perfection (I lived in SLO for ten years and didn't know about this hidden gem)--ideally centered between the beach cities and downtown SLO, and even closer to Avila Valley.
    This will be my go-to recommendation for groups planning weekends in SLO moving forward, perfect for girls weekends, two-family get togethers pretty much anyone looking for a serene setting, plenty of space, and friendly people.

    March 2014
  • This was our very first time to use Airbnb & our experience was extremely enjoyable. Elkie & Larry were there to meet & give us a tour & a bottle of wine. The Cottage has a beautiful view of the valley & is close to both SLO & Pismo Beach (ask about the bakery with the cinnamon rolls). The Cottage is far more than you expect. It's cheerful, comfortable, & cozy. It has two large bedrooms, a large barbecue, several outside areas to enjoy your morning coffee, & table tennis & air hockey tables. If you like fresh eggs there are eight hens that provide daily. I guarantee that we will be going back very soon. Ed & Karen T

    March 2014
  • Better than I expected! Lovely cottage home. Larry and Elkie are incredibly friendly and thoughtful hosts. They set up the place with fun games (ping pong, foosball, and air hockey) and little touches that made our stay even more pleasant, like juice and eggs in the fridge. The property has a great view of the hills around it, and a beautiful garden outside. Bring your camera.

    February 2014
  • We had such a wonderful time at Elkie and Larry's cottage! The property is GORGEOUS, comfortable, and relaxing. It had everything we needed for the weekend, and the fresh eggs from the chicken coup were awesome. It was the perfect location - feels far away and secluded, but was only a 10 minute drive to downtown, tasting rooms, shopping, etc. Both of them were so sweet and friendly. I would definitely stay here again when visiting SLO.

    January 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at Silver Linings Cottage. I think its ideal for families and I have three teenagers who definitely enjoyed the ping pong table, air hockey and the other amenities. The view is lovely from the second floor and having the upstairs to ourselves and the downstairs for the teens worked out great. We also enjoyed the chickens and their fresh eggs every morning. Elkie and Larry were away so we missed meeting them, but they were very responsive with phone and texting and all our needs were met. Highly recommend.

    December 2013
  • SilverLining is an amazing place to stay! We were there recently for a wine tasting outing, and the location of the cottage could not be more perfect. We were a couple of exits from downtown SLO, Pismo beach and lots of wineries. Our 4 year old thoroghly enjoyed all the game tables and loved the chicken coop outside the cottage. Oh and the breathtaking view! Will definitely stay there again if we ever are lucky enough to go visit the region again! Thanks Elkie and Larry for taking such good care of your guests!

    November 2013
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