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San Luis Obispo vacation rentals

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Entire guesthouse · San Luis Obispo
The Lincoln Street Cottage | SANITIZED & SAFE!
The Lincoln Street Cottage is a short walk to Downtown SLO, and is nearby great hikes, amazing restaurants, art and culture, and parks. With everything you need for an extended stay or weekend getaway, you will love our fun little cottage. Modern aesthetic with vintage charm, it's a perfect place to stay if you want a cozy time relaxing, or a great night's sleep at the end your adventurous day. Great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).
$132 per night
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Entire guest suite · San Luis Obispo
☆Gorgeous hideout☆ Scenic views | Tranquil terrace
Gorgeous hideaway nestled in a quiet neighborhood within San Luis Obispo city limits. Scenic views, easy access to hiking trails, nearby shopping and public transportation. This private living space comes with a beautiful patio and yard where you can relax the day away. Small details add to the charm of the space. Hosts live on-site and are available to provide helpful info! *If you are interested in a longer stay or your dates appear unavailable, please message us! Bus. Lic. #: 115760
$127 per night
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Entire guesthouse · San Luis Obispo
The tree house
Peaceful, bright and airy 450 sq foot unit. Just over a mile from downtown and 2.1 miles from Cal Poly. The unit is totally separate and set away from the main house with a private entrance and private outdoor seating area. Enjoy a restful sleep in a king sized bed with down comforter and pillows and Italian cotton sheets. Stylish bathroom with large shower and vanity. Separate living room/kitchenette area with coffee & tea making facilities, a breakfast bar and bar seating.
$124 per night
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Stay near San Luis Obispo's top sights

Photo of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa59 locals recommend
Photo of Sunset Drive-In
Sunset Drive-In33 locals recommend
Photo of Bishop Peak
Bishop Peak51 locals recommend
Photo of Madonna Inn
Madonna Inn68 locals recommend
Photo of California Polytechnic State University
California Polytechnic State University19 locals recommend
Photo of Performing Arts Center
Performing Arts Center12 locals recommend

San Luis Obispo beach vacation rentals

Private room · Morro Bay
Unique cabana room on garden deck.
$73 per night
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Entire rental unit · Grover Beach
**Remodeled** "Modern Surf Shack" 2 bed/1 bath
$162 per night
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Private room · Cayucos
Ocean Front Get Away- Luxury Suite on the Beach
$227 per night
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Entire home · Baywood-Los Osos
Bungalow by the Bay
$125 per night
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Camper/RV · San Luis Obispo
Cozy Rv by The Sea in Los Osos
$44 per night
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Entire rental unit · Grover Beach
Boho Bungalow with Ocean View in Grover Beach
$139 per night
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Hotel room · Morro Bay
Downtown Deluxe Queen Room-One Block to Waterfront
$129 per night
Entire condo · Oceano
SEA ME & WAVE Pismo Oceano Shell Grover SLO Avila
$85 per night
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Entire home · Los Osos
Baywood Cottage #2 · Dog Friendly
$140 per night
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Entire condo · Oceano
See the Sea- Ocean View Condo Pismo Slo Avila Shell Beach
$146 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Pismo Beach
Charming Shell Beach Hideaway
$220 per night
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Entire bungalow · Pismo Beach
Peaceful Seaside Beach Cottage
$171 per night
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San Luis Obispo house rentals

Private room · San Luis Obisoo
The Feng Shui Room & private bath.
$111 per night
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Entire home · San Luis Obispo
New 1 Bedroom House - Great Location in SLO
$211 per night
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Entire home · San Luis Obispo
Wine Country Hilltop Retreat
$175 per night
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Entire home · San Luis Obispo
Private, modern, music inspired home.
$247 per night
Entire home · San Luis Obispo
New Modern Craftsman House, near Hospital
$196 per night
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Entire home · San Luis Obispo
Panoramic mountain, city views 5 min from downtown
$342 per night
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Entire home · Downtown SLO
PERFECT LOCATION! Cute Ocean Blue Slo Paradise
$203 per night
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Entire home · Downtown SLO
Two Palms Cottage at Beebee St.
$220 per night
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Entire home · Baywood-Los Osos
Stargazing Studio with Private Deck
$91 per night
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Entire home · San Luis Obispo
Spacious Slo Studio: AirBnB Dream
$159 per night
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Entire home · Downtown SLO
Iconic Modern Farmhouse- San Luis Obispo
$288 per night
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Private room · San Luis Obispo
Cozy guest room in newly remodeled home
$115 per night
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San Luis Obispo apartment rentals

Entire rental unit · Downtown SLO
The Corner Abode
$130 per night
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Entire rental unit · Downtown SLO
Tranquility & Ambiance in the heart of downtown.
$218 per night
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Entire rental unit · San Luis Obispo
Bright & Airy Pet Friendly SLO Apartment
$179 per night
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Entire rental unit · San Luis Obispo
Spacious, private, comfortable studio!
$139 per night
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Entire rental unit · Morro Bay
Unique Apartment with private entrance.
$95 per night
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Entire rental unit · San Luis Obispo
Coastal Peaks Studio
$128 per night
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Entire rental unit · Grover Beach
Cozy Coastal Hideaway 1 mile from Beach!
$123 per night
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Entire rental unit · Grover Beach
Cute Studio near the Beach
$107 per night
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Entire rental unit · Oceano
Oceano Surf Club - 2 Bedroom + Loft
$193 per night
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Entire rental unit · Grover Beach
Updated 2 Bedroom Apartment in Grover Beach
$142 per night
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Entire rental unit · Oceano
Oceano Hideaway - 5 Minutes from the Beach
$101 per night
Entire rental unit · Oceano
Pueblo Adobe Studio - Just Minutes from the Beach
$120 per night

Your guide to San Luis Obispo

All About San Luis Obispo

An equal distance from the wildlife haven of Morro Bay and laid-back Pismo Beach, the small city of San Luis Obispo sits midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in California’s central coast region. As one of the state’s oldest communities, it’s filled with culture and history, featuring a 19th-century city center surrounded by a restored 18th-century mission, and local homes and businesses often have a Spanish architectural influence.

Aside from dreamy views of the Santa Lucia Mountains and coastline, a major draw in San Luis Obispo is its location in the state’s third-largest wine-producing county, and you can pair your local albariño with dinner made with ingredients sourced from the numerous local farmers markets. Vacation homes here are also well positioned for exploring the local art scene — you’ll find pop-up galleries sitting alongside permanent exhibitions — and kayaking, swimming, and hiking are all within easy reach.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Luis Obispo?

Spring and summer are the best times to book vacation rentals in San Luis Obispo to see the lush surrounding vegetation at its peak. These are also the best times to visit nearby vineyards and explore trails along the beach. Early fall is your chance to see the change of foliage at Lopez Canyon and enjoy the outdoors before temperatures start to dip. The weather can be somewhat unpredictable here, so pack layers along with an umbrella or raincoat when traveling outside of the summer season.

January and February are characterized by cooler, greyer days, and you’ll be one of fewer visitors on the nearby beaches. The city’s film festival takes place in March, with screenings in downtown San Luis Obispo.


What are the top things to do in San Luis Obispo?

Edna Valley

Just a short drive south from San Luis Obispo is Edna Valley, a region known for its cluster of wineries and award-winning pinot noir — you’ll find established brands and under-the-radar producers offering tastings at their vineyards. Visit the Old Edna Townsite for a picnic with wine and cheese or nearby Arroyo Grande Valley to browse the local markets.

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Perched on Monterey Street downtown, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art showcases California artists across three galleries, focusing on contemporary works. Head to SLOMA, as the locals call it, for a taste of local prints, sculptures, and paintings. If you time your visit right, you can join one of the monthly talks that take you through the exhibits.

Montaña de Oro State Park

Ten miles west from the city is Montaña de Oro State Park, a popular spot thanks to its abundance of trails for cyclists and hikers, beautiful peaks, and sandy beach. Nature lovers are also drawn here for the seabirds and otters. Take one of the coastal trails by Spooner’s Cove for views of the ocean and unique rock formations.