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Historic Downtown 1888 Bungalow - Winner of Obispo Beautiful Award

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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Perfectly situated, just two blocks from the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, this charming 1888 garden bungalow will immediately make you feel right at home. Winner of an Obispo Beautiful Award, the bungalow has three comfortable bedrooms with queen beds, a single bedroom / office with an additional daybed, and two bathrooms, providing comfortable accommodation for 7 people.*

Hardwood floors, tongue and groove ceilings, and many antiques adorn the house and give it a special old-world ambiance.

The kitchen has all modern, stainless-steel appliances and is the perfect setting for cooking and entertaining.

Awaiting you just outside is a garden paradise. Three separate wood and flagstone patios, koi ponds with spectacular waterfalls, a stone fire pit, and hundreds of tropical plants provide a romantic secret-garden setting. The many curved serpentine stone walls all are built at sitting height, making them perfect for sitting in the sun or under a shaded tree.

This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind property centered in the most charming downtown in America.

* The Mission Orchard House is a legal HomeStay certified by the City of San Luis Obispo, certificate # 111989. As of 2/1/15, all short-term rental properties (less than 30 days rental) without a HomeStay TOT permit are illegal to rent. As required by the City of San Luis Obispo, I am the owner and primary resident of the Mission Orchard House and reside in a separate residence at the rear of the property while guests are onsite. I am immediately available to respond to the needs of renters and neighbors. All guests are required to comply with City Homestay ordinance regulations in regards to noise, parking, and number of guests.


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Property Type

  • Bungalow

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Beautiful Clawfoot Tub / Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Maximum occupancy is for long term rentals of longer than 30 days. Short term rentals are subject to the City of San Luis Obispo's HomeStay ordinance, pursuant to code 3.04.060. The Mission Orchard Bungalow is a certified HomeStay as defined by the City of San Luis Obispo. Certificate #111989...moreless


  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just two blocks from the historic Old Mission in the center of downtown....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of Cerro San Luis Mountain (Madonna Mountain)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Additional on-street residential parking permits available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Availability off-street parking for two vehicles as required by the City of San Luis Obispo's HomeStay ordinance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda


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from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$400 $480
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800 $6,800
Cal Poly Graduation
Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2015
5 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400 $480
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800 $6,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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Best location in San Luis Obispo. Just two blocks from the historic Old Mission in the center of downtown, the property is walking distance to anything downtown. The Mission Orchard House is a legal, certified HomeStay by the City of San Luis Obispo - Certificate # 111989


Owner info

About the owner: A life-long resident of San Luis Obispo, I graduated from Cal Poly SLO, traveled worldwide for several years, and discovered that I already lived in paradise! So I never left. It's great to live in a vacation :o)

Why the Owner Chose San Luis Obispo:
I feel lucky and honored to have purchased this unique property from the family that originally owned it since 1888. So, in 125 years, I am the second owner, have lived here for 30 years, and intend to keep the property throughout my lifetime. Rich in history, the house has a calming, old-world ambiance and presence that immediately made me feel at home. As a student at Cal Poly, I rented this property (along with a host of roommates) while attending university. After graduating, I asked the owners if someday I could buy it from them. The answer always was, 'We want to keep it in the family.' Then one day, the daughter of the man who built the property came to me and said, 'we've decided that you are family.' Upon purchasing the property, I made two promises to the owner, 1) make it beautiful so it will never be torn down and turned into condos and 2) always have lots of friends and family over because the house had forever been a place of many friends, laughs, and good times. Keeping both promises, the house was beautifully remodeled in 1998 and continues to be a gathering place for fun with friends / family and weekly dinner parties. So relax and're among family here at the Peach Street 1888 Bungalow!

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  • Best Location in San Luis Obispo!

    Best Location in San Luis Obispo!

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