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Quiet Comfort in Popular Railroad District & 4 Blocks from Downtown

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The Oak: A cozy living room with bursts of color

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Recently rated America's friendliest city, San Luis Obispo is a small historic town nestled between world-class wineries and the Pacific Ocean. Four blocks from this unit, the downtown area features a well-known Farmers Market and walk-streets.

There are terrific trails for hiking and mountain biking amidst a beautiful agricultural area -- with all the benefits of being in the heart of town.

The apartment is equipped with a full bath and kitchen (dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, microwave) for complete flexibility close to town. You can park your car and walk during your entire stay, or come by train with the Amtrak station just 2 blocks away.

Your vacation apartment is part of a duplex located behind a historic home; it features a small balcony. There is a queen bed in the bedroom, a living room, dining area and fully-equipped kitchen.

This unit is on the 2nd story, so stairs are required to access the unit.

The building is shaded by mature palm trees in the back and a majestic oak in the front. We are also situated on a small creek. Our winter rains have filled the creek, providing the soundtrack of a babbling brook.

The full kitchen allows you to prepare and store food if you don't want to eat out every meal.

There are two similarly-size units located across the landing from each other. If you have extended family or a larger party, you can rent both concurrently, depending on availability.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    If under the age of 25, co-signers may be required....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    A well-behaved, small to medium-sized dog would be considered. Barking is our biggest concern. So, pets are not to be left alone in the apartment. Please call to discuss. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Spacious bathroom with lots of counter space and cabinets, shower and bath....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Surrounded by almost 200 wineries; one block to one of the best restaurants in town; walking distance to downtown, the restaurants, activities, eateries and pubs; eight miles to Avila Beach and mineral hot springs; twelve miles to Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, and Montana de Oro State Park, there are endless places to visit. We're only 45 minutes to Hearst Castle and the elephant seal refuge; another hour to breathtaking Big Sur. One and a half hours south to Santa Barbara. Great golf courses nearby and trails and hikes galore!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable TV is provided as a complementary service. We have never had any trouble but will not make refunds based on cable service. ...moreless

  • Television:

    32' flat-screen in the living room...moreless

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our property is located 4 blocks from downtown, and a block from the historic Railroad Circle, so quite a bit of the downtown area is within walking distance. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You get a peek-a-boo view of San Luis Mountain from the balcony....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin-operated washer and dryer in utility room....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    One covered, off-street parking space...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We provide complementary wireless Internet, but do not guarantee its operation. We have never had any trouble but will not make refunds based on Internet service. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Features a sliding glass door for light, and access to a small balcony...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin-operated washer and dryer in utility room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of pots and pans, fry skillet and utensils; a set of storage containers for left-overs, just pop them in the fridge...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 8, so guests don't have to do dishes after every meal; just store them conveniently in the dishwasher, ready to wash when you have a full load...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Complete kitchen with full-size stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave, butcher block counter, and a beautiful tile backsplash accents the space...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave above the stove for easy access and clear counter-tops...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Full size kitchen and extra cabinets in the hallways for storage, food, or to get your luggage out of the way...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small balcony with views of San Luis Mountain. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We make a small gas grill available for your use. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May
Apr 30 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$160
$880 $2,500

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$880 $2,500

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

The City of San Luis Obispo charges a 10% Transient Occupancy Tax. We are registered with the city and include the tax in our rate.

We charge a $150 Cleaning Deposit and charge ~$40 for cleaning, sending a Cleaning Deposit Refund by credit card or check within a week of your departure.

Sample Rates after refund:

Two-Night Visit: $340

Three-Night Visit: $490

One-Week Visit: $928


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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Location

  • San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market

    "This is a no-brainer. Come. Eat. Buy your local fruits and veggies. It happens every Thursda..."

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  • Splash Cafe

    "Honestly, I'm partial to Splash in Pismo for Clam Chowder. They say it's the same, and I'm s..."

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  • Old Mission San Luis Obispo

    "I love history and think the Mission is cool. Those less interested in the history of the Ca..."

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  • Goshi Japanese Restaurant

    "Best Sushi in town."

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  • Linnaea's Cafe

    "Linnaea's is one of my favorite coffe shops anywhere. The coffee is good the waffles are the..."

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  • Amtrak Station

    "I am glad we have cars. I like cars. But one of the best ways to visit SLO is by train. Trai..."

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  • Slo Donut Co.

  • Louisa's Place

  • Palm Theatre

    "Every town should have a Palm Theatre. But not every town does. But here is the simple fact ..."

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  • Natural Cafe VIII

    "This place has good-but-not-out-of-this-world food. It's decent. But not stellar. Just the s..."

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  • Fremont Theater

    "Unlike The Plam, the Freemont does not always show GREAT films. But it is a great theatre. I..."

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  • NOVO Restaurant & Lounge

    "My fave in SLO. Get a seat by the creek in the early evening. Relax."

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  • Eureka Burger Bar

  • Sally Loo's Wholesome Cafe

    "Nearby, cool, and tasty food. Good for breakfast and lunch."

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  • Madonna Inn

    "If you have the time, go and check out the waterfall urinal and pick up a banana cream pie. "

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  • Franks Famous Hotdogs

    "A SLO Tradition. Decent turkey burger, too."

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  • Jaffa Cafe

    "The nicest people run this place. Food is good and you won't care because the family is so k..."

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  • Yogurt Creations

    "Good yogurt. Fresh toppings. Great customer service. It's fro-yo nirvana."

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  • Bali's Self Serve Frozen Ygrt

    "Good yogurt. Not very clean. lots of great toppings but they are not all perfectly fresh. Go..."

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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo County McChesney Field
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Avila Bch, Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo Cntry Club
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
San Luis Obispo Amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Roma
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay

Car: Not Necessary

Recently rated America's happiest city, San Luis Obispo is a small historic town nestled between world-class wineries and the Pacific Ocean. The downtown area features a well-known Farmers Market and walk-streets. Cal Poly brings arts and lectures to the Performing Arts Center. Lake Lopez (1/2 hour south) and Nacimiento (45 min north) offer water skiing, wind surfing, jet skiing, and a marina. Water slides are located in Paso Robles (40 minutes north) and in Arroyo Grande at Lake Lopez. SLO is just minutes away from Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, and Grover Beach. Also near the Oceano Dunes SVRA, the only beach in California on which you can drive your car. There are terrific trails for hiking and mountain biking amidst a beautiful agricultural area -- with all the benefits of being in the heart of town.

Another primary attraction is Hearst Castle in San Simeon, about 35 minutes north of SLO. Be sure to visit the elephant seals while you are there. San Luis Obispo is also a wonderful jumping-off point for road trips up California's Pacific Coast Highway.

Lastly, our fully equipped vacation apartments are two blocks from the San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station. Ride the train into town, walk to your apartment, and enjoy San Luis by foot. We are Located in the historic Railroad District...just blocks from downtown SLO.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We bought this property with the idea that we would like to retire in downtown SLO some day. The location of this property would allow us to zoom around in a battery-powered golf cart for all of our visiting, shopping and entertainment. We love dogs (and most other animals except gophers), hiking, motorcycling and we volunteer with the local search and rescue team. The picture of was taken the week before our wedding at the San Diego Zoo, behind the scenes with two Beluga whales; Fernando had SUCH a personality.

Why the Owner Chose San Luis Obispo:
The vacation rentals are both 560-sq. ft., one-bedroom apartments. We have recently remodeled the kitchens and furnished and decorated the entire space. We tried to anticipate your every need, providing all the necessities. We are in the historic Railroad District, two blocks from Railroad Square. We are minutes away from Cal Poly and the Performing Arts Center, a short walk to downtown SLO, and close to wonderful hiking trails. This is a good place for you if you want a place to hang your hat, feel comfortable, cook for yourself, and get out to enjoy the natural beauty and inviting culture here.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
No car is necessary unless you want to explore outside of town. A car does help to get to the beaches or for a cruise up Pacific Coast Highway. There are ten restaurants and delicatessens within a couple of blocks and many more with a quick walk to town. San Luis Obispo features almost 200 wineries. We are eight miles to Avila Beach and Sycamore Mineral Hot Springs; twelve miles to Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, and Montana de Oro State Park -- there are countless places to visit. Drive north up California's beautiful Pacific Coast Highway to Hearst Castle and the elephant seal viewing area; or drive another 60 miles up the PCH to breathtaking Big Sur. Santa Barbara is 1 1/2 hours south. There are great golf courses nearby and hiking trails galore!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Oak: A cozy living room with bursts of color

    The Oak: A cozy living room with bursts of color

  • Appliances include full-size stove, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher.

    Appliances include full-size stove, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher.

  • The Oak bedroom: two windows, black-out drapes, large closet, and a dresser

    The Oak bedroom: two windows, black-out drapes, large closet, and a dresser

  • Laundry room with coin-operated washer/dryer, vacuum, and supplies.

    Laundry room with coin-operated washer/dryer, vacuum, and supplies.

  • Palms: a second unit with wood floors and a more contemporary feel

    Palms: a second unit with wood floors and a more contemporary feel

  • Palms: A beautiful glass tile backsplash and butcher-block counters

    Palms: A beautiful glass tile backsplash and butcher-block counters

  • Palms: spacious bathroom with lots of cabinets and counter space

    Palms: spacious bathroom with lots of cabinets and counter space

  • The Oak kitchen with travertine backsplash and butcher-block counters

    The Oak kitchen with travertine backsplash and butcher-block counters

  • The Oak: Comfortable dining for 4

    The Oak: Comfortable dining for 4

  • The Oak: Spacious bathroom with plenty of counter space and storage

    The Oak: Spacious bathroom with plenty of counter space and storage

  • Two units available: The Oak and Palms.

    Two units available: The Oak and Palms.

  • Palms: Dining for 4

    Palms: Dining for 4

  • Palms bedroom with queen bed; large, walk-in closet, and a dresser.

    Palms bedroom with queen bed; large, walk-in closet, and a dresser.

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