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Buchon Cottage---Walk to Downtown in 3 Minutes

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

San Luis Obispo cottage description



The Central Coast is arguably the most beautiful and unspoiled area of the California Coastline, and San Luis Obispo is the Heart of the Central Coast. Named “The Happiest City in America” by National Geographic and featured on Oprah’s TV show, SLO-Town, as the locals call it, earns that designation with a vibrant and historic downtown bristling with great restaurants and shops, but devoid of the big chain establishments which so often destroy the character small towns. With over 30,000 students in Cal Poly and Cuesta College, the town maintains an air of youthfulness and innovation.

What Do You Guys Do In San Luis Obispo?

• Walk around the Thursday Night Farmer’s Market
which supports our farm-to-table culinary lifestyle

• Go wine-tasting at over 200 wineries in the area
including Paso Robles now being touted as the next
Napa Valley

• Take a kayak out into Morro Bay

• Visit beautiful Avila Beach and soak in mineral hot

• Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway and see Cayucos, a beach town where time has stood still since the 50s, and Cambria, where a forest of old pine trees meets the craggy coastline. Further up the road you’ll find Hearst Castle and a beach filled with giant elephant seals at the start of California’s world famous Big Sur which ends in Carmel and Monterey

• Drive down Highway 101 and visit Pismo Beach, old town Arroyo Grande, or all the way to Santa Barbara

• If you’re fit and love the outdoors, there are endless opportunities for cycling, surfing, golfing, kayaking, and playing in the sand dunes. And hiking is our specialty. From the ancient volcanoes of the Nine Sisters to Montaña de Oro State Park, you will find hikes for all levels of fitness

How’s The Weather?

• So glad you asked. San Luis Obispo enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate all year with an average of 315 days of sunshine and average temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s in the Summer and high 60s in the Winter

About Buchon Cottage

This nearly 100 year old house could not possibly be in a better location. In less than a 5-minute walk you are in the center of downtown with all the restaurants, bars, and cafes you would ever want. Buchon Street is clearly the most attractive neighborhood in town, lined with restored Victorian and Craftsman homes, many with historical designation. You can leave the car at home if you just want to kick back and enjoy the town as the Amtrak station is just a short walk away.

While the exterior retains its vintage look, the interior is currently a blend of traditional and contemporary styles, gradually migrating toward the contemporary. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for gourmet or casual cooking.

The living room features a 50 inch plasma TV and an awesome audio-visual system. The bedroom features a platform California King bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress and also has a flat screen and DVD player. The sitting room has a workstation and a futon which opens to a queen bed.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 916 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

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

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sitting Room with Queen Futon and Workstation...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Video Library


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

              • Downtown

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Wireless Broadband...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine


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


              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill


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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Cal Poly Graduation
              Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2015
              3 night min stay

              flat fee
              Standard pricing
              2 night min stay

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning Fee $75
              • Tax Rate 10%


              Minimum Stay: 2 Nights, 3-4 Nights Holidays and Special Events

              Rate assumes occupancy by 2 persons. For each additional adult add $20/day or $100/week. CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE FREE. Maximum occupancy is 4 persons.

              $300 Security Deposit Required at Time of Booking. Full Payment Due 60 Days Prior to Arrival.

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              Last updated: 12/21/2014
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              2 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Luis Obispo Airport
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Avila Beach Golf Club
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Train
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Over 100 Restaurants
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Avila Beach

              Car: Not Necessary


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About the owner: I retired 17 years ago and am now a full time world traveler but always return to SLO-Town when I circle around to this part of the globe. This photo, taken in Alberobello, Italy, is me with my 3 loves--my 2 beautiful daughters and my '76 Westfalia Bus.

              Why the Owner Chose San Luis Obispo:
              I have been coming to SLO for many years and renting small historic homes and always wanted to have my own. After watching the very few old homes that occasionally pop up on the market for years I saw 885 Buchon and knew it was the one. It needed lots of work but I thoroughly enjoyed the remodeling process, with more to come in the near future. The location and proximity to downtown was a major factor for me, as I would much rather walk than drive.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Location is the number one benefit of Buchon Cottage. To be able to stroll a few minutes and be in the center of downtown SLo whether for the Farmers Market or a night out dining is a pleasure.

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              • Bright and Airy Living and Dining Space

                Bright and Airy Living and Dining Space

              • California King Tempur-Pedic Bed

                California King Tempur-Pedic Bed

              • Fully Stocked Kitchen

                Fully Stocked Kitchen

              • Enjoy Outdoor Dining in the Outstanding SLO Weather

                Enjoy Outdoor Dining in the Outstanding SLO Weather

              • High-Tech Entertainment Center with 50' Plasma Monitor and B&O Speakers

                High-Tech Entertainment Center with 50' Plasma Monitor and B&O Speakers

              • Sitting Room with Work Station and Queen Futon Sofa

                Sitting Room with Work Station and Queen Futon Sofa

              • No More Outhouse

                No More Outhouse

              • Buchon Cottage--Built in 1915

                Buchon Cottage--Built in 1915

              VRBO #473672

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

              $175 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/21/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/21/2014
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