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Quiet, Charming Cottage in Central Coast Wine Country

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


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Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo Wine Country, this quiet cottage on 11 acres of oak-studded hillsides, will provide the restful spot you're looking for. Libretto Cottage & Olive Tree Cabin are just 10-15 minutes from wineries, beaches, Old Town Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, 4 Central Coast Farmer's Markets. Morro Bay and Cayucos are within 30 minutes' drive. Day trips to Hearst Castle & Paso Robles Wineries, or to Santa Barbara. With all these activities just minutes away, you can rev up your stay without going far!

This charming cottage with a local history, has a full service kitchen and patio barbecue, you can eat in or savor the flavors at the numerous Central Coast restaurants in the area.The lovely patio gives you a great outdoor space to sip wine and watch the sun set over the stunning Carpenter Canyon walls.

Keep in mind...Winter is a great time to visit the Central Coast, we often have excellent Indian Summer weather, no fog and the crowds are gone. Come stay in Central Coast paradise in any season!

Massage Therapy and Myofascial Release Treatments are available on site, as well as Art Instruction/Creativity Sessions for adults or kids.

Also... DETOX WEEKENDS and WEEK LONG RETREATS. Revive body and soul with a juice fast or detox diet regime. These programs include MFR therapy for pain relief, nutritional awareness sessions, Zero Point session, yoga, live food preparation, colonic irrigation and much more. Why not get off your life for a bit and revive your spirit with a stay at Libretto Cottage or Olive Tree Cabin VRBO # 280447.

**Last minute discounts available, see rates below.**

Keywords: Cottage, Wine Country, Quiet location, Country location, Restful

More Details

David Goldeen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About David Goldeen

We found this amazing piece of property 5 years ago and have enjoyed transforming it for ourselves and our guests! We also have Olive Tree Cabin, perfect for two with a hot tub! See VRBO# 280447

David is a massage therapist specializing in Myofascial Release a specialized PAIN RELIEF therapy. We offer health retreats with Intensive MFR treatment programs, fasting, live food preparation classes and Zero Point Process sessions.

Vanessa is a professional artist offering creativity training, art instruction for both individual and group session. Additionally she works with the Zero Point Process which is a perfect tool for self improvement that is simple and easy to learn and use. She is also a certified Wellness Practitioner and hosts the Detox Retreats.

David Goldeen purchased this cottage in 2005

Why David Goldeen chose Central Coast

We had it in our minds that we wanted a piece of property that was large enough to afford us plenty of privacy, yet close to town as we are both still working and did not want to be far away from the conveniences of town.

Long time anti-hotel travelers, we also wanted a piece of property that would give us the opportunity to share our locale with others via a vacation rental or B&B.

Our realtor called us saying 'You've just got to see this property, it's perfect for you!'. It was, we fell in love with it and have been updating, remodeling and relandscaping ever since. It's our labor of love which we enjoy sharing with others.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy all the peace and quite of country living and yet we're close to town. It's just 5 minutes to the nearest Trader Joes and any other shopping you could want to do.

A brief 10 minute drive puts you in either the beach communities of Grover Beach, Oceano, Pismo Beach, or Shell Beach, with San Luis Obispo, or Old Town Arroyo Grande just minutes away.

There are no street lights and on clear night the stars will dazzle you, especially if you live in the city where it's easy to forget how amazing the starry heavens are. Wildlife abounds, you'll see deer, fox, quail, the occasional bobcat, a variety of hawks, falcons and our ever present owls. The location is quite, private and relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay in this beautiful setting and charming cottage. we had

everything we needed!
Aug 2008
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Luis Obispo Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Arroyo Grande Old Town
Nearest Train
15 Miles
San Luis Obispo & Grover Beach Stations
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Oceano Dunes, Pismo Beach, Avila & Shell Beach
Car: necessary

Wine tasting, on site Massage Therapy and Myofascial Release Therapist. Art instruction: painting, drawing, mixed media. Individual or group classes. Art project classes for kids, as well. Detoxification Retreats available as weekend or weeklong stays. Contact, Vanessa @ 805-235-8071 for details.


San Luis Obispo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master (1) Futon in the front room of the Cottage makes into a queen bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Quiet, Charming Cottage in Central Coast Wine Country
average rating of 4.672414 based on 60 reviews

What a lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Libretto Cottage was a perfect choice for our family - peaceful and bucolic, close to SLO and Pismo Beach, and day trips to Cambria and Morro Bay. The cottage was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was very complete. We will definitely plan for this cottage again during our annual trips to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This place is great, we had a blast and a great location also! I would highly recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, serene country

  • 5 of 5

We ALWAYS love coming to Libretto cottage as a great getaway from a neighborhood place. We LIVE in a neighborhood and look forward to leaving that behind for a few days!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Nothing fancy, but was perfect for our family. Clean and it had all the amenities we needed. We would book it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Met Expectations - Not Fancy but nice quite retreat

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the property met my expectations. The owners were very helpful in providing all of the information needed to find the cottage. The description states recently renovated, which feels like a bit of a stretch. The pictures are pretty accurate though, so you have sense of what you should expect. It does sit on somewhat of a compound, but the signs are well marked for the cottage. This place isn't fancy, so don't expect high end amenities, but that was fine for us. It's worth mentioning there is not a dishwasher and the expectation upon departure is that all dishes are washed, dried, and put away. Again, not an issue for us, but worth noting. The real win with this place is the quite location and reasonable price. You are 10-15 minutes from either SLO or Pismo, so lots of options when visiting the Central Coast.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation - Not Here

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I arrived at night. A little difficult to find because there was no lighting on the roads. Once inside, there were flies on all of the windows. No fly swatter. I figured they were from the horses that they have, but not really sure. We also killed many spiders. Ok, it’s the country. The cottage was as pictured. Cute kitchen with everything you would need. Very comfortable vintage rocking chair, which I loved to sit in. Bed was ok with nice linens and plush towels. On our 2nd day there, a neighbor next door was screaming and cursing at someone all throughout the day. I complained to our hosts, and they took care of it – for a while, then it started again. So much for relaxation – it made us feel very uncomfortable. We wanted to sit out on the patio, however, the table and chairs were filthy with dirt and spider webs. We hosed them off and cleaned them up, however, we weren’t able to use them because they never dried. They should have been clean and ready for us. It looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in months. Lastly, I paid for housekeeping , but the checkout instructions listed that you have to wash and put away all of your dishes, take out the trash and strip the bed or else you won’t get your deposit back! What is the housekeeping fee for? Nowhere in the description of the cottage does it say this. I would not have booked it! I felt like we left it cleaner than when we got there. Unfortunately, we won’t be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations is confirmed.
Memorial and Labor day weekends as well as Cal Poly Graduation require a 3 night minimum stay.
No check-in or out on the major holidays (Thanksgiving day, Christmas eve and day, New Years eve or day.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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