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Luxury, Victorian Home - Across from Historic Mission - Downtown San Luis Obispo

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath + Loft Area (Sleeps 4-5)

Located directly across from the historic Mission De Tolosa, this special property is listed on the city’s historical registry and is walking distance to downtown restaurants, shopping, farmers market, wine tasting and hiking on Madonna Mountain. Remodeled in 1999, this fully furnished home combines a charming historical setting with modern conveniences such as central heating and air conditioning, double-pane windows and a beautiful, energy efficient, modern wood burning fire place. The interior is appointed with hard wood floors, drapes, oriental rugs, crown molding, clawfoot tub and antiques. There are two bedrooms on the main floor and a loft with additional beds or usable for storage space. Perfect setting for a short term executive rental or to enjoy the community during a special event such as graduation or wedding. Private parking for one vehicle and additional street parking. *Monthly leases preferred. Stays of under 14 days won't be considered. Long term leases are welcomed!

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About The Owner

Owners moved to SLO in 1995 and purchased this lovely, historical home shortly thereafter. They remodeled the property in 1999.

The Owner purchased this house in 1996

Why The Owner chose Downtown

The Central Coast is an ideal location for those who love the outdoors as well as it is a great place to raise a family. Access to Madonna Mountain for hiking or biking is just down the street. The Childrens Museum and Mission Plaza, both great for kids, just a block away.

What makes this house unique

In the center of all downtown activity - access to museums, restaurants, shops, summer concerts in the plaza, beer and wine festivals, chalk paintings and many other special events.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 clawfoot bath tub w/ showerhead
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1), Twin or Single beds in Loft (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
• Total Home - 1600 Sq Ft (600 Sq Ft Owner-Occupied Front Office on Side of House – Not Accessible) • Former Carriage House (Red House) on Property in Back (Occupied by long term tenants)


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Luxury, Victorian Home - Across from Historic Mission - Downtown San Luis Obispo
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A great place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog stayed here for three months, January through March in 2017. We highly recommend this property. It was super clean, with a well equipped kitchen and beautiful furnishings. The pictures do not do it justice. The bed in the master bedroom was super comfy.

The bathroom is situated between the two downstairs bedrooms and each bedroom has its own entrance to it so it is easy to share.

Kathy and Chelsea were very accommodating and as they work in an office attached to the house, they are readily available. Kathy answered my after hours texted questions within minutes.

The house's location cannot be beat. We could easily walk to dozens of restaurants, bars and stores. We also enjoyed strolling through nearby beautiful neighborhoods. Our grandchildren loved visiting and walking down to the children's museum.

Our dog was in doggie paradise; SLO is the most dog friendly city we have ever visited. When she wasn't snoozing in the sun on the patio, she was accompanying us to restaurants, running on the nearby beaches or hiking with us in the mountains.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed the full month of August in San Luis Obispo at this house and I had a fantastic time. Its a perfect location a block from downtown. I loved walking to all the restaurants and bars. Kathy and Chelsea also went out of their way to make sure my dog was cared for and comfortable. That really met a lot to me. I do plan on staying here again and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to stay in SLO.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

While our household goods were in transit between Hawaii and Calgary we wanted a place to stay. This beautiful victorian home in the centre of San Luis Obispo was perfect for the month of July 2016. Everything we needed from frying pans to washing machines was provided in this home. The monthly rate fit well into our budget and we had always wanted to explore SLO town as the locals call it. We attended the Thursday Farmers Market, hiked Bishops Peak and went to the mid state fair in Paso Robles! Walking most times to yoga, shopping, restaurants, and even wine tasting. Parking in the courtyard was convenient and our privacy was maintained by the white picket fence surrounding the property. I have rented with VRBO over 50 times around the world and easily I can say this has been one of the most pleasant stays ever. Thank you Kathy and Chelsea! We'll be back.....

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two young girls (under 3) stayed at this home for almost 7 weeks when I landed a job in SLO. The location could not be any more ideal, its right around the corner from the Mission. The outdoor area was great for the kids playing, bbqing and having afternoon picnics or wine. I was able to ride a bike to work and there is plenty of space for parking bikes downstairs which is very convenient. The house itself is well appointed with 2 good sized rooms. The loft is off the master which was great for our purposes since we put our young daughter up there. The furniture is very nice and in most cases is antique. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this home for any stay in SLO.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, excellent home, excellent host

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a most delightful stay here last winter. The location is ideal, as it is possible to walk to everywhere in town, so with one rental car we could go our separate ways on some occasions. The house is very comfortable, with excellent beds, pleasing furniture, good lighting, responsive heat when needed, plenty of storage room for clothes, and a big enough table to have friends and family for dinner. We have family in town, so it was a perfect venue to have a lengthy visit, but still have a place of our own, such a good thing for family relationships! There is convenient and secure off-street parking. The owner and her assistant are very available for any questions or needs that might arise. Our best testimony is that we have already put a deposit down for next winter.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for our 1 month stay in SLO. The location is within easy walking distance to restaurants, theaters and shopping. The home is very comfortable with a great king-sized bed, well equipped kitchen and a cozy living area. The off street parking is secure and easily accessible. Thanks to Kathy and Chelsea for their help in making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's office is on property as well as an additional property in the back.

Refundable damage deposit due upon booking to reserve reservation. Rent is due upon arrival. Checks only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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