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Buchon Cottage--in the Heart of Historic Downtown

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

100-year Old Cottage In Historic Neighborhood--3 Minute Walk to Downtown

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 of 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 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 a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. 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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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 916 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • 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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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $100


Monthly rental period begins on the 1st of each month.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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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 20 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 Old Town Historic District, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA:
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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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  • Buchon Cottage--Older Than She Looks

    Buchon Cottage--Older Than She Looks

  • Living Area Open to Kitchen

    Living Area Open to Kitchen

  • California King Tempur-Pedic Bed

    California King Tempur-Pedic Bed

  • Queen Futon in Sunroom

    Queen Futon in Sunroom

  • Alfresco Dining

    Alfresco Dining

  • Lemon Hedges

    Lemon Hedges

  • Historic Homes in the Neighborhood

    Historic Homes in the Neighborhood

  • Bright and Airy Living and Dining Space

    Bright and Airy Living and Dining Space

  • Newly Remodeled Kitchen

    Newly Remodeled Kitchen

  • New Bathroom

    New Bathroom

  • Workstation in Sunroom

    Workstation in Sunroom

  • Buchon Cottage--Built in 1915

    Buchon Cottage--Built in 1915

  • Fruit Trees and Vegie Garden

    Fruit Trees and Vegie Garden

  • Thursday Night Farmers Market

    Thursday Night Farmers Market

  • Historic Homes in the Neighborhood

    Historic Homes in the Neighborhood

VRBO #473672

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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