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Peace and Tranquility

San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • House800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

1 plus bedroom with private and relaxing garden

As soon as you walk in, you can immediately sense the character and charm this home offers. The intriguing back yard takes these same feelings to a whole other plane. Each of the multiple tiered levels has something to grab your attention. Whether you want to spend time discovering the variety of plants and trees or just take a load off and relax in any of the many sitting areas and nooks, it’s there to enjoy. Part of the inside space was just remodeled including a complete bathroom makeover. The cozy kitchen is equipped with all the necessities to prepare your favorite meals and the office offers space to catch up on work and/or accommodate extra guests.


Steve Hogan

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 13, 2018
About Steve Hogan

I am an avid traveler and explorer. I enjoy doing a variety of outdoor activities most of which are readily available within a short distance right here on the central coast. While I’ve spent the past several years getting to know the area, I’ve only scratched the surface and look forward to many more years of further exploring this wonderful location.

Steve Hogan purchased this House in 2009

Why Steve Hogan chose San Luis Obispo

After an extensive search inside and outside the U.S. for the perfect 'get-a-way spot', California's central coast eventually hit the radar screen. Then, I spent four winters RV camping in the area. During this time I explored just about every neighborhood between Nipomo and Paso Robles. Eventually, San Luis Obispo hit all of the criteria points. The next task was to hone in on exactly which neighborhood offers the best fit. I wanted to be just off the beaten path to avoid too much downtown hoopla, yet still be able to easily walk to all of the amenities. As it turns out, the Jennifer street walking bridge offers a perfect buffer that establishes the edge of downtown on one side and a quiet neighborhood setting on the other. Once the historic railroad district was in my sights, it was a matter of waiting for the right home to hit the market. Then, one day during one of many neighborhood searching tours, a for sale sign appeared on the perfect house, the perfect lot and in the perfect location. The rest, as they say, is history. Along with having a great property, I'm also excited to be able to easily hop on a train and go north or south to literally get anywhere else I want to go without the hassle of driving.

What makes this House unique

Once you get to see the inside and outside of this house, there's more to grab your attention nearby. For starters, the property backs up to Terrace Hill open space. From the back of the lot, you make a left which leads you to a hiking trail. While it's a little bit of a steep climb to get to the top (approx 5 min), you'll be nicely rewarded as you take in the birds eye view of the entire city and beyond. From this vantage point, the overall scenery reminds me of a life size railroad set that a hobbyist would replicate and build in a garage or basement. Additionally, if you trek up for a sunrise or sunset, the colors can be spectacular. Another nearby attraction is the easy access to the bike path which starts at the Jennifer Street Bridge. From here you can go for a stroll or ride along the path. Or, take a visit to Sinheimer park (approximately ¾ mile). At the park you’ll find tennis courts, a public swimming facility and even Frisbee golf. In the summer, you can also catch a Blues baseball game, the peanuts are great!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • New queen euro top bed made from organic cotton and talaly latex.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Newly refurbished bathroom with tile, granite and comfort height toilet

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          San Luis Peak and Terrace Hill


            • Adventure
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Heating
                      Electric fireplace
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Single space in driveway and free street parking
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Small coffee maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Enough for four to six people
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen contains sufficient pots and pans (cuisinart) as well as dishware to accomodate 4 - 6 people
                        • Oven
                          24' gas range
                        • Refrigerator
                          With a freezer
                        • Stove
                          24' four burner gas stove top
                        • Toaster
                          Built into toaster oven


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  HD flat screen


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • The office has a hide-a-bed sofa with a full size bed.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              23 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect for our weekend!

                                                              Brittany H.

                                                              Great humble cottage style home tucked in a quaint neighborhood in SLO. Back yard was neat as it slopped upwards on the hill side. Very quite area with low traffic. Great living room with huge tv and nice little kitchen perfect for a weekend stay. Very relaxing!

                                                              Quaint little house with large peaceful backyard in a quiet neighborhood. Can't wait to return!

                                                              Barbara B.Martinez, Ca

                                                              House has a cabin like feel. Older, but clean and comfortble

                                                              Quiet setting in the SLO hills

                                                              Katey K.Aptos, California

                                                              A quiet, nice spot to spend a few nights.


                                                              Ronald S.Bonita Springs, FL


                                                              Great location, comfortable, unique, cozy home

                                                              Kimberly T.Bishop, California

                                                              This was the perfect spot for my husband, daughter, and I. We were in SLO for my daughter's orientation at Cal Poly. This house was close to everything, walking distance to downtown, but in a quiet neighborhood with trails for morning walk - and great for our golden retriever as well! The home has a small, cabin-like feel but has upgrades to make it very comfortable. The back yard that climbs the hill behind the property iprovides a great spot to listen to birds in the morning, or enjoy the surroundings in the evening. We would certainly stay here again when we come to visit our daughter in college this next year!

                                                              charming outside

                                                              Lisa R.

                                                              This beautiful place in San Luis Obispo was full of character. The outdoor area was charming and full of flowers and birds. The inside could use an update. One bed, the only real bed was comfortable, however the other fold out couch was dated and extremely uncomfortable. No way to sleep more than three in the whole house. Could use some fresh towels and new bed. Our family stayed for 4 nights and we really enjoyed our time in the garden and whole place. Off the beaten path..backed up to lovely tiered garden.


                                                              San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee

                                                              Rental quotes to include a $75 cleaning fee per visit. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellation policy for VRBO listing 480633: 1) Pre-paid rent is 100% refundable, less any credit card transaction fees, with written notice up to 45 days prior to the check-in date. However, with special event bookings, this part of the refund policy shall not apply. With special event bookings the policy outlined under paragraph 2 will be applicable. 2) With less than 45 days notice, the pre-paid rent becomes non-refundable. However, if enough notice is given and circumstances allow the ability to re-coupe some or all of the lost rent by establishing a new rental arrangement during any part of the designated rental dates. A full or partial refund (less credit card processing fees) may be issued as both parties work together in good faith to minimize losses.

                                                              23 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.5/5
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                                                              Property # 480633