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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Three bedroom, three bath cottage in a secret location close to town

Secret creekside property on the edge of town. Less than 2 miles off Highway 1 (half pavement, half dirt road). We are on the northern edge of Cal Poly, in a spot the locals don't even know about.

Hikers and Mountain bikers can leave straight from the property for beautiful single track.

Furnished with Restoration Hardware furniture. Three TV's with Direct TV. Wi-Fi access.

1260 sq. ft. with cork flooring and no carpet + an adjoining TV room and bunk room/bathroom for larger parties.

A sunny courtyard for sunbathing or relaxing is right outside the front door. There is a beautiful, large dining table on the back patio with string lights and a fire pit.

Everything is very clean with high quality beds and linens.

More Details

Kevin Charles
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Kevin Charles

My name is Kevin. Our family moved to San Luis Obispo from Park City, Utah 4 years ago because it is our favorite place on the West Coast. I live with my wife Kimberly and 3 small children about 120 feet down the drive from the cottage. We have lived in many wonderful locations over the past 15 years or so, and have decided this one is special enough to stay for a decade or two.

Kevin Charles purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kevin Charles chose Central Coast

We feel very fortunate to have found this property. It is a five-acre parcel with two houses and nearly complete privacy. The fact that it is so accessible and serene at the same time is what appealed to us. The town... well it's quaint, vibrant, has great schools, close to the beaches, with clean air and it's just out of the marine layer. It doesn't get any better for us.

What makes this cottage unique

A romantic and peaceful setting is what makes this property desirable. It's proximity to a wonderfully vibrant downtown and incredible coastline is what makes it truly unique. That and nobody knows it's here.


San Luis Obispo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must read "off-grid living document" upon arrival. This document points out what not to do with the well and septic, etc...
  • Guests must drive VERY slow on property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master en suite - toilet , shower , Shower not tub.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom connected to bunk room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Uses the hallway bathroom.
    Master - 1 king , En suite bathroom.
    Bunkroom - 4 bunk bed , Small bunk room w/ en suite bathroom accessed from game room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful, tranquil retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage! It definitely met our needs and allowed for family togetherness. It was perfect and the owners were very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Serene Space

  • 5 of 5

I have a large family so finding accommodations for 8 adults and 2 dogs is always challenging. Stenner Creek Cottage was exactly what we needed. It was a beautiful and calm atmoshepre with so much to do. If you wanted to hang out and watch a movie you could do that from anywhere in the house. There was also ample hiking in the rolling SLO hill and a great patio for grilling (which we did!) or just sitting and enjoying a glass of wine (which we also did!).

It feels remote and off the grid, while also being close to everything you may need. It's a great place and Kevin was a great host. If you need a space in SLO that really has it all, look no further.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cooper Landing, Alaska

Very nice and quite setting next to a lovely creek.

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Stenner Creek Cottage. A comfortable home in a quiet setting. Many options for hiking close by and even right out the door! Also close to town for all our shopping and entertainment needs. Well equipped kitchen and outdoor grill for preparing meals at home. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, Ok


  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and the outdoor space in incredible. We stayed in the home for a full week and hated to leave! Kevin is a great host and resource, he met us upon arrival, gave us a tour and was available when needed. It is off the beaten path in the best way possible. It is still very close to anything you need in SLO but peaceful with lots of beautiful hiking trails... it is the perfect place to stay if you wanted to travel south to Pismo Beach or north to Big Sur... we did it all and were happy to have this home to return to every night. The beds were really comfortable and attention was paid to every detail. The outdoor décor is as beautiful as the indoor... it looks like it is out of a Restoration Hardware catalogue. The fire with comfy chairs and outdoor table were used often, the perfect way to begin or end the day. Listening to the sound of the creek, sitting by the fire under the charming lights... a little bit of heaven in California. I hope we have the opportunity to return soon! If you have the chance to stay in this home I promise you won't be disappointed. You won't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Place for Graduation Weekend - Well appointed and Tranquil

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a five-night stay at this gorgeous cottage. Our daughter was graduating from Cal Poly on Sunday and we added a couple of days to recover from all the festivities. It was the perfect spot for a family barbecue on Saturday night and a lovely brunch after the ceremony on Sunday--the outdoor table was just right for our group. We had my brother and sister-in-law in the cottage with us as well as my nephew, wife and their young daughter in the connecting bunk house. The spot was great for entertaining and relaxing for a couple of days after graduation. Sitting around the firepit with a nice glass of wine was so special as well as soaking in the hot tub. Kevin is close by and easy to reach if you have questions but not intrusive in the least. I would highly recommend this wonderful, clean, well-appointed and comfortable spot just 10 minutes away from the center of San Luis Obispo and even closer to the campus.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean Grove, New Jersey USA

Perfectly perfect cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay in this stunning cottage nestled in the woods. Peace and quiet prevail. The house was appointed with beautiful furniture and comfortable beds. The cottage is located about a 10 minute drive from downtown SLO (with wonderful restaurants, shops, coffee shops, movie theatres).

Cottage is within driving distance to great little trips to wineries, interesting towns, farmers' markets, the beach, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara and the list goes on.

We stayed her about a month and loved every minute of it.

The hosts were available to welcome us and answer any questions but were not at all intrusive.

We had the BEST TIME and would come back in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP)
Nearest Barpub
4.3 Miles
Slo Brewing Company
Nearest Ferry
12.6 Miles
Morro Bay
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Dairy Creek
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3.2 Miles
Blackhorse Espresso & Bakery
Nearest Ski
330 Miles
Mammoth Mountain
Nearest Beach
12.6 Miles
Morro Bay
Car: recommended

Hikers and mountain bikers can leave directly from the property and traverse single track and fire roads for as long as you'd like.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Special event pricing will be higher than standard rate. Please inquire for a quote.

In lieu of the "no security deposit requirement" I will bill for cleaning in excess of 6 hours or for damage to the property.

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.

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