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Boutique Bungalow in Monterey Heights - Zen Space, Sunny Porch & Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Modern 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with abundant amenities and gorgeous patios

Fully remodeled, clean, contemporary 1,000 sq. ft. home.

Well appointed kitchen, high end stainless appliances, spacious living room, cable television, high speed wireless internet, master bedroom with king size sleep number bed, full contemporary bath & second king bedroom and 3/4 bath. Laundry room, storage, bike shed. Back patio with private dining and mature bamboo / zen landscaping. South facing, sunny front porch with view of Madonna Mountain and south east hills.

There is parking for two vehicles, one large on street with permit and one small (midsize) off street. The owners residence is attached in back.

This quiet neighborhood is in the 'banana belt' part of town. Characteristically warmer than other locations and less wind. Quiet, residential, wide street. Great views. Close to downtown and outdoor activities.

Three blocks from Cal Poly. 0.5 miles from trolly to downtown. Ten minute bike ride to Higuera Street. Hiking, trail running, mountain biking and road cycling out the front door! 10 minutes to wine country and 20 minutes to coastal hikes, beaches and estuaries.

Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate: 112526

Business License / Home Stay Permit: 112735

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San Luis Obispo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep number
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Boutique Bungalow in Monterey Heights - Zen Space, Sunny Porch & Views
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 42 reviews

Great place to stay in SLO

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and you can tell immediately that the owners have alot of pride in their property. They also have very good attention to details and obviously have strived to make a stay there a very good experience.


  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunny house in SLO near Cal Poly

  • 4 of 5

We two enjoyed three sunny January weeks here and fell in love with this town. This rental is actually the full original house (the owners quietly live in a large extension on the back of the house and are frequently away) consisting of two king bedrooms, both with full bathrooms, and the combined kitchen—livingroom. Up five steps from the driveway is a very private, sunny porch with chairs and the totally windowed front of the house leading into the living room—allowing welcome winter sun for winter-weary Northerners.

The kitchen windows look into a small section of the the private backyard in which there’s a large outdoor table and chairs, nice yard plantings and a small fountain. Also out the kitchen door is a small locked room in which we hung our bicycles, and in which the washer and dryer are located.

Both the kitchen and living room are very clean, tastefully and basically decorated and organized. The kitchen has most of the basics for short term visitors, but is a little sparsely supplied for visitors who want to cook over a longer stay. The owners are very well organized and have small signs throughout the house to help guests keep the house in order. Both Leah and Ian are friendly and non-intrusive.

We found the neighborhood great: it is a mere four blocks to the campus, and a five minute-drive or 10-minute bike ride downtown. Downtown has an amazing number of restaurants, all the upper-crust stores you’d expect in a much larger city, many small local shops, and the best Thursday night farmers’ market around. The whole town turns out for the weekly evening market where the farmers sell their just-picked produce, multiple booths sell hot ribs and to-die-for French crepes, among other offerings. There are two movie houses (latest releases and indie) and a beautiful mission, and everywhere throughout town there are college students. They provide a lovely vibe and are universally polite and friendly.

There are many hiking trails and mountain bike trails very close to town, and the one we most enjoyed is the Bob Jones Trail (5 miles r-trip) that leads riders right into Avila Beach, a small Central California coast beach town: 2 wide, empty beaches (weekdays, busy and lively on winter weekends) backed by a gorgeous plaza of small shops and restaurants. Nearby is also Point Saint-Louis’s lighthouse, a beautiful and surprisingly interesting tour.

We recommend both SLO and Leah and Ian‘s house for a great winter holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place, Great Property

  • 5 of 5

I have been going to the SLO for over 30 years. First as a student at Cal Poly and than as "tourist." We have stayed at local hotels, but we outgrew those places. As a result, we decided to try this property. It is close to campus, close to the freeway, With the two spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, it worked well for us. The neighborhood is quiet, which is perfect.

The bungalow has all the amenities that one needs, a great full kitchen with roomy fridge.

If any one is heading up to SLO, please consider this property, Ian and Leah are great owners and take great care of this place. And they took care of what we needed. I appreciated all the information in the bungalow from parking to maps, to making coffee, thanks.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow was perfect for our visit to SLO--just the right size, beautifully furnished and equipped, and conveniently located in a quiet residential area near campus. Such a wonderful spot--we will definitely visit again. Thank you Ian and Leah!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in SLO

  • 5 of 5

Cute, well appointed bungalow close to campus. It met all our needs and more. It was great being back in SLO. Thanks Ian!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to call home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful boutique bungalow was a perfect home while we visited our daughter at Cal Poly. It is well maintained, well stocked kitchen and clean. The owners were welcoming and seemed like lovely, fun people. We plan to stay there again! The Tesla charger was a plus too!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Ian Adamson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Ian Adamson

I'm an Australian-American athlete and entrepreneur and my spouse Leah is a television personality and fitness professional.

Ian Adamson purchased this bungalow in 2009

Why Ian Adamson chose San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly is Leah's Alma Mater and San Luis Obispo holds a special place in her heart. Ian grew up in Sydney Australia, so the beach and outdoor lifestyle is a perfect fit - not to mention the smell of the Eucalyptus trees!

The house is in a quiet neighborhood that is no more than 10 minutes from any part of town or the outdoors. Hiking, mountain biking, restaurants, shopping and the historic mission are a few minutes away.

The Paso Robles and Edna Valley wine district start 10 minutes drive from our property. You can access Avila Beach, Montana de Oro, Morro Bay surf beaches and hikes as quickly as you can get in the door at Whole Foods!

What makes this bungalow unique

Our home is uniquely situated in the Banana Belt of San Luis Obispo, just above the (very rare) frost line, beyond the summer sea fog and sheltered from the occasionally strong afternoon breeze. We had wanted a house here for many years and finally found this perfect location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home comfortably accommodates 4 with all the amenities needed for our week-long stay. Easy walking access to campus and nice neighborhood are a plus.
Jun 2015
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Firestone Grill
"Great BBQ!"
Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery
"Good healthy eats"
Bishop Peak
"Favorite run / hike with amazing views. Big climb!"
"Fusion cuisine for romantic dinners!"
Buona Tavola
"Love the dar for casual dining and an excellent wine list"
Baileyana Winery Tasting Room
"Wonderful views of Edna Valley, good wine selection and close to town."
Edna Valley Vineyard
"Vineyard road cycling loop with rolling hills and great views."
"One of my favorites for a fine selection of local foods."
Thai Boat -- CLOSED
"Best Thai in town"
SLO Brewing Co.
"Knowledgable and friendly staff, good selections of brews."
Madonna Inn
"Super fun theme rooms. Best pie and a decent steak! "
Morro Rock
Morro Bay
"Endless beaches, beautiful estuary, towering san dunes. Great for paddling, wild life viewin..."
Montana De Oro State Park
"Some of the best single track running and mountain biking on the coast. Spectacular views, b..."
Tower Hill
"Behind San Luis High, this is a steep climb with rewarding views across town to the coast"
Avila Beach
"Quiet beach town with good local restraints, bars, fresh local fish, beginner surfing and to..."
Edna Valley Vineyard
"Vineyard road cycling loop with rolling hills and great views."
Nearest Airport
4.8 Miles
SLO (San Luis Obispo County Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Pappy McGregor's
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Laguna Lake Municipal Golf Cours
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Apple Farm
Nearest Ski
410 Miles
Mammoth Mountain
Nearest Beach
10.7 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: recommended

The Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo wine regions start within a 10 minute drive from this property. There are approximately 200 wineries in these regions covering over 30,000 acres of planted vines.

The mild winters and warm summers mean that local produce is available year round at one of five local farmers markets. The lively Thursday night farmers market in down town San Luis Obispo is a fixture with locals and tourists like.

Surf sports, sailing and boating are an integral part of the central coast lifestyle, adding to the layer back feel of the area.

Other popular outdoor sports include mountain biking, road cycling, hiking and trail running. The extensive single track trails are a well kept secret, and afford passionate riders many hours of exploration.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Insurance $59

+ We generally do not accept bookings more than 12 months in advance.
+ Please contact us if you prefer to pay a refundable damage deposit.
+ Check in time is 3:00 pm. Please call if you want an early check in.
+ The house is smoke free. Pets are not allowed.
+ Do not place luggage or bags on the beds or furniture, as this contributes to unwelcome pests.
+ Please conserve water.
+ Do not dump chemicals, oils or foreign items in the toilets or sinks (only human waste & toilet paper in the commodes.) + Use the trashcans for sanitary items.
+ Our neighbors are quiet professionals, please respect their space.
+ Check out time is 11:00 am, please call if you want a late check out.

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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