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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 - 3 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

More Details

Leah Garcia
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Leah Garcia

We are both former professional athletes (mountain biking and adventure racing) and Leah is a television personality, fitness professional and owns Nulastin, a company specializing in lash, brow and skin care. Ian is President of World OCR, the international governing body of obstacle course racing and related sports.

Leah Garcia purchased this bungalow in 2009

Why Leah Garcia 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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San Luis Obispo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is a $500 per night penalty for smoking, pet dander/hair or excessively soiled linens, furniture or fixtures..
  • This is a quite neighborhood with professional and respectful neighbors. Consequently the house is not suitable for loud parties or large groups.
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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 4.9534883 based on 50 reviews

Comfy Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

As this was a busy weekend celebrating a wedding, we appreciated the quiet, well planned comfort of the Bungalow. It suited our needs perfectly--especially the little things--iron, ironing board, and coffee ready to go, as well as well-stocked bathrooms, and a perfect respite from busy days and evenings.

Would definitely return. Leah Garcia was a most accommodating and gracious hostess.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco CA

Beautiful Home, great location, wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The home is adorable, very well maintained & on a quiet street. Downtown is just a few minutes drive. The hosts Ian and Leah were delightful!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Windsor, CA


  • 5 of 5

This house is gorgeous with great attention to detail. Perfect and so close to Cal Poly and downtown. We will be back for certain. Thank you Leah and Ian!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This luxurious place was perfect for a weekend get away. 2 king sized bedrooms and two bathrooms made it ideal for two couples. The backyard was a great place to relax between adventures in the city. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cute little house close to campus.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty, Comfort, and Convenience

  • 5 of 5

What a great place Leah and Ian have! We spent the month of March there and enjoyed every minute. The house is very attractive and nicely decorated both inside and out. All appliances are top notch and the kitchen is very well-equipped. The beds are very comfortable and the bedrooms quite soothing and amenable to sleep. There are very clear instructions for the use of everything from the parking permit to the coffee maker, and the best directions we’ve ever seen for the use of the television. Leah and Ian are excellent landlords. They respond instantly to any question or need.

The house is in a very nice neighborhood and convenient to shopping, groceries, hiking, wineries, restaurants, and lots of activities. It is minutes away from US 101. It would be difficult to find a better place to enjoy the central coast.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Guests like you make this experience exceptional. We look forward to hosting you again. Kindest Regards, Ian & Leah
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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
Property 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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