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This is a traveler's haven!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy the beautiful lake deck while you relax from your busy day...

This beautiful home will welcome either the solo traveler or families, we are ready for you! Enjoy the deck while you relax by the chimanea, or get into the spa for total relaxation! The house has three bedrooms, and the upstairs room can also accommodate two blow-up queen sized beds. There is also a very comfortable sofa bed in the fireplace room. The playroom is great for kids, and the yard is fully fenced. I love sharing my home with others, I know that you will love it too!

Leslie A. McKinley
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Leslie A. McKinley

Now that my kids are grown, I would love to share my home with you. We are all set up for grandchildren, or for adults! While you are here, I can go and have some fun in this great 1956 Ford Thunderbird...

Why Leslie A. McKinley chose Central Coast

This property is the perfect place to enjoy while you are in SLO County - we have wonderful vistas, toys (if you bring the family), a bbq, a park right down the street, - everything to make your stay relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable.

What makes this house unique

This is the only lakeside rental home in SLO, and you will love it. You will feel like you have really gotten away from it all, and yet you are just two miles from downtown SLO. This house will welcome you and make you want to never leave...

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed your lovely home and had many delicious dinners with the fruits of your garden. The deck and view are incomparable. Thank you so much!
Aug 2017
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Nearest Airport
3.4 Miles
San Luis Obiso County Airport
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Laguna Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.4 Miles
Amtrak Station, San Luis Obispo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Upper Crust Trattoria
Nearest Beach
6.3 Miles
Avila Bay

This property is located in the middle of wine country - there are currently over 300 wineries in SLO County. We now also have a thriving brewery business in SLO County, brewery tours are also available. There are 8 golf courses with a 30-minute drive, beautiful beaches, Big Sur is one hour away; or drive to 1.5 hours to Santa Barbara for the day! It is all within reach from your haven in San Luis Obispo.


San Luis Obispo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The shower in the hall bathroom is handicap accessible and large enough to accommodate a shower chair, should one be needed.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Front Guest Room - 1 queen
    Middle Guest Room - 1 double
    Fireplace Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Children's PlayRoom - 2 queen , Can accommodate two (2) queen-sized blow-up beds.
  • Three bedrooms - one master with bath ensuite, two other, one with a queen-sized bed one with a double bed. The upstairs can accommodate two queen-sized blow up beds if desired. There is a sofa bed in the fireplace room, and it is lovely to go to sleep with a fire going...Blow up beds are not provided. Or LOTS of sleeping bags for the kids!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The fireplace is wood-burning, and there are two outdoor fire pits as well. A kitty usually lives here, so if you are allergic, be forewarned... But don't worry, where I go - Lucy goes! So when you are here, Lucy and I will be off adventuring!...


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This is a traveler's haven!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 17 reviews

Serene, Cozy, Comfortable, Great Hostess

  • 5 of 5

I booked Lakeside Lodge for the Cal Poly Open House. My focus was to be away from the craziness of downtown, but yet be close enough for my son’s family to participate in events for new students. This property exceeded my expectations. The view from the deck is more spectacular than the picture depicts. The lake is 100% full and the hills are emerald green. The deck was one of most expansive that I have seen for a private home. There was ample room for seven adults (that includes my two teenage granddaughters).

Leslie was an amazing hostess. She had prepared a binder filled with visitor information and even had a bouquet of fresh flowers on the dinning table. We all felt like we were visiting the home of a close friend or relative.

This is the perfect property for a multi-generational family or girls escape. One of the most peaceful properties that I have even rented. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I wasn't even sure that your family had stayed at the house, you left it in such beautiful condition! I loved meeting you, and next time we will definitely take time for a glass of wine together, I am sure that we were best friends in a previous life. So happy that you enjoyed your stay. Mi casa es su casa. Leslie
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Beautiful views and location

  • 5 of 5

For our son's move in weekend at Cal Poly, we wanted a place to enjoy with grandparents yet be awesome enough for the college student and his girlfriend. This home was a perfect find and Leslie is especially thoughtful for her rentees.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dawn! It is a joy to be thoughtful to my renters when they are so wonderful! Thank you and your mom again for the delightful lemon zucchini bread, everyone who has tried it wants the recipe! Lovely... I know that your son will be happy at Cal Poly and I hope you have many more visits here to SLO town.
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Great place and great location. Can't beat it.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You and your friends were wonderful guests, you are welcome to come back anytime!
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cozy suburban home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Leslie's home in San Luis Obispo was a great choice for our family reunion. It is set on a quiet suburban street, with no yard but a truly stunning view from the capacious back porch. The kitchen is very well furnished, though there's not much counter space. The three bedrooms are comfortable for up to six people. The sofa bed has no privacy, and there are no other beds in the house, so this is not an ideal spot for a bigger group.

The biggest plus for us was the location. There are an abundance of great hiking trails literally within five minutes of the house, and many more a short drive away. Beautiful beaches at Avila and Pismo Beach are also super close by, a 15 to 20 minute drive. We spent a lot of time in and around Morro Bay, a lovely 20 minute drive away, kayaking on the bay and hiking in Montana de Oro State Park. The golfers among us loved the public course at Morro Bay, and a surprise gem was the Elfin Forest overlooking the bay. More prosaically, there is plenty of grocery and other shopping within 5 minutes of the house.

Lastly, Leslie was a gracious and accommodating host.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, friendly owner, spacious, gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed staying here. Lots of space, great amenities, and friendly owner. Highly recommended for families with children!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John! I was so honored to be able to host your family while they were here for your wedding, and they were terrific!! I wish you a lifetime of love and being surrounded by family. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of this very special moment in your life!
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Gracious owner, great spot for families

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended for families, particularly with younger children

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Steve! Yes, it is true, I love sharing my home with children! I am so happy that your family enjoyed their stay, and that the kids had a good time too. I know that you did a lot of work to put that reunion weekend together, I was honored that the SLO Lakeside Lodge could be a part of your special weekend. Thank you, and I hope to see you again! Leslie
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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