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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 San Luis Obispo

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

Great hospitality by Leslie. Wonderful house for our 6 adults and 3 children. Deck and view are great bird watching spots. Thank you for everything! Very organized house with everything you could want.
Dec 2017
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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 ...
  • 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
  • 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. You will need to bring your own wood if you wish to enjoy the fireplace or fire pit. 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!... This house has a back deck that you will never want to live, and yet is a 5-minute drive to downtown, or a roughly 2-mile walk. We are 10 minutes from Avila beach, 20 minutes from Morro Bay. It doesn't get any better than the SLO Lakeside Lodge!


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This is a traveler's haven!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 24 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: April 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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Excellent amenities, Gorgeous view, Great host

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I returned to SLO for an annual trip back and loved staying right on Laguna Lake. The views were gorgeous and the house was perfect for our group of 10! Did I mention, our host left some breakfast treats straight from SLO? Fantastic place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you all enjoyed your stay, and your breakfast goodies! Thank you for leaving the house in such great shape, so nice to come home and find it so nice! You are welcome to come back anytime!
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A beautiful, comfortable place on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends spent a few days here as we celebrated my mother's funeral service and celebration of life. The setting was lovely and peaceful. The house was comfortable, clean and well set up for several of us to sleep well. Leslie, our host, was kind, helpful and very caring. We were able to host a small luncheon after the services and it went very well. Thank you Leslie for the use of your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that my home worked well for you, especially at such a difficult time. As I told you, I hope you had some time to sit out on the deck and take time for yourself, it is the perfect place to reflect and heal. I was honored that you chose my home, and I know how much I love being there, I hoped you would too. So lovely to know that you were happy there. Take care.
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Quaint with a huge fun deck overlooking the lake.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortably slept 7 of us. Kitchen well stocked. Owner was very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that your dinner party went well to cap off graduation. Thank you for leaving the house in such beautiful shape, and for my lovely bouquet. It is a pleasure to come home when my guests have been so very thoughtful. Happy Holidays!
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A Warm Family Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had our Thanksgiving Day Feast , and it was just great. Plenty of room for everyone, and the grandkids had the time of their lives in the loft with all the toys and games. We spent a lot of time on the back patio, as the weather was warm and mild. Watching the wildlife was very enjoyable!

The kitchen was fantastic, and had everything we needed for our family meals.

Our family was quite taken with this home, and mentioned that we should stay again.

If you are looking for a comfortable home with all the amenities, this home will fit your needs. We also enjoyed the hot tub! Very relaxing.


The Flores and O'Connor families

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that your family enjoyed their stay, and I love the beautiful flowers that you left for me! I feel that family time is so important, and my home is really meant to be shared with families, so it is wonderful to know that you all had a good time together! Thank you for letting me know, and for leaving the house in such great shape... I never know when I walk back in, what I will find, so I let out a sigh of relief when I saw the house looking so beautiful! You are the perfect guests - please come back anytime!!
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We came for a small family wedding and 10 of us stayed at Leslie’s home. It met our needs perfectly- we had little children, and the upstairs play space was PERFECT! In fact after we left the kids said they wanted to go back! The place was clean and well appointed. She gifted us a bottle of Spanish wine - which we shared with bride and groom, and some locally roasted coffee! The deck and hot tub were great, and view was absolutely stunning! Peace and quiet! It is a family’s perfect place! So very grateful we found this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and that the kids had a good time too! So often, it is difficult for parents to keep the kids occupied, and I always hope that children have fun when they come to my home... And that way, the parents can relax and have a good visit too! I love love love the beautiful bouquet that you left for me, it is still just gorgeous! Thank you so much for leaving the house so nicely, I really appreciate coming home and finding the house in such good shape, it makes it so nice for me too! You are welcome to come back anytime - especially for any of those Cal Poly alumni events! Take care.
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Deposit $100
Tax Rate 18.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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