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This is a traveler's haven!

San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 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...


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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!


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
        • Lakefront


            • Away From It All


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Nordic Track treadmill in the garage.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Charter (cable tv); Apple tv
                    • Fireplace
                      Wood-burning fireplace, but you will need to provide your own wood.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes and utensils are included.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen has an extra large oven; microwave; all amenities; and there is a gas bbq right outside the kitchen door.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Extra-Large oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          The refrigerator is available for you to use.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              China, some crystal, lots of items for your entertaining needs.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  Children's playroom.
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Charter Cable for the television.
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Ride-on toys are on the back patio for the children; one adult bicycle is also provided for riding into town (2 miles).
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Two patios, each with a fire pit. Back patio has a large table and chairs, as well as additional chairs for the fire pit; a swing; and a very large deck for guests to utilize.
                                    • Golf
                                      .2 miles from house is a 9-hole course. Easy walking distance.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      There is a seasonal raised bed vegetable garden for my guests to enjoy, and so that they will have fresh vegetables to cook with - truly a farm to table experience if you choose to cook at home.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large propane grill with all of the tools and items needed.
                                    • Tennis
                                      At the middle school, .2 miles.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The house is totally flat and accessible, as is the front patio and the back deck. The hall bathroom has an accessible shower.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub


                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • 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!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  22 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Peaceful and serene

                                                                  Julie F.

                                                                  Great house right on the lake! Leslie was very helpful and courteous during our stay. It was a perfect retreat

                                                                  Excellent amenities, Gorgeous view, Great host

                                                                  Ryan S.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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!

                                                                  A beautiful, comfortable place on the lake

                                                                  Megan G.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Quaint with a huge fun deck overlooking the lake.

                                                                  Cheryl T.

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

                                                                  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!

                                                                  A Warm Family Thanksgiving!

                                                                  Laura F.Palmdale, California

                                                                  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

                                                                  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!!

                                                                  Wonderful home!

                                                                  sabrina s.Los Angeles, CA

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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.


                                                                  San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

                                                                  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.

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