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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
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
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:
  • city centre ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sleep number
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • 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
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • 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 4.95 based on 47 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cute little house close to campus.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: 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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Comfortable and cute!

  • 5 of 5

The house was bright and clean. We had a great stay. Quiet neighborhood, easy to walk to campus and to town.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and brother came to SLO to visit our son for the weekend and they loved the house and said it's our new spot to stay. Thank you for sharing it:)

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Firestone Grill
Great BBQ!
Splash Café
Good healthy eats
Bishop Peak
Favorite run / hike with amazing views. Big climb!
Novo Restaurant & Lounge
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.99
Property Damage Insurance £45.33

+ 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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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