The 12 Best Airbnbs In San Luis Obispo, California

December 15, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in San Luis Obispo, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in San Luis Obispo and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Mid-Century Design Close To Downtown

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

Situated between rolling hills and San Luis Creek, have an all women's day weekend with your friends exploring the beautiful San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast. The entire 2-bedroom home has an aesthetically calming and zen-like aura provided by the balance between space and furniture, white walls and plenty of wood features.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This Mid-Century-Design home offers a tranquil space from which to explore San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast. Two bedrooms feature calming rust flooring, terracotta tile, Fine Art, and white walls with large windows that lead out to a private shaded patio.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Kitchenette | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Fantastic location with easy access to downtown. Very nice and attentive host with great recommendations for the area.” – Brittany
“My friend and I really enjoyed our stay! The hosts were very sweet and friendly. Gave us plenty of advice and recommendations on what to do around the area.” – Janelle
“Location was great, architectural history rich, and hospitality was the best we've experienced with Airbnb!” – Lynn
“John and Maridel were wonderful hosts! They greeted us very warmly upon arrival and gave us good tips for getting there. They also made great food recommendations for us.” – Allison
“Their home had amazing design from the architecture to the finishes. We will definitely be staying with them again the next time we’re in the area.” – Alec

#2 Contemporary Boutique Farmhouse With Backyard

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $260 per night, airbnb.com

Bright interiors, soft monochromatic tones, rustic decorations, and a beautiful backyard make this two-bedroom home a perfect base to explore the local wineries in San Luis Obispo. Choose from a gray, white bedroom where muted colours create a clean, fresh design. There's a choice of places to relax, from the inviting comfy gray couch, the dining nook, or the lounge chairs in the patio.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Indulge in the stylish design of this inviting home. The residence features a monochromatic interior, wood accents, chic furnishings and decor, a tranquil garden, and an outdoor BBQ dining space. “Coffee on the porch swing is the perfect way to start your day :)”Love the backyard and the house, kitchen was filled with everything or more than we needed. Pauline was very responsive.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Love the backyard and the house, kitchen was filled with everything or more than we needed. ” – Aditi
“We had an enjoyable and comfortable stay at Pauline's AirBnB as a family of four. Our kids did not want to leave by the end of the trip.” – Benjamin
“Super cute cottage with every modern convenience. Remodeled throughout. Beautiful backyard.” – Anita
“Great place! The appliances were all modern, and her place had everything we needed. Looking forward to staying again!” – Terry
“This is my second stay at Pauline's beautiful home and I will absolutely be visiting again! The home was up-to-date, clean, & in a great location.” – Katie

#3 The Downtown House With Private Parking

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $170 per night, airbnb.com

A good night's rest is mandatory, especially when exploring downtown San Luis Obispo's restaurants, hiking trails, and museums. This 2-bedroom home can play host for up to 4 travellers, making it a good choice for a space that is affordable without discounting comfort and value. Period furniture interlaced with hardwood floors and a rustic exterior is warm, inviting, and comforting.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Embrace the Down Town charm of this inviting residence. This single family home features comfortable period-themed furnishings, subtle touches of color, flowing living areas, a front porch, an outdoor breakfast spot, and a lush manicured garden.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“This little house in SLO is cute and perfect! Short little walk to downtown was great! David gave us lots of great recommendations.” – Haley
“Great space very close to downtown. Easy walking distance to and from everything.” – Emma
“The house was not only beautiful but in a perfect spot! Walking distance to everything-We happened to be there during 102 heat wave. The air conditioner worker perfectly–they had fans available if necessary.” – Kristen
“It was a quick business trip, but I can't wait to come back with my family. I love the area and this house is right in the heart of SLO.” – Eric
“Lovely vintage home with nice, thoughtful little touches (fresh flowers, etc. ). So adorable and cozy.” – Tom

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#4 Upscale Guesthouse Retreat With A Lush Garden

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

A family-friendly, mature neighbourhood is where you'll find this cedar-shingled, contemporary furnished 1 bedroom. Tucked away off-street surrounded by mature trees, this home provides a very private feel with comfortable furnishings and rooms painted with calming wall colours. The house is just two miles from downtown, accessible by bike path.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Large, two-story, modern, cedar-shingled guesthouse with wonderful outdoor living space and lush garden. Cook on the gas grill in the private slate-tiled courtyard, eat in the umbrella-covered outdoor dining area, use the heat lamps on chilly evenings or relax in the private professionally landscaped backyard with a good book.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Our stay was private and comfortable with fast WiFi, and high quality throughout. The hosts are friendly and responsive” – Todd
“You will not be disappointed. There are so many things to do in the area but just staying home and enjoying the great weather in either their front or back patio is a pure delight.” – Lawrence
“A very comfortable and beautiful place. Eric and Helen are pleasant and easy to talk with. Also very quick to respond.” – Brian
“The outside spaces are very pleasant and the inside is well organized and appointed. Eric and Helen were very responsive to any questions we had.” – Tessa
“We thoroughly enjoyed discovering more of this lovely part of the world and truly appreciated being able to do so from ‘our’ cosy, ultra private guesthouse located in a ‘real' neighbourhood..” – Johanne

#5 Boutique Bungalow San Luis Obispo

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

Nestled in a neighbourhood, primarily made up of college professors, professionals, and retirees., this house is on a low-traffic street, with parks plus hiking and biking trails nearby. This home has been outfitted with eco-friendly features such as solar electric power, a low water Japanese bamboo garden, respect to space, and natural light plus furnishing that complements the exterior and interior of the home.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Go green in this immaculately maintained mid-century modern boutique bungalow. The solar electric power throughout includes a 50A electric car charger for guest use, while the yard features a low-water, Japanese bamboo and zen-influenced design. We maintain a low allergen environment.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful home that my mother and I enjoyed thoroughly. ideal for family visiting their student or for graduation weekend. ” – Sheila
“Great place in a fairly quiet neighborhood. Nicely furnished with all the items in the kitchen, needed to cook a meal. Close enough to downtown and Cal Poly for diff restaurant choices.” – Yansi
“One of the best Airbnb experiences I have had. Ian and Leah are gracious and helpful hosts and SLO is a beautiful place. I'd give them extra credit stars if the rating system would allow me.” – Nicole
“Great location near Cal Poly. Very comfortable and well equipped. Highly recommend.” – David
“Their place was very well equipped with everything including beach towels and baskets. We enjoyed dinners both indoor and outdoor in the backyard.” – Cc

#6 Walk To Downtown San Luis Obispo From A European-Style Flat

8 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

Wake up to sunshine streaming in, head out to the balcony to enjoy the views while having some pancakes and coffee for breakfast. Light, bright, clean, and spacious are all the words you would use to describe this 2-bedroom apartment styled with European flavours. Perfect for a family of 8, this flat is situated next door to Terrace Hill, there's a bike trail that leads across the bridge and downtown to Morro Street.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Climb the spiral staircase to marvel at the 360-degree views of the stunning San Luis Obispo mountains from the rooftop deck. This brand new apartment has been designed with a European flavor with bold artwork, stylish furnishings, and open spaces.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Great host, great place. Marianne was an attentive, kind, the home was clean and proper!!!” – Bryan
“As soon as we opened the door, we knew we'd made the right choice! Marianne's place is light, bright, clean, spacious, and is comfortably & artistically appointed.” – Lynn
“Great design, great atmosphere and great hosts” – German
“We had a lovely Labor Day holiday weekend. The home is spacious and had an abundance of natural lighting with an amazing view of the nearby rolling hills.” – Alicia
“Marianne's place was so delightful and even with the social restrictions there was so much to do within close proximity, it was tough to leave.” – Susan Hanson

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#7 Revitalize In An Elegant, Rustic Countryside Casita

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $210 per night, airbnb.com

Make this 3-bedroom home your happy place to come back to after exploring the many interesting streets of San Luis Obispo. Take long walks on the 112-acre property to stretch your legs, or lounge in the front terrace for coffee and breakfast while watching exotic cattle graze. At night, dine under the starry sky and shady trees at the outdoor patio with a BBQ grill while you look out to amazing mountain views.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Absorb the tranquility of 360 degree mountain views and rollings hills from a well appointed home. Indulge in outdoor dining on the private patio and feel miles away from civilization while enjoying peaceful days and evenings with family and friends. “

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Everything about our stay was wonderful. Gary is an excellent host and went above and beyond to make us feel at home. The casita was so comfortable and had everything we needed and more.” – Courtney
“Love the house! Very close to the wineries! Loved the detail of the cheese, crackers, and the wine that was provided to welcome us.” – Blanca
“Awesome place, felt like home. Location was great and home was impeccably clean” – John
“Awesome location. Many things to do and also plenty of places to relax” – Mayur
“This place was a wonderful break from city life for my family of 5. The home is very comfortable and located a short drive from activities and restaurants.” – Audrey

#8 Savor 360-Degree Vineyard Views At A Converted Horse Stable

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $700 per night, airbnb.com

Located on 60 acres in the heart of Edna Valley, a bright, inviting home for 6 guests is the perfect sanctuary to rest, relax, recharge and enjoy life away from the city, even for a few days. You'll love the rustic Californian decorative touches throughout this home like the metal lanterns, wooden beams, bison skull lights, and the open space kitchen and dining.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Gather for a lazy breakfast on the tranquil deck overlooking fruit trees, lush land, and the resident animals. This refined, rustic space surrounded by rolling hills features imported Moroccan tiles, sliding barn doors, and natural fabrics.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Had a great time! The place is beautifully decorated and comfortable. We will be back for sure!” – Lulette
“This place is a great get away. I stayed with my wife and two year old. My daughter loved every minute, she was hooked on all of the wonderful animals on the property.” – Brad
“What an exquisite property! A stylish and immaculate home, beautiful grounds, extremely private. We will most definitely visit again!!” – Elizabeth
“Absolutely breathtaking property, the beautiful farm animals, that live here. Jose, the property manager was super helpful and friendly. Will definitely return!!” – Kelly
“Stunningly designed converted stable in a bucolic farm setting. Very modern with every attention to detail. Spacious home with generous outdoor space to bbq and lounge.” – Thomas

#9 Parker's Place Ranch Estate With Epic Views

10 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $590 per night, airbnb.com

One-of-a-kind antiques, unique furnishings, and original oil paintings lend an air of allure and dignified presence in this space fit for 10 guests. The ranch-like theme throughout the home is inviting, comfortable and rustic complemented by the indoor fireplace, plush leather sofas in the living room, king-sized beds with room-darkening shades, and views of the landscape beyond.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Feel at ease on a private ranch with lots of wildlife. Settle into this one of a kind estate located on a private ranch overlooking San Luis Obispo. Sleeps up to 10 people. Wander through and admire one of a kind antiques, unique furnishings, and original oil paintings.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Private hot tub | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“Chrissy and Logan are great communicators and were helpful hosts throughout the experience. Would recommend this home and host to anyone!” – Miles
“An excellent place with stunning views. Gracious hosts and well designed and decorated spaces. Had a small wedding dinner here and it worked out really well.” – Tom
“We had a wonderful time here! Everything is just as pictured. There are chickens in the back!!” – Samira
“Very glad I booked this property for our long weekend in San Luis Obispo. The home is in immaculate condition, has all the amenities a group of friends or family could need.” – Richard
“This home is beautiful, the views are breathtaking and the location is ideal. Most importantly is the cleanliness: the home was spotless and attention to detail was quite evident.” – Diana And Larry

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#10 Cozy Historic Craftsman Bungalow

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

A beautiful, warm, and cozy space to call home for the weekend, this beige, ash blue, and brick-walled furnished 2-bedroom provides a retreat for guests in need of a comfortable holiday in San Luis Obispo. Enjoy the private yard and hot tub before heading out to downtown to explore the sights, sounds, and smells of this beautiful town.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Located in SLO's Old Town Historic District, featuring beautifully restored Victorian and Craftsman homes, this two bedroom Craftsman is less than a 5 minute walk to downtown shops/restaurants/nightlife. Despite its central location, the house is situated on a quiet street without heavy traffic. The property includes a private yard with a large (8 person) hot tub and grill. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for gourmet or casual cooking.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | TV | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Essentials | Heating | Hot water | Hot tub | Free parking on premises | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“This bungalow was perfect! We stayed for our wedding and could not have asked for a better place to stay. Amazing bathroom, incredibly comfortable bed (we only used the master), awesome tv and sound system, clean cute jacuzzi and a great yard!” – James
“The Garden Street Cottage is an exceptional and outstanding place to call your very own personal sanctuary. There is nothing needed for this unit other than appreciative guests.” – Lisa
“Excellent communication and great amenities: very clean hot tub, ambient heat in the bathroom (i.e. heated floors), Japanese style toilet, fruiting lemon tree in the front yard, grill, and air conditioning in the common areas.” – Aubrey
“Perfect location and absolutely beautiful home. We stayed with our 10 month old son and it was just perfect.” – Shannon
“Beautiful cottage, wonderful amenities and amazingly clean throughout!” – Enid Baxter

#11 Cozy, Clean Home Close To Downtown SLO!

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

For guests looking for a home walking distance to some pretty cool spots in a town, this one is for you. This 3-bedroom home is within walking distance to many fantastic local restaurants/coffee and art spaces in downtown San Luis Obispo. If you love vinyl records, you'll love the impressive collection of a record player with a vinyl collection from the host. Colourful and rustic touches provide a very unique living experience.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Relax in my comfortably furnished, air conditioned (a rare amenity in SLO), 3 bedroom home. Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood with secure, off-street parking. Multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces will provide a quiet retreat for everyone! My home features Air-conditioning, soft water, reverse osmosis drinking water, a record player with vinyl collection and games.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Dryer | TV | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Essentials | Heating | Hot water | Babysitter recommendations | Pack ’n Play/travel crib

Guest Reviews

“Amazing place! So clean and comfortable. Close to downtown and wineries.” – Sadi
“From check-in to check-out everything was great. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, great common area/ living room, and a great configuration. !” – Cindy
“Great Host, perfect location and thank goodness for the AC!! We had a great 6 weeks. Thank you for taking such good care of us Paige!!” – Juliette
“The house is on a quiet street and not far from downtown. There’s a nice sitting area outside. Overall a great place to stay!” – Samantha
“She’s an excellent host! And the house is amazing. You will have everything you would ever need here” – Joanna

#12 Stylish and Comfortable Lofted Townhouse

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

Want to escape just on your own for the weekend? This 1-bedroom townhouse has the perfect balance of space, privacy, and comfort. Perk your mind and awaken your senses when you have coffee at the cute garden patio, a huge bathtub to soak in to calm your muscles, and gather your thoughts, high-speed internet, and a huge desk to work in. You'll definitely get plenty done in this charming and spacious place.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Our goal is make you THRILLED to be here. Sparkling clean, luxurious and cozy. All amenities have been thoughtfully provided, similar to a 5-star hotel… luxury linens, feather-topped bed, plush robes, a lovely garden-like patio on which to enjoy your coffee or an afternoon wine and cheese plate.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Everything was outstanding, very clean and well thought out. Walking distance to downtown, can’t beat it!” – Anthony
“Kimberly was an amazing host! Excellent communication and very hospitable. The Loft was so lovely and clean!” – Katie
“We had an excellent time. It was an easy walk to tons of restaurants and shops. Kimberly’s place is perfect for a couple , very comfortable and relaxing.” – Trina
“This place has everything you need to make your stay pleasant! I appreciated ALL the little details that made this stay one of the best airbnb experiences ever. The bathroom is thoughtfully stocked – even an extra toothbrush that we almost needed.” – Serena
“We stayed at this Airbnb gem for our honeymoon and it was purely delightful! Kimberly was an incredible host and went above and beyond to make our time at the Loft sweet and so enjoyable.” – Matthew

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