San Luis Obispo Vacation Rentals

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1100 ft² House
4 2
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 77 reviews
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from $255
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San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 12 reviews
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550 ft² House
4 2
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 53 reviews
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430 ft² House
3 2
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 76 reviews
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from $523
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San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.8
"Excellent" 5 reviews
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from $470
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San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.0
"Very good" 3 reviews
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San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
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"Excellent" 50 reviews
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San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
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"Excellent" 657 reviews
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1100 ft² House
4 2
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 31 reviews
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620 ft² House
4 1
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.7
"Excellent" 21 reviews
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1400 ft² House
6 2
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 89 reviews
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San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.3
"Outstanding" 4 reviews
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 Vacation rentals with a fireplace

from $451
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5 3
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 29 reviews
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2200 ft² House
8 2
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 12 reviews
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400 ft² Apartment
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San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.8
"Excellent" 5 reviews
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590 ft² Apartment
2 1
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 77 reviews
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 Apartments with a balcony or patio

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570 ft² Apartment
4 1
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.8
"Excellent" 36 reviews
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1290 ft² Apartment
6 3
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 29 reviews
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from $565
2200 ft² House
10 4
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 27 reviews
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Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast - San Luis Obispo
2 1
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, United States
4.4
"Outstanding" 29 reviews
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Popular rental amenities in San Luis Obispo

  • Internet (183)
  • Kitchen (177)
  • Microwave (171)
  • Parking (166)
  • TV (158)
  • No smoking (157)
  • Washer (139)
  • Grill (128)
  • No pets (123)
  • Dishwasher (113)
  • Fishing (99)
  • Fireplace (98)

Filters are provided so you can tailor your search and find the ideal property in San Luis Obispo. HomeToGo's data shows that "TVs" and "internet" turn out to be the most frequently provided amenities in San Luis Obispo. You can even compare and find accommodations if you want to sweat it out in a sauna (6 rentals include "saunas" in San Luis Obispo) or if you need a crib for your baby (0 rentals in San Luis Obispo include "cribs").

Price and Availability Index San Luis Obispo

Vacation Rental Price Information in San Luis Obispo

This graph displays the average prices for the next six months in San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo is more expensive in July (7/7 - 7/14), where prices are on average $447 a night. The cheapest week is in March (3/9 - 3/16). Prices fall to an average of $304 per night.

Rental Availability Information in San Luis Obispo

Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in San Luis Obispo. More people travel to San Luis Obispo a week in June (6/30 - 7/7). So far, 46% of the rentals are occupied this week. Conversely, it is in November (11/24 - 12/1) that the highest percentage of rentals are available.

The weather in San Luis Obispo

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Find the San Luis Obispo climate diagram. The highest average temperatures are in the month of September. On the contrary, the coolest month is December. The rainiest month is December while the driest month is August.

Accommodations in San Luis Obispo

117 of the 277 listed properties in San Luis Obispo are house rentals. They account for nearly half of the accommodation types in this destination (43.49%). In addition, they have a median size of 2,190 ft² as well as an average price of $579 per night. Moreover, these rentals are perfect if you're going in a group of 8, as that is the average number of people house rentals can welcome in San Luis Obispo. Hotel rooms represent the other most typical type of accommodation in San Luis Obispo. Hotel rooms in San Luis Obispo are 430 ft² on average, with average prices of $223 a night.

Enjoy a tranquil break with San Luis Obispo vacation homes

With a fantastic location between Los Angeles and San Francisco, San Luis Obispo finds itself straddled between two volcanic peaks, along the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. One of California's oldest communities, it possesses a distinct student town charm thanks to the profusion of Cal Poly university students.

Known as San Luis, SLO or SLOW to locals, the region boasts an incomparable natural beauty and plenty of mountain biking, sea kayaking, surfing and adventure sports. There's plenty of good wine and art to be savored, so book your vacation home in San Luis Obispo and discover this charming region for yourself.

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Getting There

Flying in to SLO

The city is served by a single terminal airport where flights land from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Phoenix. A taxi is the quickest way to reach your vacation home in San Luis Obispo. Those willing to splurge could consider an air taxi or charter flight from San Diego. Alternately, Amtrak's Coast Starlight northbound and southbound trains also pass daily through San Luis Obispo.

Food & Drinks

Cuisine, wine and more in SLO

SLO's farm-to-fork movement makes sense when you consider all that fresh seafood, organic fruits and veggies, cheese and locally-raised beef that awaits. The town offers a plethora of patio dining options in the city center where diners can feast on global cuisines and a fine collection of wines. Old San Luis BBQ Company is a firm favorite with locals who relish Angus beef and local artisan sausages. Recommended are the Tri-Tip Sandwichs, Pulled Pork Sandwichs and Strawberry Field Salads. If you can't finish it all, make sure to take your leftovers with you to enjoy for lunch the next day back at your San Luis Obispo vacation rental.

The San Luis Obispo wine region is known for its award-winning wines so make sure to sample some of the local fare. The city's bars and pubs serve an impressive list of craft beers made from barley, yeast and hops. A wine, beer and olive oil tour across the region is a good idea.

Weather & Climate

A good time to visit SLO

Summer is the most popular time, so make sure you have booked your of vacation rental in San Luis Obispo well in advance. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are great times to visit, when the weather is still beautiful, and outdoor activities are still accessible.

Attractions

Things to do and see

The historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa that was founded by Junipero Serra is the pride of the city. Today it is a functional Catholic church decorated with Stations of the Cross. Stroll by the Mission Plaza in Downtown San Luis Obispo where most of the town's community events, festivities and parades unfold. Next is the Hearst Castle where lush gardens overlook ranchlands and the rugged Californian coast. The castle is home to a large visitor center, golden swimming pools, a zoo and a National Geographic movie theater. The carefully-restored Point San Luis Lighthouse built in 1890 offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean as well as a tour.

The second largest farmers’ market in western America is right here on San Luis Obispo's Higuera Street. Visitors are thrilled by the street entertainers, farm-fresh produce, veggies, cheese, meats, barbecues and artifacts that await. Pick up some goodies to nibble on when you return to your San Luis Obispo vacation rental.

Art & Culture

Art and culture

SLO will appeal to art and culture enthusiasts with its rich and vibrant cultural calendar. The Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the campus of Cal Poly rolls out an impressive series of events. Meanwhile, the non-profit, volunteer-based Little Theater and The Great American Melodrama are superb options for family-friendly entertainment. Expect musical revue, theater, song, dance and comedy! For your dose of indie, foreign, art-house cinema and the latest blockbusters, the independently-owned Palm Theater is the place to go.

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and SLO Children's Museum are both family-friendly spaces where adults and kids can learn about the fascinating origins of this community. Art After Dark, held every first Friday of the month is when local salons, boutiques and cafés open their doors to promote local artists.

Local Attractions

Excursion destinations in the area

SLO is the right place for those looking to unplug and detox in the lap of nature. The coast is peppered with plenty of pristine and isolated beaches that are conducive to swimming, camping, surfing and picnics. For superb views of the city, plan a hike up Bishop’s Peak which is the tallest of the 'nine sisters' (the nine volcanic peaks).

Come experience the pastoral landscapes of this historic little city, your vacation rental in San Luis Obispo await!

Sights & things to do in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo adventures

Edna Valley Vineyard

Spread over 35 mi² , this valley produces distinctive wines, owing to a combination of marine soil sediment, volcanic influences and a coastal climate. Partake in a fun and informative tasting session during your visit.

Bubblegum Alley

A quirky San Luis Obispo landmark, this 21m-long alley is plastered with chewing gum left by visitors. Diverse textures and colors can be spotted.

Bishop Peak

At 1559 feet, Bishop Peak is the largest attraction in the Bishop Peak Nature Reserve. Reach it on trails starting at Patricia Drive or Highland Drive. This short hike is of moderate difficulty.

Avila Valley Barn

Children can pick fresh berries, pet goats, and ride the hay cart at this family-friendly farm. Sweet roasted corn-on-the-cob, pumpkin ice cream and fresh apple cider sweeten the deal.

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Named after Saint Louis of Anjou, this historic mission houses an active church and a museum tracing 250 years of Spanish Mission history.

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