San Luis Obispo Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in San Luis Obispo

  • 370 San Luis
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $653
  • Villa Valentina
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $152
  • Boutique Bungalow - Zen Space, Sunny Porch, Views
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $373
  • 212 Stimson
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $751
  • Cottage by the Sea
     Home/Apartment
    Booking.com
    From
    $350
  • Victorian Lady
     2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $186
  • 1211 Norswing
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $598
  • 371 Pismo Avenue Condo Unit 201
     Home/Apartment
    Booking.com
    From
    $367

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San Luis Obispo Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • 361 A Hinds
     4br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $878
  • SloStudioLoft• Kitchen • Cozy & Clean • Sleeps 6
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $158
  • Rustic Elegance for your Destination Weekend
     9br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $2,769
  • Tuscan Poolside Retreat!
     Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $494

San Luis Obispo Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • 245 San Miguel
     2br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $542
  • 215 San Miguel
     2br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $595
  • 75 San Antonia
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $789
  • 90 San Luis Street Unit D
     Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $440

San Luis Obispo Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • Chateau Cavallo
     4br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $1,276
  • 271 Wadsworth
     2br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $593
  • 331 St. Louis
     2br Townhouse
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $481
  • 340 Hollister
     2br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $434

San Luis Obispo Travel Guide

With the Santa Lucia Mountains to the east and Pacific Ocean to the west, San Luis Obispo is a gorgeous vacation destination on the West Coast. Visitors can embark on one of the endless activities in town, such as hiking and biking trails, wineries, boat tours and historic sites. In addition, San Luis Obispo is well-known for its farmer’s market, with it being repeatedly called one of the best markets in California. Higuera Street is full of life during the day and in the evening, with everything from unique ice cream flavors to fine dining restaurant experiences.

Things to Do in San Luis Obispo

Top things to do include exploring San Luis Obispo’s Historic Downtown where the street is lined with pretty Spanish-style buildings. All of the action is around Higuera Street, which including shopping and great restaurants. To learn about how ice cream is made and to sample new and unique flavors, make sure you visit Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Wonderland -- the perfect pit stop on a sunny day. Don't miss out on the San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market held every Thursday evening, which has tons of stalls selling local produce and street food, as well as having lively entertainment.

For hiking and exploring, venture out to Bishop Peak, where at the top there are spectacular views of the town below. For history buffs, The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a popular place to visit, being founded in 1772 and a quaint place for a peaceful walk.

Best Places to Stay in San Luis Obispo

Downtown San Luis Obispo offers plenty of comfortable accommodation options that are near to all of the action.

Best Time to Visit San Luis Obispo

The best times to visit San Luis Obispo is during the spring, summer and fall months.

A Local's Guide to San Luis Obispo Vacation Rentals

There's a reason that San Luis Obispo is known as the happiest place in all America. Nestled between the Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean in California, it draws visitors all year round, either as a destination in itself or as part of a bigger West Coast road trip.

Whether you are looking for a short stopover, or plan to stay for a while, there are plenty of San Luis Obispo vacation rentals to accommodate. There are plenty of lodging options in town, such as budget-friendly inns or hotel rooms. Another option is to find a vacation home that may be a little out of town, but will bring you much closer to the beach of the central coast, and may even have additional extras such as hot tubs. San Luis Obispo county is in the center of the wine-growing region, so many people opt to stay amongst the vines in one of the nearby vineyards or farms.

When it comes to things to do, you will not be disappointed. The town provides an ideal base for the diverse surroundings, whether you want to sample the freshest produce and dining options, lay on a sun-drenched beach or shop for local creations, it is all possible in San Luis Obispo, the perfect stopover between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Seeing as agriculture still plays a large role in the local economy, the town is home to the second largest farmers' market in the western US every Thursday. Find some of the freshest produce ready to take back to your San Luis Obispo vacation home while also being entertained by street performers.

Adding to the town's cultural appeal, in the center of downtown San Luis Obispo is the Obispo Museum of Art and the San Luis Obispo Museum. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a must visit for those visiting the town, and will appeal to any history buff or California tourist. On a pedestrianized square, the church is free for you to explore on your own, or alternatively take one of the free tours of the Mission, museum and gardens.

This part of town is known for its babbling creek, treelines streets and quaint shops and eateries. Downtown is also home to possibly one of the strangest attractions in California, as no trip to the town would be complete without a walk down Bubblegum Alley. This small alley tucked off of Higuera Street is a place where you can make your mark and take part in an usual right of passage -- graffiti using bubblegum. The walls are 15 feet high and 70 feet long, and are definitely not for the germophobic, the attraction was well established by the 1970's as has now lovingly stuck.

Additionally, the town is blessed with 315 days of sunshine a year, which means that it is paradise for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers. There are many hiking and biking trails in the surrounding countryside and mountains, such as the Montana dear Oro State Park, Los Osos Valley and the Los Padres National Forest. Nearby you will find some great beachfront towns such as Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, and Avila Beach, all of which offer white sands and a range of facilities for guests to make use of. The town is also within driving distance to some big cities, such as Los Angles and Phoenix, both of which make a great day trip.

With such a wide range of things to do, coupled with so many nearby towns, it is hardly surprising that people look for vacation rentals in San Luis Obispo year-round.

Price and Availability in San Luis Obispo

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in San Luis Obispo tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in San Luis Obispo tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in San Luis Obispo is in June, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in San Luis Obispo is in the high season in July. San Luis Obispo has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in San Luis Obispo

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in San Luis Obispo. The warmest months in San Luis Obispo are April and March, when temperatures reach 101 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 30 ˚F. The wettest month in San Luis Obispo is November with 4.92 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.25 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in San Luis Obispo

Find the perfect rental for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others. AllTheRooms has 954 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in San Luis Obispo, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. A vacation in San Luis Obispo can be budget-friendly - our lowest price vacation rental is available at $21.25 a night. A typical vacation rental in San Luis Obispo costs on average $272 per night.

If you have to have an internet connection during your stay in San Luis Obispo, then you can choose from over 410 accommodations that provide WiFi internet. We have 72 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 15 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to San Luis Obispo, you'll want to pick from 404 places to stay that provide parking. We have 42 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 92 pet-friendly places to stay in San Luis Obispo, so if you're traveling with your pet you won't have any trouble.

In San Luis Obispo AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 4 providers, including 389 places to stay from Airbnb, 13 accommodations from Priceline and 13 places to stay from Agoda.

619 of the accommodations in San Luis Obispo have been reviewed and rated. 70% are rated excellent or good. 226 accommodations allow instant booking.

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