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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 139 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Our OutHouse is a very comfortable and architecturally pleasing two bedroom barn with full bath and gourmet kitchen.

The OutHouse was recently designed and constructed (circa 2006) to a great extent with high quality re-purposed materials. The OutHouse is very substantial, well insulated, boasts steel windows and doors.

The views and vibe are great and the property is ideally located in a rural setting between SLO and Avila Beach.

The patios, garden, bbq and outdoor shower and second 'half bath' located in our Garden Kitchen area are always appreciated by our guests...

More Details

Jim Miller
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Jim Miller

Jim and Kay

Why Jim Miller chose Central Coast California

magical East/West valley with a big sky, beautiful views, vibrant oak forest and dynamic lighting

What makes this barn unique

weather and natural landscape is awesome


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 101 - San Luis Obispo
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Woodstone Marketplace
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Avila Beach
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in San Luis Obispo, California

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower (RainBox) in private enclosure on back patio
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This 1/2 bath is in Garden Kitchen 75' away from OutHouse
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Main Bath located within the OutHouse off of Living Room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • East Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    West Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Main Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , double futon with nice bedding
    OutHouse - Additional charges apply for more than 4 guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(51 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of renting the OutHouse for the Cal Poly graduation weekend. From the quiet location to the great amenities to being greeted each morning by four-legged friends Bernice and Stuart Little, this place was perfect for us. It stayed comfortable even with exceptionally hot weather. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Rustic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to come to San Luis with another couple for our sons fraternity Mother's Day celebration and we rented the Outhouse for our stay. We had an amazing time and Jim and Kay were perfect hosts, accomodating in every way. The house is out in the country surrounded by nature, very peaceful and serene. The rustic nature of the house contributed to the feeling of total getaway. I left my job on Friday very stressed and came back on Monday feeling refreshed because of our surroundings for the weekend. I would highly recommend this house to anybody and we can't wait to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, out of this world experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place and our wonderful hosts!!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fun, peaceful, and very unique place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to the San Luis Obispo area with our two kids for spring break. We had never been to SLO before, and this was the first time we had ever stayed in a rental home for a vacation. We ended up having a fantastic time at the OutHouse, and we would enthusiastically recommend it to all of our friends and family.

First off, the owners Jim and Kay are very nice and friendly people. Jim was very happy to give us suggestions for things to do and places to eat. He gives incredibly detailed and clear directions, and he showed us to this very neat and interesting hike to the ocean that we would never have found on our own! Jim and Kay have two very sweet dogs, Bernice and Stuart Little, who just roam around the ranch. My children (ages 10 and 12) said that the dogs were the best part of the trip. The dogs are so friendly and polite, and they would come over to say hello and be petted and loved on every time we were outside. When we roasted s'mores at the fire pit, the dogs came and hung out with us and played with the kids. If you are a dog person, having Bernice and Stuart Little around will enhance your stay! And if you are not a dog person, that's ok too, as the dogs are very respectful and won't jump on you. They will just wander off if they sense you are not interested. They barked at us when we first arrived, but the minute the kids got out of the car, they were wagging their tails at us like we'd known them forever.

As for the house, it's fantastic. The kids didn't want to leave. There's a pool table, ping pong table, basketball hoop, and 3 TVs. The kitchen is furnished with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, spices, and condiments. The stove is fancy! We counted over 30 places to sit. The barn is so unique and well designed with beautiful wood and funky metal. Everything is in excellent condition. The surrounding property is just so pretty and peaceful with lots of trees. My favorite part was the outdoor shower. You must try it, although once you shower outside, showering inside seems so boring and claustrophobic. The floors are all cement and can get cold, so bring thick socks or slippers. The beds are very cozy. One queen bed is nice and firm, the other queen bed is soft and squishy.

My family loved our stay here, and we hope that we will have a chance to come back. Thank you, Jim and Kay, for helping us make some fun and fond memories! --Christine, Andrew, and kids

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

I loved being out in the countryside. Jim and Kay could not have been better hosts! Great suggestions on restaurants, activities, drives etc! Their place is very special.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time for a girls weekend at the OutHouse! Despite the stormy weather, we were cozy with the wood burning stove and extra blankets in the house (even though it really wasn't ever very cold in the house). The beds were comfortable and so cozy, and the kitchen was wonderful. The dogs were so sweet and we loved spending time with them as well. We did have the power go out a couple times due to the storms, but Jim always checked on us and there were lanterns and candles ready in the house so we had no trouble. The setting is spectacular and we can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in San Luis Obispo, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$64 per night, per additional guest
2017 Christmas
19 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$64 per night, per additional guest
2016/2017 New Years
27 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$64 per night, per additional guest
2018 Cal Poly Graduation
12 Jun 2018 - 19 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$64 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$127.4 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$100.65
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates quoted are for 4 guests or less. Each additional guest (up to a total of no more than 7 guests) are charged at the rate of $50 per night / per guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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