Garden Bungalow near the beach

Cabin - Entire home/apt · James Rd, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, United States

This is a cozy garden/beach bungalow with kitchenette and private sunny deck overlooking nature. 5 minute walk to a private beach. Endless paths for walking or riding on More Mesa cliffs.

The Space

This bungalow is situated in a beach community near a nature preserve called More Mesa. The rental unit is separate from the main house with a private entrance. Even though it is on the same property, it is very private. It has it's own kitchenette with fridge, water pot, microwave, coffee, tea and utensils. We love the view from the inside looking out the glass doors to the garden. Just trees, flowers, and the meadow beyond. You can sit on your own deck and enjoy the peaceful sunny morning. Its seriously difficult to leave this spot. Its a great place to be if you are artistically inclined.
There is a cute, woodsy bathhouse for, your exclusive use, with shower, eco toilet and sink and a sunning deck overlooking the meadow beyond the creek bed. The bathhouse is under the avocado tree accessible by a foot path about 15 feet from the bungalow.

Guest Access

There is a key to access the beautiful private beach which the guests may use. There are bikes to ride on the bike path North to UCSB and Isla Vista or South to Hope Ranch or on the endless trails of More Mesa. We also have a few surf boards to try out the waves at the nearby beaches of Campus Point, Deverough, or Sands.
Santa Barbara is only a 10 min. drive to downtown.

Interaction with Guests

We would interact as much or as little as the guests would like. We will be in the main house or out and about for the most part doing the usual things like working, or gardening or running down for a jump in the water.

The Neighborhood

We love that our neighborhood is quiet and so close to the beach and nature.

Other Things to Note

Marty is a liscenced Massage Therapist and Posture Alignment Specialist in the Egoscue method for pain relief. He will do an hour Swedish Massage for $65, or an hour of Deep Tissue, Sports Massage or Egoscue Posture Therapy for $75.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The location and house are beautiful! The hosts were kind and welcoming. We were very happy with our stay.

    March 2014
  • We spent 3 nights here and I wish we could of stayed longer. The Bungalow and bath house are really nice, Marty and his family are super friendly and helpful, their garden is beautiful and peaceful, and the surrounding area with the private beach make this a perfect vacation getaway for a couple. Highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay in Marty's Garden Bungalow. The beach and More Mesa walking trails, both a short walk through their nice neighborhood, offer beautiful views of the cliffs and the Pacific. I personally really enjoyed the environmentally conscious vibe of their compound. Thanks to Marty and his family!

    March 2014
  • We loved this little getaway. It was such a cute little place and was so close to the beach. Very clean and comfortable.

    March 2014
  • We loved our stay at the bungalow! It is a beautiful and peaceful spot and Marty and Carey are wonderful hosts. If you're visiting the Santa Barbara area, you should absolutely consider this spot!

    February 2014
  • We were very pleased to stay in the garden bungalow, it was so nice and peaceful, attractive and clean. We would definitely stay at Marty and Carey's place again.

    February 2014
  • We really loved this place. Its a very nice furnished cottage. Everything was very relaxed, clean and welcoming. We were happy to use the private beach access and we were offered to use one of the surf boards and the bikes. Marty and his wife Carey were lovely and helpful hosts. They gave us very good tips for restaurants and for discovering Santa Barbara.

    February 2014
  • The bungalow is dreamy! We could not have asked for a prettier and cozier place to spend a great weekend. The bathroom is eco-friendly and everything is put together with a great love for detail! Loved the complimentary granola and coffee that was provided! It's the little things! This was wonderful. Thanks!

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at Marty's bungalow for 3 nights and couldn't have been happier. The private beach is a fun way to spend the day, and the bungalow itself is adorable. The Ecobath house works terrifically and the bedroom is separate from the house with its own entrance, making it private. Marty and his wife Carrey are very friendly and laid back people, they were there when we had some questions but never were intrusive. A perfect weekend getaway, DEFINITELY stay here of you are looking for a quiet and enjoyable time in a beautiful place.

    January 2014
  • We loved staying with Marty and Carey. The entire family, including a sweet and quiet dog and a cute cat, are all very considerate. Their guest house is beautiful, and while close to the main house is private, as is the deck outside which overlooks the garden. The spectacular private beach is just a few minutes by bike (which they provide), and More Mesa is a short walk and features gorgeous cliff views of the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands and the beach below. One small drawback is that the bathroom is inside the main house, but they are building a beautiful bath house which will be closer to the guest house.

    December 2013
    Response from Marty:

    Thanks Bill and Pamela, it nice that you were here the whole week, I'm so inspired by your artwork, Pamela! Thanks for being such great guests. The bathhouse is almost done, its super cute. It'll be up and running by mid december! Have a great Christmas.

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Redwood High, Fountain Valley High, Westmont College, Tyndale Seminary
Massage Therapist and Egoscue Certified Posture Alignment Specialist
We have lived in Europe for the last 22 years and moved back three years ago. We love surfing and gardening and being with our three grown kids.
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