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.
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 (hot and cold), 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.
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
Marty is a lisenced MASSAGE THERAPIST and Posture Alignment Specialist in the Egoscue method for pain relief. He will do an hour Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, or Sports Massage for 65$ or Egoscue Posture Therapy for $75. He can set up the massage table on the deck of the bungalow.
We give a 1 and 1/2 hr. SURF LESSONS for 80$. 140$ for 2 people. The beach called Campus Point near our house is great for learning. 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. We try to be home to greet our guests when they arrive, however sometimes we are out. But we always leave instructions on how to enter the bungalow. We have really enjoyed meeting all our guests and we love providing a refreshing and beautiful experience for them.
We love that our neighborhood is quiet and so close to the beach and nature.
It is walking distance to the Beachside Bar Cafe which is a fun place for Happy Hour or morning brunch at 11:00. Walk up the beach to the right for about 15 to 20 minutes at mid to low tide. you'll reach the pier and the cafe. If it's high tide the bike path also gets there.
Other Things to Note
The price of the bungalow includes taxes.
We hope that you will enjoy your stay here. We would like it if you would leave the holiday rental in reasonable order when you leave. Also, there is one key to the beach gate, and since the cost for buying a new one in this housing association is 150.00$, we would have to take that from your security deposit, if the key goes missing. We ensure the deposit will be returned to you unless an extreme circumstance (breakage or loss of key) has occurred.
Please NO SMOKING at the house or in the yard.
If you would like to book for one night we can make special arrangements on certain dates.
But the main rule is that you have an amazing, relaxing time!
We had a great experience at Marty and Carey's garden bungalow. This was our first time using Airbnb and it couldn't have gone better. The private beach and the hiking trails were amazing. We can't wait to go back!
Our hosts made us feel very welcome, they were there on our arrival and showed us around. They also let us use their bikes. We loved the serene setting of the bungalow. We enjoyed hiking on the Mesa and the views from the cliffs. The beach is even more beautiful in person!
We were looking for a place to just relax on a deck and the bungalow was absolutely the best possible place and best possible deck. We were completely comfortable and in love with the garden and quiet surroundings. The bathhouse feels like you're at a luxury eco spa! The beach was also spectacular -- we borrowed bikes for the short ride and there was literally no one on it but us and a seal, which made our trip. Thank you Marty and Carey for your hospitality!
We have used Airbnb to travel all around the world, and though we've had exceptional experiences everywhere, this was one of the best places we've stayed. Marty and Carey's little bungalow is spotlessly clean and incredibly quiet, private and charming. It had everything we could ask for inside, a little mini fridge with water and milk, a few breakfast items, coffee, tea, a kettle and microwave. The private beach is beautiful too, and it is indeed extremely private. We can't wait to come back. I hope all of their guests will treat this place with all the love and respect they put into it.
I recently stayed in the bungalow for a writer's retreat. The best thing about this place is the access to the private beach, which is gorgeous. The place itself is very cute. The bathroom is close to the bungalow and is eco-friendly. The bed is nice and soft. The beautiful garden was a nice way to spend the day and write. It's a very safe and pretty place to stay. Plus, did I mention the beach?
Such a neat place! The perfect sanctuary for some r&r with your loved one. My girlfriend and I enjoyed some coffee and yoga on the porch in the morning, took advantage of the private beach just a block away. The biking trails nearby provided some fun bike rides as well. Had a wonderful time at this private getaway.
The place is very nice and everything was there. I think it would be good to make clear that there isn't any running water in the hut and that the outhouse is a few steps away - which they have since updated. Very peaceful.
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