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.
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.
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.
This Garden Bungalow was my first AirBnB experience and I must say, it was the perfect first impression! Because of my stay at Marty and Carey's I will absolutely continue to use this tool for traveling in the future. If you are trying to decide between this place and another, PICK THIS ONE. You won't be sorry.
My sisters & I had a wonderful weekend at the bungalow. It was just as described--cozy and relaxing. Marty & Carey do a great job at small personal touches such as setting out oatmeal & granola, a french press, and lovely lavender toiletries. The bungalow is near the main house but very private and Carey was available when needed. We truly enjoyed walking down to the beach and sitting on the porch. We arrived later in the evening but Carey ensured we knew how to get in. The outside eco bathroom was not a concern...it's less than 50 yards and has a lit path. While it was perfect for us, the third bed is a pull out, cushion bed so it might not work for all. I'll certainly be back!
We had a wonderful time here. The listing was accurate and the place was very beautiful. Despite the fact that it was like 45 degrees at night the outdoor shower proved to be no trouble. We never actually met the hosts but everything was laid out nicely for us with clear instructions so that proved to be no hassle. Great for a couple who plans on spending most their time away from the house.
Thank you Marty and Carey! This was a beautiful spot and very private. Walking along the beach at sunset was spectacular.
Our time at the Garden Bungalow was wonderful. The hosts were very responsive and helpful and communicated with us very well. We loved the quaint space, it was cozy, clean, & charming. The garden was lush and beautiful.
The neighborhood was in a very nice, and it was close enough to downtown Santa Barbara and an easy drive up into the hills.
Overall we loved our stay there and would certain recommend it.
My husband and I stayed here for a few nights over the thanksgiving holiday. Like others have indicated it is on their main property but very private and peaceful. Bathroom was a very short walk from the room and no worries. The residential area is beautiful and has good access to a trail where my husband ran each day. Beach area is beautiful, we are more take walks and look at the water people but others were enjoying water sports. It is about 10 minute drive to other areas of interest. We did have one issue while we were there but Marty and Carey were quick to address it.
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We have lived in Europe for the last 22 years and moved back four years ago. We love surfing and gardening and being with our three grown kids.