About this listing
I apologize but due to the drastic drought in Ca, we have been restricted on water to lawns. It is unfortunately brown because of this and I am trying my hardest to lay pavers and bricks as I can. Appreciate your understanding.
This special Mayan home was designed by the flamboyant, Robert Stacy-Judd, who created sensational architecture in the 1920's and 30's. He led an expedition into the Yucatan at the time Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic; both opened new worlds.
My home is featured in books and I hope you will be fascinated with it as well. It is located on a corner lot, to one of the only two entrances to the beach and dunes. Kiddy corner is a lagoon, where you can go and be entertained while you feed the ducks and geese.
Nearly everything in my home has been obtained from many different places and refurbished to extend and give them a second life, as well as save on world waste.
I truly work hard at what I do and would so appreciate you letting me know if there is anything that bothers you during your stay. I strive for high reviews and would prefer to address any issues as soon as possible. In return to make your stay better. I also try to pay attention to special details for you.
I may be here on the property or away but I am always accessible by text.
This Artistic Upbeat Room has a bright, youthful and crazy paint design. It is fun and simple. There are 3 single beds. There is a flat screen TV with wifi channel downloads and Netflix. This room is closest to the street. Your access is through the main house stained glass door entrance off of Pier Ave. You can use the living room which has a large leather sectional by the fire place, pool table, karaoke with a variety of music, books and games. In the foyer there is a guitar, and a piano if you would like to play. Or you can take the telescope out by the round door and see the stars and planets. During your stay, you will have your own bathroom with a shower. I have put basic essentials that your welcome to use.
I ask that you please be respectful to other guests, and are aware of the noise factor during the night time hours. At times there may be many guests renting and at times you may be the only ones.
Pertaining to all the items you use in the kitchen, PLEASE leave them properly cleaned and put back in there places so they will be ready for the next guest. The cleaning fee is for the bedding and cleaning of the bedroom and bathroom. Thank you!!!
My 1929 Mayan home is a few blocks away from one of the only two beach entrance's. The only beach in California that you are allowed to drive your car onto. It is relaxing in the evening, as well as romantic to go to the beach and light a bon fire while you sit back and listen to the spectacular ocean waves. You may request to use the beach entrance pass, as well as a few comfy papasian chairs that you can take down to the beach with you. I suggest that you use the pass since this will save you about 6 dollars each day you enter the beach.
The home is also located very close to the Oceano Dunes and just a few miles from the Pismo Pier area. Down the street you can rent ATV's or a Hummer ride and leave the driving to them. Across the street is a local public bus stop for area transportation. Just a short walk from my home is the Rock n Roll Diner, which allows you to dine in a train car. There is also Beach Burger up the street and Old Juan's Cantina directly next door, which has a reasonable champagne brunch.
Points of interest: Oceano Beach, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, Avila Beach....and ummm the NUDE Beach....as well as being centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles. There also is the famous Hearst Castle, San Luis Obispo (aka the happiest place in America), SL Port Harbor, The Arroya Grande Village, Lopez Lake, wonderful wineries, farmers markets, The Oceano Melodrama, horseback riding, wind surfing, skydiving, surfing, kayaking, biking, hiking...not to mention TONS OF BEAUTY. Visit The Five Cities and be amazed. You can have the nightlife or choose a total solitude retreat and just chill. I am very happy to help out with any information or plans to where you may want to go.
I will end with a thank you...I THANK YOU for taking the time to read about my Historic Mayan Home and I THANK YOU for considering me to be your host.
An interesting aspect of the Mayan language and the way to say "Thank you" literally means "God Pays"
ENJOY wherever your travel and stays may take you!!
Through the stained glass door off of Pier Ave...
Mi Casa Es Su Casa.....I like my guests to feel welcome and a part of it so they have access to it as if it was their own. I will say though that I am a stickler on leaving things exactly the way it was and leaving it cleaned for the next guest to use. As well as since we are on sand wiping things up right away is very important because of the sugar ants....If anything is missing or broken I appreciate being informed.
Interaction with Guests
I try and let my guests have their privacy, its their time, its their vacation, its their home here. I am respectful and ask for the same. I am also always willing to engage as much as they would like. I have had all different kinds of guest. Those that are quiet and like alone time and those that I have enjoyed a cup of java or tea with. That's the beauty of hosting, diversification and I LOVE it!!
OCEAN OCEAN OCEAN!!! Straight down the road.... minutes by foot, seconds by car........So please remember that The Mayan Home is located on one of the only two entrances to the dunes and beach. So if it happens to be a busy weekend or tourist holiday be prepared to see the traffic. I say this, not because it bothers me, I actually love seeing all the ATV's RV's and TOY'S drive down Pier Ave, but I try to inform as much as possible to future interested guests. Thank you!!
Other Things to Note
My check in time is 4pm to allow myself time to clean and prepare. When there are multiply ck outs and ck ins on the same day its a hustle for me. You are more than welcome though to text me to see if your particular unit/room is ready and I would be more than happy to allow an earlier ck in time when possible. Your welcome to use the main house refrigerator to store your food items. Please I would so appreciate if guests would not go through my or other guests personal food items as I would not go through yours. I have to note this since I have had guests in the past do this to others.
Also I am very concerned with small children staying inside the main house....I know I know everyone has angels...but if by chance your sweet lil' angel is a busy little angel then it probably is not good to book the inside rooms in The Main House. The reason is there is so many things to touch and break and that's exactly what has happened unfortunately. Probably best to stay in the Butterfly Unit or RV. Thank you for your understanding!!
Before leaving please put things back in there proper places and leave kitchen clean for the next guest. The cleaning fee is for the laundry/bedding washing and sterilization of the bathroom that I do.
No inside smoking, pets or parties allowed.
Please be respectful of other guests that are on the property. Especially with evening noise when other guest may be trying to rest.
Only guests on booking will be allowed in home. If this house rule is broken, then the booking will be canceled and funds will not be returned.
Must be at least 18 years old to book a room.
A form of government identification is required to be sent in to host as soon as possible after booking has been accepted if guests ARE NOT verified with airbnb. Any unreturned or lost key will result in a total loss of guests deposit, in order to pay for new door locks.
The County of SLO charges a 12% Transient Occupancy Tax, which I am required to collect from you and give you a receipt. PLEASE have it ready when you arrive. Thank you!!!
The house is clean and very beautiful with all the unique furniture and decoration. The beds was comfortable. It was very nice that Anna prepared coffee and a breakfast buffet for us.
She really wants us to feel comfortable and loved to taking care of us.
I really recommend to stay with her.
This home and room are both charming and quite unique. We enjoyed our stay here quite a bit. Anna went out of her way to accommodate our late arrival.
Anna was enthusiastic and charming. The room was as described. The interesting and unique home is located on a main street two big blocks from the ocean.
It was a quick stop-over at Anna's for my to children and me, while on our way to Hearst Castle. The exterior of the house looks as interesting as the airbnb pictures promise, though it appears to be the only gem in the neighbourhood and less across-the-street-from-the-beach than I had imagined.
We were comfortable in a room with three single beds and private bathroom, woke up to a pot of American style coffee, and would have enjoyed a breakfast buffet if we hadn't discovered the breakfast room only when looking for Anna to say good-bye.
Anna wants to make her guests feel at home and shares her own quarters freely. She has also set up her guest rooms with their own tv's, which can mean you will enjoy your neighbouring bnb-ers' entertainment. Luckily, we were far too tired to have any talk show stopping us entering our dream worlds.
Anna is a welcoming host and sent us on our way with a warm hug, making my son feel like he had found his non-existing long lost aunt.
So sorry you didn't like the neighborhood....I LOVE it....did you happen to see the natural habitat on Norswing on the corner of my home and the lagoon and the ducks kiddy corner from the house....I also apologize for the other guests TV. I always tell my guests I am available 24/7 and would of had no problem asking them to lower it if I had known. They were a wonderful couple from New York and they would of understood if I informed them. But I cant make something better if I don't know before a review is written.....I wish your son the best and hopefully he can look into workaway. Thanks for staying!!
Anna was so sweet! The Mayan home was clean, eclectic, comfortable, and super cool!
Anna had fresh coffee ready for us in the morning and gave us some great local tips, the room was beautiful and so was the rest of this cosy and quirky house! Would certainly come and stay longer next time!
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About the Host, Anna M
I was born in 1963 and come from a large family. My greatest gifts and accomplishments are my 3 grown children and my 3 grandchildren, who are adorable inside and out, but what grandparent thinks not the same. I love art and unique, different items. I really like to refurbish and reuse, finding treasures which most of my home has been decorated by. I believe in my duty of recycling and composting and that brings me to my love of gardening. I am very eco friendly and dislike waste. I find all kinds of people interesting and like to learn about the area that they are from. My passion is for the love of travel, and that is where I find so much fulfillment. I have always enjoyed cooking and like to taste different foods, but I truly prefer the organic vegetarian lifestyle. I have owned 2 different restaurants and for over 7 years have had a small retail Hemp store here in Pismo Beach. In my free time I put together vacation packages. Most importantly I believe in God and believe in sweet love. I find the ocean here mesmerizing and therapeutic. I enjoy good laughter and sometimes tend to be silly. I like to live in peace and try to live a simple life which is hard to accomplish at times. I have placed my home to rent on airbnb, mainly to share it with you and secondly to help with the much needed upkeep of this historic Mayan home.
I'll end my description with this:
If we could all forgive I believe all the hate in the world would be gone.