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. 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!!!
We very much enjoyed our stay in the Artistic Upbeat Room. The room was very clean and the house is truly unique. Anna was a very attentive, flexible host. We arrived quite late due to traffic and Anna was quick to accommodate our request to check in late.
Anna was a fantastic host, really lovely, and she made us feel very much at home. The house is beautiful and has loads of character, certainly the most interesting place we stayed during our 3 week trip to the US!
Absolutely SO happy we found Anna's place! Not only was Anna an amazing Host she made us feel so welcome and we felt like we were staying in our own home!
We arrived a lot later than expected and Anna greeted us with a warm smile and gave us a quick tour before we went to our room.
Our initial reservation was for 2 people and at the last minute we added a 3rd person and not only did Anna allow this, she went as far as to buy a 3rd bed for the room!
The beds were comfortable, and even with 3 beds, there was still enough space in the room. We also had our own bathroom in the room which is very spacious and Anna has a ton of miscellaneous toiletries available to us at no cost, just in case we forgot something! (Toothpaste, sunblock, etc)
The location is PERFECT! Ten minute walk to the beach, where the Sand Dune rentals are and next to a small market and a restaurant! Fifteen minute drive to Pismo Beach, or less than an hour walk on the beach!
Her historic home is so unique we decided to spend an evening in and enjoy her home instead of going out on the town. We ordered dinner and had some wine and her husband showed us how to use the Antique Piano that plays by itself.
What a blast! We already want to come back!
Definitely highly recommended!
Anna was the most generous host. She provided tons of information about where to eat and what to do. Anna was very welcoming and thoughtful. Anna's home has great history and charm and in a great location. Can't wait to go back and stay longer!
Really good experience! Anna is so helpful and nice that we felt like home!
The location is perfect. All the things are clean and carefully organized. Definitely will come back (and also try to play that adorable piano).
We arrived late at night, and Anna was SO welcoming and hospitable. She made us feel very at home in her beautiful house and provided an amazing room for us. Anna showed us all the amenities that we could have possibly needed and graciously arranged breakfast things for the morning.
Thank you so much Anna, I would love to come back very soon!!
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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.