The defining California eXperience

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Kessler Drive, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, United States

The Space

Many good things found their beginnings in California. The best of all, we think, is floating in Samadhi. You can try it out here, in the Be and Be WELL of Ben Lomond for a Mini-Vacation that offers Maxi-Benefits:

Spend a night in the "Womb Room" and float in our state of the art Pathfinder Tank in an 800lbs Epsom salt solution for a transformational weekend with the All Night Vision and Manifestation Quest Float ($ 188 for one, plus $18 for the second person plus room tax) in the pristine Santa Cruz Mountains, between ocean and sky...
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The Sacred Space Dome, introduced for the first time at Sacred Spaces of Burning Man in 2011....and now set up in our beautiful garden surroundings. Comes with the use of one of his kind "Sensory eXaltation Tank" with Light&Sound Brainwave Meditation Enhancer (sleeps 1-2 pers.) plus Queensize Futon (for two Pers.) plus Double Bed in Camper (for one or two pers.) Plenty space for an extendet WELLness Weekend for 1-6 people ($88/Night for one plus $18 for additional guests plus room tax)
c) The Native American eXperience Room on the ground floor with private entrance and Queens size bed. Comes with one hour WELLness Wheel Vision Quest and Consultation ($88 for 1 pers and $106 for a couple plus room tax at
More space? Book the Attic Studio Apartment with balcony and kitchenette, Queen Size Bed with memory foam in bedroom, Queen Size Futon in Living Room, and downstairs bathroom with shower ($108./Night for one pers. plus $ 18 for additional guests plus room tax).

Plenty space for an extended WELLness Immersives a la cart for 1-3 people
The Be and Be WELL is a unique wellness center and community, with Flotation Tank (Sensory Deprivation), FAR Infra Red Sauna and an integrative variety of therapeutic services like Massage, Cleansing Programs and Life Coaching for "Vision & Manifestation Quests"...(all available by appointment only)

We got it all for you:
From deep silence in Flotation to stillness in the Meditation Room with fireplace, to relaxation in the Infrared Sauna and the Hammock under the Oak tree, to Sunrise hike in the tall Redwoods, to healthy, organic Breakfast made to order, to Beach walks and Body surfing in the near by ocean, to shopping sprees in Vintage galore of Santa Cruz, to Fine Dining in all of Santa Cruz County, just name your style…little and big kids are WELLcome too: (website hidden)

By Car: 25 min from Santa Cruz
By Bus: 35 min from Santa Cruz Metro and Greyhound Station, Bus #35 runs from 7am-11pm!

Come alone or as a couple or with a group of friends! We love our guests and enjoy being the host of the most…

You can also make an appointment for our special health treats and pampering packages with (email hidden)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $488 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Cleaning Fee: $8
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had such a wonderful, nourishing, and super special time with Shanti and Jai! They are extraordinary hosts with beautiful, open hearts and magically gracious spirits. We were continually touched by their thoughtfulness, kindness, generosity of spirit, and radiant essences. Staying here will be a night to remember! :) Much loving and joyous appreciation to our new friends at Be and Be Well! ~Christine and Bret

    April 2014
  • Wow. To only have 500 words to express my gratitude, appreciation, love and just epic awesOM happiness from my experience with Shanti and Jai... I feel constrained -- but will do my best... These blessed BEAUTY-full amazing people have the most amazing little slice of heaven on earth!! Nestled right outside Santa Cruz and close to everything you could want as you tour Santa Cruz and into the redwoods -- this is a delightful spot! No question about it... Then there is the surprising bit of magic that is Jai, Shanti and everyone that is a part of Be and Be Well... The work they are doing - the healing - the relief - the relaxing -- the embraces of warmth and heart filled happiness and loving support -- nothing is quite like it!! I cannot put into words the magic that is in this place and how it will affect me for quite some time to come. As is designed. As is meant to be... If you are just traveling through -- this is absolutely a little gem of sweetness a quiet peaceful spot and a great place to stay. If you want to go deep - heal - connect with yourself -- and explore what/where/how you are on this earth and where you are going along your path... You can do that here... Safely -- with love -- guidance -- clarity and support! Listen carefully - take in the words along with the smoothie/breakfast and your trip will be that much better for it! Promise!! The magic that springs forth from this spot is quite inspiring and I will stay wrapped in the warm vibes of sunny sweet loving Jai and Shanti for the winter months and be so GRATEFUL for every sun soaked bit of fun I had wandering through the dappled trees and sitting on the ocean shores of Santa Cruz -- playing eye opening and delightful games -- windsinging and PLAYING... I will return for a future visit... Without question. I also take to my heart the people that were a part of the family and guests that are a part of the heart of Be and Be Well... Others along their own paths of amazing... I feel blessed and blissed from the experiences and the meetings... I look forward to taking advantage of ALL that is offered next time I am back... For now the faerie magic that was blessed upon me will keep me warm and snuggly through the winter months! Thank you Jai and Shanti for an epic heart warming loving weekend! I look forward to returning hOMe in the future!! Blissed and Blessed!! Gratitude beyond ALL words!!!

    September 2013
  • Shanti was a warm and welcoming host. We arrived to find a very unique setting for our stay in the sacred spaces dome. There was a memory foam mattress on the pullout that my husband and I slept on, and a pod that our 9 year old slept in. She did not want to leave!

    Our first morning there we were offered the option of an al fresco communal breakfast with the other guests or breakfast in bed. We opted to dine with everyone under a large shade tree in a lovely garden. We had delicious coffee, fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream, pancakes and a tasty eggs scrambled with herbs and veggies. Yum! We were offered dinner each night but had other plans with friends.

    We had a late start when we had to head home, but Shanti arranged for us to take away a picnic lunch for our 6 hour drive back home. This was lovely and so thoughtful!

    Our daughter is already asking when we can go back so she can sleep in the pod again, hang out with Shanti, and see the deer and quail that live in the neighborhood. We look forward to returning to Be and Be Well.

    August 2013
    Jai & Shanti
    Response from Jai & Shanti:

    Hi Sava, Jamey and Ellie,
    Glad to hear that you arrived home safely! Just got home ourselves from a one week camping trip al fresco to Harbin Hot Springs, wifi and cell phone free... Wow, what an Xperience!
    And its really nice to come back home to the WELL and to such sweet email like your review! May the Sacred Space Dome & Pod be your home away from home again when you come back to Santa Cruz!
    With love and deLight from the deer and cats and quails and Bruce, the neighborhood watch dog and Kikio the neighborhood pipsqueek queen and Kelly & Amy (yes, they are still here) and Dorrelle and me and Jai who is looking forward to meeting you all next time :-))))))))))))

 Jai and Shanti state “Our home is your home when you come and we enjoy making you feel relaxed and comfortable. 
We are looking forward to connecting with you.” This is a very true statement. I arrived during Shanti’s birthday party and was immediately became part of the family.

    Others have made the following comments about Jai and Shanti with which I whole heartedly agree-

    - . . . amazing hosts! I was welcomed with open arms and made to feel at home immediately. They were extremely accommodating and gave me my choice of rooms to stay in.

    - I contacted Jai & Shanti only couple of days before my trip. Not only did they reply promptly, but I felt an instant connection via the few message exchanges we had. Driving up to their house, on a dark Friday night, I felt there was going to be something special about the place. So it was not a surprise to be greeted with such warmth by Shanti, who made me tea even though it was late, and I immediately felt at home with her and Jai.

    The place is a kind of a spiritual retreat/healing & wellness center so there is a bunch of stuff like flotation tanks, saunas, relaxation chamber . . .

    August 2013
  • Where do I start? I contacted Jai & Shanti only 2 days before my trip but not only did they reply promptly, but I felt an instant connection via the few message exchanges we had. Driving up to their house, on a dark Friday night, I felt there was going to be something special about the place. So it was not a surprise to be greeted with such warmth by Shanti, who made me tea even though it was late, and I immediately felt at home with her and Jai.

    Subsequently, the next few mornings (the only free times I had available due to my busy schedule) were filled with not only the feeding of my belly with some wonderful meals but also the feeding of my soul through some wonderful conversations about life and lots of laughter with Shanti, and playing games with Jai and other guests.

    The camper I slept in was so comfortable and cozy. After my days that were filled with activities, I always looked forward to coming back to my little temporary abode.

    If you are looking for a home away from home, a place to be healed, to spend time in an environment that has been consciously set up with the most beautiful of intentions, an environment conducive to love, fun, and real connection, look no further.

    By the time I left, I felt as though I had known Jai & Shanti all my life. And I realize that I have known them all my life - as love, service, grace, and joy. I am looking forward to spending more time in the future with the new additions to my ever expanding family.

    August 2013
  • While this is going to sound over the top, I had a life-changing experience at Shanti and Jai's place. Now, I was looking for a life-changing experience, so it didn't come out of nowhere - bbut it's always amazing to have your highest hopes met and surpassed.

    Their description says it all, so know that Shanti and Jai are two people that deeply care about the people that stay with them, and if you are interested, in assisting your healing process.

    The floating tank, detox foot massage, meditation womb - all amazing. What I didn't know ahead of time was that they treat you like friends, not like hotel guests.

    We ate meals together (optional- I imagine you could keep to yourself as well). They even dropped me off at a trailhead and picked me up on the other side - with a picnic lunch on the beach!

    Big vote YES for the eXperience.

    July 2013
  • Jai and Shanti were amazing hosts! I was welcomed with open arms and made to feel at home immediately. They were extremely accommodating and gave me my choice of rooms to stay in. There are multiple gardens and places to relax. Breakfast was waiting for me in the morning along with wonderful conversation. I left feeling happy and well rested. I will definitely be back!

    July 2013
  • Shanti and Jai are inspirational souls who attract like minded people into their lives. They have visionary stories to share of their past and how they found one another. They are generous with their time and advises and attempt to put those who are ready on the healing path. I purchased a package of epson salt floats and the experience from the 6 floats lessened my chronic pain during the floats and best yet,10 days later, I have remained better and have been able to decrease the use of my pain medicine. Stay here if you are comfortable in an open community setting and either need a temporary shelter or to begin the long term work of healing.

    May 2013
    Jai & Shanti
    Response from Jai & Shanti:

    Thank you for your beautiful review, Sudee!
    We are so happy that our "attempt to put you on the healing path" was so graciously received by you and your body :-) and hope that it is turning upwards from here to new and beautiful horizons!
    Did you also receive your night gown? and if you plant the California Poppy Seeds now with a little water and lots of sun, they will be smiling at you in a month or two on the stretches of your healing path :-)

  • Kind, intelligent, generous hosts. Beautiful hiking and sunsets in surrounding hills. Expanded my horizons through great conversation on many deep topics. Just the experience I was looking for. I will return again!

    February 2013
  • If i could give ten stars to this place i would!!! I never felt so good in a B&B as here! Shanti is the most welcoming host, the area is beautiful, the place is a dream! You are received as a friend! there is so much to discover! And to talk about! I met Jai as well, he is a very inspiring person! I know I will be back here! Thanks, Shanti and Jai!

    October 2012
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Floating on Cloud9, now Be and Be WELL Inc
We are a couple that has been together living in community since 1980, when we met in a healing center in London, England. Our lifework is to inspire healthy relationships on personal, interpersonal and global levels. Our tools are flotation, meditation, bodywork and "The GAME eXperience" we invented to help people to communicate on deeper levels of connection. Our home is your home when you come and we enjoy making you feel relaxed and comfortable. We are looking forward to connecting with you :-)-(-:
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