About This Listing
Relax and unwind in our lovely, secluded guesthouse. Private entrance, queen bed and bathroom, TV, fridge and microwave. Sliding doors open out onto a salt water pool, which is available for your use.
We are situated adjacent to the beautiful and sacred grounds of Kashi Interfaith Ashram and Yoga School, all of which is open to the public. Sky Dive Sebastian, is one mile away. The beautiful Atlantic beaches are only 20 minutes from us, including some of Florida's best surfing beaches. A little further on you can explore the artsy seaside towns and farmers markets of Vero Beach, Ft Pierce, Melbourne Beach and Cocoa Village.
Spend time exploring 80 acres of unspoiled, tranquil grounds, wetlands and trails of Kashi Ashram. Stand on the boardwalks overlooking the secluded Sebastian River, and see amazing sunrises and sunsets. See dolphins, manatees and alligators. Rent kayaks or take local boat and airboat tours to explore.
You can take part in a yoga or meditation class, and visit the chickens, goats and organic vegetable gardens. On Saturdays, join a tour of the Ashram, a FREE yoga class, and enjoy a Gourmet Vegetarian dinner (also available Thursday & Friday nights for a $15 contribution) and take part in a Saturday night "Satsang Meditation".
A day trip to Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Palm Beach or Miami is only 2-3 hours away.
You will be staying in a private, very comfortable Guesthouse with your own separate entrance. You have a Queen bed, and a full bathroom (shower, no bath). Your room has a refrigerator, microwave and large screen TV, as well as its own air-conditioning system. Your room gives you access into our private, walled courtyard and salt water swimming pool. Beach/pool towels, and folding beach chairs are available on request.
We provide coffee and tea making facilities, bottled water & snacks.
Washing Machine & Dryer available for guests staying more than a few days.
Access to the main house is NOT available. WE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE A MAXIMUM OF 2 GUESTS.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the main house and will be available anytime you need us during your stay We want you to have privacy to relax, and also to feel comfortable asking for anything that you need, including information and advice about the Ashram and other local area attractions, including the best local places to eat!
We have 3 very friendly, laid back dogs and cats that live on the premises, so we cannot allow you to bring your own pets.
The Gueshouse is totally animal-free.
Sebastian, Florida is a quiet and charming old fishing town sitting on the banks of the Indian and Sebastian Rivers, and a 20 minute drive over the causeway to the Atlantic Ocean.
Kashi Ashram, adjacent to us, is a taste of Heaven on Earth! Our home is a wonderful base to find peace, beauty and see Florida wildlife. This is also a great area for cycling, walking, kayaking, skydiving, fishing and swimming. Close by are some of the best surfing beaches in Florida!
Our accommodation, as well as the whole of Kashi Ashram is Non-Smoking and LGBTQ friendly!
Public transport is minimal but possible. Its easier to get around the area by car, though you can safely walk anywhere around the Ashram. Parking is available outside our house.
We are a 30 minute drive from Melbourne International Airport, or 1 and 1/4 hour drive from either Orlando or West Palm Beach Airports. We are located about 15 minutes from Interstate 95.
Pickup is available from Melbourne International Airport for a $30 charge, and if we are available, from Orlando International, for a $75 charge. There is also a shuttle available to and from Orlando, W. Palm Beach and Miami airports.
Other Things to Note
Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before the date you want to stay. NO guests under 21 on their own.
TOTALLY NON-SMOKING household and grounds. We have very sweet, friendly dogs and cats.
Guests are asked to be respectful of others who live in the area, keeping in mind that we are next door to a Spiritual Community. EVERYONE is welcomed here, no matter what their beliefs or sexual orientation. The Kashi Community and all the grounds are open to the Public.
We have a 2 guest MAXIMUM.
NO SMOKING anywhere on the Ashram grounds or on our property. NO PARTIES, NO OUTSIDE GUESTS. We ask that you are quiet after 10.30 pm at night. Please treat this place with respect, as you would your own home.
Both Sunanda and Pam made me feel very welcome. Loved the coffee and french press! Very comfortable room with pool that was private and wonderful to relax in. Nice basket of snacks, and water available. Very secluded cul-de-sac near the river with 2 boardwalks close by to walk to and watch the birds flying overhead. Two major grocery stores right down the street and many restaurants nearby. The host offered conversation when she was outside and saw me, and privacy when I was just wanted to sit on a raft and blissfully float in the pool. I stayed 5 nights and it was great!
Sunanda and Pam create a space of serenity, abundance draped in kindness. The thoughtful provision of snacks, toiletries, and built in comforts make for a relaxing and memorable stay. I've had many remarkable airbnb experiences to date and cherish each opportunity to make friends of my hosts and guests but I've never felt so completely at home in any of my prior stays that truly compares to this blissful space and the hosts who I am hopeful to now call friends.
I highly recommend this corner of paradise to anyone looking to emerge from a hiatus feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Fabulous space paralleled by some of the kindest folks on the planet as hosts. Thank you kindly for your generosity. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have met you.
Shangrila! Peaceful and lovely- with touristy stuff and the ocean nearby! Sunanda and Pam provided everything we needed; they were the consummate hosts :-)
Our stay in this guest cottage was a pure delight! Sunanda & Pam were very friendly & helpful. A spacious room w/high ceiling, comfortable bed, snacks, dishes, coffee/tea set-up, brkfst items,and a lovely pool surrounded by tropical plants were all such a sweet surprise.
We thoroughly enjoyed taking a yoga class ($6!!) & walking the 80 acre grounds of the Ashram. A peaceful, lovely stay. I would highly recommend to anyone.
We loved our little secluded room - Graciously supplied with all essentials and more. In two years of using AirBnB in Eurpoe and North America/Canada, this is by far the best.
Great value - highly recommended.
Sunanda and Pam were gracious hosts, greeting me on my arrival and making sure that I was comfortable and well supplied with everything from toiletries to coffee and snacks. The bedroom is perfect, with its own bathroom and french doors opening to the pool area lushly surrounded by tropical plants. I especially enjoyed walking the gorgeous, peaceful grounds of Kashi.
About the Host, Sunanda
My partner, Pam, and I are good hosts, who enjoy people, and our home is a wonderful place for those looking for a quiet and peaceful space. We enjoy good coffee, fresh food and plenty of sunshine. We are both interested in yoga and meditation, and appreciate living on Kashi Ashram, which is accepting of people from all walks of life, and all beliefs. This is especially a Gay-friendly area.
We are both self-employed. I sell Organic Coffee from home and at local Markets, as well as working part-time in the Yoga Studio here. Pam runs her own pet-sitting business and teaches Yoga.
I am originally from England, though I have traveled extensively during my life. After living in the USA for over 20 years, and Florida for 5 years, I have found my home. Pam and I both look forward to welcoming YOU to enjoy a taste of our Paradise on Earth!
Interfaith Ashram & Yoga School. Large variety of Yoga Classes for all levels, tours of the Ashram & Gourmet Vegetarian dinners on Saturday nights.. Trails, wetlands and the Sebastian River to explore
Spiritual Giftstore located on the grounds of Kashi Ashram. Books, music, incense, jewelry & gifts. Open Thurs & Fri 5-6pm, Saturday 3-6 and 7.30 onwards.
Great Kayak Rental place across the street from us. Friendly staff will take your Kayak to the river, then pick you up when finished.
Very close by for Skydivers! Has a restaurant & bar that provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as beers & wines.
Great place to watch the skydivers and airplanes!
In the mood for a great choice of ice cream? This local ice cream shop has something for EVERYONE!!
GLUTEN FREE PIZZA & PASTA MENU!!
This is a really nice, cosy pizza and pasta restaurant. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside is charming.
Kid-friendly chain restaurant overlooking the Indian River. Fast service, large menu.
In our opinion, this is the BEST seafood restaurant in Sebastian. Sit outside on their spacious deck overlooking the Indian River, with relaxed, friendly service and fresh food. Good Cosmopolitans!
Very close, just at the corner of Roseland Road and US1. Their sushi is excellent, and prices very reasonable.
We love this when we want to go out for a meal close by.
Good, friendly service.
Great Carribbean Food, fish, meat and vegeatarian. Also excellent for breakfast/brunch.
The service can be slow, but as everything is cooked to order its worth waiting for!
One of our faves.
Best pizza restaurant in town!
This is a great Italian Deli that carries a large variety of cheeses, home-made pastas (including gluten-free), breads and other foods. They also sell ready made individual meals to go.
Take a boat trip around Pelican Island and see this beautiful wildlife refuge, as well as dolphins, manatees and wild birds. Boat trips available from Sebastian or Vero Beach.
Slightly further North than Wabasso Beach, this State Park makes an interesting and fun afternoon excursion. Beautiful beaches.
Lovely beach with picnic tables, changing facilities, lifeguard. Go over the bridge at Wabasso, turn left and drive another 10 minutes.
Close, comfortable Florida restaurant. Good, home cooking. Excellent for lunch or dinner.
Wabasso Beach is the most famed and popular surfing beach in the area. About a 20 minute drive, you can go to surf, swim or just watch!
Love Cocktails? Vero Beach Disney Resort is a fabulous place to have dinner, BUT the best place to sit is upstairs on the outdoor balcony, with a great view of the Atlantic Ocean and a cocktail!
One of the two closest Multi-screen cinemas, a 25 minute drive along US-1
Upscale "Wholefoods" type store. A bit on the expensive side, but you can find plenty of organic foods here. Located in Miracle Mile, Vero Beach close to interesting selection of shops, cafes, etc.
Local theater in Vero Beach which puts on a lot of different shows, musicals, etc. Look them up online to see what's playing now!
Very extensive menu, including fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. Reasonably priced. Good cocktails! Have a special GLUTEN FREE Menu.
See menu in our information folder.
On the beachfront, this is very popular, so it's a good idea to turn up early to get a table. However, the food and the service are worth it. GREAT for special occasions. Good cocktails!
One of the 2 nearest cinemas to us
Very upscale restaurant which is part of the Costa d'Este Hotel and Resort, owned by Gloria Estafan. This is a nice place to eat if you want something very special and don't mind "pricey".
This restaurant is part of a rustic holiday resort. The food is nothing amazing, but you can literally sit on the beach to eat Burgers, fish, salads, etc. Great for a sea view and casual dining.
Little shops, cafes, restaurants and a fabulous beach make this area a fun day out. Every Saturdays from 8am - Noon, visit the Oceanside Farmers Market on the beach. Go hungry!!
Fresh local produce and a view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this place is definitely worth a visit!! Order before 6.30pm and choose from their $20 fixed price menu & happy hour drinks.
GREAT food. GREAT river views. About 30 mins away almost in Melbourne, but worth the drive. Expensive, but worth every penny. Great for a special occasion & to watch the wildlife on the Indian River.
About 30 minutes drive, this is a nice shopping and dining area, with a variety of places to eat, drink and browse. Close by Melbourne Beach.
This is a great little shopping/cafe area for a day out. 45 minute drive. Lots of little shops and sidewalk cafes.
If you want a day at Disney, it's a 1 1/2 hour drive North on I-95.