A quiet room with space to read or to sit at the desk with your notebookLarge house in a quiet neighborhood

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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A safe haven. This spacious upstairs room welcomes you into a quiet, restful visit. Many visitors retreat here with yoga, meditation, or self-guided growth. We're near the world-class yoga and meditation centers, and the Pacific Ocean.

The space

This is a large, comfortable room that's furnished like a studio. It has two bookcases, a large desk, chairs for reading or sitting meditation, and a comfortable queen bed. Most guests love the combination of memory foam atop a spring mattress. A down comforter complete the experience.

Please contact me before booking.

Also note that I offer a second room under the name "Quiet room: yogi or student of life" which may be available if this one isn't.

A quiet room ideal for yogis, yoginis, ashtangis, meditators, athletes, the health-conscious, or others. Located in a spacious 5-bedroom house with nearby walking trails, Jr. Olympic pool, short drive to beaches. Includes kitchen privileges.

Yoga and Meditation
There are 2 yoga studios within walking distance and many more within a 15-minute drive. Nearest is the world-famous (to many Ashtangi) Ashtanga Yoga Center directed by Tim Miller and a newer studio called Yoga Six. Five minutes from the (Deepak) Chopra Center for Wellbeing at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Within 15 minutes drive to coastal Encinitas there are at least 10 yoga studios, from Iyengar, Jois and Bikram to Anusara and Anahata. There is also the SRF Meditation Gardens, temple, and ashram.

You can enjoy a queen-size bed. There are two windows which you can open for fresh air or you can lower the blinds to keep it dark. You can enjoy snuggling in a thick down comforter if you like. We can bring in a space heater if you enjoy it warmer than most, and can also bring in a HEPA air filter or ionizer.
The bathroom is across the hall and shared. The room includes a desk and chair where you can enjoy your notebook and Wi-Fi.

Also, the beaches nearby are popular with swimmers and active healthy people of all ages, and those who simply enjoy walking by the ocean. Don't miss Quail Botanical Gardens (now called San Diego Botanical Gardens) about 9 minutes away in nearby Encinitas.
There is a Jr. Olympic pool with adjacent hot tub you can enjoy year-around - both are always heated with solar assistance.

The closest airport is Carlsbad Palomar (CLD), which has flights to/from LAX. San Diego airport (SAN) is the most popular nearby airport. There are many shuttles available.
For those using public transit, a 16-minute walk to a bus (#309) which goes directly to the Encinitas train station, with a commuter train (Coaster) that will take you to downtown San Diego to connect you with the Amtrak or the airport. Contact me if you want some tips on making train connections from the SAN (San Diego) or CLD airport (Carlsbad/Palomar). Southern California is not known for public transit, yet it can be done. With a little planning, it can be done well.

In this area are attractions like LegoLand (Carlsbad), Safari Park (Escondido), and the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and many museums in Balboa Park.

There is plenty of shopping nearby, from the most basic to high-end. Many can be walked to, and quite a few are a within 10 minute drive.

There have been visitors here from all over the world (Austria, Argentina, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Russia, ...) and the US (Hawaii, Arizona, Boston, SF, ...). Before we connected with AirBnb, many friends of friends stayed with us, as many still do. Many visitors have been attending yoga teacher workshops such as the ones at Ashtanga Yoga Center, Soul of Yoga, IyengarNorthCounty, and AnahataHeartYoga or retreats such as the Chopra Center for Wellness at the La Costa Spa.

You may want to enjoy using the blender to make smoothies or the Omega Juicer which makes great fresh and healthy juice from carrots, celery, kale, etc. and cleans easily. For you bakers, there are 4 ovens, (convection, traditional gas, and microwave), a gas range, and long counters.

Within 10 minutes drive are a wide variety of restaurants, from vegan and vegetarian to carnivorous, from local diners and good Mexican, Thai and Indian to the usual corporate chains.

Guest access

You will have access to the full downstairs, including the kitchen, living room, backyard, private hot tub, and other shared areas.

Interaction with guests

Interaction with guests can vary as they like. Some visitors have spent most of their stay out and about, enjoying the many local events and attractions. For these, I'm happy to offer suggestions and make sure they have a safe, comfortable, quiet place to return to.
Other visitors have arranged shared adventures, exploring mutually-desirable activities or having conversations.
Yet others have found the space comfortable enough for their own private retreat.
For most visitors, it seems to be a blend of these.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 50 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 40%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Sorry, no pets, smoking, drugs, or drinking to excess.
We're a haven for yoga students, meditators, and active healthy people who enjoy quiet and mutual respect.
To help keep the hot tub clean, please shower before entering. It is located in a private area and may be enjoyed with or without a swimsuit, as you prefer. Please dry off before walking on the carpet. Please also cover the tub after using it.
Please let us know if you have any mail or packages to receive. Do not have mail sent to the house and instead we will provide a separate mailing address for that purpose.
All overnight guests must be registered first with AirBnb in the original reservation. We prefer to manage all bookings through AirBnb for any length of stay.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

30 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Vibhav User Profile
November 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The room is spacious and comfortable. Neighborhood is good. Dan is an amazing host. I have stayed at both of the rooms at his property and it was well worth the price. Would definitely recommend it.

Kathrin User Profile
October 2016
I stayed with Dan & Susan for one month in the fall of 2016. And I loved it so much that I already booked another month. Dan and Susan are very friendly, kind and generous. They make it so easy to feel at home in their home. The room is exactly as described: bright, spacious, cozy. And the bed is very comfortable. The location turned out to be really good, too. Close to many different types of grocery stores (Jimbo’s, Lazy Acres, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Von’s, Ralph’s, Stater, Target), yoga and fitness studios, restaurants (including Mexican, Thai, Indian, sushi) and shops. A stone’s throw away, there is a neighborhood trail system I frequently went jogging on. And the beach is only 3.5 miles away. I do recommend a car. This said, Uber is probably a good alternative, too. In short: I highly recommend it.

Melody User Profile
September 2016
Dan's place is perfect for me, peaceful and quiet. The room is fairly big. The bathroom was shared, but it's more like all for myself use during the time i was there. Dan is super friendly and very responsive. Highly recommend!!!

Sandra User Profile
July 2016
A wonderful house with wonderful people. The room is big and they have a nice little garden with a hot tub. It was a great airbnb experience. I could borrow theire bike and everything i needed for my camping trip. I would absolutly stay there again. Thank you for everything!

Julia User Profile
May 2016
Dan and his family are wonderful. You will find the room exactly as described, spacious and very comfortable. Carlsbad is a wonderful location for yogis and outdoor lovers. This Air B and b is safe, clean and peaceful. I would definitely book again.

Julia User Profile
May 2016
A breath of fresh air. Dan is a kind peaceful host with plenty of suggestions for things do and see in the area. The room is spacious and the bed is super comfortable. The house is cleaned regularly. I would highly recommend this Air B and B. Dan and Carlsbad are gems.

Robin User Profile
September 2015
I really enjoyed my second stay in Carlsbad. The room is big and very comfortable. Dan went out of his way to make my stay enjoyable and I am grateful for that and hope to be able to visit again, soon.

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Encinitas, California, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Dan User ProfileDan is a superhost.

Health-conscious and quiet, yet also active and outgoing. At home, I'm as likely to be reading a book as meditating. Outside and away, I like to dance (Zumba!), walk, and check everything out. In the summer, you'll likely find me riding the waves.
On most school nights, my quiet 12th-grade daughter will be here, often in her own room when we're not out and about enjoying the area. My older daughter has graduated college and started life on her own.
Besides being an AirBnb host, I've enjoyed staying in many AirBnb places. I've been able to travel around Europe and Asia as well as the states. I particularly like local food and culture (they're usually connected).

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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