Quiet room: yogi or meditator

House - Private room · Via Coscoja, Carlsbad, CA 92009, United States

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 full-height queen bed. The mattress is a great combination of memory foam atop a spring mattress. Down comforters complete the experience.

Please contact me before booking.

Also note that I offer a second room under the name "Quiet room: yogi or triathlete" 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 new 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.

Room
You can enjoy a full-height 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. I 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 has many books which you are welcome to enjoy during your stay.

Exercise
Also, the beaches nearby are popular with swimmers, active triathletes of all ages, surfers, and people 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.
I am happy to show any runners my favorite trails, from flat 1 to 5 mile jogs to a 5-10 mile hilly and scenic cross-country run to hilltops or to the beach. I may even run with you if you like and our schedules (and paces) match.
There is a Jr. Olympic pool with adjacent hot tub you can enjoy year-around - both are always heated with solar assistance.

Transportation
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 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 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.

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

Shopping
There is lots 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.

Visitors
There have been visitors here from all over the world (Austria, Argentina, China, Japan, Russia, ...) and country (Hawaii, Arizona, Boston, SF, ...) who have enjoyed the room, just not booked through AirBnb and instead referrals from friends of friends. Many have been attending yoga teacher workshops such as the ones at Ashtanga Yoga Center, Soul of Yoga, IyengarNorthCounty, and AnahataHeartYoga.

Kitchen
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.

Restaurants
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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $325 /week
Monthly Price: $895 /month
Security Deposit: $100
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • I got a job interview in Carlsbad and needed a room last minute. Dan was very responsive and very flexible with my last minute trip. Me and my friend stayed at his beautiful house. In a very spacious beautiful room that he offered us. From day one he was so friendly and helpful. He gave us many good tips on restaurants, bars, beaches, and places to visit. He made us feel like we were staying at a family member's house. His company, the super comfortable bed, and the beautiful neighborhood was definitely the highlight of our trip. I can easily say the bed is even more comfortable than my own bed. I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone and would definitely stay there myself again. Best experience.

    July 2013
    Dan
    Response from Dan:

    Thanks, Anna, and congratulations on getting the job!
    I'm happy to have met you and your friend and to have you here. I'm glad you were able to get out and about and explore Encinitas and Carlsbad again. You're welcome to visit any time you're in the area.

  • Dan was a fantastic host - the only part of the stay that was better than the spacious, well-kept room was the company! He was helpful, genuine, and an all-around great person to be around, in addition to sharing his beautiful home with. Wouldn't hesitate to drop in again!

    July 2013
  • I stayed twice at Dan's bright and sunny house, located in a very quiet area. Close to the Forum, it was very convenient for me, as an Ashtanga practioner and, of course, for shopping. Moreover, it is not far from Encinitas center and the beach, by bus.
    Dan is a very open minded, cheerful and helpful host, nicely attentive to his guests needs.
    I had a very good time there and thank him for it.
    Marilyn

    December 2012
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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!), run, and check everything out. In the summer, you'll likely find me riding the waves. My roommate is a yoga instructor (Kundalini and others), and similarly healthy and active. Born in Russia, she has and continues to travel the world. On most school nights, my quiet 10th-grade daughter will be here, often in her own room when we're not out and about enjoying the area. My older daughter is away at college. I'm fairly new to AirBnb and not new to traveling. I've been able to travel around Europe and Asia as well as the states, and love it. I particularly like local food and culture (they're usually connected).
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