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The Bombay Beach House

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The Bombay Beach House

4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

A kitsch haven in what can only be described as the coolest, weirdest town in America. 5 blocks from the Salton Sea, on the desert side of Bombay. This former family home is complete with everything you might need for exploring the Salton Sea and Imperial Valley, Salvation Mountain and Slab City. The town, the house and the sea are a photographer's dream. This is a great base from which to explore eccentric nearby sites such as Salvation Mountain and Slab City.Made up of a square mile grid of paved streets, the majority of the residents live in eclectic mobile homes. There is a small corner market, 2 bars, bait shop, volunteer fire station, an unmarked motel, and the flooded ruins of a once prosperous fishing mecca.Without a gas station, and the nearest one 20 miles away, most people rely on electrical golf carts to get around town.

The house is completely air-conditioned throughout and has a fun, Americana vibe, filled with metal-printed prints by the owner, a photographer.

The house features wood-paneling throughout, an open-plan living area, with comfy sofa-bed and TV. Dining area and kitchen, with TV. Office space with two desks. Cosy bedroom and covered outdoor living space. lots of closet space throughout.

Set in a big lot, completely enclosed all-around and very secure. Lots of on-site parking and room for pets.

A unique space in a unique place!

Please contact us with any questions at all.


Air conditioning
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


90 Reviews

Elizabeth User Profile
June 2018
Tao's spot was the perfect base from which to explore the area of Bombay Beach and surrounding Imperial Valley! An amazing American story, a place rich in history, local flavor, and a budding art scene. Stop by the Ski Inn, and definitely have a frozen banana at the International…
Amanda User Profile
May 2018
Tao was a great host! He even let us check in early! The space was very eclectic and artistic and so close to Salton Sea.
Jordan User Profile
April 2018
Nice little residential spot located in Bombay Beach close to Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain, East Jesus, etc.
Elaine User Profile
April 2018
Very good spot to explore much of what Salton Sea area has to offer. This little house is full of Bombay Beach charm and got us connected to the local vibe!
Hank User Profile
March 2018
Great place to get away from it all, but plenty of things to explore within a short drive as well. Very timeless feel to our entire stay in the town.
Ian User Profile
March 2018
Great zone with funky quirks that fit the overall aesthetic of this charming town. Cool art all around. Make sure to go to ski inn and ring that bell, the locals will love you even more. Be sure to explore every inch, so much going on
Chris User Profile
February 2018
If you are looking for a place to stay in Bombay Beach, so that you can exploreJoshua Tree National Park, East Jesus, Salvation Mountain, Slab City and the Salton Sea Recreation Area, stay in Bombay Beach at this little bungalow. Easy access from Ca-111 North or South, close to …

Hosted by Tao

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in February 2012
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Hi! I'm an Italian/American photographer and film director who is also very passionate about architecture, design and the creation of interesting new spaces. I've lived in several places (NY, Italy, Spain) and love to travel. For me, the opportunity that Airbnb brings in meeting …
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