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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Bombay Beach and the Salton Sea are some of the most amazing places I've ever been to and Tao & Ro's Beach House was definitely the best HQ to explore the region. The place is clean, welcoming & has a really unique atmosphere that seems out of time.
I would definitely stay here again !
If you are curious about Bombay Beach you should stay, and of you are thinking about staying you should stay at Roisin and Tao's spot.
We travel through the Salton Sea area for photography and video shoots a couple of times a year, and have found Roisin and Tao's classic trailer home to be perfect for what we do. The location within Bombay Beach is on the edge of town facing mountains and the Imperial Valley with great views that we enjoy.
Great place. The a/c was challenged to keep up in the 100 degree heat, but im used to a tent! Will stay here again!
First of all, Tao was awesome. He was quick to find a win-win solution to some unforeseen circumstances. That flexibility and spirit of "giver's gain" makes Airbnb possible!
My plan was to escape the hustle bustle of LA and lock myself down someplace without distractions so I could write some new music and prepare for SXSW..
I was looking at a map of CA when the Salton Sea caught my eye and flooded me with inspiration. Knowing little about it, I looked it up on Wiki wondering if I was divinely guided to go there.. I'm into synchronicity and emphatically consider sequences of 3s to be a good omen, showing me I'm headed the right direction.. Well the Salton Sea is listed on wiki as being 33.333 degrees N Longitude.. I knew it was meant to be, just wasn't sure why!
Bombay Beach was perfect.. While I honestly found some great distractions that were unintended, the results of my adventures were beyond satisfying, relaxing, inspiring, and thrilling.
As the description says, the area is totally weird. I couldn't imagine why anyone would ever settle down there. I'm glad they did, though because it presents quite a curiosity and great deal of wonder.
The trailer is great. All that could be needed is there including a 1970s blender that did a great job on smoothies. The decor reminded me of Grandma.. except for a few photos that were clearly newer art.
Then I discovered a random DVD sitting on the bookshelf and decided to watch it.. To my surprise it was Tao and a band of young artists defining a new age of political activism as film art or film art as political activism or.. Something spectacular that I have no business defining for you.
I'm pretty sure that's why I was drawn there. That's the meaning I am creating at this moment. If it turns out I have to settle on "I only went to satisfy some whimsical desire to escape to strangeness," well then I suppose that would ultimately be pretty cool in and of itself.
As a purveyor of responsible media and a generally eccentric person, I give two thumbs up to Tao and the Bombay Beach House!
We loved the house and the environment! Roisin and Tao were very involved with our arrival and if everything went well. The house is bigger than we thought and fully equipped. I definitely recommend this stay if you are in this beautiful neighborhood!!
We stayed five nights in Roisin and Tao's Bombay Beach House, a classic trailer with plenty of room and nice front porch. The street and spot on the porch is a great location for views of the mountains, and a nice part of the neighborhood. (See Bombay Beach history to understand what's there.) A realtor Raffi assisted in getting us settled and made herself available for any problems, of which there were none.
We were there for photography and video shoots of the Salton Sea region, and the location was quite ideal for runs around the sea, into the chocolate mountains and down to Anza Borrego. Excellent place for such a base!