Wake to an ocean view from a King sized bed, with seals barking and birds singing. Enjoy the granite walk-in shower w/sky window. Dance to the vinyl collection, hang in the gardens or use the free Aq passes! CA/Zen blend… magical and peaceful.
Welcome to the California Dreaming Bungalow. Wake up to an ocean view right from your bed and enjoy the sound of the morning birds singing. Fall asleep to the sound of the seals barking under a star filled sky. And you will sleep well on the king-size organic wool/latex mattress... it has been named the most comfortable bed in the world by numerous guests! Enjoy your private shower with a sky window that opens to the warmth of the sun. If you feel like dancing, enjoy our eclectic vinyl collection with everything from Miles Davis to The Tubes. Does this sound too good to be true? Dare I even mention the 2 free aquarium tickets?
California Dreaming is a brand new, eco-friendly bungalow with natural cork flooring, bamboo, shoji, recycled granite, and non-toxic paint. It is a Dwell-inspired, eclectic blend of Japanese Zen and California design overlooking the garden, trees and the Pacific Ocean - a truly magical, romantic, fun space!
CA Dream includes a small kitchenette with a coffee and tea maker, small fridge and a microwave. It has one California King size bed (for two) and one twin (single) bed for a total of three people. If you have a larger party, we will house other guests in the main house. Please discuss with us before booking for a larger group.
NOTE: ONE NIGHT RESERVATIONS ARE ACCEPTED AT OUR DISCRETION. DO NOT RESERVE FOR ONE NIGHT BEFORE COMMUNICATING WITH US. Also, weekend nights and special events are more expensive, please check pricing. We do accept pets but at our discretion. You need to discuss bringing pets with us beforehand and we charge an extra $35 cleaning fee per pet.
We accept groups up to 10 people depending on availability of our Peaceful Artist's listing (main house). Please contact us for pricing and availability before booking larger groups. Note that the main house may be shown as booked, but we may have just blocked out time on the calendar and can open it for you, so please do ask. Note also sometimes we will be in the main house, sometimes guests will be in the main house, please ask beforehand if this matters to you.
Main House Listing (for larger parties)
Our Peaceful Artist's home has lots of natural light, plants, original art, comfortable furniture and a lovely ocean view. This is a relaxed coastal "locals" experience. Zeus, our blind three legged dog, also lives with us. Join us in the main house or enjoy your privacy. Stay in and relax or venture out into the wild. Whatever you feel like doing, we are happy to help with suggestions for everything from the best hikes to the best food.
We want you to have a wonderful time while you're in our home. This is a very special place and we'd love to share it with you! We've lived in Pacific Grove for twelve years and are happy to help you any suggestions possible to create a memorable, lovely holiday. Relaxing coastal walks, white sand beaches, best local restaurants and music, favorite Monterey Bay Aquarium exhibits, rugged Big Sur hikes, etc... What are you waiting for?
The California Dreaming Bungalow and the Peaceful Artist's Home are both very private and located at the end of a cul-du-sac with safe parking. Full use of the house includes:
Kitchen with gas stove, microwave and space in the refrigerator upon request.
Living/dining room with ocean view, fireplace and piano.
We offer good coffee and a selection of gourmet teas each morning.
Wi-fi is strong indoors and outside.
Outdoor garden patio with deck chairs, a picnic table, BBQ.
Bathrooms: We use all green cleaning products and have complimentary organic toiletries. All linens and towels included.
Garage with washer and dryer and room for your bicycle, golf clubs, surfboard or extra stuff.
Television upon request but no cable. Netflix.
Trader Joe's and Safeway grocery stores are 2 minutes away, Whole Foods is 10 minutes away.
Local Activities (please note activities within Pacific Grove, Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel-By-The-Sea are within a five to ten minute drive)
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf
Asilomar State Beach and coastal trail/boardwalk.
Surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, bike riding, whale watching.
Sunsets from Lovers Point Park or Asilomar Beach.
Big Sur, Point Lobos hiking, Esalen, Wine tasting in Carmel Valley
Dining Out. Ask about the new vegetarian restaurant (finally PG has one!) or our favorite, Holly’s Lighthouse Café (the best local hangout for breakfast)
Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive.
Pebble Beach/AT&T golf. Tip: Pacific Grove Muni back nine ocean course is considered the “Poor Man’s Pebble” at $25 after 3:00pm.
Monterey Jazz Festival, Laguna Seca car/motorcycle races, Sea Otter Bicycle Classic, Concours d'Elegance car show. Great spas, discount for local massage (massage can even be at the house so you don't have to drive)
Pacific Grove monarch butterfly sanctuary.
Public transportation nearby.
Summer is alternately foggy, cool and sunny.
Fall is our Indian Summer – our best weather.
Winter is the local's season – sometimes crystal clear and moderate, sometimes with great storms, big waves and no tourists. Our house is a great storm house with the ocean and sky view and floor to ceiling windows!
Spring is a little bit of all of the above with lots of flowers in the garden!
Give Me Some Rules!
Make sure you let us know when you will be here on your day of arrival. This really helps us with planning our own schedule.
We will ask you to park in a specific place on arrival, and please do your best to park there during your stay.
If you come in later in the evening, please be as quiet as possible… much appreciated!
Please don't put your suitcase on the main bed. We have a luggage rack in the room for your convenience.
ENJOY YOURSELF!!! The bungalow is a happy place.
Out of the hundreds of people that we've hosted, 99% of them have been very cool people. IF you think you might be that grumpy 1%, let us know beforehand and we'll help you find a nice hotel!
We were a group of 8 so we stayed in both Sarah and Evan's home and the bungalow. Both spaces are small and cozy, but all eight of us had beds to sleep in. We had to fight over who got the bungalow, though! It was the perfect place to come home to after long days of hiking in Big Sur. They are very close to a Safeway with a Starbucks which we enjoyed running out to as well as the Monastery Beach. I think some of my friends were bummed they didn't have a TV but it was so nice to sit at the patio and watch the sunset instead. We didn't meet Sarah and Evan but Sarah was sure to call me ahead of time and sort out all the details. The wifi is also a big plus! Would definitely recommend!
Sarah and Evan were amazing hosts with a very beautiful home - we'd love to visit again. Lots of good tips for food, scenic spots, and hiking trails - and we stayed very comfortably as a group of 5. Thanks for a great trip!
Sarah and Evan are wonderful, and we had a perfect night. The room looks exactly like the pictures. We had every bit of privacy we could ask for. Sarah and Evan are extremely knowledgeable of the area and very helpful on where to dine.
Zeus is friendly, loving, and adorable. We hope to have the pleasure of returning for a longer stay in the near future. Everything positive in previous reviews are true. Thank you Sarah and Evan for opening your bungalow to us and making our getaway perfect.
Sarah and Evan's lovely compact space was the perfect spot from which to explore the environs. It had everything we needed with the extra benefit of a beautiful garden and far away ocean view. Quiet, convenient and in a nice neighborhood CA Dreaming felt like a little slice of heaven. And yes, it has a great bed and shower! For any real cooking purposes you will need to use their kitchen which is also a very pleasant light filled space.
Both hosts were extremely helpful (giving excellent tips) and friendly.
I would definitely return.
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Nice remodled modern in - law suite with perks like a record player and aquarium passes. Sarah and Evan are friendly gracious hosts. Thank you both :)
Sarah and Evan are great hosts. Very friendly, communicative and helpful with local recommendations. The bungalow has great views and is located in a quiet neighborhood.
We especially loved the shower with the sky light, the record player and Zeus, the charming little dog.
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Evan and I moved from San Francisco to Pacific Grove ten years ago. Evan is an entrepreneur and I am a songwriter. Our kids just moved so we have extra rooms. We have used Airbnb throughout Europe and are happy to now be offering our own home to others. Our interests are traveling, reading, hiking, good food and interesting conversation, rock balancing, yoga, writing and music. We try to get to the beach daily where we walk our three legged dog Zeus.