About this listing
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 Aquarium 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 (we do not serve breakfast… sorry!) It has one California King size bed and one twin bed for a total of three people. If you have a larger party, we can house guests in the main house.
This is a relaxed coastal "locals" experience. Stay in and rest 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 our guests. This is a special place and we'd love to share it with you! We've lived in Pacific Grove for thirteen years and are happy to help you with any suggestions to create a memorable, lovely holiday. 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?
Please discuss with us before booking a one night reservation and be aware that pricing varies according to seasons, weekends and special events.
We have an awesome three legged blind dog named Zeus and we love animals. We accept pets at our discretion, and there is a $35 cleaning fee payable on arrival. We have rules regarding pets which we'll discuss before accepting reservations.
We accept groups up to 10 people (real beds vs. futons, sofas or blow up beds) depending on availability of our Peaceful Artist's listing (main house). Contact us for pricing and availability before booking larger groups. 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 and sometimes guests will be in the main house, please ask beforehand if this matters to you.
Main House Listing (for parties up to 10 with bungalow)
Our "Peaceful Artist Home w/Ocean View" listing has lots of natural light, plants, original art, a fireplace and piano, comfortable furniture and a lovely ocean view. This is a relaxed coastal "locals" home. Please see listing for more information.
The California Dreaming Bungalow and the Peaceful Artist's Home share the same property but are separate. They are located at the end of a quiet cul-du-sac with safe parking.
We offer good coffee and a selection of teas.
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 non-toxic 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.
We have a thorough manual that comes with booking, but here are some basic 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.
Sunrise from Lovers Point Park or Sunset from Asilomar Beach.
Big Sur, Point Lobos hiking, Esalen, Wine tasting in Carmel Valley
Dining Out (we have a long list of favorites).
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 $35 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 in the bungalow 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.
Spring is a little bit of all of the above with lots of flowers in the garden!
Out of the hundreds of people that we've hosted, 99% of them have been wonderful people. IF you think you might be that funky (in a bad way) 1%, let us know beforehand and we'll help you find a nice hotel!
Laidback room with great surrounding. Cosy bed, nice vinyl collection. Evan was a wonderful host and provided us with some really helpful tips and recommendations. Thanks for your hospitality!
Great place with a lovely view. Good escape from the hotel scene. We stayed for two nights, but probably not good for a longer period as we had concerns about security. The bungalow does not have a proper lock so for international quests like ourselves we found it necessary to carry our travel docs with us always. Also no ability to lock the door from the inside which made me nervous at night - not knowing how safe the area is. Really enjoyed the aquarium so great touch to have two passes included.
We are glad that Rachel enjoyed her stay and our apologies for the security issues. The Bungalow has an inside door lock and an outside combination lock. In addition the neighborhood is extremely safe with the Bungalow located in the back of the property. We wish that Rachel had communicated with us via cell/text so we could have addressed her concerns in advance. Sarah and I are always available to make sure our guests have the best experience and we hope our hundreds of 5-star reviews confirm this. Thank you.
Outstanding! We loved the fresh and practical decor. The bed was exceedingly comfortable. The bathroom was great and the unexpected private garden (shared with the house) patio with a glimpse of the Pacific was a delightful place to sit. Every amenity from hair dryer to hiking guide was included. We throughly appreciated the detail and range of restaurant suggestions. Passionfish and Holly's Lighthouse were just what we were looking for. We also enjoyed the apparently new bookstore/cafe next to Passionfish. Our only disappointment was not meeting the owners. We couldn't rate this location more highly.
Sarah and Evan were wonderful hosts. Very warm folk, and gave us lots of information on what to do in the Pacific Grove/Carmel/Monterey area. The neighborhood was very good and all worked out very well.. Only drawback, we are both Senior citizens, and had a problem with their
shower.. No grabbars on the wall. Other than that the unit was perfect with a lovely garden just outside the door, and a wonderful little house dog, Zeus, who is blind and has three legs, and is one sweet dog. We had a great time on our small trip, thanks to their efforts.
We absolutely loved our stay. The room was incredibly clean and very comfortable and Sara and Evan were so kind and welcoming. We actually ended up staying in the room more than the town because it was so nice and relaxing. They even had shower and bathroom supplies in case you forgot yours. The house is conveniently located close to shopping and the aquarium, which was fabulous. Thanks so much for having us!
My boyfriend and I had an amazing time at Sarah and Evan's beautiful house in Pacific Grove. The room was even more spectacular in person & their recommendations were what really made our short stay there special. We felt welcomed and at home and are planning on returning in the near future :)!
The bungalow was comfortable and in a great quiet neighborhood. Our host Sarah was terrific. A great base from which to explore the area.
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About the Host, Sarah And Evan
Hi Fellow Airbnbers,
Evan and I moved from San Francisco to Pacific Grove thirteen years ago. Evan is an entrepreneur and I am a songwriter. When Josh and Iyla (our kids) moved out, we started Airbnb. We've been hosts for four years! We have used Airbnb throughout Europe and are happy to now be offering our own home and bungalow to wonderful people like you. Our interests are traveling, reading, hiking (Evin has hiked almost all of Big Sur) good food, interesting conversation, rock balancing, yoga, writing and music. We try to get to the beach daily where we walk our three legged blind dog Zeus. He is the coolest member of our family.