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! ($90 value) 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 an 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 up to three more guests in the main house. There will be an additional cleaning fee for the houseguests.
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 16 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?
One night reservations are accepted according to what works best for our calendar. PLEASE do NOT put in a request without inquiring about the date beforehand. We rarely accept one night reservations on weekends or accept one night reservations more than a few weeks in advance. The exception is if there is an empty day between bookings, then we will accept the one day reservation on weekends or farther in advance. Note 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 6 people (real beds vs. futons, sofas or blow up beds) depending on availability of room in our Peaceful Artist's listing (main house). Please contact us for pricing and availability before booking larger groups.
Main House Listing (for parties up to 6 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.
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!
Legal and licensed rental:
City of Pacific Grove Transient Use License #0117
The kitchen in the main house may be available for longer stays, but this needs to be discussed before arrival.
Interaction with guests
We are pretty good at the Airbnb dance. Each guest wants a certain level of interaction and we do our best to give you all the needed information and give you privacy at the same time. You will receive more suggestions than you know what to do with your reservation acceptance but we are happy to make any other suggestions as needed. If you are into hiking, Evan knows Big Sur like the back of his hand!
This is a safe, serene neighborhood with lots of nice people. Our neighbors support our making our living via Airbnb due to our considerate guests. Thank you...
There is some public transportation, but it is best to have your own car. There is a specific parking spot for your vehicle in front of our home. We ask you read the instructions before arriving so you are clear as to where to park.
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 suggest a nice hotel!
If you have kleptomaniac tendencies, stay away from our vinyl collection.
There is a possibility (especially summer or weekends) that our main house may be rented by other Airbnb guests. Everyone shares the gardens. Quiet hours in the gardens are from 9pm to 10am. This is a quiet neighborhood and noise carries. Our home is a sanctuary, not a party house.
Read the information that is sent with your booking. Lots of great suggestions (hikes, favorite things to do, restaurants, etc…) and also where to park (very important) how to get hot water in the shower etc… PLEASE read!
Bottom line, it's all basic stuff. Come relax, be kind and enjoy yourself… as you can tell by the reviews, CA DREAM is pretty magical. Prepare yourself for something special!
Thank you…. 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.