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 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!
Sarah (along with her dog Zeus) met us with a friendly smile and was very accommodating with our late check in. Communication was tip top.
The accommodation was quite beautiful, with a super comfortable bed.
There is a great view of the ocean just past the gorgeous succulent garden right outside the room.
It was great waking up to that view as well as listening to a Bob Marley vinyl on the record player.
The passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium was great plus.
It was a short quick stay, but we will be back!
We had a marvelous marvelous time staying in the cottage for 5 days. Ocean breeze and ocean view from your bed.....the entire place was peaceful and full of interesting art and furniture and music. Evan and Sarah were lovely hosts with great energy.
Sara and Evan were very welcoming - and the place was exactly as described. A lovely zen get away in Pacific Grove - with a view of the ocean and a modern cozy apartment that looked out on the garden.
Sara and Zeus (their dog) were gracious hosts and provided lots of information about things to do - from dog friendly beaches at Asilomar to vegetarian restaurants and coffee houses. I enjoyed sitting out in the succulent garden and watching the sun rise, and walks at the beach...and the free ticket to the aquarium was a lovely surprise (great tentacles exhibit!). I loved the shower - how clever a design!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodations were as presented on Air BnB. A lovely private bungalow with a super comfortable bed and big bathroom (loved the skylight in the shower!). The whole place was immaculate and well appointed. The view of Monterey Bay from the bed is great to wake up to and to watch with a glass of good wine in hand in the evening!
Sarah and Evan are great hosts. Besides being generous with their whole home, they provided lots of good information on the whole Central Coast.
As owners of two dogs, we were suckers for their sweet pup Zeus--nothing better than being greeted with ferocious barking that was all just a pretense for serious affection.
Will try to stay here next time we are in the area!
Sarah and Evan's place was a great escape for us! Very peaceful and serene, where you immediately feel comfortable in their beautiful garden. It checked all the boxes on cleanliness, coziness and location. We loved our stay and would highly recommend our hosts.
Although brief, our stay at CA Dreaming was extremely relaxing. The room was exactly as described - loved the comfortable bed and open air shower! The neighborhood was very peaceful, and I wished we had had better weather to better enjoy the outdoor patio and view. Sarah and Evan were welcoming and gave us some great restaurant and sightseeing suggestions.
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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.