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 stayed in Sarah & Evan's bungalow for a weekend getaway trip and it was absolutely lovely. Sarah did a great job communicating with us to make sure we were taken care of. The bungalow is located around the back of their home, and it is very clean and they thought of all the perfect touches. It was a great location to go out and explore Big Sur, Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and more. We had a fantastic time and are already thinking of coming back soon!
Highly recommended! The place is very cozy with sea view, and Sarah and Evan are extremely helpful, providing travel tips and even checking the weather for us. I would highly recommend this to everyone.
Sarah and Evan's place was great! We only got to meet Sarah because Evan was sick, but Sarah was very welcoming. She gave us great suggestions for what to do around the area. The place was very clean, and it was the perfect size for a couple. I would definitely stay here again if I came back to Monterey!
Oh my goodness! Can't say enough about our experience! The bathroom is envy inducing! Even their dog and the neighbors are welcoming! Such a gracious host family! The area is stunning. We had an amazing, affordable, authentic dinner at a place called Sea Harvest that Sarah recommended. We only stayed one night, but there is plenty to do in the area. We would love to go back and would definitely stay with Sarah and her family again.
Fantastic place! Amazing view and a super hospitable host! will definitely come back here again!
My friend and I loved staying in the bungalow at Sarah and Evan's home. My dog loved staying there too! The house has an incredibly beautiful garden, a view of the ocean and the bungalow itself is cozy and beautiful. We especially enjoyed listening to the record collection after spending a day hiking in Big Sur. Sarah and Evan are excellent hosts: kind, welcoming, full of suggestions for day trips! I hope I can stay there again soon!
Pictures very accurate. Warm, receptive, responsive hosts. Luxurious bed and so much attention to details of the bungalow. Thank you Sarah, Evan, Zeus and family. Go Bears!
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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.