About this listing
Guest apartment with private bath and front dinette/sitting room, private entrance, meditation garden, pond, terrific ocean views and much more in the charming beach town of La Conchita on the CA coast located between Santa Barbara & Ventura 3 mi.S of Carpinteria. The beach entrance is an easy walk down the block.
7098 Sunland Ave, La Conchita, CA
1st floor Guest apartment with full private bath and front dinette sitting room/with large flat screen TV, microwave and small fridge. Private meditation garden and pond. The bedroom has a small flat screen TV & queen size bed. The front sitting room has one couch day bed & one fold out futon to accommodate 2 more people if necessary at extra charge. Adults only, no pets please. Second floor lanai with a terrific ocean view in this Spanish adobe two story home in the charming little beach town of La Conchita on the California Coast on Rincon Bay. Full breakfast available upstairs in owners apt. on the first morning of the stay (for guests staying three or more nights).
Guests have full access to the private meditation garden. They can use the Webber bar-b-que grill on the second floor veranda with permission from the owners. The can also have access to a washer and dryer as needed.
Interaction with guests
The hosts have lived in the area for 12 years, are very active in the cultural community and are excellent guides to the best restaurants attractions and out of the way places that tourists often miss. They will provide as much or as little as individual guests like and /or need and are very sensitive to different tastes among their guests.
La Conchita is a get away from it all destination. There are no commercial businesses here. Groceries, restaurants & other facilities can be found 3 miles north of LC in Carpinteria . Our beautiful beach is reached easily by walking to the bottom of our block. There is a large breezy passageway under the highway that leads directly to the beach. La Conchita is right near the famous Rincon surfing beach and the harbor seal viewing area of the Carpinteria bluffs, the home is located 15 miles south of Santa Barbara and 15 miles North of Ventura CA. Just 40 minutes north of Malibu and about an hour and half to LA. There is so much to see and do in Carpinteria ( 3 miles away), Santa Barbara and Ventura you will not even want to think about LA and the traffic! La Conchita boasts a lush unique micro climate like Hawaii. It is a botanical wonderland and over the Santa Ynez Mountains is Lake Casitas and the beautiful town of Ojai, not to be missed! This will be a California dream vacation to be remembered and you will be back. Highway 101 is undergoing some major construction at this time, so guests may anticipate a few detours along the way.
A car is absolutely necessary in this part of CA. Navigation is pretty easy. Everything is oriented on highway 101 or PCH the old Pacific Coast Highway where the highway still runs pretty close to the ocean. In Santa Barbara & our little beach town of Carpinteria just 3 miles North over the Santa Barbara County line there are trolleys that will take you around town. Parking is a joy in Ventura, Santa Barbara , Carpinteria & Ojai. Public Parking is either free for a certain amount of time downtown and then at a nominal cost per hour or totally free in Ventura, Ojai & Carp. That's why the downtown areas are lively after dark and thriving!
Other things to note
Your host is the historian of this area and along with two other educators has published a book about the unique history of the three beach towns along this stretch of the coast. There are indeed many very interesting stories she has to tell for those who are interested.
Maximum of three adults only can stay in the apartment ( no small children please,insurance & liability issues with the pond & for for art work). No pets please. The house is owned by two working artists. Artwork is everywhere in the house meditation garden and apartment. Guest are expected to be respectful of the works of art. Handling works of art at the guest's own risk and they are responsible for any damage to the pieces. This listing only rents to fully verified Airbnb guest. Photo I D, (website hidden), (website hidden) or other social or professional network or employment history necessary for rental. Require one previous Airbnb review or a nice explanation of the reason for your stay.
My husband Bill & I, after years of hard work, were lucky enough to land in paradise! I am a retired University Art History Professor and University Museum Director who has held positions at three great institutions over a thirty year career. They were: Miami University, The College of William & Mary, and University of California, Santa Barbara. I am also a cancer survivor who has learned how to appreciate life. I now do art consulting, but my real love is making art and jewelry along with my husband Bill who is a sculptor. The historical research & writing bug never left me, however, which is why I threw myself into documenting the history of my community once I realized that nobody knew about it. I co-authored a history of the area entitled: Greater Carpinteria, Summerland, and, La Conchita. The book is available through Amazon and Arcadia Publications. I attended Buffalo State University College, Bowling Green University and earned my Ph.D. at The Ohio State University. You can learn more about me by visiting my websites:
Bill is a practicing sculptor of 50 odd years working in all the major media but concentrating mostly on wooden constructs using repurposed materials and the endless supply of driftwood from the LaConchita beach. Examples of his art are part of the art collection on display in and around Casa Makai including the guest apartment, a stone pond, garden shed, and signature wreath on the street facade . His work featuring many functional pieces like tables, chairs lamps and bowls are created in the garage/studio. He attended Bishop Noll HS, Hammond, Ind; Loras College, Dubuque, IA; The Art Institute Chicago ; Mexico City College; Ohio State University. In addition he has an active business carving Ice Sculpture for the SoCal catering and party market and owns the patent for a massage tool. His creativity extends to exploits in the kitchen to the delight of our guests.
Our home, known as Casa Makai, is one large art gallery. We have a complete guest apartment with a full bath, kitchenette and library/livingroom that we make available to family and friends. Bill & I also love to travel and have been all over the U.S, parts of Central America, Western Europe and Asia. Our mantra for living life to the fullest? Joseph Campbell said it best: "Follow your Bliss."