We love having explorers from all over the world to bring good energy into the art studio! If you are an experienced camper, you'll be so happy here. Please read every word of the description, especially if you are not a camper, we have a camper toilet, not a flush toilet. Someday, the world will not be able to sustain flushing drinking water into a sewer. The Art Studio has a light footprint on the earth! Runs on solar, has efficient heater, small water tank, induction plate, Southern windows.
Nestled in South/North Park, a gentrified neighborhood, the Art Studio Retreat is on a quarter acre canyon lot which is lovingly maintained with lots of places to read and rest. It was designed for "Green conscious" travelers and "glampers" people who camp .If you are not a camper, read on very carefully. Many guests have said that "the studio called to me". And it does! It was handmade with a lot of love and good vibes, to be a healing & creative space. It is cozy, romantic and serene.
The rustic cabin is self-contained with all the amenities you need to enjoy your stay : kitchenette,WIFI, induction heating burner w/pot and pan, cooking utensils, toaster oven, toaster, microwave, mini-frig, french press coffee maker, water heater, George Forman grill, clothesline, big art sink, electric heater, soaps & toiletries and hair dryer; twinkly lights inside and out, a porch, a patio and a pool! A queen size bed with comforters, a 4" foam topper, big blankets, fresh sheets and towels. Or take an outside shower with colored light-head generated by the water ! It is a one of a kind place. "It feels like I'm home," our guests tell us a lot. Remember, it has a camping toilet, not a flush toilet.
The water from the cabin drains right onto the plants! The electricity runs off our solar house panels. The cabin has a small but fast electric hot water heater; most basic composting toilet called "Loveable Loo" uses no water (see YouTube) and we compost it.
Mexican Chiminea fireplace for romantic nighttime fires, tree-house effect in the city; and all with a friendly yoga teacher, Jean, who specializes in working with cancer patients and does cancer advocacy work. Chris is a retired social worker, open-ocean swimmer, gardener, and photography buff. We enjoy our guests and are just friendly people. We seem to attract the best guests on the planet!!!
Our quaint city neighborhood is centrally located, about 2 miles to the Zoo and Balboa Park, and full of nightlife, local micro-breweries, wine tasting bars, colorful pubs, artist lofts, The Big Kitchen (split a meal), homemade ice cream, fresh scones by Rebecca, Ginseng Yoga Studio, 24 hr gas station, independent grocers, weekly Farmer's Market on Thursdays, and a walkable neighborhood with everything you need! Bus line #2 a short walk away and takes you downtown. All major freeways within 2 miles.
This one-of-a-kind place is for the adventurous, creative life-loving, soul seekers, artist type, nature-lover, and unique traveler!! Earth-lover, if that's you, you'll have a great vacation at the Art Studio Retreat and its garden!! We've had incredibly accomplished guests, artists and holistic practitioners, hikers, bicyclists, scientists and writers who have sent their friends & family. We appreciate their trust in us and are grateful for it. Europeans especially love our Art Studio Retreat! Campers think they've found Nirvana! We are listed under GLAMPERS (glamorous camping) on Airbnb. People who camp are very comfortable in small quarters and big nature. If you are not a camper, you might not enjoy what the Art Studio.
******We are a recommended destination and work hard to maintain our rating.*******
If you like hotel chains and standard motels, you might look elsewhere. We want you to have a fabulous experience with us and Airbnb!!!
Thanks for your interest!! Safe travels!! Blessings!! Jean and Chris, Faye the cat and Ranger and MeMe, the rescue dogs.
*****Please fill out your profile, we like to know about our guests, and help you have a super vacation - full profiles & pix, TY***********
Pool opens April, as weather allows
Patio by Art Studio
Sitting areas to read and rest
Grill on the side yard (feel free to use)
Night time fire (we supply some wood, you can purchase the rest locally)
Общение с гостями
We take the lead from our guests. When our side door is opened, please come in and say hello.
We are in and out all day long, so we are easy to get ahold of...we respect our guests and their needs.
Другие важные подробности
There's no need to miss your exercise plan while here on vacation. We have many gyms and yoga studios. We are about 5 - 15 minute drive from most points of interest: beach, zoo, Balboa Park, mom and pop restaurants, hiking, canyons, Old Town, Coronado, Scripps, La Jolla, Pt. Loma Lighthouse, The Missions, and right new Down Town San Diego. Plenty of street parking in this quiet neighborhood.
This is a retreat-like setting and peacefulness is valued. The use of grounds and pool for guests. their families,and close friends. The cabin is small, but young children have stayed with their families on a cot which we provide. This is a non-smoking rental - it's not good for you or Mother Earth :)
Jean is a grateful cancer survivor, activist, Certified Yoga Therapist, yoga teacher-trainer, former Resource Specialist, mom, mate, artistic, life-learner.
Chris is a retired medical social worker, an open ocean year-round swimmer and hiker, getting into photography and loves coffee ice cream.
Faye, the Devon Rex, is in the house for cat lovers! We also have two rescues, MeMe and Ranger, loveable teenagers at age 3, say "Hi Babies" and they will lick you!