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Artist Oceanside home with Whale Sculpture

Entire Home/Apt - Westport, CA United States

Avg Rating:
5.0 out of 5

Last reviewed: April 1st 2013 by MichaelRead more reviews

Rate Details

$199.00000000 per night

$179.00000000 per night

$169.00000000 per night

$300: Refundable security deposit required

$75: Non-refundable cleaning fee required

House Policies, Rules and Considerations

General Information

Accommodation Type: Entire Home/Apt

Property Type(s): Vacation Home

Bedrooms: 2

Bathooms: 1

Max Occupancy: 4

Mininum Stay: 2 nights

Owner Speaks: English

Please note:

» No smoking
» Pets are allowed

Rate Details (per night)

No extra charge for additional guests

Cancellation Policy: Intermediate

$300: Refundable security deposit required

$75: Non-refundable cleaning fee required

About This Property

A roadside attraction without the distraction. A car goes by, a bicyclist or walker passes, swallows dip and dart. This circa 1890s former blacksmith shop is twenty feet to the peaceful Pacific Coast Highway, and a quick walk to a secluded beach.

Westport boomed in 1878 and was the largest town north of San Francisco, but truth be told, not much happens here any more.

Open and airy and cozy and happy, packed with strange and varied art work. Enjoy cooking and napping, reading or staring, and the endless changing Pacific off the deck. Writers, escapists, and creative types will appreciate the solitude of the detached artist studio.

One bedroom is cozy and dark, the other bright, with a view to the ocean and a loaded bookshelf. The kitchen has a 5-burner gas stovetop, large convection oven, and coffee maker. The living area has a long table for a gourmet spread or a project. Bath with shower, washer and dryer, and the Lost Coast's largest collection of those plaster fish. Watch a DVD or listen to music. Play a game. Be inspired. Or just sit on the porch.

Outside you will find a 100 square foot artist studio with another large deck. There is a writing desk inside, chaise lounge and a stereo system for ipod/computer hookup with two indoor speakers. Great space to do some morning yoga or painting.

The sandy beach is just short walk and down the bluffs to stairs. Buy local! The Westport General store sells beer and staples and makes great organic sandwiches and pizzas to order. The Westport Hotel and Old Abalone Pub serves dinners on the weekends.

Off high-way parking for two cars. Note that the side yard is a sculpture construction site for The Westport Whale, a future roadside attraction.

This place has all the basic amenties without the frills. There is a satellite internet connection for basic emails but the speed is can very slow for streaming/uploading information, especially on foggy days. The house is definitely a work in progress. It is my Dream and my favorite place to be in the whole world. I hope you will enjoy it too.

Destination and Lifestyle

  • Waterfront

Unique Amenities and Features

  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Firepit
  • iPod Ready
  • Outdoor Space
  • Deck/Patio
  • Furnished
  • Gardens
  • Spa/Hot Tub
  • Private Parking

Room Details

Master Bedroom

  • Queen Size Bed
  • Nightstand
  • View
  • Sleeps 2


  • California King
  • Sleeps 2


  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pots and Pans
  • Flatware
  • Dinnerware
  • Toaster
  • Convection Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cutting Boards
  • Cook Top

Crasher Reviews

MichaelCrashing pads since February 2013
5.0 out of 5
  April 1, 2013
Just returned from an outstanding week-long stay here with my family. If you're looking for a place to stay with some character, look no further, this is the spot. It's filled (and I mean filled) with art and books, has a great ocean view and easy access to two secluded beaches. The house is clean, fully furnished and very, very fun. If you can't have a good time here, check your pulse, you might be dead. The only thing I would tell someone not familiar with the Northern California coast is that the little town of Westport is rather remote and sleepy. We didn't see a soul the entire time we were there, but that suited us just fine. If you want shopping and restaurants go somewhere else entirely. If you want to explore the coast, go beachcombing, make art, cook meals, relax and party you could not ask for a better place.

LoriCrashing pads since August 2012
5.0 out of 5
  September 25, 2012
The whale house was the perfect spot for our Northern California adventure -- a breathtaking drive up the twisty coast from San Fancisco and a doable day trip to Avenue of the Giants. The house was immaculately clean and had all we needed for a cozy stay -- helpful guidebooks, a good place to cook and a do-it-yourself art project for a zany personal touch. One warning if you have kids: the posted pictures don't accurately show how much stuff is in the house. We had to remove a lot of low-hanging art to keep our 1-year-old from impaling himself on a rusty tack heart (you'll see what I mean when you get there). Come with a sense of adventure and a sense of humor -- for odd and sundry anatomical folk art-- and you'll love the place. Good luck with the whale sculpture, Kyle! We can't wait for our Jack to come back and see his tile.




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