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My house is an old blacksmith shop from 1886View off the back porch
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Artist's Oceanside House With Whale

Artist's Oceanside House With Whale

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath

The space

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 4 burner gas range/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. Soak in the hot tub or just sit on the porch in comfortable adarondack chairs.

Outside you will find a 100 square foot artist studio with another large deck. There is a writing desk inside and a stereo system for ipod/computer hookup with two indoor speakers. Great space to do some morning yoga or painting. There is also a very comfortable oversized chair that converts to a twin size sleeper bed. Extra sheets/blankets are next to the sofa sleeper. You will also find a charcoal grill outside.

There sandy beaches just a block away and down the bluffs to stairs. All the nearby beaches are dog friendly too and pets are welcome in my home.

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 amenities without the frills. The exterior of the house is almost completely renovated fully restoring it to it's historic state. It is my Dream and my favorite place to be in the whole world. I hope you will enjoy it too.

Amenities

Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Spa
Dryer
Washer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

308 Reviews

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Kai User Profile
Kai
September 2017
Very unique, and very hard tp miss, right on the highway, look for the big whale, really lovely place back onto the beach, house is full of quirky and wonderful things, has an outdoor spa, house is fully equipped, ocean side room was wonderful, although thr other room may be abit…
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Ashmi
May 2018
Mama-Mia! If you’re lucky enough to stay at Kyle’s lovely abode, you’re remember it forever- no exaggeration! The home is whimsical, unique, filled with whales and laughs. The setting is serene - we celebrated a birthday together and spent it watching the ocean from the back porc…
Tonya User Profile
Tonya
May 2018
Great home with a perfect view, Kyles home is well stocked and was centrally located for everything we wanted to do. We enjoyed 2 different beach areas and found a few treasures on the beach (glass). We loved it. Thankyou Kyle for sharing your home with us.
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Karen
April 2018
Treat yourself to a getaway spot that is the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other, with Kyle's place tucked in the middle. It's relaxing and magical, filled with everything you need to escape and rejuvenate your soul...complete with a host that pays careful attention …
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Samantha
April 2018
Kyle’s place was absolutely magical. Everywhere you look inside his home you are made to smile and feel as peace and ease. The view was beyond incredible. Location couldn’t be better for the start of a Lost Coast adventure or as getaway to experience the undeveloped California th…
Ashley User Profile
Ashley
April 2018
Such a fun, beautiful place to stay. The views of the ocean were outstanding. The garden was gorgeous. I spent a lot of time in the art studio, enjoying some solo time. It was a lovely addition to the space. The hot tub was a perfect size to bring our daughter in with us. We cook…
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Wendy
April 2018
Kyle's place is simply amazing. This was our second stay and it won't be our last. Staying at Kyle's feels like staying with a friend you haven't met yet. The views are fabulous and there are two beaches a short walk away. My dog is very comfortable there and loves to lay in fron…

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California, United StatesJoined in August 2011
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