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Colourful Californian Style Artist’s House

SuperhostSwansea, United Kingdom
Private room in bungalow hosted by Caroline
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bathroom
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You’ll have a bedroom, ensuite shower room and your own private separate kitchenette in our colourful Californian style bungalow. Both rooms lead off the front door which we don’t use so you don’t have to enter the main part of the house unless you wish to. We are in a convenient & quiet location for visiting Mumbles, Gower and Swansea; it’s 5 min walk from beach & coast path, 10 min from shops, cafes & bars of Mumbles & 10 min drive to the Uni. Free Parking next to house.

The space
You’ll be staying in a cosy bedroom with a very comfortable double bed and a private ensuite shower room concealed behind a mirrored door. The chairs and headboard are upholstered in Caroline’s own textile designs and one wall of the room is taken up by fitted wardrobes which you can use to store your luggage and clothes in during your stay. We have recently installed a separate private kitchenette with a sink, fridge, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery opposite the bedroom. It’s fully functional but it’s a work in progress as I take the time in between hosting to hand decorate the walls!
Both the bedroom and kitchenette are at the front of the house next to the front door. We don’t use the front door and to give you more privacy we keep the inner door to the main house closed. As some guests have commented its like having your own private suite! You’ll have your own set of keys and you don’t need to enter the main house unless you wish to sit in the garden.
Our property was built by an architect as his own home in the 1960's. He’d spent some time in California and the design and layout is inspired by a Californian bungalow, the type you see in a David Hockney painting! It is built around an outdoor swimming pool which takes up most of the garden and the south facing verandah gets so hot in the summer sun that we grow our own grapes. You’re welcome to sit in the garden.
Please note that the pool is not fenced off so the property is not suitable for very young children.
The house has been featured in many publications - as a progressive project during and shortly after it's construction and more recently for it's beautiful setting and unusual and colourful interior. It was also in an article entitled 'Airbnb in Wales: 17 of the most beautiful, quirky and interesting places you can stay'
Our hosting experience was published in the Airbnb UK Insight report 2018.
We also have another ensuite bedroom in our house on Airbnb which is occasionally available. It’s called ‘Artists studio with en-suite nr beach and village’
This is the link
https://www.airbnb.com/h/californiainwales

Guest access
You're welcome to use the back garden and if you wish to use the pool you’ll need to let us know in advance so we can make sure it’s clean. (It’s never very warm!) All other areas of the house are private, except to access the back garden.

Other things to note
Breakfast isn't included but you have the facilities to prepare your own breakfast in the kitchenette opposite your bedroom. There’s a table and two chairs in the bedroom.
There are plenty of great cafes in walking distance - I recommend breakfast at The Surfside which is in a fantastic location right on the beach at Langland or there are plenty of excellent cafes in Mumbles serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We are at the top of a hill (wales is quite hilly!) and there are 5 steps up to the front door which may be a problem if you have mobility issues, however once inside the house is on one level.
You can park your car on the road directly outside the house.
Even though the check in is listed as 4 - 10pm we can often be flexible - just ask!
We are trying to reduce our use of plastics so you will find soap bars in the shower and sink. There will also be a solid shampoo bar once the current bottle is empty!
Our price is for 1 or 2 adults and we don’t charge a deposit or extra for cleaning.
You’ll have a bedroom, ensuite shower room and your own private separate kitchenette in our colourful Californian style bungalow. Both rooms lead off the front door which we don’t use so you don’t have to enter the main part of the house unless you wish to. We are in a convenient & quiet location for visiting Mumbles, Gower and Swansea; it’s 5 min walk from beach & coast path, 10 min from shops, cafes & bars of Mumbl…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Pool
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Heating
Free on-street parking
Iron
Smoke alarm
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Swansea, United Kingdom

If you want a few days to relax, walk, eat, drink and leave your car, the beaches, coastal path, castle and village of Mumbles are all close by.
We are in a convenient location on a very quiet road road with easy access to the amenities of the area. Turn left out of the front door and it takes 5-10 minutes to walk to Rotherslade Beach which is sandy and pebbly with a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and coffee all day. 5 minutes walk round the corner to the right is Langland Bay which is a larger sandy beach, popular with surfers and paddle boarders. It is renowned for it's beach huts, palm trees and Surfside cafe on the beach. There is also a good restaurant, Langland Brasserie, at the far end which has an outside deck and is great to sit outside on a warm summers evening. If you continue on the coastal path, it'll take you about 40 mins to walk from Langland to Caswell beach where there is another cafe on the beach. If you're lucky you may see some seals on the way!
Turn right out of the front door and within 10 minutes you'll be in Mumbles with a good selection of shops, cafes, bars, Oystermouth Castle, and Joes Ice Cream.
The closest access to the coastal path is at Rotherslade Beach from where you can walk around the Gower Peninsula, taking in Caswell, Oxwich, Rhossili and Llangennith. If you have less time you can walk the cliff path in the opposite direction and head towards Mumbles, taking in the Lighthouse, pier and lifeboat house on the way.
There is a list of restaurants, cafes and bars in your room along with plenty of maps and information on the area and suggestions of where to visit.
If you fancy surfing we can recommend the Progress Surf School in LLangennith which provides all the equipment and lessons for groups and individuals.
If you are staying to visit Swansea University or Singleton Hospital the walk along the prom will take about 40 mins or 10 mins in the car.
If you want a few days to relax, walk, eat, drink and leave your car, the beaches, coastal path, castle and village of Mumbles are all close by.
We are in a convenient location on a very quiet road road w…

Hosted by Caroline

Joined in March 2014
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I am an artist / designer and I love beautiful spaces and landscapes. I work from my studio in the garden of my house near the beach on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. I live with my partner Brian and our 17 year old daughter. We also have 3 older children who are in University. We live in a beautiful part of the world but also enjoy visiting other interesting places.
I am an artist / designer and I love beautiful spaces and landscapes. I work from my studio in the garden of my house near the beach on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. I live with m…
During your stay
We have lived in the area for many years and are happy to give you as much information as you need to make your stay in the area enjoyable. We will also respect your privacy if you wish to be left alone.
There’s a printed sheet in your room with suggested itineraries and a list of bars, cafes and restaurants. There are also maps of the coastal path and Gower beaches.
Please ask if you’d like any other information on the area.
We have lived in the area for many years and are happy to give you as much information as you need to make your stay in the area enjoyable. We will also respect your privacy if you…
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House rules
Check-in: 16:00 - 00:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm