We are a farm on the beach just North of Santa Barbara and Goleta, Ca. You will camp in a historic, glass greenhouse with incredible ocean views. Inside is a cob pizza oven that works awesome. (Bring your own firewood),,, a place to pitch tents and tiny artistic structures to explore. You will have a private bath and shower (Primitive, no electricity, but the hot shower has
We are a farm on the beach just North of Santa Barbara and Goleta, Ca. You will camp in a historic, glass greenhouse with incredible ocean views. Inside is a cob pizza oven that works awesome. (Bring your own firewood),,, a place to pitch tents and tiny artistic structures to explore. You will have a private bath and shower (Primitive, no electricity, but the hot shower has the best view in the world of any shower!) Bring your own toiletries and whatnot). Private beach access from our property. We have a barnyard with a multitude of farm animals. Limited electricity in greenhouse (A couple of extension chords). 15 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara. Kids under FIVE are free... *****LOOK***** BE ADVISED, on many weekends (Mostly Saturdays), the property has events with upwards of 100 people. These events are not in your space nor near you, but you will see people walking around and may hear music until 10:15 pm. If you are camping during the rain, be advised, it gets wet in the greenhouse. It's an antique after all!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Such a sick spot! The private point break was epic, had the water to ourselves and the waves were dope. The green house we stayed in was so cool, great in between of roughing it but also having shelter. Tried to make pizzas in the oven but failed. Not because of the oven, our own fault. Fred is the man.
This is a great, unique find. Fred and Ginger are taking care of the land, which was an Orchid misery at one time (among a lot of other really cool history). They are using permaculture to restore the land, they've got an awesome little barn yard with the usual suspects and an alpaca. They also can be your venue or a wedding or event. You can walk to the beach which is way private. Although they advertise a room I suggest just camping. The room while creative is a dirt floor and pretty funky. But go - you gotta see what they've got going on there!
I want to keep this place a secret, one of the most unique and stunning places i have ever stayed. The green house is beautiful with twinkling lights, succulent gardens, and the most incredible view of the ocean. The only thing i regret is we only stayed 2 nights.
The farm is easy to find, Jinger and Fred were very helpful and responsive. The farm is close to Goleta which makes it easy to get to the store. Santa Barbara is only a 15 min drive if you want to explore.
Will definitely be back!
This place is AWESOME. The greenhouse where we camped is super cute and a great way to camp "outdoors" while also having some of the conveniences of "indoors", wich a bathroom/shower etc. It is an easy walk to the ocean (can hear the waves while you sleep), and you can either stop by the private beach, walk along the cliff-side trails, or do yoga on one of the many yoga platforms overlooking the water (all of which we thoroughly enjoyed). Also, we made pizzas in the pizza oven, which was a first and definitely an adventure, but also a super cool experience the pizzas themselves turned out to be great! Overall an incredible experience, we definitely recommend it!
Unbelievable location, great access to the beach, and a complete feast for the eyes.
The property is vast and an absolute joy to explore. The perfect place to unplug and breath the fresh air. Booking process is fast and easy, the accommodation is perfect for small groups that enjoy nature and wide open spaces. A group of 3 of us stayed one night and it was unforgettable. 10 outta 10 would book again.
We only stayed one night and that's one thing I regret the most but we'll be back.. that's for sure!
Jinger made us feel welcomed from the get go and the spot had everything, all the basics you'd need hot shower with the best view of the pacific, wifi and electricity... This is such a unique find, a true Gem'!
We were 2 families with 4 kids, 2 first graders and 2toddlers; they loved it and had so much exploring the farm, the barnyard animals were awesome and fun to watch. Jinger was so kind and even gave us a home grown Papaya from her organic garden..It was delicious! Wild rabbits running free, eagles flying overhead, the frogs singing at night
Nice walk to the beach, kids love trains so the train was also a highlight for them, wooden decks for yoga or a wedding ceremony, chairs and even a shack with a picnic table to chill and check out the surf or sunset. What an epic place
We didn't score any surf and there wasn't that much sand on the beach for the kids to play but still an epic place!
This was a night out of a fairy tale! Everything in the green house makes you feel at complete ease and peace from all the flowers to the hidden inspirational signs. We decided to camp in our tent at the far left, and spent time in each of the little huts throughout our stay. I enjoyed the farm animals next to the green house and the epic Lion King esque views the most. Sitting in the chair swing, I looked left and saw horses graising on pasture through palm trees, like whoah! The llama, turkey, chickens and goats were my little buddies and added some extra smiles to our stay. The view is unparalleled and took both my fiancé and Is record of most beautiful camping area we've ever stayed at. The eggs available to us from the chickens also made the stay memorable. As a mini chef, the brick pizza oven and fire oven top made for incredible meals, especially freshly fried eggs in the morning.
Thanks so much Freg and Ginger for your hospitalility and letting us sleep on the bluff the second night, truly a magical experience. The train at 3am made for some funny mid dream memories! The most amazing views to look up to, we felt very blessed.
Sad to see the oil spill has affected the rocks below a bit on the beach but hopeful that farms like this continue to thrive and grow so we can take care of this earth! You would be silly not to make the time to check out this old orchid farm. Your stay supports their farm, nothing cooler!
This was my first stay using Hipcamp and it was pretty wonderful. We didn't meet the hosts but they were so responsive via messaging. The greenhouse is lovely with lots of fun plants and structures to explore. It was the first time I've ever used a brick oven and that was both challenging and fun. Tip- if you plan to use the oven, bring firewood pre-chopped into smaller pieces (if you are familiar with using axes, there were two available on site) and start early (at least an hour before if using the smaller pieces of wood and give it 2+ hours if you are using the big pieces of wood). The pieces you typically get in a cord of wood at the store are too large and it will take a LONG time to get the fire to the embers stage where you can finally cook. Also, remember to bring flour/semolina/cornmeal if you plan on making pizzas. We forgot and didn't want to drive back out to get some. We did have foil and oil and ended up making calzones instead. There is also another section of the oven with two burners where you can build a smaller fire and use it as a stove top. The beach access was picturesque but unfortunately, we went later in the afternoon when the tide came in so it was all rocks. There were also a few folks out fishing and they used the picnic table area... so we simply enjoyed the view from the top on a bench. We stayed during one of the weekends when there was an event. It was a wedding and I would say the only tricky thing was that the ceremony was held near the beach so we couldn't go on that trail until it was over. When guests were arriving for the wedding, we definitely bumped into a lot of them as they were walking around the property and checking out the barnyard animals just like we were. No big deal as everyone was polite and pleasant to each other but it was surprising at first. Once the reception began, it was surprisingly quiet. We thought we'd be dancing to the music in the greenhouse but we barely heard anything. The bathroom/shower system was clean and simple-- so much better than what you'd typically get camping. The separate outdoor structure had a sink and flushing toilet on one side and a hot water shower with a view on the other side. If you wake up really early in the morning like I did, you'll feel the coastal mist in the air and see so many bunnies hopping around. It's also the perfect time to befriend all the animals at the barnyard (the alpaca is the sweetest!) because they are really up and starting their day. This is a really long review for just a one-night stay but I definitely could have used some of these pointers! We were wishing we could stay longer so we could enjoy the beach some more and attempt to master the pizza oven. Overall, it was a fun experience and I highly recommend-- especially for those who want a gentle transition from hoteling to camping. Thank you Fred and Jinger!
Fred and Jinger have a really amazing place. We had originally only planned to stay Friday night but after spending about 45 minutes knew we needed to extend our stay.
The greenhouse is beautiful and looks out on the ocean. We pitched our tent in the main area of the greenhouse but there are also little huts within the greenhouse that you could just unroll your sleeping pad and bag. Each hut has a little bit of it's own character - one is a 'wine bar', one is a meditation room, etc. The shower was super warm and looked out on the ocean.
We made dinner using the pizza oven and watched the sunset down on the private beach where there is also a picnic table and covered shelter. It rained most of Saturday so it was really nice having a bit of extra coverage. The roof of the greenhouse is missing a few windows so the rain came through but it was much more protected than being outside.
This is such a unique place and great for groups!