Hi, I'm Bonnie!

After years of hard work, my husband Bill &'I were lucky enough to land in paradise! I am a retired Art History Professor and University Museum Director who has held positions at three great institutions over a thirty five year career. They were: Miami University, The College of William & Mary, and University of California, Santa Barbara. I am also a cancer survivor who has learned how to appreciate life. I now do art consulting, but my real love is making art and jewelry along with my husband Bill who is a sculptor. The historical research & writing bug never left me, however, which is why I threw myself into documenting the history of my community once I realized that nobody knew about it. I co-authored a history of the area entitled: Greater Carpinteria, Summerland, and, La Conchita. The book is available through Amazon and Arcadia Publications. I attended Buffalo State University College, Bowling Green University and The Ohio State University. You can learn more about me by visiting my websites: "

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Front view of Casa Makai beach house in La Conchita
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Ventura Apartment
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / Sleeps 3
Apartment / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 3

(2)“ Excellent ”2 Reviews



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Per night:$100 - $115
Per week:$650 - $800
Pets allowed:No

Casa Makai is a dramatic beach house property with a private guest apartment & an ocean view. It is located in the charming beach enclave of La Conchita on Rincon Bay. This little beach village has its own special micro- climate and promotes the growth of lush tropical foliage everywhere....

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Very comfortable place in a handy location

“ Excellent ”
June 12, 2015
We stayed for 3 nights as a base to explore the missions in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Ines, SLO and Lompoc. Very close to Ojai as well. Queen bed was super comfortable. The meditation garden on the side is a nice bonus. Bonnie and Bill are super hosts. Walking distance to the beach is also great. Very close to a bike trail that runs along the 101 to Santa Barbara. Bonnie is very familiar with La Conchita history. Ask her about it or read the book about area history that she was a contributing author to.
Janet Lancaster, San Diego CA

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Bonnie Kelm
Bonnie Kelm
From Carpinteria, California
Member since March, 2014
East Meadow H. S., Buffalo State U.Coll, Bowling Green State U., The Ohio State U., NYU
BK Fine Art, Museum, & Private Collection Consulting, Bella Kaye Designs