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: "

Here is my property:

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Ventura Apartment
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / Sleeps 3
Apartment / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 3

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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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Great Quiet Secluded Retreat

“ Excellent ”
November 6, 2014
Bonnie and Bill are terrific hosts, warm with the just the right amount of interaction. The apartment is quaint, perfect for two, and reflects the owners diverse interests and art talents. The furniture was comfortable for reading or watching TV, with good lighting. The proximity to the beach was great, we enjoyed sitting on the fairly private and secluded beach watching sunset, birds and the occasional dog frolicking in the breakers. The gardens were a calm retreat for morning coffee and making plans for the day, while being totally entertained by the hummingbirds. Santa Barbara, Ventura, Carpenteria, and Ojai all relatively close with great shopping, dining and drinking, as well as miles of beaches to enjoy and piers to stroll on. Overall a great place to get centered and rejuvenated. I will definitely be a return guest
Linda, Santa Ana, 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