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:

La Conchita California Vacation Rentals - Apartment
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La Conchita Apartment
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 3 1 3 Min stay varies
Apartment / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 3
(3) Excellent 3 Reviews
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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Quiet is hard to find in California.

“ Excellent ”
August 18, 2015
This is the place if you are seeking a quiet solitude to the hustle and toll that everyday life takes on you. I am from Utah and have been vacationing in California all my life and never have I been to a more relaxing place of solitude right in the middle of all the craziness. You have your own private beach, even though it is public, not very many people go to it. It is close to every good beach in Ventura County......... If you want to get some more action, Carpenteria , Santa Barbara and Ventura are very close. On the top of my list for Peace and Solitude.
Johnny Giles, Utah

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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