This California-cool Lodge Is Hiding in an Beneath-the-radar Surf City
When Stephen Poovey and his spouse, Brett, have been out for a date night time in Oceanside, California, they stumbled upon a forgotten Forties motel proper on the Pacific Coast Freeway. As a substitute of seeing it for what it was, they noticed the chances and remodeled it into a contemporary boutique lodge, The Inexperienced Room Lodge, melding collectively its historic bungalow structure with a contemporary but laidback surf vibe the realm has immediately.
"We've biked, walked, and pushed by the unique constructing lots of of instances on our solution to the seaside, a exercise, espresso, dinner, or buying," Mr. Poovey tells Journey + Leisure of the property that opened in July 2021 and is positioned only a 10-minute stroll from the seaside. "We jumped on the likelihood to share and protect the sensation of South Oceanside whereas highlighting the funk and originality that makes it so particular."
Inside decor at The Inexperienced Room Lodge Credit score: Oliver Paterson/Courtesy of The Inexperienced Room Lodge
They're curating the old-meets-new Oceanside vibe by preserving lots of the constructing's unique design components, together with adobe-style bricks, uncovered wooden beams, massive home windows, and shiplap accents. "All of it simply resonated one way or the other," he provides. "We didn't transfer a wall, however spent a variety of time on the design and the outside areas."
A hearth pit exterior of The Inexperienced Room Lodge Credit score: Oliver Paterson/Courtesy of The Inexperienced Room Lodge
The lodge has a cedar-style sizzling tub and hearth pit, together with picnic tables for company to sit down round and socialize, whether or not they're fueling up on complimentary morning espresso (together with doughnuts and pastries from native retailers on the weekends) or are simply seeking to calm down within the solar.
The inside house doubles down on the California-cool aesthetic with items from native artists, curated by designers Jessica Tingle and Leigh Jendrusina. These eclectic components embrace midcentury trendy furnishings, Moroccan rugs, and playful tiling unfold out by means of the six studios, 5 one-bedrooms suites, and one two-bedroom suite.
Inside of a bed room at The Inexperienced Room Lodge Credit score: Charlotte Lea/Courtesy of The Inexperienced Room Lodge A bed room at The Inexperienced Room Lodge Credit score: Charlotte Lea/Courtesy of The Inexperienced Room Lodge
The opposite main draw is its location within the burgeoning neighborhood, inside a mile of the Michelin-starred French restaurant Jeune et Jolie and simply down the street from the favored southeastern Asian hotspot Dija Mara. Located between Carlsbad and Oceanside correct, it's additionally a few 10-minute drive to Legoland California and a 40-minute drive to each San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Previous City San Diego.
"There are such a lot of makers and creators providing distinctive experiences proper exterior your door at The Inexperienced Room," Poovey provides. "We hope company will immerse themselves in the area people."
And despite the fact that the property channels a few of the components of his favourite locations to go to — from Montauk, New York to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico — what he loves greatest is its "quintessential Southern California vibe" which he hopes will assist "company collect to attach and share their tales from adventures in the course of the day beneath the backdrop of the palm tree lined Pacific Coast Freeway."