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Affordable Lodging at Jalama Beach?


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The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan to provide Jalama Beach with affordable overnight lodging, including yurts — popular at Lake Cachuma — and cabins. The project was suggested in the wake of the demolition of the old, affordable Miramar Hotel and the in-limbo construction of the new, high-end Miramar Beach Resort; the county required its developer Rick Caruso to pay $1.395 million to create new low-cost beach accommodations. Caruso paid that fee last April, and the county has until April 2022 to use it. The yurts can sleep six people and will cost $150-$200 a night.

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Since when is $150-200 a night affordable camping?

Why not expand the campground? Just what this town needs another boutique camping experience......pretty soon only the rich will be able to go to the beach.

billd (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 7:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Looks like the question mark in the headline means the Indy is doubting whether that fee is really "affordable"?

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 9:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is affordable if you are with 6 adults all splitting the cost, but not so much for a family.

Num1UofAn (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 9:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What they need to do is bring back the old $35/year AAA discount annual parking pass at Jalama.

They raised the day pass to $10/day and the annual parking pass is $75/year.

The State Park Annual Day Use Pass is $190, so if you want to surf at Jalama and any state parks on a regular basis, that's $265/year to shell out just for parking!! It's getting f**cking ridiculous, especially because most surfers are perfectly happy with parking in a dirt lot for free. We didn't ask for this, this is for the tourists, yet now you practically have to be rich to afford to go surfing! My car gets good gas mileage and I figured it would cost about $16 in gas to get there and back, plus the $10 day use pass is $26 just to go park somewhere and jump in the ocean.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 10:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

No way is that "affordable" ---- shameful. They should slightly increase the size of the campground, using the space that would be given over to those who can spend $150-200/night for tents and vans and maybe small RVs.

Unanimous? That's really shocking.

at_large (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 11:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Something is missing from this article. Jalama Beach already has seven cabins that it rents out at these rates (which, by the way, are hardly "affordable"). In any case, how in the world is this connected to the Miramar Hotel, more than 65 miles away?

Nockamixon (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 11:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

loonpt said it all. Also, lets make Goleta Beach smaller. Lets remove all parking at UCSB unless you buy a pass. Lets make it impossible to park in IV. Lets make parking a nightmare at Coal Oil point or better yet shut down 9/10s of the beach for the effen snowy waste of money plover. Lets put guards with machete's at points just north. Lets limit Bacara parking to 50 cars so along with El Cap and Refugio, you can for get those during the onseason. Ranch closed for ever, unless you do the 300 day class on how to use the hoist. Jalama see above, and finally Surf Beach where our story ends and once again the snowy effen waste of money plover trumps over an entire city's ability to access the beach while just south people are allowed to drive their cars on the beach thus mowing the snowy plover over with their range rover.......HELP! I think I am turning into a rapper!

bimboteskie (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 1:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bimboteskie- you deserve a GRAMMY for that rap!

losolivoslocal (anonymous profile)
October 11, 2013 at 8:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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