Jennifer is the kind of host you hope for, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
As for the cottage it’s all laid out very nicely and very private. As others have said there is some freeway noise, but we slept fine and I’m sure most people do.
Location is also great with an easy walk to the local restaurants or a short drive, less than 10 minutes, into Santa Barbara.
If you’re holidaying in this area, Cottage by the Sea is a good choice.