Sunny Creekside Downtown Location!

House - Entire home/apt · West Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States

The Space

Three blocks from Santa Barbara's downtown center, this sunny south facing creekside house is a perfect location to set out to see this beautiful city.

Completely renovated it has 1.5 baths and a fresh, bright...everything! Two bedrooms with queen beds and a full sized sofa bed in the living room, it sleeps 5 adults, or 4 adults and 2 children. (Double sofa bed in LR.)

There is designated parking off street so you can park your car and walk everywhere!! (Bike rental three blocks at State Street). We have a cabinet full of games for quality family time while you stay. Other amenities include a washer/dryer, hair dryer, flat screen TV and fast wi-fi.

In the Spring you can hear the frogs in the creek as you stretch out and enjoy the private sunny patio! Time to relax or time to plan your next adventure into all the natural beauty or shopping and dining splendor Santa Barbara has to offer.

The local bus is a block away, it's 6 blks down to the beach (15 min walk or 5 min bike ride) or take the $.50 trolley (along State Street or along the beach), everything is close and accessible.

Restaurants and bars are all within walking distance and the choices are endless. Fresh local produce at the farmers market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, just 3 blocks away. You might be tempted to cook up a feast in the orange kitchen... it's ready for your creations and the built-in dining area is cozy and comfortable to bring your family together.

Our hope is you'll come and relax... and enjoy every minute!

Great list for planning ideas search: Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce Events & Calendar and Santa Barbara Car Free (discounted train tickets). For Channel Islands National Park kayak visits with Channel Islands Outfitters. Day trips hiking with Island Packers out of Ventura Harbor.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the whole house, 1 off street parking space (unlimited on-street parking) and the side yard at the creek. It was purchased and remodeled to be a vacation rental (mainly because it no longer had a garage after the city remodeled the creek). ?'s re: DOGS - see house rules tab...

Interaction with Guests

Due to the short term visits of most guests, we don't always see our guests. We try to give them all they need to have an "independant" experience and be readily available if they need/want for anything/help.

The Neighborhood

Our other listings in the same great downtown neighborhood:
Walk SB #1 Great Downtown Location!
Walk SB #2 Great Downtown Location!

Getting around

Easy public transit: bus, trolley and bike rentals. The house is within walking distance to the train and Enterprise car rental. 10 minute taxi ride from the airport.

Other Things to Note

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Our other listings in the same great downtown neighborhood:
Walk SB #1 Great Downtown Location!
Walk SB #2 Great Downtown Location!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1100 /week
Monthly Price: $4500 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We just loved this wonderful little home! It is just as presented...even better. We didn't meet Cathy, but did meet Scott when he came to check the heater for us. He was very prompt and fun to talk with. There were 3 adults and plenty of room. I highly recommend this place. My first experience with airbnb and Cathy has been excellent!

    April 2014
  • If you want quick access to State Street and all the shops and restaurants, this is a great alternative to a small hotel room. It is about 3 blocks to State Street and is an easy and safe walk. Our young kids handled the walking really well. They did get a little tired when we walked to the pier.

    Cathy keeps a very clean and well stocked house with all amenities. During the day the house can get warm. There is no air conditioning, so keep that in mind. I didn't feel opening the windows offered too much crosswind to feel cool. The frogs in the creek next door make a lot of noise at night but with the windows closed, you can't hear them at all. None of these issues would preclude me from renting here again. We had a great time!

    April 2014
    Response from Cathy:

    So glad you had a great visit! Facing south, the house warms nicely. I hope you found the fans in the closets? They are rare days that don't have a cool ocean breeze here. From State Street there is an electric shuttle to and from the water front for those little legs! Thanks again, C

  • My three friends and I spent our Spring Break in Cathy's cheerful bungalow. There were many personal touches that really made our stay feel like we were not in a rental property; from the fresh flowers on the table to a bottle of olive oil for cooking. Cathy was always responsive and helpful if we had any questions. The house was very clean and comfortable. The location was perfect. We had a wonderful week.

    April 2014
  • We stayed about three weeks in Cathy's adorable cottage; our second visit here. It is our home-away-from-home. The cottage has everything that we needed for our winter escape from the cold in Minnesota. We brought our road bikes and rode up the challenging hills and mountains around Santa Barbara. We rented stand-up paddle boards in the harbor, we practiced yoga at nearby Yoga Soup studio and we swam at the Bano Bathhouse. Our car remained parked for most of the visit as we could walk and bike everywhere from the cottage. Cathy is a wonderful hostess who has become a friend. We will cherish our trip and hope to repeat it soon!!!

    April 2014
  • I and my wife stayed together with our daughter in Cathys house for almost a week in March 2014. The house met fully with our expectations as well as with Cathys description. It was very bright and nicely decorated, with a nice working or eating spot along the window in addition to a dining table with chairs and a sofa. The kitchen was fully equipped and it was easy to prepare and cook food.
    There was good place for the three of us, using the two wide beds.
    The house is very well located, close to both the wonderful beach and to downtown where there is a lot of shopping and restaurants. But even so, the area was very nice, cozy and quiet. And, on the corner of the street, actually next door to the house was a small convenience shop which we found very practical. At the back of the house was a good parking for our car. Within walking distance was a very good bakery situated. If we need some place to stay again in Santa Barbara, we hope that Cathy want to have us as her guests again.

    March 2014
  • We came to Santa Barbara for my daughter's wedding. The place is so close to the center, we could simply walk to the venue, which was in the Historical Museum. Ver quiet area,close to many things. We loved sitting in the patio and listening to birds and watching butterflies.
    I also liked many sitting arrangements for eating - at the table, by the window at the bar or outside.
    Great books, lots of light, but also lots of privacy.
    And Santa Barbara is so beautiful!
    Would like to come back, but now I have in-laws lining there and an open invitation :)

    March 2014
  • From the outside, this house looks small and rather plain. However, when we opened the door we were delighted with a beautiful and cute, yet spacious (for 2 or 4) home. It's decorated beautifully. Exceptionally clean. Beds are so nice ( pillow options are great and we enjoyed the memory foam and warm comforter). Every detail seems to be thought through. I would go back without hesitation and only wish Cathy had home throughout the country so I could be assured that wherever I travel I would be this well taken care of. Thank you, Cathy!

    February 2014
  • The house is very cozy and clean. We cooked, used the games on the book shelves and were able to park our car for the long weekend we were there and walk everywhere. We took walks to the beach, to downtown for shopping and dining.

    February 2014
  • Thoughtfully decorated, with many nice touches. Jewlery cup to put rings in, trader Joe bags for taking the beach towels and mats. Fun games we played with the family. Kathy really took the time think about what makes a good "home," and that enhances the travel experience so much more. We no doubt will return. My son asked if we could move in and live there. :) Only issue we encountered were ants but that was easy enough to deal with for us.

    February 2014
    Response from Cathy:

    Thanks for the ant bait tip! Cheers from "Ant"a Barbara...

  • We had a wonderful stay! The house is really accommodating, spacious, sunny and bright. It is also very clean, very well equipped, and the beds are soooo comfortable. Not to mention the location which is also excellent. Communication with Cathy was very easy and she accommodated us really well, including baby stuff. I definitely recommend this place!!!

    February 2014
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Santa Barbara High School, Santa Barbara City College - S.B.C.C.
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Native to Santa Barbara, (Scott is Canadian-we met traveling) and we are paddling and outdoors enthusiasts, who loves family and dogs! (Sorry, we can not host your dog- search Dioji or Dog Vacay for boarding options.) We have hosted students from around the world in our home, traveled whenever we can and truly enjoy sharing this beautiful city with our guests. Our experience with Airbnb had been fantastic. Our guests (although we don't always meet) have been clean, courteous and conscious! So many good people traveling about :) We hope your travels bring you to Santa Barbara and that you enjoy every minute in the sun.
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