Sunny Creekside Downtown Location!

House - Entire home/apt · West Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
Your host, Cathy
68 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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.

We have grocery bags in the 1/2 bath to take to the store with you, new SB ordinance! Grocery bags cost $.10 each, no more plastic here :)

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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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

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  • Where do I start?! Cathy's sweet piece of heaven was just what we needed! It's better than the pictures portrayed. You can really feel the peace, energy and thoughtfulness that was put into this lovely home. My interactions with Cathy were always pleasant and easy going. She even checked in at one point and messaged us to see how everything was going (so thoughtful). We were in town for a friends wedding and had asked if it were ok for us to put some of the wedding flowers together (We're florists who love an excuse to travel) at the house. Cathy was great, and said of course. We spent every night outside under the lights, listening to the crickets & talking. To say this was relaxing is an understatement! The place is also so close to State, we walked every night to dinner! This is why I LOVE AirBnB!!! We got to live like locals, relax and know that what we were experiencing was so much more than any hotel could offer. I can't wait to come back!

    July 2014
  • We had another wonderful stay in the Sunny Creekside home! Such a comfortable, perfectly located place! Cathy has truly thought of every detail needed to ensure our comfort. It was great meeting her. We'll definitely rent from her again.

    June 2014
  • what an amazing place, terrific natural lighting to boot. The house was stocked with amenities, and a full assortment of kitchen equipment.

    June 2014
  • Cathy is a delight. She answered the request for the reservation quickly and then emailed me with all the information about the "Sunny Creekside" location. She also notified me a couple of weeks in advance of our reservation giving me a reminder and also with directions as to how to get into the rental. When we entered our home away from home, we immediately felt extremely lucky to find a gem. It is darling home and impeccably clean. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had all the necessities, the shower/nice size tub with safety bars worked well with plenty of hot water. I also liked that the windows were opaque for more privacy. The location is a couple of blocks from State Street where there is a coffee shop on every corner. We were in Santa Barbara for a wedding and the reception was at the museum. We were able to leave our car in our own provided parking space and walk to and from the reception. Some of the other pluses were the internet, cable with a large screen TV, nice patio, a mini mart right next door and the artwork in Cathy's home is very pleasing at which to gaze. I know that our next trip to Santa Barbara will include a stay at Cathy's Sunny Creekside location--but I will have to book far in advance because this gem will be highly desired.

    June 2014
  • We LOVED Cathy's place. This house is absolutely amazing. It has everything you need and more. Very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The location is perfect, a couple of blocks from the downtown and the beach. There is a small grocery store next door which was extremely convenient. We didn't meet Cathy but she was very responsive and lived 5 minutes away in case we would have needed anything. I Highly recommend this place . You cannot go wrong . I will definitely go back. One of the best places I have stays for sure.

    May 2014
  • This is a wonderful bungalow. Very comfortable, clean, and well appointed. Loved being within easy walking distance of downtown. Would stay again, for sure.

    May 2014
  • Cathy was super easy to work with, and very accessible. Would definitely work with her again in the future.

    May 2014
  • Cathy (email hidden)! Very responsive to my emails leading up to the trip. The house was great and an easy walk to State Street. Very cute and comfortable house...I highly recommended. We had a great time and hope to be back soon!

    April 2014
  • 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

    April 2014
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Santa Barbara High School, Santa Barbara City College - S.B.C.C.
Airbnb, Property Manager, Designer of Structural Space and Adventures, Dog Walker, Mum, (website hidden) provider for my elderly Mother (biggest, most challenging job!)
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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