The light in this room is magic.  Come try the orange kitchen - all new, all happy!This shows the washer dryer, we'd prefer you don't do laundry as we are in such a severe drought.  We do not supply laundry soap.
Sunny Creekside Downtown Location! - 30 day min

Entire home/apt

5 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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About this listing

Walk score of 91! Park the car in our parking spot and see the sights right down the street. This little house accommodates everyone, lots of indoor and outdoor seating to help you relax when you aren't out enjoying the Santa Barbara life!

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 rooms with queen beds and an inflatable twin bed for the 5th guest.

There is designated parking off street so you can park your car and walk everywhere!! We have 4 bikes and a couple of kids bikes for your use. 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 :) Beach chairs, high chair and boogie boards are in the shed in the side yard. This is a non-smoking property, smoking is allowed outside by the street at the bridge over the creek.

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 my profile info.

Interaction with guests

We don't always see/meet our guests. We try to give you all you need to have an "independent" experience and be readily available if they need/want for anything/help.

Other things to note

Questions about booking? If you are new to Airbnb, check-out the "getting started" section listed under the help button in the upper right hand corner. It will save you time and answer all your questions :) I give priority booking for inquiries with complete profiles... It makes things much easier!

The kitchen is equipped with a toaster, coffee, tea, coffee maker, blender, microwave, full oven and toaster. There are a variety of seasonings, olive oil, foil and parchment paper. Next door is a corner store if you should need anything else. We do not have air conditioning here, plenty of ceiling and area fans :)

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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 200
Weekly Discount: 1%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM

1. Contact Cathy if you have questions or concerns (noise, something broken, odd smell...). As much as we would like to... we do not allow pets or sublets. 2. RESPECT: Please be respectful of our great, friendly neighbors (please let me know if they are not being respectful of you/us...) Check out is at eleven, call if you need more time. 3. PLEASE DO NOT: Smoking is not permitted on the property. The fireplace is for candles only. 4.. H20 USE AND RECYCLE: Please recycle (guide on washer lid) and conserve our precious water wherever possible - we are in a serious drought - please no baths!! 5. PARK: Park your car in the space behind the house. Check the signs if you street park. Call Cathy if someone is in the parking spot! 6. HEAT: The heater has set off the smoke detector if it's left on high enough. 65 degrees works, it helps to open the blinds on the front of the house and let the sun in! 8. COOK! The kitchen counter is wood block that is NOT designed to be cut on. Please use the cutting board supplied. 9. WASTE NOT: Feel free to leave extra food stuff that you'd like to find in the frig when you arrive...:) Take the rest with you or dispose of it properly. The trash and recycle receptacles are outside the gate at the sidewalk- note chart on washer. 10. SHEETS AND TOWELS: Leave soiled linens in the laundry basket in the bedroom closets (duvet cover can stay on the comforter if not soiled) and do your dishes before you go home. If you let me know if something isn't working or got broken, it helps so much. Often times I don't learn this until I have another guest walking in the door!

Our hopes are that you will enjoy your stay. If that means relaxing in the sun by the creek or getting out to see all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We are outdoor enthusiasts, don't hesitate to contact us if you want ideas for fun!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

14 nights minimum stay

199 Reviews

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Eduardo User ProfileEduardo is a superhost.
July 2017
The place is great for families. Our group included a 6 and a 9 year old and they had a blast with the park and the little corner store next door. Location is by far the best asset this home has . It's hard to beat that down town location . Really enjoyed our stay, it really was Our SB Home. Cathy and Scott were awesome . Super friendly and quick to respond to any questions . We will be back . Thanks Cathy. Eduardo.

Sharmaine User Profile
June 2017
I loved staying at the Sunny Creekside in Santa Barbara. It is in an excellent central location of downtown Santa Barbara, just a couple of minutes walk to all of State Street's shops, restaurants and attractions. The house is cozy, private, and was comfortably appointed to give our stay a very "at home" feel. It is directly across the street from a small playground, a detail my 2 year old daughter greatly appreciated. Also next door is a corner store, which further increases the convenience of this rental. In comparison to some other local AirBnB rentals, Sunny Creekside really surpasses in terms of value for the money. Cathy and her husband are attentive and respectful hosts.

Marycay User Profile
January 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Cathy’s residence. I arrived late and felt right at home because Cathy had left lights on throughout the house. I was able to get a good night’s sleep in the comfortable bed. The house is fully equipped with everything that you need. There is a little convenience store (like a 7-11) very close to the house. The location is within walking distance to downtown/State Street and the beach. Cathy was easy to reach through texting/cell. I appreciated all of Cathy’s suggestions on a variety of topics. I would love to stay at Cathy’s house again on a return trip to Santa Barbara.

Deborah User Profile
December 2016
This little house is just wonderful! Very well stocked kitchen, comfortable furniture and beds, quiet neighborhood, walk to little market and downtown and the water. Cathy is excellent hostess, clear instructions on operating TV (often a challenge at other places) and heat. Even an umbrella when we had an unusual heavy rainstorm. Loved it!

Jose Luis User Profile
December 2016
Lovely place. Walk to downtown.

Laina User Profile
December 2016
Great place! Happy with everything.

Andrea User Profile
December 2016
I stayed at Cathy's with my 2 kids and husband. We are previous SB locals. The house location is GREAT! Walkable to State St and shops, restaurants, etc. House was clean, bright and cheery and had everything we needed. Cathy is very responsive to questions. I would recommend this house for families or singles.

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Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Cathy User ProfileCathy is a superhost.

I'm native to Santa Barbara and my husband, Scott, is Canadian (we met traveling :). We are paddling and outdoors enthusiasts, who loves family and dogs!

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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