Have you checked out the site for Walk Score? This property is a score of 92!! They have fantastic maps there!!
Looking from the front door through to the bedroom (kitchen and bath beyond at the back of the apartment).
Just two blocks to Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara's colorful shopping mall and State Street, this apartment is located close to all the great food (farmers market, Silvergreens and a brand new Eureka Burger! - across from Silvergreens :) and entertainment Santa Barbara has to offer...on foot! It is a location where you can come without a car or rent one 4 blocks from Enterprise if needed. One block to the city bus stop, hop the $.50 electric trolley, only 8 blocks to Stern's Wharf, the Santa Barbara Harbor and all the beautiful beaches that stretch our coastline (6 blocks from the train station).
The apartment is one in a residential four-plex in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. It has hardwood floors and is decorated with modern decor to create a cozy and clean bright space for your stay. We do have a three night stay requirement at this apartment, max. 2 guests, queen bed only (no couch sleeping-quiet hours 10pm - 7am).
Comfortable with a living room, bedroom, kitchen with full oven (pots, pans, coffee, tea, oil & vinegar, S&P and sugar) and full bathroom, we offer wi-fi for your wireless device and a docking station for your Mp3 player, books and games - NO TV. Iron and board are in the closet, hairdryer in the bathroom. Coin laundry is in the basement. (There is 90 minute parking in front of the apartment, see Guest Access below for parking info.) The price includes a 12% city bed tax** and there is minimal cleaning fee. Please read the house manual when you arrive to help us both have a great rental experience.
Our family loves to travel and we have hosted students from all over the world in our home here in Santa Barbara. We have managed property for 20 years, done home exchange and vacation rented our own home when we travel. My husband is Canadian and we met doing what we love, being active and traveling! We look forward to welcoming you and recommending the best of the best adventures here in the beautiful California central (website hidden)- If you see a one day vacancy and you only need one night, don't hesitate to contact me about booking it.
pss- The walls (ceiling) are thin at this property (light footed tenant upstairs...) If you are a light sleeper or want to sleep in, bring ear plugs. Be forewarned that it's an old building! 99% of the time the place is silent from 10 pm to 7am. Sweet dreams!
**The 12% Transient Occupancy Tax which we pay to the City of Santa Barbara to support their clean creeks programs and other city operations and infrastructure.
PLANNING TIPS: Check the guidebook map. A 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 plan with Channel Islands Outfitters. Day trips hiking at the islands with Island Packers out of Ventura Harbor.
The city of Santa Barbara no longer allows me to use my guest pass for Airbnb guests :(( There is an unlimited parking map in the apartment that directs you where to park in a 2 block radius. It is a safe residential area and walking is fantastic everywhere. (It is necessary to move your car for street sweeping on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am - 12pm)
Yes, you are going on vacation in a neighborhood...! Not in a tourist corridor that is some what controlled. It's like you've moved into your own house for your stay, so the things that make you a good neighbor at home apply here. Please be considerate and respectful and let your host know (think of your call to me as calling the front desk at a hotel...) if something is going on before you write in in a review so it can be resolved for all the future guests!!
Search: Santa Barbara Car Free and Walk Score for West De La Guerra Street :)
Other Things to Note
See our other listings, next door and a block away:
Walk SB #1 Great Downtown Location! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/403582
Sunny Creekside Downtown Location https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1012477
Take a bag to the store with you, new SB ordinance! Grocery bags cost $.10 each, no more plastic here :)
1. Enjoy your stay!!
2. Contact Cathy if you have questions or concerns (including after hour noise, something broken or smel(phone number hidden) As much as we would like to... we do not allow pets, sublets, parties or extra guests.
3. Please be respectful of our great, friendly tenants and be quiet as mice after 10pm and before 7am :)
4. Smoking is not permitted on the property.
5. Bikes have been removed because of an insurance issue. I'm so sad and sorry :( They can be rented at Velo Pro Bikes at Ortega and State Street, 4 blocks away and at the beach at Wheel Fun Rentals. Check Santa Barbara Car Free for lots of ideas about getting about town.
6. Please recycle and conserve water where ever possible. (Please no baths. We are in a serious drought, worst in recorded history!)
7. THE CITY SWEEPS THE STREETS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAYS. (Tuesday night AND Wednesday night park make sure your car is on the right side of the street for sweeping!) Please park consciously, maximize the parking spaces on the street.
8. Please dry any water that gets onto the bathroom floor. It's an old building and sitting pools of water have a way of getting into it's "bones" and causing problems.
9. BEFORE YOU GO: Sign the guestbook? Put the linens in the laundry basket? Get your chargers? Wash and put away your dishes? PLEASE let me know if something isn't working or got broken asap, it helps so much. Often times I don't learn this until I have another guest walking in the door! Muchas gracias!!
Our hopes are that you will get out and enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We are outdoor enthusiasts, don't hesitate to contact us if you can't think of something fun to do. This is a non-smoking, non-couch sleeping property.
Cathy made us feel very welcome, great communication both before and during our stay. The apartment was exactly as described and was perfect for what we needed. The area was lovely and very close to the centre of Santa Barbara, approx 1 mile walk from the beach.
Unfortunately the parking regulations changed just before we arrived which meant we were unable to park outside the apartment so at times finding a space was difficult, however Cathy made us aware of this before we arrived and arranged bikes for us to use as compensation.
Overall, great apartment in a great location, would highly recommend.
I had a great time at Cathy's lovely apartment. The location is fantastic - a couple of blocks from State St and about a 10 minute walk to the beach. It's very well-equipped, comfortable and really nicely furnished. It's a very quiet neighbourhood, but close to cafes, bars, shops etc. Communication with Cathy was quick and easy, and she was very helpful and considerate. I would definitely stay here again.
Great location - very close to State street shopping, Funk Zone and about a 20 min easy walk to the beach! We didn't use our car the entire time we were there. Highly recommend!
From the moment I walked in, I knew I was going to LOVE this place. The living room was very welcoming, with great attention to detail - books on the bookshelf, magazines, games, comfy and attractive pillows are a few of the things that made me glad I was there. There was even a soft throw blanket for the cool evenings. The kitchen was stocked with staples, utensils and dishes that made me feel at home. The bedroom was very cozy with an attractive quilt on a very comfortable bed (pillows were great too!). The apartment is a short walk - two blocks from Paseo Nuevo and State Street.
I loved my stay at Cathy's place and am already planning my next visit!!
This place was the perfect location even without a car! Shopping and food was only a block or two away and the beach was an easy 10 minute walk. Cute place with all the essentials- minus a TV. Hope to stay here again!
My husband and I had a great experience at Cathy's place! She left plenty of information about the apartment, so we had no questions about where things were or how they worked. It was extremely clean, and there was an abundance o information about the area for those who may not have done a ton of research like I did. The location was perfect - you could walk almost anywhere in town in 20 minutes or less, and everywhere we drove (Butterfly Beach in Montecito, Arroyo Burro Beach, and the hiking trail to Inspiration Point) we got to in less than 10 minutes. I really couldn't recommend it any higher.
My daughter visited and mentioned the flowers … even tried to smell the one on the bureau.
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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! (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.