The apartment is "railroad" style long and each room end to end.  This is the living room, next is the bedroom, then  kitchen and bath.View from the front door into the bedroom and the kitchen beyond.
Walk SB #2 Great Downtown Location! -30 day min
Walk SB #2 Great Downtown Location! -30 day min
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Feel free to ask about the opening in August 2017! Have you checked out the site for Walk Score? This property is a score of 92!! They have fantastic maps there!! (Please read the description so you know if this apartment is a good fit for your stay.

The space

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 away 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. Max. 2 guests, queen bed only (no couch sleeping-quiet hours 10pm - 7am).

This unit is "railroad" style, all the rooms in a row (you walk through the LR, BR to the Kitchen and bath). The kitchen has a full oven (pots, pans, coffee, coffee maker, blender and toaster, 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... the noise carries...! Iron and board are in the closet, hairdryer in the bathroom. Coin laundry is in the basement. We do not have air conditioning here, plenty of fans :)

(There is 90 minute parking in front of the apartment, see Guest Access below for parking info.) 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!

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.

Guest access

As along term guest, I am able to get a parking pass for your stay. 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)

Interaction with guests

I'll send you your access info 2 weeks before you arrive. You are welcome to let yourselves in and check-out on your own.

Other things to note

This is a non-smoking property. If you must smoke, please do so at the creek bridge down the street to the right.

See our other listing
Sunny Creekside Downtown Location 30 day min

Take a bag to the store with you, new SB ordinance! Grocery bags cost $.10 each, no more plastic here :)

Business travel
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Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $60
Security Deposit $250
Weekly Discount: 1%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

1. Enjoy your stay!!

2. Contact Cathy if you have questions or concerns (including after hour noise, something broken or smell anything...(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 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. SEE THE PARKING MAP BY THE FRONT DOOR!

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.

Thank you!!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are three steps onto the property.
Potential for noise - The building is old with thin walls. All the tenants are very respectful, but you my hear them on occasion.
No parking on property - Permitted street parking


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

30 nights minimum stay

243 Reviews

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Gabe User Profile
December 2016
Really superb all-around value. Outstanding location is easy walking distance to everything, and the hosts genuinely care about providing a quality stay.

Anne User Profile
December 2016
Cathy was extremely helpful, communicative, and available for all kinds of questions - from where to get healthy groceries, to where to bike and kayak, down to the details of providing links to biking trails, and favorite wines at wine tasting sites. She responded to my emails immediately. There was an abundance of information in the apartment as well, including everything from sites and activities, to emergency info (if you lose your house key, etc). We felt taken care of.

Brittany User Profile
December 2016
Cathy was super organized and put a lot of thought into making her place the perfect place to stay. I loved how she had magazines and maps everywhere. It's so sad that Santa Barbara is not allowing places like this in 2017. I would have definitely stayed again. Soooo much better than a hotel.

Lori User Profile
December 2016
Cathy was a great host. She made it easy to access her place and checked in with my husband and I during our visit. The apartment itself was exactly as it was portrayed on line. It was cozy and spotless. The location couldn't have been better. We could walk to everything. I would definitely stay in another place hosted by Cathy and I would readily recommend her/her place.

Natalie User Profile
December 2016
My husband and I loved staying here! Very clean, very cozy, great location, and Cathy is great and very organized!! The only hassle was parking, but Cathy did a great job laying out where we could park overnight.

Ryan User Profile
November 2016
Cathy's apartment was very clean and was in a great location to downtown. Enjoyed spending our Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara and would recommend to friends.

Amanda User Profile
November 2016
Cathy's house was cozy, tastefully decorated, and the perfect space for a couple hoping to explore downtown Santa Barbara. Her home was only a 5-minute walk from downtown and very close to the funk zone, which made it ideal for exploring. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the fully-equipped kitchen was wonderful for cooking dinner at home. Cathy was a wonderful and communicative host--she was very helpful providing me with detailed information regarding check-in and information about things to do. Moreover, I managed to lose the key to the house on the last day, and she was incredibly understanding and even refunded me cash that I'd left there to replace it. I would absolutely recommend staying at her property for a getaway close to the sights!

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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

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