About this listing
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!)
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, 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.) 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. 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.
Cathy came by personally to make sure we were made comfortable and understood all the features of the apartment. Very quaint and would highly recommend to anyone.
Cathy's little apartment was so so charming and she is so kind and helpful! The apartment is filled with helpful notes for locating things in the apartment, parking in the neighborhood, and general info about Santa Barbara. Close to downtown and the beach while being in a nice quiet neighborhood so you can escape from the noise a bit! Everything was just as it was stated on AirBNB and the shower is glorious!
Really enjoyed my stay at this space in Santa Barbara! I could easily walk a couple blocks to downtown and State Street and was just a few blocks away from the beach and marina. The living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen were comfortable and gorgeously detailed, and there were plenty of helpful resources and tips set out throughout the space. House rules and check-in/check-out details were well communicated and easy to follow. I would definitely seek out a spot like this again!
Das Appartement hat ein absolute Spitzen Lage! 5 Minuten und man ist direkt in der Innenstadt mit zahlreichen Restaurants und Geschäften. Die Ausstattung der Unterkunft ist gut, es ist alles vorhanden was man benötigt, vor allem die Küche ist umfassend bestückt. Cathy stellt neben Strandtüchern :-) Unmengen an Informationen von Santa Barbara zur Verfügung und ist jederzeit ansprechbar bei Problemen oder Fragen.
Thank you, Kathleen :) Roughly translated by google: "The apartment has an absolute top location! 5 minutes and you are right in the city center with numerous restaurants and shops. The amenities is good, it is everything that you need, especially the kitchen is fully stocked. Cathy offers beach towels :-) tons of information available from Santa Barbara and is available to talk with problems or questions. "
Although I never had the chance to meet Cathy, the home she provided my son and I was great place to stay for the week! We were able to take a 5 minute walk to downtown for dinner and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the coast. Very cozy and comforting stay in a quiet neighborhood. Pictures provided are accurate, would definitely consider staying again in the near future.
We had a great time on our 14th anniversary at Cathy's apartment. The location was perfect for accessing everything we wanted to see in Santa Barbara on our 3 night stay. It was easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants on State street as well as Stearns wharf and the boardwalk. The apartment was well equipped with everything we needed during our visit including a coffee maker, a fan, and lots and lots of guidebooks and recommendations for restaurants and activities. The bed was very comfortable and the entire unit was a very nice home away from home. Since there was no TV in the unit but did have Wi-Fi we decided to take a tablet and headphones and watch television shows via Netflix that way. We had the good fortune of running into Cathy on State Street and she was very nice, it was good to run into an Airbnb host! The best places to visit for us were the Douglas Family Preserve (amazing ocean views from the bluffs), the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens (redwoods were my fave!), and Sterns Wharf. The best restaurants were Finch and Fork (nice atmosphere, great garlic fries), The Boathouse at Hendry's Beach (great oceanfront view, nice food), Santa Barbara Brewing Co. (Try the pulled pork nachos!), Toma was lovely for a fancy meal, don't miss the salt water taffy at Rocket Fizz (way better prices and selection than the wharf candy shop), Longboards on the wharf has very good shrimp and lobster tacos. Overall we had a wonderful time on our first visit to Santa Barbara and Cathy's place was a perfect centrally located home base, we highly recommend it and would definitely be willing to stay there again.
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About the Host, Cathy
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.