About This Listing
Our home is a hop, skip and a jump to the beach, a short walk to the beautiful UCSB campus and just ten miles from downtown Santa Barbara. You may enjoy the heated swimming pool, hot tub, barbeque grills, playground, and large grassy area.
Now, the home itself. Upstairs:
The AirBnB guest will enjoy the exclusive use of the master bedroom, which has a full bath and an adjoining exterior deck. The owner will occupy the second bedroom, and will use the bathroom just outside it's door.
Downstairs there is a living room with a flat screen tv, wood-burning fireplace, a piano and plenty of other comfortable seating. The kitchen is modern with an electric stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, electric water kettle, and the usual complement of kitchenware. The dining room has a large wooden table that seats eight. There is a tiled patio with a table and chairs outside the dining room and a tiled inner courtyard.
There is a family room with a comfortable couch, tables suitable for work. There is also a half bath.
1. No smoking.
2. Clean tar and sand off feet before re-entering house.
This was my first airbnb experience and has certainly changed how I will travel in the future.
First, Leslie was a lovely host. Between bringing us fresh bagels and making sure we had our own space in the fridge, we felt like a part of the family. She knows lots about Santa Barbara for those new to the area.
The home is lovely. It very clean with lots of great indoor and outdoor sitting areas. There is lots of parking and is definitely within walking distance to the UCSB campus. Outdoor lovers will love this spot. The beach is also within walking distance. There's also a very nice trail that shows off the beauty of Santa Barbara.
The room is very large. There's lots of space to place all of your stuff. Leslie provides even a good amount of hanging space in a closet. The bathroom area has a double vanity with TONS of counter space. The bed is very comfortable. There is also an attached, private patio area to catch some rays.
I would definitely return to stay with Leslie in the future.
I had a wonderful stay. The room is large and and tastefully decorated. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom clean and spacious. The best part of my stay however was Leslie's hospitality. She made me feel like a member of the family. In the evening we talked over a glass of wine. For breakfast she offered me a basket of fruit and chocolate, soft boiled eggs and coffee or tea. I highly recommend these accommodations.
Deb was wonderful and accommodating. She had fruit for us when we got there and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable.
About the Host, Leslie
We are a couple who live in a small condo complex for UCSB faculty members. Tony is a professor of philosophy and Leslie is a retired attorney now working towards her MFT. We have two grown sons, one of whom is in graduate school at Columbia, and one of whom is an undergraduate at UCLA. We have a four year old service dog named Timber and a fourteen year old cat named Spats.