A sweet, comfortably furnished guest house w/ full kitchen & garden, sitting on half an acre in a quiet cul-de-sac above the SB Mission in Mission Canyon. You'll hear more birds than traffic--but you're only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown.
The cottage has a quiet & peaceful bedroom that sleeps 2 in a comfy new queen sized bed, a small (see picture) private bath with shower, and a small living room. There is a full kitchen for your exclusive use that is equipped with full sized stove/oven, microwave, full sized fridge, small appliances, place settings and all that you might need to prepare and serve meals. Living and dining spaces are cozy, clean and comfortable. We've also just installed a jacuzzi/hot tub next to the cottage, and guests have access anytime.
There is also a queen air-bed that can be easily set up in the living room for children or extra guests. The cottage is ideal for a couple, and fine for parents with children, but it will be snug for 3 or 4 adults. However, it "can" work for travelers in a pinch and it's quite comfortable for families with small children.
There's lots of outdoor space on our property and we are in a quiet, very walkable neighborhood. Behind the cottage our guests have a private, secluded garden with native plants and succulents, and a small dining area with a Weber grill if you'd like to cook outdoors.
We're a short walk to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or to the Tunnel & 7 Falls trail heads and many miles of scenic hiking or biking. Being a bit up the canyon, we're usually above the coastal fog, and we're often clear and sunny on mornings when much of Santa Barbara is still cool and grey.
It's just a few minutes drive to downtown Santa Barbara and sightseeing, restaurants, tasting rooms, shopping, theaters, parks and many wonderful Beaches. About 20 minutes drive to UC Santa Barbara.
The way the cottage and it's off-street parking are situated at the back of our property you'll be able also come and go with complete privacy day or night. However, we also like meeting new people and interacting with our guests and are happy to share whatever local knowledge we have or be of any help we can throughout your stay.
Off street parking & high speed WiFi included.
We love well behaved pets.
Non-smoking only please.
There is a private garden behind the cottage for the tenants exclusive use, and access to an outdoor hot tub/spa next to the cottage that is shared with the main house.
We love to meet new people and share whatever we know of Santa Barbara with them, but we also know how wonderful privacy can be. We're always glad to be of help, but your time here is all your own...
We live in a quiet neighborhood in the lower foothills above Mission Canyon. There's not much traffic so it's a great area for evening strolls or dog walking. We're about a 5 minute walk to the gorgeous Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and about a mile from the 7 Falls/Tunnel trailhead which brings you into to the extensive network of hiking and biking trails in the National Forest above us.
Since we're up at about 650 feet you'll need a car (or a bike and great legs) to get around while you're here. The nearest city bus is over a mile away.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$795 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2795 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
We had a pleasant two night stay at Bonnie & Dan's quiet cottage this past January. The weather was quite warm when we arrived and appreciated that the windows had been left open to allow a bit of fresh air in since the cottage does not have ceiling fans or AC.
We enjoyed having access to a well appointed kitchen even though we ended up using only the coffeemaker and the oven to warm up our breakfast pastries.
As noted in other reviews, the bathroom is rather *cozy* but was certainly more than adequate for our needs.
We stayed in this cottage over Christmas week and we loved it. The grounds are beautiful and very quiet, the cottage was very clean and the bed was comfortable. It is perfect for two people. It is a little ways from downtown but the drive is only about 10-12 minutes.
If you want to get above the crowds, this cozy cottage is situated in the hills above Santa Barbara in an excellent quiet neighborhood near Botanic Gardens, yet a short drive from everything. The hosts were kind and helpful and have added thoughtful touches to the cottage. There is a lovely garden patio and best of all, it's dog friendly! The only downside is the tiny bathroom and shower which are a bit awkward. All in all though, a great experience and fun time in SB!
It is a fantastic little cottage. Though small, it was bigger than I expected and it really felt like our own home for the weekend. The views from the area are great and the hiking near by is the best in town. Bonnie and Dan were both very friendly and responded quickly to our inquiries. I look forward to staying there again.
We loved Bonnie and Dan's cottage! We had a bit of jet lag so the peaceful neighborhood was just what we needed. Bonnie and Dan are friendly and helpful with information about Santa Barbara. The clean cottage is located close to the botanic gardens which was the highlight of our visit (The woodpeckers, turtles and squirrels were showing off!) They are also located close to the museum of natural history where you can see whole fossil pygmy mammoths! We would return to this Airbnb any day!
Nice basic cottage with a great little kitchen for cooking. I would recommend two guests at the most. The real benefit of this cottage is it's location, you can take wonderful walks to even more wonderful trails and see views of the ocean, mountains and City. The hosts were very quiet so we really felt alone, it was peaceful and relaxing.
Bonnie and Dan were extremely friendly hosts and fun to chat with. The location was ideal for where I was headed in Santa Barbara. It was indeed quiet as advertised. The bed was good quality and very comfortable. I hope to stay again. Thanks for your hospitality!
This was a lovely cottage behind the main house with a private garden dripping with persimmons and bougainvillea. There is a master bedroom with plenty of storage, an extremely comfortable mattress, (email hidden) bed for a 3rd or 4th guest. Bonnie and Dan are helpful with directions and so accommodating, leaving brochures of information, even coffee in the kitchen.
Cool couple, easy going, and close to downtown. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area!
Dan was a great host and the guest house was ideal for what I needed. The home is located in the tranquil hills of Santa Barbara approximately 10 minutes away from tourist-packed State Street. In the evening, you can see the coastal fog settle in Santa Barbara from the house. The neighborhood is pitch dark in the evening, revealing only the glimmer countless stars in the sky.
The cozy guest house, which is situated near a persimmon tree and hammock, was clean, comfortable and perfect for two people. It has a small bathroom, living room and kitchen which were all spotless. Overall, a great place to stay and I would definitely recommend to friends.
The guest house cottage was perfect! It is located in a great part of Santa Barbara, up in the hills which means it is relaxing and peaceful yet still close enough that it is still a cheap cab ride to Downtown.
Dan met us when we arrived and he was really nice! The whole experience was lovely and we would love to stay there again!