About this listing
You will have a very private wing of an old California ranch style house on a one acre property with private entrance, french doors opening to a patio for dining, and lovely garden setting. The kitchen is equipped with stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, pots and pans and comes stocked with coffee, tea, juice, half and half, sugar, breakfast pastries, butter, olive oil, bottled water both flat and sparkling.. The huge bathroom has a separate tub and large shower. This is a large studio apartment, elegantly furnished with queen size memory foam bed, high quality linens, couch, desk, flat screen satellite HDTV, Wifi, laundry facilities.
We are located on the north side of Santa Barbara in a quiet residential neighborhood with stunning mountain views, minutes from major shopping complexes with restaurants, grocery stores including Whole Foods, major department stores, Peet's Coffee, etc. Downtown Santa Barbara is a five minute drive. Major bus stops are a 15 minute walk away. It is easier if you have a car, of course.
This is a unique and charming historical property built in 1932 surrounded by mature gardens creating a private, peaceful sanctuary like setting. I look forward to welcoming you here.
I also offer a two bedroom, two bath option which you can check out under "Hacienda Magarita Suite".
I ask that you respect the privacy of others living on this property by keeping noise levels down.
Janet made us feel very welcome. The place was very peaceful with a lovely garden to sit in. The Studio was clean with lots of extras like water, fruit and snack bars
A very peaceful stay we would recommend
We had a wonderful time staying at Hacienda Margarita. Both the host (Janet) and the facility were perfect for a weekend trip or a much longer stay. My guest and I split our time between visiting vineyards, exploring downtown SB and enjoying the really beautiful property and apartment that Janet has assembled. Really a class act and I'd recommend to anyone.
Janet, in fact, was so kind and helpful, that whenever we'd experience a stroke of kindness or luck over the weekend we'd refer to it as having got, "Janeted" (random parking-spots, especially good service, an extra pour of wine, etc).
Janet was around enough to provide helpful insight, great conversation (particularly to my guest, who'd arrived several hours before me and had a "great conversation" and some wine with our host until I arrived). She consistently made us feel welcome and provided enough space to not feel intrusive. On top of that, the beautifully curated furniture and art brought a sense of care to everything.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Janet was very welcoming and we really appreciated the generous fruit and cookies left out for us. Beautiful gardens and view of the hills. We enjoyed having an outdoor space where we sat having breakfast every day. Spacious apartment, clean and well cared for - would definitely stay again on our next visit.
Great stay! Janet was there to greet me upon arrival and accommodations were just as pictured. The bathroom is spa-like and well-stocked. Very quiet surroundings and Janet provided some delicious goodies for breakfast/snacking!
I was in Santa Barbara for a wedding, and the Hacienda Margarita Studio was perfect! Janet met us on arrival, and made sure we knew where everything was located (lights, iron, kitchen items, etc.) and answered all our questions. The Studio was exactly as described and more, as there was a bowl of fresh and scones upon our arrival! We felt very safe and secure in the well-established neighborhood, and the grounds were so peaceful! Would definitely stay here again!
Thank you for your kind review and for your good suggestions. Until I can get black out curtains, I will provide sleeping masks for guests. I will also change the pricing to delete the extra $10 for a second guest. I hope you do get a chance to come back and just enjoy Santa Barbara.
Awesome stay! Met Janet upon arrival and was flexible with arrival times. The accommodations were clean and as pictured. The bathroom is huge! As well, the dog is cute and extremely well behaved, it liked to check out what we were up to at times. Overall a great stay!
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About the Host, Janet
I am a long time Santa Barbara resident and have had this property for 25 years. As a professional landscaper I enjoy creating a garden setting for beauty and privacy. I am single, love to travel and do so often. I have lived in Kathmandu, and traveled extensively in Asia. Mexico is also a frequent destination. I enjoy hosting guests and making sure they are comfortable here at Hacienda Margarita.