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 is such an amazing host, and how unfortunate that we could only spend two nights at her more than beautiful studio with an extraordinary garden in Santa Barbara. The studio had everything we needed with a super comfortable bed and a large and super clean bathroom. She had prepared for us in the kitchen a bowl, in which there were all kinds of fruits, including the tiny and delicious clementines from the garden. In the bathroom, there were everything we might need, more than a luxurious hotel bathroom. The doors of the studio open to a backyard where you would feel totally relaxed. It's not only that the house with its garden and view is superb in every single detail, but also I think it's Janet's energy that makes the house so comfortable and peaceful. Just like her adorable dog, with whom we've become friends and who has made our stay more fun. Thank you Janet, for creating such an amazing place, sharing it with others, and being so welcoming!
Everything was easy regarding contact and check in. Janet is welcoming and she had everything you could need handy. The studio is large and very lovely and comfortable and in a great location. We would highly recommend this cottage.
Janet's place was beautiful and perfect for a weekend get away. She was the perfect host. Thanks Janet!
This is the second time I've stayed at Janet's place. It was as lovely if not even lovelier, then the first time. Following are some of the things I noticed on my second visit that I didn't notice on the first. They are in no particular order. The neighborhood is lovely. I walked around and enjoyed all the beautiful plants and houses. Janet has many beautiful objects from her travels scattered about her place and they are lovely to look at. I discovered a grocery store Vons, less than five minutes from Janet's place. Everything in the unit is so well organized and I found so many things that I wasn't expecting like a scissor, a lighter, and aluminum foil. All of the treats that Janet left were so yummy. This is a wonderful place to stay and I intend to come back next year.
Janet was the perfect host, very helpful yet not intrusive. The property is even more beautiful in person than in the pictures, if that is possible. Everything that we could have ever needed was provided and we felt truly spoiled.
Hacienda Margarita was wonderful. Perfectly captured in the photos, the studio was light, peaceful and beautiful. Janet and Puppy were wonderful hosts, providing us everything we needed, including privacy. I will stay here in the future.
After spending the last 3 nights at the Hacienda, the last thing I did before I left was to make my reservation for a return trip. Janet is the perfect host - available when I needed her but totally unobtrusive when I didn't. One example of her many thoughtful gestures: there were two bags hanging in the closet to take when I went food shopping. Santa Barbara charges for each bag but with Janet's bags I didn't have to pay. The parking situation at the Hacienda is ideal. Plenty of room to park but there is a circular driveway so I never had to back out of the driveway. Thank you Janet for all your thoughtfulness and for providing such a lovely place to stay in Santa Barbara.
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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.