Mesa Studio Apt + Hot Tub nr Beach

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, United States

Mesa studio apartment, 1/2 acre garden. 5 blks walk to beach, park, shops, bars, restaurants. 5 mins drive to Harbor & State Street. Private bathroom. Small kitchen. 1 Queen canopy bed. Indoor + outdoor dining spaces. TV. Fast wi-fi. Use of hot tub.

The Space

We still some availability in May.
Three day breaks April 30, May 1,2 & May 7,8,9. also a 2 day break May 14,15. As we usually have a 3 night minimum, please message us to book and we will send you a pre-approved special offer. Check our calendar for midweek special deals.

Lovely studio apartment, with its own separate entrance, in a peaceful Mesa home set in half an acre of beautiful grounds. Bedroom. Small kitchen. Full bathroom. Smoke-free, light, bright, airy and beautifully furnished.

Bedroom has Queen canopy bed and high quality cotton bedding. Dining table/desk. Large flat screen TV for streaming movies (please note there are no regular TV shows and best of all no news or commercials!) We do have Netflix, Amazon, etc. Fast Wi-Fi.

Small well equipped kitchen near patio with BBQ. Use of the hot tub and a place to sit out and relax, or eat meals, in the beautiful back garden.

The kitchen has a sink, new fridge, a two burner hot plate, a toaster oven and a butcher block work station. We provide fresh ground coffee and a selection of teas.

For your well being, we filter the shower water and use eco-friendly cleaning products. You are also welcome to use our laundry facilities, should the need arise during your stay. Cleaning fees are only $30 per visit.

The studio is perfectly situated within a charming villa built in the classic Santa Barbara Spanish (red tiled roof) style, set away from the road in the middle of mature gardens with even a tiny bit of an Ocean view from the garden. Ideal for singles, a couple or close friends traveling together.

Guest Access

Private entrance. Off street designated parking. Garden. BBQ. Hot tub. Flat screen TV monitor for streaming movies and shows. Fast wi-fi. Indoor and outdoor dining spaces.We are usually on site to answer all your questions and recommend places to visit. If not we are only a phone call away.

Interaction with Guests

As hosts we are very conscientious about respecting your privacy, yet at the same time we are always delighted to spend time with you and to share what we know about Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.

The Neighborhood

The Mesa is a friendly, peaceful neighborhood close to the Ocean and beautiful parks. It has great stores, cafes, restaurants and bars. It's very quick and easy to get to State Street / Downtown or to the Harbor and the wharf.

Our home has a great location, location, location on the Ocean side of East Mesa. Once you've stayed here you'll understand why it's one of Santa Barbara's best loved neighborhoods...

Easy walking distance to many amenities. Just 5 blocks walk to the Santa Cruz beach steps and lovely Shoreline Park. It's also only 5 blocks to the many shops, restaurants, bars and cafes of the Mesa, including the best grocery and deli in town - Lazy Acres.

Downtown is only 8 - 10 minutes drive away. The Harbor is 5 minutes drive. There are bus stops right next to our home that will take you there, if you want to leave the car behind. We offer private off street parking throughout your stay for your car.

Restaurants and Cafes
There are also lots of lovely places to eat that you can walk to: American, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Spanish and seafood restaurants, bars, a juice bar and coffee shops are just five blocks away.

Beautiful Beaches
Hendry's - officially named Arroyo Burro Beach - is long, curvy and our personal favorite. It is just a 5 minute drive from our home. We often see dolphins playing as the waves tumble into shore. Amenities include a great restaurant (The Boat House) and snack bar, outdoor showers, restrooms, free parking, and a grassy picnic area. Surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding are all possible here. While you are there we recommend you check out the Douglas Family Preserve (with some of the most pristine cliff-side terrain in all of Santa Barbara)

Mesa Beach - This long isolated beach is accessible during lower tides. There are access steps at Mesa Lane and Santa Cruz Road. The Santa Cruz beach steps are a 5 block walk from us and the Mesa Lane steps are a 25 minute walk through Mesa Park and the peaceful West Mesa neighborhood.

Shoreline Park is a 5 minute’s walk. Elings Park is just over a mile from us and you will often see hang gliders and para-gliders launching from nearby cliffs.

You will certainly be spoiled for choice here in Santa Barbara. Stroll down sunny State Street. Hang out at the Harbor. Hike in the nearby mountains. Just "be" on the beautiful beaches. Take your pick of great restaurants, shops, cinemas, theater and live music venues.

We are happy to be your guides and share with you everything we know to help you get the very most out of your stay.

Getting around

We are right next to two bus stops with routes going downtown and towards the Harbor. If you prefer to drive downtown parking in SB is free for the first 75 minutes, then very inexpensive after that.

Other Things to Note

This is a family home and the studio apartment walls adjoin our kitchen, so you may hear us preparing meals there sometimes. We have added some sound-proofing to minimize any impact this may have. Once we have eaten we tend to hang out on the opposite side of the house from the studio.

Although we offer a TV monitor in the studio it does not have any network or cable TV. It is provided for streaming movies and shows via a Roku (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon,etc.)

If you have any needs or concerns, please be sure to let us know. We want you to have a great stay with us and we are here to help, should you need us.

If you would like a shorter stay, please feel free to contact us if you notice a one or two day gap in our calendar. We may be able to help.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $693 /week
Monthly Price: $2800 /month
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Wayne and Mary's beautiful beach apartment met and exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled to stay at their place. Wayne and Mary are very down to earth people. The room had organic tea and filtered water. It felt like being at home. My partner and I would recommend this amazing get away to eco- conscious people. We will definitely be back!

    April 2014
  • This is a nice little space in a nice neighborhood. It was spotlessly clean when we showed up, and was just what we needed. It is a small space with lots of charm and character. I appreciated the quality linens on the bed and in the bathroom. The kitchen is perfect for breakfast, lunch, and simple dinners. The hot tub in the private back yard is a nice bonus! Wayne and Mary were helpful and unobtrusive during our stay. I would recommend the Mesa Studio!

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Wayne & Mary's. The apartment was just what we needed -- the fridge came in handy and being able to watch Netflix on the TV was a nice touch. We found it to be a great location. It was an easy drive downtown and close to the beautiful beaches. We would definitely stay here again in the future!

    March 2014
  • I can't say enough great things. My stay was perfect. The Thompson's provide everything you need, from coffee/tea, cookware, fridge, hot plate, to a beautiful backyard and hot tub to relax in. It was a comfortable, private setting. Wayne was extremely helpful with recommendations and making sure I had a great experience in SB.

    Their place is in walking distance to everything, no matter the direction (State St, the beach, nearby local markets/restaurants on Cliff Dr). Book with confidence - it's perfect for the solo traveler or couples seeking a nice getaway in SB.

    March 2014
  • My weeklong stay at Mary and Wayne's worked out perfectly for me. The studio apt is on the far end of their home and with its own parking and entrance. I was alone so I enjoyed knowing that this cheerful and kind couple were close by. Plenty of room for me to cook, read in bed, use my laptop, watch Netflix and get over a nasty cold. Mary even make me delicious healing "green" juice, twice. They are the quintessential Santa Barbarians (healthy, happy, and helpful) and I look forward to staying with them again on my next trip to SB.

    March 2014
  • Comfortable studio apartment with nice area to sit and read with good natural light. The apartment is a manageable 2 mile walk to State St. The Douglas Preserve is also within walking distance providing beautiful views of coastal cliffs.

    February 2014
  • Overall, they have a super cute little studio attachment on their house. I loved the details put into the design. The backyard is beyond lovely! I did not take advantage of the hot tub unfortunately. However, I think it would have been perfection.

    Additionally, they were very accommodating at my last minute stay.

    The only negative I have is that the walls are pretty thin. Because of this, when the family was making dinner, it was kind of noisy in the bedroom.

    February 2014
  • VALUE is very good, VISUAL PRIVACY very good, we felt independent and that's what we wanted. LOCATION so nice since a beach is 4 hours from where we live (10 minute walk here). You can save money by eating in with Mary's hot plate if desired. Great market & little cafes within walking distance. If asked, Mary provided answers to questions politely and graciously. The only thing that could have been different that would have given this a 5 star for us is the walls are very thin. We felt we should be quiet because we could hear our hosts very clearly moving about their home (even tho they are quiet people).

    January 2014
    Wayne & Mary
    Response from Wayne & Mary:

    Thanks, Sherie. Glad you had a good stay.

  • Wayne and Mary have a beautiful and ideally located spot on the Mesa. Walking distance to the beach, lazy acres market, and the Mesa park. The yard and home are well kept and a delight to visit. Both Wayne and Mary were a joy to interact with.

    January 2014
    Wayne & Mary
    Response from Wayne & Mary:

    Thanks, Garrett. Hope our paths cross again before too long. Regards to Paloma and her family.

  • My husband and daughter had a very nice stay in Wayne & Mary's apartment, while we visited Santa Barbara for a long weekend. The location is fantastic. We really liked that we could walk to the beach, a very nice grocery store and the coffee shop. And, downtown Santa Barbara is really only a 5 minute drive away. The apartment itself had everything we needed. The only thing we missed was a kitchen table to eat at, but we were still able to cook a few meals in the kitchenette. The hot tub in the beautiful backyard was definitely a highlight! As were our patient hosts - I sure hope our loud 1 1/2 year old didn't bother them too much!

    December 2013
    Wayne & Mary
    Response from Wayne & Mary:

    Not at all - glad you all had a lovely break. We remember those early child rearing days, it's really important to have some time to just hang out together :)

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We are a happy, peace-loving family of four. We enjoy gardening, cooking, eating, singing, painting, reading, writing, skateboarding (one of us, anyhow). We have lived in England, Ireland and Spain and we are now very happily settled in Santa Barbara. We have years of experience home-swapping in Europe as well as making people feel at home at our rental properties in Ireland and Spain. We appreciate what it feels like to be made welcome and offer our hospitality to you in that spirit. We feel extremely lucky to live in such a beautiful place, here on The Mesa. We look forward to meeting you and sharing what we know about Santa Barbara with you. We are pretty sure you will fall in love with it, too.
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