Heart of Santa Barbara Downtown

House - Entire home/apt · Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States

Old World style studio in the heart of Santa Barbara. The studio has terra-cotta floors with high exposed wood beam ceiling, private bathroom, natural light, covered patio and Roman glass tile spa. Explore the pedestrian lifestyle and enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer..

The Space

We respectfully ask that if you stay with us Friday, Saturday or on holidays that you stay for 2 + days. Thank You. The studio accommodates 2 people.

The studio loft features private entrance with a 3/4 bath. Sink, toilet with a Rohl rain shower. There is a complete set of towels including beach towels. Juliet balcony, and covered patio with heater. The walls are Venetian plaster with a high ceiling of exposed wood beam and wood trim windows. There is a small walk in closet with hangers a simple kitchenette with a Viking convection oven / microwave, two drawer Viking refrigerator, and coffee maker. There are plates, cups, wine glasses and utensils. There is also a hair dryer, iron & ironing board. There is a common area, and shared with the main home occupants outdoor fireplace, an additional outdoor rain shower, Roman glass tile spa, and vine covered pergola with seating. A Viking BBQ. Again these areas are shared with the main home. There is Air Conditioning, heating, fast 25-30mb speed wireless internet, basic cable with 30” TV. Queen bed, with 600+ thread count sheets, feather down pillows, and comforter. There is a leather couch with a chair and coffee table. The studio and all parts of the property are non-smoking please. We also offer two beach cruiser bicycles and provide bike locks and helmets so you can explore the best of Santa Barbara. There is Free street side Parking directly in front of the studio. We do have city street cleaning twice a week. Please read the posted signs to avoid any concerns.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to all amenities in the studio loft and additionally will share the common areas: Roman spa, outdoor fireplace, outdoor pergola, BBQ. Guests are kindly requested not to enter the main home and central courtyard without in invitation please.

Interaction with Guests

We are here to help make sure your stay in Santa Barbara is both relaxing, and eventful. When possible we love spending time with our guests many of which become friends. If you have a question about Santa Barbara we can point you in the right direction ensuring the best possible experience.

The Neighborhood

We love our neighborhood. It is centrally located in the heart of Santa Barbara and you can walk or bike almost everywhere. There is public transportation at the end of the street and a cab to downtown is about $9 with local cab.

There are lots of wonderful local non-chain eateries including: a bakery called “Our Daily Bread” just 3 blocks where you can get a cappuccino, and almond croissant, breakfast burrito or fresh squeezed juices. There is Sushi/ Japanese , Mexican / Latin, Indian, Thai, Italian, and the list goes on and on all within walking distance. There is yoga, a barber and beauty salon(s), Trader Joe’s, Cottage Hospital, The historic Santa Barbara Mission is blocks away..

Getting around

There is easy access public bus line with a stop at the end of the street. There are a many local cab companies and our central location makes cab fees affordable. Walking is also a great healthy option..

Other Things to Note

.08 miles Old Mission Santa Barbara, rose garden
1.2 miles downtown Santa Barbara
4.5 miles Santa Barbara Zoo
2.7 miles The Beach
.5 miles Cottage Hospital
1.3 mile Farmers market
2.2 miles Urban wine trail from "Sideways" wine tasting
1.4 miles Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
25 miles Circle Bar B Guest Ranch horse back riding
.9 miles Health Wellness Center of Santa Barbara
2.3 miles Amtrak Station - SBA / The Pacific Surf Liner
9.0 miles Santa Barbara Airport code SBA 5 airlines

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $1275 /week
Monthly Price: $4500 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $39
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Whether it's the fresh orchids, the luxurious furnishings or the convenient, safe and quiet location -- Kelly and Michael have thought of everything to ensure that you have a wonderful stay at their studio. Most importantly, their both have made themselves available 24/7 so that if you ever have any questions, they are there for you always. Beautiful studio, excellent communication. This place books up fast, and with good reason.

    April 2014
  • Although we didn't meet our hosts we truly enjoyed our time in SB. Coming from Amsterdam, we loved having bikes waiting for us. We biked to Brophy's Bros for lunch and followed the recommendations of another guest of Kelly & Michael for dinner: the Lark. Both solid choices. Very good value for money this B&B and we'll certainly recommend this place!

    April 2014
  • Our hosts were terrific and their place was 5 star. We are seasoned business and global travelers and had a wonderful experience with the property. They are so thoughtful in the details (including the comp snacks, bikes, high quality linens) and the apartment was 1st class. We loved Santa Barbara and can't wait to return. And when we do, we will be staying here again. I wish all of our airbnb experiences were like this!

    April 2014
  • Kelly and Michael are truly amazing hosts. They have thought of absolutely everything to ensure that your stay is as easy, relaxing, and beautiful as possible. They made our one-night stay really memorable. (I loved that they had two bikes complete with helmets, locks, and baskets ready for us to explore downtown and the beach...and a bottle of wine for us to share when we got back!)I highly recommend staying at this lovely property!

    April 2014
  • For our one-night in Santa Barbara, we couldn't have been luckier to find such a beautiful place to stay. Kelly & Michael's studio is simply gorgeous. The historical element to this lovely place is blended perfectly with every traveler's convenience and more. Wine, cheese and crackers, bottled waters, coffee and even an iPad for our use were provided. The day before our arrival we received a timely email warning of possible rain, although umbrellas awaited our arrival and a very light mist that evaporated quickly. The studio is located in a lovely, safe neighborhood and is a short walk to SB's downtown. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

    April 2014
  • Kelly and Michael are the best hosts you could ever ask for. Their place is secure, beautiful, private and incredibly relaxing. The spa was perfect, the bikes were great, and Kelly and Michael had a ton of great recommendations for what to do in Santa Barbara. Our favorite place that we ate at was the Lark in downtown's Funk Zone. Additionally, they have a great "20 Hikes in Santa Barbara" that easily outlined some of Santa Barbara's best and quickest hikes.

    Thanks again Kelly and Michael for making this an unforgettable weekend in Santa Barbara!

    April 2014
  • My boyfriend and I spent a night at Kelly's & Michael's lovely studio and had a great time! The pictures listed are 100% accurate! The place was beautifully decorated and very comfy! We had the pleasure of meeting Kelly and he showed us around and made us feel right at home. They have literally thought of everything! Their studio has the amenities of a 5 star hotel and offers complete privacy! We can't wait to go back! Highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • My wife and I had a great stay at Michael and Kelly's place in Santa Barbara. They have a warm and inviting apartment that is spotlessly clean and better than many hotels I have stayed in. After driving down from Monterey, it was great to walk into the apartment and be welcomed with a bottle of wine and complimentary snacks. It was also nice to use the bikes and ride down State street and along the coast route the next morning. We only were able to say 1 night but it was really great. I'd stay again and recommend it to anyone.

    March 2014
  • This is, without a doubt, the best airbnb experience we've ever had! This room is a $1000 a night hotel room for a fraction of the price. Michael was incredibly friendly and helpful. We will absolutely be referring them to anyone who is passing through Santa Barbara.

    March 2014
  • We loved our stay with Kelly and Michael. The place had been recently renovated and they did a fabulous job! Every detail in this authentic hacienda-style home was attended to and nothing was overlooked. The space was cozy and had the high-end feel of a suite in an expensive, beautifully designed hotel. Michael and Kelly were warm and welcoming with excellent suggestions for dining and thoughtful touches like fresh flowers and a complete stock of snacks and drinks. An iPad offered sightseeing and other ideas for things to do, while the remote operated bed provided a welcome massage after a long day.

    We particularly liked the lovely stone terrace (heated if chilly), with a hot tub and fireplace, to relax on with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Lovely, thick robes were provided along with an excellent array of quality toiletries. We highly recommend this studio for couples that want something a little nicer...only a couple minutes out of town, it was convenient and very quiet...And the landscaping was the loveliest in the area. We will definitely be back.

    March 2014
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We are here to help make sure your stay in Santa Barbara is both relaxing, and eventful. When possible we love spending time with our guests many of which become friends. If you have a question about the city we can point you in the right direction ensuring the best possible experiences. Michael is a 4th generation florist and knows all the venues in Santa Barbara. If you need help planning a wedding or just need flowers for a special occasions please feel free to ask.
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