About this listing
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..
Cozy sitting area with 8 foot leather couch perfect to place to read the paper, play games, or just hang out.
Kelly and I live on the property and we love sharing our home and 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.
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The studio loft features private entrance with a 3/4 bath. Sink, toilet with a Rohl 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 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.
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. Thank You
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.
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..
If you have questions please feel free to ask we are here to help.
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
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This is a no smoking property both inside the studio and outside the grounds and driveway. Please take this into account if you decide to stay with us.
We love and respect our neighborhood and neighbors. We ask that you please refrain from using the all exterior/outside areas, the covered patio, courtyard, the spa and common areas after 9pm as our neighbors bedrooms are located nearby. Please avoid making excess noise when and where possible.
A maximum of only two(2) registered guests are allowed on the property unless you receive prior written consent. If guests’ friends/ associates/ others are given written permission in no case will this grant the unregistered guest permission for an overnight stay. The studio is designed for a maximum of two people at anytime
Please do not set any damp or soiled towels, clothes, items against any wall. The walls are venetian plaster and will quickly and permanently stain. Thank-You for your consideration in advance..
Free parking is available on the street. Please read and observe all posted parking restrictions.
The studio accommodates 2 people. Check in time is at 3pm and check out time is 11am
One more thing: although we love them, we cannot have animals on the property and we cannot make exceptions. Please, don't brake our hearts because we will have to say no.
We love sharing our space and making so many people happy!
Kelly & Michael
Michael and Kelly's large studio guest villa is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood only about 1.5 miles away from downtown. We were made to feel welcome from the very beginning, and they even had a bottle of wine waiting for us! The decor of the room and bathroom was first class and the studio is larger than most bed and breakfast rooms. A stocked fridge with basic drinks and snacks, a Keurig, and a closet stocked with bicycle helmets and beach towels were also thoughtful touches. A Sonos Play:1 speaker, iPad loaded with links to local attractions, and Netflix enabled TV with fast wifi really made this a home away from home. The queen bed was very comfortable and even had controls to recline or raise the head/foot of the bed, which made it perfect for reading or watching TV. For us, it was the perfect place to stay in Santa Barbara, and Michael & Kelly were the perfect hosts. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Santa Barbara!
My husband and I were both blown away by the studio and Kelly and Michael's hospitality! The space is event more gorgeous in person, everything was beautifully decorated and clean. We especially loved the outdoor hot tub and fireplace area, which truly makes you feel like you are at a private villa. We would highly recommend this spot, and are already planning our return!
I needed a place to stay in Santa Barbara for a few days when I took my wife to see Willie Nelson and Alison Krause at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
Michael and Kelly's place was simply awesome, private, and beautifully appointed with great attention to detail.
Michael and I texted back and forth several times when I needed a restaurant recommendation. Everything was perfect.
My wife and I would definitely go back.
The listing description was perfect. They thought of everything you would need and had it ready on arrival. Easy to get a hold of and very helpful with all our questions. The spa was very nice, and we wish we could have used it more. This was far superior to a hotel and we would love to stay here again next time we come to Santa Barbara. We had an amazing stay.
This is absolutely beautiful. Spacious , comfortable, and immaculately clean. No detail is overlooked. We were impressed with the tasteful, stylish decor. The hot tub and air conditioning are a real plus. The outdoor space is wonderful. Beautiful landscaping and great place to sit and have a glass of wine and some snacks. We really appreciated all the treats that were waiting for us. Red and white wine, local beer, sodas, cheese, bottles of water and a selection of coffee and creamers. Michael was an incredible host. So helpful and accommodating. He had very helpful advice to help us to find restaurants and fun things to do in beautiful Santa Barbara. We will definitely stay here again next time we come to town.
Amazing! Michael is a fantastic and gracious host. The room is all of 5 stars and more. You cannot possibly do better than to stay here when you visit Santa Barbara. From the easy parking and check in, to the beautiful Italian villa inspired room, the music playing when we entered the room, the amenities (even your choice of wine!), to the jacuzzi outside, we had the most amazing time. Thank you Michael!
This place is exceptional. Private, clean, elegant. The hosts have thought of everything!
Parking at the studio was easy and we Ubered everywhere (average fare $6).
Next time, we will have to take advantage of the spa and backyard!
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About the Host, Michael
We love sharing our home and 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.