Please inquiry prior to sending reservation request This is a older funky 1BR 1bath full kitchen detached house. It is as eclectic as its Mesa beach area neighborhood close to the harbor, downtown and the Funk Zone.
This house is 550 sq ft and perfect for 1 or 2 people. The house is older, not fancy and priced accordingly compared to similar properties in the area. It has a full kitchen, bath with a full size tub/shower, living room plus a dining area. There is a private patio off the kitchen and small back yard off the bedroom. The yard/patio is enclosed. It is a perfect place if you enjoy indoor/outdoor living.
The immediate area is densely populated with houses and apartment buildings close by.
Non destructive potty trained pets are accepted on a case by case basis and can be discussed prior to booking.
The patio is a great place to have coffee or dine al fresco. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare your bounty from the local farmer's or fisherman’s markets and included a vintage gas stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, cookware, utensils, good knives and all the basics for cooking. There is a natural gas Weber Silver BBQ for your use. There is a ceiling fan in the dining room. Feel free to use anything from the well-stocked cabinets of spices and basics or the little herb garden. There is a French press, drip or stove top espresso pot with coffee and tea stocked as well as some basic breakfast items.
The bed is a queen size pillow top and very comfortable.The mattress is encased with a hypo allergenic and bed bug barrier, towels and sheets are 100% cotton and are of high quality and thread count. The down comforters are encased in fresh white cotton duvets. Please let me know if you are allergic to feathers and I will provide alternative bedding and pillows.
I have a small section of the closet for some of my things, but there is plenty of room for hanging cloths and storing suitcases and the armoire has space for folded items.
Other basics include beach towels, iron and board, hair dryer and umbrellas.
The French doors in the bedroom open to the back yard. In the morning you can hear the waves if the surf is up, the fog horn and the seals from the 1 mile buoy. The Mesa has many surf spots and places to stand-up paddle (board and kayak rentals at the harbor). Additionally, there is wireless internet and cable TV (in the bedroom). A CD/Radio/iphone (4) player is located in the living room.
I hope you enjoy my beach shack as much as I do.
This is a free standing, no common walls home with off street parking.
Interaction with Guests
If we are not available to check you in we will arrange for someone to greet you or can can make arrangements via phone and email for self check-in.
Trust and communication is a valued component of this site. Please have a completed profile, photo, verifications, and information about your,visit and guest that will be staying at the house prior to making an inquiry. It will save time for everyone and expand your options. Also I generally do not accept short term (less than a week) reservations greater than 2 months in advance.
The Mesa is the true beach community in Santa Barbara and the neighborhood is a mix of everything from million dollar homes, apartments and beach shacks with everyone from seniors, collage students, artists and families. It is 1 block to the west campus of Santa Barbara City College. If you don't have car it is easy to get around on foot, bike and bus. It is 3.5 blocks to the beach, about 10 to the harbor and less than a mile and a half to State Street, the Funk Zone and Urban Wine Trail. The bus stop is a block from the house and car is rental close by. Parking is off street.
The neighborhood has many beaches to walk, nature trails and 1 mile from the Mesa village with everything from a organic focused market, Albertson's, yoga studio, hair and massage spas, local produce shop, many restaurants (including the best Chinese and vegetarian), laundry and drug stores and the rest of the basics.
If you have a dog, a leash ocean bluff-top park and beach is close by.
The number 4, 5, 16 and 17 bus stops are1.5 blocks away. You can take it west to the shopping center on the Mesa or east to the transit center and downtown.
Other Things to Note
Please submit an inquiry regarding availability BEFORE sending a reservation request.
Smoking outside only.
Please be respectful of the neighbors regarding late night noise.
Overnight accommodations are limited to the guests listed on the reservation.
Harry and Liz were wonderful hosts. They were great at communication and helping with any recommendations we needed. The house is in the PERFECT location. 5 minutes from everything, which I love. The backyard made the house, it was so wonderful to cook on Valentine's and just sit outside and enjoy it. We would defiantly stay here or recommend this bungalow to anyone!!! Thank you again :)
Liz and Harry were great hosts. Liz met us and gave us a complete description of the property as well as left us with written information about the area. She left us a bottle of wine and her place was stocked with everything you would need for a short stay. The place was just what we were looking for. We especially loved the outdoor area to hang out and have cocktails and dinner. I wish we could have stayed longer!
We enjoyed our week at Liz and Harry's beach house. It was just what we were looking for. The location was perfect...a short walk to the grocery store, the beach and we even walked to downtown Santa Barbara. Liz met us and gave us a tour of the house and shared some tips and suggestions to make our stay perfect. Of course the bottle of wine that she had waiting for us was appreciated and welcomed especially after our flight from the east coast. The house was was just as advertised...perfect for the two of us! We especially liked having our coffee outside in the morning and enjoying the California sunshine!!
Liz was a great hostess! She greeted us with a bottle of wine along with a quick rundown of the property. Location was fantastic, close to the beach and close to all the downtown fun of SB!! I would definitely recommend for other couples.
Nice little house a few roads back from the beach, ideal for a couple. Liz is very friendly and came and showed us around the house and gave us some tips for the area. The house is well stocked with all the bits and pieces you might need to make your stay more comfortable, and the garden is a relaxing place to sit outside when it's warm enough. Having the bikes there is a nice touch too.
Liz and Harry have a delightful place - two days was too short. It's nice to be in a fully equipped home, rather than a rental space. Making meals there was easy and fun. My dog loved the nearby beaches. The restaurant suggestions were right on point. What else can I say - it's a sweet, quiet retreat that is still right in the thick of things. I'd stay there again, happily.
We totally loved our stay in this cozy paradise! Cool vintage chic decor & personality in each room of this sweet little place- clearly a spot with lots of love in it. Our only complaint is that the lovely garden space was so delightful it made it hard to leave! Oh, and how can we live at home now that we've cooked on that awesome vintage stove?!
Thanks to both Harry & Liz for checking in on us after our luggage was lost, and for the loaner bikes.
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Harry and I are native Santa Barbarians and grew up in the same sand box (Mesa Lane beach). I am a Registered Nurse, but travel via land and air to monitor clinical trials. Harry has been a commercial fisherman/diver for over 20 years which has taken him all over the pacific coast and Alaska. Sometimes I can spot him heading to the islands from my plane departing Santa Barbara.
We both love the outdoors and when we travel have stayed in many vacation homes from rustic huts in the jungle, to modern houses on the sand and enjoy being able to cook a meal when we want. Location is what is important to us and we look forward to being Airbnb guests in the near future.
For the past 8 years we have been living together in 2 separate houses. Not conventional, but it works for us. We both love our homes. We have tried renting one or the other out at different times, but Airbnb seems to the best option to share our homes, but keep them too.