Our 1-bedroom guesthouse with kitchenette is in Santa Barbara's best beach neighborhood, the Mesa. A short walk to the beach, three beautiful parks, or great shops and restaurants. Downtown is just five minutes' drive. Enjoy wifi and cable TV.
Enjoy a relaxing stay in our private, comfortable, well-appointed guesthouse. You enter through the front door into a large sitting room with a well-equipped kitchen. There's a full stove and oven, a mini fridge, and everything you'll need for coffee and tea or to cook for yourself if you'd like. The sitting room has a daybed (single) with a trundle bed that pulls out from underneath. The daybed serves as a sofa when not used for sleeping. Going through the sitting room, you enter an inviting bedroom with a beautiful knotty pine tongue-in-groove ceiling. There is a full-size futon bed with a very new high-quality inner-spring mattress. Adjacent to the bedroom is a full bath with tub if you really need to unwind. There is an intimate sitting area outside the entrance door.
The guest house is completely yours for your stay. It's at the rear of our property and lies about 20 ft from the back of our main house across our patio. There is ample street parking in front. Guests have access to our washer and dryer if needed. Guests are welcome to borrow our tandem kayak.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have as much privacy as they wish, though we are likely to encounter each other across our back patio, and are happy to recommend the best that Santa Barbara has to offer. We will typically be home during guests' stay.
Our neighborhood, the Mesa, sits right on the Pacific Ocean. It's a quiet residential neighborhood offering everything you could want, without all the tourists. Our street ends at the cliffs above the beach about a 1/4 mile down the street. There is a beautiful overlook at the end of the next street and there are steps down the cliff to the beach just a couple streets over. If you catch it at the right time, you'll see Grey Whales cruising past. Dolphins and seals are pretty common sights. There are three beautiful parks an easy walk from the house, all with stunning views of the ocean. There are also grocery stores, coffee shops, and several great bars and restaurants just a 5 - 10 minute walk away.
You can pick up the number 5 bus line just at the end of the block that will take you to the harbor and downtown.
Other Things to Note
Chris rides a road bike and can point cyclists in the direction of great rides in the area. Cheri knows the great walking routes from the house and can recommend two excellent yoga studios.
Sorry, no pets and no smoking. It's a quiet neighborhood so we're grateful if guests socialize indoors after 10 PM and are sensitive about noise as they come and go from the guesthouse.
This was our very first Airbnb experience. Overall, we had a very pleasant stay in Santa Barbara. La Casita was cozy, clean and private. Chris and Cheri made access to the property very easy and left clear instructions for our stay and helpful tourist information. Access to a more "remote" stretch of beach was in walking distance (10-15 min) and getting back and forth to the center of town by car was very easy. All in all, it was a very good way to begin with Airbnb.
This is an adorable little guest house that was very well maintained. We came here to do some wine tasting and used the Casita as a home base Valentines weekend. Chris and Cheri are very kind and accommodating. The surrounding area was beautiful as well! Thank you for letting us stay!
My wife and I stayed an extended weekend at La Casita and it was amazing.
Chris and Cheri are great hosts, very communicative and responsive. The internet wasn't working the first night, but by the second day Chris had it up and running... They were very flexible with us, welcoming and informative.
The neighborhood is fantastic, walkable with fruit trees on every corner. The beach is a short walk away and there's amazing views of the ocean at every turn. We spent our sunsets on the beach, and the days exploring Santa Barbara, from the mountains, into the Santa Ynez Valley, and all around Goleta, everything easily accessible to this cozy place to lay our heads.
The beds were cozy, we took a nap or two on the day bed!
We highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet escape!
La Casita is a charming cottage! it is clean, tastefully decorated, and wonderfully quite. Our hosts were friendly yet respectful of our busy schedule.
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend La Casita to friends and family.
La casita at the beach was the perfect getaway for our family while visiting Santa Barbara. The cottage is very clean, comfy and spacious and it was located in an awesome neighborhood- walking distance to the beach and an open space preserve as well as coffee shops/restaurants. Chris and Cheri were very gracious hosts and were very prompt with communications. We will definitely stay here again when we visit next!
The house was perfect - relatively close to the beach and immaculately clean! Beds were very comfortable. Chris and Cheri were nice and very hospitable.
We're both academics and recent empty nesters. We love our quiet neighborhood on the Mesa.
Chris cycles and Cheri walks and goes to yoga. We look forward to introducing guests to the area and then leaving you free to explore while you're here.