About this listing
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). 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.
We had an amazing time staying at the La Casita. This was my first time using AirBNB, and I would now use this site for all my travels. The house was just as advertised, and the hosts were far more than accommodating. There was plenty of room, and everything was so close.
Very welcoming. The cottage was clean and easily accessed. We were out and about and spent very little time there but comfortable and quiet when we where.
Amazing, kind and welcoming hosts! A lovely casita! Perfect trip. We highly recommend. Thank you!
Staying at the Casita was a fun experience. The place is exactly as described, and the accommodations were comfortable and clean. The Casita is located in a very quiet part of the Mesa, an easy 5-minute walk in each direction to the beach, restaurants, and grocery store. Chris and Cheri welcomed us upon arrival, showed us around, and were warm and gracious.
This was my first time using Airbnb and I couldn't be happier. The home was exactly as described, very clean and a great location. The Hoeckley's are lovely people and I felt very safe and comfortable.
Chris and Cheri were very welcoming hosts. The casita was comfortable, clean and lived up to all of our expectations. The neighborhood is conveniently located for shopping and trips to the beach. Highly recommended!
About the Host, Chris, Cheri & Diana
Chris and Cheri are both academics and our grown daughter Diana does non-profit work. Diana takes care of our Airbnb guests when we're out of town. We love our quiet neighborhood on the Mesa.
Chris cycles and Cheri walks and does yoga. Diana loves the gym. We look forward to introducing guests to the area and then leaving you free to explore while you're here.