Close to the Bowl and Downtown

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · E Sola St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States

The Space

-120 sq foot room
-queen sized bed with down comforter and pillows ( alternative bedding available) We change the sheets every time we have a guest.
-private bathroom with clean towels
-coffee and tea available at all times
-full access to the kitchen at all times
-free internet access
-parking is available and free on the street
-very quiet neighborhood
-More information is available the Airbnb website.

We joined Airbnb in January 2010 because they offered a way to have travelers have a "homestay" experience. We appreciate travelers who want the experience of staying with "locals" as we have lived in Santa Barbara since 1980. We offer recommendations to activities and restaurants in the area. My husband has a great ability to give gps directions if you don't have your own. Traveling is an art; therefore, we treasure the experiences our guests share with us.

We live in a quiet, designated bungalow area 1 mile from the beach and 6 blocks away from downtown SB. We also are a mere 4 blocks from the Santa Barbara County Bowl. We have neighborhood block parties so our neighborhood is safe and welcoming. We can walk from our home to the beach, and at the beach and back in a little around 1.5 hours.Basically, if you like to walk, you can walk to all of the places you might want to visit in Santa Barbara; the Santa Barbara Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum (a slightly longer walk), the Mission , and, of course, everything which "downtown" offers.

Staying in our neighborhood offers the reality of the joy of living in Santa Barbara. Quiet. The house was built in the 1920's, ,has hardwood floors and a fireplace. The back yard resembles a Balinese resort with outdoor dining and a barbque. We are offering a cozy room with private access, a private bathroom with a shower and bath and direct access to the back yard which offers a comfortable outside space. The room which is 10' x 12' (120 square feet), has a queen sized bed, dresser, closet, wi-fi, cable/dvd, and access to other rooms. You are offered all the amenities you might need, including, shampoo, hair conditioner, washing gel, lotion, towels and bathrobes
My office is across the hall from your room. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. Parking is on the street or you can park your car up our driveway if it makes you feel safer. You also have access to a laundry room.

Coffee (Nespresso machine)/tea available at all times. Breakfast is offered without extra cost. We offer, as an example, fresh local fruit, fresh farm eggs (prepared as you wish) , local bread, greek yoghurt, oatmeal. I love to cook, so lunch and dinner are available at extra cost. You have access to the kitchen and all other rooms in our home. You also have access to our libraries.

We have had guests stay in our home when we were not there.
We have arranged to have a key left for the guest. If you would like to stay with us, you are part of our home and family. We usually enjoy having breakfast with our guests, although, you can breakfast in your own privacy, either outside, in your room or at the dining table. We've lived in Santa Barbara for over 30 years. We have much local information. Please contact for
more information.

There is a tram which runs up and down State Street ( the main street in town) for $.50 one way. We are 6 blocks away from the tram. The tram also runs from the train station conveniently six blocks from our home. There is a bus within two blocks which connects to other busses which can take you to further destinations. If you are a UCSB student, there is a free express shuttle out to UCSB.

If you stay for only one night, we have imposed a cleaning fee of $20. If you stay for longer than one night, the fee does not apply.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the living room, dining room, kitchen, media room, my office, laundry room and back yard. Basically they have access to the whole house except our private living area.

Interaction with Guests

Because we believed, when we first joined Airbnb, that it was a homestay, we like to have some contact with our visitors. We like to give our guests recommendations. However, we also respect our guests' privacy.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $2908 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We could not have asked for more warm and gracious hosts. Evelyn and Lawrence give their guests the run of the house, not just the B&B room and bathroom. We felt like we were visiting family, sharing a glass of wine with them in the evening ….they even grocery shop at TJ's and their fridge contents look like ours! The location is excellent - walkable to downtown SB. The lovely patio is directly accessed from your BR and is a great place to take a leisurely nap. I HIGHLY recommend this as a wonderful place to throw your hat while visiting Santa Barbara. We look forward to seeing this lovely couple again.

    April 2014
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Lawrence & Evelyn. The home is within walking distance of everything! They gave great tips for visiting local sites and restaurants. The home is in a charming section of town. The bed is very comfortable (especially after walking all day). We would definitely stay with them again when we visit Santa Barbara.

    April 2014
  • Evelyn and Lawrence had such a beautiful home, inside and out. It had a cozy and welcoming feel to it that made you feel right at home. They offered a good balance of privacy and company. It was the relaxing weekend getaway we were looking for- convenient to many treasures of SB. And to top it off, we didn't have to go very far for breakfast.

    March 2014
  • I had a pleasant experience at home Evenly and Lawrence that left us free to enjoy the facilities. The room is simple, clean and pleasant. I stayed 3 days. The site matches what is shown in the photos. The location is good and the neighborhood too.

    March 2014
  • These hosts are pleasant and hospitable. The accommodations are clean, comfortable, and private. The location is outstanding allowing for quick and easy access to all the fun and interesting sites and events in beautiful Santa Barbara. I would definitely book this charming room again.

    February 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Evelyn and Lawrence's. They have a beautiful and comfortable home. In particular, we enjoyed the lovely backyard garden, which was right outside the door to our room. Their home is in a great location. We love to walk and were able to take in everything along State Street, even down to the Harbor. We had only a short time to visit with them when we arrived as they were leaving for a trip (which they let us know about before we booked). They were very friendly and left us detailed instructions, so we had a carefree and comfortable stay.

    February 2014
  • Evelyn and Lawrence have a lovely, peaceful home and I have enjoyed two stays there. Evelyn also gave wonderful recommendations for restaurants while we were visiting and both she and Lawrence are terrific hosts.

    February 2014
    Evelyn And Lawrence
    Response from Evelyn And Lawrence:

    We welcome you and hope that you shall stay again.

  • I had a business event in Santa Barbara that was potentially very stressful. But as soon as I arrived at Evelyn and Lawrence's home it was like diving into a pool of calm. I instantly relaxed. Their garden is so beautiful and peaceful and the room itself is cozy with a delicious bed with magnificent bedding. I had an incredible night sleep and woke up raring to go. I really want to come back (not on business) and bring my guy.

    February 2014
  • Evelyn and Lawrence are both warm and generous people - they offered great advice on local restaurants, hikes, and activities and made sure that we had what we needed throughout the weekend. We had a relaxing stay and woke up in the morning to a phenomenal breakfast. The room itself is comfortable and quiet, with its own entrance and access to the outdoor patio. Would recommend this stay to anyone coming through Santa Barbara!

    January 2014
  • I stayed one night in this wonderful, clean and warming house of Evelyn and Lawrene. Both were very smart, helpful and lovely.
    I will come back, cause i feel like visiting friends!

    Thanks for all!

    January 2014
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Stanford University, University of Southern California, UCSB
Self employed as a healer; Lawrence was a litigation attorney for 25 years, now is a public high school social studies teacher who teaches AP government, Political Science, and AP Human Geography.
Our children who are 9 years apart are in constant contact. Is there a greater reward? Have been with Airbnb for almost four years. As 61 and 64 year olds. we are athletic, read, calculate, cook We eat well but we like our wine also. We love the mountains; at one point of our lives we were avid rock climbers, white water kayakers, and back mountain extreme skiers. We enjoy the nuances of life and also believe in magic. Breathing is part of the magic of life. Also being aware and part of social change helps make magic happen.
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