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We are offering an eclectic comfy room with private bath, quiet and attached to a soothing backyard with a loggia and comfortable furniture. We tried to emulate Balinese resort. We are within walking distance of many Santa Barbara attractions.

This is the room which you have booked with its own entrance and comfortable pillows and extremely huge television.

This is the room which you have booked with its own entrance and comfortable pillows and extremely huge television.

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $35
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

-120 sq foot room
-covered patio with comfortable furniture attached to the bedroom
-queen sized bed with down comforter and pillows ( alternative bedding available) We change the sheets every time we have a guest.
-private bathroom located down the hall directly next to your room with clean towels
-shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, sunscreen and lotion available
-coffee and tea available at all times
-full access to the kitchen at all times
-free internet access
-cable tv
-parking is available and free on the street
-very quiet neighborhood
-More information is available the Airbnb website.
-Indoor fireplace

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.

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. Sometimes we are out of town when a guest arrives. We arrange to have a key available and our guests can contact us at any time. We aim to please. We hope to accommodate our guests with their needs.

The Neighborhood

We live in a quiet, safe neighborhood that features "bungalow" style architecture. It is a wonderful place to walk around and we are within walking distance of restaurants and small neighborhood grocery stores. We also have block parties so everyone is always looking out for each other. Our neighbors care about each other.

Getting Around

There is a public bus stop two blocks from our house. There is also a tram which runs up and down State Street around 5 blocks from our home.
Parking is free on the street or on our driveway. The best way to get to and from the airport, if you don't have a car, is to use UBER or LYFT.

Other Things to Note

Check in time is generally 3 pm and check out time is generally 11 am; however, those times are flexible depending upon whether or not we have guests before you or staying after you leave. California is in a drought. We have asked our guests to help conserve water.

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House Rules

NO SMOKING on premises. Access at all times to the kitchen, living room, dining room and study. Quiet after 10. However, we primarily reside in part of the house where we hear almost nothing. So you could probably make as much noise as you like unless you disturb our neighbors. We welcome you to bring your friends over to enjoy the amenities of our home. If you plan to arrive after 9 p.m. please let us know and we will arrange a key for you.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
Another view of the room.  We don't have air conditioning but have fans and. also, you can keep your door open for fresh air.  In the winter we offer oil heatingl  The bed has a down comforter and down pillows.

Another view of the room. We don't have air conditioning but have fans and. also, you can keep your door open for fresh air. In the winter we offer oil heatingl The bed has a down comforter and down pillows.

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About the Host, Evelyn And Lawrence

Santa Barbara, California, United States
Member since February 2010


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