Great Studio, Steps from the Beach!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Ellwood Beach Dr, Goleta, CA 93117, United States

Please inquire directly about availability! Some unlisted weekends may be available.

Your host, Thomas
17 Reviews
Response rate: 50%
Response time: a few days or more

Please inquire directly about availability! Some unlisted weekends may be available.

The Space

Private studio at the end of a cul de sac in the Ellwood area of Santa Barbara. The trail to the beach starts just outside the door, and you can easily walk to the butterfly preserve just behind the building. Bike trail also starts just at the end of the street.

Close to Isla Vista and UCSB, but without the noise. Cute, cozy, great for a traveling couple. Neighbors are quiet and friendly, safe part of town.

Full kitchen, fully equipped if you would like to cook. We have a toaster but no microwave. Queen bed with memory foam topper.

There will be oatmeal, coffee, tea, and fruit for breakfast, help yourself. :)

Sorry no TV or internet, but we have plenty of books for you to browse.

One designated parking space available, plus street parking is free (and easy to get if you snag a space during the day).

Washer and dryer in the building ($1.50 Wash/$1.25 Dry).

Albertson's, Costco, and 7-11 nearby. Bus within walking distance. The Goleta train station is an ~8 min drive.

Renter must be an animal lover, as we have an indoor cat and and two bunnies! You must be happy to care for them during your stay, and give them extra snuggles. :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $1100 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Tom's place was great! It was in a convenient location and close to a beautiful beach. My boyfriend and I really liked the trail and would definitely visit Santa Barbara again. The cat and bunnies are quite entertaining, you should definitely be an animal lover if you're going to stay at Tom's. Tom have good directions and nicely checked in to make sure we got there safely.

    June 2014
  • My daughter and I just returned from a terrific weekend spent at Tom's place. The studio is steps away from a beautiful Eucalyptus forest trail leading to a secluded beach--an ideal city getaway and exactly what we needed. Tom's place is a studio filled with adorable critters and my daughter woke up giggling thanks to the 2 bunnies who she found endlessly entertaining. The bed is ver comfortable and Tom thoughtfully left a huge bunch if bananas on the table, which happen to be Maya's favorite food. There is no microwave at his place and as it's compact it took some searching to figure out where the silverware was hiding, but these were tiny glitches and we had a fantastic time. I would definitely go again, and hopefully soon!

    June 2014
  • Tom greeted us with a nice red wine and (email hidden)e studio was clean and a few minutes to a wonderful eucalyptus grove and Goleta beach. Tom was flexible about our dates as we travel standby and I had also a nasty virus which thankfully was soon forgotten as we soaked up the sun, My daughters enjoyed the animals/ THANK YOU Tom

    January 2013
  • My three year old daughter and I stayed at Thomas' place just before Christmas. Thomas picked us up from the bus, which was a bonus, and started our visit off on the right foot. His place was clean, and he left us oatmeal and coffee and tea....and cookies. We had a great week walking to the beach everyday and being entertained by the cat, bunny, fish and leopard gecko. Great busy work for a three year old. We felt safe and comfortable in his apartment. His bed was super cosy.

    December 2012
  • Everything was smooth and simple, thanks to Thomas' attention to all details and impeccable communication. His hospitality was superb, making me feel welcome to use all the resources of his apartment (wifi, orientation, coffee/tea, fruits). It was a pleasure to have some company in the form of a friendly cat and bunny, ample books with a Nature / hiking / foraging /gardening kind of orientation, which gave excellent ambiance.

    September 2012
  • We were looking for a beach experience for this weekend visiting for a wedding. We weren't disappointed. It was a nice short hike to the beach. And we took a longer loop hike to UCSB and back, very nice and walkable. The place was comfortable. The critters made the place very homey. Even the early morning wakeup by the kitty. We would come back again if the opportunity arose again.

    August 2012
  • Really lovely place, enjoyed the pets. Great location. Even though we didn't meet Tom he was very helpful with instructions etc. Wonderfully comfy bed! A great stay and would highly recommend to all.

    August 2012
  • Tom and Dana's studio is clean, easy to get to, and close to the beach. I enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere and the furry company of Toby and Bunston. If in the area again, I would definitely reserve this place.

    July 2012
  • Tom was a great host. While I never met him, he left detailed information so everything went smooth. The studio is clean, very close to the beach and includes a number of very friendly pets for you to play with!

    July 2012
  • Thomas was an first-rate host! The place was super clean, he wrote very detailed notes on the studio/surroundings and had a beautiful fruit bowl waiting for us. Our favorite part was the nature trail leading to the ocean at his back door, followed by all of the fun animals. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

    July 2012
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Hi! My name is Tom and I (email hidden).D. student in Marine Science at UC Santa Barbara. I enjoy hiking, going to the beach and just being outside. I have a passion for music and travel and love to learn. If I had to describe myself, I would say I am a kind person that always has a smile on :)
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