Enjoy this room with separate entrance, private bath & nice deck.
It is bright, tropical & comfortable. The location is very convenient to downtown, the beach & Montecito. Rest in a comfy king bed, read on the outside bed, and dine on the deck.
This great room has seagrass floors and beautiful plants making this room feel a bit tropical. From the parking area you take the short stairs up the back deck and your private entrance. The bed is really comfortable and the space is very relaxing. Guests love having their own bathroom with shower. The sink area is detached from the bathroom and looks out over the deck.
As a guest, you have access to the shared kitchen and living room. You can also do laundry if you like. You will have strong wifi. Booking this room gives you access to the spacious back deck to relax, have a meal on or read a book!
Interaction with Guests
My interaction with guests depends really on the guests. Some people come and go without me ever seeing them. Other guests and I share meals, have a laugh and spend time together. I make myself available and love to give tips and local recommendations.
You will be a few blocks from the beach, near Montecito and not far from downtown. We are a few blocks from Trader Joe's. There are excellent Mexican food restaurants, Thai food, and markets close by. The freeway is also conveniently close (but not so close it is noisy). This block is quiet and the neighbors are wonderful.
There is a bus that stops close to my house that goes downtown. A taxi is about $10 to get downtown. Walking is also nice and it takes about 45 min. to the downtown area, less to hit the beach!
Other Things to Note
Off street, safe parking.
Laura did an amazing job in setting up the room for my lady and I on Valentines Day weekend. We felt welcomed and catered to. There were fresh donuts in the morning and the room was very nice. The neighborhood was very tranquil and her description of the room was spot on. Whenever my lady and I head to Santa Barbara this is our go to. Thank you Laura for outstanding hospitality!!
Laura made getting into the reservation very easy. She is very hospitable and even had breakfast set up for us at the dining table in the kitchen. The neighborhood is very convenient. It is a 3 min walk from Trader Joes (Grocery Store). The neighborhood is also nice and peaceful and close proximity to the beach as well as downtown SB. My boyfriend and I drove into town and parking was also a breeze: either park on the street or park in the back parking lot. The room was exactly as described and exactly what we wanted: private entrance(where the back patio is), private bathroom, closet and an extremely comfortable bed. There are many fruit trees in the back. Among them was an avocado tree. They happened to be in season and we picked some...they were delicious when we got home and made guacamole! Thanks Laura for making our stay a comfortable one!
Kate was very accommodating and friendly. I would stay there again and would recommend it to anyone.
We didn't get to meet Laura Kate in person, but she provided us with a welcome note with all the important information accompanied with the key to the back door. Her room mate Ben gave us a tour of the house, which is a very student like place. He also mentioned that there are a lot of ants in the summer time, which unfortunately was very true, and is also something we would have wanted to know beforehand. Furthermore, the room was OK, bed comfortable (in need of a bed spread), breakfast was a little overadvertised, but OK. A 5 minute drive to the beach, a little more to downtown. Santa Barbara is a great place to walk around, and enjoy the relaxed skateboarder vibe. Overall, location wise: good. Other than that, a little overpriced in our opinion.
We didn't meet laura herself, but her roommate was very kind and welcoming. Great location, close to the beach, and great breakfast.
Host was great. Very accommodating on arrival and departure, and very welcoming and friendly. House was in a good location, but a little too far to walk to State st (which is OK) but close to beach, restaurants and groceries (great tacos at La Super-Rica Taqueria). Was very nice to have parking and a private bathroom & shower. Bed was very soft, like sleeping on a cloud. Also had nice outdoor sitting area on deck.
We didn't meet Laura during our stay at her place, but her roommate was very kind with us.
Nice house, although it is not very clean. The toilet of our room was broken and we had to use the common bathroom.
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I love to travel. I lived in Brazil for 6 years and Italy for one year. I have just come back from Europe for a wedding in Italy and traveling around to see dear friends. I am a life coach, astrologer, massage therapist, and restaurant/hospitality manager.