Maps, guidebooks and menus are provided so you can make the most of your time in Santa Barbara.The king size master bedroom is spacious and comfortable.

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This rental is a unique, private, comfortable, 2 BR apartment within a larger home. Filled with art on a quiet street in the heart of Santa Barbara! Walk to theaters, concerts, restaurants, museum, supermarket, farmers market, department stores.

The space

This is a private, self-contained, artfully decorated apartment within my larger property. It has its own entrance, and kitchen, a comfortable living room, cable TV, DVD, bluetooth stereo speakers, and wireless internet. There are 2 bedrooms, a king and a queen, a well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, and bathroom with bath and shower. Guests also have access to a landscaped front garden. Perfect for two couples, or one couple with older well behaved children or a baby. (NOT suitable for young active children because of glass doors and breakable artwork.) An extra comfortable single pull-out bed is available in the living room.

Guests are given their privacy, but you can easily reach your host if there is anything you need to make your stay more enjoyable. (We live in a completely separate part of the same house and are generally available.)

This is a legal vacation rental in a allowed zone in the downtown area, it is a very relaxed, leafy and dynamic neighborhood. Everything is very convenient. You will love strolling out for coffee, or for a night of music or entertainment at the Granada theater or Soho for dancing, or for GREAT sushi, Mexican, Chinese or Mediterranean food or practically anything else you want. You can walk to the park, the art museum, great shopping or the movies. But, it is important to respect the neighbors, so please make sure you read and agree to the 'house rules' and 'other things to note' before booking your stay. The electric trolley, bus station, train station (Amtrak) and the airport are all easily accessible.

Guest access

The location couldn't be better for enjoying all of the amenities of downtown without even getting in your car. This property has a 'Walk Score of 94'! Some of the best restaurants, music and entertainment venues are minutes away on foot. And, the major bus depot and the electric crosstown shuttle a very short walk away. This can take you to the beach, marina and zoo. Trains are also nearby. It is a quick easy drive to other beaches, mountain trails and the wine country.

Interaction with guests

Guests are given complete autonomy and privacy. But you can easily reach your host if there is anything you need to make your stay more enjoyable. (We live in a completely separate part of the same building.)

Other things to note

The price INCLUDES 12% Transient Occupancy Tax which will be paid to the City of Santa Barbara for stays of less than 30 days.

The host is NOT responsible for injuries.

Business travel
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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 65
Security Deposit: 500
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

If you book my rental you are accepting the following common sense rules so everyone enjoys their stay and neighbors are not inconvenienced or annoyed.

Strictly no smoking inside, or outside in the yard.

This is a very happy and stable neighborhood and it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that guests are respectful of the neighbors who live here and need to sleep! There must be NO LOUD MUSIC, NO PARTIES or VISITORS without permission from your host.

Please return to the house QUIETLY at night. No loud talking, laughing, singing outside. Anyone who disturbs the neighbors will be asked to leave, with no refund.

Do not park in or block the driveway at ANY time. The driveway is shared with neighbors who need to get in and out of their garages behind the house.

Santa Barbara is suffering a very SERIOUS DROUGHT. It is important to not let the water run when brushing teeth, washing dishes or shampooing your hair. Short showers, please!

Sorry NO PETS. This is NOT a good rental for boisterous young children due to glass doors and breakable artwork. The owner is not responsible for any losses or injuries during your stay.

For your own protection, the front and back doors MUST be securely locked when you go out.




Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

29 nights minimum stay.
From Jan 01, 2017 - Aug 21, 2019 the minimum stay is 30 nights.

192 Reviews

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Wheeler User Profile
February 2017
Dorothy's place is in a great location, very close to downtown, transportation, restaurants, shops, etc and very close to Ralph's (grocery store) and CVS. The home is clean and comfortable with unique artwork scattered throughout. Dorothy is a great host and very responsive. I would recommend Dorothy's home to others without any reservation.

M User Profile
January 2017
Perfect place to enjoy Santa Barbara

Alexis User Profile
January 2017
My husband, myself, and friends of ours stayed at Dorothy's recently when we were in town for a wedding. The house itself was very clean and well appointed with comfortable furniture, all the essentials, and unique art. She also answered all our questions quickly and was super helpful. As for the location, we were just a few blocks to State Street and walked there a handful of times for dinner and brunch. We'd definitely check Dorothy's place out again whenever we come back to Santa Barbara.

Ken User Profile
December 2016
Great location and clean accommodation. Dorothy's place has everything you'll need for an enjoyable stay in Santa Barbara.

Marcus User Profile
December 2016
Great stay. Would definitely recommend!

Ajit User Profile
December 2016
The apartment is as described: large, clean, close to downtown SB. Dorothy was welcoming. We did, however, have an issue with the shower in the only bathroom in the apartment - the temperature regulator was broken and we found it lying in the tub. We could not take a shower for the three days we were there. Dorothy could not get to repair it till after we left because of personal commitments. We found this to be unreasonable. Airbnb sided with us and helped us negotiate a sizable refund. I am sure this was an unfortunate one-off situation.
Dorothy User ProfileDorothy is a superhost.
Response from Dorothy:
This is shockingly dishonest. You were only there only two days (why would you lie?) And you GREATLY exaggerate your inconvenience. You tried to demand $400, nearly all of your stay. AirBNB actually wrote to me and said that I had done EVERYTHING possible to satisfy you and that the refund of $50 I gave was reasonable and, that I need do.nothing more. Having hosted over 250 wonderful guests you are the ONLY one I would not recommend to another host!
December 2016

Tom User Profile
November 2016
A great, clean and very comfortable apartment in a fantastic location. Close to some lovely local restaurants and bars, and walking distance to the livelier State Street. I would recommend Dorothy's place to anyone visiting SB!

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Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Dorothy User ProfileDorothy is a superhost.

My partner, Skip Helms, and I welcome guests in Santa Barbara, California and in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We take pride in providing an exceptional AirBNB experience. We have earned the Super Host badge and get great reviews because our properties are comfortable, private, tastefully furnished and immaculately clean. We let guests have their privacy, but are readily available to answer questions. We enjoy assisting guests and recommending great restaurants and activities, special events, such as free concerts, private adventures, farmer's markets, etc. We supply maps, and encourage you to enjoy these extraordinary and beautiful cities and their surrounding areas.

Santa Barbara is a great city that is easy to explore, and my home in a perfect location whether you are coming for a wedding, to visit friends, for a romantic getaway, or to enjoy the beach, trails, historic sites, live music, restaurants or the Funk Zone. You can walk to great restaurants and most attractions, and there is a award winning breakfast and deli place just around the corner that serves organic, gluten free pancakes to die for!

San Miguel de Allende (SMA) is a beautiful city that has been designated as a World Heritage Site because of it's architectural, historical and archeological importance as the center of the start of the Mexican Revolution and early Meso-American history. It has important pyramid nearby and new archeological treasures are constantly being discovered. It also has hot springs where you can enjoy the natural, warm mineral water. SMA is also known for it's artists and writers, progressive ex-pat community and there are frequent art events, writers conferences, musical concerts and historic tours. Restaurants and shopping is remarkably affordable for a relaxing holiday on the relaxing side of Trump's wall.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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