About This Listing
Welcome to our quiet vacation rental in beautiful Santa Barbara. We are about 300 yards from the Pacific Ocean. A stairway to the beach is a short walk away. On the Mesa, we are approx 3 miles from the center of downtown and a little less to the harbor and picturesque Stearns Wharf. The airport and UCSB are about 10 quick freeway miles away. Two grocery stores, a laundromat and many other amenities are 6 blocks away. You will be able to enjoy food from Thailand, Japan, China, Italy, Mexico, and even America at the restaurants within walking distance from our home. There are also pizza joints, a couple of sandwich shops, and, of course, a Starbucks
There is ample parking on the street in front of the pathway leading to the private deck and the room. The room is equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave/convection oven, toaster and coffee maker, electric frying pan and more. Plates, cups, glasses and cookware are in the room. The bathroom has a large shower, but no tub. Extra towels and bedding are provided in case your stay runs into a number of days. Even beach towels are provided. There is a color TV with a DVD player and a WI-FI connection. The private enclosed deck is often used by guests who come to play and bring their bikes, surfboards, etc. Santa Barbara is a true vacation destination with its worldclass restuarants, shopping, many golf courses, miles of scenic bikepaths and hiking in the nearby mountains.. Many of our guests are here to visit their children who are attending UCSB, Westmont College, and SB City College. Grandparents will choose us when they come to visit their grandkids. It beats staying in an impersonal often noisy motel room downtown or a pricey one along the waterfront. We have been offering the room as a vacation rental for over three years now and have had many repeat guests. We have lived in SB for over 40 years and this translates into a wealth of local knowledge. Give us a try -- you won't be disappointed.
Our pricing for weeknights (Sun - Thurs) for September through May is $86 per night. Fridays and Saturdays are priced at $93 each. During the months of June through September these rates are $114 and $142. These prices include the City Bed Tax of 12%. If we discuss and agree about your pet joining your stay here, there is an additional nightly charge of $10. Check-in and checkout times can be flexible depending on the availability on the calendar pending our discussion of your needs and our schedule.
The closet doors hide a refrigerator, extra towels and sheets, a space heater, a fan, tray tables and much more.
This place is so cute! It has everything you need and it provides lots of privacy. I really enjoyed my stay here, but most of all Peter is an amazing host! He made sure I had everything I needed and advised me on popular local restaurants. When I locked myself out of my car, he went out of his way and called his insurance company to help me open the door. Peter was very kind and went out of his way to make sure I was okay and relaxed during my stay there. I hope to come back sometime in the future. I will definitely recommend this place!
With breakfast foods--fruit, bagels, juice--and with ease of checking in at my convenience
Peter nous a bien accueilli dès notre arrivée. La chambre est proche de la plage et dans un quartier tranquille.
Your comment about sand and hair in the bed and the sheets smelling is ridiculous. The bedding and towels are always washed between each guest. There is NO WAY for their to be sand and hair in the bedding. This is the first time in well over 100 reviews that something like this was mentioned. As for the signs on the closet doors, we found this to be necessary when we began using the room as a vacation rental many years ago when an occasional thoughtless guest tracked tar in the room (before the new carpet) and full ashtrays were found in the room. I hate to imagine what the room would be like today without the signage to remind our guests. Frankly, your review shocked me since all of our interactions were quite cordial and you never brought up any of these displeasures.
Uiterst accurate instructies door Peter om de woning te vinden.
Alles wat beloofd is, is er ook, en meer dan dat. Alhoewel in het huis van de eigenaar gelegen, heb je absolute privacy, met eigen ingang en terras. Het bed is prima, en satteliet TV werkt perfect.
Zeer goede ligging. Vlak bij de oceaan, en met de wagen 5 minuutjes van Santa Barbara. Een prima stop op je reis door de Pacific coast.
Had a great stay. Room with bathroom and outside decking area is ideal for a short stay. Was pleasantly surprised with the size. Didn't realise until we got there that there were cooking facilities too! I would highly recommend. Thanks peter!
About the Host, Peter
My wife and I have been married for nearly 40 years. We have raised two wonderful children and that's our 4.5 year old grandson in a recent wedding picture. We have been offering the room as a vacation rental for about 4 years now. Only recently did a friend tell us about Airbnb, so we are eager to try this professional and secure-looking site. Our guests come to SB for a variety of reasons -- weddings of friends, to visit grandchildren, to see their kids who are attending one of the local colleges, job interviews, European travellers on holiday, etc. We enjoy meeting the variety of visitors who choose our home, although we sometimes will not see them at all. Some guests know their way around town, have no questions for us, and may value their privacy. These folks will check themselves in and out and be on their way.
My wife and I are empty-nesters, but are blessed to have our children still in town. Julie enjoys her special time taking care of grandson Andy 1-2 days a week. It's a special time to have with such a growing imagination. We have lived in SB for 40 years and have a wealth of knowledge about our community should a guest want to use us as a resource. We both love a good story - movie, book, etc - and we enjoy the outdoors. I love to golf when time permits and most sports occupy my attention to some degree (go Lakers). My wife is a true people person who has devoted the last twenty-five years of her life to assisting folks with various issues which come up in their personal life. Refer to (website hidden) for more info on my amazing wife.