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.
Great host in a great area--we enjoyed our stay here!
Hi Patti -- The ants are impossible. During the drought we have had constant battles. I've hesitated to spray poison as some people are very sensitive to the odor and we've been booked almost daily for the past 4-6 months. Once the people who are buying our house in mid-August are finished with their remodeling, they plan on tenting the house and that should put an end to the problem. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here though.
Nice, clean and cozy apartment just as described. Everything worked out well. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Easy access to the beach.
The location is great! Close to the ocean, restaurants, and downtown. Peter gave us good directions and an alternate scenic route which we enjoyed. The room was very private and very complete with everything we needed. The bathroom was quite small but workable for us. We are enjoyed a few brief chats with Peter and his wife on our arrival and departure.
Thanks for the feedback Kathleen. We have sold our house effective the middle of August. This sale process has been going on for a few months. The new owners will be doing a remodel to a large portion of the house, possibly including some upgrades to the rental room. I agree that the room can use a little refreshing and I'm sure the eager new owners will address that. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here.
Peter was an amazing host, we felt very welcomed and thankful for opening his space to us. The location was amazing in a wonderful neighborhood, the room and outdoor space was extremely nice and clean. Peter made the stay very comfortable with having snacks and drinks already in the fridge for us. Great listing, highly recommend to anyone.
Peter's place was fantastic and very convenient. We loved our stay in Santa Barbara. Peter was very nice and accommodating. Highly recommended!
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
About the Host, Charlotte & Brandon
We have recently purchased this Mesa home from Peter & Julie Newendorp. Peter & Julie rented the unit for the last 4 years and we are excited to upgrade and continue the existing room rental. We will be remodeling the home and are booking guests starting in November 2015.
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.
Our family enjoys everything Santa Barbara has to offer... the beaches, the hiking, the community and great restaurants. We are outdoor enthusiasts; you can find us hiking or at the beach almost every day. We both have flexible work schedules, which allows us to work from home. We are happy to provide our local knowledge on things to see and do in Santa Barbara to make the most of your trip!