About this listing
Our large private detached studio is clean, comfortable and a super convenient place to stay. We have a comfy queen bed, a fully stocked kitchen, snacks and juice, TV and internet and onsite parking. The beach and restaurants are just steps away!
Spacious detached studio apartment in the beautiful, quaint beach community of Summerland, California, 5 miles south of downtown Santa Barbara. This clean and bright studio has a comfy queen bed with 400 thread count sheets, a sofa hide-a-bed, bathroom with a shower, and a fully stocked kitchen. It has TV and internet.
Onsite parking available. We will have snacks, bottled water, coffee, tea and juice in the studio for you to enjoy.
We have a hairdryer and extra toiletries in the bathroom, just in case you forget something. And we have an iron and ironing board and beach chairs and towels for you to use during your stay. You are welcome to use the hot tub.
Walk to Lookout Park and Summerland Beach, shops and restaurants, as well as Summerland's many antique shops.
We have several great restaurants right here in Summerland that are just a short walk away. The very popular Summerland Beach Cafe serves great breakfasts and lunch. Another fun place for lunch and dinner is the local hangout The Nugget, where both Presidents Reagan and Clinton ate at. You never know who you will see there, Kevin Costner, Troy Aikman, and other local celebrities frequent the Nugget.
The February 2012 issue of Sunset magazine picks Summerland as one of the 5 best tropical dream towns in the west! "With picket fences, cedar-shake buildings, and a cute-as-a-button main drag, Summerland is like a dose of New England charm...albeit with palm trees, better surf, and the Bikini (website hidden)."
Please note that as of July 1, 2014 Santa Barbara County is charging us a 10% transient occupancy (hotel) tax which is imposed on bookings less than 30 consecutive days. This tax is reflected in the price.
We have a hot tub that you are welcome to use. Please use the plastic cups and wine glasses when using the hot tub.
Interaction with Guests
We try to give our guests their space and privacy. Please let us know if you need ideas or directions, restaurant recommendations or anything else to make your stay memorable.
Summerland is funky and eclectic. You will find everything here from beach shacks to 5 million dollar homes, an exotic bird sanctuary and a Buddhist garden and shop called The Sacred Space. We have many antique stores, nice shops and restaurants. And Summerland beach is fantastic and just a 10 minute walk away.
The bus and electric shuttle stop is 4 blocks away.
Other Things to Note
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Check in time 3:00 PM.
Please be respectful of our home - this includes NO smoking indoors and no large or loud parties. No pets, please. No glass ware in the hot tub.
Let us know if you have any questions or need a restaurant referral and have a great time in the American Riviera!
CHECK OUT: 11 AM
Please empty the kitchen and bathroom trash cans and the recycle can under the kitchen sink. The trash bins are located in the driveway.
Please load and start dishwasher.
Please lock the door when you leave and leave the key on the kitchen table.
Feel free to offer suggestions on how we could improve the studio, and thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your referrals and input very much.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. We arrived after a very long journey from the UK to a warm welcome from Al who sent us to a great bar/restaurant for some food. The studio is clean, spacious and well equipped and we were glad of the apples, muesli bars and juice that had been kindly left. Summerland was lovely and very convenient for visiting nearby Santa Barbara. Would really recommend a stay here. Thanks very much. Mandy and Mark
We had a relaxing experience it was like staying at a 5 star hotel! Dixie the dog & tiedye the cat were wonderful greeters. Would love to stay again.
The Summerland Studio Apartment was a great first experience with AirBnB. Al and Christy provided a great room for the weekend, stocked with the necessities, offered us our own parking space and they were nothing but nice. We look forward to another weekend in Summerland in the future.
Beautiful place! Loved how it was a short walk from restaurants and the beach. We did not have a car but were easily able to grab a cab or Uber to and from the house. It definitely felt like a vacation, I will be staying here again. Thanks, Al & Christy!
Truly wonderful experience! So clean, such a beautiful area, Al and Christy were both super nice. Very comfortable bed, a lot of space and did I mention cleeeean? Hummingbirds while having breakfast outside, and star gazing with a glass of wine in the evening. We just had to stay longer than planned, we loved it so much!
The large studio is as beautiful and tastefully decorated as is pictured, and Al & Christy have gone out of their way to make it a secluded haven, full of all sorts of thoughtful amenities including fresh flowers, lots of fluffy towels, fruit, candy, snack bars, coffee, bottles of water in the refrigerator, and more toiletries provided (in case you've forgotten something) than any five star hotel I've stayed in. The studio is spotlessly clean, and the bathroom fixtures look almost brand new. There are windows on all four sides of the studio so you get to enjoy the ocean breezes. There's great parking (most Summerland rentals have you park on the street), especially appreciated when coming home late and not having to fight for a parking space on narrow streets. The gardens and flower pots are full of succulents and vibrant flowering plants that thrive in that microclimate - someone's got a green thumb! They've provided recommendations for local eateries, and the Cantwell Deli just down the street has a great selection of wines, groceries, and daily prepared foods if you don't want to cook. You are within walking distance from the local park & beach, and minutes to Montecito & Santa Barbara. Al & Christy are just a phone call away, but I never had to call them - they'd thought of everything in advance. I'd like to think it's what I'd offer if I had such a great property in such a beautiful area. I feel so fortunate to have found it.
About the Host, Al And Christy
We always wanted to live here, and we are loving it.
We are happy to help you have a great time in the "American Riviera". There is so much to do and see here! We enjoy walking the beach, travel, cooking, gardening, dining out, hiking, fine wine and friends and the arts. We love meeting new people as well and want to make your stay a nice one.