About this listing
Enter through your own Private and Separate entry into a downtown luxury Studio, an Old World Italian style home in the heart of Santa Barbara. Explore the pedestrian downtown lifestyle and enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer.
Kelly and I live on the property and we love sharing our home and respectfully ask that if you stay with us Friday, Saturday or on holidays that you stay for 2 + days. Thank You. The Studio accommodates 2 people.
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The studio features private entrance with a full bath including a claw foot soaking tub. Sink, toilet with a Rohl shower. There is a complete set of towels including beach towels. shared central courtyard and canopy covered patio with heater. The walls are Venetian plaster with a high ceiling of exposed wood beam and wood trim windows. There are two built in closet armoires with hangers that will accommodate most clothing except full length dresses. There is a simple kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. There are plates, cups, wine glasses and utensils. There is also a hair dryer, iron & ironing board. The central court yard is a common area, as is the outdoor fireplace, an additional outdoor shower, Roman glass tile spa, and vine covered pergola with seating. A Viking BBQ. Again these areas are shared areas. We have fast 25-30mb speed wireless internet, basic cable with 48” TV. Queen bed, with 600+ thread count sheets, soft and firm pillows, and comforter. There are two leather club chairs. The studio and all parts of the property are non-smoking please. We also offer two beach cruiser bicycles and provide bike locks and helmets so you can explore the best of downtown Santa Barbara. There is Free street side Parking directly in front of the house. We do have city street cleaning twice a week. Please read the posted signs to avoid any concerns.
Guests will have access to all amenities in the studio and additionally will share the common areas: Roman spa, outdoor fireplace, outdoor pergola, BBQ, laundry room and central courtyard. Guests are kindly requested not to enter the main home.
Interaction with Guests
We are here to help make sure your stay in Santa Barbara is both relaxing, and eventful. When possible we love spending time with our guests many of which become friends. If you have a question about Santa Barbara we can point you in the right direction ensuring the best possible experience.
We love our downtown neighborhood. It is centrally located in the heart of Santa Barbara and you can walk or bike almost everywhere. There is public transportation at the end of the street and a cab to downtown is about $9 with local cab..
There are lots of wonderful local non-chain eateries including: a bakery called “Our Daily Bread” just 3 blocks where you can get a cappuccino, and almond croissant, breakfast burrito or fresh squeezed juices. There is Sushi/ Japanese , Mexican / Latin, Indian, Thai, Italian, and the list goes on and on all within walking distance. There is yoga, a barber and beauty salon(s), Trader Joe’s, Cottage Hospital, The historic Santa Barbara Mission is blocks away..
There is easy access public bus downtown line with a stop at the end of the street. There are a many local cab companies and our central location makes cab fees affordable. Walking is also a great healthy option..
Other Things to Note
.08 miles Old Mission Santa Barbara, rose garden
1.2 miles downtown Santa Barbara
4.5 miles Santa Barbara Zoo
2.7 miles The Beach
.5 miles Cottage Hospital
1.3 mile Farmers market
2.2 miles Urban wine trail from "Sideways" wine tasting
1.4 miles Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
25 miles Circle Bar B Guest Ranch horse back riding
.9 miles Health Wellness Center of Santa Barbara
2.3 miles Amtrak Station - SBA / The Pacific Surf Liner
9.0 miles Santa Barbara Airport code SBA 5 airlines
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WARNING !!!! Please remove and place the decorative Dian Austin designer couture silk pillows, throw, and duvet cover in one of the built in closets before using the bed. These silk pieces will damage easily and quick become discolored if left on the bed and used. If you require, there are additional covers in the top right cabinet closet to the bathroom. Thank you for your consideration.
This is a no smoking property both inside the Studio and outside the grounds and driveway. Please take this into account if you decide to stay with us.
We love and respect our neighborhood and neighbors. We ask that you please refrain from using the all exterior/outside areas, the courtyard, the spa and common areas after 9pm as our neighbors bedrooms are located nearby. Please avoid making excess noise when and where possible.
A maximum of only two(2) registered guests are allowed on the property unless you receive prior written consent. If guests’ friends/ associates/ others are given written permission in no case will this grant the unregistered guest permission for an overnight stay. The studio is designed for a maximum of two people at anytime
Please do not set any damp or soiled towels, clothes, items against any wall. The walls are Venetian plaster and will quickly and permanently stain. Thank-You for your consideration in advance.
Free parking is available on the street. Please read and observe all posted parking restrictions.
The studio accommodates 2 people. Check in time is at 3pm and check out time is 11am
One more thing: although we love them, we cannot have animals on the property and we cannot make exceptions. Please, don't brake our hearts because we will have to say no.
We love sharing our space and making so many people happy!
Kelly & Michael
Best airbnb we have ever been to! Michael and Kelly remembered every possible amenity and made our stay very comfortable and relaxing! Would definitely recommend staying at this home!
Upon arrival, Michael greeted us at our car and walked us onto the property. We were blown away! The place looked exactly like the pictures. We felt like we were in a kingdom! The area is phenomenal, right in the heart of Santa Barbara with tasty restaurants within walking distance. The amenities in the room made our stay incredibly comfortable. We felt pampered! Michael gave us great recommendations for restaurants to eat at and beaches to go to. I hope to stay again and also be able to send my parents there on a getaway!
The listing description was accurate... and more! The place is clean, cozy, beautiful, luxurious and serene. I wished I could have stayed longer. Michael and Kelly, thank you so much for sharing your home; you made my first AirBnB experience a memorable one!
With prior approval and a meeting we rented Michael's perfect little cottage for 2 family members while we stayed at another larger home in the SB airbnb program. I was able to tour Michael's home before checkout and it is perfectly appointed with gorgeous decor and attention was paid to every meticulous detail. The pictures do not do this home justice. It is just about as quaint and beautiful as it gets. Michael was awesome to accommodate our 2 family members, and they were completely happy as they slept great both nights and had everything their heart's desired in comfort and beautiful surroundings. I would recommend this romantic hideaway cottage to anyone for a comfortable stay in Santa Barbara. All the homes on this street were very well maintained from what I could tell and this was a great neighborhood and it is a nice location. The instructions for entry and care of the home were very well presented and Michael took the time to meet our family personally when they arrived. If we return to SB we would love to stay here!
We absolutely LOVED our stay in Santa Barbara! The small apartment was perfect and very relaxing. Amazing hosts and amazing stay! If we are ever in SB again we will stay here again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Michael was a great host and he went beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome at his place and help educate us about the city of Santa Barbara. He personally reached out to talk to us the night we arrived. We felt very much at home and secure in our over the top decorated studio apartment.
Michael and Kelly have created such a relaxing, comfortable, well-conceived experience that it's hard to know where to begin. My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary weekend and both wished we could have stayed longer. The beach cruisers were the cherry on top of the Sunday. Gliding down State Street to breakfast made me feel like a 10 year old. If this place is available and you're visiting Santa Barbara, stay here. It's a gem!
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About the Host, Michael
We love sharing our home and we are here to help make sure your stay in Santa Barbara is both relaxing, and eventful. When possible we love spending time with our guests many of which become friends. If you have a question about the city we can point you in the right direction ensuring the best possible experiences.