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” 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..
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
Our experience during this stay was wonderful. The hosts attention to detail was EXTRAORDINARY and we really felt like we were at a Ritz Carlton. We would come back to Santa Barbara just to stay at this airbnb.
We stayed in the studio as part of our west coast trip and thought it was one of the best places we stayed on the whole trip! The room and bathroom is beautiful and the amenities are unbelievable, well stocked fridge and pantry, great outdoor seating area and Spa. Made use of the provided bikes to have a quick ride around the lovely neighbourhood too.
Like a Tuscan villa in Santa Barbara, CA! I'm a historic preservationist and noticed all the thoughtful architectural and design oriented details that Michael and Kelly added to this space, from the beautiful stone work and fountain in our private courtyard to the wood floors with inlay and gorgeous plaster mouldings. They made us feel so comfortable with little touches like chocolate and waters on our night stands and a refrigerator full of beverages and snacks that made us feel at home upon arrival. The property shows well online, but it was even better than what can be seen in photos and written in the description. The neighborhood was beautiful and quiet and just a short drive away from the beach and bars/restaurants. I would love to come back next time my husband and I are in SB - thank you Michael & Kelly!
How can we put this without being short in words... This house was fabulous at a lot of aspects: the bed was fabulous, the terrace was beautiful, all the details were absolutely stunning. We had a courtesy breakfast in the terrace that was simply the best we had in our whole vacations. The neighborhood seemed very nice and it was so close to the beach that was very convenient. Best experience in airbnb ever. So, five stars (I'd give six or seven if I could) to this house.
We loved this quaint studio apartment. It was lavishly decorated and very clean!! The claw foot tub is so comfortable and bathroom lighting is exceptional. My daughter really enjoyed the mega-sized hidden TV. I loved the little courtyard that was so peaceful to sip my morning coffee. We took the bikes down to a restaurant and really enjoyed the trip. I would highly recommend it. Mike and Kelly are very receptive to our inquiries. They really thought of everything from the Ferrer Roche chocolates by the bed to the designer perfumes tucked away in the mirror cabinet. It was an exquisite place and extremely comfortable stay for us.
Before, during and after our stay we felt like a king and queen! Seriously, I have stayed in castles before that were less charming. Michael communicates very well with all needed info and welcomed us in every way. This studio is beautifully appointed with one WOW after another. We would (and have) recommend this stunning place to stay to the pickiest traveler.
Michael made our visit extraordinary from the first moment. We walked in to romantic music and a wonderfully decorated environment. They have polished the studio with the highest level of luxury finishings. All of the space is used efficiently and it makes the stay fantastic. The hosts were communicative and excellent throughout.
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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.