This compact room (with shared bathroom) is beautifully decorated with art and textiles.
This is a nice and safe neighborhood, located in a canyon of Santa Barbara foothills.
We are a private professional couple offering a furnished queen bedroom with a shared bathroom. All utilities and wireless Internet are included and there is laundry on site. We also have plenty on street parking in front of our house. We are located near the crossroads of Santa Barbara, easy access to the Back Country, Downtown SB, UCSB and the Gaviota Coast.
This is a really nice neighborhood, located in a canyon at the base the Santa Barbara foothills with lots of greenery and wildlife around. The back garden has a sundeck and a patio with picnic table where you can enjoy the tranquility and sun.
We have lived 25 years in Santa Barbara, and have extensive knowledge of the metropolitan and surrounding area. We have had travelers from all over the world stay with us, as well as traveled ourselves to over 40 countries. We look forward to welcoming you and recommending you the best adventures here on the beautiful California Central Coast.
The back garden has various seating areas for enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. If mandarins are in season, please feel free to pick some.
Though cooking on the stove is not allowed, you can make use of the toaster over and microwave, there is also a shelf in refrigerator available for storing cold foods and drinks. Also please make use of the any dishes glasses and silverware that you might need.
Laundry is $5 per load, includes soap, and Dryer use.
Interaction with Guests
We try to gauge how much interaction our guests are interested in via the initial correspondence or upon arrival as everyone have different needs in this aspect. We always make ourselves available via Email and Text, if we can mobile phone as well, that way if guests prefer a quick text instead of a face-to-face conversation; they have us attending them just as well.
Our neighborhood is backed up to Tuckers Grove Park and the foothills and brings us an abundance of wildlife in the gardens. Our garden is most California Natives and Bee/Butterfly friendly and we have lots of birds coming to our Birdbaths and plants. The neighborhood is quiet and safe to walk in.
We have plenty of parking on the street in front of the house. Taxi ride from SBA airport cost about $15-$20 depending on time of day.
Though there are some infrequent buses from Cathedral Oaks road, we recommend renting a car to get around in Santa Barbara or California in general.
1. Please be respectful of our home. We have worked hard to create a unique and beautiful space for our guests and want to maintain it in good condition for future guests. Please come and go as you please but be mindful that you are sharing the house with others if entering late or leaving early in the morning.
2.Should you need it: Laundry is $5 per load including soap, and dryer use. Please ask for assistance.
CHECK OUT RESPONSIBILITIES - Things to do upon your departure:
3. Please leave mugs and glasses on tray we will take care of it.
4. Just leave bed unmade, no need to strip sheets off, we take care of all the linens and towels.
5. Please lock the front door upon your departure and leave the key on bar table near the front door.
Have a fantastic time!
Hosts were very friendly, asking us about our day and suggesting places we might wish to go. Check-in/check-out was made trivially easy, and we were given a key so we could come and go as we pleased without worry. The room was comfortable and clean, and the home's location was only a short drive away from anything we wanted to check out.
Christina was such a lovely host :) we loved stayed at this house and chatting away about past travel adventures. The house itself is in a perfect location for exploring the local area. It's super clean and cosy and decorated tastefully, with bits and bobs from all over the world. Thank you for a great experience :)
"Romantic room in quiet SB" was the perfect first Airbnb experience! I wanted to show my girlfriend my beloved Santa Barbara five years since I left it after graduating, and this was the perfect spot (the fact that it was just off San Marcos Road, and that is one of my favorite streets because it leads all the way up to Painted Cave was a good omen). Between Goleta and Upper State, and just a couple minutes from In N Out this is the PERFECT location. The room was also perfect for our Valentine's Weekend getaway. They offer tea and coffee, fresh Mandarin oranges from their trees, clean shared bathroom, and even fridge space! I definitely recommend! Thanks guys!
Geoff and Christina are great hosts! A key was left for me, to arrive any time I wanted, and the home is nice and clean! I really liked the little tea and coffee set-up in the room, and their queen bed is so very comfortable. Although it is a shared bathroom, I had no trouble getting into it when I needed to. My only qualms were a smell throughout the house, which was not very enjoyable, and that the heating seemed to kick on in the mid-morning hours when it was already quite warm. Aside from these, it was a nice, quiet location!
Was a great experience staying with the Jewel's. The place was clean and they were very hospitable.
They were both welcoming and really kind. Very hospitable. The bed is really comfortable and if you stay for a little longer than we did, have a read of one of their books from the bookshelf in the room. They've got a great collection. We'd stay there again. Thanks Geoffrey and Christina!
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We are a married couple in our 40's. We love to travel and meeting new people from around the world.
Geoff works in IT for UCSB and Christina is self employed and works in the fashion industry. Christina also speaks Danish and Spanish fluently.
We enjoy hikes, kayaking,sailing,horseback riding, gardening,reading,antiques, architecture, dance and art.