Walk to Downtown, Park, Beach, Bowl

Apartment - Private room · Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States

Enjoy a private and cozy room in a spacious downtown apartment with a friendly host a a furry welcome committee! Within walking distance to shops, restaurants, the beach, the bowl, the mission, and just about anywhere else you'd want to go!

Your host, Jessica
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Enjoy a private and cozy room in a spacious downtown apartment with a friendly host a a furry welcome committee! Within walking distance to shops, restaurants, the beach, the bowl, the mission, and just about anywhere else you'd want to go!

The Space

Enjoy your own private room with a very comfortable queen size bed in a charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in downtown Santa Barbara. Ideal Location! You won't need a car while you're here! Located within walking distance to State Street and the heart of downtown shops, restaurants, & bars as well as other popular attractions such as Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, The Presidio, the Santa Barbara Courthouse, Alice Keck Park, and more. Walk to the beach or take the electric downtown shuttle to the waterfront or harbor (costs $0.50/pp). Shopping and entertainment are all within walking distance. Coming into town for a concert? The Santa Barbara County Bowl is also within walking distance. Two bus stops are located outside the front door and across the street heading both North and South.

The apartment has a retro meets modern feel featuring the original kitchen appliances and vintage accents, but with updated features such as a new dishwasher, new furnishings, fresh paint and new carpet. A spacious living room area with lots of light is comfortable for lounging or enjoying the morning paper. Should you want to cook while you're here, the kitchen is fully appointed and cooking basics (salt, pepper, olive oil, etc.) are provided. Washer & Dryer on premises and key provided upon request.

Free street parking (permit provided & parking is easy). Free wireless internet connection but no television.

No smoking please.

PLEASE NOTE: I only accept reservations from guests with completed, verified profiles and positive reviews and/or recommendations., I will happily consider opening my home to you once you've completed your profile AND have been positively reviewed and/or recommended. If you are first-time user of Airbnb and do not have positive reviews, go to Profile>Recommendations>Request Recommendations to request some. Then submit your booking request.

Guest Access

Guests have access to all areas of the home including the kitchen and laundry facilities. You are welcome to store food in the fridge or use the kitchen to make coffee/tea or breakfast in the morning. There is also a bike rack in the back if you'd like to bring your bike. Bathroom is shared with one other person (me, your lovely host).

Interaction with Guests

I welcome guests to seek advice on where to eat or what to see while in Santa Barbara. I'm very friendly and will engage as much or as little as guests desire.

The Neighborhood

This neighborhood is host to some of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. There is so much to do/see nearby, yet it's quiet and peaceful at night.

Getting around

There are two bus stops out front and the downtown shuttle picks up three blocks away. Santa Barbara is also serviced by Uber or Lyft, as well as several cab companies.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Jessica is a very good host. She gives you space to do what ever you want but also she is very helpful if you wanna talk to her. Her flat is beautiful and the dog is nice.
    It was a great stay.

    July 2014
  • Dear Jessica,
    It was a great pleasure to come back to Santa Barbara after 20 yrs !
    Your apartment is well located, walking distance to downtown and for three days that I stayed with you, you made me feel like at home. The room was clean and I totally recommend it ! If you are ever in Iceland, contact me - Kind regards, Birna

    June 2014
  • Thank you, Jessica!
    Jessica was a great host, generous, clean and accommodating. The location is great and safe (plus good parking) and her dog has very good manners and is fun to be around.
    Jessica's apartment was a great find for our holiday weekend. Thanks again.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2014
  • Jessica is a really welcoming, friendly, helpful and beautiful person.

    Her apartment is just like the photos, clean, large room, and comfy bed. It's in a great location, easy to either walk or take trolley/bus to both The Mission or the Beach and a couple of blocks from Main Street shopping and local bars and restaurants.
    Great host, lovely home, choose here if you are lucky enough to be going to Santa Barabara.
    Thanks Jessica for creating a perfect trip.

    May 2014
  • Jessica's apartment was everything I was hoping it to be. The location is superb, only minutes from the restaurants and shopping in downtown Santa Barbara. A lovely park sits across the street. As for the apartment, the kitchen is spacious and fully equipped. Jessica was incredibly generous and friendly. And I enjoyed chatting with her. What's more, she has the BEST dog ever. This apartment is a no brainer. Book it!

    April 2014
  • It was very easy and a pleasure to stay with Jessica and her friendly dog. The well maintained and very clean appartment is walkable to/from pretty much everywhere in Santa Barbara. We appreciated Jessica's professionalism, flexibility and good advice on the local scene. Thanks Jessica! Highly recommendable.

    April 2014
  • Jessica was great! She knew the area well and her place was just what I needed.

    March 2014
  • Jessica is a great host, very friendly, helpful and relaxed. Making arrangements with her was easy. The room is nice, clean, comfortable. As is the bathroom. And her place is close to State street and other interesting places. I recommend it!

    March 2014
  • I can't recommend Jessica enough! I was in a tight spot, moving to Santa Barbara within a month and having trouble finding an apartment. I messaged Jessica and told her my story, and she said she was happy to rent to me for one month at a discounted rate.

    I had a great time at Jessica's place. Her apartment is perfectly located, close to downtown and a beautiful park nearby, super safe neighborhood, & tons of cute shops and restaurants nearby. Her place is decorated beautifully. The bed & room were very comfortable, completely stocked with everything (towels, hangers, extra sheets & pillows, etc.) and she was generous with kitchen utensils/staples.

    Most of all, though, is that she was a wonderful hostess, always giving helpful tips, full of information, super friendly and fun to be around. And don't even get me started on the adorable Sampson!

    March 2014
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I've done a fair bit of traveling myself and love to meet and host other travelers. I always encourage my guests to make themselves at home. I am self-employed and work frequently from home or coffee shop de jour....which is funny because I don't actually drink coffee. However, I can recommend some great local spots nearby! (Want to know who has the best chocolate croissants in town? I can tell you...and they are dangerously close by!) I'd like to write my next book while soaking up the sunshine on the beaches of Thailand. I hope to be able to rent my whole place for a month on Airbnb in the last quarter of 2013 and do just that. :)
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