About this listing
Our rooms are beautifully decorated with art and textiles from around the world and makes for a very comfortable and romantic get- away for two.
Located in a canyon at the base of Santa Barbara foothills with lots of greenery and wildlife around.
We are a professional couple offering a private furnished master bedroom with in suite full bathroom. All utilities and wireless Internet are included and there is laundry on site. We are located to the west of the City of Santa Barbara, easy access to the Back Country( Santa Ynez Valley, 20Min), Downtown and the Stearn's Wharf ( 15 Min), UCSB ( 8 min.) and the Gaviota Coast.
This is a really nice neighborhood located in a canyon at the base of the foothills of Santa Barbara 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.
The house is located in the foothills just 3 miles from nearest shopping center and only 10-12 min drive from the city of Santa Barbara, where we have fun shopping and great restaurants. Also the harbor tour companies offer some of the world’s best whale watching year round and sunset cruises.
We have lived 20 years in Santa Barbara, and have extensive knowledge of greater Santa Barbara metro and all of California. 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.
Please refrain from eating on the bed to avoid spillage on the linens and mattress, you are welcome to use the dining table in the kitchen at anytime.
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 located 10-12 minutes by car from the city of Santa Barbara, it 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. We do not allow use of massage oils on our bedding.Please refrain from eating on the bed to avoid spillage on the linens and mattress, you are welcome to use the dining table in the kitchen at anytime. 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!
Christina und Geoffrey sind ein wundervolles Paar und haben uns einen tollen Aufenthalt in Santa Barbars ermöglicht! Beide sind super nett und haben uns viele Infos und Tipps gegeben. Das Zimmer war wie beschrieben. Es war sehr sauber und groß. Das Bett war sehr sehr bequem und groß. Mit dem Auto konnte man schnell zum Strand und ins Stadtzentrum fahren. Alles super und sehr weiterzuempfehlen.
Nice room exactly as described by the pictures, and very warm welcome from our host who were both very helpful and discreet.
Everything was great. The room was true to the pictures and very nice/comfortable/well decorated/spotless clean. There were a lot of amenities in the bathroom and Geoffrey & Christina have put a lot of thought into making guests feel comfortable. The house itself is very charming and clean, which adds to the positive experience; also this is a good, safe neighborhood with high-quality residents. I met Christina when I checked in, as well as one other time, and she was very friendly and helpful. I would certainly stay here again and recommend to others!
Geoffrey was a wonderful host and their home was lovely! Very helpful with our questions about things to do locally! Highly highly recommend
We stayed at the Master Suite for 2 nights - the room is really large and laid out nicely with a seating area, a very comfortable bed, and a spacious private bathroom. Having a hot water kettle to make tea in the morning is a nice added touch! The location, around 15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, is great, and it's an easy drive downtown. Geoff was a great host and we really appreciated his advice and help. We would stay there again if ever in the area.
We had a wonderful stay at Geoff's and Christina's place. I would really like to commend them for how they kept the room. The room was spacious, bed was very comfortable and they decorated the place very well.They have a beautiful collection of artifacts.We felt at home !I am sure we would go back to their place next time we r in Santa Barbara.
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About the Host, Geoffrey & Christina
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.