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The dining room opens onto the front porch. My wire sculpture's on the wall.

The dining room opens onto the front porch. My wire sculpture's on the wall.

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The Space
Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)


Cleaning Fee: $70
Security Deposit: $200
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Location! My arty house/garden/mini-orchard lies in the heart of town. It's equi-distant to the Pacific and to State St., 2-8 blocks away from the best of SB: gorgeous beaches, taquerias, cafes, toniest restaurants, great supermarket and farmers' markets, wine and beer making and tasting places, art galleries, theaters, museums, shops, bike and watersport rentals, and more.
This bright home is a comfy house (not a guest cottage) with ample rooms, and front, side and back yards. The large bedroom has a European-style, queen platform bed. The spacious, dine-in kitchen is well-equipped. Art and antiques fill the living room and dining room.
There are two WCs: One mosaic-tiled bathroom offers a shower; a second bathroom has a washer and dryer. Guests love the curtained outdoor shower surrounded by fragrant vines.
Located on a cul-de-sac in a friendly family neighborhood called Laguna, the house sits on a deep lot, ringed with trees and hedges, and filled with Mediterranean landscaping.
Parking is easy: 4 cars fit in the long driveway, and there's free street parking.
So much to do without leaving the premises! Check out the beach palms from the kitchen window, mountain views from the front porch, or the hummingbirds and sea gulls from the alfresco shower. In the backyard, you can grill fresh fish on the brick asado (under the grape arbor) or on my hibachi. Pick oranges, grapefruit and rosemary year round. Dining niches and lounge chairs are hidden throughout the dense gardens.
Use the boogie boards, wifi, washer and dryer, gas range, microwave, toaster oven, electric kettle, French press, lots of cookware, fresh sheets, fluffy bath towels, and beach towels.
While here, you'll have the whole place to yourselves. After I, or a caretaker, greet you, I'll be off at a family house minutes away, or traveling.
I'm happy to divulge Santa Barbara's secret places: rock pools along hiking trails, hidden beach access, our local Italian restaurant with bocce courts, etc. Grateful to live in SB, I'm delighted to share it with visiting artists, writers, profs, swimmers, hikers, bikers, cooks, or adventurers of any stripe.

3-night minimum
Ask me about special rates for stays of two to four weeks.

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House Rules

Please feel free to call any time at all if you have any questions about anything---mechanical, touristic, culinary... I'd like to help make your stay smooth and fun as possible.

--To keep the house allergy-friendly, we ask that you not smoke or bring pets.
--It's a really sandy town. Please keep shoes outside to keep from re-sanding the hardwood floors. (There's an outdoor shower, for post-beach rinsing.)
--By tradition, the neighborhood is quiet by 10 PM. The rare weekend parties are usually family affairs--showers and birthdays--that end by 11PM. It's a very respectful street where I know 20+ of my nearest neighbors, all very different, but always harmonious.
--For cooking, please use any condiments you like, and just replace bigger things, like frozen foods and canned goods, before you leave.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

The large bedroom glows with afternoon light. This is the southern half of the bedroom.

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About the Host, Barbara

Santa Barbara, California, United States
Member since July 2012
Response rate: 100% (past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour


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