About this listing
Peaceful cottage with lovely view of the ocean framed by one of the only groups of cypress trees in town. Please note that we no longer provide breakfast. Shared bathroom.
Shelby Street is quiet and serene, with friendly neighbors. The accommodations are clean and uncluttered. Please note that our county charges us a 10% lodging tax as well as $2 per room per night. We pay the $2 but need to collect from you the 10% upon arrival. While we have recently eliminated breakfast as part of the room rate, a gluten-free, plant-based breakfast can be ordered separately most of the time. Please note that we have two other rooms available in this home. Look under "Cozy Room in Ocean-View Cottage" and "Simply a Place to Crash."
Since we keep a gluten-free kitchen, we do not offer guests cooking facilities. However we do offer other meals for a charge, with enough advance notice, completely gluten-free and plant-based. Feel free to bring in food that is already prepared and enjoy it al fresco on one of our patios or in the dining area. There is only one bathroom, and it is shared if the other room is occupied. It has never been an issue. I am excited to show our guests how we incorporated our love for sea glass into the shower! Available for rent are two paddle boards and a one-person kayak, each for $20.00 for the day. A few beach chairs as well as two bogey boards are free to use.
Interaction with guests
As a chef and former owner of Santa Barbara's first (only) gluten-free, vegan restaurant, I can often be found in the kitchen.
Summerland has bus service to Montecito and Santa Barbara.
Other things to note
We recently purchased two Santa Barbara Axxess cards and make those available to the guests with tons of great discounts for SB eateries.Celebrating a special occasion? We offer decorated gluten-free, vegan cakes. Our decorator, Sybille, has made a name for herself in the area, and all of her cakes are works of art. She also did the sea glass mosaics in the shower! If you are interested in a picnic lunch or dinner, that can also be arranged. We know that it is difficult to dine out when you have special dietary needs.
No smoking. Pets are welcome but must be out with you during the day or in one of our enclosed areas outside. At night, they can sleep in your room if you adhere to the "absolutely no pets on beds or furniture" rule. We charge $15 a day to accommodate pets.