1 BdrmApt - Walk to Dwntwn & Beach!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · W Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
Lia
Your host, Lia
17 Reviews
Response rate: 95%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

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THIS LISTING is priced for having my place all to yourself. If you'd like a lower price and are open to having just the bedroom, go to this link: http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/614607
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Check out my recommendations here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/614607/guidebook
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Bright, airy and open 1-bedroom apartment with loft bedroom in downtown Santa Barbara while I'm out of town.

Ideal Location! Walking distance to beach or downtown, with mall, farmers' market, movie theaters, etc. Two blocks from the entrance to highway 101.

Compact washer/dryer, free parking lot, wifi.

No pets / No smoking please.

Feel free to contact me with questions.

Feel free to use the kitchen. I provide coffee and tea for the morning, but you supply your own food if you choose to eat in. If not, I can recommend several local cafes and restaurants nearby that you'll love. I'm less than a 5 minute walk to Starbucks, a 5-minute drive to Whole Foods, and walking distance from tons of fabulous restaurants and downtown shopping. And I'm a quick 35 minute jaunt from some of the best Central Coast wineries (about 50 of them!).

I prefer not to book 1-3 night reservations farther than 3 months in advance. So 3 months in advance up to the same day is fine. If you need 4+ nights, you're welcome to submit reservations up to 6 months in advance.

A little about me: I'm considerate and friendly. I love hosting guests and I look forward to having you here!

If you prefer sharing the place with me (and getting a cheaper rate!), go to my other listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/614607

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $1400 /week
Monthly Price: $5000 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Great location, close to downtown and the 101. Both the bed upstairs as well as the fold out sofa downstairs were very comfy! Lia was very prompt in all I her responses and was also available during our reservation.

    Lia let us know that this was ok during our reservation, but another cat was able to enter the cat door (which is only meant to be used by her cat that has a special magnetic collar that opens the door). She let us know she knew the cat and it was fine, just something to note!

    Overall we enjoyed our stay in Santa Barbara and this was a great place to stay in the location that we wanted. Thank you for your hospitality, Lia!

    June 2014
    Lia
    Response from Lia:

    Thanks so much for your message, Kelly. I'm alarmed about you mentioning the smell. I'm embarrassed to say that I do not notice it. Was it noticeable during your entire stay? If so, was it the same strength each day? Or did it seem to fade? I did once have a stray who I suspect relieved himself under the house, leaving a noticeable smell. I'm wondering if that happened...

    And if you look at my listing, you'll see that a former guest even mentioned how there was no cat smell.

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    Lia's place was so great. Located in a quaint and quite neighborhood only 3 blocks from State street, its a solid choice. You could tell she put a lot of thought into designing her apartment to fit a simple, clean and modern feel. Her cat Kiku does all the bathroom business outside so it doesn't even smell like a cat lives there. Her bedroom is upstairs in with a tv and an expresso maker, which was extremely easy to use. Her bed is very clean and suited for the back sleeper type. I would definitely recommend her place to my friends.
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    If you have a moment, please send me a quick answer to my questions above. I'm curious to know and eager to find a solution.

    Best,

    Lia

    June 2014
  • Lia's lofted apartment was great- clean, close to downtown and guest friendly. Lia met us at night to go over housekeeping details and make introductions. Overall we had a great experience but felt it was a little overpriced. We probably could have found a hotel in the area for less.

    March 2014
  • Lia's place was so great. Located in a quaint and quite neighborhood only 3 blocks from State street, its a solid choice. You could tell she put a lot of thought into designing her apartment to fit a simple, clean and modern feel. Her cat Kiku does all the bathroom business outside so it doesn't even smell like a cat lives there. Her bedroom is upstairs in with a tv and an expresso maker, which was extremely easy to use. Her bed is very clean and suited for the back sleeper type. I would definitely recommend her place to my friends.

    February 2014
    Lia
    Response from Lia:

    Thanks for the positive review, Michael! I hope you both arrived home safely and had a wonderful trip! Looking forward to seeing you again when you're in the SB/LA area!

    February 2014
  • Great place to stay in Santa Barbara. Lia is a good host and the place was clean and nice. Recommend to anyone looking to stay close to downtown SB.

    February 2014
  • Great little apartment with charm. Close to State Street, that includes great shopping and restaurants. Lia's place is fairly private and a good option if you are looking for an alternative to a stuffy hotel room.
    She does have a very friendly cat that stays in the house.
    Lia was great at communicating during the entire process.
    Thanks

    November 2013
  • Lia is a wonderful host and we fortunately had a brief opportunity to meet and chat. She was very personable, informative and helpful in regards to the local places and restaurants to visit. The place is very cute and clean and is in a great location, within walking distance to downtown and the beach. We literally walked everywhere and barely used our car. She also has an adorable cat named Kiku. He was very friendly and just too cute! He was a nice little addition to have around.

    I would definitely recommend Lia's place. It was our first Airbnb experience and it went perfectly. Thanks, Lia (and Kiku!). =]

    - Jake & Christian

    September 2013
    Lia
    Response from Lia:

    Thanks for the nice review, Jake. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit (and getting to know Kiku! :-) ). I hope you both arrived home safely. Please look me up again the next time you're in the SB area.

    September 2013
  • Lia's apartment was cozy and in a great part of town. Kiko is the cutest and an added plus! We'll be back!

    July 2013
    Lia
    Response from Lia:

    Thanks for the positive review, Cynthia! I hope you both arrived home safely and had a wonderful trip!

    July 2013
  • Lia was a wonderful host, came by to check us in and show us the ropes. Great upstairs bedroom - spacious and a tea kettle! The cat was very friendly and also easy going. The apt is super close to the happenings on State Street.

    July 2013
    Lia
    Response from Lia:

    Thanks for the review, Sarah, et. al! I hope you arrived home safely and had a wonderful trip!

    July 2013
  • This is a great apartment,great location that is really close to everything,lia was a great host,she also has a cute cat that lives here so this is fantastic for animal lovers.

    June 2013
    Lia
    Response from Lia:

    Thanks for the nice review, Adam! I hope you guys arrived home safely and had a wonderful trip!

    June 2013
  • Great location in SB, close to the beach, great restaurants and shopping. Lia was quick to reply and provided all the info I needed to make the stay comfortable and easy.

    June 2013
    Lia
    Response from Lia:

    Thanks for the nice review, Jessica! I hope you arrived home safely and had a wonderful trip!

    June 2013
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Deutsch, English, Español, 日本語
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Pennridge High School, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Meredith Manor School of Horsemanship, Takeda Dojo: Yokohama, Japan
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Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara
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I'm an entrepreneur in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. I'm very active in the local community and also in the larger national and international communities in my field. I'm friendly and am a great hostess! My home is always meticulously clean and I will thoroughly respect your privacy.
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