About this listing
Hi, I'm Richard, a friendly single man who enjoys life, being outdoors and meeting new people.
Casa De La Playa, "house by the beach" is truly a special place. You'll feel at home and I'll personally ensure you have a great experience!
Casa De La Playa is a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with all the rustic charm of a contemporary Spanish Hacienda. The southwest style garden and patio is wonderful place to socialize, read a book or just relax with a glass of wine.
Conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Santa Barbara and only a 10 minute drive to State Street for the best restaurants and shopping. A Trader Joes and CVS Pharmacy are just a few blocks away. The beach is a short 10 minute walk south. There’s also a bus stop across the street that provides inexpensive access to most locations in and around Santa Barbara.
What you can expect:
A courteous & helpful host
Your own private bathroom (hair dryer available)
A safe and friendly neighborhood
Smoke and pet free environment
Exceptional cleanliness throughout
A comfortable queen bed with 300 thread count sheets
Fully equipment kitchen at your disposal
Continental breakfast with fresh fruit
Peace, quiet and privacy when needed
High speed wireless internet
Washer & dryer
Beach cruiser bikes available for rent
Come and experience the unique decor, landscape and hospitality of Casa De La Playa. I look forward to meeting you and will do whatever I can to ensure that you have a delightful stay in Santa Barbara.
Living room, dinning room, kitchen and Laundry
Interaction with Guests
I always enjoy learning about my guests and helping them plan excursions in and around Santa Barbara.
Short notice reservations are welcome, however inquiries made more than one month in advance are difficult to confirm due to personal travel plans.
I have wonderful neighbors who are quiet and considerate.
I have two bikes available for guest use. There's also a public bus stop across the street.
Other Things to Note
Please be sure and let me know if you have any special needs or requests associated with your stay.
Please clean-up after yourself when done in the kitchen.
No unregistered guests allowed without the approval of host.
Smoking is not permitted inside or outside the property.
At the present time we are not able to accommodate infants or children under 8 years old.
Richard's home was fabulous. The neighborhood was excellent and very safe. My wife and I took several walks and a bike ride to the beach. We felt very safe walking at night and well as daytime. The room was great and had all the necessary items you need. He gave us access to the kitchen, and living room. The Spanish theme in the decorations was charming. Richard went out of his way to make us feel welcome. We will definitely stay at his home again. He even asked what we like to eat for breakfast and had those items for us when we got there.
My husband and I stayed at Richard's home for the weekend in July. Richard was a fantastic host. He was very welcoming and provided my husband and I with all the information needed to get the most out of our stay in Santa Barbara. The guest book and brochures gave food and tourist site information which was extremely useful; even providing guests with printed out maps of the area. Like the whole house the room was immaculate and beautifully appointed. The breakfast provided was delicious. If this was a hotel it would definitely be classified as a 5 star boutique.
Our host Richard showed sincere hospitality in opening his beautiful home, and pride in his city of Santa Barbara. My husband and I had a wonderful 4th of July holiday stay with Richard in his lovely home. The home was fastidiously kept, clean and inviting. Richard made himself available for all our queries and assured we were comfortable. The wi-fi service in house was fast and convenient, and Richard even shopped to make sure breakfast groceries were offered to us during our stay. He provided input on good picks for local restaurants, and advice on visiting local landmarks and historical points of interest. The house is centrally located in Santa Barbara, and it was very easy to access points of interest. We really enjoyed the garden Richard has created, so relaxing and beautiful. The towels were fluffy and white, and the bar soap provided was natural and nice on the skin. Use of the beach cruiser bikes to get around the city during a busy holiday weekend was most helpful and fun. Having assigned parking at the home too was very convenient.
We had a fantastic time in Santa Barbara, which was made possible by Richard having us to stay in his immaculate house. He was such a generous host who went out of his way to make sure we had a good stay. He went and bought breakfast items for us, after asking what sort of thing we like. He always checked in with us that we were OK but gave us plenty of space. In terms of the room, it was perfect and actually better than most b&bs we have stayed in! Comfortable bed, good shower with some local soaps to use, and plenty of local information. We even got to hire Richard's cruising bikes for a day's Cycling around Santa Barbara. He had put in so much effort and attention to detail (facetowels to remove makeup, instructions on coffee machine etc) to make our stay as smooth as possible.
We had a great time staying in Santa Barbara at Richard's house. He was the perfect host. The room, and house, was impeccably decorated and spotlessly clean. He was helpful and made us feel at home.
Excellent airbnb experience. Richard's room is exactly as described and in exceptional order- it is truly like staying at a professional b&b! Very comfortable bed, high quality linen and towels, hairdryer, immaculately tidy and clean home, fully equipped kitchen and beautiful garden. Richard goes to every length to make you feel welcome; provided great SB advice& fabulous beach cruiser bikes. His breakfasts are also super.
The location is in a safe neighbourhood, residential and quiet with ease of access to the beach front and a short distance to grocery stores if required.
We would highly recommend this wonderful home and room, thank you Richard!
We had a really great stay at Richard's place! Richard himself is amazingly attentive and considerate and the room is like a 5 star hotel room with a nice ensuite bathroom. The location is excellent, a quiet street only 5 min driving from SB centre and only 10 minutes by beach cruiser bike which Richard rents out.
About the Host, Richard
I’m a friendly single man who enjoys life, being outdoors and meeting new people. I own and operate a property management business that caters to high-end homeowners in Santa Barbara County. I love making my clients and guests feel special and care-free when they’re staying in one of my properties.