Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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Charming one-bedroom house with a cook's kitchen and sun-drenched yard and patio. Relaxing urban retreat minutes from downtown and beaches, ideal for exploring Santa Barbara and wine country. Perfects for couples. Bonus: EV car charger, bikes available.

No cable or AC—feel the ocean breeze and tune into the natural beauty around you.

spacious backyard

spacious backyard

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $40
Weekly discount: 5%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Fabulously furnished one-bedroom modern craftsman bungalow with a large enclosed yard. Historic and eclectic neighborhood a few blocks up the hill from organic markets, breweries, wine tasting, and award winning restaurants. Sip wine on our sun drenched porch, and enjoy sweeping views of the American Riveria and downtown landmarks including the Courthouse, Arlington Theater, and Granada Theater. Warning: there is no cable, but ample opportunities to tune in to the beachy Santa Barbara lifestyle.

Walking/biking distance to beaches, zoo, and gourmet Milpas restaurants. biking distance to State Street/downtown (1.3 miles), the Funk Zone (1 mile), and Montecito (1 mile).

Hardwood floors and recently remodeled kitchen. Light and airy. One off-street parking spot. Includes EV level 2 charger!

Kick start your central coast adventure from the public transit hub a block away. Bikes available on request (they are well worn "burner" bikes).

Sleeps up to two in a queen size bed.

Available on select weekends and holidays. This is our home the rest of the time.

Guest Access

Full one bedroom house with well appointed kitchen and yard. Feel free to use anything in the kitchen, and including tea. We do not have a coffee maker. No cable, but play station available for DVDs.

Filtered water is in the container on the shelf. If it is empty, see the bottom shelf of the pantry.

Park in the driveway. Car charger available!

No closet or drawers, but hangers or drawers are avalible upon request.

Not child or pet-proof.

Interaction with Guests

I will not be present during the stay. Check in/out time may be flexible... just ask! Friday check in generally 6 pm. Garage access by us may be required.

Fee ($35) charged for a late check out (free if pre-arranged and possible).

The Neighborhood

Historic and eclectic working class neighborhood. Drive Alameda Padre Sierra to the Mission for an overview of town. Close to wine tasting and award winning local breweries. This is an urban multicultural neighborhood, as such there are people of all types walking around and talking to each other (this has bothered a tenant in the past)

Getting Around

The crosstown shuttle to state street and transit hubs picks up two blocks away ($1.75). Let us know if you would like us to leave you bikes. Parking is provided in the driveway.

Other Things to Note

No cable or coffee maker.
Given that this is Santa Barbara, there is no air conditioning. Similarly, considering the semi-tropical natural setting, no refunds will be given if a bug is discovered. The house is impeccably clean, and fans and natural ant cleaner are provided.

This is a friendly multicultural neighborhood, and there are often people using the sidewalks, and sometime sitting on the wall outside.

Close the fridge and freezer firmly, otherwise it will beep at you.

Due to the drought, we have switched to a low-flow shower head. Turn the water all the way to the left, and allow it to heat up using the bath spout before engaging the showerhead (otherwise it takes a long time).

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House Rules

Make sure the fridge/freezer is firmly closed.
No smoking indoors.
Do not use fireplace.
No pets.
Let me know if you need hangers or want to use bikes.
If the fridge beeps at you, close it firmly.
Lock up and turn the lights off when you leave.
Treat our home like you would your own :)
Recycling is next to the stove, trash next to the fridge.
Please let me know if you specifically need any household items (e.g., blender, juicer) so that I can leave them out for your use.

In the event ants come inside (rare, and only when it is really hot) non-toxic ant killer is under the sink.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector

1 night minimum stay
Front with native landscaping

Front with native landscaping

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About the Host, Holly

Santa Barbara, California, United States
Member since January 2013


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