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This is a lovely room, with a lovely private porch, in a lovely home. Barbara is a lovely, thoughtful host. I was able to walk to State St (20 minutes) but a car would be even more convenient. Unless you're looking for a completely private unshared environment you'd be lucky to stay here.
The house is located in a lovely and classic area of Santa Barbara. Though walkable to downtown, it's a bit farther than I'd like, because once one has arrived downtown, one would want to continue to walk around quite a bit. ("Walkable" depending on the walker!) By car it's easy and quick, and SB has lots of parking lots with the first 75 minutes free. The bedroom I stayed in is upstairs and has lovely French doors that let in the morning sun and look into the trees. The doors open to a good sized deck. The room is comfortable, and Barbara had cleared drawers and made space in the closet for me. She was very good at checking in with me and being a good hostess. I enjoyed her company and getting to know her. The house is old and comes with some of the limits of older houses. Electrical outlets for devices using three pronged plugs are limited. The bathroom is in need of an upgrade and has a shower head that is, for me, extremely water saving. While I was at the house there were three to four of us using that bathroom. There is little written about the house, but I jumped at it, because I know the area and compared the rate to the rates I've been spending with other Airbnb stays. I didn't ask questions before booking which was a mistake on my part causing me to not know what to expect and becoming disappointed in ways. This was the first time I've had to share a bathroom. Of the places I've stayed, this bathroom with mildew in the grout, old stained tub, and water saving shower head was the most disappointing and not what I would expect from a house in this neighborhood. It was also a bit awkward for me when other boarders started showing up. I had no idea what was going on not expecting there would be others besides the hostess and myself. There were enough guests that one was using the living room sofa to sleep on. At times I felt like I was staying in a hostel. I would think future guests would benefit from a more detailed description by the hostess and some fixing up in the bathroom.