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Santa Barbara is an incredible place to live and I am lucky to call it home. I live here in the beautiful Mission Canyon with my family. We love good food and excellent wine and discovering the different flavors of the places we visit.
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We appreciated a warm welcome from our hosts. The property had everything we needed and more. The location is beautiful, private, and quiet. I have no reservations in recommending this property.
We arrived late, everything was easy for us. We met with Frederick the next day. He was nice and hospitable yet allowed us our space. the one time we reached out, he responded swiftly. Very nice area, quite peaceful.
I have to agree with the other positive postings. This place was serene and immaculately clean. I had not used Apple TV before so I called the host and they were very helpful. In fact, the hosts were a very nice couple.
The pond is in the front of the main house, so I hesitated to sit there, but they said that was part of the grounds and to please use it. The side area (see blue cushion chairs) was SO RESTFUL ! The canyon is apparently host to wild turkeys that can be heard in the distance. The woodpeckers and doves all make this such a peaceful setting that I will go back. I have already referred a fellow traveler to this destination.
If you are looking at this place, I'd say book it.
What a great experience.
The stunning location in Santa Barbara's Mission Canyon is a big plus. The apartment is modern, well-appointed, and artfully furnished. The private side entrance and separate parking place provided a comfortable sense of privacy. The owners made their Apple TV account available, so taking in an evening movie was a snap. Big canyon-facing windows provided a wonderful view.
All things considered, we'd go back there in a snap.
We loved everything. We thought it would be a longer ride from the rest of the happening things to do but it was just 10 minutes. It's beautiful and had everything we needed to cook meals. Anita and Frederick left waters and a bottle of wine for us.
We sat outside on the lovely cushioned furniture overlooking the canyon. Great bed too.
Anita was very helpful with suggestions for healthy and delicious places to eat, we tried two of them and they were good.
We had a very nice stay at Frederick's. The property and area is beautiful and the apartment very priviate and comfortable. Gorgous views from the living room and fabulous, king size Tempurpedic bed- loved it! So appreciative that we could bring our dog too! Our only request would have been some morning nibbles, maybe some fruit or cereal. The house is a bit of a drive to grab a bite unless your heading out for the day. Had a great time though and would return again. Thank you for your hospitality!
We received a warm welcome from Frederick and Anita and their beautiful daughter upon arrival. The apartment is cozy and perfect for a couple or a small family. Huge windows overlook a lush canyon and weather permitting, you can enjoy a cup of coffee outside and do a little birdwatching. It's very close to downtown, the botanical garden, and the natural history museum.
As others have pointed out, it's worth trying to arrive before sundown because navigating the path to the house can be tricky in the dark. Frederick's directions were great, definitely use them in addition to google maps. Great hot shower, clean organized kitchen. Wifi worked without a problem, as did the AppleTV loaded with recent movies (nice!).
Fred and Anita were warm, welcoming and incredibly gracious hosts. We found an assortment of wine, beer and water when we arrived and upon our departure, they feasted us with a take-away on-the road "breakfast" for our long drive. They were attentive to all our needs and questions. The rental is lovely, just as advertised, overlooking mission canyon with a patio that we enjoyed daily. If we return to Santa Barbara, and we can't imagine not, we will certainly stay with them again.
Fred and Anita were extremely kind, communicative, and welcoming. Their apartment is in a beautiful area of Santa Barbara surrounded by lush gardens. The space was clean and bright and has a killer view!
Frederick was a great host....the apartment was exactly as they described and the gardens may be more beautiful than the pictures.
There was a bottle of wine waiting which was super sweet. Uber cab was there in a few minutes to get up into town...everything was wonderful. It was my first time to Santa Barbara but hopefully not my last! Thanks y'all.
Frederick and family chose to stay at our condo last minute. It was our pleasure to host and assist them with the booking. The condo was kept in excellent shape, we really appreciate that.
Great guests, would highly recommend!
Anita and Frederick were excellent guests. They were very clean, very responsive, and communicated very well. They are the kind of guest every host wants. Would love to have them stay again!
I had the joy of living with Anita and Fred for a few months in 2011. They are incredibly inviting and warm people, with a great sense of humor and outlook on life too! With their presence, I can guarantee that you will be leaving Santa Barbara with more than just a beach tan, but memories and laughter that will last a lifetime. :) I'm proud to call them my friends.