I am an artist, musician, and birth doula. I am a mom of a wonderful 18 month old girl and I am coming to Santa Barbara to do a Childbirth educator workshop.
The "airbnb verified" photos are very misleading - they were clearly taken when the place was empty and no one was living there, making it look much more spacious than it actually is. Also, it is advertised as a 3 bedroom and it's not. One bedroom looks like it is being used as storage and is unusable. The apartment was very cluttered; literally, packed with stuff. To be fair, the owner was in Hawaii and was not expecting a tenant and she did warn me that the place wasn't as clean as it would otherwise be. That turned out to be a major understatement and the apartment should probably not have been rented out in the condition it was in. On the bright side, my daughter had a lot of fun playing with the many toys that were there and Jennifer, the owner, was very agreeable. At one point we locked ourselves out of the house and she called a neighbor from Hawaii to arrange for us to get another key. More importantly, when I expressed my disappointment in the state of the apartment she discounted the price of our stay.
Jenn was an comfortable person to have around. But as she was focused on her training program she was only at the home to eat / soak in the Spa tub and sleep. Doesn't get any easier !