I am a teacher and have lived in Santa Barbara for eighteen years.
We had a great time at Carol's charming garden cottage. Very good location, easy to park the car, not too far from the main street with restaurants etc. It is spacious, the kitchen has lots of light and you are surrounded by a peaceful garden and patio. Carol was helpful and friendly - letting us use her washing machine as the one in the apartment wasn't working, and giving us great recommendations of local places and restaurants. All in all we had a wonderful stay and would recommend to one and all!
My husband and I have been to Santa Barbara many times. We actually go married in Santa Barbara. This little getaway we wanted to have a more home like atmosphere and that exactly what we got at Carol's guest house. It was charming and tucked away just above State St. but not far away. The guest house was clean and inviting. The bed worked pretty well for us even though we are used to a sleep number bed! We got to meet Carol's two dogs where were sweet and very friendly. However, like Carol says in her description, if you aren't a dog person this is not the place for you. We love dogs so it was awesome to meet them!
Carol's place is ideally located, only a short walk from State Street with all the lovely shops and restaurants, as well as bus connections within Santa Barbara. The cottage itself is beautiful and well equipped. We slept so well in the comfy bed, with the faint sounds of a wind chime in the nightly breeze - it was so relaxing! The kitchen is equipped with all necessities, and has direct access to a pretty little private patio. Carol has two dogs, who we adored (they are super-friendly!), but she was very considerate and checked with us first to make sure it was ok if she let them out into the garden occasionally. We didn't mind at all - in fact, we loved playing with them! Carol is a great host, very considerate and friendly, makes sure you have everything you need, and yet gives you all the privacy you could hope for. Arranging our arrival and departure time with her was no problem, and she promptly responded to emails. We loved our stay at Carol's place, highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a cozy, private place, and hope to return in the not too distant future!
Excellent location, convenient to everything.
This little cottage was a great find. It's clean and well equipped and in a nice neighborhood. The cottage is behind the house, so it's quiet. We had our own small patio, plus Carol said we could use her large one when she wasn't using it The bed was comfortable, and the pull-out sofa was more comfortable than many. The living room also had two big, comfy armchairs.
Our hostess was more than gracious. It was cold and rainy much of the time, but our little space heaters kept us warm. Decent water pressure in the bathroom, and much care had been taken to
The kitchen was well-equipped and large enough to have four for dinner easily. I would stay again—and the price is right!
Great stay in Santa Barbara. The place was very comfortable and quiet. The location is nice and parking is easy. The cottage had extra blankets and towels which was great. Relaxing and enjoyable time spent at Carol's.
Very nice, comfortable, cozy, clean space. Comfortable bed and nice shower. We enjoyed our stay and didn't have any trouble finding parking on the street. Great location!!! The only minor issue that we had was that it was a bit chilly during our stay but space heaters were provided.
Our stay at the Garden Cottage was far too brief. I am eager to return! Sweet, cozy and magical, this getaway nook is a private piece of heaven. A great neighborhood, a flagstone courtyard, and lush Mediterranean ambiance, make this 'garden world' exotic and personal, at once. Lots of picture windows let light in, as sunset vistas flood the living room with an ocean view, over hillside neighborhoods below. Loved the big open kitchen with french doors & table by the window. Comfortable sofa bed in living room. Plenty of closet space in bedroom. Small but very sweet bathroom. Carol and the delightful doggies were most helpful and respectful of our charming, simple, practical, yet elegant, quarters. Great neighborhood to take walks!
Great place! Super quiet, roomy and bright. Also, close to downtown and lots of restaurants, shops, etc. I really enjoyed my stay here.
Carol's place was just fine for what we wanted. It had lots of space, was quiet and we had little trouble parking on the street in fount of her house. The bed was comfortable.