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Recent Santa Barbara Area reviews

  • Owners Came Through in a Pinch!

    "We arrived in Santa Barbara, and had a vacation home we booked turn out to be a fraud. VRBO was my first stop after that happened. Melanie, the property manager, was in Europe when I called regarding booking this place in my emergency. She answered my call. From Europe. In the middle of the night. She worked with me through a dying phone, a spent laptop battery, and all the time zones. To top that off? PayPal was being stupid processing payments, but she let us into the property, and was awesome enough to let us resolve the payment issues while staying there. She totally went above and beyond. For that reason alone, I'll re-book here if I ever end up in Santa Barbara again. The rental itself was also amazing. The balcony and the courtyard were perfect. Off-street parking couldn't have been better. The nearness to the beach was great. (The stacked washer and dryer was a special bonus for taking care of clothes one wore to the beach. Didn't have to waste any vacation at a laundromat, which was a wonderful surprise, because we weren't even looking for that feature when booking.) But the living space with a kitchen and dishwasher, along with writing desk and HDTV served to be the perfect venue for beginning to edit our upcoming novel, "China, My Love," with our guest author, who flew out from Japan to meet us. The entire setup proved to be not just vacation-friendly, and crisis-friendly, but also business-friendly. Our author was also impressed at what we had managed to book, and because of Melanie, we made a spectacular impression that got him to sign a book deal and let us begin our editing work. I don't think we could praise Melanie enough for what she's offering here. Service was second-to-none, and facility was flawless. Thank you SO much! Sarah Price Moor, Publisher Eric Taylor, Executive Editor Two Letter Press twoletterpress.com"
    Guest: Eric T. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • Lovely, private Montecito cottage... close to beach and hiking trails

    "This cozy cottage was the perfect space for a beach getaway. Nestled behind some homes up a windy driveway in a wonderful Montecito neighborhood, it actually was as cute and clean as the pictures showed. I quickly felt at home with all the comforts and amenities provided... kitchen area, big screen tv, wifi, and especially enjoyed the quiet and relaxing patio area. The complimentary bottle of wine and hot tub came in handy after a day of cycling along the coastal bike paths. The fact that it was dog-friendly sealed the deal for me and Scruffie! This is a studio size cottage, so it was the perfect size for us. I think it would be just as cozy for one more. Very affordable, and less expensive than most of the local, less appealing hotels. The owners were especially nice and easy to deal with. Can't wait to go back! I can't really think of any negatives, except that I couldn't stay longer."
    Guest: Frase Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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  • Beautiful place in a great location

    "My husband and I stayed in one of the two bedroom units for a week while our kids were in a camp nearby and it was a wonderful experience. It looked just like the photos, was super clean and was beautifully decorated. The location was private and quiet but less than a block away from restaurants, coffee shops and shopping and only a few blocks away from the beach. The unit worked fine for all of us when the kids joined us for the last few days, too. The owners were friendly and responsive."
    Guest: Family from Colorado Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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  • AS ADVERTISED

    "Four of our family stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage the last week of July 2014 and things are exactly as represented in the owner description as well as the reviews. Very well provisioned and extremely clean with no trace of pets if allergies are any concern. With the spacious yard and patio area this is essentially a small house. Great location and Stephanie was nice to work with."
    Guest: Jim Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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Santa Barbara Area Travel Tips

The Santa Barbara area of California encompasses the sunny cities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Goleta, Hope Ranch, Montecito and Summerland. This portion of the state is situated in the southern half and is full of exciting attractions, natural sights to explore and delicious cuisine to dine on. This area is nearby some stunning natural beauty like the Santa Ynez, San Rafael and the Sierra Madre mountain ranges.

The cities in the area are known for unique Mission-style architecture as well as a variety of beaches where you can relax in the sand, catch a fish, try your hand at surfing or hop in the water for a refreshing swim.

Things to Do

- Los Padres National Forest: In Goleta, nature and outdoor lovers will enjoy a visit the Los Padres National Forest. As you explore through the vegetation, keep your eye out for the local wildlife like California condors, peregrine falcons, California mule deer and more. There are more 1,257 miles of trails you can use for a thrilling hike through the forest. You'll also find some beaches here, so if it's a nice day take some time to enjoy the warmth of the sun as you gaze across the water.

- Carpinteria Valley Museum of History: Step back into the city's past at the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. An array of unique exhibits features displays on the three main cultures that have called this area home: the Chumash people, Spanish and Mexican settlers and pioneers. Admission is free, though there's a suggested donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children, so it's a budget-friendly outing. You'll see photographs, artifacts and more left my former inhabitants.

- El Fureidis: While you're in Montecito, visit El Fureidis, Little Paradise or Pleasure Gardens - depending on how it's translated. It's a 10,000 square foot historic estate built in 1906. El Fureidis was originally called the James Waldron Gillespie Estate after the original owner. It's one of only five homes designed by American architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. The estate has been featured in a variety of postcards due to the beautiful Persian gardens and unique and stunning design.

- Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum: If you're a lover of all things literary, you won't want to miss out on Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Santa Barbara. It houses a collection of historical documents and manuscripts. The archives include works in literature, science, history, art and religion. Some of the artifacts include the original draft of the Bill of Rights, the original manuscript of "The Wedding March," Einstein's E = Mc2 formula, the "Thanksgiving Proclamation" signed by President George Washington, Webster's dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus and more than a million more rarities.

- Summerland Beach':' - Summerland Beach is a delightful strip of shore that's not usually too crowded, so you won't have to worry about fighting for a spot in the sand. Watch horseback riders mosey through the surf as you stretch out on your beach towel with a good book or dive into the sand and construct a brilliant sandcastle. This beach is popular among dog owners as well, so you can watch happy pooches playing with their owners and fetching balls out of the water.

- Rincon Beach: Rincon Beach is another excellent option in Carpinteria for spending a day in the sand and surf. It's a top spot for surfers, so you're sure to be treated to a show watching them catch the perfect wave. Relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun as you work on your tan or join the surfers in the water for a refreshing dip.

Shopping and Dining

- Camino Real Marketplace: If you're looking to shop in Goleta, head to Camino Real Marketplace where you'll find everything from large retail stores to smaller boutique shops and everything in between. It's a great spot to do a little retail therapy and pick up some exciting souvenirs to remember your trip. There are also a variety of dining opportunities here, so feel free to stop and refuel with a delicious meal. If you're looking to beat the heat, there's also a state-of-the-art theater.

- Summerland Beach Cafe: For one of the best breakfasts in the Santa Barbara area, head to Summerland Beach Cafe. There's plenty of charm and atmosphere housed in this 19th century Victorian home in addition to the delectable meals.Savor your breakfast or lunch indoors, out on the back patio with a wonderfully wooded backdrop or on the front porch as you gaze over downtown Summerland.

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