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Recent Santa Barbara Area reviews

  • Such a comfortable stay

    "We came to SB for the Veterans Marathon and wanted a place to accommodate 3 couples comfortably. This place was awesome. It is an older home and some of the furnishings reflect that but in more of quaint way than looking old. It was a nice mixture of older and new furnishings, all very comfortable. The bathrooms and kitchen are all nicely remodeled. Nice size rooms. Large family room with plenty of room for all of us to spread out. The house was very clean and is stocked with a nice selection of movies, games and books. There are also nice TV's in all bedrooms. Plenty of linens and towels. There is a large kitchen table that we were all able to sit around for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing and Barbequing steaks in the backyard and soaking in the Jacuzzi after our race. Quiet neighborhood located just a few blocks from the 101 which made our commutes very convenient and only a few blocks from a grocery store. A few ants in the bathroom when we checked in, most likely from recent rains, but we sprayed and didn't have any further problems. If I had to come up with 1 suggestion or con.... we wanted to eat our dinner outside but the lighting out there was very sparse at the table so we ended up inside. Jill the owner was very easy to work with and responsive. We would definitely come back to this rental if back in the SB area and highly recommend it."
    Guest: Stacey T. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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  • Mesa Paradise is exceptional!!

    "This is just a wonderful property we had a great time. The backyard with the Poland spa overlooking the ocean with your own various palm and bamboo trees is like an island paradise. This is a very well thought out property the pictures don't due it the proper justice. All the appliances and amenities are first rate along with very clear directionson how to use everything. For sure our next visit to Santa Barbara will be at this property it is a real gem"
    Guest: Joseph B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 2014
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  • Great stay at a great unit in a great location!

    "We really enjoyed our recent stay at this beautiful 2 level apartment in the heart of Santa Barbara. The apartment is close the the beach and there is plenty of parking. The unit is clean and comfortable and is updated quite nicely. The good sized living room with flatscreen TV is very comfortable. The kitchen is small but big enough to get by for breakfast or other meals. There is a great fenced private patio out back beside the creek which is a nice way to relax with a glass of wine in the evening. The bedroom upstairs is large and comfortable with a comfortable bed. There are beach chairs and other items for use which is handy, and shared laundry. It is near the train so we were woken up a few nights by that but it wasn't a big deal. The owner is friendly and helpful and easy to communicate with. We would recommend this unit to our friends and family and would stay here again."
    Guest: Erin Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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  • Perfect Slice of Paradise!

    "I've been staying in this wonderful cottage each summer since 2010 and my only hesitation in writing a review is that my secret will be discovered by too many other travelers! This isn't a rental - it's a home. From the beautiful linens to the gourmet kitchen and the stylish bathrooms, every element of the home is well cared for. Just a couple of blocks to the dog-friendly Butterfly Beach and the gorgeous grounds of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, it's the perfect central location for enjoying the best of Montecito. Coast Village Road is full of shops and restaurants and also within walking distance. Downtown Santa Barbara and State Street are just 5 minutes away by car. If you're looking to visit Santa Barbara but be out of the midst of the tourist throngs, this is the perfect location and the perfect vacation home."
    Guest: Scottsdale Traveler Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 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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