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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Santa Barbara Area reviews
"We stayed for the weekend with our adult daughters, and I'm happy to know we have such a sweet spot to land when we come back to Montecito. The cottage is ... well a cottage, and so not large, but the space is not at all tight. The rooms are open and light, with a fairytale forest feeling from the mature plants and shady garden. My first thought upon entering was that it was the house I'd dreamed of owning when I was young. The bed was comfy (I didn't ask about the sleeper sofa, but the girls didn't complain), there was room to sit together and play games, eat a meal at ease around the table, and lounge about with books on easy chairs. I loved the soft air moving through the sheer curtains, and the protected quiet feel of the night. The owner is unobtrusive, friendly, and responsive."
Guest: LeslieDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 13, 2015
"My Aunt was visiting from out of town and our family decided to enjoy some time in Santa Barbara to do some wine tasting and sight-seeing. The pictures in the listing looked great so we decided to book this home. What can I say that hasn't been said in the previous 5 star reviews? The home was amazing, and the already beautiful pictures didn't do this place justice. Everything about the home, from the furniture to the outdoor landscaping was picturesque. We all felt right at home as the property was very inviting and cozy. The homeowner deserves as 5 star rating also, as she made sure all of our concerns were taken care of. She was friendly, easily accessible, and anticipated all of our needs. Overall, we couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable experience in Montecito/Santa Barbara. We will definitely return in the future."
Guest: Lawrence L.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 18, 2015
"I spent a week in this lovely apartment and enjoyed every aspect of it (ok I did have a love/hate relationship with the enormous sofa but plenty of pillows are provided to help you get cozy). The apartment was immaculate. The kitchen not only has new appliances but a very nice quality cookware and I didn't look for any type of pan that I didn't find. With granite counter tops it was not only easy to keep tidy but was very attractive as well.
The bed ... OMGOSH the bed ... FAB-U-LOUS! You will get some great sleep on that bed. And although the closet is small, I think there would be plenty of room for clothes for two. Was nice to find a fan in there when I wanted to have the air moving at night.
And then there is the bathroom. It's enormous ... a huge jacuzzi tub, a beautiful shower with two heads, and two counter tops in case there are two of you getting ready for the day.
I too initially felt the the abundance of glass gave a little too much exposure but you are indeed only exposed to other residents and that turned out being kind of nice. A very quiet and safe neighborhood so I kept the windows open to the wonderful spring breezes the entire time I was there. And if you feel the need for extra privacy, every piece of glass has a blind to completely cover it. There was also a nice gas grill on the kitchen balcony and a bistro table and chairs. I seriously never felt I needed anything that I wasn't able to find in the apartment.
As other reviewers have stated, there are so many things to do and see within walking distance, but since I had a rental car, I found it wonderful to have an assigned parking space just feet from my front door. I only had to lug luggage up around 4 stairs so it was a very sweet deal. The next time I return to Santa Barbara, I will definitely request this apartment.
As a side note, I have only been back home four days and already received my security deposit back. Just don't think you can go wrong here unless you are there during a heat wave. No AC might be a problem then but it wasn't during my stay. Five stars all the way!!"
Guest: Cheri R.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
"We spent a fantastic weekend at Villa Vista Bella. The house and grounds are beautiful. It was very nice to relax by the pool and to enjoy meals on the loggia while savoring the view. The property manager was very personable and professional. The home is very well-equipped including pool towels / toys. Thanks so much for allowing us to spend time in your wonderful home."
Guest: Anthony Y.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 23, 2015