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Recent Santa Barbara Area property reviews

  • Wonderful place!

    "This lovely cottage is perfect for any single or couple looking for a quiet place to stay. It's away from the busyness of Santa Barbara, but close to everything. There's easy access to highway 101, but far enough away so you don't hear ain't. Also close to the best fresh fish market in town as well as Whole Foods. The full kitchen was great for my husband and me as we were into cooking lots of meals in. The cottage is very clean, the bed is comfortable, and there's an outdoor patio with a grill. Laura, the owner, is so friendly and loves to help with suggestions for where to go and what to do in the area. Even though the owners home is on the property, you will have complete privacy. The cottage is located in an exclusive, upscale area. You'll even get a pass to a sweet private beach, which is just down the road. The only suggestions we would offer to Laura is better lighting in the bedroom, as well as another mirror. Our stay couldn't have been better!"
    Guest: Bebe Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 27, 2014
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  • Great Place!

    "The home was just as described...Everything was nice and clean and in good working order. The house set up was comfortable and spacious, there were plenty of clean towels and laundry and dryer available too. Close to State street! Will definitely consider staying here again in the future!"
    Guest: nathalie b. Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: September 20, 2012
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    "We have enjoyed our three months get-away from the Arizona heat in this beautiful Santa Barbara condo in a quiet residential neighborhood. The setting with impeccable landscaped grounds is the ideal place for an extended stay like ours. The condo could not be in a better location. We never had to drive more than 10 minutes, most of the time less, to get anywhere in Santa Barbara. Iconic Santa Barbara Mission and the Museum of Natural History are within walking distance. Hendry’s Beach is less than 10 minutes away. The downtown shops and restaurants are close enough to visit frequntly. Our favorite grocery stores within a few minutes. The kitchen, totally remodeled, was well stocked with utensils and cookware. What was lacking to satisfy our cooking habits, the owners gracefully supplied. The open-concept living and dining rooms were comfortable and very spacious for two. The second bedroom has a very well equipped workspace with a mountain view. The solar-heated pool was a delight. The housekeeper has to be commended for her efficiency and thoroughness. We had the pleasure of meeting Phil and Debbie and they could not have been more helpful with acquainting us with the condo and supply us with whatever we required to satisfy our needs. Would we stay here again? As a visiting friend said: "I would rent this condo in a heartbeat.""
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: November 11, 2013
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  • Fabulous holiday property - highly recommended

    "This is our second stay at this property - our family does't have a habit of returning to the same holiday destination twice but we made an exception for this property! Santa Barbara is a wonderfully relaxing place to spend a family holiday and this house is located close enough to have easy access to the main areas whilst having the benefit of the tranquil of the hills to the north. The house is spacious and well equipped. We tended to spend most of our time outdoors and the combination of the pool and games room meant that everyone was kept entertained. The piano is a nice touch and adds a sense of luxury. The outside seating/eating area is very pretty at night with fairy lights hung in the large tree. We had one issue with the fridge which Aaron got fixed immediately - great service. We would happily come back again"
    Guest: Andrew M. Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: September 14, 2013
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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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