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Recent Santa Barbara reviews

  • The perfect getaway in SB

    "Everything about this home is about relaxing comfortably with outstanding views, garden and all the comforts of home and amenities. Plus it's close to everything SB has to offer whether its beaches, shopping or restaurants. The owners are most accommodating. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Happy Campers Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
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  • Cozy Little Get Away

    "We have had varying experiences in our stays at different rental homes so I am always cautious and trying to find clues to what the true experience might be like. This was a happy one from the start to the end. The home was very clean from the bed to the shower to the back yard. We really appreciate that there seemed to be so much thought about us or anyone else who stays there. They obviously paid attention to all the little things we enjoy in a stay... there were fresh bars of soap, clean towels, even beach towels for the clean jacquzzi/hot tub in the back yard or a blow dryer if I had forgotten mine. The decor was stylish, but homey. The back yard was private. Parking was fine on the weekend and if we needed it there was a reserved space out back. We didn't. We loved the fact that you could bike 8 blocks to State Street for breweries and yummy food. There is a small market a couple blocks away. This was a super fun stay. I'm sure we will be back."
    Guest: Suzy S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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  • Excellent Home & Location near Shoreline Park & Beach

    "I stayed at Little Palm Cottage in late Sept 2014 (2 adults). This was our first time in Santa Barbara. Location: Little Palm Cottage is in a great location - and a close drive to State Street & other sights. The best part is the proximity to the beach at Shoreline Park. We walked on the beach mornings & evenings for sunset each night. This is a quiet neighborhood beach with locals. The beach walks added so much to the enjoyment of the vacation. Home: Little Palm Cottage is a beautiful home & very well taken care of. The kitchen, bathroom, & home are well stocked with essentials. The photos shown are accurate. The backyard is full of green trees & plants, and a great place to enjoy the outside & eat your meals. The backyard is also private since no other homes look into the yard. Little Palm Cottage feels like a home away from home, & very comfortable. Owner: The home owner is very prompt in responding, professional and pleasant. There were no issues. I would love to vacation in Santa Barbara again. When I do... I hope Little Palm Cottage is available. I loved this home & highly recommend!"
    Guest: Sherie Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
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  • Unique elevated cottage in natural surroundings yet close to town and beach.

    "We loved our four day stay in this old wooden house on a wooded slope to the West of the beautiful and interesting town of Santa Barbara, with its historical sites, excellent beaches and nearby forest trails. The air was clean and we ate nearly all our meals outside: breakfast on the driveway to the east of the cottage and other meals on the private wooden veranda at the other side. The views were terrific. At night we saw skunks - cute looking animals that we don't get in the UK. Happily, we didn't smell them! The beds and bathroom facilities were clean, comfortable and all that we could have wished for at this price in Santa Barbara. The kitchen is compact, but most of our cooking was done on the very convenient gas barbecue on the veranda. Sharon was extremely hospitable and easy to communicate with before our stay. I was only sorry that she had to leave the day after we arrived, as I would have liked to talk to her more. In her absence, her children also went out of their way to help us. We felt trusted and would trust Sharon and her family with our own home if they ever came our way."
    Guest: Frank H. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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Santa Barbara Travel Tips

Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, the city boasts a delightfully warm climate throughout the year, and as one of California’s most affluent areas, you can be sure there’s plenty of exciting cultural attractions to experience.

Head to the downtown area to witness stellar architecture in addition to museums, shopping, fine dining and an exciting nightlife scene. Throughout the rest of the city you’ll find even more to do. There’s plenty of outdoor space where you can plan a hike or a bike ride, laze around on the beach or partake in water sports like surfing.

Santa Barbara is often considered the American Riviera because of its stunning natural scenery, including picturesque beaches, magnificent mountains and unique way of life that make it a premier destination for visitors from all over the world.

Things to Do

- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: Founded in 1916, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is the oldest museum in the city. It’s located in Mission Canyon and covers 12 acres. The museum is housed in a Mission-style, Spanish-Mediterranean complex of buildings and known for its dioramas of birds, mammals and southern Californian habitats. There’s also exhibits on marine life, geology, Chumash life and an art gallery dedicated to prints of natural history. The museum is also home to one the largest collections of Native American basketry from Chumash basket weavers.

- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: See some of the best that nature has to offer at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden with 78 acres boasting more than 1,000 species of rare and indigenous plants. The garden is an ideal place to see native California plants in their natural settings. There’s also almost 6 miles of hiking trails in the garden, so you can enjoy some physical activity in between enjoying the natural sights.

- Chumash painted cave: For a truly unique experience, visit the Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park where there’s a small sandstone cave preserved with rock art from the Chumash people. The drawings depict cosmology and other subjects created from mineral pigments. Trek down the path in the park that leads to the cave to experience this special location.

- East Beach: Hitting up the beach is a must-do in Santa Barbara, and East Beach is a great option. It’s often the first beach seen when entering the city, and it’s a well-known area for volleyball. In fact, several tournaments are held here throughout the year. East Beach has lifeguards so you won’t have to worry about water safety while you enjoy the sun and surf. There’s also a snack bar, a play area for kids and a bike bath.

Shopping and Dining

- Stearns Wharf: Get a multisensory experience with a visit to Stearns Wharf. Feel the ocean breeze across your face as the sun beams down, and breathe in the salty sea air. Relax for a while watching local fishing boats unload their morning catch or visit the special aquarium. You can also taste local wines and enjoy a deliciously fresh seafood meal after perusing the various shops.

- Paseo Nuevo: Paseo Nuevo is another great place to shop and dine. Located in downtown Santa Barbara, the outdoor shopping spot boasts Spanish-style architecture surrounded by beautiful flowers, trees and fountains. Explore the various shops selling clothing, beauty products, art and other goods. You can pick up some souvenirs to remember your vacation, then stop by one of the many eateries like Kahuna Grill, Pascucci or Sakura.

- Cajun Kitchen: You’ll want to start your day with a hearty breakfast, so stop by Cajun Kitchen. Each item is served with home fries, hash browns or grits as well as toast, an English muffin, flour tortilla, homemade biscuit, homemade blueberry muffin or homemade cornbread. Choose from a variety of omelets, burritos, oatmeal and more for a delicious main course.

- Cold Spring Tavern: After a day of fun, you can relax and dine on a tasty meal at Cold Spring Tavern. The meals here are prepared with homestyle techniques and everything is made with fresh ingredients bought from local producers. Favorite dishes include Western-style barbecue, Cold Spring chili and freshly baked breads. On the weekends you can especially enjoy the fun atmosphere here with live music from bands and singers.

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