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Recent Santa Barbara reviews

  • Good Space, Yard, and Easy Access to Everything

    "We had several couples staying at the house for a long wedding weekend (4 nights). Having separate bedrooms and living room was great as people could spread out as desired. Only challenge was getting ready with only one bathroom in the house. We utilized the yard every day, mostly in the morning or afternoon to enjoy coffee, a nice book, some music, and good conversation. Very spacious and private yard, which we enjoyed immensely. There are some good restaurants, groceries, and coffee within a few blocks of the house, which was very convenient. To get anywhere in Santa Barbara only took 10 minute by car. We utilized Uber most nights for a car service and nothing cost more than $10, which was great! We enjoyed our stay and would plan to stay here again during our next visit to Santa Barbara!"
    Guest: C4 Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 18, 2015
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  • Great rental in Santa Barbara

    "We enjoyed staying in the cottage which was very comfortable, with a nice bedroom/ living area and verandah. No problem parking right outside and it was a pleasant, easy stroll to the heart of town through a quiet, leafy area and parks. Thanks Barbara for a great stay - we'll be back! Cathy & Rob, Southsea, England. Stayed March 2015"
    Guest: Swans Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 4, 2015
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  • Terrific stay!

    "We had two large families in one house. Our only problem is that we were here to short of a time (two nights)! The house has tons of character and tons of bedrooms. It was perfect. All 12 of us fit at the dining room table and had a bed to sleep in. It's a short walk to State Street and a little over 1 mile to the pier. We would do it again!"
    Guest: David in Manhattan Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 10, 2015
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  • Great property!

    "We had a great three night stay at this cottage. The location is great, just a few blocks from State Street in a nice neighborhood. We did not have a car but there's easy access to public transportation. The house itself is remodeled and nicely decorated with an open floor plan. Very comfortable for two couples. The kitchen is fully equipped. We especially enjoyed the back patio with an enclosed, very private backyard. The owner is friendly, responsive and accommodating. Would not hesitate to stay here again if we have another opportunity to visit Santa Barbara."
    Guest: Leslie G. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 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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