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Recent Santa Barbara Area property reviews

  • Nice home, nice people

    "We had a great time! Home was comfortable and as described/pictured. Plumbing was a little old and that caused some minor issues, but the manager was friendly and prompt with getting it fixed. It was a great place to stay!"
    Guest: Lilases Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: August 1, 2012
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  • Great weekend!

    "The house was very well maintained and felt cared for. It was clean, and it felt like things were replaced when needed. The knives were sharp, the linens were soft, there was plenty of towels. The house has an incredible view from kitchen and master bedroom. The master bdrm suite is incredible and romantic and has an awesome bathroom and balcony. The jacuzzi was clean, and more private than what we saw at other houses. We had no complaints at all about the house or the owners. The owners were responsive and nice. The only reason to feel "warned" is the neighbors are close, which is true of all the houses on this beach. We were there with small kids and it is kid-friendly without making it feel like they catered their decor to kids. I'd go there again with the whole family or just my husband. If you get good luck with weather and neighbors, you will be very, very, very happy here!"
    Guest: BC Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: September 5, 2013
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  • Retreat group

    "I love the water, so I loved this place. As soon as I opened the front door, I was looking at the ocean!! Just like the picture on the website, but way better!! During the four days we stayed there I took out surfboard, paddleboard, and kayak right off the backyard. During low tide there's good beach walking. And there's even a heated outdoor shower!! Okay, enough about my agenda, we had 9 people staying at the house and during the day up to 15 were hanging out. There was plenty of room, the big open living/dining/sunroom area we used for group meditations. Sometimes we ate inside at the large dining room table, and other times we ate outside on the grass or at the outdoor furniture. We watched the dolphins and sea lions play in the water. This is the perfect beach house. It is modest, but clean, well maintained, and extremely charming. Great front courtyard area too. Beautiful flowers and plants. The bedrooms in the main house are very large, and the two above the garage smaller, but very nice, and having four bathrooms was great! The owners are very friendly and helpful. Everyone in our group voted to rent it again next year for out retreat, and I have recommended it to other friends."
    Guest: Noa Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: August 1, 2011
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  • Wonderful views, clean / older charming home, Amazing Landlords!

    "This was home base for family from overseas visiting Santa Barbara during my wedding and it was an absolutely perfect property for us. The house is large with many compartmentalized rooms offering great flexibility for multiple families/couples to stay and not be on top of one another. The outside is wonderful with two dining areas and spectacular ocean views. The large kichen, living room and formal dining room make this a wonderful home away from home! This is a quiet neighborhood with great places to walk around."
    Guest: John T Date of Stay: January 2012 Review Submitted: January 27, 2012
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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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