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
"My husband and I stayed at this property as we were passing through on our drive along the PCH. The property was exactly what we needed after a long day of driving. It is located outside of Santa Barbara, but that was ok with us. The price is excellent compared to what you would pay for a hotel in downtown SB and its located in a nice neighborhood and was very clean. What more can you ask for. We arrived in the evening and were greeted by the property owner who suggested a few places within walking distance to grab dinner, which worked out great. All and all, we would definitely recommend this property."Guest: ashley p. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014View listing
"Absolutely lovely location and the home is very sweet and well appointed. The owner/manager is very caring and professional. Highest recommendation possible. Just hope everyone doesn't book it so we can come back."Guest: Vassar guy Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014View listing
"We spent three blissful days in this beautiful home. It was tastefully furnished and designed, fully equipped with everything we could have wanted, and included a beautiful outdoor space with multiple decks for reading or relaxing outside, lovely landscaping, etc. It was also fully fenced in which was delightful for traveling with our pets. The location couldn't be better...a very short distance from Ledbetter Beach and the beautiful Shoreline Park and the Pier area with wonderful fresh fish to purchase for our barbeque. We hope to return often in the future."Guest: Mary Clare G. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 25, 2014View listing
"We really enjoyed our stay at the Stillpoint Sanctuary. It was nicely appointed with a great gourmet kitchen complete including all appliances and had a nicely renovated bathroom. It was very comfortable and cozy and we were especially happy that they accommodated our little poodle as well! The cottage was clean and the owner was very kind in offering any assistance that we might need. The mountain views were beautiful and the location was perfect for a short jaunt to downtown Montecito and Santa Barbara. I would highly recommend staying here for your visit to the area!"Guest: Kathleen S. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 12, 2014View listing
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.