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Recent Santa Barbara Area reviews
"Every time I come to Bates Ranch house I enjoy it more and more! It truly is my favorite place on earth! The house is spotless, so beautifully decorated and you get a breathtaking view out of every window! The front view of the water is the most spectacular view I have ever seen. Its just hard to believe it exists. The back view of the mountians is just as gorgeous! The gardens and lawns are kept up to perfection!"Guest: HE Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014View listing
"Our family of 5 stayed here for 3 nights. We fit a pack n play in the second room for our 2 year old. The unit was Very clean, had lots of extras like beach toys, board games, and spices for cooking. It's SUPER close to beach, large grass area and park. Pool was on smaller side, but kids 7 and 4 years) loved it and I attended a water aerobics class led by one of the residents. My only complaint is that the people at the management company had poor customer service. The building is quiet and even has a laundry room and BBQs. The residents were incredibly friendly. It was perfect for our family! Would also be a nice place for a getaway with my husband."Guest: Jessica L. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014View listing
"This home is absolutely beautiful. My husband and I and our 4 grown children and 2 grand children just spent last week there. It is fully equipped and in a convenient location to access the beach and there is a nearby park for young children to play. The only down side currently is that you will feel you are in a construction zone from 7:00am to 3:00pm daily because there is a home being built right next door and there are workers there with power tools, hammers, nail guns, foul language and loud music. It made it difficult for our family to enjoy this pristine location and outdoor patio during the daylight hours. We felt this should have been disclosed and it wasn't. Other than that. we give this place 5 stars!!"Guest: Pam Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 29, 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.