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Recent Santa Barbara Area property reviews
"We stayed at this house in Summer of 2010 to have a family reunion with my son and his family who live in Los Angeles. It was the perfect venue - the pool is gorgeous and the house is huge! Some interesting decor but fascinating to look at. We were extremely comfortable as the bedrooms are all very well appointed and we were well looked after by Patricia, the housekeeper, and her husband who tends to the pool and gardens. Patricia came in every day to ensure the house was clean and the beds made - a real treat on a self catering holiday! We were made to feel very much at home and able to fully relax and enjoy our time together. At the end of the garden a gate leads onto the nature reserve and by walking through this you get to the beach. A bit of a climb down but not difficult and the reward is a lovely quiet, clean beach. All in all we had a brilliant time and would recommend this property to anyone who wants a relaxing, luxurious house within striking distance of Santa Barbara with its wonderful ambiance, shops and restaurants. Thank you Kim and Tammy!"Guest: kazpalms Date of Stay: July 2010 Review Submitted: January 15, 2011View listing
"My husband and I stayed at this beautiful beach home for our wedding night and at other times as well. It is well appointed, offers many amenities, and is in a great location to enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer.The beach there is lovely and very private. The property is very well maintained and I look forward to spending many more special times there and I will definitely recommend it to my friends should they wish to have a truly lovely and relaxing vacation."Guest: trojan Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: January 18, 2012View listing
"Just got back after spending a few nights at this idyllic spot. The guest cottage sits at the back of a large property and has its own parking area. It is a two story cottage with the queen bed upstairs surrounded by windows all around and a large balcony. There was a small hiccup getting settled which was resolved quickly with a phone call to the very available owner. The cottage is very sweet, quiet and peaceful but it is just a 10 minute drive into downtown Santa Barbara and even closer to the village of Montecito. Restaurants there when you need them but peace and quiet when you come home..."Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2012 Review Submitted: October 25, 2012View listing
"The Blue Beach House was perfect for our first return trip to Miramar Beach since the old hotel closed down many years ago. The place is really comfortable, with plenty of room and privacy for us six adults, a very well-appointed kitchen, and it possesses a cool, casual bohemian vibe with its eclectic furnishings, and large and varied collection of graphic and object art. We took full advantage of the two big decks, one right on the sand and the other a roof deck affording a wonderful panoramic view of the beach, and the coastline and Channel Islands to the south and southwest. We wanted to stay forever. Go to the Paradise Cafe in Santa Barbara. Have the mai tais."Guest: Eephus Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 8, 2013View 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.