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
"We have stayed at many VRBO properties in Santa Barbara and have loved them all. But this one is absolutely the best! The owners are extremely easy to work with. They do what they say. The property is part of a beautiful historical building which is secure, and instantly welcoming upon arrival. We had the feeling of complete privacy with the fabulous patios, excellent floor plan that seems much more than 800 square feet, and loved the decor. Fabulous floor plan, comfortable beds, everything we could possibly need, plus...location...location...location! It really is two blocks to the beach, Amtrak, restaurants, and you can walk to the Santa Barbara Pier easily! Private Parking spot was a huge plus for us. Thank you Melanie and Todd for providing us the perfect stay while our adult daughter recovered from surgery. Your pride of ownership shines in this beautiful, well equipped, comfortable, clean, delightful place to stay. We will be checking your property for availability first from now on."Guest: rc Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 2014View listing
"Definitely a five-star experience! Our family enjoyed the beauty and charm of this wonderful home and would highly recommend this rental. Spectacular views of the ocean and steps away from beautiful Butterfly Beach. Accommodations were exactly as represented in photos. The owner was very organized (thanks Julia!) and attentive and a delight to visit with!! Our only disappointment was not being able to stay longer but we will be back!"Guest: les m. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014View listing
"This unique, lovely, warm home was a wonderful place for my family to enjoy Thanksgiving. Our sons, one who lives in LA and the other in San Francisco, and our soon to be daughter-in-law, joined us. The porch provided a comfortable place to have coffee in the morning and it was so pretty Thanksgiving day that we ate outside on the large picnic table. The property was clean. Christina, our contact, was very responsive. I asked her if there was a bunt cake pan in the home. She was not sure; when we arrived a bunt cake pan was on one of the kitchen counters. There were 5 of us and we comfortably cooked in the bright, beautiful kitchen. The home is still owned by the family who built it in 1837; they obviously care about the home. The living room provided a comfortable place to watch football and the sitting room upstairs was sunny and a great place to read. Adding to our enjoyment is that the house is situated close to downtown, where there are many coffee shops and restaurants and shopping within walking distance. We loved this home and for five days settled in as though it were our own."Guest: Jim M. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 22, 2014View listing
"We have been renting the renovated barn for a month every winter for the past three years. This place is a gem in every way. The first year we came here we could hardly believe our luck in finding such a place.The porch is furnished with comfortable couches and chairs as well as a lovely table for meals. It is the perfect place to read a book, do a puzzle or just have a glass of wine while viewing the beautiful vistas. The barn has been renovated with top quality upgrades. The decorating is beautiful with original paintings by the artist/landlord. The barn has two units. We have stayed in the lower as well as the upper and find both delightful. We look forward to our month here as our time in paradise! Jamee (owner/landlord) makes us feel like family. She is accommodating in every way but is respectful of our privacy."Guest: Sharon D. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 20, 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.