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Recent Santa Barbara Area reviews

  • Lovely, comfortable home in great neighborhood

    "Our group of nine had a great time in Chris's clean, large home. There was enough room for everyone to hang out together or have private time outside by the pool or in front of the large screen TV. Chris was an accommodating host and his property manager responsive to our needs. The neighborhood too is a 10 minute drive from downtown and the beach as well as the beautiful mountains and canyons behind Santa Barbara. I would stay here again. Chris was also kind enough to allow our two dogs, who loved running and rolling around in the grassy, fenced yards."
    Guest: Mary D. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
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  • So relaxing!

    "We stayed in Montecito for a quick getaway with our 2 golden retrievers. We did some hiking and exploring and the cottage was just perfect for us! So quiet, relaxing, and peaceful! Thanks for such a rejuvenating visit!"
    Guest: Julie Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 2015
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  • The best place to stay in Santa Barbara!

    "This is our 4th stay at this absolutely beautiful rental. We stay in the upper unit of the converted barn. There is a very large private deck outside of the living room area which is surrounded by lovely trees. A fully equipped kitchen is great if you want to save $$ by preparing meals. There is an area off of the master bedroom with a desk for your laptop if you bring one. We love the original paintings on the walls by owner Jamee. This is truly our dream come true place to stay and we feel the stress melt away as soon as we drive into the highly desirable residential area of Mission Canyon to our rental. The property is well taken care by Jonathan & Courtney who live on site. They are very pleasant and accommodating if you need assistance. We are always surprised that each year they have made improvements. It is perfect."
    Guest: Sharon D. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 6, 2015
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  • Nice, quiet place

    "Really nice and quiet place to relax and unwind. I'd recommend the place for people with kids and dogs that love to explore the yard. Yard and patio are perfect for photographers. We had a nice, comfortable stay."
    Guest: MomOf2 Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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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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