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Recent Santa Barbara Area reviews

  • Fabulous week in the Montecito Foothills!

    "We recently returned " home " to Santa Barbara/Montecito for a week and stayed at this beautiful home. The views are spectacular - amazing ocean and mountain vistas for all day outdoor living. The property is private and fairly secluded but close to Montecito's Upper Village, and the charming town of Summerland. It's a short 10-15 minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara. The house is supremely comfortable and well provisioned and maintained. There are tons of toys, games and videos for the kids. We will be back!"
    Guest: Naomi D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • 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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  • Truly Exceptional ! What a great place to settle into - WOW.

    "My sisters and a brother in law from New England came for my daughter's wedding and after the first two days decided they would come back to Patti and Don's "Same Time Next Year". Pretty radical decision by my staid Eastern siblings. Everything about Patti and Don's cottage had been anticipated and thought of including boogie boards, which we used and surf boards, which we didn't. The beds were very comf, the living room relaxing and well upholstered, the kitchen supplied with anything you could imagine. The laundry room came complete with detergent.... a personal delight was the outside shower with a door directly into the second bathroom. We experienced hotter than normal temperatures (up to 100F) and yet the cottage seemed air conditioned by simply opening the front door and the Dutch door - what was most remarkable = no bugs or flying things. Our daily walks to the beach were enhanced with sand chairs and beach umbrellas. Truly our hosts have thought of everything. Both Patti and Don were extremely helpful and informative regarding where to go, where to eat (of note: Clementine's Steak House at the edge of town = the pies, the pies) and their tips on other places truly enhanced our "Carp -adventure" of five days. We look forward to coming back with great anticipation."
    Guest: Bill Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • Charming Cottage

    "If you are looking to experience Santa Barbara as a local, stay here. This cottage is located in a nice neighborhood just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and only a short bike ride to the quaint little town of Montecito. We are family of four (two children 9 and 6 years old) and have stayed here multiple times. We have pretty particular taste and have found that this house to always be meticulously maintained, organized, and thoughtfully stocked with a family in mind. Some of our favorite touches: - environmentally conscious (recycling, baskets for the market, natural soaps) - functional kitchen (gas stove and outdoor grill, roaster, pans, bowls, etc) - beach gear (umbrella's, chairs, toys, boogie boards) - all sizes of quality bikes and helmets - clean outdoor shower - gated property so our children can explore safely - swingset - washer and dryer with detergent - great windows for natural light & screen door for lots of fresh air - zen water fountain out the master window - helpful books (the hiking book has helped us explore stunning hikes all around the area...this time we discovered a seal sanctuary where we saw 15 baby seals on the beach with their mamas, we explored quiet towns with beaches where the "locals" hang out, and shared trails with horses that walk through the enchanting forest of Eucalyptus and Sycamore groves woven all around Montecito's polo club that end in a stunning lemon orchard overlooking the ocean. - restaurant board - Cliff has great taste in food and shares his favorite spots around town. His recommendations are always a hit! - lastly, but important, the price is fair and competitive. We love this house, the location, and the owners. We hope you do too. Warmly, Gina Schley (Denver)"
    Guest: Gina S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 29, 2015
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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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