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Recent Santa Barbara Area reviews

  • excellent stay at Casitas!

    "My wife and I needed a quick getaway over the weekend and Casitas was perfect. Caron and Doug did an excellent job at setting the scene and the location is within minutes of State St. We walked everywhere. Amenities are top notch and we will definitely be back and I would recommend Casitas to anyone looking for a great getaway."
    Guest: Ian Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • Over delivered

    "We had a wonderful experience in this fantastic home. I have been accustomed to properties overpromising... this property over-delivered. Very spacious, very clean, very welcoming, very well maintained, very well stocked, fresh linens, and very homelike. The owners were fantastic and gave us some good activity advice. The outdoor patio was a wonderful experience for our three generations to catch up over the 4th of July. The beach was truly private and for once REALLY "just steps to the beach"... we enjoyed the seals sunning themselves on the rocks... The short drive to downtown was just right... Kids and adults liked the owner provided bikes and beach gear... you will not be disappointed..."
    Guest: MRA Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 10, 2014
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  • Relaxation at its finest

    "From the gorgeous entry way, to the spacious rooms, landing lastly in the resort like backyard- this house is everything you would want on vacation. One of my favorite parts was the koi pond that you could see directly into from the spacious and family centered kitchen. We spent most of our days relaxing outdoors and when day slipped into night we too simply slipped from the pool into the hot tub. The laughs everyone shared over BBQ dinners and birthday games in the formal dining room will never be forgotten. There was also talk of not only returning next year, but making this a yearly gathering. So happy to spend some much needed off time in such a beautiful place and I highly recommend you do the same!"
    Guest: Dani Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
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  • 4 star place at motel 6 price

    "Great value for the money. Clean and quiet. Chris (the host) is very friendly and very helpful. Rooms/bathrooms have everything (fridge, microwave, coffee maker, cups, good quality toilet paper, etc, etc. No kitchen, no kitchen sink so either bring microwave ready food and disposable paper plates or eat in the city. Two very adorable, super friendly dogs. No cleaning fee (huge plus!) In summary, the best value in Santa Barbara area."
    Guest: Andrew K. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 22, 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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