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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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  • Excellent value!

    "Our family of 4 stayed in the 2 bedrooms at this home for 4 nights in July and had a wonderful time! It's conveniently located, and Ann and her husband do a wonderful job of making you feel right at home, and yet give you complete privacy. Everything is beautifully appointed, and the rooms have everything you need to enjoy fresh coffee in the morning, a small fridge for snacks, comfortable beds, stocked bathroom amenities, and plenty of space for a family. The bathroom is completely remodeled and very spa-like. I highly recommend this listing!"
    Guest: Cynthia Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
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  • Absolutely Lovely

    "We were so happy the minute we walked in. It is very tastefully decorated, comfortable and clean. Everything we could possibly need was available, it was like being at home. It's a super location...just a short walk to the harbor or the wharf. We absolutely recommend this place and hope to visit again."
    Guest: Bay Area folks Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 13, 2014
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  • biking vacation

    "My first experience with VRBO worked out very well. Stuart was helpful with information on bike routes and beach access for our group of three bicyclists escaping winter in Washington. The apartment was clean, spacious, quiet and private. While listed as sleeping three, the fold out chair is really only appropriate for a child. Our third adult found the sofa more to his liking. The location was great for a quick walk to the ocean for whale watching or traffic safe starts for bike rides without a car."
    Guest: Tim I. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 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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