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Recent Santa Barbara Area reviews

  • Great home away from home!

    "We had an absolutely delightful visit, with the weather cooperating in the best way. The stand-alone house is in a very quiet neighborhood, no traffic noise. Walking to the beach took 20 minutes, but totally worth it. We were able to walk along the beach and around the cliffs because the tide was moderate. Enjoyed the breaking waves and pelicans and the varied and fascinating geological features of the cliff wall. By car, 5 minutes into town -- we always returned to the same parking garage on Anacapa. We ate twice at Le petit Valentien -- the steaks were SO EXCEPTIONAL that we had to return. We found some excellent wine tasting rooms in town, the best often hidden from the main streets. When we went to try the Jacuzzi, we found only 6 inches of water inside. Turns out the Jacuzzi had sprung a leak. Within 1 day Lynn had it replaced with a brand new one, which we used every day, sometimes quietly at night. When we had a question, Lynn was ALWAYS accessible by phone. She is an excellent owner (lives in the house next door and a special hug to her), always helpful, but never imposing. Her pleasant cat Pebbles frequently made a quiet appearance The house is very well appointed and clean, the king bed is super and the couch in the living room is comfortable. Everything in the house works. The TV is HDMI and we could connect from our laptop (using our HDMI cable). Lots of useful items in the kitchen and refrigerator (salsa, vinegar, oil, noodles, etc etc). It is nice when guests leave some items for the next visitors, we did, too. We did our shopping at Trader Joe's, our favorite store every time we come to California. Wish we had such an outlet in Switzerland. The back yard is nice -- here we encountered the ONLY real noise, a screechy scrub jay that loved the peanuts we fed him. He became quite tame after a couple of days. We never used the outside grill( there are 3) although everything was provided. We even decided to fry fish in the kitchen twice because the exhaust fan worked so well. Bottom line -- this is a really great place to rent, spacious and comfortable. We gave it a "10". Jörg and Claudia Zürich, Switzerland"
    Guest: Claudia Berg Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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  • Sweet Spot

    "What a great place to stay in SB. The place is adorable, immaculate, and close to everything. Wendy and Steve are terrific hosts who strike the right balance between being there if you need them while letting you do your thing. The guest house is cheerful and charmingly appointed and you can walk to downtown and the Mission easily."
    Guest: Geraint W. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 13, 2014
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  • Home Away From Home

    "This continues to be our chosen location for an unwinding vacation that isn't too far from home and yet a world apart. This is a great location in a sleepy coastal town that requires no vehicle to get around to the beach, stores and entertainment, including local breweries. We use it whenever we can and the size is perfect for those visiting family members and friends. We have been vacationing her enough that we feel like locals for our couple of weeks of decompression."
    Guest: Ken Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 2014
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  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND THE BEST PLACE I EVER STAYED

    "First off, Owners, AMAZING, so friendly, so accommodating, so attentive, just perfect. I have rented from VRBO all around the US and even out of the country and I have never had such a perfect experience as I had with this property and the owners. The house is unbelievably amazing, fully stocked, and unbelievably clean. The pictures do not even come close to how wonderful this house is. The views were outstanding, the kitchen was my dream kitchen, the balconies took my breath away every time I stepped out! I will be staying here again and again and again. Location was perfect, coastal access by the house was a true beauty spot to go to. The place was close to downtown and restaurants and grocery store and harbor. Again I can't say enough how perfect and amazing this house and owners are."
    Guest: Ash Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 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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