Well located, warmly decorated cottage is just three blocks to State Street
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About Guest Service
We've been welcoming guests to our collection of 11 vacation homes for 14 years. Meeting the lodging needs for travelers and locals alike is one of our greatest joys. We look forward to welcoming you.
Guest Service purchased this House in 2000
Why Guest Service chose Oak Park
We chose this home because of its proximity to downtown in the more peaceful side of town. We loved the history of the neighborhood and the charm of the architectural details inside the home. The fact that it had a gated yard, and covered lanai was another unusual feature which drew us to this home - and the one next door which is an close copy.
What makes this House unique
On-site, gym, washer/dryer, gated parking, easy entry for handicapped, single level, sun room, gated back yard, walking distance to La Bamba Market, downtown and theaters.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
It was cute and comfortable.
It was fairly easy.
Santa Barbara cottage
Excellent location. Had everything we needed.
Thanks very much for staying with us. We enjoyed hosting your group.
Ant Issue! Nice location with basic amenities
Location: The property is in a great location to State Street and many shops. They are all within a nice walking distance.
Parking: the parking spots associated with the rental are off the street but definitely narrow. It takes a couple minutes to find a break in traffic before backing out. Street parking was full in the morning and afternoon, with more openings mid-day.
Amenities: the property has the basic interior amenities covered. Beds are decent. Patio furniture is a bit limited if you plan to enjoy the outside area. No beach chairs as listed in the property amenities.
Issues: the kitchen was swarming with ants the first morning when we woke up. Contacted the property owners who came over and cleaned up the issue. Just a couple hours later then ants were back. Over then next few days they slowed down but continued to come into the kitchen. I brought the issue up to the property manager again and they said, “it happens when it rains.” They said they would contact the property owner to find a fix, but I did not ever hear anything from them. We did not use the kitchen due to this issue and I did not plan to battle ants for a week at a vacation rental.
I would not recommend this property due to the ant issue and the lack of responsiveness. Also after paying a larger cleaning fee, the check-out instructions include starting laundry and stripping all the sheets off the beds. I felt like this extent of cleaning the property should not be something the guest needs to take care of.
Hello Adrienne, thank you for your review. We are so sorry about the ant issue. Not that it makes it any better, but the entire city has been plagued with ants due to the excessive rain this year. The Ant man came as soon as the rain stopped. The treatment washes away in the rain so we couldn't have him come during your stay. I wish we had know you couldn't use the kitchen because the owner of that home owns a restaurant and he's quite generous when things like that happen. Please feel free to contact us when you come back and dinner will be on us!
Just where we needed to be. Easy access to the Westside, Bella and downtown. Great yard for the dog as well. Would highly recommend.
Dear Paul, thank you so much for staying with us! We enjoyed hosting you at the Micheltorena home and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future at this home or one of our others here in town.
Delightful vacation home
This is a charming house in a friendly neighborhood. The house is nicely and well-furnished, as all of Lynn’s places are! We really enjoyed the backyard - a gem in the middle of the city. I was entertained by hummingbirds every morning! We spent a month there and loved it.
Dear Carolyn, thank you so much for staying with us! We enjoyed hosting you at the Micheltorena home and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future at this home or one of our others here in town.
Great location - very nice!
Great location for walking to downtown. The cottage is very cozy and nice. Off street parking was a bit tight for an SUV but that seemed typical in this area of Santa Barbara. We enjoyed our visit!
This home is just three blocks to Downtown and State Street, The Arlington Theater, The Public Market, Victoria theater, bars, restaurants, shopping and museums. The Urban Wine Trail, beach, Funk Zone and Stearn's Wharf are a quick trolley ride down state street.