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Sylvan Sunshine- Santa Barbara area, Sunny, Quiet Apt near UCSB, Goleta Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 775 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Updated private apartment on entire second story of our house (not over the main house). Quiet, sunny, spacious place to relax after a fun day in Santa Barbara/Goleta.

Please call owner for any questions or details!

Fully furnished with complete kitchen and hardwood bamboo floors. Enjoy the fresh ocean air on the outdoor deck furnished with table and chairs for dining.

Separate master bedroom, lots of storage and closet space. Full bathroom with shower/bath tub. Cal king bed (new mattress) and 51 inch flat screen TV, cable and DVD player. Free WIFI. Perfect for couples visiting UCSB and Santa Barbara visitors.

10 minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara, 5 minutes to UCSB or the beach. Perfect location: Quiet, safe residential neighborhood- walk to shops and restaurants (Starbucks, Trader Joes and Outback), the park, tennis courts, movie theater, etc. This is a wonderful alternative to a cramped hotel room if you plan on visiting UCSB, Santa Barbara or Goleta!

No smokers please and must be over 25 yrs old to make reservation.

We also recommend guests with only one car.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund for any cancellations/changes to reservations prior to 2 weeks before check-in. If within 2 weeks of check-in a full refund contingent on replacement reservation made for your dates.

Keywords: apartment, condo, studio

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Kathy

Owners are teachers and live on first floor of house. Apartment is not over our main house so there is no noise that disturbs us :) We are dedicated to making your visit comfortable; you can always contact us for help. Owners and renters do NOT share entries to individual properties or any outdoor/indoor living spaces.

Kathy purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Kathy chose Goleta

We purchased this home and the second story was built as a separate unit. Separate paver-stone private entrance from the street with your own front door.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is a little home away from home! Everything in this unit is clean, well-stocked and updated. You can cook for yourself or walk to restaurants nearby. Starbucks, Trader Joes and Outback are less than a block away. Fresh air and sunshine are yours since this apartment is our entire second story of our house!


Goleta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large bathroom, lots of amenities and fresh white towels.
  • Full bathroom with bathtub/shower. All toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soaps, hair dryer, lotions and toothpaste provided for your use. Lots of fresh towels- body, hand and washcloths.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Child/toddler cot and 2 folding futons in closet.
  • CA King bed in bedroom. There is a couch (not a sofa bed but very comfortable) in the living room. Folding futons (with linens, pillow and comforter) available for use. Toddler bed, extra blankets and pillows in closet. 2 adults work well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a well-maintained yard and tropical plants surrounding our house for an island-style feel.


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(65 traveler reviews)

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Sylvan Sunshine- Santa Barbara area, Sunny, Quiet Apt near UCSB, Goleta Beach
average rating of 4.9384613 based on 65 reviews

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here! Great area with restaurants, grocery stores and movies all within walking distance. The rental was immaculate! Very close drive to everything in Santa Barbara...we went to UCSB, the beaches, downtown Santa Barbara and didn't have more than a 15 minute drive! We loved that it had beach chairs, umbrella and towels. We wish we could have stayed longer!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sylvan Sunshine

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Goleta, the Unit was very nice and very clean. It had everything you could need . Plenty to do around the area. Had fun visiting family. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Santa Barbara, ca

Kathy’s place is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy’s place is absolutely wonderful. She has thought of everything to make your experience perfect. Down to every Little detail. Her place is quiet and peaceful. It is decorated with a sweet, clean and comfortable flair. Speaking of comfortable the King size bed is a dream! You will Love it!

It is walking distance to Restaurants and Grocery stores, also the movies are a hop away! It is very close to UCSB and the beach!

Kathy was wonderful and helpful and very caring!

Come stay with Kathy, you will love it!

The WiFi was super fast and secure!

Can’t beat that!!!

All the best to Kathy!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, calm space

  • 5 of 5

Space was great and had everything we needed. Ended up being right by our friend's apartment complex, and convenient walking to restaurants, shops, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is as great alternative to staying a hotel. It's beautiful and quiet. Everything we needed was provide. Thank you for allowing us to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoover, Al

Excellent rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a 25th anniversary trip. The property was immaculate and convenient to interstates for exploring the area. It was a quick drive into the downtown Santa Barbara area. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the Santa Barbara area.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Glen Annie Golf Course, Bacara, Twin Lakes, etc
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Amtrack and Surfliner
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sushi Teri, Subway, Kyle's Kitchen, Rustys Pizza
Nearest Beach
2.8 Miles
Goleta Beach

Beautiful quiet neighborhood with stores, shops and movies in walking distance. Near Goleta Beach and UCSB. Art Show every Sunday on beach boardwalk, segway tours, more beautiful beaches, stand-up paddle and kayak rentals at Goleta Beach (3 mi). Visit SB Zoo, Natural Museum of History, or the Sea Center on the pier with the kids. Wine tasting in Santa Ynez Valley 40 min drive away. Short drive (15 min) into mountains for hikes, beautiful ocean views, lake fishing. Day trips to the Channel Islands for caving, kayaking, hiking and whale-watching. So much to see and do!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Contact owner for availability!
Rates: $150/night (no additional fees, taxes, deposits). No Smokers Please.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund for any cancellations/changes to reservations prior to 2 weeks before check-in. If within 2 weeks of check-in a full refund contingent on replacement reservation made for your dates.
E-Mail owner for availability (vrbo/homeaway website or direct:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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