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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.

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:
June 22, 2017

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 Santa Barbara Area

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:
  • 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 ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 a tropical Hawaiian feel.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Sylvan Sunshine- Santa Barbara area, Sunny, Quiet Apt near UCSB, Goleta Beach
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean, well appointed and stocked. Safe are, nice host! Easy street parking. Very homey!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great: comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was great. Thank you Kathy for the wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memories made...

  • 5 of 5

It was a bittersweet time for me in the Goleta area the third week of August. Sylvan Sunshine gave me the peace and comfort I needed for a few days of moving both my sons to college. I was able to have them over for brunch and made everything from scratch out of the kitchen. Kathy and Ron has EVERYTHING you could possibly need to cook. High end knives, pots, pans, utensils, plates. etc.

The whole place was well thought of. There was absolutely nothing that I needed when I got there. Comfortable bed (I slept so well through my stay and I don't sleep well when I travel), the bathroom was spotless, the whole place was impeccable.

Kathy was extremely responsive if I needed anything. I stay at quite a bit of VRBO houses when I travel, and I have to put the Sylvan Sunshine on top of my favorites. I now have a place to go back to when I visit my sons.

Thank you Kathy and Ron!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience in California!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week visiting our son who lives in Santa Barbara. The apartment was perfect! It was extremely clean and comfortable and very quiet. The bed was so comfy that I actually slept in a couple of days. It had all the amenities that you could possibly need on a vacation and the owners were so friendly but not intrusive at all. They thought of everything. It is a short drive (5 min) to the beach and just a few more minutes to Santa Barbara. The area is beautiful and the mountains are gorgeous. I would highly recommend this rental for your vacation. We hope to come back soon to visit. Thanks Kathy and Ron!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location and property. Thanks Ron and Kathy

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was perfect! It was clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This is an outstanding unit. The unit has a comfortable living area, a small, well supplied kitchen and dining area, an outdoor patio deck, and a very comfortable bed! The check-in instructions were easy to follow. The owner was very nice. He introduced himself as we were going for a walk one evening, but otherwise it was a very cute and private apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Breaktime, Outback
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
Outback, Sushi Teri, Subway, Denny's, 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

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2 night minimum stay

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.
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