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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 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!


Beachside Bar-Cafe
"Beautiful restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating right on the beach. Location is 3 mile..."
Campus Point
"Right on the campus of UCSB and know for the great surf. Will need to pay for a day of parki..."
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
"Small and fairly new airport next to goleta Beach and about 3 miles from the apartment."
Backyard Bowls
"Amazing healthy bowls of acai mixed with fresh ingredients. Within walking distance!"
Goleta Beach Park
"Beautiful beach for families (there is a playground there), couples, and sunset watchers. A..."
Sushi Teri
"Great combo dinners. Can be pricey. Within walking distance."
Los Tarascos
"Authentic and delicious Mexican food! Try the $5 breakfast burrito. Located next to Zodos."
Outback Steakhouse
"Steak, pasta, salads, bar- great for couples or families looking for a nice dinner out. Wal..."
The Fig Grill -- CLOSED
"Healthy, fresh food! Indoor and outdoor seating. Walking distance."
"Breakfast and lunch only. Delicious salads and sandwiches. Walking distance from apartment!"
Trader Joe's
"A small grocery store with healthy, fresh and friendly everything! And you can just walk there!"
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!


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 ...
  • 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.


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(58 traveler reviews)

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Sylvan Sunshine- Santa Barbara area, Sunny, Quiet Apt near UCSB, Goleta Beach
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 58 reviews

This place was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Katie and I enjoyed staying here very much. We had everything we needed including cleaning supplies and misc. things we thought we'd have to get. We were very comfortable here. We miss it already.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, clean, bright and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

Property far exceeded expectations in all regards. Landlords extremely pleasant and made us feel welcome. Place was clean and bright and contained all the amenities one could need. Shopping was close by as was the beach and other site seeing venues. Anyone in the market for splendid accommodation for that special "Santa Barbara getaway" need not look further.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind and generous review ! We rent our place to make vacations for visitors pleasant and affordable :)
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Las Vegas, NV

Quaint cottage feel

  • 4 of 5

The place was very clean and had everything you could need for a weekend away. Kathy thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As good or better than indicated.

  • 5 of 5

Great Place. We were in Goleta for our daughter's wedding and the church was 3 minutes away, so convenient. After a long day of prepping the apartment was an oasis of relaxation for us. We loved having the space for family to come over for dinner one night and chill before and after the wedding.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escape from the heat.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and hosts. Had a great experience and would go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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apex, NC


  • 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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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.