About the property
- House850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay30 nights
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Separate Wing Of House With Private Entrance, Close To Ocean
Walk to the ocean, nature preserve, restaurants, and stores from this quiet & bright separate wing of house surrounded by gardens & pool. Your own gate and private entrance open to 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, with many handcrafted features. Microwave & small refrigerator are included (no kitchen). The first bedroom has a full size bed, bureau, and desk, with several skylights and French doors to the garden. The second has a futon couch, chair, a twin bed, handcrafted bureau and desk, and a direct sunny view of the front garden. Feel free to read in the back yard or to take a swim in the pool after noon.
(Please note: This rental is for one (possibly two) quiet person(s). It is rented one month at a time. There is no full kitchen. To reach the 2nd bedroom, you need to walk through the 1st bedroom. Beach access is 3 blocks away and down a steep flight of steps. At high tide, you need to drive 1/2 mile to a wider beach.)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Mary Watkins
I teach psychology and have lived in Santa Barbara for 23 years. I enjoy sharing this separate wing with others who enjoy being close to the ocean in Santa Barbara. I have been renting for 8 years to people from all over the world.
Mary Watkins purchased this House in 2002
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming and Welcoming - Couldn't have been more Perfect
The four of us really enjoyed being able to stay in a neighborhood with easy access to the beach. There were plenty of people on the beach but it was not an over-crowded commercial beach. The neighborhood is lovely and very safe. Owner is absolutely delightful, helpful, and friendly. This was so much more personal than staying at a hotel. We felt more like we belonged. Hope to go back in the near future.
My daughter and I stayed for 5 nights at Mary's rental. It was perfect- adorable bedrooms, garden, pool and location are all the best you can get. Beautiful walks and beaches steps away, shops and restaurants also within a short walk. The only problem was having to leave! Mary was so helpful, responded to any question asap and she is a wonderful person!
I will be back to stay, it is the best location, super comfortable and clean, even environmentally friendly-
Clean,close to beach and shops, quiet, pet friendly.
We were in Santa Barbara to attend my daughter's wedding reception at Elings Park. I loved the 5 minute drive to the park. The place has a separate entrance with good view of the gardens from the bedrooms. I also liked the proximity to shops and restaurants. My chihuahua felt at home and liked the morning walks to the Mesa stairs that leads to the beach. Overall, the place was clean and spacious for 3 people.
Lovely spot in Santa Barbara
My wife and I stayed here three nights. Mary, our host, wrote out very clear and informative notes. The rooms were clean, lacked nothing and were beautifully painted in Southwest colors: light blue and pink. The location was perfect for us, as we could walk 6 min. to our grandchildren. Close to the beaches. Quiet neighborhood. We will return gladly.
I loved my stay, it was pleasant simple and clean. I can not wait to book again, it was the perfect spot in Santa Barbara.
Cozy and Comfortable
We were out and about and really only at the house to sleep. It was comfortable for 3 friends to catch up and enjoy each others company. The pool was too cold for us to swim in but we enjoyed the outdoor area and sat in the sun by the pool one afternoon. Owner was responsive and friendly and issued a prompt credit when she discovered the hot water heater wasn't working during our stay.
For future renters: We do not heat our pool. This person stayed in February. The pool is warm June-September, and accessible for the hardy in other months. This party did not inform me of the problem with the hot water until she left. If she had, I could have addressed it immediately. The person who had fixed the heater, failed to relight it and I was unaware of that.
Our neighborhood is a 5 minute drive to Hendry's Beach or a half hour walk. There are also stairs to the beach 3 blocks away. The Mesa neighborhood has a good variety of restaurants and food stores. It is a great neighborhood for walking, with an ocean bluff preserve and a playground and park.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If there is a two day available between 3 day stays in the summer, please write to me and I can arrange it.