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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Santa Barbara County reviews

  • Quirky charm for family vacation

    "Our family of 7 adults stayed here over Christmas 2016, and we were quite pleased with the individuality of this Victorian house, with its slightly tilted angles and decor that was relaxing but not obtrusive. However, the 2 bathrooms are side by side at the back of the first floor so if you have individuals who use the bathroom frequently at night (one very pregnant daughter in law and 2 senior parents), the arrangement is not optimal. On the plus side, the house is clean and hospitable with a terrific dining area for meals and board games; the kitchen has a variety of cooking utensils and pots and dishware so that serving a group is easy. The white towels and robes were a nice touch in all the bedrooms. We had 3 small house details that needed answers and the management company was very responsive - the tripped electrical switch was fixed by consulting the check in book. Easy check in with the lock box. The house location close to State Street was very convenient to restaurants, movie theaters and shopping, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Because it was during the holiday period, I was glad I had booked restaurant reservations 2 weeks in advance for our group of seven adults; Bouchon was good (but expensive) and Cadiz was nice, too. The Renaud bakery makes an outstanding Yule log that should be ordered in advance. The house recommendation book suggested Los Agaves for casual meals, and we drove to the Milpas location. Our group drove to the UCSB campus to walk on the bluff trails for several hours during Christmas day - when the university is in session, access might not be as easy. I would recommend the Downtown Victorian for a family vacation because one has 3 separate sleeping/leisure areas, and that doesn't even include the front porch or the backyard area in good weather. And WiFi was fast and reliable for the laptops in the group. Oh, the 2 parking spaces are rather small; a Prius and a rented KIA fit without a lot of excess space - SUVs, beware. This house worked perfectly for our first Christmas away from home."
    Guest: Karen Y. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 29, 2016
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  • Amazing views, awesome layout of space.

    "My husband and I stayed at this property for our "Mini Moon" for a few days after our wedding and it was perfect! We loved the upstairs/downstairs layout. The views were amazing and it was a very cozy place to come and relax after hanging out at the picturesque beach of La Conchita. Our friends stopped by for lunch and they couldn't get over how cool it was to see the ocean from the kitchen table as we ate. Stephen was great and the maintenance man, Mark, was the nicest guy, He greeted us as soon as we got there and let us know that he was there to help us out. We really appreciated that. My husband and I are the low key types and the atmosphere of the community combined with this really cool house was the cherry to a wonderful wedding weekend."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 11, 2016
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  • Wonderful location, wonderful hosts, wonderful time!

    "This is our third year staying here - each year we stay longer! We were here for over two months this time and have booked for next year. The cottage is well appointed (looks just like the photos) and the location is ideal. It's about a block to State St for shopping, restaurants, movies and museums. The beach is at the end of State. There are bicycles available to use and Santa Barbara is very bike friendly. Plus, Caron and Doug are great hosts, offering everything you need and more! Thanks to you both - see you next year!!!"
    Guest: Rita J. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: March 16, 2017
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  • All good.

    "Your house is very comfortable, clean and well appointed. We would gladly return in the future. It was nice that you were there to greet us and you were sincerely concerned with our comfort and satisfaction. We have no complaints. Since our son, Paul, is well known in town among the restaurant owners and chefs we enjoyed special treatment and great meals. Santa Barbara is unsurpassed as a unique vacation destination, blessed with a wonderful climate, beautiful scenery, the Pacific ocean, great wineries and restaurants. If our daughters and grandchildren didn't live on the east coast we would sell our house in Florida and move to Santa Barbara."
    Guest: Mr. & Mrs. Stan Livacz 2. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 29, 2016
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