Plenty of windows for getting those coastal breezes, plus a plush queen bedBecause why not? :)
Sunny retreat w/ breakfast near East Beach
Hosted by Tamara & Chris
Tamara & Chris is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Experience Santa Barbara like a local! Be our guest in a cozy, relaxing private room with a spacious shared bathroom. Continental breakfast included.

Just steps from a legit taqueria and a 5- to 10-minute drive to the beach, Santa Barbara Bowl, Funk Zone and downtown. We welcome travelers from all backgrounds and walks of life. We’re happy to share our best insider tips — on tasting rooms, hikes, art — so you have an unforgettable trip.

The space

This relaxing, sunny room in our California bungalow is the perfect homebase for your Santa Barbara adventure. Your room includes a queen bed, two nightstands, a desk and chair, and closet for storing your belongings. It’s refreshingly uncluttered, so you’ll have plenty of room to spread out. The shared bathroom is spacious and modern, with plenty of hooks and surface space.

Continental breakfast is included. We provide coffee and tea, cereals, bread and fruit.

Our place is only a 5- to 10-minute drive from —
East Beach: Sunbathing, swimming and volleyball, with a coastal walkway and nearby bird refuge
Funk Zone: SB’s art community, also home to the Urban Wine Trail
Santa Barbara Bowl: Historic outdoor concert venue featuring big-name musicians
State Street: Heart of downtown Santa Barbara, with shops, restaurants and theaters

Guest access

Make yourself at home in all common areas: kitchen, living room, dining room and yard. Snack on a passion fruit or guava from the yard (when in season) if you'd like!

Interaction with guests

We’re both self-employed so we're in and out of the house during the day. You’ll have plenty of privacy and space to do your own thing, but we’re happy to chat if you’d like some recommendations or company.

Other things to note

There is ample street parking available, but please note that on Mondays and Tuesdays there is street sweeping from 10-noon so you'll need to move your car to the opposite side of the street to avoid a ticket.

We have beach towels, a Frisbee and small cooler available for you to borrow during your stay.

We don’t allow smoking anywhere on the property; thanks for understanding!

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

- No more than two guests are allowed per reservation.
- Please keep our neighbors happy by keeping noise to a minimum when coming/going late at night or early in the morning.
- Please help us keep away ants by putting away food and dirty dishes.
- Please don't park in front of our neighbor's house -- he's a little cranky. ;)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - ~8 steps to the front door
Potential for noise - While it's generally a quiet neighborhood, Salinas St. has a medium level of traffic, including a city bus.
No parking on property - Please park on the street. Move your car for street sweeping Mon. & Tues. from 10am-noon to avoid ticket.
Some spaces are shared - We share the bathroom and common areas. Please leave everything as clean as you found it.


12 Reviews

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Liz User Profile
October 2017
Tamara and Chris are fantastic hosts!! This was my first time staying in a shared home so I was a little apprehensive

Stafon User Profile
October 2017
Awesome experience. Super friendly and their home is extremely clean and inviting. I highly recommend staying there if/when you're in Santa Barbara.

Jasminka User Profile
October 2017
Tamara and Chris were very accommodating with the check-in time. Their place is very easy to find and there is lots of parking. The room is big enough, super clean and comfy. Location is also great. Very close to the "Funk Zone" and to the beach, but the neighborhood is very quite. They gave us great recommendations on where to go for some drinks and for dinner. I would definitely stay there again and I 100% recommend it.

Cambria User Profile
October 2017
We loved our one night stay at Tamara & Chris' place. It is quaint, cozy, and is truly perfect for couples. It's super close to downtown Santa Barbara with lots of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You also have access to the kitchen, the dining room, and the living room area. Lots of street parking outside, too which is a definite plus! Tamara and Chris are incredibly hospitable and they provide a continental breakfast which was so nice to have. We would highly recommend staying here and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Anabel & Hannes User Profile
October 2017
We enjoyed staying at Tamara's & Chris'. Unfortunately we couldn't meet them but communication worked really well. The whole house was the wonderful and really clean. The bedroom was spacious and bright and the bed was very comfortable. We would definitely come back!

Philipp User Profile
October 2017
We had a great stay :) Everything was clean, the check in quite easy. Just perfect! :)

Stéphan - Eloïse User Profile
October 2017
Tamara and Chris are the best hosts you can dream of and their house is extremely comfortable and nice. They made me feel home after an long trip, were incredibly arranging for transportation, providing very useful tips and always with a wonderful smile. Two exceptionally warm and welcoming persons
Tamara & Chris User Profile
Response from Tamara & Chris:
Thank you for staying with us, Stephan-Eloise! It was a pleasure to meet you and Harmony. We'll definitely let you know next time we're in Paris :)
October 2017

Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Tamara & Chris User Profile
My husband Chris and I are freelancers who recently finished four years of rugged, full-time travel -- including three years living/working from a minivan camper. We love the Airbnb community and have had such positive experiences around the world that we want to return the hospi…
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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