This is a semi-private suite with its own entry. It is located in the foothills of Santa Barbara. Close to the Mission, a short hike to/from the Botanic Garden and various trail heads. Our aim is to create a enjoyable and memorable moment for our guests. Past guests have commented on the views, peacefulness, and quietness.
Minimum weekend/holiday stay is two days. Otherwise a one night stay is ok or if there are no 2 contiguous days available. If staying, please read the whole listing.
The studio has a fully equipped kitchen containing:
A regular sized refrigerator,
a convection stove top (no stove),
utensils, dishware, cooking utensils, glassware, coffee machine,
A good sized microwave and
A full sink.
A decent sized closet with shelves. In the closet you'll find two bathrobes (2), ironing board with iron, safety kit, shoe polish, extra towels and bed ware, board games, a shelf with snacks for purchase.
A 12 by 10 bedroom with overhead fan (their is also central AC), a foldable table for eating or doing work and two chairs. A comfy chair for relaxing and a bookcase with some books and literature about the area. Bed is a queen with a double pillow top and 4 pillows. It has two glass (open) side tables. In bed you'll have a view out over the canyons, mountains.
Off from the bedroom is a modern and stylish bathroom with
a large tub (great view of the city and ocean),
a glass enclosed shower with two shower heads (shampoo, body wash, conditioner included).
Two separate sinks, each with it's own (large) lighted vanity, storage space with drawers and cabinets. soap and lotion dispensers (2 each) can be found behind the sinks.
Hair dryer, flat irons are in the top drawer.
Toilet space is separate from the bathroom.
The 8 x 6 patio is separated from the bedroom by a large glass sliding door. It has a small table with two chairs. From the patio you can see the Santa Ynez mountains, several canyons, the city, the harbor, Followed by the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands.
Private parking is on the property, next to the studio.
Free Breakfast includes coffee, tea, assorted sweetbreads, fruit, yoghurt, and a small juice.
There is a no pet policy.
Rental is for one or two people max.
Check in time is 3:00 PM
Quiet time is from 10:00 pm to 8:30am.
Snacks and small meals (Amy's bowls frozen) are available at a charge.
Limited wine/beer consumption allowed but when using or wine/beer tasting we strongly encourage our guests not to drive. Use an uber, lyft or taxi.
The studio has its' own entrance, about 20 feet from where you parked the car.
It has it's own kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and patio/deck. All three rooms are separated by pocket doors and a glass sliding door. The rest of the house and surrounding property are mostly off limits.
Interaction with guests
Communicating with the host is essential for a smooth registration and a more enjoyable stay. There are several options as to registration and how to get here. They all may influence the quality of your stay. So stay in touch.
This is our home we sure value our privacy but also like to meet our guests. Most of the time we will be here and available in person. We do our best to greet you in person when you arrive, unless you have indicated a preference, or circumstances are such that you want or need a private check in. Preferred method of communication is texting. Please let us know your time of arrival and/or when you would like to check in or check out, so that we may plan around that. The more we know about your likes, and dislikes, the more we can of assistance or help you with things to do, places to go etc.
Other things to note
Although the studio has its own entrance, it is not 100% private, in that, it is connected to the main house and because it can be amazingly quiet around here, sounds can be heard from the studio and from the house. Most of the sound here comes from the birds or crickets chirping, the tree frogs croaking and the wind blowing through the trees.
Aside from the views, one of the attractions, that we enjoy, is that you can see stars here at night - unless there is a bright moon, a marine layer or clouds. On a clear night one can see far into the universe. So, yes it is dark at night, unless there's a full moon, and very little street lighting. The residence itself and the entryway to the studio are well lit. As noted before it is also quite quiet and peaceful, especially at night. We highly recommend guests arrive before it gets dark since the place may be a tad difficult to find.
Because of the marine layer it can be both sunny (warm to hot) and cool here. Many times you'll wake up or go to bed and be in the midst of clouds or looking over a layer of clouds. So, it can be hot or on the cool side and all in one day.
Actual ocean sunsets are from the middle of November to the end of January. The sunrise can be seen from the bed (when the blinds are up) or patio
Because of the location of the suite, and the walls of our house being thin, please note it may not offer the kind of the privacy you might expect or want. Any activity accompanied by loud noises/sounds (partying etc) is not acceptable.
Quite time is from 10:00 pm to 8:30 am. If guests are outside on the patio please remember to use indoor voices. No non-booked guests unless prior approval by host and never more than one non-booked guest at a time.
Please inform the host if you intend to bring alcohol onto the property. Limited usage is ok but we don't want our guests drinking and driving. Uber is available.
Drug use and violation of any of the above house rules can result in immediate cancellation & termination of your stay.
Hi, I'm a native of Ohio with roots in Virginia, who migrated to CA many moons ago. Once here, I heard the siren call of the mighty Pacific. Before that, and many years after, my calling was as a nurse, but for my first stint in CA, I was the Cable Girl. Trying to sell cable in a very hot place called "Palm Springs". Oh, I loved that motel pool at the end of the day.
Anyways I digress.
Back to the cool environs of the hospital, I started my nursing stint at Hoag, down by the peninsula where I met my hubby to be, Yes Balboa, the ferry rides were my favorite. Well, this hubby to be convinced me to go with him to Tibet. Tibet never happened, Iran, like now was a pain in the behind. After a wild ride in the next best place, Amsterdam, owning a Mexican/American Cantina we decided to return to this magical world, called California. First to Chico, where I learned, that yes, there is a Paradise and it only took twenty minutes to get there and then life took a little twist...we moved to Iowa. Hubby thought he could become some sort of academic. LOL. Sorry kids, I know them were some rough times. Well Iowa came and went and we moved to Santa Barbara (the circle of life?) And why not, we loved the south/central coast and there was an acre of land, albeit burned, waiting to be resurrected, a property (homestead) that burned in the Jesusita fire. The rest is history in the making as you'll see if you visit with us. Hopefully the Phoenix can rise one more time.