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Natural Wonders/Privacy and Peace. Stay awhile!

SuperhostSanta Barbara, California, United States
Private room in house hosted by Arlene
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bathroom
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93% of recent guests who stayed nearby gave the location a 5-star rating.
[Now open only for 30 days or more, by city regulation I welcome students, interns, etc. and those possibly looking for a new place to settle near Santa Barbara]................................
Natural Wonders is an unconventional, lived in, and somewhat quirky household, with private bedrooms that guests find "cozy", and the surroundings relaxing.

The space
Lovely safe surroundings on Santa Barbara's Upper Riviera.
In a gorgeous natural setting, the rather rustic hillside house is spread out and guests have access to everything.....high speed internet, hot tub (temporarily not operating because of drought) decks with views of the mountains, etc. The property has about 2 acres of tall trees, lush vegetation, and amazing wildlife. Although there's a feeling of isolation, it only takes minutes to drive to town, and is a serene refuge from crowds and traffic. [It's best if you have a car. The nearest bus is about a mile away on a hill] However, quite a few like the walk to town which is about 1/2 hour, and usually take Uber back home.
You'll find quiet, privacy, and peaceful living in this beautiful mountain view share.
Nestled in trees, with lots of garden and open space. Good modest room with very basic furnishings, and amenities of house, but bear in mind this is an old house and there are imperfections.The bathroom will probably be shared as I have two available rooms (see Natural Wonders/Privacy and Peace) It's not really possible to reserve one room or the other. Both probably have pluses and minuses! Longer term is usually interesting big wooden bed because it's harder to make and room has more storage space.
Non-smoking mature guests. No drugs, moderate alcohol, no visitors.
One single. Additional persons for $15 each.
Generally no children, but child over 10 possible...please inquire
Low rate for our expensive location and for people who want this special, casual, home atmosphere and don't expect pristine luxury, but value comfort. A month or more will be asked to share in utilities.
Must like adorable, well, behaved dogs who do not invade your space! A compatible dog might be welcome if there are no other guests, and with extra deposit.
Off street parking available.
I offer fruit and goodies first morning. Longer term, you're on your own with my cereals. bread, milk and coffee, or any of your own.

Guest access
Guests have access to general living space of whole home and outside, except for other private bedrooms.
Guest bathroom is small and likely to be shared. Shower is low flow due to drought regulations (sorry)

Other things to note
If your choice of dates is taken on this site, try my 2nd room (in the same house) at Natural Wonders #2/Peace and Privacy
If your choice of dates is taken on this site, try my 2nd room (in the same house) at Natural Wonders/Privacy and Peace
Sorry, but I rarely accept same day reservations. It doesn't work very well with my schedule.
I will be more likely to accept a reservation immediately that has a photo of the guest (your pet would be a bonus, but I want YOU) information and reviews or references, verification, why you are traveling, and please, a bit about a second person coming with you.
[Now open only for 30 days or more, by city regulation I welcome students, interns, etc. and those possibly looking for a new place to settle near Santa Barbara]................................
Natural Wonders is an unconventional, lived in, and somewhat quirky household, with private bedrooms that guests find "cozy", and the surroundings relaxing.

The space
Lovely safe surroundings on Sa…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Hot tub
Cable TV
Dryer
Washing machine
Iron
Hangers
TV

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Santa Barbara, California, United States

I've lived in this spot the great majority of my life.
So far, I wouldn't consider anywhere else.
I guess it's the Natural Wonders of it all :)
Good neighborhood walks and/or possibility for extensive hikes in the hills.

Public transit is about a mile away and we are on a steep hill. It is best to have a car unless walking is preferable and you are good with directions!
I've lived in this spot the great majority of my life.
So far, I wouldn't consider anywhere else.
I guess it's the Natural Wonders of it all :)
Good neighborhood walks and/or possibility for exte…

Hosted by Arlene

Joined in September 2011
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I am a children's dance instructor, and very fit and active so I'm basically moving most of the time.... at home, in the garden, out dancing, and just puttering around. I have three grown children, three grown grandchildren, and three high school age grandchildren. I have lived in Santa Barbara since 1959 (great choice immediately after graduating from Vassar College) and in my special paradise home since 1963. I want everyone to be as enthralled with Santa Barbara as I am...come visit soon! PS. Please understand that I love being an Airbnb host for the exceptional variety and friendliness of all my guests and I enjoy chatting, if only a bit! Thanks :)
I am a children's dance instructor, and very fit and active so I'm basically moving most of the time.... at home, in the garden, out dancing, and just puttering around. I have thre…
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Interaction with other guests is totally up to the guests....but definitely encouraged when appropriate. Most guests enjoy socialization, and the host definitely wants to get to know her guests, if only a little!
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹11247