Our beach chic (called this because of our beachy decor, not because we are located on the beach) 1928 craftsman style home sits on a park with spraling views of trees with a creek in the distance. Conveniently located you can walk to breakfast, local's favorite coffee shop or jog around the neighborhood, should you want to workout before you explore all Santa Barbara has to offer. We are close to the Mission, Rose Garden and Natural History Museum and a short- 6 min drive from downtown.
Santa Barbara Beach Chic is for rental of a private room in a house (not the entire house).
About the Home:
This Santa Barbara Beach Chic (called this because of the beachy decor) 1920's home sits on a park and has amazing views. The house is close to dining, shopping and public transportation- downtown is a quick drive or Uber away. Can you walk downtown? Technically yes it is 2 miles from the house- it isn't up any hills, but most guests perfer to drive. It is about a 5-6 minute drive and there is loads of parking downtown.
The house is very clean and well designed, hardwood floors throughout, loved and cared for.
About Your Room:
The bed is newly purchased and the sheets and towels are all of very high thread count and quality. No detail is left unturned and if you should have any suggestions to make a guests stay even better, please let us know.
About the Location of the House:
There is easy and abundant street parking available- sometimes on the weekend there can be more visitors to the park, but in general you will never park further than a block away. There is a closet for hanging clothes and luggage storage, luggage racks. The bathroom is located right next to the room and is shared. Cotton towels, shampoo, conditioner and blowdryer are all available for guest use.
We think 2 guests is the best number for the room and house, however if you have a question regarding a 3rd guest or don't want to share a bed please contact us in advance. An additional guest is $25 per night and we have a twin size tall air mattress with bedding available for an additional one time fee of $20 (for the entire stay), should you need more than one bed in the room. Please let us know in your initial comment if this is needed and we can let you know if we can accommodate your request.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests will enter through the front door. Their private room is immediately on the right.
If host can not meet and greet guests then key will be placed in lock box and code will be messaged to guests on day of arrival, before check in time (3pm)- we have found this easiest for our guests to be independent and able to arrive without having to coordinate a specific time with the host to meet them. We prefer arrivals before 10pm.
Guests will share the bathroom with host, and the house with two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who are very well behaved. We travel often, so it is possible that you could be in the home alone, but the rental is still only for the room, not the entire house. Occasionally my longterm boyfriend is over or out of town friends as I have a three bedroom home. We all work together to make your stay pleasant and try to accommodate bathroom and shower needs- hasn't been an issue thus far.
No kitchen privileges come with the room, aside from making coffee and tea.
You are booking a room in a house not the entire house ;) If you feel like we are repeating this, we are, but we have been told many times that guests didn't understand what they were booking, so we were advised to state it many times. We promise, we aren't that repetitive, normally.
Coffee machine and hot water available.
Interaktion mit Gästen
On the day of arrival we will do our best to greet guests, if possible. If host can not meet and greet then key will be placed in lock box and code will be messaged to guests before check in time- we have found this easiest for our guests to be independent and able to arrive without having to coordinate a specific time with the host. After that they can decide how much interaction they desire.
We are available throughout the day to answer any questions you might have about Santa Barbara (I am a Santa Barbara native) and where to go and what to do.
Airbnb allows us to travel often too, so there may be times that we aren't home during your stay. We make sure we are still available via text, cell, email, airbnb should you need anything. We will let you know our plans as your trip approaches.
Weitere wichtige Infos
This is a charming 1928 home with new heat and water pipes, but we do not have air conditioning. Each room has it's own ceiling fan and windows that open for ventilation in the warmer months. The house swells when it is hot out and shrinks when it is cold- we call it charm and character.
If a sticky door might bother you, then this may not be the best house for you in the summer time.
We do have a dogs on premisses, but they aren't in the airbnb bed/linens or room, so pet hair shouldn't be an issue. The house is professionally cleaned and we have a Roomba- "Best invention ever", that being said, the guests often ask them to say "hi" and they will go in the room then. If you don't want them to visit that is totally okay, but if you are allergic to dogs, I would probably not chance my trip to SB. They have hair, technically, but I would hate for you to be all sneezy. Please take note of this for both guests prior to booking.
Parking is on street only. There is street sweeping Thursday from 1-4pm, so please plan accordingly.
Please always park only in the direction that traffic flows and remember do not park in RED as that is for emergency vehicles only.
We often wake up to find rental cars parked in red and hate having to knock on your door early in the morning to tell you to move before you get a ticket. We have had to do this far too many times, so please use caution when parking. :)
Please read all rules before requesting to book and note in your initial email that you've read and understand the house rules- we want you aware of the space and accommodations, including neighborhood, type of Airbnb etc.
Parking is street parking only. During the weekend there may be parties in the park until about 5pm, but parking isn't usually an issue.
We hope that you will love and respect the home as we do. We keep a very clean home and hope that you will leave it the way that you found it.
We are a non smoking and drug free home and ask that you smoke off property. Fee $300 if you smoke inside or on property.
*Please always lock the front door (coming and going) as it doesn't self lock. We have had a lot of issues with this rule. A fee of $50 per infraction will be charged. Lock door at all times. Thank you.
We are not loud, late night partiers and hope that our guests will enjoy their stay in Santa Barbara, but return home using indoor voices after 9pm :) please be quiet until 7am.
We are typically up at 7am and asleep by 10pm.
*Please do not bring anyone who was not on the initial reservation home with you or into our house-Safety first. Any additional guests not registered in the initial reservation will cause the guest to forfeit their deposit and Airbnb will be notified and you will be asked to leave- no exceptions.
*If you lose the keys there will be a $250 charge to replace them and rekey the house.
*If you use coffee/ tea dishes please wash them.
*Please clean your hair from the shower drain & take water wise showers- 5 minutes or less. California is in a drought, yes even with the rain we are still in a drought.
*Please refrain from leaving food in the room- we have covered garbage and recycle in the kitchen (under sink) and big bins outside for stinky items :)
*Guests are asked to remove sheets only on departure for housekeeper.
*Must love Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Please ask us if you have any questions. We work and live in the house, so in an effort to keep some space for ourselves we are strict on the house rules.
Please do not enter any cupboards/closets marked PRIVATE- they are not for guest use. We are happy to tell you where you can find certain items you may have forgotten, but our private home isn't open for guests to take and use whatever they need. We have lots of amenities in the room.
Thanks and we can't wait to meet you!
A Santa Barbara native, Lindsey knows the ins and outs of Santa Barbara. She is a well known and sought after wedding planner and event designer who loves trying new restaurants and cuisines and enjoys wine from the local vintners of Santa Barbara. Lindsey enjoys designing homes, redoing furniture and gardening in her spare time or the winter months. During the wedding season Lindsey can usually be found at local vineyards, estates or hotels running events. Lindsey is a mellow, happy and fun loving person who wants her guests to love Santa Barbara as much as she does.
When Lindsey isn’t planning an upcoming event, she can often be found traveling (you may not meet her on every stay) in foreign countries gathering inspiration for her future designs, enjoying the beaches of Santa Barbara, cooking gourmet meals or finding ways to give back to the community that she holds so dear to her heart.
Lindsey's long term boyfriend can sometimes be found in and around the house.
The resident Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's love long walks on the beach, treats and belly rubs. They can often be found lounging around... :) Piper & Pierre.