Santa Barbara Escape


3 bedroom vacation home close to downtown

Charming and beautiful Santa Barbara house. A group of 8 of us stayed in this home for a weekend and it was a great place to stay. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, the arcade games in the garage are fun to play, and the backyard lounge area with speakers and fun lights is a great space to hang out in! We were glad there was an additional half bath since there was so many of us, but it worked out just fine. The location is in a quieter area and you can walk downtown if you want to, or take cabs. We spent a day at the beach and the owners had plenty of beach towels, beach bags, an umbrella, surf board, boogie boards, and a skim board for us to use, which was great! I would say the only con is that the bikes were extra to rent so we didn't rent them (seemed a little bit of a stretch to pay more to rent the bikes) and since we were there during a particularly warmer weekend, more than one fan is needed. There is no AC and we slept with the windows open but there was only one fan, so a few more (one per room?) would be great. Other than that, everything we needed was there and it was the perfect place to stay for our vacation. We would definitely consider coming back. Thank you!

- Lara K. 08/05/2015

Thanks for your great feedback, Lara. Since this has been brought up in a recent inquiry, please note that since this review was written back in August of 2015, we have added ceiling fans to each bedroom, which seems to have addressed the occasional warm day that Santa Barbara may experience from time to time. We are always working to improve on our guests experience at our home. Additionally, regarding the bikes, not all guests need bikes and since there is a maintenance cost associated with providing them, we felt it was better to ask those that want to use them to pay a nominal fee ($10/bike/stay) to cover their maintenance cost rather than building that cost into our rates and charging all guests for bikes when most don't use them.