Our stay was the best: showcase home, fantastic host, ideal location and a million dollar view. Add it up and it was perfection.
Lauren, the owner, has covered every detail. Her home was recently remodeled, but not just superficially...Lauren went all out. It is like a model home. It is equipped with all the amenities; beyond the norm for any vacation rental we have ever experienced.
The location on the Mesa, in my opinion, is the best place to live in Santa Barbara. The home is elevated along the shoreline which provides gorgeous views of the ocean and Santa Cruz island. It is a little over a mile walk to the marina. If you continue past the marina, the next stop is the wharf. There are plenty of places to eat and drink between these two popular attractions. From the wharf, the next hot spot is State Street. We explored State Street every day, shopping, trying out new restaurants and looking for the best happy hours. For those that aren't keen on walking, a short car or taxi ride would be advised to and from lower State Street.
When we weren't off exploring the town, we simply enjoyed spending time in the perfectly landscaped backyard, barbecuing and soaking in the jacuzzi while taking in the views.
Lauren's home really brought our family together for quality time over Xmas. We look forward to renting it again and again!