I Maxine) came to Santa Barbara over 40 years ago from Southern California to attend the University. My husband John was born and raised in this town where he had maintained his own business for over 25 years. We continue to work parttime in our professions as we fit in as much time as possible to enjoy our children and grandchildren. John is an artisan of custom cabinets and countertops, and I am enjoying my second career in nursing. We especially appreciate the diversity of the creative arts in our community ... galleries, theater, concerts, and more ... since we are also both artists.
We have always had a spare room or two in our home designated for renters. Over the years, we have rented to students, professional adults, and an occasional young family. Many years ago, we realized a vacation rental would offer more flexibility in the use of our property. It gives us the chance to offer a lovely place for vacationers, while maintaining the separate privacy of our own residence. Its ideal location offers a wide range of recreational and relaxation choices.
What we enjoy most about our property is its proximity to one of the most pristine beaches, off the beaten paths of more common tourists sites, that Santa Barbara has to offer: Mesa Lane Beach. It's our place of choice for walking our dog, watching the surf, collecting shells, and enjoying the sunsets. Our neighborhood is quaint, diverse, and very friendly. The nearby cliffs also provide sensory feasts at any time of year. Early Spring and Fall we can watch the humpback whales migrating up and down the coast .... and dophins are practically a daily spectacle. We feel so fortunate to live in this temperate zone. Not only can we suggest beach activities, but also the local hills have miles of hiking trails and dozens upon dozens of wineries that boast some of the finest wines in the World. This property is in one of the best locations for such diverse activities! Also in Santa Barbara, the ARTS are highly appreciated ... and there are endless opportunities to go to theater, galleries, or concerts. Wherever you choose to go, just a walk into the clean air, void of smog, sometimes misty with the ocean breezes or coastal fog, you will be soon feel refreshed and invigorated!