Our family has just spent an enjoyable week at La Petite Ranche in Santa Barbara. It was the perfect place for grandparents to reconnect with adult children, one toddler grandchild, and a puppy. There was space for everyone! The friendly owner, who lives in the attached house, treated us as her guests and made us all feel at home.
The yard and house were very clean, and we enjoyed the flowers and lovely swimming pool and barbecue area. The interior decor is eclectic and whimsical with a tasteful mix of French country, antiques, and contemporary art. The number of beds would best accommodate three couples/singles and one or two children. This was a unique experience because we also became acquainted with her pets, including a dog, horse, donkey, rabbits, chickens and a very large turkey.
This house is perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood, near the airport, shopping, and freeway. It was a quick drive to Arroyo beach, downtown shops, the Wharf, SB Zoo, Mission, and hiking trails. Favorite restaurants include Stella Mare's French Bistro and the Longboard Grill. We highly recommend this home for a Santa Barbara vacation.