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Sonia & Kevin Connors

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Fabulous Adobe Studio

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


West Mesa Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This fabulous studio rental in Santa Barbara is within a true adobe home and includes a private deck with hot-tub! The studio's adobe walls, Saltillo tiles and skylight embrace this room furnished with beautiful Italian antique furniture. We are now happy to offer DSL internet - free of charge!

Built in Santa Barbara in 1948 with clay from the site, this home is surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Located on the "Mesa" in Santa Barbara, this vacation rental is only two blocks from a secluded Santa Barbara beach primarily used by locals, and only minutes away from downtown attractions!

This completely separated studio rental is adjacent to the main residence and sleeps up to four people. It includes a private driveway for off-street parking, private entry, 500 square foot studio and a newly renovated and expanded (2006) private outdoor area with a hot-tub. We remodeled this studio with sustainable building techniques, and we continue to strive to provide a toxic free environment for your health and pleasure while visiting Santa Barbara.

This unique adobe vacation rental will truly add to your Santa Barbara vacation, relaxing in the comforts of a beachside neighborhood that most travelers are never able to experience!

Keywords: Studio

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sonia & Kevin Connors (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us. We really enjoyed our stay!"
Nov 2015
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Fabulous Adobe Studio
average rating of 4.6 based on 7 reviews

Needs updating

  • 3 of 5

This property had an absolute lovely garden but the patio furniture needed pads to be comfortable. The unit itself heeded a new sofa and bed as both were very uncomfortable. The TV was a very old 16 inch old style with poor color. The kitchen was very minimal and I had to ask to have the toaster oven replaced because it looked like a fire hazard and was very dirty. The neighborhood was quiet and it was easy to drive to town or the beach. This would be a superior place to stay if improvements were made.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, our first negative response in our 12 years of business! "Anonymous" let us know their first evening that the toaster oven was not operating properly, and we had a new replacement by 9:00 am the next morning. We advertise the unit with a kitchenette, and we let people know the kitchenette is great for simple meals, but not elaborate meals. We are happy that our studio provided so many people and families an affordable way to visit Santa Barbara for over 12 years, and with positive feedback.
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Jakarta, Indonesia

Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the neighborhood, loved the patio and the living space, loved the proximity to the beach and hiking trails, loved the hosts, and loved Santa Barbara! Very convenient and easy place to stay within walking distance to some great restaurants and markets. Hot tub in the private patio was a bonus. The beach was beautiful and a short walk away. Very quiet and safe neighborhood... mostly kick-back kind of locals and families. Hosts are very knowledgable about the area... ask them about good hiking trails... We will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebastopol CA


  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful! It was so nice and clean and was perfect for me and my boyfriend to stay. I would recommend this place to anyone hoping to stay in a wonderful, and private sanctuary setting in Santa Barbara only blocks from the ocean. It was quiet and peaceful with a beautiful yearn, hot tub and privacy. Walking distance from the stores and in general very conveniently located.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here twice - once on my own a couple of years ago and again recently with my husband. It was perfect for our needs both times. We had a rental car, but we hardly needed to use it, except for a few out of town trips we had already planned. The Mesa is low key and local, but I like it much better than touristy downtown SB. We walked the beach every day, strolled to The Boathouse for breakfast, and walked up the road in the evenings for tacos, tapas, or Thai food. Loved the private yard with hot tub, and the little stove inside for fire watching. It really felt like our own place. The owners didn't disturb us at all, yet they were more than happy to answer questions and help out if we needed. If you want a romantic, low-key and local, steps-from-the-beach, quiet and private vacation spot, and you don't need fancy cooking equipment or a gourmet kitchen, this place is just great. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay!
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What a great rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay here. Beautiful adobe style rental that was well furnished plus a kitchenette that was fully equiped. The rental is larger than the photo would suggest. We were here during a very rainy week -- the woodstove-like heater and the outside hot tub both were indispensable. With the lovely landscaping, we felt we had our own private retreat.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
2.9 Miles
Amtrak SB Station
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Mesa Lane Steps
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

West Mesa Studio Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

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West Mesa Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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