Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

check navigate-up


Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning City & Mountain Views

93 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalize payment on HomeAway.

Learn more


Santa Barbara Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-3)

Need a break? Beautiful Santa Barbara, California, could be the answer!

Come stay in this luxurious furnished Mediterranean-style second story casita (or guest studio) in Santa Barbara. The casita includes such details as gorgeous reclaimed Canadian Douglas Fir wood floors, French doors, and custom maple kitchen cabinets with granite tile countertops.

At 450 square feet inside, it offers a spacious comfortable feeling and tons of amenities. There are windows all around with amazing views of the City and mountains, or enjoy the views on your own generous balcony. You can also wander through the garden to rest and relax, or perhaps enjoy a picnic, in the sunny back yard! And the casita is conveniently located approximately one mile from downtown or two from the beach, Stearns Wharf and the Harbor.

The casita encompasses the entire 2nd story of a free-standing garage at the back of a 1/4-acre property -- no shared walls, no living spaces above or below! This is a perfect home away from home for business and vacation!

Keywords: Studio

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another fun time in a great location for a month. The weather couldn't have been better. Thanks for the great place to stay!
Jan 2011
  • 1 of 2


based on 93 traveler reviews

Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning City & Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9892473 based on 95 reviews
Southern California

Class Act--Casita in the Sky!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Santa Barbara and this charming casita made our stay even more enjoyable. We were able to spend time relaxing in this roomy, one-room hide out. The views of the city from the balcony were stunning. My husband's goal was to read and unwind, and he appreciated the fact that the neighborhood surrounding the casita was peaceful. For couples looking for a lazy vacation, spending time touring Santa Barbara and time indoors relaxing, this is the perfect place. Fully furnished with everything one needs for a week's stay, and with a grocery store within a 5 -minute drive, we were pleased to just hide away from our every day lives in the casita in the sky!

The grounds were well maintained, and the casita was clean and tidy. Bed was comfy too!

Janet James

Redlands, CA

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Northern California

Peaceful, luxurious casita!

  • 5 of 5

The casita was everything I was hoping - peaceful, private, and quiet, very well outfitted, and in a beautiful setting. Spacious studio, lots of windows and light, very comfortable bed, thick towels, full kitchen, cable and wi-fi. The covered patio was one of my favorite aspects of this property - view of the mountains and the city - for morning coffee and reading or evening reflection. Great location for walking to downtown, up to the Mesa, or to Shoreline and the beaches. Mary and Tom are gracious and attentive hosts, and they even provided citrus and avocados for me from their own yard. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Casita for a week. It was wonderful. The location is convenient, great view from porch, quiet neighborhood. Mary and Tom will go out of there way to be of assistance and also allow privacy. We had a couple of rainy days so we spent extended time there. The ability to cook was great and saved us money. We will be returning. The only bad thing about giving the review that it deserves is that more people will stay there and make it harder for us when we return!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

So wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The casita was as wonderful as all the other reviews claimed! The hosts were very helpful, kind, and generous. Although they were right next-door if we needed them, we could not have felt any more private during our stay! They provided us with anything we could possibly need to feel comfortable and safe in their beautiful apartment.

My husband and I had never used Homeaway or stayed anywhere other than a hotel or with friends prior to this trip, it did not disappoint!! It was truly like being in a home-away-from-home.

The view is lovely and there are SO many awesome things to do and see nearby.

I think my favorite part about our stay in the casita was the amazing smell of the orange blossoms from the gorgeous (and delicious!!) trees outside. I honestly felt like I was in heaven. I loved the smell so much that I had to buy a perfume that smells like orange blossom!

If you are looking for a relaxing and beautiful place to stay, with above-and-beyond accommodations, look no further!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Durham, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time spending the month of February at the Casita. The place is amazing. From the mountain views and a most comfortable lodging with everything you could possibly want or need. Plus, all the extra touches that Mary & Tom provide for our stay. It just doesn't get any better! We've found our little piece of heaven!

You won't be disappointed booking here!

Betty & Wayne - Durham, Ontario, Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful casita overlooking Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with privacy and every convenience, as well as a fantastic view.

The apartment is comfortable, well appointed and equipped and it has a great location.

Our hosts, Mary and Tom, were attentive, responsive and most friendly, but gave us our space which was great.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
To all in the heart of downtown
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.75 Miles
Santa Barbara Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rose's Cafe
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
East Beach, Stearns Wharf and our favorite Hendrys
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Albertson's Grocery Store and Rite Aid Drug Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Rose's Cafe, Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lazy Acres Health food Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Giovanni's Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Ralph's Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
The heart of downtown Santa Barbara just 1 mile away
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara City College
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
University of California, Santa Barbara
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Elings Park Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Stearns Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Arroyo Burro Beach and the Boathouse Restaurant at the Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Market Weds 3-6pm
Nearest Point of Interest
Wheel Fun Rentals (Bicycles and Electric Carts
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Zoo and Zoological Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Mission Santa Barbara, the Queen of California Missions
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Nearest Point of Interest
Carrillo Recreation Center (City of SB)
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Historic Courthouse and Sunken Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Trader Joe's grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
La Superica Taqueria (Mexican)
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara County Bowl (concerts)

In a centrally located neighborhood, this beautiful casita is approximately 1 mile from downtown Santa Barbara or 2 from the harbor and beach -- an easy distance to enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer. Close to downtown businesses, shopping, museums, restaurants, night clubs, the Santa Barbara Mission, the Botanical gardens, the County Bowl (for live shows), golf courses, the harbor and Stearns Wharf, whale watching, island and coastal boat tours, bike and electric car rentals. Although the casita is in the City, it has a touch of a rural feeling, with large oak and Eucalyptus groves in view on 2 sides, as well as views of the city, Riviera and mountains on the other 2 sides. It is a perfect spot for a relaxing vacation or business trip!


Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring/Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
Old Spanish Days Festival
Aug 3 2016 - Aug 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
August thru Labor Day
Aug 8 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
31 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Holidays
Nov 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
31 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
31 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Min End-of-Stay Cleaning $39 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

-Payment Terms vary with longer stays;
-TBID=Tourism Business Improvement District fee - $2/night for stays 30 nights or less;
-TOT=Transient Occupancy Tax - 12% for stays 30 nights or less.
-Cleaning fee/Security-Damage Dep/TBID is minimum; 1st pmt=Sec-Damage Dep.
-Min stay may vary for holiday/special occasion
-Phone not included/cell reception is good

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Santa Barbara Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The elegant bathroom has stone tile floors, beautiful dark wood vanity and a tub/shower combo. The deep soaking tub with arm rests is wonderful when you need pampering; the bath pillow and bath salts add that extra special touch. Large thick and thirsty towels, as well as a blow dryer, toilet paper, Kleenex, lotion and hand soap (at least enough to get you through the first few days) are included. Emergency toiletries are available.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • A beautiful cozy 4-poster California-King bed offers a comfy pillow-top mattress, plenty of pillows and high-quality bed linens. A dark wood futon chair/chaise/twin bed, with more high quality bed linens and pillows, is added to the mix when a 3rd person stays. Please let us know if you need the second bed setup for your stay. Laundry service is provided for all provided linens and towels.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The studio is situated over detached garage. Entry is by a 17-step exterior staircase to studio. Owners live in the main house on property and are happy to assist with questions about the casita and Santa Barbara.

Partner Offers

Contact the Owner

Tell us about your trip, then book it

This property requires that you message the owner to complete your booking request.
Enter dates to calculate a quote