|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
On a quiet street in Santa Barbara's best downtown residential neighborhood -The Upper Eastside - this charming guesthouse is in the most perfect location: 4 blocks to State Street where you'll find shops, restaurants, cinemas, museums and 4 blocks to the historic Mission with its lovely Rose Garden. Gorgeous Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden, a Santa Barbara gem, is a 5-minute walk from your door. The beaches, Stearn's Wharf and Harbor are all close by.
Our guesthouse suite suitable for 1 or 2 persons is a classic 1924 California cottage entirely transformed with contemporary amenities yet retaining its authentic original design with wainscoting in all rooms and a beamed ceiling in the bedroom and bathroom. The private entrance adjacent to the kitchen has a small deck with a café table and chairs. You won't hear the hum of the freeway or noise from downtown trains. We invite you to read our reviews and see why this exceptional guesthouse with its location, elegance and serenity is an incomparable best value in Santa Barbara.
Beginning January 2017, there will be a ONE MONTH minimum to rent.
No smoking or pets please.
Thank you so much for making our holiday special. Your cottage was very charming and we enjoyed our stay here. You're very lucky to be living in such a beautiful place! When we were walking, we really enjoyed the homes and their yards. Everything from the weather to the trees and plants were wonderful. Thanks for the fresh flowers. You made this place feel like home. We would definitely recommend your place to our friends. Sylvia & Derek from Alberta, Canada
Everything was lovely, nice, clean and comfortable bed.
We love to get up early, have a cup of coffee, eat breakfast - and hike and explore until sunset.
Then, return to a clean, quiet, comfortable, cozy place with our own entrance - relax, cook our own meals, and get a great night's sleep.
And, this lovely guesthouse fit the bill to a T!
This was our first visit to Santa Barbara and fell in love with everything about it. It isn't an over-built resort town - and it was great to be in a 'neighborhood'. The locals are proud of their paradise, and so friendly and willing to share it - which is especially true of our hosts!
Everything is well-appointed - including a great bed and linens, and a roomy bathroom with thick towels.
Evenings were chilly, but the place had very nice heat.
Details like that are what make a rental stand out!
We definitely hope to be back to the Santa Barbara area, and would stay here again if possible.
Although this lovely guesthouse will please anyone who stays there, I'm taking this opportunity to recommend it as the perfect place to work on a writing project, enjoy a solitary retreat, read, think, feel restored. The neighborhood is very quiet. Barbara and Russell are warm, helpful, and very conscious of their guests' privacy. You don't need a car. (There is a good little market six blocks away, a metro bus stop nearby, as well as a regular shuttle down to the waterfront.) The Mission bells ring in the distance. It's lovely.
We enjoyed the Guesthouse and Barbara's gracious hospitality for a week in Santa Barbara. It was our first trip to this wonderful place and there was plenty of useful info provided to guide us, including a great listing of our host's favorite places....always good to go where the locals go! At Barbara's suggestion, we visited the Farmer's Market on Saturday and enjoyed a lovely fresh local tomato and goat cheese salad on our porch the next day...delightful. Also enjoyed the Symphony and a trip to nearby Los Olivos, enjoying the scenic vista along the way. A memorable stay and trip to the Central Coast.
Barbara & Russel have created a beautiful environment. The guest house has both indoor and out door spaces and thoughtfully placed furnishings and embellishments, creating a very calming place. We loved having breakfast outside. It is wonderful California Arts & Crafts home and the neighbourhood is great for walking.
Thank you so much for our lovely stay!
Trinita & Jeff
We loved the guesthouse at 424 East Islay St. It was pure delight. The aesthetics were pleasing to the senses. The decor was lovely, and all the touches conveyed comfort and convenience. The rooms were full of natural light but also screened for privacy. The living space was surrounded by a deck with many beautiful plants. The well equipped kitchen, thick bath towels, and plethora of local information all attest to the hosts thoughtful care of their guests.
Hosts Barbara and Russell could not have been nicer. I immediately liked the tone of Barbara's responses to my initial inquiry. We were greeted by a warm welcome in person and continued care about our comfort.
Finally, the location is just right in a quiet neighborhood accessible to Santa Barbara's many attractions. We could imagine spending a lot longer than these two weeks there. Thank you, Barbara and Russell!
If you'd like to be within walking distance of Santa Barbara's shopping, movies, restaurants--but would also enjoy being away from it all in the best downtown residential area close to everything-- you won't find a better location than our beautiful guesthouse. Walk to the award-winning Courthouse or the world-class Museum of Art or the Queen of the Missions with its exquisite rose garden. They are all a few blocks away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.