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Speaks: english

Sylvan Sunshine- Santa Barbara area, Sunny, Quiet Apt near UCSB, Goleta Beach

49 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Santa Barbara County Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

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Updated private apartment on entire second story of our house (not over the main house). Quiet, sunny, spacious place to relax after a fun day in Santa Barbara/Goleta.

Fully furnished with complete kitchen and hardwood bamboo floors. Enjoy the fresh ocean air on the outdoor deck furnished with table and chairs for dining.

Separate master bedroom, lots of storage and closet space. Full bathroom with shower/bath tub. Cal king bed (new mattress) and 51 inch flat screen TV, cable and DVD player. Free WIFI. Perfect for couples visiting UCSB and Santa Barbara visitors.

10 minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara, 5 minutes to UCSB or the beach. Perfect location: Quiet, safe residential neighborhood- walk to shops and restaurants (Starbucks, Trader Joes and Outback), the park, tennis courts, movie theater, etc. This is a wonderful alternative to a cramped hotel room if you plan on visiting UCSB, Santa Barbara or Goleta!

No smokers please and must be over 25 yrs old to make reservation.

We also recommend guests with only one car.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund for any cancellations/changes to reservations prior to 2 weeks before check-in. If within 2 weeks of check-in a full refund contingent on replacement reservation made for your dates.

Keywords: apartment, condo, studio

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Kathy

Owners are teachers and live on first floor of house. Apartment is not over our main house so there is no noise that disturbs us :) We are dedicated to making your visit comfortable; you can always contact us for help. Owners and renters do NOT share entries to individual properties or any outdoor/indoor living spaces.

Kathy purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Kathy chose Santa Barbara County

We purchased this home and the second story was built as a separate unit. Separate paver-stone private entrance from the street with your own front door.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is a little home away from home! Everything in this unit is clean, well-stocked and updated. You can cook for yourself or walk to restaurants nearby. Starbucks, Trader Joes and Outback are less than a block away. Fresh air and sunshine are yours since this apartment is our entire second story of our house!


based on 49 traveler reviews

Sylvan Sunshine- Santa Barbara area, Sunny, Quiet Apt near UCSB, Goleta Beach
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
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Very comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location and property. Thanks Ron and Kathy

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was perfect! It was clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This is an outstanding unit. The unit has a comfortable living area, a small, well supplied kitchen and dining area, an outdoor patio deck, and a very comfortable bed! The check-in instructions were easy to follow. The owner was very nice. He introduced himself as we were going for a walk one evening, but otherwise it was a very cute and private apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice, comfortable, clean and roomy. Easy check-in. Would definitely stay here again. It was a great trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The accommodation were great. They were bright , clean and airy.

  • 5 of 5

Our check in at arrival was easy and hassle free, as we arrived late in the day. We were instantly comfortable and relaxed after a nine hour drive.

Plenty of towels extra blankets pillows and a fully equipped kitchen.

Really appreciated the thoughtful touches such as shampoo, conditioner body lotion and tooth paste.

Easy access to shopping and restaurants not to mention close to our Son,who lives in Santa Barbara.

It was a great trip hope to be able to do it again next year for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a real treat

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this apartment twice this year and it's so well maintained and clean that it's just like being at home. Kathy has done a great job of keeping things very comfortable for her guests. We will be returning on the next visit with our kids.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Option - Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We visit Santa Barbara/Goleta a few times a year to visit our son and, over the past eight years, have tried several hotels and VRBO accommodations. This apartment is, by far, the most comfortable place we have stayed.

It is indeed a full apartment with a large bedroom, spacious living room, full kitchen, bathroom with tons of towels and toiletries, and a wonderful private outdoor space complete with table and seating for 4-5 people. The fact that laundry facilities are available for those staying more than a few days was very helpful. While we like to eat out, we prefer to make many of our own meals when we travel and it was not only possible but easy to cook because the kitchen had ample pots, pans and utensils as well as some basic groceries such as sugar, flour, a few spices and condiments.

The neighborhood is very quiet and within easy walking distance of many small restaurants/lunch spots, an Albertson's grocery, a Trader Joe's, and a few shops. It is a short car ride to more shopping, the airport, UCSB, and Santa Barbara. The owners are very helpful but not at all intrusive. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Small and fairly new airport next to goleta Beach and about 3 miles from the apartment."
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"Amazing healthy bowls of acai mixed with fresh ingredients. Within walking distance!"
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"Beautiful beach for families (there is a playground there), couples, and sunset watchers. A..."
Sushi Teri
"Great combo dinners. Can be pricey. Within walking distance."
Los Tarascos
"Authentic and delicious Mexican food! Try the $5 breakfast burrito. Located next to Zodos."
Outback Steakhouse
"Steak, pasta, salads, bar- great for couples or families looking for a nice dinner out. Wal..."
The Fig Grill
"Healthy, fresh food! Indoor and outdoor seating. Walking distance."
"Breakfast and lunch only. Delicious salads and sandwiches. Walking distance from apartment!"
Trader Joe's
"A small grocery store with healthy, fresh and friendly everything! And you can just walk there!"
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Breaktime, Outback
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Glen Annie Golf Course, Bacara, Twin Lakes, etc
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Amtrack and Surfliner
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Outback, Sushi Teri, Subway, Denny's, Rustys Pizza
Nearest Beach
2.8 Miles
Goleta Beach

Beautiful quiet neighborhood with stores, shops and movies in walking distance. Near Goleta Beach and UCSB. Art Show every Sunday on beach boardwalk, segway tours, more beautiful beaches, stand-up paddle and kayak rentals at Goleta Beach (3 mi). Visit SB Zoo, Natural Museum of History, or the Sea Center on the pier with the kids. Wine tasting in Santa Ynez Valley 40 min drive away. Short drive (15 min) into mountains for hikes, beautiful ocean views, lake fishing. Day trips to the Channel Islands for caving, kayaking, hiking and whale-watching. So much to see and do!


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Rates: $150/night (no additional fees, taxes, deposits). No Smokers Please.
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Santa Barbara County Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large bathroom, lots of amenities and fresh white towels.
  • Full bathroom with bathtub/shower. All toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soaps, hair dryer, lotions and toothpaste provided for your use. Lots of fresh towels- body, hand and washcloths.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Child/toddler cot and 2 folding futons in closet.
  • CA King bed in bedroom. There is a couch (not a sofa bed but very comfortable) in the living room. Folding futons (with linens, pillow and comforter) available for use. Toddler bed, extra blankets and pillows in closet. 2 adults work well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a well-maintained yard and tropical plants surrounding our house for a tropical Hawaiian feel.

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