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Peaceful Beautiful Guesthouse in Santa Barbara.

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Guest house, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

The property is central to ALL Santa Barbara has to offer to visitors.

Keywords: This quiet 800 square foot guest house has an open floor plan with all the amenities of home. The cottage offers luxurious appointments-vaulted ceilings, wood floors, original art, digital cable and wireless high-speed Internet. We have all you need for your stay and if you find there is something you need, let us know and we will make sure it is there when you arrive.

You are only 8 minutes from the beach, downtown SB, and UCSB.

More Details

Dana Larsen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: german, spanish, danish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

About Dana Larsen

We are also travelers. Our guest house includes all the amenities we like to have available to us in our travels. The beds and pillows are high quality. There are small details that we appreciate and include in our rental such as coffee, filtered water, and a classic DVD library.

Dana Larsen purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Dana Larsen chose Santa Barbara

We live in this historic city and we believe our rental gives visitors a central place to visit all what our city has to offer. This guest house has been custom built for our family members that visit from out of town as well as our rental visitors.

What makes this apartment unique

This property has gorgeous mountain views, is in a quiet neighborhood, and is very close to shopping, restaurants, and the airport.


Hope Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) High quality pillow top bed with high end linens. Second bedroom has a bunk bed with a twin on top and a full size on bottom and also a separate twin (3 beds total). Pac N Play for the younger ones.
  • 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
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Recently remodeled and upgraded guest house. Has large open floor plan with full size gourmet kitchen. Bamboo hardwood floors throughout and a separate laundry room.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Beautiful Guesthouse in Santa Barbara.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

An amazing stay in a very cozy and comfortable flat. Really nothing to complain about. The owners, Dana and Liz, are great, extremely warm and nice

and make sure everything was smooth during our 6 week stay there. Flat is well made, full of light, with comfortable living area and main bedroom. Second bedroom slightly on the small side but our three young kids loved it anyway. Safe and family friendly area, 2Km from upper State street with private parking. Shopping mall with nice supermarket and restaurants (La Cumbre) also at 2Km, by State street. Would love to come back to Santa Barbara and will definitely choose this one again.


  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yucca Valley, CA

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful rental! The 2nd bedroom actually has more beds than the picture shows! It sleeps 5 or 6. There are 2 twins & 2 full sized beds in there (incl loft) It's perfect. Ideal location in beautiful San Roque area. Owners Liz & Dana are so hospitable & nice. Dana works in construction, so you can imagine this condo is BEAUTIFULLY built! We will most definitely be back. It's also centrally located & within a few minutes to everything!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, USA

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here while we were visiting my brother and participating in his graduation festivities. The house was the perfect place to relax in between all of the events. The house was well taken care of and had a comfortable living area. It felt like a home. I can't say enough good things about Dana and his wife. They were hospitable, helpful, and overall nice people. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Grove, CA

Cozy and Relaxing - very special retreat.

  • 5 of 5

What a darling place and the kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils and supplies. The owners are very gracious and made sure we were very comfortable. The weather was perfect! It is close to UCSB, downtown and not too far from the wharf. nice centrally located. Dana & Liz are simply the best!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simsbury, CT USA


  • 5 of 5

Dana and Liz (Owners) are awesome people. Dana built this place and his own home himself and the quality of everything ground up is absolutely top notch. A lot of attention to details from start to finish. The floors and cabinets and pretty much all the finish work for that matter is very meticulous. Cathedral ceilings, plenty of light, parking is great, neighborhood is quiet, no automobile traffic like you'll get downtown. I would prefer peace and quiet over being right downtown any day. The Mission is a couple minutes away, downtown state street is a few minutes, and it's exactly where I'd want it to be. A perfect setup. Price is right, place is spotlessly clean, washer and dryer, dishwasher, gas stove/range. My buddy and I came for winter training (Cyclists) Feb 27-Mar 9th (perfect timing and weather) and rode from the house every day to all the rides so again, location is perfect. Rode to the trails for some MTB'ing and the road rides as well from here. Loved this place!! Well done guys!! - Robert

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Amazing little private flat!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here! My friends and I came down to Santa Barbara for a reunion and this was a great home base for us, not too far from downtown, with plenty of space and a nice kitchen/living room space. Dana was very accommodating and responsive to any questions I might have had, which was great as that hasn't always been my experience with rentals in the past! There was parking in the driveway, which was ideal and some street parking.

Keep in mind that you do have to climb a flight of stairs to get into the flat though, which wasn't a problem for us, just something I noticed.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

World class mountain biking, great nightlife/ live music, numerous wineries/tours, beaches/beach volleyball, whale watching, and golf courses to choose from.


Rates & Availability

Hope Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
all year
Jan 8 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $85
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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