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The Bird's Nest downtown Santa Barbara

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Come stay in our 100 year old home four blocks from downtown Santa Barbara. You'll love our urban loft style studio with separate sleeping area. Everything you need to have a romantic getaway or some quiet time alone. Walk to downtown restaurants and bars and take the electric bus down State Street to the beach. You'll enjoy cable TV with movie channels, wireless Internet, a wireless speaker to play your favorite tunes and an outdoor space to enjoy a glass of wine and take in the sunset. You're just a short walk away from world class cuisine, featuring locally grown produce and fresh seafood caught daily, as well as some of the best wine tasting rooms on the central coast.

Cristy Pugh
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Cristy Pugh

My husband, Mike was born and raised in Santa Barbara. We met at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and have been married almost 30 years. We raised our three kids here and were fortunate to purchase two triplexes in town. We love calling Santa Barbara our home.

Cristy Pugh purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Cristy Pugh chose Westside

We purchased this particular property because of its closeness to downtown and its charm and character.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is in a residential neighborhood that gives you the feeling of living in SB. You can walk downtown and enjoy shops, restaurants and wine tasting, as well as the art museum and other historical SB sites.


Westside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We have a claw foot tub. Due to the age of the property, the ceilings are about 7 feet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The Bird's Nest is a studio, however there is a separate bedroom without a door. Very comfortable queen bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We look forward to having you as our guests at The Bird's Nest.


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The Bird's Nest downtown Santa Barbara
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great place to call a home for a few days in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

My SO and I came down for 3 nights and stayed at the Birds Nest. The place is easy to find and very comfortable inside. It's close to downtown, where a lot of the good food and shops are. We went hiking, paddle boarding, shopping, and general exploring. When we return to Santa Barbara this will be the first place I look at to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at the Bird's Nest! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you the next time you are visiting Santa Barbara!
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Wonderful rental. Felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

The Bird's Nest was a great place to spend some time and relax. It was the cleanest rental I've ever seen. The bed was comfortable. The water pressure and hot water were good. We cooked some meals in the kitchen. All the details has been taken care of in advance. Coffee, tea, condiments and all cooking utensils were provided. The location was ideal for walking around downtown. The owners were quick to respond to emails. The restaurant choices were abundant. The owners recommended Opal and Jane, both a short walk away, both excellent choices. The owners were also quick to refund the security deposit.

I would choose this rental again for a trip to Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at The Bird's Nest. We're so happy you enjoyed your time in Santa Barbara. Hope you'll come back soon!
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Comfortable bed, nice chairs to sit in to hang out (my husband loved them) and updated furnishings.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for my husband and me during our weekend getaway for a good friends wedding! Very cute, comfortable and full of amenities. We loved everything about it! Cristy was great at communicating all directions and pertinent information in a timely manner. Thanks again for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! Hope to have you back next time you're in Santa Barbara.
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Access to The Bird's Nest was easy and our late night arrival was easily accommodated. Everything was clean and neat, and there were waters and coffee for us! We appreciated our stay and would definitely recommend! Close driving distance to State Street and off street parking were key!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place close to State St.

  • 5 of 5

The Birds Nest is a great little place to stay either with your spouse or by yourself. We were greeted by two bottles of wine and a bottle of champagne! The studio is well equipped with all the necessary essentials. It could get a little warm, but they do have a fan in the common area and near the bed which helped a lot. Also, I would recommend a small sliding door for the bathroom. All in all we had a great time and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Noe: Due to the age of our property, we have 7 foot ceilings. We have long term tenants in our other two units on the property. Please be courteous during your stay with us.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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