The suite is set back away from the street on the ocean side of the property, and is very private and peacefulThe spacious and modern bathroom

Entire home/flat

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1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

This bright and airy 1 bedroom suite with patio/yard is located in a peaceful 'Mesa' neighborhood. Ideal for short term employees of Cottage Hospital, SBCC or elsewhere. Close to beaches, parks, restaurants, & groceries. SUPER CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, & WELL APPOINTED!

The space

This 'Mesa Neighborhood' one bedroom suite has a master bedroom with queen size bed, sitting room with kitchenette, spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, private yard with patio, and off-street parking.

The rental is located 1/3 mile (seven blocks) from the ocean, in a safe and peaceful residential neighborhood built in 1958. The neighborhood is a combination of original tract style homes (some tidy, some not so tidy), alongside nicely remodeled beach style homes.

'The Mesa', with it's many beautiful parks, beaches, and open spaces, is a choice location for those who enjoy the out-of-doors and a quieter setting. For those visiting on work assignments, the Mesa's pleasant and convenient location make it a great spot for a home base.

This attached rental suite is separated from the rest of the house by a solid wall reinforced by sound board and resilient channeling for extra quiet and privacy. The rental has wireless internet throughout, cable television with DVD player, and a well appointed kitchenette with microwave, bake oven, coffee maker, toaster, and a good sized refrigerator (note: the kitchen is perfect for assembling simple meals, but not suitable for any substantial cooking). The master bedroom is 12.5' x 12.5, and the sitting room with kitchenette is 11' x 13.5'. The total square footage of the unit is 525 square feet. The suite has quality 'beach casual' furniture and decor throughout, plenty of closet and dresser space, and with its large windows and surrounding private yard has a very bright and open feel. The 10' x 20' private yard (separated from the rest of the property by a 6' solid fence) is nicely landscaped, and has patio seating and lounge chairs making it a favorite spot for morning coffee, outdoor meals, or just relaxing.

From the rental it is less than a ten minute stroll (or 3 minute drive) to beach access, and the west end of Shoreline Park (a beautiful 1/2 mile long coastal park which overlooks Leadbetter Beach and the Santa Barbara Harbor). The rental is located 1.5 miles from the Harbor (the beginning point for the mile long stretch of beach hotels and motels), and 2.5 miles from the S.B Wharf (located at the bottom of State Street). State Street is the center of town and is a quick 3 mile drive by car.

From the rental it is an easy 1/4 mile walk to the Mesa Shopping Center where you will find all the shopping you need to sustain a 'Mesa lifestyle'. There is a variety of simple restaurants - Mexican, Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, American, Vegan, pizza places, fast food and more. There is a very nice gourmet/whole food market/deli in the center, and also a Von's grocery store. The Mesa's popular 'Good Cup' coffee house is only three blocks away. Bus stops with routes going downtown and towards the harbor are also just three blocks away.

* In addition to it's beautiful and convenient location, the Mesa is also loved for it's mild temperatures (City weather records show that the Mesa's summer temperatures are 10 to 12 degrees cooler than downtown, and 10 to 12 degrees warmer in the winter).

I was born and raised in SB, and have called Santa Barbara home for most of my life (55+ years). I have lived on the Mesa for the past ten years and love all the things it has to offer. I've been lucky enough to do a lot of traveling in the past, and know how nice it is to stay somewhere that feels like a home away from home. I think you will find that this rental is just that kind of a place. When I host guests I will always be based in the Santa Barbara area should anything require attention, while affording you all the privacy you desire.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £41
Security Deposit: £162
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

1. Enjoy your stay!
2. No smoking inside or out
3. Sorry no pets
4. Overnight accommodations are limited to the guests listed on the reservation unless discussed prior
5. Upon departure the rental should be left in a generally tidy condition
6. Owner is not responsible for any losses or injuries during your stay



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

30 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 2 - 19, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

19 Reviews

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Ari User Profile
April 2017
Absolutely wonderful place to stay. Paula is super hospitable, and goes out of her way to make you comfortable. The layout is a 1-bd house that's structurally joined but otherwise separate from Paula's, which I've never seen before but it's a nice layout. Place itself is beautiful and cozy and somehow just ten minutes from absolutely everything. Highly recommend staying here, Paula's place will be my first stop any time I'm back in Santa Barbara for any extended period. If you're lucky you'll encounter one of her foster dogs!

Betsy User Profile
March 2017
Such a cute place! Loved everything about my stay here!

Larry User Profile
January 2017
We just returned from a month's stay at Paula's place. We really can't recommend it highly enough. The two bedroom rental is immaculately clean, well equipped with daily necessities, and in an extremely quiet and lovely neighborhood. The location is absolutely ideal. It's within walking distance of two wonderful grocery stores, a great beach, and a host of shops and restaurants. It's also a five minute drive to Santa Barbara's best beaches in either direction, as well as from the lovely downtown. Paula is the perfect host. She lives next door and is wonderfully sweet and gracious and eager to help. We couldn't believe all the terrific groceries she had waiting for us when we arrived. We hope to return again and again, and recommend it most highly and without the slightest reservation.

Klaus User Profile
December 2016
Very frendly and touching host. Very clean and nice appartment. Supplied with everything (even heaters if you need them). Our first and an excellent experiance with Airbnb.

Susan User Profile
December 2016
This place is a gem! The neighbourhood is beautiful, quiet, and within walking distance to some great amenities/restaurants. It's also a 10 minute walk to a lovely park and some stairs that take you to an amazing beach. The suite itself had everything that we wanted, was very clean & comfortable, and was the perfect spot to unwind after a full day of exploring this part of Southern California. Even though we never had a chance to meet Paula, we always felt that at any point if we needed something, she was on it. We're are definitely coming back here the next time we are in Santa Barbara!!!!!!

Marcelo User Profile
November 2016
Very good, clean, quiet and a great location. Paula was precise on the description and great value!

Donna User Profile
October 2016
Paula's place was just as we had hoped it would be, very private, clean and comfortable, supplied with everything we needed, including boogie boards and beach chairs that we only wish we had time for! There were snacks and fresh fruit when we arrived, plenty of around town information listing where to go to eat and play, how to get around with or without a vehicle. The neighborhood was quiet and close to whatever we needed, very easy access to all that Santa Barbara has to offer! Just beautiful!

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Paula User ProfilePaula is a superhost.

I was born and raised in SB, and have called Santa Barbara home for most of my life (50+ years). I have lived on 'The Mesa' for the past eight years and love all it has to offer. I've been lucky enough to do a lot of traveling in the past, and know how nice it is to stay somewhere that feels like a home away from home. I think you will find that this rental is just that kind of place. When I host guests I will always be based in the area should anything require attention, while affording you all the privacy you desire.

In my free time when I am not gardening or out enjoying the nearby beaches and parks with friends and dogs, I'm usually busy training and competing in the crazy fun sport of dog agility.

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