Owl wings. Sanctuary-esque, small, simple.
Small downtown room, shared bath
Small downtown room, shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Superb central teacup sized room for a very affordable price. Detached shared bathroom across a courtyard 15 feet away. Singles and couples welcome, no friends traveling together. A block from a neighborhood mecca with an awesome coffee house, yoga studio, and the best homemade local ice cream shop. Quiet, mellow, with easy access to all of SB. Parking is on the street within the block - and free! Note - no towels provided.

The space

I absolutely believe in affordable, restful vacation overnights. I personally try to spend the least on hotels when I travel, so I can spend money on the more memorable indulgences of food and activities. With that in mind, I host Airbnb to offer Santa Barbara stays at a reasonable price.

I always want people to realize that this charming room is low priced not because it's crummy, but because I want you to have an easy time here :).

And truthfully, in return, I look for it to be super simple on my end, too! So I don't provide towels or all the other B & B goo gah. I just provide the room, a key, a list of things to do, and the encouragement that you be quiet and respectful as you come and go. And leave things pretty clean - that would be great, too!

Guest access

You enter a small courtyard and access your even smaller room by its own private door, and within there's a bed, a table and WIFI access :). Simple!

The bathroom has a claw foot tub, sink, toilet - your basics.

So no kitchen use available and preferably no food prep in the room. You could eat something take out at the patio table outside.

You can self-check in easily after noon and please check out by 9 am weekdays and 10 am weekends.

Interaction with guests

I am a friendly but contained person and the rental is designed for you to have the benefit of the mellow vibe while also having your own private and inclusive space. To relax in!

I am welcoming and grateful for your 'business'. I'm a long term and grateful Airbnb host - I love having foreign travelers and other vacationers here because you bring the relaxed and joyful energy of being on an adventure. I have some practical rules to make other guests and neighbors happy, but I'm also pretty relaxed and do everything I can to keep your lodging costs at the lowest end of Santa Barbara vacation stays. I promise you that this place is not a dump, despite it being affordable! It's just a good deal :)

I appreciate simplicity and quiet and considerateness and so I also try to offer that. But please never doubt I am available to help, whether with the room accommodation or touring through Santa Barbara. I just try to make it possible for you to arrive easily on your own, and let you set your own pace in your travels.

You'll possibly bump into the other guests in the patio area or around the use of the bathroom. I have universally attracted really friendly and respectful people. And I definitely try to price the room rental to reflect that you'll be sharing some of those spaces.

Other things to note

I'm happy if you text me an hour before you think you'll arrive. I'll have the room ready and you can arrive anytime after noon, even after midnight! The key will be on the doorknob, enter and make yourself comfortable. I'm available if you have concerns, but you may find everything taken care of.
Hopefully you're at a point in your journey where some retreat space feels perfect.

You can come home as late as you like, but please be mindful of the other guests when you use the bathroom and pass through the property. Especially be considerate when using the shared bathroom at odd hours because it borders on one of the guest rooms.

Wireless Internet
Private entrance

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 9AM
Self check-in with lockbox

I'm into sobriety in my own life and definitely don't know what to make of party-hearty people anymore. That would not be a good fit here.

A great space for singles or couples looking for affordability and offering quietude and low key appreciation in return. Friends traveling together are not welcome in this space, so I hope you read the rule before you booked or it will be subject to cancellation :( !

Please don't eat full meals in the room - just a bedtime snack or sip is fine! There is a patio if you have a take out dinner you want to eat. *

* After people ignored this house rule, staining bedding and spewing crumbs, I am adding (without malice!) that I will seek additional fees through Airbnb if you leave a food mess.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


384 Reviews

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Claude User Profile
October 2017
Good clean stylish room in a great location

Chloe User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful little retreat, room is small as described but ample room for 2 people with 2 sets of luggage. Close enough to shops and restaurants if you don't mind a little walk - or uber if not! Dogs are absolutely gorgeous too - would definitely recommend!

Emily User Profile
August 2017
This place was perfect, the room was comfy and welcoming. It's a short walk from town. I also liked the privacy of the room and how easy checking-in was.

Lucy User Profile
August 2017
It's a lovely cosy room, decorated nicely with a really comfortable bed. Both the bedroom and bathroom were very clean. The only slight downfall was the 9am check out rushed us a bit, especially with using a shared bathroom. Overall a lovely place in a great location.

Mei User Profile
May 2017
Hi, Whitney's small bedroom is a good deal (maybe too tinny if you have big luggages) It's really cheap compearing other bedrooms in the area. It's really important to read the rules (a lot of pages). You have all the info there. If you don't like dogs don't choose it because she has 2 huskies in the garden. I don't like the fact that you have to lock 2 doors when you go to the toilet and unlock them when you finish. You can forget that easily and leave the other guests without access into the bathroom. Thanks

Nara User Profile
May 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Whitney's place. We arrived late (around 11pm) as we'd had a long drive that day but the check in was really easy. The room was lovely and very comfortable. Whitney provided information about the local area - where to eat, what to do, where to go etc. which was really useful. Would stay there again :)

Yingke User Profile
April 2017
Room is as advertised, small but perfectly fine for 2 plus some luggage. Very nicely decorated and comfortable. Bathroom is just outside across the courtyard. All three rooms were booked during our stay but we didn't have to wait for the bathroom. Check-in was easy and as described in the booking messages. Street is very residential and quiet at night. Street parking wasn't a problem.

Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in February 2015
Whitney User Profile
I am a dedicated Airbnb host as well as a screenwriter and single parent. I love having people around who are happily on vacation or a great adventure - you always bring good energy and appreciation for Santa Barbara. It's good to be reminded by guests how great we have it here :…
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