Looking Down towards the Steps Leading to Separate Eating Area and BathroomEntrance to Guesthouse

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Blocks from Cottage Hospital, cafes, restaurants & a one mile walk to the Public Market and downtown. This fully detached guesthouse sits amongst a back yard full of succulents that will allow you to relax and feel comfortable away from home.

The space

The guesthouse is set in the backyard behind the garage. Walk up the driveway and through the gate to a brick walkway along the side of the garage. You will see a wooden gate ahead that leads up two steps to a fenced area for your privacy. Enter at the first door to your left which enters the house through the full bathroom. Bath towels, hand towels, and a hairdryer are provided for your use. The bathroom has soap, body soap and shampoo for your stay.

Through the bathroom door, you will enter a small area where you will find a small kitchen table with a small refrigerator, coffee machine, and tea kettle. Water, coffee, tea, and other light snacks are provided.

Walk up two steps to the bedroom fitted with a comfortable queen sized bed. There is a 40 inch tv connected to a roku smart tv adapter and the internet. You can log on to hulu or netflix. The password to the wifi is on the night stand. The bedroom has two french doors that open up to the outside private and fenced in seating area.

In the case of a third guest, we have a full sized inflatable aerobed for their use.

Guest access

Please park on the street. Wednesdays and Thursdays are street cleaning days. The street is a OneWay street. On Wednesdays, park on the right side of the street between 1-4 pm to avoid a ticket. On Thursday, you must park on the left side of the street before 1-4 pm to avoid a ticket.

Guests will have access to the guest house and private seating area.

Interaction with guests

I will be in and out of the house during the day and home during the evening. If you have any questions I can be reached by text or cell phone.

Other things to note

There is a cat that lives in our yard. He comes and goes as he pleases. He does not come indoors.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 48
Security Deposit: 120
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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 3PM

My husband and I both work and have two children. This is not a party house. Feel free to sit out on the private patio, but I ask that it is quiet outside after 10pm. This is a residential neighborhood and we need to respect the surrounding neighbors.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

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30 Reviews

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Jerry User Profile
May 2017
Highly recommend.

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Nan is the absolute best host. She was able to accommodate a month long stay within a few days notice. The space is cozy, has a private entrance, perfect for one or two people to stay in Santa Barbara who want to be close to downtown but also a bit of privacy. Nan was a gracious host, providing all the little things to make me fell totally welcome. Hands down a perfect experience staying with her.

Stephanie User Profile
February 2016
I highly recommend Nan's guesthouse. It is a clean, pleasant, private and quiet, roomy accommodation. The location is fabulous because you can easily find parking and it is walking distance to coffeeshops and restaurants. The detached private guesthouse is surrounded by green and is in a beautiful upscale neighborhood. The bed was comfortable, there was room for me to stretch and do yoga in the morning and the paintings on the wall look to be original and tasteful. Nan is a friendly caring hostess. She greeted me warmly and went out of her way to make my stay comfortable.

Samantha User Profile
February 2016
Nan was a wonderful host. The room was exactly as described and very clean and easy to access. She greeted us and gave us some good places to check out. While out to dinner she left us some goodies outside our door...very sweet. I would most definitely recommend this listing to those traveling to Santa Barbara.

Steve User Profile
February 2016
Nan's place is a beautiful guesthouse, a very comfortable and tastefully furnished place in a beautiful neighborhood, walking distance to several excellent restaurants. The apartment was extremely clean and quiet. I would love to come back.

Alexis User Profile
January 2016
We had a great stay at this cozy cottage that was very private and had good ambience. Also, it is in a great location! I will definitely be coming back here again:)

Melissa User Profile
January 2016
This was a great guesthouse in Santa Barbara! Clean and airy with a cute patio area out the French doors. Nan had it stalked with water, coffee and some snacks. We'd stay again!

Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Nan User Profile

5 things I cannot live with out:
1- Family
2- Friends
3- Coffee
4- Good authentic food
5- Travel

I love meeting people and traveling. I lived in Ireland for 5 years and travelled throughout Europe. I've lived in Northern California and Portland, OR before settling down with my family in Santa Barbara.

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