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The cottage (on left) is a free-standing home with parking in front.  On the right is the garage of the main house.Entrance to the guest house and patio
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Charming guest house waits for you.

Laura User Profile

Charming guest house waits for you.

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean12 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Spacious Spanish-style guesthouse on a tranquil wooded hillside, five minutes from UCSB and the beach. Three attractive, airy rooms plus a work alcove with full-sized desk. Perfect for longer stays as well as short ones.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Air Conditioning

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


141 Reviews

Leighton User Profile
August 2017
Lovely apartment only a short drive to downtown Santa Barbara. Laura & Paul are wonderful hosts and highly recommend. Excellent communicati…
Trevor User Profile
July 2017
Having your own detached property is rare on airbnb. Having one in such an idyllic location is even more rare !! This is perfect if you are…
Clara User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful and peaceful oasis in a great location for driving into Santa Barbara or UCSB. We loved staying in Laura and Paul's guest house. I…
Paula User Profile
May 2017
A really comfortable guesthouse with excellent hosts on hand if any assistance is needed or ideas as to where to go. A lovely spot- the loca…
Adrian User Profile
July 2016
Laura and Paul are great hosts. The property is fantastic, very well taken care of. Loved that it was off the beaten track. We would love to…
Geoffrey User Profile
March 2016
A tranquil beautiful spot, with exceptional hosts. Within striking distance of Santa Barbara, yet seemingly in the depths of the countryside…
Craig User Profile
October 2018
We had a lovely stay at Laura's casita. It was spacious, quiet, and easily accessible to downtown Santa Barbara by car. I loved the floor pl…

Hosted by Laura

Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in February 2015
Laura User Profile
148 Reviews
Laura is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Paul and I are semi-retired and feeling grateful to be living at a more leisurely pace in such a wonderful part of the world. We both have academic backgrounds and taught English and American literature at a number of universities in the states and abroad. I've also worked fo…
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