Downtown & Beach / 5 Star / great home for family, friends and pets<br>

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4 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, travel crib
Beach nearby, sun loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun loungers, beach towels

Overview of Downtown & Beach / 5 Star / great home for family, friends and pets<br>

Entire home

Downtown & Beach / 5 Star / great home for family, friends and pets<br>

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Follows industry sanitization guidelines
Santa Barbara, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLeadbetter Beach9 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara City College11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor18 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)13 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1450 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, this vacation home is in the city center and near the beach. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Mission Santa Barbara are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Los Padres National Forest and Butterfly Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Leadbetter Beach - 9 min walk
  • Shoreline Park - 9 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 11 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 18 min walk
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 3 min drive


  • Shoreline Cafe — 16 min walk
  • Mesa Verde — 18 min walk
  • Breakwater Restaurant — 20 min walk
  • Rudy's Restaurant — 20 min walk
  • Cruisery — 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 2 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 13 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Downtown & Beach / 5 Star / great home for family, friends and pets<br>

Family-friendly Santa Barbara vacation home in East Mesa, near Santa Barbara City College
Just 3 blocks above Leadbetter Beach and Shoreline Park this beautiful and dedicated solely as a 'vacation' home is located on the popular MESA, the crown jewel of Santa Barbara.

Leadbetter Beach is a short walk down the street where you can layout your beach towels, chairs, umbrella and cooler (ALL PROVIDED/INCLUDED) and watch the surfers catching waves. Sorry No dogs/alcohol allowed here.

Shoreline Park is a popular 14 acre coastal bluff park with amenities including a playground, picnic tables / barbecues, and beach access stairs. Shoreline Park provides sweeping views of the Santa Barbara Coastline, the Marina, the Channel Islands, and Santa Ynez Mountains. Walking through the Torii Gate in the center of the park will take you to down the bluff to the beach below. Dogs can play off-leash on the beach (that's my little buddy in cover photo) and on-leash in the Park. Dog(s) are allowed at the house for a slight up charge (inquire before booking).

Leadbetter is a beautiful sandy beach for sunbathing, paddle boarding, kayaking and surfing (when the waves are right). Sorry No dogs/alcohol allowed here.

The home is also close to the popular downtown State Street, the beaches, pier and marina, shopping, wine tasting, popular restaurants, rentals and much more. Let me know your interests are and I'll help point the way!

This cozy home has three bedrooms and one loft space (that doubles as a TV room and bedroom) and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed, a large master bathroom with double sinks, a large walk-in shower and soaking tub. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the third bedroom and loft space have queen size sleeper sofas. The kitchen is nicely appointed with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and everything you need to cook your favorite meal. Indoors there is dining for 4 to 6 and outdoors for 6 to 8 with a gas grill to enjoy alfresco.

The second floor loft space is bright and airy TV room that can be used as the 4th optional bedroom (includes a sleeper sofa).

SAVE 5% IF You Book 7 Days (or more) -AND- SAVE 10% IF You Book 30 Days (or more)

Side Note: If you're booking months in advance and want to put down a smaller deposit $ to hold your reservation, SEND me a message (an "INQUIRY") and I'll be Happy to set that up for you.

Trusted Babysitter:

Remember when you and your partner first met. Those romantic dinners and long strolls hand in hand. Before the kids came, how much fun just the two of you had exploring and sharing time together. Santa Barbara is a beautiful and romantic town. A great place to getaway and reconnect with each other. Why not treat yourself at least one night (or day) and have a trusted babysitter watch over your precious joys?

Across the street from my home lives a long time resident and recent college grad, Nikki (see photo above). During the day she works part time, but can always use a little extra cash babysitting provides. Ever since she was a teenager she has babysat and loves kids. She has cared for many of my house guest's children and they have appreciated her quiet patience and ability to win over the young ones.

If you could use some US time 'one on one' (without the kids), by all means consider Nikki to take the kids for an afternoon or evening.

Ask any questions you might have and I'll be glad to answer them! Enjoy your stay - I know you will!

FLY into our local Santa Barbara Airport (includes: Alaska / American / Delta / Frontier / United) The home is located between the 101 Frwy and the Beach. Traveling North exit Bath Street. Traveling South exit Castillo Street. Use your map app to guide you to the house.

Please Note: There are security cameras (front of house only) on the property that insure the safety of you, your vehicle(s) and compliance by our guests. While we understand that you may have friends and family visit you during your stay, unauthorized overnight guests (and pets) will be charged at the rate posted and taken from your deposit.

In addition, there is a wifi connected alarm/monitoring noise detection device on the property so that loud noise (music/party/etc.) do not disturb our neighbors. Please be respectful of these rules. Thank You.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds, desks, and dining tables. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Travel crib


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Blender


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Towels provided


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In the city center
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1450 sq ft (135 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 30


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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Downtown Beach / 5 Star / Great Home for Family Friends Pets
Downtown Beach / 5 Star / great home for family friends pets<br>

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 73 out of 76 reviews
5 - Excellent 96%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 76 reviews
4 - Good 4%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 76 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Comfy beds and close to the beach!
We had a great time staying at Mark’s place. The beds are super comfy and ceiling fans in the bedrooms keep them cool. All the appliances in the kitchen seemed brand new. So nice that he welcomes dogs. Ours loved exploring the back yard. The neighborhood the house is in was perfect for us. Very convenient. We loved taking the dogs to Shoreline Park which is just a few blocks away. We also took a short drive to Montecito to go to Butterfly Beach. Not too busy and (leashed) dog friendly! I originally made a reservation at a hotel for this trip. So glad we stayed at Mark’s home instead!

5/5 Excellent

Stay in Santa Barbara
Mark was a great host. His home was perfect for our family’s stay in Santa Barbara. We were close to the beach and within walking distance of downtown. The house was super clean and a menu were great.

4/5 Good

Beautiful Santa Barbara Home
Mark’s home is really beautiful and was perfect for our family of four. The kitchen, bathrooms, and linens were fully stocked and the house was super clean when we checked in. Mark also has all the necessities for a day at the beach, which was super useful for our trip. Our only complaint is the house is just off Cliff Dr., so the busy street noise was loud late at night and early morning. It also meant the backyard wasn’t as quiet/peaceful as we would have hoped. Other than that, the house was totally amazing and worth every penny. Thanks, Mark!

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous Santa Barbara location
This is a really lovely home that is warm and beautifully decorated. The rooms are all very comfortable, the kitchen is great, and the backyard is perfect for relaxing. The home is in a great location being a short walk to the ocean and short drives to everything else. The home overall was spotlessly clean. And the host’s responsiveness was outstanding. All in all this is theeeeee place to stay olin Santa Barbara.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful stay for family.
Our family of 5, spanning three generations, were very comfortable in this well appointed home. While the mattresses weren't SUPER comfortable, we all slept just fine. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen had nearly all the supplies we needed. There were plenty of blankets and pillows and toilet paper etc... There is NOTHING better than walking a few minutes down the hill to the beach. We have family in the neighborhood so it was REALLY fun to just walk back and forth between homes.