A sweet and comfortable little guest house w/ a full kitchen and garden on our half acre in a quiet cul-de-sac. Located above the SB Mission in Mission Canyon. You hear more birds than traffic--yet you're only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown...
The cottage has a quiet & peaceful bedroom that sleeps 2 in a comfy new queen sized bed, a small (see picture) private bath with shower, and a small living room. There is a full kitchen for your exclusive use that is equipped with full sized stove/oven, microwave, full sized fridge, small appliances, place settings and all that you might need to prepare and serve meals. Living and dining spaces are cozy, clean and comfortable. We've also just installed a jacuzzi/hot tub next to the cottage, and guests have access anytime.
There is also a queen air-bed that can be easily set up in the living room for children or extra guests. The cottage is ideal for a couple, and fine for parents with children, but it will be snug for 3 or 4 adults. However, it "can" work for travelers in a pinch and it's quite comfortable for families with small children.
There's lots of outdoor space on our property and we are in a quiet, very walkable neighborhood. Behind the cottage our guests have a private, secluded garden with native plants and succulents, and a small dining area with a Weber grill if you'd like to cook outdoors.
We're a short walk to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or to the Tunnel & 7 Falls trail heads and many miles of scenic hiking or biking. Being a bit up the canyon, we're usually above the coastal fog, and we're often clear and sunny on mornings when much of Santa Barbara is still cool and grey.
It's just a few minutes drive to Mission Santa Barbara, the Natural History Museum and downtown Santa Barbara with sightseeing, restaurants, tasting rooms, shopping, theaters, parks and beaches.
The way the cottage and it's off-street parking are situated at the back of our property you'll be able also come and go with complete privacy day or night. However, we also like meeting new people and interacting with our guests and are happy to share whatever local knowledge we have or be of any help we can throughout your stay.
Off street parking & high speed WiFi included.
We love well behaved dogs.
Non-smoking only please.
There is a private garden behind the cottage for the tenants exclusive use, and access to an outdoor hot tub/spa next to the cottage that is shared with the main house.
Interaction with Guests:
We love to meet new people and share whatever we know of Santa Barbara with them, but we also know how wonderful privacy can be. We're always glad to be of help, but your time here is all your own...
We live in a quiet neighborhood in the lower foothills above Mission Canyon. There's not much traffic so it's a great area for evening strolls. We're about a 5 minute walk to the gorgeous Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and about a mile from the 7 Falls/Tunnel trailhead which brings you into to the extensive network of hiking and biking trails in the National Forest above us.
Since we're up in the foothills a bit you'll need a car (or a bike and strong legs) to get around while you're here. The nearest city bus is over a mile away.
Other Things to Note:
Well behaved dogs are always welcome, but we must know something about your pet before we confirm your booking. Please don't bring along dog(s) unannounced.
Cleaning fee $40 per stay
Damage Deposit $100 per stay
Tax rate 10% of rent tax rate Fees for additional guests may apply....Read more
A Quiet Cottage - Child & Pet Friendly - Minutes to Downtown Santa Barbara, California (Property location is approximate) ?
Additional Location Information
We're located above Mission Santa Barbara in the Foothills of Mission Canyon. 5-10 minute drive to downtown SB. 14 minutes to the beach. 20 minutes to Goleta and UCSB. A short walk to the Botanic Garden or to the Tunnel-7 Falls trail head and miles of scenic hiking.
We have plenty of off street parking and Dorking Place is a narrow road so please please park on the gravel on either side of our driveway and not on the street.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: SBA, 11.99 miles Nearest train station: Santa Barbara Amtrak, 4.97 miles Car is essential
Last updated on February 26, 2015
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Left on 11/12/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Bonnie and Dan were the nicest and most welcoming family. We were able to bring our 2 puppies with us and were very happy they accepted us with open arms. The unit was very pleasant and had pretty much everything we needed for having simple eats in the home. The house was very clean as well and it was great to be able to take the dogs out in the back yard. The drive to Santa Barbara was less than 10 min and it was extremely peaceful. Had no issues with the Internet anywhere in the unit. We will definitely be back for a visit next time we come to Santa Barbara. Thank you both so much!
Left on 11/06/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Dan was wonderful, communication was fast and perfect. The cottage is amazing and very very spacious! The kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom are all stocked with everything you might need. I can't imagine a better place to stay, I highly recommend this place to all!
Left on 10/07/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Kari & Troy
Dan and Bonnie have the most wonderful accommodations for their guests The space is clean, comfortable, quiet and spacious. The garden is so peaceful and the location is absolutely beautiful! Dan was so helpful in telling is about the best hikes and beaches. Plus he is amazingly friendly! We listened to his advice and had the best experiences. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Dan and Bonnie for a wonderful visit!
Left on 09/27/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Caerley
I was in town for a wedding and running around like a mad woman. Dan made my stay in Santa Barbara super easy, the house is beyond cute, they have everything you will need including off-street parking and a gorgeous view!! Because I arrived super late the first night, Dan made sure to email and let me know where the key was located and that everything was ready for me and he checked in to make sure I was comfortable. I can not say enough thank you's for making my stay beyond comfortable and everyone in the wedding party was really jealous that I had managed to find such an amazing place to stay! I will absolutely stay here again when I am back in town :)
Left on 09/20/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | pianist for peace
Went to visit my brother in Santa Barbara. I usually stay at his place, but this year I was bringing my two daughters. Bonnie and Dan's cottage in the Santa Barbara hills seemed like the perfect place for us. As it turned out, it exceeded my expectations. Beautiful location. Quiet. Nicely furnished and super clean. Couldn't ask for more. Dan was a great host and everything worked out perfectly.
Left on 09/08/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Charles S
My wife, daughter and I stayed at Bonnie and Dan's cottage recently and couldn't have had a more enjoyable experience. Both met us upon our arrival, and we were delighted to find a cute little cottage and beautiful backyard garden exactly as described and pictured. The place was exceptionally clean, very quiet and quit comfortable. Bonnie and Dan were both wonderfully pleasant and super-easy to work with before, during and after our stay.
Left on 09/07/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had a great time in Dan and Bonnie's cottage. It was very clean and quiet. Just as advertised! It was a short notice reservation and Dan was very timely in responding to my reservation request. This was my first experience with online vacation rentals and everything went as planned. I highly recommend Dan and Bonnie's Santa Barbara cottage!
The muffins were a sweet treat on Saturday morning!
Left on 06/27/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Tristen A
We really enjoyed our stay here! The cottage was a great size, very comfortable, peaceful and private. It is a great location for hiking in the mountains and just a short drive to the Mission or to downtown. Bonnie and Dan were kind, even bringing us fresh muffins one morning!
Thanks once again for a great stay at your cottage!
Left on 06/27/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Karen G.
Dan & Bonnie's cottage is lovely! This was our first airbnb experience and it couldn't have been better. Dan was quick to respond to my questions before we booked and made sure we were all set for our weekend stay. He made sure we knew we could check in with him if we had any questions about the area or about the accommodations. The location is great, up above Santa Barbara, but close enough to get into the city quickly and easily. We would go there again in a heartbeat!
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