Expected Better
Unfortunately, this rental didn’t work for me and it was not the great experience I had hoped it would be based on the other reviews. The rental itself is fine. It’s simple with the basics, but nothing special. --When I arrived all the windows had been shut, and it was a hot day so the place had a musty smell and it was quite stuffy. -- There was no hand soap in the bathroom or bath/shower mats so when getting out of the shower, the floor was slippery. I did ask for soap but it wasn’t provided until late that same night with bath mats. -- There were no garbage bags -- The private back yard could be very cute but was in need of desperate landscaping. Everything was overgrown with weeds which took away from a relaxing feeling. It looked like it was later landscaped, but there was cut grass and branches everywhere including the table and chairs where you can sit and eat which was off putting, and just messy. In short, it just didn’t feel very welcoming or hospitable. It also didn’t feel overly private since the owners cars were parked right in front of the rental and could be heard starting cars and talking early in the morning. I visit Santa Barbara/Montecito often and typically stay in a hotel. This was my first VRBO stay and sorry to say, I wouldn’t stay at this property again.

March 2017
Private Guest Cottage - Child & Pet Friendly - Minutes to Downtown
Private Guest Cottage - Child & Pet Friendly - Minutes to Downtown
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