Peaceful cottage, conveniently located
Our family of 3 stayed a week at Sharon's cottage. It was relatively clean, very comfortable, and also very well-stocked. The kitchen is small but workable, and the fridge space is generous and shared with overflow from the house, as Sharon also rents rooms to students. Views were beautiful, and although a car is necessary, it is conveniently located to downtown, beaches, and Santa Barbara area attractions. We enjoyed the hot tub and relaxing on the deck, enjoying the view. That our pet was welcomed was awesome. There was an ant infestation in the kitchen and sitting room areas, and a mouse or other small rodent who visited the kitchen nightly. According to Sharon, these were newer complaints that recent guests had also mentioned. The toilet seat didn't fit and needed to be replaced--again, something she was aware of--and a few light bulbs were burnt out. However, these inconveniences did not significantly detract from our stay, and Sharon assured me she would be addressing these issues. Sharon was very easy to communicate with. She was very conscientious and concerned that we enjoyed ourselves and found everything to our satisfaction. She was away during most of our stay, and we missed meeting her, but her caretaker bought ant spray and traps to help control the infestation, and we were offered the opportunity to have their exterminator come...but we declined. It was vacation time. :) Except for the ants and property disarray due to recent home repairs and remodeling, the cottage and Sharon's customer service would be 4 stars.
Charming, Detached Guest Cottage, 5 Minutes from Beach & Town