Outdated amenities, lots of bugs, broken fridge, parking is tricky...
Pros: - Cute location, nice outdoor patio, good lighting in the cottage Cons: - Fridge is super old, smells bad, and would not get cold even after 2 days of being turned on (Fridge is turned off and is warm when you arrive). Had to throw away food and drinks that we expected to keep in the fridge. Also, there was a random old egg inside the fridge. - If you don't park directly in front of the cottage you risk getting your car towed. It's a private street, and not well kept. Tons of huge pot holes, and it is not clear where parking is allowed. - Bugs, lots of them. One of the windows didn't have a screen, which we didn't realize until it was too late. - Hot water took a long time to come on. Hot and Cold faucets weren't labeled in the shower. Normally this isn't a problem, but when it takes 5 minuets for the hot water to turn on, you start wondering which faucet is hot and which is cold. - The TV is super old and useless. I mean, even the cheapest hotels have decent LCD TVs. This was a tiny old CRT TV from the 90s. Of no use. - Make sure you take out your own trash before you leave, as the owners require it. Not really something I want to think about when packing up to go home after a short vacation birthday weekend.
Ladybug Cottage Santa Barbara