I imagined the studio to be larger than it actually was. You enter through a private gate. Be sure to go to the big sliding gate, versus the small gate with the intercom. There are windy roads and a lot of uphill driving to get to this vacation rental. The amenities are sufficient, and the only sink available is the bathroom sink. The property is very clean and quiet, which is ideal for couples. The owner is very friendly. There was a blackout due to strong winds at approximately 10:30PM, so we called the owners, and they quickly brought us a rechargable nightlight and a flash light. It's very easy to get in touch with her. The drive from Montecito to Santa Barbara is approximately 10 minutes away, so it's a nice place just outside the city limits of SB. Try "SAKANA", which is a sushi restaurant on Coast Village. The owners provide a list of restaurants in your room also. For free sight seeing, I went to the bird refuge on cabrillo, franceschi park, Stearns Wharf and the courthouse in downtown SB.
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