The room was musty smelling from dampness.
I stayed in the garden suite. Although the property needed refreshing, it was in a very safe area, charming, and a five minute drive to a dog beach. The small bathroom was off the even smaller "kitchen" (closet size) but had no door; therefore, you had to close the kitchen door when taking a shower, which was ok because you needed the space to get dressed. The larger problem was the dampness. We bought a fan and put it in the bathroom window to help remove moisture that dripped down the walls after a shower. We also had to buy a room deodorizer to help mask the musty smell. I have an allergy to dust mites so was miserable at night despite buying and using Benadryl each night. Although the mattress and pillows were old they were comfortable enough. Although I wouldn't stay here again, the price was reasonable for Santa Barbara. If you don't mind tired and musty, it is a good deal. The outdoor spa was wonderful.
~*~Garden Suite ~*~ Montecito Vacation Rental