Lovingly Furnished One Bedroom Centrally Located in Santa Barbara
About Shawnda Marmorstein
We own two other vacation rentals in Los Olivos (over the hill in Santa Barbara wine country). We love providing a place for people to feel at home while traveling and exploring our beautiful area! Now we are adding this lovely one bedroom we call our "Agave Retreat" to our collection.
Shawnda Marmorstein purchased this Studio in 2018
Why Shawnda Marmorstein chose Hope
The location is great! Hop on the 101 and in ten minutes or less you can be at the beach, downtown, dining at amazing restaurants, Trader Joes, Whole Foods... just about anywhere in the Santa Barbara area. La Cumbre Plaza and Target within walking distance.
What makes this Studio unique
Surrounded by lush old growth foliage, the Agave Retreat feels like you are in a private happy oasis.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cute little get away
It's a cozy place in a convenient area of Santa Barbara. You will love it!! Shawnda is very responsive and sweet. She really worked to make this little place into a cozy, cheery home. Simple and clean with a pop of color. Although it is near a street with a decent amount of traffic, the cottage is tucked away in the back and has its own little porch surrounded by high bushes so you have wonderful privacy sitting out in the sun drinking tea and relaxing. It is quiet and lovely. She did a nice job taking what was previously an old and cottage and freshening it up with a neat blend of classic, contemporary and retro. Not too much, not too little. It is also nice that there is a washer and dryer here if needed. The kitchen is cute retro with what you need for a vacay if you cook while away, which I always do.
Notes for others:
- some Santa Barbara summer days and evenings can be quite hot. There are ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom and a standing fans as well. These are helpful. However, if you are a light sleeper, you might find that you have to turn them off in order to sleep, which is what I do, but means you can be quite hot through the night.
- There is no microwave, so make stove and oven food.
- The bed is firm. Some people prefer this, others are used to pillow top.
- The shower is snug and I am a small woman. The bathroom is done very nicely and everything works well. It is just a good note for a larger person to know that you may hit your elbows or not have a lot of room to bend in there. I found that turning the shower off in between different phases of cleaning was easiest:)
Quiet little get-a-way
Shawna was such a kind person. So accomadating and helpful. We would definitely rent from her again. :)
The house is super cute, perfect for the 2 of us. The Only thing we wish it had was air conditioning and a microwave. Other than that, it had everything we needed, was clean and comfy.