Studio W/Gated Yard, Walking Distance to Shopping, Dining, Hiking, Parks, Beach
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Why Guest Service chose Alta Mesa
Quiet street, but walking distance to dog park, groceries, dining, drug store, coffee shops, local produce and for a bit more effort, the beach.
What makes this Studio unique
private entrance, gated mini-yard, parking, tree-lined street.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Quiet Hours: 10 pm - 8 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
alta messa area is the fine neighborhood
The studio apartment was good. But in the future we would monitor the trending weather because frankly Aug of 2019 was on the cool side in Santa Barbara.
Enjoyed our stay
First time using Vrbo. The property was clean, nice, and we really enjoyed staying there. The location was close to the beaches, and easy to get to harbor and downtown. Owners were nice and helpful for check-in, yet we totally had our privacy during our stay, which we like. Was a great experience, property, and we would definitely stay there again.
Overall, I enjoyed my stay. The walkability was excellent, with Vons, Starbucks, and the beach, only minutes away. The description of the studio was charming and accurate; however, there were some aspects that were too disappinting. to overlook. First, upon checking in, guest services had provided me with the incorrect lockbox code. It took me 15 minutes to contact the owner to receive the correct code and enter because guest services wasn’t responding. The owner was very kind and apologized, but it was an uncomfortable start. Upon settling in, I noticed there were quite a few spiderwebs and a bit of an ant problem along one of the walls by a window, but I quickly swept it up andidn’t think much of it, that is, until I noticed that the ants continued to return day after day, particularly during the peak of the day, from what seemed like the outlet. On day three of my stay, the ant problem had gotten worse, and there were ants along the base of the bed and on the bed. Needless to say I was very frustrated and grossed out, but I decided that if I wanted to enjoy my stay, I would need to clean the place myself. I got out the Clorox wipes from under the kitchen sink and thoroughly cleaned the window sill, wall, and floor, and then left a trail of wipes along the base of the floor to soak up any remaining ants. I then decided to sweep the room because I was starting to become paranoid, and that’s when I found piles and piles of hair and dust under the bed. It was clear that guest services had not cleaned the place, which was extremely disappointing. It left me wondering if the bed sheets had been changed, especially since upon checking out, I noticed that the sheet under the fitted sheet had crumbs and dirt particles, which was disturbing. I proceeded to clean the entire studio, and needless to say, the ant problem ceased to be. In addition to the cleanliness factor, it is important to note that the studio is an in-law located under the main house where the family resides. The walls are thin, and I could hear them walking etc. It didn’t bother me too much, despite it being loud at times, but it wasn’t the quiet, relaxing experience I had hoped for.
Overall, while the studio itself was charming and convenient, I would highly recommend that the owners find a different guest service and/or cleaning service before recommending a future stay.
Hello Susan, thank you for staying with us.
I’m so sorry to hear about the ants. We have a service that comes within a few hours to deal with those kinds of things so you don’t have to. We are here 24/7 to assist with any issues you have while in the home.
As far as the cleanliness of the home, the maid staff did not clean the home before your visit. The owners did because their family stayed there. We will no longer allow that to happen after seeing your report here. We are not all gifted with the “clean gene” but our maid staff is.
We have made a note to provide a $50 credit for a future stay for your trouble with the home.
Our joy comes from providing a clean, safe and comfortable home for guests. It is clear that did not happen here.
We look forward to welcoming you another time.
Cute place, quiet neighborhood. Owners in main house very nice.
Thank you so much for staying with us! We enjoyed hosting you at the Fellowship studio and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future at this home or one of our others here in town.
Darling, great location
The Mesa is the best. We loved the studio. Comfy bed and private and sunny outdoor area.
Cute, close to shopping, short walk to beach
Cute place for work trip back to Santa Barbara. Stayed here before and loved it. Even better in the fall when the ocean is crystal clear. Walked to Thousand Steps Beach every night (12 minutes) and the grocery store nearby on a few occasions.