We really enjoyed our stay here! The house is absolutely beautiful with amazing views of the city! The design of the house is whimsical and fun--gorgeous tiles and ironwork! Everyday we discovered something new about the design of the house. We loved relaxing on the deck with friends and drinking wine. It is also within walking distance to the Funk Zone, the beach, State Street and many eateries. We also took a one day wine excursion with Diane from Destination Vine and we highly recommend!! Our week long stay was very relaxing there and definitely recommend it! We will back again for sure!!
There’s nothing like staying in an art object, albeit a big one. The kaleidoscopic collars give homage to Gaudi’s Park Guell home in Barcelona, which we visited last year. The artisanal tiles recall the ornate homes of Lisbon. The kids thought of it all as some enormous toy. I went home scouring the internet for a place to buy these imaginative masterpieces for my own home up north. While the rooms were small, the vast outdoor veranda made up for it. The empty garage was perfect for storing our bikes, which put within reach our daily adventures. The location can’t be beat, 15 minutes from the beach, and ten minutes from a cold beer on State Street to recover. Small town Santa Barbara has all the amenities of a big city, the art museums, zoo, the outdoor concerts, while retaining the Mission, the farmers market, and the charm of a rural village. Everyone seemed to know each other here. Thanks Carla for lending us a home away from home. Randy
Our stay at El Zapato was our best Airbnb experience to date. Our host Carla was wonderful and helped us with every step of the planning, booking and enjoyment of her home and all it had to offer. If you're looking for a top notch property and a fantastic host near the downtown Santa Barbara area then look no further.
If you ever wanted to live IN a work of art, this would be your opportunity! Custom tile and metal work abounds, creating an atmosphere to please your senses! With close proximity to both downtown (State St.) and the "Funk Zone" - an eclectic array of wine tasting, brew pubs, restaurants, and galleries make the zone a very interesting and fun place to visit. A short walk to the ocean and wharf offer up opportunities for kayaking, paddle boarding, beach fun, and food (on the wharf). And when your day is done, enjoy a drink or two the 2nd floor patio: what a wonderful house and experience. Loved it!
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