• El Zapato- Entire House


    El Zapato- Entire House


    Level 1, 2 and 3: 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and private courtyard.Family friendly, sleeps 10. Two kitchens. Panoramic view decks.

    El Zapato (it looks like a shoe) is brand new, designed by whimsical architect Jeff Shelton. On the first level there are 2 colorful "Lobster Studios (Bedrooms) " and a large ADA bath - facing a quiet private courtyard for your use. Very safe and tranquil-its own private sanctuary inside the gated courtyard. Walk everywhere: 3 blocks to State, 4 to beach, 1 to Farmer's Market. Secure parking too! The Green Cabana above is a one bedroom apartment with Queen bedrom and bath and gourmet kitchen, outside deck. The Turquoise Penthouse on the thrid floor has a master bedoom three full baths , rooftop panormaic deck and living space and huge living room dining room and another gourmet kitchen. 

    The space

    Two "Lobster Studios" are adorned with with lobster tiles designed by Jeff Shelton and the original collection of all 1950-60s paint by number lighthouses of Maine- quite a kitchy, unique look you won't find anywhere else. All beds throughout the house are comfortable new and firm foam type mattresses. Excellent wifi throughout/Secure free parking. The space includes the entire private courtyard and garage area for your bikes etc. There are 4 total TVs. Both Lobster Studios also have sinks and they share a very large ADA bathroom off the courtyard ( which is very private and all yours). You can enter the entire space from a coded gate on the street. The views form all levels of the home are unparalelled in Santa Barbara....

    Guest access

    The Penthouse and Green Cabana are enterd by the front door and a whimsical staircase from the entry hall. The Lobster Studios on the first floor can be enterd this way too or they can be entered from the courtyard. Ideal for a familys or large friend groups.  The large open air courtyard is available for outdoor lounging and picnicking and games. The Courtyard is great for projecting movies on the back wall or just reading and relaxing in the outdoors yet very close to downtown.

    Interaction with guests

    Host always available if not on site, by text or phone to answer questions and help with your visit. Property manager available too.

    Other things to note

    For the Lobster Studios ( two downstairs bedrooms) be aware that you have a large bathroom with shower but it is accessed by the private courtyard you will share ONLY with the other bedroom. Each room had its own sink and there is a sink in the bathroom too but you do step outside into the private courtyard to access the bath and toilet. This is rarely a problem in Santa Barbara as it doesn't rain and the bathroom is literally 3 feet in a covered alcove from one of the studios. The website has a virtual tour which you can see if you book to better understand the layout of this unique house. Three floors of whimsy.....


    Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event

    Standard Rate

    • 3 Nights minimum stay







    Refundable damage deposit Cleaning Fee Property Damage Protection Fee Tax Rate
    $500.00 $325.00+ tax $500.00 12%


    Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


    House Rules
    No Smoking
    Not Suitable for Pets
    No parties or events
    Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

    Note events and parties are sometimes allowed but its a separate booking fee- contact owner or go through Santa Barbara Venues.
    1.Quiet place- others live here. No parties. If disturbing neighbors you will be asked to leave immediately. 
    2.No smoking or pets.
    3.Use little water- short showers- we are in an EXTREME drought
    4.No more than 12 occupants (only those approved to rent)
    5.Treat the house respectfully and let me know if anything not functioning. 
    6. Leaving: Please leave windows shut and 
    Put garbage and recycling in trash receptacles