Wonderful 1500 sq. ft home, extremely comfortable, lots of light. Sleeps 3-6 in two bedrooms plus den with sofa bed. Two bathrooms with rain showers and separate tubs, one luxuriously large with jacuzzi. Dining room, large living room with fireplace, kitchen and breakfast nook with view of the beautiful Santa Ynez mountain range.
Numerous amenities including wireless internet access, LCD/HD TVs, sound system throughout the house, well-equipped kitchen, extensive book collections. Lovely garden with gas BBQ, orange trees (year-round yum!), fountains, and native plants.
Friendly, lovely Samarkand ("land of heart's desire") neighborhood. Beautiful locals beach is a short 5 minute drive; restaurants, great independent bookstore, parks as well as gourmet supermarket and Trader Joe's just a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk. One block to public transportation. Short drive to museums, Santa Barbara Mission and other historic sights; 30 minute drive to Santa Ynez Valley wine country.
We are two semi-retired professional librarians, currently happily working part-time, after many years spent in university positions. We like good books, good friends, good food, and good dogs. Interests include cooking, reading, beach walking, movies, yoga, organic gardening, travel, history, social justice.
We love Madison, our two-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and would welcome your well-mannered dog, but unfortunately are allergic to cats.