Reading nook

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Downtown Proper SB. Lovely upstairs master bedroom.

Queen memory bed, high ceilings, wood floors and lots of sunlight.

-40" smart flatscreen tv w cable, Netflix, Hulu & BluRay.
-Fireplace (w remote)
-new sheets, pillows & fresh towels.

Full use of kitchen & large backyard w/ deck seating and bbq.

The space

1880s OG SB residence.
1920s Hollywood styling.
Super Easy Access.
Master Bedroom of 3 bedrooms.
Tons of Sunlight.
40" 4K smart flatscreen tv.
Fireplace w/ remote.
Air Conditioning w Remote.
Queen Sized Bed.
Reading Nook.
High Ceilings.
Hardwood Floors.
Chandelier on dimmer.
Robe & Slippers.
Dedicated towels and linens.
Outlets in Headboard.
Blackout Shades.
Shared bathroom has claw foot tub and comp toiletries.

Guest access

Entire house

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as guest indicates.

But Dang, this place is popular so please be prepared to interact w other guests on occasion.

Other things to note

The house has ONE bathroom only. But. No issues yet.

Guests are welcome to enjoy the house in it's entirety. As well as the backyard, deck, hammock, fire pit, art space, BBQ, and Sonos music system. (FYI: Music is usually a present, yet non intrusive element here.)

Those who might have issue with rough edges, peculiar notions, or simply used to more normal "oh, that's a neat IKEA bookshelf" aesthetic, mightn't prefer this less-than-conventional atmosphere;)

And last, but not least; because of the deep level of care, thought, effort & personal importance applied in my "brand" of Airbnb offering; (albeit totally subjective) I ask that duplicitous individuals who are unable to have easy, honest, human to human communications, or withholders of what is most welcome & valued feedback; jus keep on truckin.
(The couple of times this happened were devastating...I can't help but take it waaay too personally, I imagine because we are, after all, people, and it is all personal. (Am I right??) If you aren't 5 star happy, but don't say a word until your public review, (like unhappy/lame neg yelpers) you aren't really helping anyone. You jus a dick:)


Again. The house has 1 bathroom only.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared washroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Smart lock, Keypad


Cleaning Fee: 64
Security Deposit: 130
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 245 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM

PLEASE READ below info and THESE Super Easy Breezy HOUSE RULES before booking.
Private bedroom in 3 bedroom, two story house. 1 Shared bathroom. Be advised that there may be additional guests during your stay.
Whether you prefer to go out until the wee hours or stay in, hang out, make dinner & good convo; you are welcome either way. Feel free to come and go as you want. We do!

*Note: It's important to us that if connecting via intelligent conversation and witty banter with your SB host is your idea of a good time-Please indicate by inserting "getting to know you" in subject line messaging. Otherwise, you might end up w the whole house all to yourself, cause we're off on a retreat in Bali or something!

You: Please be relaxed, tidy, honest, straightforward, kind & respectful to all living things...A good sense of humor? Bonus.
Bad Mojo/Icky JuJu, not welcome, no not at all.

This house has been handed down 3 generations-over 60 years. Please keep in mind it's a Home. Not a hotel, not a bed and breakfast, not a vacation rental. Most Definitely not perfect like some Airbnb places. But it IS unique, wild, spirited & silly special...

-It's preferred that shoes are removed upon entering.
-If it is raining, please remove any wet items before entering.
*ESPECIALLY do not sit on velvet sofa if you are damp in any way* Pleeeeease.
-No Food, Feet, or funk on aforementioned velvet sofas-Use a throw!:)
-EcoHomey: Turn off all light/s when not in use.
Showers must be limited to 3-5 mins and ask that your bath towels be hung dry and reused due to drought.
-Keep it Classy. Especially in common areas, leave toilet seat down, remove personal debris, hair, clothing, etc. from shower/bathroom area after each use.
Please don't leave bath towels on the floor, or wet towels/clothing on the bed/furniture.
-Please do your own dishes if you stay more than 2 days.
-If you move stuff, put it back/replace properly.
-Come and go as ruckus you please, but after 2a keep it quiet.
-Be Nice.

-Third party bookings: We reserve the right to cancel stay at any time after check in, without refund.
-Destroy something? NP. just say so.
-You can smoke whatever plant you like, outside.

Just basic human decency kind of stuff, really.

Only parties up for consideration, are small gatherings of 10 people or less*



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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Jeremi User Profile
July 2017
Cici's house is chic and beautiful! It is centrally located and within walking distance from the beach. We especially loved spending time getting to know her while sitting in her scenic and cozy backyard. Cici was a charming host and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable. We would definitely stay with her again!

Lawrence User Profile
July 2017
CiCi is the girl everyone wants to have a a friend.
CiCi User ProfileCiCi is a superhost.
Response from CiCi:
I think this is my favorite review, ever. Y'all are so dang sweet! Please come back soon-Natalie is only 1 of many amazing shows to see at the SB Bowl, you know!!!??
July 2017

Christine User Profile
July 2017
Civic was an awesome host! She made us feel very welcome in her beautiful home. We got to know other guest staying with her and enjoyed meeting other vacationers. Would definitely stay again. Thanks!

Gilbert User Profile
June 2017
She was helpful from start to finish and did everything to make my stay wonderful

A great house with lots of character, a perfect location for a stay in Santa Barbara. Thanks for hosting us!

Melissa User Profile
April 2017
CiCi is a great host! Super friendly and very attentive. The house is amazing, beautifully decorated! We were very comfortable during our stay, we'll definitively be back!

David User Profile
April 2017
CiCi was incredibly welcoming. She made it so easy to come and go as I needed and had a VERY comfortable bed in a nice private room. My stay was everything I needed and she was a lovely person, with a lovely home. Thanks CiCi!

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Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in January 2014
CiCi User ProfileCiCi is a superhost.

Super warm+open hearted double Leo, fire dragon, derelict, yoga instructor, autodidact, explorer, inventrix, Stormer of Brains. I'm silly and play any chance I get. Full blown & knee deep in lazziez faire approach to life.
Lover of people, music, design, tech, origins, ideas, rituals, clean food, plants, installation art, cemeteries, life hacking, psyche, sacred geometry, animals, shiny objects, travel.
I live for connecting with others in a real, non bullshit way. My mission is to learn the secrets of our crazy beautiful universe, help others in as many ways possible, and make ridiculous amounts of money in the process.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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