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 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 available monthly and the two lobster studios advertised here have a 3 day minimum.
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. Both rooms have big TVs. Both rooms 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 two first floor "Lobster Studios" each have a sink inside and the large ADA bathroom is shared and entered from the courtyard. Ideal for a family and or two couples. 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.
Host always available if not on site, by text or phone to answer questions and help with your visit. Property manager available too.
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.....
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 6 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
Hi I am a widow with two grown sons and I basicallly travel the world having cultural and educational adventures while managing El Zapato (which I come home to frequently). I live here when not on the road....and if I am there when you visit, I would love to meet you.
I am happy and healthy and so lucky to have wonderful family and friends and magical house in a even more magical place in the world.
The house is El Zapato because it looks like a shoe in the artist drawing ( Jeff Shelton) and i practice Red Shoe Living and always wear red shoes...
Red Shoe Living: Live for today, be happy and hopefully give back as much as you can.
Hope to see you at El Zapato...