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“Charming”

Review of Ablitt House

Centrally located in the heart of downtown
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Centrally located in the heart of downtown
2nd Floor - Master Bedroom 2nd Floor - Master Bathroom
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9 reviews
Centrally located in the heart of downtown
2nd Floor - Master Bedroom
2nd Floor - Master Bathroom
Upscale appliances and gourmet style
Living Room has sofa sleeper
Common sink area on 3rd floor
Imagine the fun and energy of the city below
Views reach all the way to the ocean
108 ft railing leads to the roof top terrace
Over 10,000 tiles!
Ablitt House - Art Meets Architecture in Downtown Santa Barbara
Park your car and walk everywhere
Even the garage is a very special place!
Even the garage is a very special place!
The glow of the mountains over the city
Full kitchen and great views
Birds eye view of the city lights
Bell Tower on terrace
Custom tile... personal touches
Whimsical iron work by local artisans
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind experience!
Stroll Downtown
Close to Sterns Wharf
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Santa Barbara, California

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Derf7242
Nevada City, California
1 review
“Charming”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Would go back anytime, Ablitt house is a combo of Moorish art, Spanish architecture and Dr. Seuss. Just a fun place to visit and hang out. Great food choices within walking distance on State St. This is one place to put on your bucket list for sure.

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Liked best: Architecture
Liked least: Noise
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway
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sfdann
Salt Lake City, Utah
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599 reviews
128 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Gaudi in Santa Barbara”
Reviewed 8 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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To say that this is a very special property would be the ultimate understatement. If you are passionate about architecture or design, this will be a visit that you will never forget.
The flag of Spain once flew over Santa Barbara and if you have ever visited Barcelona or Seville, you will recognize so much of the architecture and style of those cities in Santa Barbara. And if you love the architect Gaudi, the stay at the Ablitt House will thrill you to no end. It is like stepping into a magical painting.
There is one full bedroom with a full bath (the shower is weak) and upstairs there is a sofa that converts to a very comfortable bed (but there is only a ½ bath there). The rooftop is magical and I think a BBQ there would be fantastic.Blair, with Paradise Retreats, did a fantastic job orienting us to the home. Safety and security was an issue for us, as this part of Downtown Santa Barbara is currently very overrun with the homeless and this home’s location is in the middle of it. I felt very good being able to put my car in a locked garage every night. There is an additional space for a car outside the home. The other issue is noise. There are a lot of restaurants and bars that stay open until 2 AM directly around the property. For me, this was part of the appeal. But for anyone seeking a quiet getaway, this property will not provide that opportunity. I cannot wait to re-book when the time is right.

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S9772RXpa...
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a cool place to stay”
Reviewed 22 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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My husband and I stayed at Ablitt House for our anniversary and it was so cozy and very romantic. The kitchen and rooftop patio with BBQ was great! We had many meals up there.
Bring binoculars, because there is a lot to see. The tile work is incredible. We have stayed at another Jeff Shelton designed property in Santa Barbara and they are so unique. Can be a little busy in the alley on weekends, but with windows closed, no problem. Lot of stairs!

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HighValue...
Santa Barbara, California
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“The location, style, and quality of this house are all fantastic"”
Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Easy choice if you want a unique and special Santa Barbara experience. It really is in the heart of downtown, and if you don't like the hustle, bustle and noise of a city, then it may not be for you. But if you like energy, convenience, and style, then this is a great place for you.

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“Wow it's absolutely magical.....”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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I rented this for a month last year and much longer this year as I absolutely fell in love with the architecture, the owners, the amazing convenient location and most of all living in an absolute jewel that continues to be visually assaulting every where you look even after being there a long time. The rooftop deck where you can see forever is the best view in Santa Barbara - what a place to barbecue and sip wine! And each floor is a unique and magical living experience.
The only thing I would tell you is because of its convenient downtown location, it's sometimes noisy on weekends. It is certainly worth the priceless experience however and the noise never bothered me in my cosy tower.

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