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“Wow it's absolutely magical.....”

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow it's absolutely magical.....”
Reviewed April 20, 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Unique Experience in Funky House Downtown Santa Barbara”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Funky doesn't begin to describe this 5 story, architectural masterpiece in downtown Santa Barbara. Beautiful tiles, windows on every floor open to the beautiful ocean breeze and outside music. The kitchen was an adventure all in itself. 1 block away, the most amazing Farmer's Market appears. After selecting the freshest fruits, veggies and even meat, I returned to this kitchen to wash, chop and prepare lovely salsas and refreshments for our stay. The view from the kitchen is wonderful. I made osso bucco for the first time and had the patience to follow through while jamming my music, drinking local wines and enjoying the view--and the Viking stove. The wine cooler also got my Chardonnay chilled in record time. OK, so their are 4 flights of amazing stairways, all an adventure and all leading to the glorious rooftop. An incredible panoramic view from the top of this building. The ocean and ships in one direction, mountains in another, unique downtown architecture in another. Romantic dinner on the rooftop complete with wine, view and music was priceless. Please note: This is not the place for small children or anyone who cannot tackle the many stairways. But, if you're in decent shape, want to burn off calories (staying at home) want to be close to beach, shops, wineries
and restaurants and don't mind lots of activity this is the place.

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Liked best: The library selections, the beauty of the home, the view and location
Liked least: Noisy at wee hours of the morning when homeless people are rummaging thru trashcans
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed March 7, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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