Announcing Home for Sale in San Roque

Announcing Home for Sale in San Roque   Santa Barbara Real Estate Resources

SUMMARY: Barbara Reaume, Real Estate Professional with Coldwell Banker, specializing in the Montecito and Santa Barbara real estate, announces 121 Carrizo Dr, Santa Barbara CA, 93105, located in the historic San Roque area, listed for sale.

Santa Barbara, CA June 29, 2013 — 121 Carrizo Dr, Santa Barbara CA, 93105 is a single family home located in the northwestern area of Santa Barbara known as San Roque.

Admired for its diverse architectural themes such as Spanish Colonial, English Tudor, French Normandy, and American Colonial, it’s no surprise that San Roque property is highly sought after.  This is a desirable area that is located close to Santa Barbara schools, parks, and restaurants.

The property is being listed for sale for $1,295,000.

“The homes in this area are highly unique, mostly ranch-style, single-family homes, constructed during the building boom of the ’50s and ’60s,” said listing agent Barbara Reaume, a 30-year Santa Barbara real estate veteran. “121 Carrizo Dr is a charming ranch style home with a beautiful backyard, fireplace and two car garage. Trail heads for mountain hiking are within easy reach.”

Lovingly cared for over the years, this home is on a 11,761 sq ft lot, has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a large living room with a fireplace and a wall of windows to a view of the yard. The dining room and kitchen have clear views to the beautifully landscaped backyard.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Santa Barbara County, contact Barbara Reaume, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Specialist, at (805) 453-9674.

For more information on 121 Carrizo Dr, visit http://www.californiamoves.com/ID/3179609

About Barbara Reaume:

Barbara Reaume is a real estate professional with Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Montecito, California. She was recently listed in the top 100 Santa Barbara Realtors named by SBAOR. As a CRI Graduate, Barbara offers real estate representation and negotiation services to both home buyers and home sellers. Reaume specializes in the Santa Barbara and Montecito real estate community and offers her services throughout Santa Barbara county. To search all homes in the Santa Barbara MLS for free visit http://www.barbarareaume.com To find out how much your Santa Barbara home is worth visit http://www.barbarareaume.com/contact

Cheshire Cat Inn Highlights 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants

“Cheshire Cat Santa Barbara Inn recommends top 5 Santa Barbara restaurants…”

Cheshire Cat Inn is a charming Victorian Santa Barbara bed and breakfast that featuresJacuzzi suitesdaily breakfast and wine/hors d’oeuvres offerings, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara bed & breakfast often recommends Santa Barbara restaurants that guests can enjoy after a day of biking, sailing, or family activities in Santa Barbara.

To ensure guests are aware of the many fine dining options to complement their stay at the Santa Barbara bed and breakfast, Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several Santa Barbara restaurants. The Inn wanted to make sure that any restaurant it recommends to guests has the finest food served in the most comfortable surroundings.

The selections were chosen based on a variety of cuisines, guest reviews, and concern for increasing the enjoyment of the Santa Barbara experience. These Santa Barbara restaurants are all dedicated to providing guests with the finest dining experience possible.

After thorough consideration, Cheshire Cat Inn named the following Santa Barbara Restaurants as its top five favorites: Olio e Limone Ristorante, Bouchon Restaurant, Arigato Sushi, Scarlett Begonia, and Brophy Brothers. If you are choosing a restaurant to complement your stay at the best bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, consider the following Santa Barbara restaurants.

Olio e Limone Ristorante - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Olio e Limone Ristorante – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Olio e Limone Ristorante has been operated by the husband-wife team of Alberto and Elaine Morello since 1999. They rely on the integrity of the ingredients and the quality of the preparation to offer Santa Barbara creative, authentic Italian cuisine served in an inviting atmosphere. Chef Alberto Morello draws inspiration from all over Italy but brings particular passion to Sicilian dishes. The extensive wine list reflects the Morellos’ passion for wine and has garnered the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-899-2699 for more information.

Bouchon Restaurant - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Bouchon Restaurant – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Bouchon Restaurant has served Santa Barbara “Wine Country Cuisine” since 1998. Ingredients use an “as-fresh-and-as-local-as-possible” approach, with fish from the Santa Barbara Channel and produce from the surrounding countryside. Dinner flavors are presented in concert with the perfect local Santa Barbara winesVisit the website andFacebook page or call 805-730-1160 for more information.

Arigato Sushi - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Arigato Sushi – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Arigato Sushi offers the finest sushi cuisine in Santa Barbara. Guests can choose from an a la carte cold selections or opt for a tasty offering of special sashimiVisit the websiteand Facebook page or call 805-965-6074 for more information.

Scarlet Begonia - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Scarlet Begonia – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Scarlett Begonia serves interesting food with the goal of providing Santa Barbara with a restaurant that couples farm to table cuisine with modern innovative cooking to be one of the most food centric restaurants around.  Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-770-2143 for more information.

Brophy Brothers - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Brophy Brothers – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Brophy Brothers takes advantage of Santa Barbara’s seaside location with daily fresh seafood offerings. A casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Santa Barbara Harbor Brophy Brothers is proud to be a part of Santa Barbara’s sustainable seafood effortsVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805-966-4418 for more information.

Finding a Santa Barbara restaurant can be a challenge.
Part of Cheshire Cat Inn’s commitment to excellence includes dining suggestions for a wide variety of Santa Barbara restaurants. With so many fine Santa Barbara dining options, finding a top Santa Barbara restaurant can be a challenge. This review aims to save guests of Cheshire Cat Inn from the effort of researching Santa Barbara restaurants on their own. From all of us at Cheshire Cat Inn, we would like to wish you a wonderfulvacation in Santa Barbara.
About Cheshire Cat Inn – Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambience and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s quaint Victorian charmsspa treatments, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great EscapeVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

 

About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambience and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s quaint Victorian charms, spa treatments, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

 

Top 100 Santa Barbara Realtors / Montecito Realtors Named by SBAOR

SBAOR represents approximately 1,200 Santa Barbara Realtors and Montecito Realtors from all real estate specialties including residential home sales, luxury mansions for sale, commercial sales, short sales, development, property management and appraisals. Every quarter, SBAOR ranks Realtors by the total dollar volume and number of listings for single-family homes and condominiums.

One of the Realtors named in the top 100 list, Barbara Reaume, of Coldwell Banker Montecito, remarked;

“The real estate market continues to improve in Santa Barbara County. I’ve had several unique opportunities this quarter due to the recovering housing market, and I’m grateful to be recognized by SBAOR.” said Reaume.

Top 100 Santa Barbara Realtors / Montecito Realtors Named by SBAOR   Santa Barbara Real Estate ResourcesSBAOR Montecito realtors such as Barbara Reaume help home buyers and sellers navigate the complex real estate process by specializing in Santa Barbara relocation, luxury houses for sale, home buying tips, Montecito relocation, Montecito homes for sale, Santa Barbara homes for sale, Carpinteria real estate, house staging tips and short selling a home on a budget.

Barbara Reaume understands the drive to own a home; she draws from 30 years of experience as an established realtor. Home buyers looking for the best places to buy a home in Santa Barbara, consider speaking with a top 100 realtor from SBAOR.  Selling your home without a realtor is time consuming and often leads to legal issues.

Barbara offers a free guide entitled “12 Smart Questions To Ask Your Realtor” at http://www.BarbaraReaume.com. Learn how to find a good real estate agent and how to sell your home fast in Santa Barbara County.

To learn more about SBAOR, visit http://www.sbaor.com

About Barbara Reaume

Barbara Reaume is a real estate expert working for Coldwell Banker Montecito. She started her career as a real estate agent in 1984 and offers over 3 decades of experience in real estate sales. Specialties include Montecito real estate, Santa Barbara real estate, Santa Barbara homes, real estate financing In Santa Barbara, Montecito relocation, Santa Barbara relocation, short sales and foreclosures. Do you have specific questions about buying or selling real estate in the Santa Barbara area? Ask to be setup on Barbara’s email-based home search to get instant alerts on price reductions and new Santa Barbara homes for sale in the area. Contact Barbara Reaume by email (barbara@barbarareaume.com), phone (805-610-5403) to find out the value of your home, discuss your options. Connect on Google+ https://plus.google.com/103753350598984606081/about

Trip Advisor Awards Cheshire Cat Inn With 2013 Certificate of Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Santa Barbara, CA - June 3rd 2013 - TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Cheshire Cat Inn with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. Cheshire Cat Inn has been listed as a winner of the prestigious 2013 Certificate Of Excellence, by TripAdvisor. Cheshire Cat Inn is a downtown Santa Barbara bed and breakfast featuring eighteen elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites and cottages, daily breakfast and early evening wine/hors d’oeuvres, Jacuzzi suites, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.

TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Cheshire Cat Inn with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. Cheshire Cat Inn has been listed as a winner of the prestigious 2013 Certificate Of Excellence, by TripAdvisor. Cheshire Cat Inn is a downtown Santa Barbara bed and breakfast featuring eighteen elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites and cottages, daily breakfast and early evening wine/hors d’oeuvresJacuzzi suites, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.

The Certificate of Excellence Winner award identifies hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

According to TripAdvisor, “The winners are determined by those who matter the most – your guests. The key to winning the award is consistently excellent service. Properties had to maintain an overall ranking on TripAdvisor of four out of five, achieved by only the top performing 10% of all businesses worldwide. The volume of reviews in the past 12 months was also a determining factor”.

On being advised of the awards, Cheshire Cat Innkeeper, Andrea Dunstan said, “At Cheshire Cat Inn our goal is to create an exceptional experience when you visit our Santa Barbara bed and breakfast. You will enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and gracious hospitality of a B&B combined with the amenities you would expect at a small luxury hotel. We are thrilled that our guests have taken the time to express their delight and satisfaction at TripAdvisor”.

About Cheshire Cat Inn – Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambience and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s quaint Victorian charmsspa treatments, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great EscapeVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

 

Cheshire Cat Inn Reviews 3 Santa Barbara Museums

“Our Santa Barbara Inn recommends a visit to these historical museums…”

Cheshire Cat Inn is an elegant Santa Barbara bed and breakfast that features eighteen elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites and cottages, daily breakfast and early evening wine/hors d’oeuvres,  Jacuzzi suites, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.

Often, guests of Cheshire Cat Inn take a day to relax and enjoy a leisurely appreciation of the many museums our charming and historic city offers. The Santa Barbara bed & breakfast often recommends quality Santa Barbara museums that guests can enjoy for a day of soaking up knowledge.

To ensure guests are aware of the many fine museum opportunities available to complement their stay at the Santa Barbara inn, Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several Santa Barbara museums. The Inn wanted to make sure that any museum it recommends to guests has an interesting and inspirational environment.

The selections were chosen based on reputation, exhibits, and educational opportunities to increase the enjoyment of the Santa Barbara experience. These Santa Barbara museums all provide an in-depth and interesting look at the world around us.

After thorough consideration, Cheshire Cat Inn named the following Santa Barbara museums as its top three favorites: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Karpeles Manuscript Library, and Santa Barbara Historical Museum. If you are choosing a museum to further your understanding of this area and complement your stay at the best bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, consider the following three Santa Barbara museums.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – Santa Barbara Museums

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - Santa Barbara MuseumsThe Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Museum preserves extensive natural history collections of more than three million objects. The Museum is the largest repository of Chumash Indian artifacts in the world. Visitors can learn about underwater life at the Ty Warner Sea Center, consider the wonders of the universe at the Gladwin Planetarium, or take in special exhibitions such as this summer’sTINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™ display. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-682-4711 for more information.

Karpeles Manuscript Library – Santa Barbara Museums

Karpeles Manuscript Library - Santa Barbara Museums

The Karpeles Manuscript Library offers the world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents. Depending on the current exhibition, visitors might be treated to fascinating views of original documents written by John Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Abigail Adams, or original compositions by Beethoven, Mozart and other great composers. This branch of the library houses the original proposed draft of the Bill of Rights, an Emancipation Proclamation Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln, and Einstein’s description of the theory of relativity. Visit the website or call 805-962-5322 for more information.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum – Santa Barbara Museums

Santa Barbara Historical Museum - Santa Barbara MuseumsAlthough focused on the rich history of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum keeps a firm eye on building a future worth remembering. The Museum interprets over 500 years of history with collections form the Chumash, Mexican, Spanish, and American periods. The current exhibit, “De la Tierra – Art of the Adobe,” features works from the museum’s collection by renowned artists displayed alongside historic photographs of this unique Southwestern building material. The Gledhill Library contains a vast repository of cultural and historical material. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-966-1601 for more information.

Finding a Santa Barbara museum can be a challenge.

Part of Cheshire Cat Inn’s commitment to excellence includes expedition suggestions for a wide variety of Santa Barbara museums. With so many Santa Barbara educational options, picking a Santa Barbara museum can be a challenge. This review aims to save guests of Cheshire Cat Inn from the effort of researching Santa Barbara museums on their own. We hope this information helps you make an informed decision.

Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambience and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s spa treatments, quaint Victorian charms, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

About Cheshire Cat Inn – Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambiance and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s spa treatmentsquaint Victorian charms, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape.Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

Solved: Your Santa Barbara Romantic Getaway Hotel Package

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Ocean Celebration Hotel Package Solved: Your Santa Barbara Romantic Getaway Hotel Package

Your romantic vacation plans just got a whole lot easier!  The Eagle Inn, Santa Barbara’s best kept secret, cordially invites you to take advantage of a special October hotel package – “Ocean Celebration”.  Includes 2 nights in a king room with whirlpool tub, $40 gift certificate to Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, & 2 tickets to go on a coastal cruise on the Double Dolphin. Valid mid week only (Sun – Thurs nights) and expires on 10/31/2012  $530 plus tax Normally $930! Book Online or call (805) 965-3586 and mention rate code “OCEAN CELEBRATION”

Extraordinary Santa Barbara Romantic Getaway Package: Eat, Sleep, Sail!

Take your sweet heart out for the ultimate Santa Barbara Date Night. Rekindle the connection with your partner with this playful package that will spur the heart and set in motion sparks of love! From beginning to end, this three-night package offers limitless fun-loving activities.

The Eagle Inn is a Santa Barbara boutique hotel nestled along the waterfront and steps from downtown and the harbor.  Savor all that Santa Barbara has to offer and save money at the same time by booking a value vacation package from The Eagle Inn, Santa Barbara’s most romantic getaway hotel.  Sandy beaches, stunning sunsets, majestic mountains and lush valleys offer experiences you won’t find anywhere else in California.

From lazy beach-filled bliss to ambitious days of hiking, Santa Barbara is a traveler’s dream.   Discover everything the area has to offer from quiet spa retreats to ocean beaches where you can watch seals fishing. It’s all here for you to discover.

Santa Barbara’s most romantic hotel package…

Santa Barbara Vacation Package 300x200 Solved: Your Santa Barbara Romantic Getaway Hotel PackageEach suite at The Eagle Inn captures the unique essence of the region with local art and decor. Relax with your sweet heart, explore the Historic Santa Barbara Mission, meet the locals, and try out the many restaurants including the Chuck’s Waterfront Grille, The Neighborhood Bar and Grille, Bouchon, The Wine Cask and Pierre La Fonde Wine Bistro.  You’ll enjoy the signature hospitality of The Eagle Inn.

Treat yourself and that someone special to a romance and relaxation package courtesy of The Eagle Inn. Includes 2 nights in a king room with whirlpool tub, $40 gift certificate to Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, & 2 tickets to go on a coastal cruise on the Double Dolphin. Valid mid week only (Sun – Thurs nights) and expires on 10/31/2012  $530 plus tax Normally $930!

Escape the ordinary in Santa Barbara and experience an unforgettable holiday at one of the best boutique hotels in Santa Barbara.  Add a touch of elegance, a hint of indulgence, and you’ve got the makings of the most romantic Santa Barbara hotel package.  Affordable, yet elegant, Santa Barbara bed and breakfast hotels like the Eagle Inn are hard to find.  The Eagle Inn is one of the best b&b Santa Barbara has to offer.  Book Online or call (805) 965-3586 and mention rate code “OCEAN CELEBRATION”

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Best Hotel In Santa Barbara Near The Beach

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Are you looking for a hotel in Santa Barbara near the beach? Located in the trendy West Beach neighborhood of Santa Barbara, The Eagle Inn is a romantic bed and breakfast hotel in Santa Barbara that provides comfortable accommodations just two blocks from the beach and a short stroll from the harbor, Stearns Wharf and State Street.  Intimate and peaceful, this Santa Barbara B&B is an excellent example of Spanish-Colonial architecture, a style characteristic of historic Santa Barbara.

Recently, the Inn completed a renovation on the west wing guest rooms.  Many new amenities were added, including brand new fireplaces, balconies and in-room whirlpool tubs, ideal for weekend breaks or romantic evenings.

Just married and looking for a Santa Barbara hotel packages?  The Eagle Inn is known as the most romantic hotel in the area.  The bridal suite offers the best Santa Barbara honeymoon retreat location on west beach, complete with a private patio and new fireplace. Several hotel deals are available for just married couples who want to be close to the beach on their special wedding night.

Planning a family vacation this summer?   The Eagle Inn has clean and spacious Santa Barbara hotel rooms suitable for large families.  Each hotel room is equipped with a personal refrigerator, hairdryer, free movie channel TV, coffee maker, direct dial phone, personal room safe and high-speed Internet connection.

The Eagle Inn’s proximity to both the harbor and downtown make it one of the best beach side hotels Santa Barbara has to offer.  The convenient location is popular with both tourists and business travelers looking for a comfortable downtown Santa Barbara hotel accommodation.

The knowledgeable front desk hotel staff can help you plan a variety of fun activities in Santa Barbara, such as fine dining, wine tasting, whale watching, shopping or visiting the local museums.  The Eagle Inn is the perfect place to stay when you visit Santa Barbara. Visit the main site to check out available rooms and book a hotel room.  See http://www.theeagleinn.com Email – stay@theeagleinn.com or call (805) 965-3586.

 Best Hotel In Santa Barbara Near The Beach

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Beachside B&B Recommends 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants

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We LOVE these 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants…

At the Eagle Inn, we know that you choose us of all the places to stay in Santa Barbara because of our local ownership and attention to detail.

Consistent with what you expect from Santa Barbara boutique hotels, we are concerned that you enjoy your whole trip, not just get a good night sleep.  Hotels in Santa Barbara, as well as the restaurants, are attuned to the local ingredients and artisans.  To compliment your stay at our bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, CA, we would like to recommend some restaurants that represent the different aspects of Santa Barbara’s personality.

 Beachside B&B Recommends 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Chuck’s Waterfront Grill

Since you’ve picked one of the hotels in Santa Barbara by the beach; you will likely enjoy eating at a restaurant with an ocean view.  About a 15 minute walk from the Eagle Inn, right on the marina and just off the beach, you’ll find one of the best Santa Barbara seafood restaurants –Chuck’s Waterfront Grill.  They are open for lunch and dinner, closed from 3:00 to 5:00.  They have a versatile kids’ menu, burgers and an extensive seafood selection.  They also offer local beers from Firestone and Telegraph Brewing Company, as well as a huge selection of local wines, following the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail and will even give you a map to visit some of the featured wineries.  Like them on Facebook.

The Neighborhood Bar and Grill

 Beachside B&B Recommends 5 Santa Barbara RestaurantsAbout a block away, come find out why the Neighborhood Bar and Grill is reported as being thebest happy hour in Santa Barbara.  They offer ping pong and foosball tables, as well as billiards and bean bag toss.  ”The Hood” is known for having the best Jukebox in town.  Hungry after 11pm? This is the only bar on west beach that serves food up until midnight. The Neighborhood features 15 beers on tap and a full bar – not the fruity kind. A REAL beer and a shot (or stiff drink) kind of place.  The Hood is a friendly, feel good place for all ages 21& over.  After relaxing at your favorite Santa Barbara B&B, stroll down and get lunch or dinner at The Hood; pizza, salad, sandwiches, Nathan’s hot dogs, and burgers with your choice of beef, turkey or veggie patty.  They have 6 kinds of fries!  Now that’s a bar menu!   Like them on Facebook.

 Beachside B&B Recommends 5 Santa Barbara RestaurantsBouchon Santa Barbara

Come check out a top pick by Santa Barbara.com Restaurant Guide, and a Santa Barbara Independent Foodie award winner.  Right up State Street, bouchon follows an “as-fresh-and-as-local-as-possible” approach with their ingredients, including a Tuesday tour of the Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market with Chef Greg Murphy.  If you are enjoying your stay at one of the premier boutique hotels in Santa Barbara, you will enjoy your “foodie stroll” and dinner at bouchon, a local favorite Santa Barbara wine country cuisine.  Like them on Facebook.

 Beachside B&B Recommends 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Wine Cask

Affiliated with Bouchon, the Wine Cask provides an extensive menu of wines by the glass and varied food menu, including unique touches like smoked eggs served on the salad Lyonnaise.  But this is only one reason that the Wine Cask received a top 4 rating by Zagat.  This restaurant in Santa Barbara is truly a local gem worthy of The Eagle Inn’s praises.  Ask the staff to recommend one of the many starters or selections for the cheese & charcuterie plate.  They change the menu seasonally and include signature cocktails.  Located close to downtown (walking distance from most local Santa Barbara hotels) this Santa Barbara restaurant is a local hot spot for movies stars like Rob Lowe and Julia Luis Dreyfus.  Presidio State Park is just a block away and is a great option for an after dinner stroll.  The Wine Cask is tucked back off of the main street, so the patio is a quiet extension of the well-appointed main dining room.   Like them on Facebook. 

 Beachside B&B Recommends 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro
Priorities when the chef is selecting ingredients for the Wine Bistro are “local, organic, then small batch; we want to have fresh and delicious foods”.  The Chef’s Table is one of their most interesting offerings.  Give them 48 hours notice and Chef Jake Reimer will provide you with a personalized 3, 4, or 5 course meal and the Sommelier will suggest complimentary wines all along the way.  This is sure to be a memorablewine bistro experience. They also have daily specials and a kid’s menu with some traditional favorites.  Like them on Facebook.

When out exploring Santa Barbara, California, we hope this review assists your decision on where to eat and visit during your stay.  We hope you enjoy your visit to lovely Santa Barbara and to any of the restaurants we have recommended.  Ask the staff at Eagle Inn about any local events that may be happening on your weekend.  Each staff member will usually have an idea for something fun to do or see, locals usually know best!

ABOUT THE EAGLE INN: The Eagle Inn is a boutique Santa Barbara hotel offering the intimacy of a Bed & Breakfast combined with the amenities of a major hotel.   For more information about The Eagle Inn,  Book Online or call (805) 965-3586 or visit http://www.theeagleinn.com

 Beachside B&B Recommends 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants

The Eagle Inn Reviews Top 3 Santa Barbara Wineries

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The Eagle Inn selected three must see Santa Barbara wineries to review the finest ports coming out of the city and Santa Ynez Valley area.

As one of the highest quality hotels in Santa Barbara, The Eagle Inn, has been a luxurious boutique hotel for vacationers and business travelers for many years. The family-owned business offers the intimacy of a Bed & Breakfast combined with the amenities of a major hotel.

The Eagle Inn is also a short distance from many of Southern California’s most luxurious spots. This Santa Barbara Hotel is located just a few blocks from the beach, within driving distance  of the mountains, and near Southern California’s most beautiful orchards in the world.

At one time California wine was considered second-rate and inferior to its European counterpart. But after decades of technological advances and agricultural innovation, California wines frequently rank as the best in the world. Alongside Sonoma County, Santa Ynez is one of the main reasons for California’s winery boom.

One of the ways  The Eagle Inn strives to ensure guests have a pleasant experience is by reviewing popular local tourist resources each month.   Each month our staff features a local resource that may be of value to our guests.

For all our wine enthusiast guests, you’ll love our review of the following wineries: Santa Barbara WineryOreana Winery and Marketplace, and The Giessenger Winery.

 The Eagle Inn Reviews Top 3 Santa Barbara Wineries

SANTA BARBARA WINERY – Established in 1962, Santa Barbara Winery releases several lines of vintage every year. This year they are rolling out their fourth vintage of Petite Sirah.  The grape has had a rather muddled history ever since it was first cultivated in California circa 1890 shortly after being either propagated or identified as a separate variety in France in the 1880′s. It is not Syrah, and there is nothing “petite” about it in terms of grape size or flavor. Many older Petite Sirah vineyards in California are actually “field blends” containing as many as five grape varieties (including Petite Sirah and Syrah).  DNA fingerprinting has also shown what we know as Petite Sirah could actually be the ancient Rhone variety Peloursin. Or, as the most popular theory goes, this grape is actually Durif, a cross of Peloursin and Syrah created in France in the 1880′s.   Whatever the reason, the name “Petite Sirah” has stuck and the wine became an early favorite in California as the rich, massive wines it produces were a natural favorite when paired with old rancho cuisine featuring grilled meats and vegetables.  Santa Barbara Winery sells large and small bottles, samples, as well as many wine accessories. Santa Barbara gift baskets feature an assortment of wines along with local gourmet items. Visit Santa Barbara Winery on Facebook.

 The Eagle Inn Reviews Top 3 Santa Barbara Wineries

OREANA WINERY – Ten years ago Christian Garvin, came across a vacant tire shop and had an idea.  Now over a decade later that idea has blossomed into the Oreana Winery; a funky and eclectic winery right next to downtown Santa Barbara.  Originally called Cellar 205, Gavin changed the name to Oreana to signify the renegade spirit of the business. Oreana was a term from California’s “Cattle Driving” past and is used for unbranded cattle that become a rancher’s property because they’re on his land.  Located just 2 blocks from the beach, Oreana promotes itself as the alternative and libertine innovators in the Santa Barbara region. The off-beat winery offers over 10,000 cases but also has some brands of pinot grigio that are as small as 20 cases. Visit Oreana Winery on Facebook.

 The Eagle Inn Reviews Top 3 Santa Barbara Wineries GIESSINGER WINERY – At Giessinger Winery, you will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy wine tasting and delicious food in one of the most lush regions in the world.  Giessinger Winery was selected for the 2012 Best of Santa Barbara Award in the Wines, Brandy & Brandy Spirits category by the Santa Barbara Award Program.  Their high quality, moderately priced wines bring the art of French wine making to the beautiful California countryside in Ventura County and Santa Barbara Coast. Additionally Giessinger has a wine tasting class in conjunction with University of California -Santa Barbara. The course on the health benefits of wines and the process of winemaking (growing/purchasing of grapes, choosing equipment, fermenting, aging and storing). You will learn how to make 5 gallons of wine.

In the class, students will taste 3 types of Giessinger wines (white, red, and dessert) in every session. The last session involves food-wine pairing. People are encouraged to bring your favorite dish to share and pair with Giessinger wines. The class ends with a food-wine event at Giessinger Winery in Santa Barbara.  Giessinger Bistro offers a chance for people to enjoy their wine with a variety of appetizers, gourmet sandwiches, and sides. Visit Giessinger Winery on Facebook.

The true artisan practices in mastering the art of winemaking is evident in each and every one of the wineries reviewed.  We hope you enjoyed this review of the top 3 Santa Barbara wineries.  Be sure to stop by one of these first class wineries for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting.  Tell them  The Eagle Inn sent you!

For more information about The Eagle Inn, visit http://www.theeagleinn.com

Santa Barbara Hotel Reviews Local Water Sports Activities

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If you’ve been shopping around for Santa Barbara hotel deals offering all inclusive water sports activities, you may have discovered that not many exist on the American Riviera.

Cabo San Lucas or Cancun vacation destinations may offer hotel packages with all inclusive water sports activities, however, you won’t find this in a typical Santa Barbara hotel package.  That said,  there is still a wide variety of things to do in Santa Barbara when it comes to waterfront activities.

With so many water front activities in Santa Barbara to choose from, sometimes it’s difficult to narrow your options down.  For those looking to fill their day with exhilarating water sports activities, this review highlights several water sports activities and the businesses offering them in Santa Barbara. If you’re on the lookout for refreshing waterfront activities, you won’t be disappointed!

Below are four excellent businesses offering water sports activities in Santa Barbara.  They are Sea Landing, Santa Barbara Jet Boats, Santa Barbara Adventure Company and Santa Barbara Water Taxi.

1. Sea Landing – Local Favorite For Water Sports Activities in Santa Barbara

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Sea Landing offers a great variety of Santa Barbara water sports — everything you need to make the most of the Santa Barbara waterfront. Choose from SCUBA Diving, whale and dolphin watching at the Channel Islands, island excursion trips to the Channel Island National park, and fishing trips all year round. They also offer kayak and jet ski rentals, plus a full service tackle shop. Their dive shop offers SCUBA equipment for rent to make sure you have everything you need for your Santa Barbara waterfront adventure. Did you know that Santa Barbara beaches are listed among the most beautiful beaches in the world?  Surfer magazine frequently references Santa Barbara as one of the most historical surfing locations in the world. For more information visit their web siteFacebook or (805) 963-3564

2. Santa Barbara Jet Boats – Local Favorite For Water Sports in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Jet Boats offers jet ski rides in the open ocean. Escorted by sea lions and dolphins, you’ll enjoy gliding down the Santa Barbara coastline and seeing the beautiful marine life.  All of their equipment is in the water and ready to go. They offer hourly rentals of newer 1 to 3 person Yamaha, Sea Doo and Honda watercraft as well as waverunner and twin engine Sea-Doo jet boats. Their 18′ boats will accommodate 7 people and the 14′ boats can hold up to 5. They also offer the original stand-up Kawasaki Jet Ski. For more information visit their web siteFacebook or call (805) 570-2351

3. Santa Barbara Adventure Company – Local Favorite For Water Sports in Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara Adventure Company is a premier adventure travel outfitter in the Santa Barbara area. They can connect you with a wide variety of Santa Barbara water sports activities.  Enjoy a relaxing day of kayaking along the Santa Barbara waterfront. See the American Riviera from a unique perspective as you paddle through the harbor, along secluded beaches, past sea lions and kelp forests and around the historic pier. Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s surfing trips are one of the most favorite water sports activities in the area. Learn the fundamentals of paddling, etiquette, catching waves and riding.  If surfing sounds too rigorous, consider a day of Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP).  Santa Barbara SUP is more attractive to beginner swimmers and is a popular Father – Son water activity in Santa Barbara.  SUP allows you to gaze and experience incredible views of the city, mountains and ocean, while enjoying a great total body workout.  For more information visit their web siteFacebook or call (805) 884-WAVE

4. Santa Barbara Water Taxi – Local Favorite For Water Sports in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Water Taxi offers Santa Barbara sunset cruises, private charters, sightseeing boat tours, and much more. Experience the Santa Barbara waterfront with style and a spirit of fun! Trips run every half hour between Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf. You’ll enjoy easy access from your hotel in Santa Barbara and find yourself cruising the Santa Barbara waterfront in no time!  While not exactly a sport, we decided to include this one due to its sheer popularity as a water activity in the harbor. For more information visit their web siteFacebook or call (805) 884-WAVE

We hope you found this review of the popular water sports activities in Santa Barbara helpful.

Are you planning a trip to Santa Barbara soon?  If you’re a water lover, you’ll want to find a hotel by the beach that offers quick access to the waterfront.  Whether you’re looking for a Santa Barbara bed and breakfast or boutique hotels in Santa Barbara, The Eagle Inn is one of the best hotels in Santa Barbara by the beach offering close access to water sports activities.

Staying at a beach side hotel in Santa Barbara gives you easy access to the many waterfront activities and serves as a convenient home-base for your vacation.  What are your favorite water sports activities in Santa Barbara?  Share your thoughts with us by using the comments form below.

ABOUT THE EAGLE INN:  When it comes to Santa Barbara California hotels and places to stay in Santa Barbara, you’ll love the accommodations and activities near this Santa Barbara B&B. Be sure to check out The Eagle Inn’s Santa Barbara hotel deals and Santa Barbara hotel packages. The Eagle Inn is a boutique Santa Barbara hotel offering the intimacy of a Bed & Breakfast combined with the amenities of a major hotel.   For more information about The Eagle Inn,  Book Online or call (805) 965-3586 or visit http://www.theeagleinn.com

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