James House Santa Barbara

1632 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States | B&B
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California dreamin'

A travel blog entry by harmansoutwest


... and headed to the harbor in hopes to grab lunch at Brophy's, but unfortunately there was a long wait. As we were leaving for plan b, we saw the actress that plays Sarah on the ABC show Revenge. We ended up going to Shoreline, where we ate on the beach with our feet in the sand. The fish tacos were great and the view was priceless.
For the remainder of the day we relaxed at the house, enjoyed an awesome view from the back deck, and completed the ...

Rude Shockwaves

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

... I grabbed some chocolate covered strawberries at the teens hot tub party for me and Kate* and then booked it to my cabin where Raye* told me I could find Lily*. We got changed out of our uniforms and went to see the end of the Born to be Wild production show and then went back to our cabins to put our uniforms back on so that we could go to eat at Horizons. After our late dinner there, we went back to our cabins to change again to go out ...

The Way to the Warm Jan, 6 – 12, 2014

A travel blog entry by raroboy


... Beach

A Campsite with ocean view – even it’s not for free J, and we have a lot of firsts: 1st time in shorts and bikini top – or Paul topless, 1st time we walk along the beach – ok so the water is still fairly cool – 1st time we sit in the sun, 1st time we BBQ outside…. And the 1st time we have time ...


A travel blog entry by lcgordon


... postcard views! We are loving this place. Back to hotel for a beer on the roof terrace and enjoyed complimentary wine hour from 5-6pm. Headed to the bar in the hotel for a couple of excellent margaritas then off to The Palace for our first steak of the trip! Lovely! Another reasonably early night then off to Monteray tomorrow, possibly the longest drive of the trip. I hope I can stay ...

Quaint Culture

A travel blog entry by _ang

... delicious.

I continue to wander around some more and decide to try and find the nearby monastery. I had no idea where it was and decided to drive around hoping I'd find it. I spent a couple hours getting myself familiarised with Santa Barbara. As I drive back towards the town centre, I come across signs for the monastery.

It's one of the older monastery's that line the California coast. To me, it was simply magnificent. ...

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This B&B, located on 1632 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, is near Sustainable Vine Wine Tours, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Karpeles Manuscript Library, and Eagle Paragliding School.
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Historical Traveler Reviews James House Santa Barbara

James House - no detail overlooked


Marie is an absolute perfectionist and every detail shows her touch. The property is gorgeous inside and out. If you like a well kept inn, that is immaculate and well cared for, then this is the place.

Bed was comfy and building was quiet.

Breakfast for the three days we were there was yummy (and good for us). Ask for seconds of the triple berry breakfast cobbler...wow! All meals are made from scratch.

Location is good close to State Street but not too close. Marie knows the restaurants, golf courses and entertainment if you need help finding something to do.

We will be back (Marie, please make extra cobbler!)

Thanks again for a charming couple days.

Highly recommended!


Just returned from a 3-night stay at this wonderful B&B. Marie is a most gracious and hospitable host and an outstanding cook. She made us feel right at home immediately. The room was even better than we expected from the photograph and it was kept spotlessly clean. The afternoon social goes way beyond the typical cheese and crackers we've gotten at other B&Bs. Lots of healthy, gourmet, very tasty food and delicious SB wines. Breakfasts were fantastic. Marie knows the city and surrounding areas well and is a fountain of knowledge about restaurants and activities. We felt very well taken care of!

Loved this B & B!!!!!


My husband and I just stayed at the James House 2 weeks ago and it was one of the best Bed & Breakfast experiences we've ever had. The house was lovely...but the thing that really made it special were the proprietors. They took really good card of us and were amazing gormet cooks! The B & B is walking distance to all the shops on State Street and a nice hike to the beach. We highly reccomend this place as a fantastic weekend get-away!

Perfect! Perfect! Great Getaway at the James House!


Our weekend at the James House was Perfect. A great Victorian 5-room house on quiet Chapala St. located just where you would want to be. We stayed on a Sunday/Monday and Marie, the owner, truly took care of us. Actually she blew me away.

Outstanding Santa Barbara Inn


Marie, the owner, made us feel like welcome guests immediately upon arrival. The rooms were exactly as pictured on their web site and the cleanest I have ever seen at any beak and breakfast anywhere!

The breakfasts were gourmet delights. The location is very convenient and walking distance to most of the businesses on State Street.

Overall, we were pleased with the whole experience with the James House.


Savannah GA

Loved the James House


My wife and I recently took my parents on a tour down the PCH from SAN FRAN to LA. I found the James House on line and what a treat!

Our host was lovely and made us feel right at home. She prepared a lovely snack with some local SB wine...delicious.

In addition she recommended and excellent local restaurant that was one of our best meals on the trip.

The building is spotless..truly a wonderful experience.

The Turners

Warm, friendly place-Excellent service-Delicious food- Good company...


We stayed at the James House for our 10th wedding anniversary. James House was the perfect way to celebrate! Beautifully decorated bed and breakfast that kept the integrity of a Victorian home while keeping in mind the comforts of modern amentities. Attention to details such as pictures of Santa Barbara in its early years and having everything you need in the room- mini-fridge, water, iron/ironing board, robes, brochures of Places to See in Santa Barbara, hair dryer, newpaper, DVD and tv player, books, DVDs, and games available for your use (free of charge) and wireless internet access. Each room had (spotless) private baths with toiletries- just in case you forgot! House is located on a quiet tree-lined street within walking distance to downtown Santa Barbara (State St.) We took many evening walks to local restuarants.

Choice lodging on Chapala


We have visited James House twice in the past two years, most recently the week of Feb 23, 2007. On a quiet tree-lined street within easy walking distance of State Street shopping and a short drive from the Mission and the Harbor, James House is nicely situated. It is a beautiful home with a classic Victorian drawing room and fireplace, views from the upstairs rooms, and convenient off-street parking!. The five rooms, each with their own character, are nicely furnished and spotless. Marie, the owner, makes it a great place to stay. She prepares a wonderfully fresh breakfast to start each day, along with 5PM hors d'oeuvres, wine and conversation as a great start to each evening. She has lots of touring and dinner recommendations and will help get you a table at a local hot spot. I encourage you to visit. We will again (and again!)

Classic, Enjoyable Stay


We have just returned from a weekend stay at the James House B&B in Santa Barbara, CA. It is a great B&B to spend a relaxing time away from the everyday work grind. The service was so incredible. We arrived late on a Friday from Long Beach to spend a Pre-Valentines Day Holiday Weekend. Marie, one of the owners, was quite friendly and courteous.

A real 'Gem'


James House Santa Barbara is a luxurious period home with many original features and restored to a very high standard. This Bed and Breakfast Inn is truly wonderful. From the moment we arrived, we knew this was a very special place. We were welcomed with genuine warmth and sincerity.

TripAdvisor Reviews James House Santa Barbara

5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding