Lavender Inn by the Sea
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Lavender Inn by the Sea Santa Barbara
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... how ridiculous. So $48 lighter we went back to the hotel. No one really fancied a restaurant tonight, so I had remembered seeing a really smart British Fish and Chip shop in town so Mike and I went and got a load of these and we ate them in our room and watched telly. Well, you can't party every night! Mike had his own room next to ours tonight, so he retired there and I actually got to sleep in a bed!! Boy was it ...
... lovely. The houses were incredible the beach was gorgeous; you could certainly tell if was an area for the rich and famous. We chilled out on the pier for a bit and had lunch enjoying the views. We then headed on to Santa Barbara of course with stops the whole way at the viewing points (one of the best things about having our own car!)
We arrived in Santa Barbara fairly late on the Wednesday so we settled in and headed out to the ...
... Santa Barbara. Apparently, this is where Oprah Winfrey lives. Charlie Chaplin also lived there and his old house is now the Montecito Inn, with a very famous restaurant. Trying to find places in California is a nightmare as there never appears to be any road signs to places, so unless you know the name of the road you are supposed to turn off on, you can go round and round in circles. Anyway, we did eventually find it and it looked quite nice but very pricey and ...
... we got back in the car and drove down to the wharf. It is about $2 an hour to drive out onto and park on the wharf. It was a sunny and clear day, but there was a crisp breeze out on the water. Because the coastline in this part of the city is relatively flat, when you walk out to the end of the wharf and look out you only see blue ahead of you and in your peripheral vision. It is a very peaceful place to just sit out with a coffee ...
We came back around the corner and since there didn’t seem to be much to explore by dinghy we decided to go ashore and look around. First big mistake. As we noted earlier in this post there is a bit of surf breaking on the shore here. When there is surf breaking on the shore and you want to land your dinghy you have to be careful. Very very careful. We were not very very careful. We were, however, very very lucky in the ensuing crash ...