Ernst' Special Bed: "hanging with Ernst" Top 5 Page for this destination Santa Barbara Hotel Tip by richiecdisc

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by richiecdisc

We stayed with VT local Ernst (worldtrekker) in Santa Barbara. I would like to say that this is a photo of his house and that this was the famed balcony on which we had a few nice meals but it is not. Staying at someone's home can be an awkward experience but Ernst was the best of hosts, always making us feel perfectly at home. Our bed was the most comfortable of the whole trip, maybe the most comfortable that we've ever slept in. We were amazed that they could have such a nice bed in their guest room. It was, after all, a medium-sized apartment that two bachelors were sharing.

Unique Qualities: Ernst' room was next door and we would often talk through the walls as we fell asleep. One morning, I went over to talk face-to-face and there was Ernst laying on the floor. He had given up his room and was sleeping in his office! He wanted us to have a real bed after so many weeks of tent camping. If that isn't a great host, I don't know what is.

This great German/Swiss styled home was on one of the streets leading up to the Santa Barbara Mission. Sometimes you see the best stuff just walking to the “real” destinations.

Directions: A long but beautiful walk into town.
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Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2009
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