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SANTA BARBARA'S PREMIER LOCALLY OWNED CLEANING & MAID SERVICE SINCE 1990

Sophie's French Maids is a local Santa Barbara business, your home is cleaned by owner Claudine Trabuc and her longtime employees, ensuring consistency, trust and high standards.

Santa Barbara Cleaning Services

MAINTENANCE CLEANING

"COME HOME TO A CLEAN HOUSE"

From:

$100

  • Includes dusting, mopping, vacuuming, bathrooms, kitchens, and trash. 

  • Non-toxic cleaning supplies upon request

MOVE IN/MOVE OUT

 "A CLEAN SLATE"

From:

$230

  • We bring our own cleaning supplies. 

  • We do not perform repairs, floor resurfacing & waxing, nor professional window or blind cleaning.

  • Non-toxic cleaning supplies upon request

CLEANING FOR EXTRA LARGE HOMES

"ULTIMATE BEAUTY - SPRARKLING CLEAN"

From:

$500 - $1000

  • 5,000 square foot homes + larger

  • Non-toxic cleaning supplies upon request

  • Estimate in person for deep cleaning, windows and shampooing carpet upon request.

DEEP CLEANING

"SPRING CLEAN ALL YEAR"

From:

$200

  • Great for first time clients or homes that have not been professionally cleaned in a while.

  • Cleaning includes ovens, inside refrigerators, vacuuming behind furniture, and more.

  • Non-toxic cleaning supplies upon request.

VACATION RENTAL &

POST CONSTRUCTION 

"5 STAR HOTEL CLEAN"

From:

$200

  • Starting prices reflect homes that have been professionally maintained on a regular basis.

  • Non-toxic cleaning supplies upon request

 
Santa Barbara Maid Service

“Sophie's French Maids exceeded my expectations in every way. My house has never felt cleaner and I find it so much easier to keep it clean with their monthly service. I really appreciate how they focus on the details- light switches, top of the fridge, door knobs and more!"

Frequently asked questions

How does your service work?


Myself, the owner operator plus assistant (s)will come to your home. Before we clean your home, we will evaluate your cleaning needs and determine a resonable flat fee for our services based on a maximum number of hours. If additional cleaning or special projects require additional cleaning hours beyond our estimate, we will inform you of these fees prior to the next scheduled appointment in order to allow for the additional time needed to address those issues. It is very simple: I take a look at your place, give you an estimate, you sign the authorization and agreement contract (during that time I will ask you simple questions as : "anything I should be aware of? already broken items/pre existing conditions? not very incommon to have an faulty door on an applicance, blind, derailled doors, insteady shelves etc, ELECTRONICS : warning with modums, internet boxes etc. PETS: indoor/outdoor pet, excessive barking, potentially vicious animals, gated area allocated for the pet. ENTRANCE DOOR SAFETY : how you want us to lock the door or exit the house? Once everyhting is establised and understood we start the job, at some point I will request you to inspect it to make sure everything is satisfactory and your expectations are met. You write your iniatials/sign for final approval. We can schedule a next cleaning visit at that point with a final fee for maintenace cleaning (at that point I will point out the special projects we noticed). We accept cash, check, Venmo- free of charge- Major CC with Square 3% fee or Paypal. After we have a established relationship, I normally text/call you to remind you of the following day visit/ this goes without saying that we have already discussed an arrangement for accesing your home- (if you plan to be absent)- It is very important that you let me know how the house will be accessible : example code to get in the front door, entrust me with a copy of the key, hidden key spot, alarm code, names of pet or roomates or any persons present in the house during the visit. Let's secure how payment is made you have a selction of choice : payment by cash/check will be waiting for us in the house or prepaid in advance whatever you have chosen. The person in charge of signing the contract and paying me will be the actual legal client who I report and answer any questions. That person must be 18 of age or older. I will do a follow up check up after the cleaning just to make sure everything is ok with that same person who signed the contract and cheked the final job. We guarrantee our job within 24 hours. If in case we missed an area please let me know right away then we can come back to correct this error. Beyond 24 hours then let's discuss an eventual correction for future visits as a form of credit for an future visit or making up for it as adding an extra complementary project. Please REMENBER THERE IS NO REFUND POLICY FOR THE HOURS WE HAVE ALREADY WORKED. In extremely rare cases an accident occurs we inform you right away. WE NEED 24 hours for any cancellation of an schedule visit. Note that after 2 times-(two Grace periods), I will charge you $100 for late cancellation. If you cancel the visit while we are driving to your home or when we arrrive at your house we can not clean your place this is a full visit fee unless a force of nature please give me 48 hours of notice generally speaking. You are responsable to let me know if your street will be close the day of visit, plumber/electrician/handyman/any contractors coming the same day unless they will NOT interfere with our normal routine visit. We are completely ok to work around you while you are sick so we appreciate if there is no late cancellation for sickness. The client usually stays in his/her room/office so we skipp it and do some extra cleaning somewhere else.




Do we bring our own supplies and equipment?


We bring our own cleaning supplies. These comprise sprays, wipes, polishes, bleach, etc that are found at traditional supermarkets. We can bring organic cleaning supplies upon advanced request, but please be aware that organic cleaning products do not always clean as effectively as traditional cleaning products. We are happy to use any products you may prefer and already have in your home. We have our own equipment necessary to provide you with excellent cleaning. We are always happy to use your equipment upon request. (i.e. use your vacuum.) Please note: We are not liable for repair and maintenance of your equipemnt/appliances.




Are we licensed, bonded and insured?


Yes indeed we are insured, licensed and bonded & I must add that after over 30 years of providing outstanding housecleaning, we have never had a claim with our insurance.




How do I schedule an appointment?


The fastest most efficient way to schedule a first time housecleaning appointment is to call us directly. Please call 805-451-1291. Once we have established a client relationship, text messaging is great UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY THEN CALL ME. Sometimes soon, you will be able to book on line for your appointement however we expect a phone call for introduction and details. Thank you.




How expensive will it be to clean my home?


For the first time, we clean your home is approximately $200-$250. This first time fee provides a deeper cleaning. We offer also the Deluxe cleaning for $500 if it is want you prefer. We will use our first visit to establish your cleaning needs as well as determine which, if any, special projects may be needed, such as cleaning baseboards, woodwork or inside of cabinets. After that initial visit, the cost is less per visit. I normally let you know the cost if you hire us on a regular basis for the future. Visit fees are paid at the time of the service. I will keep your credit card on file for recurring services & clients who live out of town (who can not be present to meet me) or request payment on your Venmo account. Special projects will be addressed on very often we are able to combine all projects in only one visit IF the house has been proprely mainteaned & prep for our arrival as pickup up things from the floors & flat surfaces, clearing the dirty dishes from the sink, folding laundry & put away etc then we focus on scrubbing, dissinfecting, polishing, mopping etc...




What services are excluded from standard house cleaning services?


Special projects are cleaning services that require additional focus and cleaning time. They should be integrated into a regular cleaning plan. For example, we may identify certain areas of your home, such ovens, bbq's, guesthouse, inside cabinets, woodwork or under the cluttered beds or behind appliances, dusting high reached shelves, treating leather couches, etc that need extra attention. Our goal is to bring your home to a level of cleanliness that over time will be easier for you to maintain. Because special projects require additional time they need to be spread out over a series of visits. Examples of services that are outside of standard housecleaning include: cleaning walls, dismantling of light fixtures to clean insides, shampooing carpets, two-story house exterior windows, picking up animal droppings, pressure washing outdoor patios, balconies, and patio furniture. Please note that houses that are exessively cluttered or where hoarding has occured require specialized professional cleaning services.




Do I have to be at home during a cleaning visit?


Yes for the first visit only (or someone over 18 years of age who will be responsable to sign and check the final job & pay). This is necessary to ensure that we have provided the appropriate price quote and meet your expectations before we leave. If you can not be present then there must be a person in the house over 18 years of age to sign the contract/check the job/pay/inform me of anything related to the house. We guarrantee our job for 24 hours so call me and let me know if we miss an area we will gladly return- Please note that we do NOT refund any fee already paid for hours already worked. Once we have established our regular relationship, we prefer that we clean when clients and pets are out of the home. We want you to come home to that "Five-Star Hotel" clean home! For vacation rentals, we can set up appropriate pricing, expecations, and pre-payment via phone or email. For clients out of town, we must have the credit card on file before we start the job.




How long have you been cleaning homes in Santa Barbara?


We are a locally-owned independent business. We have been cleaning homes in Santa Barbara for 28 years.




What services don't you do? EXCLUSIONS


We provide standard cleaning for homes of all types. This traditionally includes dusting, wiping surfaces, disinfecting and scrubbing bathrooms, vacuuming, mopping, cobweb removal, polishing wood floors, mirrors, empyting trash cans. If your propriety needs specail need we offer the Deluxe cleaning but make sure to request it during phone conversation. We partner with local professional service providers for services outside the scope of standard house cleaning: Professional services get involved for : windows, super dirty blinds, carpets shampooing, steaming walls, floor stripping and scubbing of large tile floors, steam cleaning for walls, outdooors furniture, patios, draperies, couches and chairs. (We only surface vacuum carpet & upholstery furniture). Resurfacing bath tubs with years of build up calcium. Power washing can make a huge difference for specific things and with great results. We do not pick up animal excrement/clean vomit. Super excessive debris and trash on floors, rat droppings, oil stains in driveway or garage etc... We have a list of referrals based on our 30 years of business and working with professional service providors. We believe in supporting locally-owned businesses, together we create a stronger community. We recommend Schulman Window Cleaning for all of your professional window and screen cleaning. 805-259-5255




How ready does my home need to be before your visit?


Our goal is to ensure that your home is clean which specifically refers to disinfecting, wiping, washing, polishing, vacuuming, etc. We do not provide laundry services generaly speaking, including washing and folding of clothing- unless we already have an agreement as for a vacation rental - if client has a washer/dryer in the house) or an agreed exemption as far as laundry and ironning. Our expectation is that your home is generally tidy, so that we may focus our cleaning efforts on the details needed for a clean home as well as the special projects needed for the long-term maintenance of your home. Unless we have an establised relationship where laundry/folding/ironing has been discussed and added to the regular fee.




Does move out cleaning include hauling?


No. You must have your home empty when we arrive, including the refrigerator and freezer. All trash must be discarded. We will take care of the cleaning to ensure that you get your cleaning deposit back from your landlord. Our job is guaranteed for 24 hours after the service.




Are we COVID-19 safety compliant?


Yes! We are CDC corona virus compliant. We are commited to your safety. We wear masks and gloves and disinfect our equipment after each use. To avoid cross contamination, we prefer to use your own vacuum.




Do we offer same day service and weekend service?


We work by reservation only unless we have a cancellation so we can gladly offer same day emergency service or weekend service. We are a small family company- Owner operated.




What is the DELUXE cleaning?


This is for a large propriety ( over 3000 sq) that requests detailed long intensive hours appointemnt for meticulous and high expectation client. We can spend almost an entire day and the cost is about $500/1000. I will give a "in person estimate" to meet the client/house manager and discuss the project with possibly involving the window cleaner/carpet cleaner.




Can I book a cleaning visit on line?


Yes you can! however call us for confirmation and details of the job you have booked or ready to book. Shamppo carpet cleaning, window cleaning & organization projects are not uncluded in the fee you see on line.





 
 
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Locally owned and operated in Santa Barbara since 1990, Sophie's French 

Maids has been providing our customers 

with the utmost attention and care. 

Our owner operated business model 

allows us to give you a personalized 

level of service that can't be matched.

We feel that supporting locally owned 

businesses creates a stronger community.

 

Let us show you why our

customers love us.

 

Studio/One Bedroom (400 to 700 sq. ft.)

Base prices reflect homes that have been cleaned professionally on regular basis. We bring our own cleaning supplies. Since every home is unique, all prices subject to onsite inspection of home to be cleaned. ​

 

*Prices vary depending on how much furniture, decorative items and general pickup required before cleaning. Homes that have not been professionally cleaned in more than 6 months may be subject to an up-charge depending on the extent of cleaning required.

Initial

Cleaning

Maintenance Cleaning

Deep Cleaning

Vacation 

Rental

Move In/

Move Out

After

Party

From $200

From $80

From $150

From $150

From $150

From $100

2 Bedroom - 1/2 Bath (700-900 sq. ft.)

Base prices reflect homes that have been cleaned professionally on regular basis. We bring our own cleaning supplies. Since every home is unique, all prices subject to onsite inspection of home to be cleaned. ​

 

*Prices vary depending on how much furniture, decorative items and general pickup required before cleaning. Homes that have not been professionally cleaned in more than 6 months may be subject to an up-charge depending on the extent of cleaning required

Initial

Cleaning

Maintenance Cleaning

Deep Cleaning

Vacation 

Rental

Move In/

Move Out

After

Party

From $200

From $95

From $100

From $110

From $140

From $100

3 Bedroom - 2/3 Bath (1000-1500 sq. ft.)

Base prices reflect homes that have been cleaned professionally on regular basis. We bring our own cleaning supplies. Since every home is unique, all prices subject to onsite inspection of home to be cleaned. ​

 

*Prices vary depending on how much furniture, decorative items and general pickup required before cleaning. Homes that have not been professionally cleaned in more than 6 months may be subject to an up-charge depending on the extent of cleaning required.

Initial

Cleaning

Maintenance Cleaning

Deep Cleaning

Vacation 

Rental

Move In/

Move Out

After

Party

From $200

From $100

From $120

From $130

From $150

From $150

4 Bedroom/2-3 Bath (1500-2000 sq. ft.)

Base prices reflect homes that have been cleaned professionally on regular basis. We bring our own cleaning supplies. Since every home is unique, all prices subject to onsite inspection of home to be cleaned. ​

 

*Prices vary depending on how much furniture, decorative items and general pickup required before cleaning. Homes that have not been professionally cleaned in more than 6 months may be subject to an up-charge depending on the extent of cleaning required.

Initial

Cleaning

Maintenance Cleaning

Deep Cleaning

Vacation 

Rental

Move In/

Move Out

After

Party

From $250

From $110

From $130

From $150

From $150

From $175

5 Bedroom/4-5 Bath (2000-2500+ sq. ft.)

Base prices reflect homes that have been cleaned professionally on regular basis. We bring our own cleaning supplies. Since every home is unique, all prices subject to onsite inspection of home to be cleaned. ​

 

*Prices vary depending on how much furniture, decorative items and general pickup required before cleaning. Homes that have not been professionally cleaned in more than 6 months may be subject to an up-charge depending on the extent of cleaning required.

Initial

Cleaning

Maintenance Cleaning

Deep Cleaning

Vacation 

Rental

Move In/

Move Out

After

Party

From $280

From $150

From $180

From $195

From $180

From $175

CONCIERGE SERVICES

We also offer concierge service or  recommendations for all types of additional professional services that are outside of the scope of standard cleaning services. Ask us about: Carpet Cleaners, Window Washers, Professional Blind Cleaners, Floor Stripping, Waxing, & Bath Tub/Shower Resurfacing Companies, and Handymen.

Claudine Trabuc

Sophie's French Maids

1 (805) 451-1291

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