VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

In-Town Retreat with Pool; Summer Weeks Still Available!

You sent a message to this owner.

Private 40-foot lap pool with jacuzzi at the end


Last updated: 01/10/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Downtown house description

Welcome to your own serene and private holiday resort. If you have a minimum of one week for your Santa Barbara stay, come to Casa dei Fiori--our 'house of flowers.' This very special Spanish-style bungalow has been recently remodeled to provide every luxury comfort for your special time in beautiful Santa Barbara—in a location convenient to the beach, and all the restaurants and cultural amenities that make Santa Barbara such a wonderful place to visit.

Located in the “upper east” area in downtown Santa Barbara, you will be able walk to restaurants, shopping and famous landmarks such as the Santa Barbara Mission (six blocks away), the Museum of Art, the world-famous Courthouse, the Lobero Theatre and the Presidio complex.

But you also might like to…
• Relax in front of one of three wood burning fireplaces (one out on the large, private terracotta tile patio) or
• Take a swim in the 40 X 10 foot lap pool, or
• Savor a glass of wine while you soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi tub.

The house is cozy, yet comfortably designed for easy living. The large new master suite on the second floor provides quiet privacy. A small study or nursery adjoins the master bedroom along with an expansive bath and walk-in closet. Restful colors of the sea and sand will soothe your mind and open your soul. And a balcony off the master is there for you to enjoy your morning coffee while you gaze down on the flowering garden.

Downstairs you will find two additional bedrooms: one with queen bed and a sizeable closet, the other with a brand new, double-bed size high quality fold-out couch (no iron rungs under your back!), along with an artfully designed second bath. All linens are provided as well as beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, and a beach umbrella.

The living room, separate formal dining room, and expansive family room with breakfast area provide plenty of space to relax and entertain. And the state-of-the art kitchen (granite counters; Viking, Sub-Zero, Miele appliances; Cuisinart, Nespresso) is fully equipped and a cook’s paradise.

A 42” HDTV, CD/DVD player, and stereo receiver are ready to entertain you. And of course, the wi-fi system provides high-speed internet access throughout the house.

What more can you possibly desire? Come to beautiful “Casa dei Fiori.”

Keywords: House


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Pool/spa have an electric cover for child safety. Be sure to close it when the pool is not in use!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            Large upstairs bedroom with ensuite luxury bath. Private...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Restful colors, duvet on the bed, large closet...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Calm sea green colors suggest the beach. Walk-in closet. ...moreless

          • King size beds (1) In gracious master suite, large king bed with duvet and lots of comfy pillows, Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom #2 contains queen bed, dresser, expansive closet., Twin or Single Beds (2) Bedroom #3 has a full-size convertible sofa--high end foam mattress that sleeps one, possibly two, a dresser, and a small walk-in closet, Baby Cribs (1) A portable crib can be provided, on request. Crib fits nicely into a small study/nursery off the upstairs master bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Large luxury bath; double sinks; en-suite spacious closet...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Artful tile and bowl sink; abundant beach and bath towels...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This home is fresh and open from front to back. But its charms are well hidden from the street. Located on a quiet side street in one of the most charming areas in Santa Barbara, this home has been designed to provide every comfort. In addition to the rooms described above, there is a dining area in the kitchen/family room as well as a small formal dining room that seats six....moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Netflix and HBO-Go available on Roku....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Sonos speakers in multiple rooms. You can connect and play from your smartphone or tablet using Sonos App....moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    Our house is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, movie theatres--about a 20 - 25 minute walk. Also a few restaurants, and a lovely coffee lunch spot within 6 blocks. An easy walk!...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    Three fireplaces--one out on the patio for cozy outdoor dining. Firewood provided....moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    Gas and wood will burn in family room as well as the outdoor, patio fireplace...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Forced-air gas furnace...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Beautiful duvets on all beds; high-end towels and linens...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Formal living room in addition to a large family room...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    One space on the street available...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Driveway parking available ...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Land line with local calling available....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Full set of towels for each occupant as well as beach towels available...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Secure wi-fi network available throughout the house....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Living room fireplace prefers easy to use, pre-fab logs...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Nice Cuisinart K-cup coffee maker as well as programmable drip machine. Also Nespresso!...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All kitchen amenities provided including Cuisinart, Le Creuset, and Calphalon. Barbecue accessories also available....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher:

                    Quiet Miele with it's own water softening unit....moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen with all stainless steel, high-end appliances. Viking stove; Sub-Zero 36' refrigerator; quiet Bosch dishwasher. Beautiful granite counter tops are complimented by custom decorative tile work and easy to clean tile floor. A cook's dream....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven


                  • Balcony:

                    Off the master bedroom; furnished with two chairs and a small table--perfect for morning coffee or a late night drink....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large Saltillo tile patio with seating for up to 6 people . Market umbrellas and a lovely pergola provide shade. Behind the patio, walk down the flagstone garden path to lap pool and in-ground jacuzzi with jets...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Many courses in the area; municipal course less than one mile from our house...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Available for rent in downtown Santa Barbara near the wharf....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautiful garden with succulents, roses, jasmine, and more. Changes with the seasons....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    New, large-capacity natural gas Weber BBQ--no propane tanks to replace!...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Boogie boards, beach toys available....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Hot Tub:

                    In-ground spa within the pool; heats up very nicely up to 106 degrees!...moreless

                  • Private Pool:

                    40 X 10 foot lap pool; fairly shallow (4 - 5') so it stays warm in summer. Good for children who can swim. Diving forbidden!...moreless



                  Write a review 5
                  from 10 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Easter Week
                  Mar 28 - Apr 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  High Season
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Thanksgiving and Christmas
                  Nov 14 - Jan 9, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
                  • Cleaning $150
                  • Tax Rate 12%


                  Initial payment of $1500 will serve as both a rental deposit as well as the damage deposit, which I hold in escrow until after you leave the property. Full rent plus the 12 % local occupancy tax is payable 30 days before the rental period commences.

                  Please wait... Pay with confidence

                  Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Last updated: 01/10/2015
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
                  1.25 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Downtown Santa Barbara
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US 101
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Los Agaves Mexican
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Arroyo Burro Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  Our house is in a quiet residential area of 'downtown' Santa Barbara. The beautiful Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden are a ten-minute walk from our house--or less than five minutes by car. You can also walk--about 20 - 25 minutes--down to the beautiful Santa Barbara courthouse or the Museum of Art and Public Library. We walk downtown all the time!

                  And if you don't feel like walking back, it's easy to hop on the State Street bus #6 or 11, which stops a block from our house.

                  Also close by are the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and the SB Botanical Garden--best reached by car.

                  We are also a 10-minute drive from several beaches; 15 minutes from the Marina.

                  Favorite spots: The Boathouse restaurants at Hendry's beach--a real hotspot about 10 minutes by car from our house; Hendry's beach itself--a long, wide stretch of beach where you can walk for miles. Wonderful for children; The El Encanto Hotel for a sunset drink--about five minutes by car, and watching the pelicans dive out on Stearn's Wharf while sipping a cocktail at the restaurant. We also especially love the Natural History Museum which has exceptional exhibits of local birds and wildlife as well as a real whale skeleton! Santa Barbara is a very special place. We feel so fortunate to have a home there.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1994

                  About the owner: We are college professors in New York and have owned our Santa Barbara house as a second home for 21 years. We met here in Santa Barbara in the mid-1970's while teaching at UCSB. We later moved back East and for the past 15 years have been teaching at New York University. But we knew we wanted to retire in Santa Barbara--a little piece of paradise. We now consider our house here a true home and not a 'rental unit.' We especially love the quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the beautiful Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden.

                  Why the Owner Chose Downtown:
                  I loved this house immediately when we first started looking in 1993. The street is very quiet--not a lot of through traffic, and the back garden is large. I wanted to build a pool someday--and now that dream is a reality in our beautiful 40 X 10 foot lap pool and spa. Since the years of drought here in California don't seem to be coming to an end, I am now in the process of re-designing our lovely back garden to use more succulents and low-water native plants. I love to garden!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We remodeled the entire house a few years ago, adding an upstairs master suite and large family room at the back of the house, In addition, we put in a splendid new back yard with the pool, spa, and outdoor fireplace. I love that I am able to sit outside at all times of the year and enjoy the quiet, the garden, and then walk into town to enjoy all of the charming amenities in Santa Barbara. Long walks on the beach are the best!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english



                  • Private 40-foot lap pool with jacuzzi at the end

                    Private 40-foot lap pool with jacuzzi at the end

                  • Large, completely private tile patio with wood-burning fireplace and lap pool

                    Large, completely private tile patio with wood-burning fireplace and lap pool

                  • Pathway out to the pool

                    Pathway out to the pool

                  • Cozy newly furnished living room with third fireplace!

                    Cozy newly furnished living room with third fireplace!

                  • Breakfast area

                    Breakfast area

                  • Brand new kitchen--all high-end appliances

                    Brand new kitchen--all high-end appliances

                  • Luxurious master bath with large glass-enclosed shower and deep soaking tub

                    Luxurious master bath with large glass-enclosed shower and deep soaking tub

                  • Queen bedroom

                    Queen bedroom

                  • Bedroom/study with high-end fold out couch

                    Bedroom/study with high-end fold out couch

                  • Dine al fresco next to the wood-burning firplace

                    Dine al fresco next to the wood-burning firplace

                  • Back patio and plantings--jasmine in bloom!

                    Back patio and plantings--jasmine in bloom!

                  • View of the patio and fireplace looking back to pool

                    View of the patio and fireplace looking back to pool

                  • Large comfortable family room opens to the private patio; dining for 6

                    Large comfortable family room opens to the private patio; dining for 6

                  • Full dining room looks out on side garden

                    Full dining room looks out on side garden

                  • Master bedroom--your soothing retreat

                    Master bedroom--your soothing retreat

                  • Artful first-floor bath

                    Artful first-floor bath

                  • Bedroom/study--gets lots of afternoon sun!

                    Bedroom/study--gets lots of afternoon sun!

                  VRBO #135642

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, January 25, 2015

                  $3,050 - $3,250 per week (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  • Sleeps
                  • Bedrooms
                  • Bathrooms
                  • Property type
                  • Reviews
                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within a few days
                  • Response rate: 70%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/10/2015
                  Email owner

                  (917) 656-7485 (New York, USA)

                  Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                  Get it now


                  Share this property via Email

                  in-Town Retreat with Pool; SUMMER WEEKS STILL AVAILABLE!

                  Santa Barbara #135642

                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 5

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.