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Last updated: 10/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Downtown house description

Unique property with main house and cottage which both open onto lush outdoor space offering both privacy and intimacy. Lush terraced gardens include Weber outdoor grill,gas firepit, a kitchen center with sink,and Mexican tiled counter tops to facilitate outdoor meals. The outdoor shower is intertwined with jasmine, heirloom roses, and dahlias that have been maturing for over 40 years. Elegant plantings with orange, lemon, grapefruit, avocado, banana, and cherimoya trees cascade three levels from the house to adjacent cottage.

The newly renovated main house is both airy and luminous, with Brazilian Koa floors and recessed lighting throughout. The main house features three bedrooms with 400 count thread sheets, and tasteful decor.Two bedrooms also have views and access to gardens with 6’ sliders and patios. A top of the line, fully equipped kitchen includes granite counter tops with stainless steel appliances and Bosch dishwasher and center aisle cook top with separate convection oven and microwave. The master bath includes travertine marble tiling throughout with double sinks, and spacious shower area. The open floor plan boasts a step down living room with Colorado stone fireplace, exotic wood mantle and flat screen television.

The charming two bedroom guest cottage,'formally a historic dance studio' has two levels with floor to ceiling divided light windows. A retro-style kitchen contains an Overland 1930’s stove, breakfast bar, and birch dining table. The king bedroom, and living room both have a bright, airy ambiance that brings the outdoors in with glass sliders out to bottom level of terraced patio. A queen bed is located in the second bedroom. A separate office and laundry area bridge the gap between the two units.
This tropical oasis is situated 1 ½ miles to East Beach, the Santa Barbara Children’s Zoo, Stern’s Wharf, and downtown Santa Barbara. Within walking distance to the Municipal tennis courts and Montecito golf course. Montecito is ¼ mile down the road with unique boutiques and restaurants.

Keywords: House with Separate Cottage


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


          • Books:

            Large selection is in the Cottage....moreless

          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • Television:

            Both T.V's have Dish Network--Netflicks and Amazon available in Main House with Roku....moreless


              • Family


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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Main house seats 8-//cottage seats 4. Both also have breakfast bar's and stools....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Heating:

                Gas in both...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Yes,in both...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Yes,both have large sectionals and sitting areas....moreless

              • Parking:

                4 + spaces in driveway as well as street parking....moreless


              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                2-Both properties have full kitchens. Main house is a chefs dream...moreless

              • Microwave:


              • Oven:

                Cottage,antique Overlander gas stove....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2)Refrigerator Main house has large side by side....moreless

              • Stove:

                Main house has Bosh cooktop and convection oven. ...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Yes, in both...moreless


              • Deck / Patio:

                Multi level super beautiful plantings....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa


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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • cleaning both houses $150 + tax
              • Tax Rate 12%

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 10/28/2014
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              10 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              SBA Santa Barbara Airport
              4 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Dozen's on State Street
              85 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Both ferry's and Cruise terminals in Long Beach
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Many piblic courses
              4 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrack Santa Barbara
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              The '101' Highway
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              100 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Mountain High
              2 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              East Beach or Butterfly Beach

              Central to everything in Santa Barbara.

              Beaches are amazing. Mountains equally beautiful.

              Great variety of restaurants and prices. Walking distance to Grocery Stores, gourmet coffee shops, upscale shopping, bakeries, P.O., hair salon, yoga etc.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About the owner: Former tennis pro and massage professional. Love orange,lemon, and graprfruit trees on site. I grew up in Chicago and currently spend 1/2 of each year in Vermont and the other half in Santa Barbara.

              Why the Owner Chose Downtown:
              Super central location with 2 separate houses on parcel.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Private multi-level yard.A vast number of trees and flowers. A little bit of heaven.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • Stairs To Main House

                Stairs To Main House

              • Master Bedroom Patio, Front of House

                Master Bedroom Patio, Front of House

              • Kitchen Area Main House

                Kitchen Area Main House

              • Living Room Main House

                Living Room Main House

              • Master Bedroom King Bed Main House

                Master Bedroom King Bed Main House

              • Bathroom Main House

                Bathroom Main House

              • Rear Patio Main House

                Rear Patio Main House

              • Cottage Kitchen

                Cottage Kitchen

              • King Bed in Cottage With Sliders To Orange trees and Patio

                King Bed in Cottage With Sliders To Orange trees and Patio

              • Chez Jardin

                Chez Jardin

              • Living Room Cottage

                Living Room Cottage

              • Cottage Bathroom

                Cottage Bathroom

              • Front Door Main House

                Front Door Main House

              • Dining Area Main House

                Dining Area Main House

              • Gourmet Kitchen Main House

                Gourmet Kitchen Main House

              • Queen Bedroom Main House

                Queen Bedroom Main House

              • Queen Bedroom Main House

                Queen Bedroom Main House

              • Main House Patio

                Main House Patio

              • Cottage Patio

                Cottage Patio

              • Cottage Dining

                Cottage Dining

              • Queen Bedroom In Cottage

                Queen Bedroom In Cottage

              • Living Room Cottage

                Living Room Cottage

              • Trumpet Vines On Cottage

                Trumpet Vines On Cottage

              • Walkway Leading To Cottage

                Walkway Leading To Cottage

              VRBO #184584

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

              $549 per night (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 10/28/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2007
              Speaks: english
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