Award Winning Craftsman Cottage-Walk or Bike Downtown-Outdoor Dining
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
DownTown cottage description
THANKSGIVING SPECIAL: Take $100 off your stay of 1 week (Stays between Nov. 23 - Dec. 1).
Nestled off the street, this cozy cottage offers a true retreat feel, with being downtown. Five minutes to the beach & ten blocks to downtown, you can walk or bus anywhere. Spacious accommodation with luxurious bedding and an all new kitchen and bath make for a pristine experience with all the comforts of home.
Additionally there is a private outdoor area for 'fresco' dining and barbecuing or just taking in the sun. The living room boasts plenty of comfortable seating as well as a 40' large screen HDTV and wireless Internet. A gas fireplace to provide a wonderful ambiance. The 900 sq ft make this the perfect size for a group of four or a romantic retreat for a couple. Two bedrooms both have queen beds complete with luxury bedding and down comforters.
Set in its own garden setting this private cottage has off-street parking and its own private fenced yard. Relax under the flowering trees and take in the wonderful California weather.
Guest Comments in guest book: 'Wendy, Thank you very much for the wonderful accommodations. Everything was just as we expected and more!' '- Stephanie E., Los Angeles, CA, 09/07/2009;
'Great location Great furniture and grounds house had everything we needed, very comfortable ' - Brian G., Austin, TX, 08/26/2009
'Simply perfect, we loved the house, the yard and the location!' Courtney O., Denver CO, 9/18/2009
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Newly tiled up to date bathroom.
- Additional outdoor dining table with umbrella and four chairs in a private, fenced yard which can be gated. The kitchen is deluxe with granite counters and all appliances and utensils you would need, including spices. NOW 'COFFEE BEAN AND TEA LEAF' ESPRESSO MACHINE AND MILK FROTHER PROVIDED. Make your own latte and espresso with the push of a button and enjoy the beautiful morning on the front porch in the sun. The living room has plenty of comfortable seating with a Large HD Screen TV and DVD and stereo. For Weekly Guests only: Two beach cruiser bicycles can be provided for a pre-arranged three hour time period for an additonal security deposit. ($60 value)...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
sports and adventure activities
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Iron & Board
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Coffee Grinder
- Pantry Items
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Small Cooler
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Furniture
- Porch Furniture
ReviewsWrite a review
Highly Recomended RetreatGuest comment entered by manager
Highly Recomended Retreat
We spent a week at This Santa Barbara Craftsman Cottage in September. Everything was welcoming from the moment we arrived. The cottage is very private, quiet and wonderful to return to after a day on the beach or a day wine tasting. The linens were luxurious and the beds comfortable. I would recommend this retreat for anyone visiting Santa Barbara.
- Guest Barb S., Oletha, KS
- Date of stay 09/25/13
- Review Submitted 10/03/13
Lovely CottageGuest comment entered by manager
"Lovely Cottage" We had a great time in Santa Barbara. The cottage was lovely. My in-laws and wife enjoyed the accommodations. Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy. The cottage was significantly superior experience and homely feel as compared to a hotel room. Truly a great stay. Hope to return for a longer stay in the near future.
- Guest Jerry T., Claremont, CA
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Comfortable BedsGuest comment entered by manager
We loved your place! It was quiet, clean, the beds were comfortable, and it was a perfect size for the four of us. It was an easy drive to State Street, the beach, and other places of interest. We would be happy to stay there again. The place is great. Thanks again!
- Guest Tai C., CA
- Date of stay 08/02/12
- Review Submitted 08/06/12
Better Than A High Quality HotelGuest comment entered by manager
Better Than A High Quality Hotel
A lovely little cottage in a convenient location. Fully equipped with everything you need in a vacation home and more! Lots of thoughtful touches like good supply of towels, hair drier, soaps, coffee beans and 2 coffee makers. Better than a high quality hotel. Lots of helpful information provided by Wendy. I recommend this cottage to anyone looking for an oasis in Santa Barbara.
- Guest FK and Family, London, UK
- Date of stay 07/18/12
- Review Submitted 07/23/12
Perfect! Perfect!, Perfect!Guest comment entered by manager
Perfect! Perfect!, Perfect!
Thank you Wendy! Your home was Perfect! Perfectly maintained, perfectly furnished with anything one could need to cook a meal, to sit outside in the garden patio area with a glass of wine and cheese, and a perfect ambience for a family to become re-acquainted after many years, to enjoy each others company for a life event such as my nieces graduation from UCSB! All my family could say to me for finding your vacation home retreat was "this home is just Perfect"! I can never express enough of our appreciation except that when we come to Santa Barbara for another stay...we will be back to stay in your Cottage!
- Guest Gaye W., Pam P., Redding & Eureka, CA
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Perfect place for a relaxing stay!
Perfect place for a relaxing stay!
My friend and I stayed for 3 days over a recent holiday weekend. I loved having a place to come home to. Wendy gets every last detail taken care of so all you have to do is relax! Another great thing is that it's a short walk to McConnell's.
- Guest Karen F.
- Date of stay 05/27/12
- Review Submitted 06/17/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Just PerfectGuest comment entered by manager
Dear Wendy, We were pleasantly surprised when we pulled up to your cottage. Just perfect for our weekend celebration. Our housemates just found out they're having a baby girl & we are getting married in a few short months--perfect time to celebrate. Thanks for sharing your home for our special weekend!
- Guest Tristin K., San Diego, CA
- Date of stay 10/09/11
- Review Submitted 10/17/11
Comfort, Warmth. in a Lovely SpaceGuest comment entered by manager
Comfort, Warmth. in a Lovely Space
Dear Wendy, Thanks for hosting us so well without ever meeting you! All we wanted was here: comfort, warmth (very!) and a lovely space from which we could enjoy Santa Barbara in our week here. It's a lovely home, in a lovely town--thanks again! Will recommend and hope to return...
- Guest The R Family, Northamptonshire, England
- Date of stay 10/17/11
- Review Submitted 10/17/11
Perfect PlaceGuest comment entered by manager
This place was perfect. It was spacious, clean, and well appointed. Everything you could need was provided, right down to whole bean coffee with grinder/maker. It was also child-proofed and came with a pack-and-play and high-chair. Our 9 month-old loved it! I will definitely use again if I come to Santa Barbara.
- Guest Rowan M.
- Date of stay 09/11/11
- Review Submitted 09/14/11
Guest comment entered by manager
The cottage is lovely, well-equipped, and its location is just perfect. We had a nice and comfortable stay in Santa Barbara. We visited a lot and did many activities: --Surf at Santa Claus Lane beach --Horseback riding at Circle Bar B Ranch --Shopping at Camarillo outlets State Street is nice shopping area too. There are also many good restaurants. For groceries, we went to Ralph's and Gelson's Market. There is also a Von's. Thanks Wendy!
- Guest Carine D.
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 08/15/11
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|Early Winter (holidays higher)
Nov 1 - Jan 4, 2014
2 night min stay
Notes: Ask about a special rate for only two people.
|Winter (holidays higher)
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2014
2 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 14, 2014
2 night min stay
May 15 - Sep 15, 2014
5 night min stay
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Fees and Taxes:
- Tax Rate 12%
- Cleaning $100
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Year Purchased: 1986
About: Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these areas with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests. We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way
Craftsman Cottage is a tucked away jewel in downtown Santa Barbara. Down a private driveway, this is an off-street location, not attached to any other property. Enclosed by hedges and greenery there is a tremendously private feel and quiet setting. A sunny open porch make relaxing the great Santa Barbara weather a pleasure
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Featuring outdoor and indoor dining areas there is plenty of room to stretch out. Families with young children love that the yard can be gated giving toddlers a great outdoor play area. Oak Park is a close walk with more for kids. With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay. Couples love the romantic setting of the cottage decor and the fireplace right under the great large screen TV in the living room.' A true retreat from which to begin your Santa Barbara adventures.
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Private yard off street nestled in the trees
Plenty of storage in the roomy master
Two bedrooms with queen beds and luxury linens
Plenty of comfortable seating in living area
Open airy greenery views from every window
Large kitchen with all the amenities of home
Private feel from every window.
Springtime flower showing!
Come home to your own outdoor private retreat!
Cozy deck for enjoying the flowering vines
Fresh country charm and bright airy rooms
Beautiful tile bath with tub/shower
Indoor and outdoor dining areas
Ambience of a gas fireplace as you watch HDTV
All the dishes and utensils you need for your stay.
Private yard with lounge chairs to enjoy California Sun in privacy
Great tree for flowers and shade!