Well Appointed Artist Home W/ Detached Studio - One Block to State St.
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gently tucked away off the busy streets of Downtown Santa Barbara, this relaxing modern artist retreat offers all the graceful comforts of home while stimulating the inner artist's need for elegant design and attention to detail.
Each room is filled with exceptional style and decor. A private
master suite occupies the second floor. The queen bed is covered with comfortable bedding and pillows to assure you a restful night's sleep. Plush linens appoint the master bathroom and guest bathrooms. The second bedroom has a queen fold-out sleeper and is adjacent to the office room and full bathroom as well.
This property offers a unique & private detached guest studio. This studio space has a queen sized Murphy bed, attached bathroom and small breakfast bar. This space can sleep 2 and is offered for an additional fee.
Get ready to whip up something amazing in the well-supplied kitchen, stocked with all the tools you'll need to create the comforts of home while you're away. The property also has a gas BBQ, expansive wrap-around patio deck with outdoor dining options, plus an outdoor shower to rinse off after a trip to the beach or a run or bike ride along the promenade.
This property is equipped with WiFi throughout, flat panel
televisions, and wireless speakers for your music, which is
compatible with most ipods. There is covered parking available, as well as beach towels and beach chairs.
Santa Barbara's most popular destinations for dining, shopping and entertainment are located one block away on State St. Take advantage of the close proximity by trying the local cuisine, or catching a show at the nearby and newly renovated Granada Theater. One taste of the Downtown lifestyle in this artist hideaway will have you returning again and again!
Keywords: Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, One block to State Street, Well appointed for Cooking and Relaxing. Wonderful indoor & Outdoor living space. Exceptional detached work space studio. Off Street parking available.
- 2 story
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- 1 queen
- Bedroom 2
- 1 sleep sofa /futon
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Covered Parking
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- His & Hers Bicycles with locks & Helmets provided
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Computer Available
- Tourist Attractions
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
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This place is amazing! We had to stay in the area for medical reasons (7 weeks in total) and this place was amazing. It was close to the doctors office and it was just very convenient. The owner and the property manager (Christina), bend backwards to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Also, they've thought of the smallest details on how to ensure that this place has everything, right down to the kitchen cutlery. If you are staying in Santa Barbara, highly recommend staying here over any other place.
- Guest Malik
- Date of stay 07/25/12
- Review Submitted 01/27/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
I had been through the ringer trying to book a house for the Memorial day weekend- other rental companies had either never gotten back to us, turned us down due to age (no one under 40), or raised the price by hundreds of dollars due to the holiday weekend. Thank goodness I found this house and Alpha Investment. I called Christina to inquire and she had the contract emailed to me in less than an hour. The rental process, check in, and check out were simple- and the house was PERFECT. Everything you could need was available, they even had condiments in the fridge! You can't beat location, we walked everywhere- even took a pedi cab back from downtown one night (due to heels, not distance) and the guy asked for the rental information because it was such a prime rental! Very artistic- but very comfortable. I have absolutely no complaints. Five stars- we were very happy renters.
- Guest k
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 06/04/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
We loved our stay at this Artist's Home - so beautifully and comfortably furnished with every amenity we could have wanted. Best of all was the incredible artwork collected by the late owner, a feminist , art curator and museum founder. It was a thrill and an honor to spend time in her home and experience her artistic sensibilities. Her library was extensive and so enjoyable.The location was perfect for walking into town for shopping and dining, and we took advantage of several spectacular hikes in the surrounding hills as well as exploring the architectural wonders in the neighborhoods. The photos of the house can't begin to show what a completely unique and special place this is. We really hope to stay here again.
- Guest katy and michael
- Date of stay 07/04/11
- Review Submitted 05/31/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
A great little cottage
A great little cottage
This house is so charming! It is even better than the pictures. It is bright and cheerful and extremely tastefully decorated and appointed. It is close to downtown and yet quiet and restful. Highly recommend.
- Guest Zsa
- Date of stay 03/17/12
- Review Submitted 05/23/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Exactly What We Needed!
Exactly What We Needed!
My husband, young daughter and I stayed here for 2 weeks while visiting family this past summer. This downtown bungalow was perfect. Being New Yorkers we're used to walking everywhere and to be able to be in Santa Barbara but still be able to walk to get a great coffee and the paper in the morning or walk to the amazing playground nearby, or the great little corner grocery store was such a comforting treat for us - not to mention walking home from a great dinner. The house is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and nothing you don't.
- Guest E+D
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 11/05/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Comfortable Retreat for Short or Long-term Stays
Comfortable Retreat for Short or Long-term Stays
My husband and I needed a place to stay for a month while relocating to Santa Barbara and searching for a more permanent home. This place was perfect for us! It was certainly "well-appointed" as in the description. The kitchen has every appliance and kitchen tool that you could ever need...some even better than we own ourselves! The flat-screen tv in the kitchen was nice, too. There are two great living spaces- one large living room complete with a small library of books and games; another smaller living space (also the second bedroom with pull-out couch) with a large flat screen tv and lots of channels to watch! The office was perfect for getting some work done. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom was very nice with plenty of storage and closet space for such a cozy room. We loved having the nice Weber grill (the same exact one that we personally own) to grill out many nights and enjoy our meals on the spacious deck and beautiful teak furniture. The location is great for taking walks and enjoying all that State Street has to offer. Only two cautions: 1) the driveway can be tricky to find from the street and is also extremely hard to navigate in and out of. We ended up parking our cars on the street the entire time and it wasn't a problem. 2) There is no AC, so during the warm summer nights we had during our stay, we were thankful that we had brought a fan with us! Christina Loring (the agent) was extremely helpful and immediately responsive when we had questions. We loved staying here and would recommend it to anyone.
- Guest Lauren
- Date of stay 08/05/11
- Review Submitted 09/29/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, the home is comfortable, cultured, charming, private, yet close to everything. I especially loved exploring the music library, books and artwork. The attention to detail was superb, everything one might need has been anticipated. I will most definitely stay here again when work brings me to town.
- Guest Elizabeth
- Date of stay 07/07/11
- Review Submitted 09/27/11
My husband and I use VRBO all the time - sometimes we're pleasantly surprised, sometimes we're underwhelmed. This home was fantastic - from the second you find the tucked in driveway to the landscaping outside, to the warm, welcoming interior - there's a sense that someone put love into every inch of this home. It was comfortable, colorful, a great place to entertain (not too many - maybe just one other couple). The art is beautiful and fascinating (was right up our alley) and definitely deserves a closer look. Practically - it's very well appointed, tvs in all the necessary rooms, great kitchenware, and it's very close to downtown so you can walk to restaurants in minutes. It's a little far from the beach - you'll need to bike or drive. All in all, this is not your typical Santa Barbara beach house - no seashells, no beach kitsch, just a place that feels like the home you've always wanted. We can't wait to go back.
- Guest LilyZ
- Date of stay 05/13/11
- Review Submitted 05/29/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Perfect home away from home!
Perfect home away from home!
We have stayed here for six weeks, and are perfectly happy with the place. Management s very helpful, and the location is great. It is sufficiently far away from the busy street to make it a quiet place, yet it is very centrally located, within easy walking distance from downtown, and one block away from the express bus to UCSB. The house is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. We appreciated not having to buy all the condiments you need for cooking, and also liked the selection of sharp knives. Did I mention that the house is tastefully decorated in a modern style? It is even nicer than on the pictures! And the outdoor shower is just lovely! We strongly recommend this place to anyone looking for a shorter or longer stay in Santa Barbara, and would love to come back!
- Guest Steinar & Karen
- Date of stay 03/07/11
- Review Submitted 04/16/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Guest comment entered by owner
"The place was absolutely wonderful, with everything we could have hoped for plus more. Just Beautiful. Our Friends from LA were looking for a place in the next few months and we will be sure to recommend this place. Good luck with the property - we hope to be back in the future!"
- Guest Annie & Anthony
- Date of stay 02/22/11
- Review Submitted 03/02/11
June 1 - August 31 .. $385/Nt + $100/Nt for Studio (optional) September 1 - November 30 .. $325/Nt + $100/nt for Studio (optional) December 1 - February 29 .. $325/Nt + $100/nt for Studio (optional) March 1 - May 31 .. $385/Nt + $100/Nt for Studio (optional) Holiday & Graduation..$420/Nt + $100/nt for Studio (optional) $4600 Monthly - $5600 Monthly to include optional Studio Space. 3 Nt Minimum Does Not Include Cleaning Cost, $1000 Deposit, 12% Lodging Taxes. 7 Nt Minimum for the Months of July & August
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The sunny back patio is great for an afternoon BBQ with Friends & Family
The Spacious & Open Kitchen area is the Preferred Gathering place in this Home
Relax by the Fire and enjoy One or Many of the Great Books on the Shelves
Flat Screen, Queen Bed & Direct Access to the Work Space & Private Full Bathroom
Private Master Bathroom with Standing Shower and Plush Linens
Entrance to Detached Guest Studio. *Offered at additional cost
bright and modern feel. *Offered at additional cost
Private & simple guest studio bathroom
This BBQ area is Just the Accompaniment to the Gourmet Kitchen & Outdoor Dining
Front entry path guides you right to the front door
Dedicated Guest off-street, covered parking space
The Well Appointed Gourmet Kitchen Opens to a gas BBQ and outdoor dining space
This Comfortable Living Room overlooks the Kitchen & Fireplace
Enjoy a Movie on the Big Screen! This Versatile room dubs as a 2nd Sleeper
The Private Master Suite's Queen bed is Sure to Provide a Restful Nights Sleep
This Comfortable Work space w/ Wi-Fi Allows you to Stay in Touch While Away
3rd bedroom in detached private studio space. *Offered at additional cost
The Murphy bed can fold up to provide additional living/work space
This Outdoor Shower is just the Place to Rinse off after a Long Day at the Beach
Beautiful front door entry to Main House at dusk.
Welcome! Enjoy your stay
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