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Gilbert House - Victorian Treasure in the Upper East

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Last updated: 07/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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Gilbert House - Victorian Treasure on the Upper East

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Turn back the clock to a more graceful time and experience the Old World charm of the Gilbert House. This turn of the century Craftsman home is located on a prominent corner within walking distance to the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens.
The surrounding neighborhood is dotted with other landmark estates, bungalows, and classic architecture, all set against the lush mature landscape in the historic Bungalow District.

Gilbert House was built in 1902 by Edward A. Gilbert, then President of Home Telephone and Telegraph Company. The home's interior carries with it a strong Victorian tradition throughout. As a featured property on the 2011 Pearl Chase Historic Homes Tour, Gilbert House is a monument to a bygone era.

The architecture boasts of grand tradition and the interiors are warm and comfortable. Luxury appointments such as fine linens, flat screen televisions, and modern appliances have brought the home into the 21st Century without sacrificing the authentic feel of this classic treasure.

A traditional Parlor greets guests in the grand entry, and sets the tone for a step back in time. A pass through to the Living Room reveals period furnishings such as Velvet settees, antique tables and chairs, and vintage lighting.

The Sunroom is perfect for afternoon tea with large picture windows overlooking the back yard. It is here that a framed black and white photo of the Gilberts presides over this, their favorite room in the home.

The Formal Dining Room is grand and welcoming. Large glass sliding doors lead to a covered loggia with white wicker love seats, creating a lovely garden backdrop to the stately feel of the room. In the well appointed Butler's Pantry, guests will choose from a variety of serving pieces and fine china to set a memorable holiday table, or an every day banquet.

The country style Kitchen with butcher block island and a Wolf range will surely be a favorite gathering place. Great meals begin here as the cupboards are stocked with everything needed to create a culinary feast. Reach for the cookbook shelf above the built-in desk and pull out 'Good Food, Good Cooks', as Edith Gilbert's dessert recipe for Charlotte Russe is found on page 159! The convenient back stairwell leads to the second floor.

The Family Room is bright and warmed by a wood stove. Situated in the bay window overlooking the front yard, a banquette style table for 4 is a perfect place to read the morning news and enjoy a rich cup of coffee. Doors lead to two separate patios overlooking the backyard with more seating, barbecue, and a Koi filled fountain.

Ascend the grand staircase to the second floor where 3 of the 5 guest Bedrooms are located. The Master Bedroom is romantic and peaceful, and with the addition of a private massage room complete with folding massage table, serenity awaits.

Though the design is decidedly Victorian, the Master Bathroom has a modern luxurious feel. The Marble shower with multiple sprayers is perfect for post massage relaxation. Pass through the Bathroom to an additional sitting room with flat screen TV and wet bar. You are truly on vacation here!

The North Guest Room is spacious and appointed with a king-size bed and sitting area. The South Guest Room is charming with queen-size bed and built-in desk. A Jack and Jill bathroom separates these two lovely spaces.

Completing the second floor is the Laundry Room that doubles as an exercise room. With elliptical, rowing machine and small weights, this room with large picture windows will help motivate guests to get a workout in while enjoying the serene view overlooking the trees.

On the third floor, 2 additional Guest Rooms complete the accommodations. The larger of the two rooms offers a king size bed, two built-in desks and is spacious and welcoming. The fifth bedroom overlooks the backyard, and is equipped with a cozy day bed. A convenient hall Bathroom services both these rooms and offers claw foot bathtub and shower.

The grounds and gardens are blooming with roses, herbs and local vegetation. Shaded by trees, the Gazebo with porch swing offers a cool place to relax and slow the pace of the day. If a brisk walk is in order, simply step off the property in any direction to explore all this beloved neighborhood has to offer.

Step through the doors to quieter, simpler time and experience a bit of history in sunny Santa Barbara. Gilbert House promises to provide a taste of the past to create a memorable family vacation.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            2nd Floor Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            2nd Floor Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            2nd Floor Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            3rd Floor Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

            3rd Floor Bedroom (day bed), Twin Rollaway...moreless

          • 2nd floor Master Bedroom w/king-size bed 2nd floor North Bedroom #2 w/king-size bed 2nd floor South Bedroom #3 3rd floor North Bedroom #4 w/king-size bed 3rd floor South Bedroom #5 w/twin day bed (no trundle), Twin Rollaway...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Soaking tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Claw foot bathtub...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Claw foot bathtub...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet

            Powder room...moreless

          • Master Bathroom #1 w/walk-in marble shower, soaking tub, 2 sinks, toilet Jack and Jill Bathroom #2 w/claw foot bathtub shower combination, sink, toilet 3rd floor Hall Bathroom w/claw foot bathtub shower combination, sink, toilet Powder Room w/water closet, sink...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 3-story historic landmark home, Great location near downtown, Massage Room includes table, Fireplace, Wood stove, Patios and Decks, Romantic Master Suite, Professional style gas range w/pot filler, griddle, 2 ovens, 2 sided Sub Zero Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice maker, Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, Blender, Coffee maker, Coffee grinder, Spices, Cooking utensils, Formal Dining Room seats 8-10, Sunroom table seats 4, Outside patio table seats 4, Living Room w/fireplace and connecting Sunroom, Family Room w/wood stove, Upstairs Sitting Room w/wet bar, 42' flat screen TV w/DVD (Family Room), 42' flat screen TV (Bedroom #2), 32' flat screen TV (Bedroom #3), 42' flat screen TV w/DVD (Upstairs Sitting Room), 42' flat screen TV (Bedroom #4), CD Player (Kitchen), Port-a-crib w/sheets and blankets, Exercise Room w/Elliptical, Rowing machine, Fitness ball, Bands, Light hand weights, Outside / Yard / Patios / Decks, Parking for 2 cars in carport, 2 cars in driveway, off-street parking...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Television
              • CD Player

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    Near downtown and within walking distance of Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Seating for 10 people

                          General

                          • Telephone
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Printer

                          Kitchen

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Garbage Disposal
                          • Wet Bar
                          • Kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Ice Maker

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Barbecue
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Patio
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Yard
                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Porch Furniture
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          May 15 - Sep 15, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $800
                          $4,500 $16,200
                          Fall
                          Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $625
                          $3,500 $10,500
                          Winter
                          Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $450
                          $2,500 $7,500
                          Spring
                          Apr 1 - May 14, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $625
                          $3,500 $10,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning $400
                          • Booking Fee $50
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Tax Rate 12%

                          Notes:

                          Prices in US Dollars

                          Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

                          3 night minimum - 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving week and Christmas Weeks

                          Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax

                          $400 cleaning fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)

                          $2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.

                          30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

                          Until confirmed, rates are subject to change


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                          Last updated: 07/27/2014
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                          Location

                          Wine Tasting, Shopping, Local Spas, Coffee Shops, Restaurants, Clubs, Stearn's Wharf, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours, Whale watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching. For detailed info on all local leisure activities, please visit our website.

                           

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                          Photos

                          • Living Room with fireplace

                            Living Room with fireplace

                          • Grand Entry, Parlor to right

                            Grand Entry, Parlor to right

                          • Dining Room

                            Dining Room

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • Master Bathroom

                            Master Bathroom

                          • 2nd floor Bedroom #2

                            2nd floor Bedroom #2

                          • Bedroom #3

                            Bedroom #3

                          • Kitchen with home cooked feel

                            Kitchen with home cooked feel

                          • Dining for 4 near tranquil fountain

                            Dining for 4 near tranquil fountain

                          • Barbecue on porch off Family Room

                            Barbecue on porch off Family Room

                          • 3rd floor Bedroom #5

                            3rd floor Bedroom #5

                          • The warm glow of evening out back

                            The warm glow of evening out back

                          • Parlor off entry

                            Parlor off entry

                          • Covered Loggia outside Dining Room

                            Covered Loggia outside Dining Room

                          • Enjoy a spot of tea

                            Enjoy a spot of tea

                          • Massage Room in Master Bedroom

                            Massage Room in Master Bedroom

                          • Upstairs Sitting Room has wet bar

                            Upstairs Sitting Room has wet bar

                          • Jack and Jill Bathroom

                            Jack and Jill Bathroom

                          • Exercise Room with tranquil views

                            Exercise Room with tranquil views

                          • Family Room with wood burning stove

                            Family Room with wood burning stove

                          • Classic Craftsman architecture

                            Classic Craftsman architecture

                          • Upstairs Bedroom #4

                            Upstairs Bedroom #4

                          • 3rd floor Hall Bathroom

                            3rd floor Hall Bathroom

                          $450 - $800 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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