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Ablitt House - Art Meets Architecture in Downtown Santa Barbara

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Centrally located in the heart of downtown

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Ablitt House is a wacky, wonderful, work of art!

With a sense of humor and adventure, this one-of-a-kind home is the creative collaboration of architect Jeff Shelton and contractor Dan Upton. Both had complete design control over the entire project, and the result is a spectacular example of "less is more"!

The award winning interior consists of intricate custom tile, original art, and stone carvings representing the work of six local artists. Each and every room in the home boasts panoramic views of the city lights, coastline, and Santa Ynez Mountains. Strong Mediterranean and Moroccan themes play out with colorful exotic tiles, white stucco walls, custom shaped key-hole windows, hand sculpted surfaces, and custom iron work. The signature hand carved black walnut hand rail is 108 feet long and winds up 77 marble steps that ascend the 5 floors of the tower.

Located down a private alley, this whimsical residence sits on a 20 by 20 foot lot in the heart of Old Town Santa Barbara, where the sights and sounds of city dwelling are palpable. Overlooking local eateries, night clubs and an eclectic mix of retail businesses, the location invites guests to park their car and explore the city on foot. Local beaches, Stearns Wharf and the Harbor are just a quick 10 minute walk, with something for everyone to see along the way.

Enter the home on the ground floor where a cozy garage offers laundry facilities and convenient parking for 1 compact car. An additional outside parking spot is designated for a second vehicle. Take a moment to read the plaque that dedicates this home to the people of Santa Barbara for their support of this unique project.
On the second floor, the nautical feeling of the Master Bedroom is like that of the Captain's Quarters on a yacht. Tall windows offer plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Storage is smart and compact with drawers under the queen-size bed. Two "reach-in" closets with hanging space and drawers flank the Bathroom entry.
The Master Bathroom features a walk-in shower and contemporary ceramic sink set in honed marble.

The hand rail now leads up to the third floor where the Kitchen is bright and fun with a variety of colors and textures. Professional style appliances make meal preparation effortless, and custom glass lighting over the rustic wood dining table echoes the whimsy found in the rest of the home. Views through tall windows reach beyond the red tile roofs of the city to the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains beyond.

Up the stairs to the fourth floor, the Living Room features a custom queen-size sofa sleeper. Imagine the expertise of clever installers to get this special piece up 4 flights of stairs! Once seated in the black leather chair and looking out the wall of key-hole windows, the city below seems to disappear, offering the illusion of vast open space between the viewer and the mountain landscape. A convenient half Bath is located on this floor.

Well worth the vertical efforts of the uphill climb, the ultimate views will be from the roof top Terrace. 360 degrees of spectacular panorama offer a bird's eye view of the entire city, stretching south to the ocean and sweeping around to the mountain vistas in the distance. An outdoor Kitchen area features a gas grill with side burner, prep sink and refrigerator. From sunrise to sunset, this perch is spectacular.

The Ablitt House is one of the most unique vacation homes in the Paradise Retreats collection, offering guests the fantastic opportunity to experience the remarkable blending of art and architecture. Bring your imagination, a camera to capture every design detail, and comfortable shoes!

(Note: Due to the location of this unique home, noise and activity associated with retail businesses, night clubs with live music, and restaurants should be expected. The home is located on a public shared alley behind these types of establishments as well as a Holiday Inn Express.)

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Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks
3 night minimum (1 week minimum for Summer, Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks; if full week is not available, 3 night minimum applies)
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax
$225 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), $75 Booking Fee
$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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Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom with queen-size bed...moreless

  • Master Bedroom with queen-size bed Living Room w/full-size sofa sleeper...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    2nd floor Master Bathroom w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet...moreless

  • 4th Floor Powder Room: toilet

    4th floor enclosed toilet with common sink area...moreless

  • 2nd floor Master Bathroom w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet 4th floor enclosed toilet with common sink area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Award winning 5-story Artisan home, Roof top terrace with 360 degree views, Outdoor Kitchen, In-town location just off State Street, No elevator, Viking 4 burner range with single oven, Sub-Zero Refrigerator/Freezer drawers, Miele Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, Blender, Coffee maker, Cooking utensils 3rd floor Kitchen area with dining table seats 6, Roof top terrace bistro table seats 2, 4th floor Living Room w/sofa sleeper, Miele Front-loading Compact Washer / Dryer, Flat screen TV, Compact Stereo (Living Room)m Flat screen TV (Master Bedroom), Outdoor Kitchen w/gas grill, side burner, refrigerator, sink, Parking in garage for 1 compact car, Designated alley parking for 1 car, Street parking available, High speed Internet (wireless), Telephone (free national long distance), Half block off State Street with access to Santa Barbara's shopping, theater, and restaurant corridor. Due to nature of this home, no infant/toddler supplies provided...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Living Room, Master Bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Parking in garage for 1 compact car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Designated alley parking for 1 car, Street parking available...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone (free national long distance)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Miele Dishwasher...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Roof top terrace with 360 degree views...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor Kitchen w/gas grill, side burner, refrigerator, sink...moreless

 

Reviews

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from 3 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer - Holiday
May 15 - Sep 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$450 $450
$2,500 $9,000

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Spring - Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$400 $400
$2,200 $6,600
Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2015
3 night min stay
$325 $325
$1,800 $5,400
Summer - Holiday
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$450 $450
$2,500 $9,000

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Winter
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$325 $325
$1,800 $5,400
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$450 $450
$2,500 $9,000

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$325 $325
$1,800 $5,400
Spring - Fall
Apr 1 - May 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$400 $400
$2,200 $6,600
Summer - Holiday
May 15 - Sep 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$450 $450
$2,500 $9,000

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Spring - Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$400 $400
$2,200 $6,600
Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$325 $325
$1,800 $5,400
Summer - Holiday
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$450 $450
$2,500 $9,000

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$325 $325
$1,800 $5,400
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$450 $450
$2,500 $9,000

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


Additional information about rental rates:

From $300 - 3 night minimum

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Golf Club
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
West Beach

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Manager info

About: Paradise Retreats World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC 16 E. Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA. 93101 +1 (805) 275-1851 reservations@paradiseretreats.com www.paradiseretreats.com


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Photos

  • Centrally located in the heart of downtown

    Centrally located in the heart of downtown

  • 2nd Floor - Master Bathroom

    2nd Floor - Master Bathroom

  • Living Room has sofa sleeper

    Living Room has sofa sleeper

  • Common sink area on 3rd floor

    Common sink area on 3rd floor

  • Views reach all the way to the ocean

    Views reach all the way to the ocean

  • Over 10,000 tiles!

    Over 10,000 tiles!

  • Park your car and walk everywhere

    Park your car and walk everywhere

  • Even the garage is a very special place!

    Even the garage is a very special place!

  • Full kitchen and great views

    Full kitchen and great views

  • Bell Tower on terrace

    Bell Tower on terrace

  • Whimsical iron work by local artisans

    Whimsical iron work by local artisans

  • Stroll Downtown

    Stroll Downtown

  • 2nd Floor - Master Bedroom

    2nd Floor - Master Bedroom

  • Upscale appliances and gourmet style

    Upscale appliances and gourmet style

  • Common sink area on 3rd floor

    Common sink area on 3rd floor

  • Imagine the fun and energy of the city below

    Imagine the fun and energy of the city below

  • 108 ft railing leads to the roof top terrace

    108 ft railing leads to the roof top terrace

  • Ablitt House - Art Meets Architecture in Downtown Santa Barbara

    Ablitt House - Art Meets Architecture in Downtown Santa Barbara

  • Even the garage is a very special place!

    Even the garage is a very special place!

  • The glow of the mountains over the city

    The glow of the mountains over the city

  • Birds eye view of the city lights

    Birds eye view of the city lights

  • Custom tile... personal touches

    Custom tile... personal touches

  • Welcome to a one-of-a-kind experience!

    Welcome to a one-of-a-kind experience!

  • Close to Sterns Wharf

    Close to Sterns Wharf

$325 - $450 per night View calendar: Updated 05/28/15
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    House
Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
  • Manager indicates their response time is Within 12 hours
  • Calendar last updated 05/28/2015
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(805) 275-1851(California, USA)

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