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This Charming Hillside Cottage is nestled on a hillside, up a rustic 1/4 mile drive from a quiet neighborhood, that winds through an oak grove leading to our little paradise. We are surrounded by oaks and kentia palms, with spectacular mountain and city views. This guest cottage is private, and detached from our family home. We are 5 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from downtown. Though we are on the 'upper' west side not far from the mesa, the property is very different from any residence around it, as it is in its own little 5 acre pocket in between 2 neighborhoods - the west side and Bel Air Knolls, but doesn't look like either one.
The cozy bedroom has french windows that look out into a garden area, a king bed, Ethan Allen desk, and a soft comfy chair.
The spacious sitting room converts to sleep 4, with a full sized loft bed, and a full, very comfy futon/sofa. The loft bed has a beautiful mountain view.
The redwood deck overlooks the hillside, and has a lovely eating area, a bbq, and a private hot tub.
Though we are in a very private setting, we are conveniently located in the city - a secret little pocket that overlooks Santa Barbara - and only a short drive to the beach and to downtown shopping.
Keywords: Family, romantic, rustic, charming, bungalo, kid-friendly, private, beach, town, shopping, pet-friendly, hot tub, bbq, hi speed wifi, new flat screen tvs and blue ray players with Netflix, Pandora, games
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Each guest after first 2$15
The additional $15/guest is a flat fee for every guest after the first two. It is not per night. This just helps offset the extra laundry and utility expense of additional people...
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Santa Barbara has lots of bike trails, and bike baths in the city. I have a couple of bikes here for borrowing. There are also cute little surreys near the beach for family outings.
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: We bought our home 24 years ago, with this guest cottage, but have never rented it out until recently. Now, that I've become a single mom with only one teenage daughter remaining at home, I decided to beautify it, bought new furniture, new carpet, painted it, and it's gorgeous! I'm looking forward to meeting you, and have you as our 'guests' for as long as you'd like to stay. We're animal lovers, and have 2 rescue dogs, 5 rescue cats, and 13 chickens in the backyard. Don't worry, no roosters! Your well behaved pets are welcome, too. When I'm not fixing up the guest house, I make unique art tallits. You may have to look that one up.
Why the Owner Chose West Side: This property is totally unique. Though we're in the middle of Santa Barbara, close to town, it feels like we're in the country. You will feel this also - the cottage is totally private and serene, though it's a 5 minute drive to everywhere.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The quarter mile driveway down to the street is a wonderful morning or evening walk. But it is wooded, so at night we do have occasional visitors - mostly raccoons and skunks - so drive slowly. State Street, the main drag with tons of restaurants, shopping and the Museum of Art, is only a 5 minute drive from us. The Pier and the Harbor, with the Ty Warner Sea Center is 5 farther, and the wonderful S.B. Zoo, is only 5 minutes farther than that. Tennis courts are only 5 minutes away, in Ehlings Park, and one of the most beautiful walks in S.B., with an off-leash policy for your dog, is the Douglas Family Preserve, and only 5 minutes away, overlooking Hendry's beach.