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Gin's Cottage - Graceful Charm on the Upper West Side

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Perched on a perfect corner on upper west side

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Oak Park house description

With historic charm and graceful appeal, Gin's Cottage can be found on a relaxed neighborhood corner in the Upper West Side of Santa Barbara. Originally built in 1921, this home has been through several extensive remodels over the years, yet the classic lines of this downtown treasure still remain. A fresh design perspective from new owners has resulted in a wonderful vacation cottage with style.

Through the bougainvillea covered gate, the zen-like garden is lush with tropical plants, tranquil fountain, and seating available to watch neighborhood activity go by. Once inside, traditional architecture melds with upscale appointments to create classic appeal and relaxed ambiance.

The Kitchen has been transformed from a once quaint space where Gin Simpson may have baked cookies with her mother back in the day, to a now modern and efficient gourmet masterpiece. Professional appliances, including European AGA cast-iron range, can be found, along with other fine amenities within the classic cottage framework. Soapstone counters, iridescent glass tiles, and a rich mahogany Boos butcher block island form the central focus of the Kitchen hub. An herb garden offers tasty additions to any meal, or head downtown to the Farmers Markets on Tuesday afternoons or Saturday mornings.

The adjacent Dining Room, with sleek dining table and curved artisan bench, remains close to meal preparations. A door opens to a landing with steps that lead down to the fully enclosed backyard below.

The Living Room has a fireplace and comfortable seating, with front yard views and rich wood floors under foot. The adjacent Den, with queen sofa sleeper, offers a great space for all to gather for movie nights, or sleepy kids to fall asleep near mom and dad in the Master Bedroom.

Through the Den, the Library/Office is a great spot to get down to work, or serious bookworms will be intrigued by the extensive book collection available on the surrounding wall-to-wall bookshelves.

From the Library/Office, ascend just a few steps into the Master Bedroom Suite with comfy king-size bed and windows overlooking the secluded yard below. The Master Bathroom is bright and fresh with clean white subway tile, large glass shower and oval soaking tub.The Library/Office and Master Suite can be closed off from the Den for more privacy.

In the enclosed backyard, fragrant ground cover and sandstone pavers create a welcoming patio in which to linger around the fire pit, or take a relaxing soak in the brand new spa. Comfortable patio furniture and lush tropical landscaping add to the outside appeal. After a day at the beach just a short drive away, rinse off the sand and salt in the convenient outdoor shower.

Gin's Cottage offers year round access to whatever activities suit each guest's fancy. Summer ushers in any number of spectacular events like the Old Spanish Days Fiesta, the colorful Summer Solstice Parade, concerts and movies in the park, and more. Fall's bounty invites guests to walk the Urban Wine Trail in the "Funk Zone", or take a leisurely drive to Santa Ynez to tour local wineries. Spring break is a great time for families seeking off from busy school schedules to bask in the warm sunshine. And of course, wintering snowbirds can settle in for a longer stay to escape the inevitable Eastern cold snap. No matter what the season, a visit to Gin's Cottage is the ideal place to call home in the middle of paradise.

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
$300 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), $75 Booking Fee, $2/night City Tourism Tax
$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

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                Master Bedroom w/king-size bed...moreless

              • Bedroom #2: 1 queen

                Bedroom #2 w/queen-size bed...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

                Master Bathroom #1 w/walk-in shower, soaking tub, sink,...moreless

              • Bathroom #2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Bathroom #2 w/shower tub combination, sink, toilet...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Great downtown location, spa, enclosed yard, firepit with seating, office with built-in desk and extensive book collection, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, warm and charming appeal, appliances match cabinets, soapstone counters and sink, AGA 4 burner stove w/pot filler and dual ovens, warming drawer, wine cooler, ice maker, blender, food processor, French press, percolator, Coffee grinder; electric tea pot, spices, Den w/queen sofa sleeper, Wii (with games including Wii Fit and more!), beach towels, beach umbrella, beach chairs, outdoor shower, Pilates chair (use at your own risk), propane barbecue, charcoal grill, teak dining set, herb garden, high speed Internet (wired and wireless), Printer/Fax/Copier, telephone with national long distance included, high chair w/tray, port-a-crib, sheets/blankets for port-a-crib. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • 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
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Paragliding
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Arrival Day

                          • Flexible

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              General

                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Heating
                              • Internet:

                                High speed Internet (wired and wireless)...moreless

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Linens Provided:

                                All linens provided...moreless

                              • Living Room
                              • Parking:

                                Street Parking Only...moreless

                              • Telephone:

                                Telephone w/ National long distance...moreless

                              • Towels Provided:

                                All Towels Supplied...moreless

                              • Washing Machine

                              Kitchen

                              • Coffee Maker:

                                Coffee Grinder...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen:

                                Fully Equipped...moreless

                              • Microwave
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator:

                                Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice maker...moreless

                              • Stove:

                                AGA 4 burner Stove w/pot filler and dual ovens...moreless

                              • Toaster

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Outdoor Grill

                              Pool / Spa

                                  • Hot Tub
                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Rental rates quoted in: $
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer - Holiday
                                  Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
                                  7 night min stay
                                  $400 $400
                                  $2,300 $8,300
                                  Winter
                                  Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $350 $350
                                  $1,900 $5,700
                                  Spring - Fall
                                  Apr 1 - May 14, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $350 $350
                                  $2,000 $6,000
                                  Summer - Holiday
                                  May 15 - Sep 15, 2015
                                  7 night min stay
                                  $400 $400
                                  $2,300 $8,300
                                  Spring - Fall
                                  Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $350 $350
                                  $2,000 $6,000
                                  Winter
                                  Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $350 $350
                                  $1,900 $5,700
                                  Summer - Holiday
                                  Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
                                  7 night min stay
                                  $400 $400
                                  $2,300 $8,300
                                  Winter
                                  Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $350 $350
                                  $1,900 $5,700
                                  Summer - Holiday
                                  Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
                                  7 night min stay
                                  $400 $400
                                  $2,300 $8,300
                                  Winter
                                  Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2016
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $350 $350
                                  $1,900 $5,700

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


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                                  From $325 - 3 night minimum

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                                  Calendar

                                  Last updated: 12/22/2014
                                  Check availability
                                  23 Available
                                  21 Unavailable
                                  22 Today
                                  23 Selected dates
                                   

                                  Location

                                  7 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Santa Barbara Airport
                                  2 Miles
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Santa Barbara Golf Club
                                  3 Miles
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
                                  2 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  Hwy 101
                                  3 Miles
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  West Beach

                                  Car: Recommended

                                   

                                  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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                                  Speaks: english

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                                  Photos

                                  • Perched on a perfect corner on upper west side

                                    Perched on a perfect corner on upper west side

                                  • Living Room with fireplace

                                    Living Room with fireplace

                                  • Rich woods and natural light throughout

                                    Rich woods and natural light throughout

                                  • Artisan bench in Dining Room

                                    Artisan bench in Dining Room

                                  • Front yard zen-like ambiance

                                    Front yard zen-like ambiance

                                  • Great spot for family movie night

                                    Great spot for family movie night

                                  • Master Bedroom

                                    Master Bedroom

                                  • Library/Office, step up to Master Bedroom

                                    Library/Office, step up to Master Bedroom

                                  • "Gin" standing at sink in Kitchen window (Circa 1920's)

                                    "Gin" standing at sink in Kitchen window (Circa 1920's)

                                  • Master Bathroom

                                    Master Bathroom

                                  • Guest Bedroom

                                    Guest Bedroom

                                  • Evening casts a warm glow on the cottage

                                    Evening casts a warm glow on the cottage

                                  • Secluded backyard oasis

                                    Secluded backyard oasis

                                  • Living Room faces front yard

                                    Living Room faces front yard

                                  • Great gourmet amenities in the Kitchen

                                    Great gourmet amenities in the Kitchen

                                  • Backyard with dining, firepit and spa

                                    Backyard with dining, firepit and spa

                                  • Relax in the brand new spa

                                    Relax in the brand new spa

                                  • Library/Office and Master through the door

                                    Library/Office and Master through the door

                                  • Sitting Room in Master Bedroom

                                    Sitting Room in Master Bedroom

                                  • Evening glow in the Dining Room

                                    Evening glow in the Dining Room

                                  • Gin's Cottage, redesigned for today

                                    Gin's Cottage, redesigned for today

                                  • Cottage style touches

                                    Cottage style touches

                                  • Hall Bathroom

                                    Hall Bathroom

                                  $350 - $400 per night
                                  0

                                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

                                  View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
                                  Manager
                                  Member since: 2003
                                  Speaks: english
                                  • Manager indicates their response time is: Within a few hours
                                  • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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                                  + (805) 275-1851(California, USA)

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