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

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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

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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 time 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1696 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

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

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Master Bathroom w/walk-in shower, soaking tub, 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

              • Television:

                42' flat screen, Dolby 7.1 Surround System, BluRay/DVD (Den); 32' flat screen TV (Master Bedroom); 32' flat screen TV w/BluRay/DVD (Guest Room)...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo:

                Sonos Music System with room speakers in Den, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining, Master Bedroom and Master Bath...moreless

              Theme

                  • Family

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Zinc Dining Room table seats 8 Breakfast Bar seats 2...moreless

                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Internet
                      • Telephone
                      • Fireplace
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking:

                        There is no garage or driveway parking; street parking only ...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Outdoor table seats 4 Fenced patio with water fountain...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub
                           

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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
                          $400
                          $2,300 $8,300
                          Fall
                          Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,000 $6,000
                          Winter
                          Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $350
                          $1,900 $5,700
                          Spring
                          Apr 1 - May 14, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,000 $6,000
                          * 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 $300
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Booking Fee $50
                          • 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 10% Lodging Tax

                          $300 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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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/29/2014
                          Check availability
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                          22 Today
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                          Location

                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Santa Barbara Airport
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Santa Barbara Amtrak
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          101 Freeway
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          West Beach
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Santa Barbara Golf Club - Municipal Golf Course

                          Car: Recommended

                           

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                          • A Chef's Dream for Cooking Your Holiday Meal!

                            A Chef's Dream for Cooking Your Holiday Meal!

                          • Secluded backyard oasis

                            Secluded backyard oasis

                          • Living Room faces front yard

                            Living Room faces front yard

                          • 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's Cottage, redesigned for today

                            Gin's Cottage, redesigned for today

                          • Cottage style touches

                            Cottage style touches

                          • Hall Bathroom

                            Hall Bathroom

                          • Just minutes from the energy of downtown

                            Just minutes from the energy of downtown

                          • 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

                          • 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

                          • Master Bathroom

                            Master Bathroom

                          • Guest Bedroom

                            Guest Bedroom

                          • Evening casts a warm glow on the cottage

                            Evening casts a warm glow on the cottage

                          • The Mission is within walking distance

                            The Mission is within walking distance

                          $350 - $400 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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