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Maison Provence. Designers French Country House. Downtown Bet. State St. & Beach

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French country ambiance in designer's 1920s home. Antiques & custom furnishings.

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Last updated: 04/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Furnished with French antiques and retaining the original arches, open beams and other period details, you will feel like you've stepped into a maison in the south of France.

Set in a quiet residential neighborhood, this home is a peaceful retreat, with several outdoor seating areas around the property. However, it is conveniently located downtown between State Street and the beach.

Being a designer and Francophile, I furnished this home with French antiques, custom made furniture, linen curtains and fine bed linens. It is fully equipped with everything you should need during your stay. Luxurious and comfortable, it personifies casual elegance.

The climate in Santa Barbara is mild and warm year round, making it a wonderful place to spend time during the winter months. And it's centrally located for guests who also want to drive along the beautiful California coastline, along Big Sur to Carmel-By-The-Sea.
If you also plan to visit Carmel, I have two lovely homes in the heart of the village (Dove Cottage and Pussy Willow Cottage), where you may want to stay.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guests must be 28 years old unless they are are with older adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Chambre Mimosa. There are original period French windows on two sides of the bedroom and French doors leading to the patio on the third side. Enjoy morning coffee on this sunny, sheltered patio. The new, high quality mattress is dressed in fine linens on a magnificent Montecito iron bed frame. Fine linen curtains and an Aubusson needlepoint rug add a French touch. And the wine tasting table is perfect for working on your laptop. His and hers closets flank the French doors. There is also a TV in this room. This ever so charming room has original wood floors, antique Belgium trunks and a painted canvas wall hanging commissioned from set painters at the National Theater in London. Chambre Lavandre French lavender was the inspiration for this whimsical bedroom. The walls are white and lavender and the quality bed linens are gray and white. This charming room has a wonderful iron bed, pale gray furnishings, and whimsical artifacts. The high quality mattress is new and comfortably firm...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    There is a built-in DVD slot on the side of the TV in the living room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two HD cable televisions in the living room and bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

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

    WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Fully equipped. There is also a blender and electric kettle....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 1 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$295 $325
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600 $5,500
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$325 $375
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,850 $6,500
Autumn
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$295 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,700 $5,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning and linen fee $165
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A $500 security deposit is required when you send me the completed rental agreement.

Once guests check-out and the housekeepers inform me that nothing is missing or damaged, the security deposit is refunded within 14 days.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 04/16/2015
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boathouse at Henry's Beach
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 101
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
State Street
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Henry's Beach

Car: Recommended

Maison Provence is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood between State Street and the beach, in an area referred to as 'West of State'. The area around State Street is where you'll find many shops and restaurants, cinemas, art galleries and much more.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: In addition to Maison Provence in Santa Barbara I also own two lovely vacation rental homes in Carmel-By-The-Sea. You can view them at: CaliforniaCoastVacationHomes.com I love nothing more than finding properties with great potential to renovate and decorate, and share with travelers who are looking for special homes which embody European ambiance and a wonderful spirit of place.

Why the Owner Chose Alta Mesa:
Santa Barbara is a lovely coastal town with mild climate year round and is close to the beautiful Santa Ynez wine country and not far from Los Angeles. I was looking for a period house with high ceilings, open beams and original wood floors and windows, to transform into my dream of a Provencial maison. I traveled and worked in France and nothing feels more elegant and relaxed than the warm honey tones of that sunny region.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When I purchased this property the exterior was dire. I was faced with dry dirt everywhere, which sloped towards the house, flooding in under the house when it rained. And there was no vegetation. The property had to be regraded, an irrigation system installed, flowerbeds created, and the decomposed granite that is typical of Provence brought in to replicate landscaping in that region. The exterior of the house was the color of mud, so I painted it cream and added shutters painted the quintessential gray/green that's often seen in the south of France. With all this work completed, my guests can enjoy the fruits of my labor when they are in Santa Barbara, as can I.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • French country ambiance in designer's 1920s home. Antiques & custom furnishings.

    French country ambiance in designer's 1920s home. Antiques & custom furnishings.

  • This rustic but elegant dining room is flooded with sunlight.

    This rustic but elegant dining room is flooded with sunlight.

  • View from the dining room.

    View from the dining room.

  • Secluded, tranquil patio is warm and dappled with sunlight throughout the day.

    Secluded, tranquil patio is warm and dappled with sunlight throughout the day.

  • Period kitchen with original cabinets. Vintage faucet and sink from Oprah's home

    Period kitchen with original cabinets. Vintage faucet and sink from Oprah's home

  • Period home filled with romantic archways and original light fixtures.

    Period home filled with romantic archways and original light fixtures.

  • Chambre Mimosa
New pillow top mattress & fine bed linens. French doors to patio.

    Chambre Mimosa New pillow top mattress & fine bed linens. French doors to patio.

  • Chambre Lavande
Whimsical French inspired bedroom in soft grays and lavenders.

    Chambre Lavande Whimsical French inspired bedroom in soft grays and lavenders.

  • Pristine period details and arches with modern fixtures.

    Pristine period details and arches with modern fixtures.

  • Choose a sunny or shady corner to relax in the back garden. Gas grill.

    Choose a sunny or shady corner to relax in the back garden. Gas grill.

  • Enjoy morning coffee or spend the day on this warm patio under dappled sunlight.

    Enjoy morning coffee or spend the day on this warm patio under dappled sunlight.

  • Original 1920s beams, fireplace & wood floors. French country antiques & charm.

    Original 1920s beams, fireplace & wood floors. French country antiques & charm.

  • Antiques abound in this 1920s period home filled with light and warmth.

    Antiques abound in this 1920s period home filled with light and warmth.

  • Cheerful, sunny dinning room with original French windows & mountain views.

    Cheerful, sunny dinning room with original French windows & mountain views.

  • Enjoy morning coffee or 
al fresco lunch on the sunny provencial patio.

    Enjoy morning coffee or al fresco lunch on the sunny provencial patio.

  • Anyone for vin et fromage?

    Anyone for vin et fromage?

  • Bright kitchen opens to the sunny dining room.

    Bright kitchen opens to the sunny dining room.

  • Chambre Mimosa
Delightful bedroom with
high ceilings and original 1920s details.

    Chambre Mimosa Delightful bedroom with high ceilings and original 1920s details.

  • Chambre Lavande
Bright bedroom with new pillow top mattress & fine bed linens.

    Chambre Lavande Bright bedroom with new pillow top mattress & fine bed linens.

  • Spa green tiled bathroom with shower & bathtub. Newly remodeled, period details.

    Spa green tiled bathroom with shower & bathtub. Newly remodeled, period details.

  • European elegance for dining al fresco.

    European elegance for dining al fresco.

  • Provencial Ironwork

    Provencial Ironwork

  • Maison Provence.
Mediterranean garden with ancient European cobblestones.

    Maison Provence. Mediterranean garden with ancient European cobblestones.

  • Timeless beauty abounds in this Provencial retreat.

    Timeless beauty abounds in this Provencial retreat.

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Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/16/2015
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(818) 980-2119 (California, USA)

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Maison Provence. Designers French Country House. Downtown Bet. State St. & Beach

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