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The Retreat - Restored Perfection in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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The Retreat - Restored Perfection in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara

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The streets of Santa Barbara are lined with classic Spanish architecture steeped in rich California history. The Retreat is a finely polished jewel shining brightly in the heart of the historic downtown landscape.

During the year-long restoration process of this 1930's home, every surface, fixture, window and door was meticulously restored to maintain the authentic character, fitting of this landmark property. No detail has been overlooked. Colorful authentic Mexican tiles, custom painted surfaces, vintage photographic art, restored brass hardware, original windows, and luxury appointments fill each and every space. With a designer's eye for unique patterns and textures, the whimsical furnishings with Moroccan undertones add playful charm and unique sophistication.

Location! Location! Location! Guests will step out the front door of The Retreat and find themselves in the midst of great shopping, casual local eateries, fine dining and more. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February kicks off a year-long calendar packed with cultural festivals, seasonal parades and a variety of celebrations. Three of the town's historic theaters are just down the street (The Granada, The Arlington and The Lobero). Each venue offers its own style of live entertainment; from Broadway shows to world-class concerts.

With this ideal location, enjoy long leisurely walks through the diverse neighborhoods with eclectic architecture and lush parks for all ages to experience something different. Stop along the way to appreciate the varying mountain and ocean views from sunrise to sunset.

Once inside, the savvy traveler can expect fine linens, professional style appliances, fine craftsmanship, and all the creature comforts, making this the ideal choice for two couples or families traveling with grandparents. As an alternative to staying at local luxury hotels, this home offers great value with first class accommodations.

The Living Room with fireplace is a cozy place to relax and unwind from a busy work week, or full day of shopping. The unique feature of this room is not only the stylish appointments, but also the flat screen TV that disappears into a unique trunk-like cabinet when not in use.

The Kitchen is a well stocked galley style masterpiece with every amenity a gourmet chef desires. Full-size under counter front loading washer and dryer complete the smart choices.

Between the Kitchen and Living Room is the Formal Dining Room where conversation is effortless around the wide round table fitted with 6 upholstered chairs.

Upstairs, the main Master Bedroom with luxurious pillow top king-size bed faces French doors that open to the enclosed rooftop deck. With a glass of local wine in hand, relax on the outdoor sectional sofa or soak in the full size spa and watch spectacular sunsets over the red tiled roofs of the City. The second Master Bedroom upstairs with memory foam king-size bed is restful and bright with corner windows and mountain views.

With a sense of humor and a respect for keeping the original 1930's tile work intact, the upstairs bathroom with a bathtub shower combination is dressed in vibrant vintage purple tiles.

The downstairs 3rd Bedroom offers 2 twin beds and a flat screen TV. There is a convenient Powder Room just outside this room in the hall.

Because this home is one side of a duplex that also houses the Paradise Retreats business offices, guests can be assured that great care has been taken to provide an impeccably furnished and well stocked home that truly lives up to the Paradise Retreats World Class standards!

Depart from the ordinary to experience the extraordinary, at The Retreat - a prominent landmark in the Paradise Retreats collection of fine homes.

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master Bedroom #1 w/California King pillow-top bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Master Bedroom #2 w/king-size memory foam bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Bedroom #3 w/2 twin beds...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Upstairs Bathroom w/shower bathtub combination, sink, toilet...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Downstairs Powder Room w/sink, toilet...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Prominent downtown location, Completely restored (2013) All new furnishings with designer style, Living Room with disappearing television cabinet, Blender, Rice cooker, Beach chairs, Beach umbrella, Beach towels, Children's toys, Puzzles, Games, High chair w/tray, Port-a-crib, Sheets/blankets for Port-a-crib, Spices, Cooking utensils, Fully equipped, Walk to fine restaurants, boutiques, theaters and more Rooftop Spa Fireplace Off-street parking ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Games
              • Books
              • Television:

                42' flat screen HDTV w/DVR/Blu-ray DVD (Living Room) 40' flat screen HDTV (Master Bedroom #1) 40' flat screen HDTV (Master Bedroom #2) 40' flat screen HDTV (Bedroom #3) ...moreless

              • Toys

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • 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 Room
                      • Dining
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Heating
                      • Parking:

                        Off Street Parking for 2 cars Street parking available (time limits may apply)...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Front loading ASKO washing machine...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Front loading ASKO dryer...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Telephone w/Free National long distance ...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        High speed internet (wireless)...moreless

                      • Fireplace
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove:

                        Wolf 4-burner stainless steel range...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Cuisinart coffee machine w/instant hot water feature Coffee grinder...moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Adjacent to private elementary school play yard, Sidewalks, Parks nearby ...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            5-person spa on Master Bedroom #1 enclosed deck...moreless

                           

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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
                          $500
                          $2,800 $10,100
                          Fall
                          Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $425
                          $2,400 $7,200
                          Winter
                          Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,000 $6,000
                          Spring
                          Apr 1 - May 14, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $425
                          $2,400 $7,200
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Processing 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 & Christmas Weeks)

                          Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% 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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                          Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                          Location

                          9 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Santa Barbara Airport
                          1.6 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Santa Barbara Amtrak
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          101 Freeway
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          West Beach
                          3.5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Santa Barbara Golf Club - Municipal Golf Course
                          0.3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Walk to Santa Barbara International Film Festival,

                          Parks nearby (Alameda Park, Alice Keck Park, Kids World), Wine Tasting, Shopping, Local Spas, Coffee Shops, Beach, Restaurants, Clubs, Stearn's Wharf, Zoo, Botanical Garden, Courthouse, Galleries, Santa Barbara Mission, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours, Whale Watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching. For detailed info on all local attractions & events visit the Santa Barbara Visitor Center or local websites

                           

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                          • The Retreat - restored to perfection

                            The Retreat - restored to perfection

                          • Master Bedroom #1

                            Master Bedroom #1

                          • Enclosed deck with 5-person spa

                            Enclosed deck with 5-person spa

                          • Living Room with fireplace

                            Living Room with fireplace

                          • Bright and smart fully equipped Kitchen

                            Bright and smart fully equipped Kitchen

                          • Bedroom #3

                            Bedroom #3

                          • Downtown is just out your front door!

                            Downtown is just out your front door!

                          • Upstairs Bathroom

                            Upstairs Bathroom

                          • Welcome to The Retreat!

                            Welcome to The Retreat!

                          • Step outside to the bright lights of the City

                            Step outside to the bright lights of the City

                          • Walk to the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens

                            Walk to the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens

                          • Master Bedroom #2

                            Master Bedroom #2

                          • Rooftop deck off Master Bedroom #1

                            Rooftop deck off Master Bedroom #1

                          • Formal Dining Room

                            Formal Dining Room

                          • Disappearing television cabinet in Living Room

                            Disappearing television cabinet in Living Room

                          • Back door leads to parking

                            Back door leads to parking

                          • Eclectic and Whimsical!

                            Eclectic and Whimsical!

                          • Photos display historic old Santa Barbara

                            Photos display historic old Santa Barbara

                          • Downstairs Powder Room

                            Downstairs Powder Room

                          • Hand-painted artisan touches throughout

                            Hand-painted artisan touches throughout

                          • Local beaches offer a variety of activities

                            Local beaches offer a variety of activities

                          • Stroll to the historic Courthouse Sunken Gardens

                            Stroll to the historic Courthouse Sunken Gardens

                          $350 - $500 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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