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Escape to the American Riviera in Our Charming 3 Bedroom Santa Barbara Cottage

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Quintessential Santa Barbara Beach Bungalow

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our quintessential craftsman beach bungalow is ideally located close enough to downtown State Street in Santa Barbara to take in all it has to offer, but far enough removed to enjoy the local flavor of the 'American Riviera' without all the tourist trappings that tend to go along with it.

Originally built in 1930, the property maintains its old world charm with its white picket fence and quaint, single story appearance, but was updated in 2013 with a modern kitchen, refinished oak hardwood floors and beautiful double pane windows throughout. The home has been decorated to compliment the look and feel of the home and area. The neutral shades work well with our natural and vintage beach decor. Each piece was carefully selected to make this home cozy and comfortable so guests could enjoy their vacation in a tranquil setting.

The family room is open and comfortable with a new Sofa-U-Love sofa sleeper and 46' HD flat screen TV with a whole house media serving up hundreds of movies and TV shows. The kitchen is completely remodeled and updated with all new stainless steel appliances and is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare your meals. Great natural lighting and counter with bar stools allow family and friends to gather where the action is. Spacious dining room with service for six is just off the kitchen. The two bathrooms were completely remodeled in 2013 with all new, modern fixtures. The master has plenty of closet space with a new Cal King cushion topped Serta mattress and the other 2 bedrooms have the same brand new bed in a queen size. Those 2 rooms also have access to back porch/yard from the bedroom through french doors. All bedrooms are flat panel TV equipped with access to the whole house media server.

The backyard was landscaped in June 2013 with a new 400 square foot flagstone patio, lush palms and Santa Barbara native foliage. An 8'x10' pergola provides ample shade for our patio table that comfortably seats six. A second patio table with market umbrella seats another four guests who can challenge one another to a friendly game of ping pong with provided paddles and balls. A new grilling 'station', complete with overhead market umbrella and four burner gas grill with side burner lets you BBQ in style. The setting is completed with a propane space heater (for those cool Santa Barbara evenings), couple of comfortable lounge chairs, bistro table, Bluetooth enabled sound system and a cascading water fountain.

The detached garage has been converted into a game room straight from your youth (if you're a child of the '80's, that is) with over a half dozen original, full size classic arcade games including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Centipede (no quarters necessary!) A front loading washer/dryer is also available to clean up after your jaunts to the beach. If you'd like to use our Electra cruisers to get around town they are available for rent. The front porch is a great place to hang out and if you prefer more privacy, the back yard is very private and peaceful.

Downtown Santa Barbara is an easy 4-5 blocks away. State Street is know for it's shopping and dining so you have everything you need. The Daily Grind is just around the corner so you don't have to go far for your espresso coffee. During the day, drive 5 minutes up to the historic Mission, or 5 minutes down to the beach. Or even better, just bike straight down 2 miles to the ocean. The Santa Barbara Bowl, within walking distance, is a beautiful place to enjoy concerts under the stars. Parks for the kids and all the best Santa Barbara has to offer is within easy reach of the property. For an excursion, enjoy a 30 minute drive to the Santa Ynez wine country or venture further to the lovely towns of Solvang, Pismo Beach, or San Luis Obisbo.

Please be our guest at our Santa Barbara Escape!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Majority of adult guests must be 28 years or older. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Lots of closet space and natural light. 32' Flat Panel TV....moreless

  • 2nd Bedroom: 1 queen

    Lots of natural light with french door leading to back yard....moreless

  • 3rd bedroom: 1 queen

    Lots of natural light with french door leading to back yard....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    8 full size classic arcade games in the game room including Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, etc....moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth enabled sound system in the backyard patio area...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Games:

    8 full size classic arcade games in the game room including Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, etc....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Whole house media server with hundreds of movies and television programs served to 4 different flat screen televisions....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Remodeled in 2013 with Granite countertops, modern cabinets, and all stainless steel appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new (2013) 'Platinum' Samsung...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    High end Electra Rat Rod 3 speed cruiser, Betty 3 speed cruiser, 24' Rat Rod single speed cruiser, Schwinn 7 speed cruiser available for use at an additional fee....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private 400 sq ft flagstone patio with two patio tables seating up to 10, propane grilling station, propane space heater, lounge chairs, bistro table, Bluetooth enabled sound system, and waterfall...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Wavestorm 8' foam core surfboard, 2 Body Glove boogie boards, and a Body Glove skimboard are provided....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 12 - May 14, 2015
2 night min stay
$300 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,100
Early Summer
May 15 - Jun 13, 2015
2 night min stay
$350 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,400
Summer
Jun 14 - Sep 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$400 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,400
Fall
Sep 20 - Nov 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$300 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,100
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$400 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,400
Winter
Nov 29 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $500
Fri, Sat
$1,800
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$400 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,400
Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $500
Fri, Sat
$1,800
Spring
Mar 1 - Mar 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$300 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,100
Spring Break
Mar 18 - Apr 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$350 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,200
Spring
Apr 3 - May 12, 2016
2 night min stay
$300 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $400
Fri, Sat
$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Holiday and special event periods may be priced higher. Minimum stays vary depending on days of the week, season, calendar availability, and lead time for arrival. Please inquire. 50% of rental cost due at time of booking, balance due 30 days before arrival. Fully refundable $500 damage deposit required with all stays.


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Derf's Cafe
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Train Station
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Daily Grind
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
West Beach

Car: Recommended

1 mile downtown neighborhood walk to action on State Street; 2 mile flat, bike ride to Santa Barbara pier and beach (or walk to State Street and pick up $.50 trolley); 1 mile walk to world famous Santa Barbara Mission; 1 block walk to local favorites Daily Grind (espresso, sandwiches & salads), McConnell's Ice Cream (world class creamery), Derf's Cafe (sports pub with local flair), and Cajun Kitchen (one of the best breakfast's you will have in SB); 2 short blocks to 101 freeway and quick access to Santa Barbara Zoo (4 miles), Montecito (6 miles), Santa Barbara Airport (9 miles), UC Santa Barbara (10 miles), Santa Ynez Valley Wineries (25 miles), Pismo Beach (80 miles), San Luis Obisbo (90 miles), and Paso Robles (120 miles)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Having a small family of four that loves the comforts of home when we travel, we have been enamored with vacation rentals for almost two decades and now own three vacation properties, each with something unique to offer our guests. It all started with our mountain property in the Lake Tahoe area which we have been offering since 2000 and hosted hundreds of guests. We added our charming beach bungalow in Santa Barbara in 2013 and that has been such a big hit, we are replicating the effort with a beach area property on the border of North Pacific Beach and La Jolla.

Why the Owner Chose Downtown:
We spent 3 years looking for a beach property to complement the mountain property that we had been offering as a vacation rental for over a decade. We began our search in the Newport Beach area, mainly because we had family not too far away, but after 2+ years of searching and dozens of offers we lost out on, we realized it wasn't in the cards. We switched gears and focused on the Santa Barbara area, which we were visiting at least once a year, and while not super close to family and friends, made up for it with its lower congestion and charming appeal. We found our gem (which was actually already under contract, but in a bit of trouble) within two weeks. The home and area has exceeded every expectation and we sometimes wonder why Santa Barbara wasn't first on our list.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home was a complete dump when it was purchased by the 'flippers' who bought the property before us, but they did a pretty amazing job of transforming it from ugly ducking into prince charming. They took care of the inside of the house and we had the vision to transform the backyard into a vacation paradise. The location is perfect -- just far enough away from downtown to give you a unique 'Santa Barbara' locals experience, but close enough to walk to if you really want to take in the full Santa Barbara tourist experience.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Quintessential Santa Barbara Beach Bungalow

    Quintessential Santa Barbara Beach Bungalow

  • Cozy Living Room with Great Views and Lots of Light

    Cozy Living Room with Great Views and Lots of Light

  • Great Views Through Our Large Windows

    Great Views Through Our Large Windows

  • New Stainless Steel Appliances in Kitchen with Side Door Leading to Side Yard

    New Stainless Steel Appliances in Kitchen with Side Door Leading to Side Yard

  • Dining Room with Seating for Six and Bar Unit

    Dining Room with Seating for Six and Bar Unit

  • Master Bedroom has Shabby Chic Feel with Lots of Light as Well

    Master Bedroom has Shabby Chic Feel with Lots of Light as Well

  • 2nd Bedroom with 32' Flat Panel TV with Media Streamer

    2nd Bedroom with 32' Flat Panel TV with Media Streamer

  • 3rd Bedroom with 32' Flat Panel TV with Media Streamer

    3rd Bedroom with 32' Flat Panel TV with Media Streamer

  • Remodeled Powder Room

    Remodeled Powder Room

  • Private Backyard Flagstone Patio has Seating for Six with New 4 Burner Grill with Side Burner

    Private Backyard Flagstone Patio has Seating for Six with New 4 Burner Grill with Side Burner

  • Side yard has additional patio table with seating for 4 and a Kettler aluminum ping pong table

    Side yard has additional patio table with seating for 4 and a Kettler aluminum ping pong table

  • 8 Game Retro Arcade with Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Pole Position

    8 Game Retro Arcade with Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Pole Position

  • Cozy Living Room with 46' HD Flat Panel TV with Cable and Media Server

    Cozy Living Room with 46' HD Flat Panel TV with Cable and Media Server

  • Living Area has Open Layout with Living Room, Kitchen, & Dining Room Connected

    Living Area has Open Layout with Living Room, Kitchen, & Dining Room Connected

  • Lots of Light and Bar Seating in Remodeled Kitchen with Everything You Need to Prepare Meals

    Lots of Light and Bar Seating in Remodeled Kitchen with Everything You Need to Prepare Meals

  • Dining Room with Large Window for Lots of Light

    Dining Room with Large Window for Lots of Light

  • Master Bedroom has New California King Serta Sleeper

    Master Bedroom has New California King Serta Sleeper

  • 2nd Bedroom has New Queen Serta Sleeper and Access to Back Entertainment Area

    2nd Bedroom has New Queen Serta Sleeper and Access to Back Entertainment Area

  • 3rd Bedroom has French Door Access to Back Entertainment Area

    3rd Bedroom has French Door Access to Back Entertainment Area

  • Remodeled Bathroom with Shower Over Tub

    Remodeled Bathroom with Shower Over Tub

  • Recently Landscaped Backyard Entertainment Area with Flagstone Patio and Pergola

    Recently Landscaped Backyard Entertainment Area with Flagstone Patio and Pergola

  • Enjoy the cooler evenings in our backyard patio, complete with pyramid heater

    Enjoy the cooler evenings in our backyard patio, complete with pyramid heater

  • Detached Garage has Been Converted into Gameroom

    Detached Garage has Been Converted into Gameroom

  • Boogie & Surf Boards, Beach Chairs & Umbrellas Provided. 5 Cruisers Available.

    Boogie & Surf Boards, Beach Chairs & Umbrellas Provided. 5 Cruisers Available.

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/26/2015
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