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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: 09/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Downtown house 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!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 25 or older...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Oven:

            Stainless steel...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas cooktop...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dining
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

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

          Entertainment

          • Video Library:

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

          • Video Games:

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

          • Game Room:

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

          • Stereo:

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

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Books
          • Ping Pong Table

          Communications

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • 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

              • Water Sports Gear:

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

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

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

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cycling
              • Surfing
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Pier Fishing
              • Hospital
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Beachcombing
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Winery Tours
              • Playground
              • Marina
              • Churches
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall
              Sep 15 - Nov 22, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $300 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $2,000
              Winter
              Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $250 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $1,800
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $400 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $2,600
              Winter
              Jan 4 - Jan 26, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $250 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $1,800
              Intl. Film Festival
              Jan 27 - Feb 7, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $400 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $2,600
              Winter
              Feb 8 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $250 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $1,800
              Spring
              Mar 1 - Mar 26, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $300 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $2,100
              Spring Break
              Mar 27 - Apr 5, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $400 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $2,600
              Spring
              Apr 6 - May 14, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $300 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $2,000
              Summer
              May 15 - Sep 18, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $400 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $2,600
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $250 $500
              Fri, Sat
              $1,800

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $175
              • Tax Rate 12%

              Notes:

              Holiday and special event periods may be priced higher. Minimum stays vary depending on 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.

              50% of rental cost required upon booking to reserve dates, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 09/23/2014
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              Location

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

              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: This is our second vacation home/rental, purchased in April of 2013 and offered that July. We have had our 'mountain home' in Lake Tahoe since 1998 (renting since 2000) and have been looking for a complementary 'beach home' for over 2 years. We finally found our gem in early 2013 and look forward duplicating the enjoyment and experiences we have had with our Tahoe property.


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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 with 24' Flat Screen TV with DVD Player and Media Streamer

                Master Bedroom with 24' Flat Screen TV with DVD Player and Media Streamer

              • 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

              • 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.

              • 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

              • 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

              • Enjoy the cool Santa Barbara evenings with our patio space heater and blue tooth equipped sound system

                Enjoy the cool Santa Barbara evenings with our patio space heater and blue tooth equipped sound system

              VRBO #481053

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

              $250 - $500 per night (USD)
              11

              3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 09/23/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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