Escape to the California Riviera in Our Charming 3 Bedroom Santa Barbara Cottage
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- 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 'California 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 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 couple of comfortable lounge chairs, bistro table 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!
- 1350 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Video Games:
- Game Room:
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- 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)...moreless
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Perfect Cottage; Great Location!
Perfect Cottage; Great Location!
This cottage was the perfect spot for our family of two college kids and one teen. The home is beautifully appointed, with the blend of upscale touches and shabby chic beach motif. The linens were amazing! Attention to everything a traveler needs has been given. I only wish our stay was longer so that we could have a few meals in the home; either cooking in the gorgeous kitchen or or BBQing on the newly laid outdoor patio. Kids/teens will LOVE the garage filled with arcade games too. The layout and flow of the home gives it a spacious feel and the use of indoor/outdoor space allows the home to feel large. Location is uptown in a neighborhood so getting to the beach (or even down to State St. if youre not up for a little walk) requires wheels (or some sort). In the neighborhood, there is an awesome coffee spot that seems to be a perfect hangout for locals, a really good pizza place around the corner, and a SB famous ice cream spot - all within easy walking distance. Owner is awesome - cannot overstate how easy he made the whole process go and it went without any hiccups. We would highly recommend this cottage vacation escape!
- Guest Saint Kelly (San Francisco Bay Area)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 09/16/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 3 - Feb 28, 2014
2 night min stay
Mar 1 - May 15, 2014
2 night min stay
May 16 - Sep 14, 2014
3 night min stay
Sep 15 - Oct 31, 2014
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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50% of rental cost required upon booking to reserve dates, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
- Tax Rate 12%
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- Nearest Airport: Santa Barbara Airport at 9 Miles
- Nearest Train: Santa Barbara Train Station at 2 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 101 at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: West Beach at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Derf's Cafe at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Daily Grind at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: This is our second vacation home/rental, purchased in 2013. 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 we have had with our Tahoe property.
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Quintessential Santa Barbara Beach Bungalow
Cozy Living Room with Great Views and Lots of Light
Great Views Through Our Large Windows
Lots of Light in Remodeled Kitchen with Everything You Need to Prepare Meals
Dining Room with Large Window for Lots of Light
Master Bedroom has New California King Serta Sleeper
2nd Bedroom has New Queen Serta Sleeper and Access to Back Entertainment Area
3rd Bedroom has French Door Access to Back Entertainment Area
Remodeled Bathroom with Shower Over Tub
Recently Landscaped Backyard Entertainment Area with Flagstone Patio and Pergola
Private Backyard Flagstone Patio with New 4 Burner Grill with Side Burner
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
Living Area has Open Layout with Living Room, Kitchen, & Dining Room Connected
Remodeled Kitchen with Bar Seating
New Stainless Steel Appliances in Kitchen with Side Door Leading to Side Yard
Dining Room with Seating for Six and Bar Unit
Master Bedroom with 24' Flat Screen TV with DVD Player and Media Streamer
2nd Bedroom with 32' Flat Panel TV with Media Streamer
3rd Bedroom with 32' Flat Panel TV with Media Streamer
Remodeled Powder Room
Private Backyard Flagstone Patio has Seating for Six and Water Fountain
Detached Garage has Been Converted into Gameroom
Boogie & Surf Boards, Beach Chairs & Umbrellas Provided. 5 Cruisers Available.
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