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Craftsman Apartment with Lots of Sunny Decks and Patios

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Last updated: 10/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lower Riviera apartment description

This apartment is on the 1st floor of a 3-story craftsman house in the riviera section of Santa Barbara. There is over 1400 square feet of living space for this apartment. This includes several decks and large patio. The apartment is 600 sf and the outdoor area, exclusive to this apartment, is 850 sf. There is 1 parking space for this unit. The upper level of the home has a separate tenant, whose entry is on the opposite side of the property.

Entering the gate there is a large wooden deck with a table and chairs and umbrella for your outdoor dining. Up a few brick steps and there is a brick patio with a stone bench sitting area. This is a non-smoking property however if you must smoke, please do so in this charming corner on the stone benches. Beyond the brick patio there are a couple of lounge chairs behind a privacy screen of bamboo and a gas bbq. To the right of this area is the front door of the apartment.

This is an old charming home built in the 1940's. Everything is a bit out of square with lots of little steps up and down and posts and beams all around. The entire apartment was recently remodeled, with new flooring, new paint, a new kitchen and a new bathroom.

There is 1 private bedroom with a queen size bed and a semi private sleeping alcove with an antique full size bed. The bed is fine for 2 adults, however it is a bit shorter than average at around 6 '- 2' in length. The alcove does not have a door and it is 3 steps up with a low ceiling of 6 feet.
The galley style kitchen has been completely remodeled with built in microwave, dishwasher, and granite counter tops. Fully stocked with dishes and cookware for inside and out.
The living room has plenty of comfortable seating, a tv with cable, dining table with 2 chairs and a bench, original art on the walls, and lots of sunshine.
The bedroom is accessed from the living room. There is an armoire with extra blankets and towels, wicker furniture and a small closet.
The newly remodeled bathroom is accessed from the bedroom, with a tiled shower, slate floors and lots of plush towels.
Also from the bedroom there are french doors leading to a private outdoor deck. This is the perfect place for morning coffee. From the private deck, stairs lead down back to the entry deck with the outdoor table.

There are 2 spots from this apartment that there is a smidgen of an ocean view, seen between the neighbor's roof, otherwise the charm of this house is all the wonderful sunny outdoor areas among the oak trees and the clean and cozy indoor areas.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed:

            smoking allowed outside on stone benches only ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            semi-private alcove ...moreless

          • 1 bedroom with queen bed, and 1 sleeping alcove, 3 steps up and low ceiling, semi private - no door...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • newly remodeled

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Festivals
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Paragliding
          • Parasailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Racquetball
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking:

            1 off street uncovered space...moreless

          • Towels Provided

          Kitchen

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

            elec. range, microwave, dishwasher, full size refridge, granite counter tops, tile floor, new cabinets...moreless

          • Microwave:

            new, built-in ...moreless

          • Oven:

            elec....moreless

          Outside

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            covered private deck off bedroom...moreless

           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Fall & Winter
          Oct 8 - Mar 31, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $175 $185
          Fri, Sat
          $1,050 $4,000
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $195 $210
          Fri, Sat
          $1,135 $4,500
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
          • Cleaning $95
          • Tax Rate 12%

          Notes:

          taxes are only chaged for rentals less than 30 days


          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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          Location

          9.6 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Santa Barbara
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          El Encanto Hotel
          2.4 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Muni Golf Course
          2.6 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Amtrak Station
          1.5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          US 101
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          El Encanto Hotel
          2.7 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          East Beach / Stearns Wharf

          Car: Recommended

          Santa Barbara is known as the American Riviera, and this apartment is located in the Riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara.

          This is a hilly eclectic residential neighborhood with lots of oaks and eucalyptus trees, shingled craftsman houses and Spanish style bungalows.

          From this apartment, the Santa Barbara Mission is walking distance (1/2 mile downhill) and the Natural History Museum is just a bit further. 1/2 block uphill is the infamous Belmond / Orient Express Hotel 'the El Encanto' with stunning panoramic views, an elegant bar and 5 star restaurant. Across the street from the hotel is the Riviera Movie Theater showing current hits and also is a wonderful historic location for part of the International Film Festival.

          This part of Santa Barbara is a quiet peaceful location, walking distance to downtown and even to the beach ( I would suggest a cab home however as it is uphill most of the way )

          There is just a glimpse of an ocean view from the living room and outdoor patio of this unit otherwise you will find a quiet and convenient location among the oak trees in a residential setting.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1991

          About the owner: I am a native Californian, coming to Santa Barbara after college in 1977. I have owned and managed rental property here since 1991. I am a ceramic artist and architect and mom of 2 grown kids.

          Why the Owner Chose Lower Riviera:
          This is a very clean, newly remodeled charming apartment in a centrally located part of the city. A car is helpful but not necessary, most things are walking distance and there is a bus line nearby. The neighborhood is quiet, there are lots of trees and birds. The apartment is not large however the outdoor decks and patio add a substantial amount of space for a family of 4 or 2 couples or a small group of friends. There is a gas bbq, plenty of outdoor seating, and lots of sun or shade.

          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
          This is a central location but away from hustle and bustle of downtown, a quiet neighborhood but near the Mission, the Natural History Museum, the El Encanto Hotel, and the Riviera Movie Theater.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Large private deck with dining set

            Large private deck with dining set

          • Gate and deck to left, brick patio to right

            Gate and deck to left, brick patio to right

          • front door to apartment and planter garden

            front door to apartment and planter garden

          • Entry and elevated sleeping alcove with antique bed and low ceiling

            Entry and elevated sleeping alcove with antique bed and low ceiling

          • Freshly painted sunny living room with tile floors and dining table

            Freshly painted sunny living room with tile floors and dining table

          • newly remodeled galley kitchen with electric range and built in microwave

            newly remodeled galley kitchen with electric range and built in microwave

          • living room with bedroom door to the right, kitchen and sleeping alcove beyond

            living room with bedroom door to the right, kitchen and sleeping alcove beyond

          • bedroom with french doors to private deck

            bedroom with french doors to private deck

          • remodeled bathroom with tiled shower and slate floors

            remodeled bathroom with tiled shower and slate floors

          • secluded deck off  bedroom

            secluded deck off bedroom

          • View of neighborhood

            View of neighborhood

          • Parking and steps up to gate to lower level apartment

            Parking and steps up to gate to lower level apartment

          • Front door to apartment and lounge chairs on brick patio

            Front door to apartment and lounge chairs on brick patio

          • 600 square feet apartment with 850 square feet of private outdoor living space

            600 square feet apartment with 850 square feet of private outdoor living space

          • sleeping alcove

            sleeping alcove

          • Living room with sleeping alcove beyond

            Living room with sleeping alcove beyond

          • granite counter tops, track lighting &  dishwasher

            granite counter tops, track lighting & dishwasher

          • bedroom with closet, recessed lights, bathroom to the left and access to deck

            bedroom with closet, recessed lights, bathroom to the left and access to deck

          • newly remodeled bathroom with slate tile floors

            newly remodeled bathroom with slate tile floors

          • bedroom doors to secluded deck

            bedroom doors to secluded deck

          • dining deck looking towards secluded deck off of bedroom

            dining deck looking towards secluded deck off of bedroom

          • Looking at the riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara from the ocean

            Looking at the riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara from the ocean

          VRBO #588962

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Sunday, October 19, 2014

          $175 - $210 per night (USD)
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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 10/19/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated 10/19/2014
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