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Downtown Central Santa Barbara Fully Furnished House

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View of front door, birdbath on right Avocado tree on left


Last updated: 12/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Eastside house description

Come and celebrate in our beautiful downtown Santa Barbara home. Our gardens are filled with fruit trees and organic vegetables as well as sweet smelling flowers. You will live in a newly decorated home surrounded by the paintings of a long time Santa Barbara artist. A library of over 4000 books covering a broad scope of subjects awaits your curiosity. This charming 2 bedroom home, built in 1926 and recently upgraded to meet modern day needs, is cozy and comfortable. Overlooking the back garden is a sitting room with a sofa that easily converts to a double bed with an excellent mattress. We ask that you remove your shoes upon entering in order to keep the floors and rugs fresh and clean. There is parking available in the driveway. Up to 6 people can comfortably enjoy this wonderful space.

Due to a excellent central location, you will be walking distance from tasty restaurants, wonderful entertainment, movie and dance theaters, art galleries and a variety of shops in every price range. There is weekly free entertainment and classes. A yoga studio is 2 blocks away.

Amenities are provided, i.e., sheets, towels, etc.

The house is one block from the beautiful Alice Keck Park known for its water conservation plantings and a small body of water inhabited by ducks, fish and turtles and SB charm. The historic Sunken Gardens, Courthouse and public Library are about 3 blocks away. The bus stop is one block over and service up and down State Street goes well into the evening, so the harbor and even the UC Santa Barbara campus is possible without an auto. Shuttle service ($.25) is two blocks away and it can take you down to the harbor and any place along State St. Cantwell's local market is also only one block away, on State and Arrellaga. They sell healthy take-out meals, freshly brewed coffee, tea, beer, snacks, some produce and hot dishes, some groceries, wines and beers, etc. Two health food stores are short drives away, the closest being Whole Foods on upper State St.

Aside from this past winter Santa Barbara is in a Mediterranean climate zone with winter rains, when they come. Normally, SB has over 85% of its days sunny, with even overcast mornings blended into bright sunny afternoons. Surf and beach walks are short drives away. Lots of hiking possibilities. SB is famous for its architecture. Since the last big earthquake in 1925, all the downtown buildings were built in the Spanish style, with tile roofs, iron grated windows, gates, and other features.

We have introductory information about Santa Barbara for visitors as well: history, places of interest, maps and a video on the history of SB, etc.

The base rental rate specified is monthly but we can accommodate shorter visits as well ($225/nite 3 nights min). Weekly rate is $1400. Monthly rate is $4500. More than two people add a negotiable fee. Tax is 12% of the base rate.

There is an additional cleaning fee of $120 and a $250 refundable damage deposit. Sorry no pets, no smoking, and no shoes.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            We also require guests to switch out of street shoes to help keep things clean...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

            futon is in art/computer room...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 2 queen

            This main bedroom has own bath, bedroom 2, 3 futon share ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

            3rd bedroom is being converted from old office 12/14,...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            We are located downtown one block from the main drag, state street, .25 gets a ride to the beach maybe 10 blocks...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Transverse mountain range visible from most locations in Santa Barbara, short drive gets into the hills for great view of whole area....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Paragliding
          • Parasailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Racquetball
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Area


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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $1,800 $7,200
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • extra persons over 6 $25 + tax
              • cleaning fee $120
              • Tax Rate 12%


              Standard rate is based on 6 people or less. Over 6 people we add a $12.50/person per night fee.

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              Last updated: 12/05/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Santa Barbara Airport, Los Angeles (LAX)
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Hendry's Beach with restaurant and dog walk

              Car: Not Necessary

              call me for anything special as Santa Barbara has too many things to get a decent list together 805-636-1789


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1998

              About the owner: Retired scientist, writer, painter, perpetual student, raised in Lyndhurst New Jersey, BC, MS from U. of Delaware had football schlorship, PHD UC, Berkeley, biological control specialist ran own non-profit for 40 years, fear climate changes will bring drastic changes most are not prepared for, like to produce some of my own food. See website; blog: entomological philosopher. Wife Shavda, former spiritual explorer, responsible for aesthetic surroundings in and around the house.

              Why the Owner Chose Eastside:
              We inherited the house from former wife's folks. Santa Barbara has over 85% of its days sunny, house is centrally located with easy access to downtown and to mass transport to get interesting places by walking or without a car, health food stores take a car, train station and airport short cab rides. We love it here but also like to travel in our camper as we are painters also and want to capture what beauty exists before it is paved over and filled with people.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Our home has been described a cozy, convenient, and comfortable. We have now great water supply, and a third bedroom. Wifi and broadband access as well as a potential satellite hookup. Good video and book library, big backyard with patio dining and barbecue possibilities. The convenient location means no car is needed to sample the local environments.

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              Speaks: english, spanish



              • View of front door, birdbath on right Avocado tree on left

                View of front door, birdbath on right Avocado tree on left

              • View of Dinning Table looking thru to back door

                View of Dinning Table looking thru to back door

              • Sitting Room looking out back door to garden

                Sitting Room looking out back door to garden

              • Bathroom for Master Bedroom, Not fish tile

                Bathroom for Master Bedroom, Not fish tile

              • Kitchen, Frig on left

                Kitchen, Frig on left

              • view of back door from garden

                view of back door from garden

              • Second Bedroom with private entrance

                Second Bedroom with private entrance

              • Inside looking at front door

                Inside looking at front door

              • Dinning room with front door from inside

                Dinning room with front door from inside

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Living Room with fireplace

                Living Room with fireplace

              • Laundry Room view into back garden

                Laundry Room view into back garden

              • More of back garden

                More of back garden

              • Bathroom with tub next to Second Bedroom

                Bathroom with tub next to Second Bedroom

              VRBO #597328

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

              $300 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 12/05/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Speaks: english, spanish
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