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Delightful Downtown Cottage: Walk Everywhere, Gated Yard, Gym, On-site Parking"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 895 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Well located, warmly decorated cottage is just three blocks to State Street

Cozy and Historic Santa Barbara Cottage:


From this adorable and very historic two bedroom, one bath home with gym and gated onsite parking, walk three blocks to the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and its shopping, dining, theaters and museums. Walk two blocks to the EF International Language School, Arlington or Granada Theaters.

A 10-12 minute walk gets you to Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara Rehab Center or Sansum Clinic.

The home is adorably laid out with a fully enclosed indoor porch, semi enclosed outdoor porch, washer/dryer, adorable galley kitchen, full dining room with historic details, large flat screen TV living room, medium sized flat screen in one bedroom, ample storage and mellow neighborhood. Walk a half a block to the iconic La Bamba Market for smaller shopping trips and enjoy an urban neighborhood feel from this comfortable and very Santa Barbara home.


- Wireless Internet

- Walking distance to downtown SB and State Street (3-5 blocks)

- Private, gated parking on property

- Game room

- Gym

- Outdoor dining

- Covered mini-lanai with seating for two

- Downtown neighborhood location

- Single home on private lot (not a multi-unit dwelling)

- Gated yard

- Backyard BBQ

- Pet friendly (please inquire)

- Beach gear (chairs, cooler, umbrella)

- High chair, stroller, pack-n-play crib, toys (please request)

- Top-rated dvds and board games

- Guide books, hiking books, "SB With Kids"

- 850 square feet

With a picket-fenced front yard and gated safe space for play in the back yard this is the perfect spot for relaxing, exploring the city, relaxing with friends and family or visiting the beach. The back yard is fully enclosed and private with outdoor dining and chaise lounge. Enjoy fresh off the vine grapes or sweet juicy oranges from the tree in the back corner of the yard. See it at

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Lynn

We've been welcoming guests to our collection of 11 vacation homes for 14 years. Meeting the lodging needs for travelers and locals alike is one of our greatest joys.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Lynn purchased this house in 2000

Why Lynn chose Oak Park

We chose this home because of its proximity to downtown in the more peaceful side of town. We loved the history of the neighborhood and the charm of the architectural details inside the home. The fact that it had a gated yard, and covered lanai was another unusual feature which drew us to this home - and the one next door which is an close copy.

What makes this house unique

On-site, gym, washer/dryer, gated parking, easy entry for handicapped, single level, sun room, gated back yard, walking distance to La Bamba Market, downtown and theaters.


Oak Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 895 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Outdoor hours: 9 am - 10 pm in consideration of the neighbors. Thank you!
  • Parking: parking onsite. to avoid a ticket park well into the driveway to avoid blocking the sidewalk.
  • Check-out: place sheets, towels and mats on laundry floor. Begin load of towels, clean dishes, take out trash and replace outside furniture covers.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Shower/tub combination, hair dyer, beach and shower towels, ample storage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , twin foam floor bed, perfect for youth or small adult
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Note: To sleep 10, guests can rent the house next door. VRBO 1141149 in addition to this property.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This adorable home has a private and lush back yard perfect for reading, dining, playing or exercise.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Cozy, comfortable, relaxing, and fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

LOVE! Besides the weather being gorgeous, our family of four (and our 2 beagles) lived here for a wonderfully relaxing and comfortable vacation during the week of Thanksgiving. It's a beautiful neighborhood and we walked the dogs frequently just to take in the architecture of neighboring homes and other buildings. The home itself is very comfortable, with comfy beds and furnishings. We prepared a full Thanksgiving feast -- the kitchen is petite but well furnished with lots of kitchen utensils, and we also hosted several college students (friends of our son) for dinner one evening! The fully fenced outdoor space is delightful, with a nice table and chairs (where we ate Thanksgiving dinner), and cozy porch where we enjoyed morning coffee. Our dogs were safe in back if we left them for a short time. This home is a delightful craftsman style bungalow with so much charm and character without feeling outdated or stuffy. We enjoyed the front porch which is also a terrific people watching spot! It really felt like our home away from home. We would definitely want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lynn is always a fantastic host! She is always accessible and makes sure everything is perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Oak Park Cottage. It was a cute and comfortable place. It was a great location for us too, between State and the hospital. Very clean and welcoming.

Thanks Again, Lynn!!


  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surprisingly quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed having the backyard street parking and on site washer/dryer a big plus. Cottage was comfortable, clean and well supplied. Quiet residential neighborhood but close to everything. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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super cute, close to everthing

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed our stay very much. Parking onsite was a plus, gated yard for our dog worked well and we walked almost everywhere. Beds are comfortable, house was clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Guest comment: cute and so close to our activities. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Public Market
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Courses
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Louie's at the Upham
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
West Beach
Car: not necessary

This home is just three blocks to Downtown and State Street, The Arlington Theater, The Public Market, Victoria theater, bars, restaurants, shopping and museums. The Urban Wine Trail, beach, Funk Zone and Stearn's Wharf are a quick trolley ride down state street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $495
Cleaning fee $195 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change and fluctuate based on number in party, length of stay and season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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