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Charming San Roque Cottage Walking Distance to Everything

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Experience the quintessential Santa Barbara neighborhood. The house was built in 1930, and has been extensively remodeled including the bathrooms and the kitchen. The living room is comfortable and well appointed as well as featuring a 70" diagonal Sony TV, surround sound, Basic Cable, Apple TV, Netflix, HBO Now, Amazon Prime Video, and a BluRay/DVD player. There is WiFi and Internet. All 3 bedrooms are large, airy, and full of light. The kitchen is new with stainless appliances and granite tops. The Sunroom connected to the kitchen is the place to hang out with it's French doors (3) and 4 large windows. Off the Sunroom is a redwood deck w/ umbrella.

The places to walk to are pretty impressive and include 2 grocery stores, a Trader Joe's, 3 sushi bars, 3 Italian places, several Mexican places including Los Agaves, the best in SB, a couple of new California Cuisine excellent eateries, a CVS, 4 (at least) nail salons, bookstore ( printed books), Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course, 3 breakfast places, a couple of bakeries, several bars, 2 Thai restaurants, 3 pizza joints (including Marty's-The Best in SB), Harry's Plaza Cafe, The Tee Off (SB's best steakhouse/bar), 2 dry cleaners, The Golf Klub, an Evan's Relaxing Station for affordable massages - foot, back, and chair, a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, an Indian Restaurant that has an awesome lunch buffet among other things, gas stations, liquor stores, a Bev-Mo, convenience stores, on and on....ALL of this a few blocks from our quiet neighborhood.

My wife and I have a small and separate cottage at the rear of the property, that we stay in while you are our guests in the main house. We occupy the carport which is attached to our unit, and far back patio as well. Access to the detached laundry is provided. We use the driveway to access our unit and carport. Street parking is readily available.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, A little bit of Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018


I am a retired General Contractor and Cabinetmaker, and my wife is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist w/ a private practice in downtown Ventura. I have lived in this house since 1985, and in Santa Barbara since 1968. Before I started my contracting/cabinetmaking business, I was an abalone and sea urchin diver, and spent 5 years diving all around the Channel Islands, and our coast as far north as Point Conception.

My wife and I travel a lot, and when we are in Santa Barbara, we live in our guest cottage behind our house when we have VRBO guests.

RODNEY UTT purchased this house in 1985

Why RODNEY UTT chose East San Roque

This home was the family home of a good friend. I purchased it from her mother who was ready to move. My friend said to me one day...."You need to buy my parent's house." I did.


East San Roque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The desktop computer in the Sunroom off the kitchen is the owner's, is off, and password protected. Please leave alone.
  • Our living room sectional and ottoman and brand new and my wife's pride and joy. Please be sensitive and careful with food & drink.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This bedroom shares a full bath w/ bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom shares a full bath w/ bedroom 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom has an ensuite full bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Charming San Roque Cottage Walking Distance to Everything
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

The PERFECT home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay. The house is charming and comfortable, great location, very clean, and had everything we needed. On top of the great stay we had, working with Rodney and his wife was such a treat and made our trip perfect. Thank you for the recommendations and for being so helpful as this was my first time renting through HomeAway.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Jaime.....thank you for your kind words. You guys were the perfect guests, and we loved being able to recommend places based on living here for 50 years this year. Take good care and we hope to see you again. RDU & CGU
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Clean and spacious. Close to everything including Santa Barbara bowl. Owner easy to work with and very accomodating. You can’t go wrong!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place in a good neighborhood location.

  • 4 of 5

We only stayed two nights so our sample size was small. There were 6 of us, three adult couples. Here are the highlights...


Nice, well kept home. Comfortable.

Well stocked kitchen.

Quiet residential street that felt very safe.

Close to shopping and restaurants.

Quick drive to downtown or beaches.


The glasses and dishes all smelled like paint (because of newly painted cabinets, perhaps). We handwashed them all before use.

The house was hot. There were small ac units but they couldn't handle the warmth.

The tv soundbar was screwed up so we couldn't turn down the tv volumne. We called the owner but he was out of town and got back to us too late.

It would have been nice to be able to park our car in the dricceway instead of the street.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Rodney was so helpful to us for checking in and ensuring we had everything we needed. Beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms and kitchen were stocked. 3 bedrooms can comfortably sleep 6 and there are two living rooms for hang out spots! Plenty of parking outside, and super close to state street where everything happens!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sammi for the great review! It was a pleasure meeting you and your people! Best...........Rodney
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Terrific walkable location; comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Our host Rodney was helpful and accommodating. The house was well-appointed and quite comfortable for our family of 5. Great find!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review was great to meet you and Charlie and your lovely children. I hope you all enjoyed Fiesta and the weather.
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Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Super cute house, very spacious and clean, and friendly host! We felt very welcomed! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tessa! We really enjoyed you all as our guests, and hope to see you in the future. RDU
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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.