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Mediterranean-Style City Living, Minutes to the Beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights


Oak Park House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

City living at its best. The romance and charm of the Mediterranean, set on one of Santa Barbara's quaintest streets, in the most desirable part of town. An easy stroll to sidewalk coffee shops and cafes. The historic Mission is only 4 blocks away. Less than a mile to the heart of the shopping, dining, theater, and historic area. Two miles to East Beach - one of top 10 beaches in United States.

This Mediterranean style home is close enough to enjoy easy access to the downtown, but also provides a quiet respite after a busy day. Totally renovated and elegantly furnished throughout. The home is filled with antique elements, carousel animals, and wonderful details not found in typical rental homes.

The bright, new, hand crafted country kitchen is a gourmet's delight, with Viking range, granite counters and French sink. The Italian floor tiles flow through the large dining room, out the French doors to the secluded and quiet courtyard. The two fountains, canvas umbrellas, with dining facilities for 8-10, make for enchanting entertaining. Garden lights and portable gas heater extend the cooler evenings.

The second floor master suite with king sized bed, has an adjoining marble tiled bath with extra large shower. The suite's private, 20 foot covered balcony is ideal for reading or relaxing.

The generous first floor bedrooms contain a queen sized and two single beds respectively. A bath with shower and tub is between these bedrooms.

Beach chairs and beach towels included.

Comments from past renters:

'In the 13 years of vacation rentals in Santa Barbara, this home is the best.' Minneapolis, MN

'Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home...wish we could live here.' Chicago, IL

Santa Barbara is unique. Almost everything, from world class shopping and dining, to performances and historic attractions, are within walking distance or a short shuttle ride. There are typically more activities to explore on a weekend than you can take in.

The city is noted for its abundance of restaurants - highest per capita ratio in the country (just ahead of NYC and San Francisco). The Lobero Theater, Civic Light Opera, S.B. Bowl, Arlington Theater, UCSB Arts & Lecture Series, and The Music Academy of the West, are unique in supplying a constantly changing array of famous entertainment - truely unusual in a city of this size.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Richard Kandler
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Richard Kandler

We've been renting our totally remodeled Santa Barbara home through VRBO since 2001.

It has given us a chance to travel the world. We still have new countries to visit and out of the way places to explore. We've walked 500 miles in England, spent 2 months in India(and stayed healthy), and traveled throughout SE Asia.

Our renters always comment on our great location and enjoyable house with great amenities. They are never disappointed, hate to leave, and of course, want to move to Santa Barbara!

Richard Kandler purchased this house in 1993

What makes this house unique

Santa Barbara is a city of micro climates. Our location does not suffer the coastal fog of some other locations around town and of course we enjoy an abundance of sunny days. We are able to walk to State St., the main shopping, dining, movie, coffee house area of Santa Barbara as well. The Santa Barbara Mission is also a short walk away as is the beautiful citizen maintained public rose garden.


1 traveler review

Mediterranean-Style City Living, Minutes to the Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Scottsdale Arizona

Mediterranean-Style City Living, Minutes to the Beach.

  • 5 of 5

Everything that the owners state on their house is an understatement. The property is wonderful and the owners were so helpful. Our children came up form Los Angeles and we had wonderful evenings in the backyard over barbequed prime stakes and many bottles of wine that we bought at the local vineyards. the evening were pleasantly chilly and the girl had blankets on the boys smoked cigars as we relived their childhood. This wonderful house and backyard was so comfortable for all of us we felt we were in our own home. My wife is a clean freak and the house was immaculate with helpful notes taped to appliances etc. on there operation.

Santa Barbara has some of the most beautiful country we have seen in the world and the house was very near the freeways for easy access to the vineyards. There were also many different and unique restaurants in town that were LOCALLY owned. The public beaches are large, clean with lots of parking.

We look forward to renting their house again next year if we are not in Europe.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course (Public)
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Railroad Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 101 (Mission St. Exit)
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Las Agaves, Our Daily Bread
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
East Beach, West Beach, Arroyo Burro Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Mission
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Arlington Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Granada Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
West Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
East Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
McConnel's Ice Cream
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Oak Park House Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Weekly cleaning fee $80

Weekly and exit housekeeping required. $80 cleaning fee to be paid directly to housekeeper.

Available year-round.

No local city taxes required for rentals of 30 days or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Oak Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom First Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , Double Sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Suite - 1 king
    First Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    First floor bedroom - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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