2 Bedrooms plus one trundle in TV room. Families and pets welcome.
- english, french, spanish, italian
About Dawn Sherry
I am an Architect and own and operate my small firm on the same block as the Petite Maison. I have lived on my boat, Aurora, a classic wooden Grand Banks Pilothouse Trawler, in the Santa Barbara Harbor for 18 years. I am lucky enough to be able to walk to my office with my big white dog, Brigitte, who is lucky enough to lay in the bay window all day watching the world go by while I carry on, working tirelessly to support her passion for marrow bones. In my next life I want to be Brigitte. Don't get me wrong, I love my job. Sometimes, though, sitting in a bay window eating marrow bones sounds really cool. When I'm not working, you might find me behind my keyboard playing in a local bar with my all girl rock band, Midnight Mynx.
Dawn Sherry purchased this House in 2007
Why Dawn Sherry chose Lower State
I fell in love with this little house in 2007 and had wanted to own a house in Santa Barbara since I moved here in 1989. I had been looking for a property centrally-located and one that I could also use as my architectural office. I ended up liking this particular block of downtown so much I purchased another house up the block and converted it to my office. The house is perfect as a hotel use, being in the heart of downtown.
What makes this House unique
I have traveled all over the world collecting books and unique and interesting artifacts but it is Africa that has stolen my heart and because the house is Victorian, I've chosen to bring in the African Colonial influence into the decor so that I am reminded of my safari bush trips every day. An African Safari is probably the most remote vacation you could imagine and because I wanted guests to have a true "get away" experience, you'll see this influence in all of the rooms including Masai Shukas scattered about. Everything in the house has a story and a special meaning to me so if you're up for some good stories, I can tell you some!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had an amazing time at this place! The location is perfect right in the heart of downtown, but still very private. There is a bunch of great spots within quick walking distance. Check in was super easy, and we really loved the unique space. The house was very clean, and we appreciated all the little touches the host added. The house is very comfortable for 4 people, and can probably still fit up to 6. The backyard is awesome as well. Overall, I would highly recommend!
Cute cottage in downtown SB
Clean, well-stocked cottage. Our family spent a very cozy evening here. Wine in the fridge and excellent communication really took it to the next level.
We had an amazing stay! Loved it.
This small but perfectly formed cottage in SB was everything we hoped for and more. Great location with short walks to shops, beach and sights. The owners attention to detail in the property made us feel so welcome. The use of 4 bikes, the outside area with BBQ and fire pit were highlights. Can’t recommend this place enough. Thank you just wish we were staying longer!
Cute little house have everything we needed!
clean well furnished great location. what else could you want
The neighborhood is wonderfully eclectic with small houses on one side of the street, small businesses on the other, and only two blocks from State Street. One block down is a Smart and Final, perfect for grocery runs and there is an Office Max next door to that. One of the best neighborhood street taco places is around the corner on Haley Street. My friend, Jill (Jill's Place) is one block up and pours one of the best martinis in Santa Barbara (The strongest ones are one block west, at Joe's). Our Farmer's Markets is one block north on Saturday mornings! There is really too much to list. Safe to say you don't have to walk more than two blocks to get the juiciest organic peach, a massage, manicure, haircut, new chic bikini, pint of Guiness, movie, ice cream, espresso, retail therapy and steak dinner.