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 the top 10 beaches in the 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 country 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. The single bedded room has a "library quiet" window air conditioner, for those few days every 2 to 3 years, when it might be needed. We think of it as our "cool safe" room.
A bath with shower and tub is between these bedrooms.
Eight beach chairs complete the package.
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 - truly unusual in a city of this size.