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Mediterranean-Style City Living, Minutes to the Beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 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 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. A bath with shower and tub is between these bedrooms.

A spring wet suit and boogie board are included for surfing. Eight beach chairs complete the package.

More Details

Richard Kandler
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

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.


Oak Park 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Master Suite DBL sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    First Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Utilities included in rental fee.


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Mediterranean-Style City Living, Minutes to the Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Richard and Jane generously took the time to introduce us to their lovely home so that we were completely familiar with everything. Their home is perfectly situated close to downtown but also convenient to all the wonderful amenities that Santa Barbara has to offer. Inside and outside, this lovely place isn't lacking for anything and immediately became a delightful and comfortable home away from home for our nearly 2 months in town.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course (Public)
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Santa Barbara RR 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
Car: necessary

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 continuously changing array of famous entertainment - truly unusual in a city of this size.

Activities nearby: Hiking, rock climbing, biking, golf, tennis, horseshoes, lawn bowling, fishing, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, live theater, cinemas, museums, sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling/Diving, boating, sailing, water skiing, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing, beach picnics. One-and-a-half hour drive to Los Angeles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Bi-wk/exit cleaning each $80

Available year-round.

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

No local taxes are collected on rentals of 30 days or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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