In-Town Retreat with Pool and Spa
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Welcome to your own serene and private holiday resort. If you have a minimum of one week for your Santa Barbara stay, come to Casa dei Fiori--our 'house of flowers.' This very special Spanish-style bungalow has been recently remodeled to provide every luxury comfort for your special time in beautiful Santa Barbara—in a location convenient to the beach, and all the restaurants and cultural amenities that make Santa Barbara such a wonderful place to visit.
Located in the “upper east” area in downtown Santa Barbara, you will be able walk to restaurants, shopping and famous landmarks such as the Santa Barbara Mission (six blocks away), the Museum of Art, the world-famous Courthouse, the Lobero Theatre and the Presidio complex.
But you also might like to…
• Relax in front of one of three wood burning fireplaces (one out on the large, private terracotta tile patio) or
• Take a swim in the 40 X 10 foot lap pool, or
• Savor a glass of wine while you soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi spa
Or...enjoy the newly designed garden (2016) with fountain and ornamental succulents, roses, and bougainvillea
The house is cozy, yet comfortably designed for easy living. The large new master suite on the second floor provides quiet privacy. A small study or nursery adjoins the master bedroom along with an expansive bath and walk-in closet. Restful colors of the sea and sand will soothe your mind and open your soul. And a balcony off the master is there for you to enjoy your morning coffee while you gaze down on the flowering garden.
Downstairs you will find two additional bedrooms: one with queen bed and a sizeable closet, the other with a brand new, double-bed size high quality fold-out couch (no iron rungs under your back!), along with an artfully designed second bath. All linens are provided as well as beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, and a beach umbrella.
The living room, separate formal dining room, and expansive family room with breakfast area provide plenty of space to relax and entertain. And the state-of-the art kitchen (granite counters; Viking, Sub-Zero, Miele appliances; Cuisinart, Nespresso) is fully equipped and a cook’s paradise.
A 42” HDTV, CD/DVD player, and stereo receiver are ready to entertain you. And of course, the wi-fi system provides high-speed internet access throughout the house.
What more can you possibly desire? Come to beautiful “Casa dei Fiori.”
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Member since: 2007
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- King size beds (1) In gracious master suite, large king bed with duvet and lots of comfy pillows, Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom #2 contains queen bed, dresser, expansive closet., Twin or Single Beds (2) Bedroom #3 has a full-size convertible sofa--high end foam mattress that sleeps one, possibly two, a dresser, and a small walk-in closet, Baby Cribs (1) A portable crib can be provided, on request. Crib fits nicely into a small study/nursery off the upstairs master bedroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- This home is fresh and open from front to back. But its charms are well hidden from the street. Located on a quiet side street in one of the most charming areas in Santa Barbara, this home has been designed to provide every comfort. In addition to the rooms described above, there is a dining area in the kitchen/family room as well as a small formal dining room that seats six....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
Kitchen with all stainless steel, high-end appliances. Viking stove; Sub-Zero 36' refrigerator; quiet Bosch dishwasher. Beautiful granite counter tops are complimented by custom decorative tile work and easy to clean tile floor. A cook's dream....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Large Saltillo tile patio with seating for up to 6 people . Market umbrellas and a lovely pergola provide shade. Behind the patio, walk down the flagstone garden path to lap pool and in-ground jacuzzi with jets...moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 12 - Dec 3, 2016
7 night min stay
Dec 10 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay
Apr 8 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- Final Cleaning $200
- Tax Rate 12%
Initial payment of $1500 will serve as both a rental deposit as well as the damage deposit, which I hold in escrow until after you leave the property. Full rent plus the 12 % local occupancy tax is payable 30 days before the rental period commences. If your rental is for 30 days or longer, the occupancy tax will not be charged.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Our house is in a quiet residential area of 'downtown' Santa Barbara. The beautiful Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden are a ten-minute walk from our house--or less than five minutes by car. You can also walk--about 20 - 25 minutes--down to the beautiful Santa Barbara courthouse or the Museum of Art and Public Library. We walk downtown all the time!
And if you don't feel like walking back, it's easy to hop on the State Street bus #6 or 11, which stops a block from our house.
Also close by are the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and the SB Botanical Garden--best reached by car.
We are also a 10-minute drive from several beaches; 15 minutes from the Marina.
Favorite spots: The Boathouse restaurants at Hendry's beach--a real hotspot about 10 minutes by car from our house; Hendry's beach itself--a long, wide stretch of beach where you can walk for miles. Wonderful for children; The El Encanto Hotel for a sunset drink--about five minutes by car, and watching the pelicans dive out on Stearn's Wharf while sipping a cocktail at the restaurant. We also especially love the Natural History Museum which has exceptional exhibits of local birds and wildlife as well as a real whale skeleton! Santa Barbara is a very special place. We feel so fortunate to have a home there.
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: We are college professors in New York and have owned our Santa Barbara house as a second home for 21 years. We met here in Santa Barbara in the mid-1970's while teaching at UCSB. We later moved back East and for the past 15 years have been teaching at New York University. But we knew we wanted to retire in Santa Barbara--a little piece of paradise. We now consider our house here a true home and not a 'rental unit.' We especially love the quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the beautiful Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden.
Why the Owner Chose Oak Park (Santa Barbara, CA, USA):
I loved this house immediately when we first started looking in 1993. The street is very quiet--not a lot of through traffic, and the back garden is large. I wanted to build a pool someday--and now that dream is a reality in our beautiful 40 X 10 foot lap pool and spa. Since the years of drought here in California don't seem to be coming to an end, I have now completely re-designed and planted our lovely back and front gardens to use more succulents and low-water native plants. I love to garden!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We remodeled the entire house a few years ago, adding an upstairs master suite and large family room at the back of the house, In addition, we put in a splendid new back yard with the pool, spa, and outdoor fireplace. I love that I am able to sit outside at all times of the year and enjoy the quiet, the garden, and then walk into town to enjoy all of the charming amenities in Santa Barbara. Long walks on the beach are the best!
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Very private 40-foot lap pool and spa
View out to the pool
View of the patio and fireplace looking back to pool
Fragrant Jasmine in bloom!
Large comfortable family room opens to the private patio; dining for 6
Full dining room looks out on side garden
Master bedroom--your soothing retreat
Artful first-floor bath
Bedroom/study--gets lots of afternoon sun!
Cozy Front porch
Lovely new fountain!
New succulent garden by the pool
Dine al fresco next to the wood-burning firplace
Comfortable seating in the sunshine
Cozy newly furnished living room with third fireplace!
Brand new kitchen--all high-end appliances
Luxurious master bath with large glass-enclosed shower and deep soaking tub
Bedroom/study with high-end fold out couch
French doors out to patio
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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