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Fabulous Downtown Living

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 1Bed/1Bath Each Unit

1 bed/1 bath. Completely renovated in 2008. Located 1 block west of State Street, x-street Chapala. Perfect California Bungalow style living.

*Modern, quiet and Safe, *Fabulous top quality queen, bed with high quality linens & pillows, *Fluffy Cozy Robes and Slippers, *Hardwood Floors, *37' Flat Screen TV with full cable & DVD player, *WiFi hardwired, *Full Kitchen, *Full Complimentary Washer/Dryer Private Facility, *Large Bathroom w/great Tiles and Large Soaking Tub, *8 minutes from Santa Barbara Airport(Pick up available on request), *Walk to town, no need for a car, *1.5 Mile walk each way to the beach & the wharf area,.

Keywords: Relaxing, amazing location, VERY CLEAN.

More Details

Caron Miller
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Caron Miller

Caron and Doug are fabulous hosts, and details are very important to them. They have gotten nothing but rave reviews about their property and what they offer. Caron is women's accessory designer and Doug is an architect and their place emits both of their love and talents.

Please call us to find out about other rental opportunities.

Caron Miller purchased this bungalow in 1991

Why Caron Miller chose Oak Park

Best location to downtown and the beach. It's really in the heartland of active part of Santa Barbara that includes theatre, great dining, great museums and shopping. You really don't need a car if you stay at this location. Very safe neighborhood and quiet.

What makes this bungalow unique

We upgraded the front unit in 2012 adding another unit to our location, which is great if 2 couples or 2 family groups want to be close but not in the same space. Front unit has amazing patio, middle unit has great garden area to hang in, read and enjoy an amazing succulent garden with water features and cozy furniture. Each unit have their own VRBO number.

This place is impeccably clean; the level of standards and attention to special details that are kept by the owners makes this place so special.

Call us to find out about other rental opportunities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"It's tempting to just say "ditto" by reference to the proceeding review pages. Doug & Caron are the consummate hosts. Both are highly talented & creative as well.

I appreciated most the sense of community into which they welcomed me. This is a personal place and a personal story.

I would be remiss if I didn't comment on the "Thomas Fire" that occurred during the first 3 weeks of my stay & the subsequent mudslide that cost 21 people their lives with 2 still missing. Both Caron & Doug and their friends guided me through the disaster so that I always felt informed and cared for.

An exemplary story of their kindness: Caron & Doug met a woman who lost everything except for a few items of clothing. Caron asked her if she had any scarves? When the woman said "no" Caron offered her the one she was wearing and showed her how to do so. The woman nearly cried as I nearly did when I heard the story.

I have already put down my deposit for next year, extending to a 3 month stay.
Dec 2017
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Oak Park Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We can sometimes get you earlier, just contact us prior to your arrival.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Each unit has fab soaking tub with amazing tile work
  • Amazing soaking tub, nice bath salts provided, along with great towels and nice fluffy bath robes with slippers.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Each unit has one deluxe queen bed
  • Queen size Bed (1) Double Pillow top with high quality bed linens which are pressed, along with down alternative duvet and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1.5 Blocks to downtown, walk to restaurants, museums, galleries, theaters and much more. Lots of local parks in the area. Deluxe California Bungalow style living in the heart of the best area of downtown Santa Barbara.


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Fabulous Downtown Living
average rating of 5.0 based on 78 reviews

Perfect bungalow walking distance to downtown SB

  • 5 of 5

If you're reading this and even considering staying here...STOP READING & BOOK IT! I only had about a week notice prior to having to move to SB for 5 weeks for an emergency medicine clinical rotation & I completely lucked out with finding this place! Caron & Doug were the best hosts & so accommodating to my odd emergency room hours when it came to being quiet and scheduling the cleaning fairies. They even helped me carry my luggage in when I arrived because I was on crutches. The detail and love they put into their units (I stayed in the middle unit - highly recommend) is easy to see and made me feel like I had my own home for the 5 weeks I was there. I didn't want to leave!

A couple quick points people usually have questions on that were big pluses to me:

- It's your own separate unit

- Kitchen stocked with everything you need

- Great bathroom with soaking tub

- There's a shared laundry room

- Very short walking distance to downtown

- Parking is never an issue (you get a visitor parking pass & there is always parking on the street out front or very close by)

- French doors that open into a beautiful little courtyard

- Cleaning fairies come in once a week and change sheets, towels, clean up

- Yummy banana bread on arrival :)

This place really has it all. I loved talking with Caron & Doug when I got the chance to - they really know the area, and have plenty of great recommendations! I miss SB so much already & know when I return I will be booking with Caron & Doug!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit, we miss you here. We'll see you again. Big love and huge success on being a great care giver you are fab. We so appreciated your stay. Xoxo
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Cozy Winter Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The location could not be prettier or more convenient! All the convenience of being in the heart of downtown with the feeling of being secluded in your own private sanctuary. Everything was beautiful and immaculate. Such a fabulous weekend for my husband's birthday! Thanks so much Caron and Doug!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry we didn't get to meet you both personally, maybe next time. xoxox
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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. Clean, well-stocked house, and wonderful hosts. Special arrival gift in the form of a delicious walnut cake.

Thank you for making our stay special!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to seeing you again. xoxox
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A perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Staying in Santa Barbara at Caron and Doug’s place is highly recommended and an experience not to miss. Like a 3-star restaurant it is worth the trip itself:) Great location, of tourists and still close to everything. The cozy house and garden has true character and quickly brings out your inner calm. Caron and Doug are the most fantastic hosts and know every little gem and restaurant to visit in Santa Barbara. Absolutely the best house we ever rented.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Santa Barbara Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my wife and I have stayed here. We came back a second time because we love it. It's a block away from State Street, so we ended up not driving all 4 days we stayed.

The unit is appointed very well. If you like color, warmth, quaintness, and want to live for a little while in a bit of historic coastal California, then this is the place for you. I hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so loved having you back. I now you know both units or so well. Thanks for your visit. See you next time. xoxxo Caron & Doug
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Relaxing, special, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my husband and I stayed on this property. First time we stayed in the bigger unit facing the front. We decided to stay in the back unit this time, and it has its own unique charm. The back unit opens up to the lovely patio, which is a relaxing garden oasis. The unit itself is bright colorful with designer finishes. The location is awesome, walking distance to delicious restaurants and downtown Santa Barbara. The kitchen is well stocked, you can easily whip up some homemade food with all the equipment provided. We loved using the bikes that are provided, biking to downtown Santa Barbara, and also easy ride to the beach and waterfront.

Caron and Doug are very friendly hosts. They also give great recommendations around the area should you need it. Last year, I forgot a piece of clothing and Caron promptly mailed it back to me. We look forward to staying there again for another relaxing and magical Santa Barbara stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed your second visit. Now you know both units, how special. We look forward to seeing you both again on your next Santa Barbara visit. Hugs Caron and Doug xoxo
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
SB Muni Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Train Staion
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
tons in the 4 block neighborhood
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
East Beach
Car: not necessary

Walking to town, only one block away. Great dining, shopping, hike trails are very close. We provide bicycles to cruise around town along with beach chairs and umbrellas to enjoy at the beach. We are in a residential/commercial area that is tucked away and quiet. Amazing patio with nice art and plantings. Also have a fire pit for evenings outside under the stars.

Note: We have 2 units on this property. Please see our website below.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (1 x per week) $400

Rates are subject to change by owner. These rates posted are only for long term stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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