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Charming 1917 Craftsman Bungalow Near Downtown

(43 Reviews)

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Two giant oaks frame the approach to the Painted Pony bungalow.


Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to the Painted Pony Bungalow. Take a step back in time in this century old bungalow secluded from the street by a giant oak tree. With two bedrooms and one bath, it accommodates four guests in comfort. Dog friendly, please inquire.

Our bungalow is located on a quiet, three block long street in the Bungalow Haven neighborhood that includes a large number of intact Craftsman-era bungalows in a four block square area. It's only six blocks from State Street, close enough for an easy walk and far enough to escape traffic and noise.

At State Street you'll find the Museum of Art and the newly rebuilt Granada Theater. The Santa Barbara County Bowl is three blocks away. The beach is two miles by car or bicycle. It’s only a mile to Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden.

Painted Pony Bungalow features these amenities:

Charming kitchen with original cabinetry, and a 50’s era Wedgewood stove, microwave, bright red corner booth, a microwave, a coffee maker and a washer & dryer tucked away in a closet. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans, utensils and tableware.

French doors open to the garden and deck, with a hot tub/spa seating six and a natural gas barbeque. The yard is fully enclosed and dog-friendly.

High-tech goodies include broadband Wi-Fi, 40” HDTV, DVD/CD player and an iPod/iPhone dock. The living and dining rooms feature early 20th century cabinetry and trim, oak floors and a gas fireplace.

The master bedroom has a queen bed. The front bedroom has a full bed. Both beds are extremely comfortable. Fresh bed linens and towels are provided. The bathroom has been recently renovated with new low-flow toilet, refinished tub, and vanity.

Keywords: bungalow, cottage, craftsman, painted, pony, house
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Our back yard is secure for dogs. Contact us about bringing your pooch....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable service from Cox Cable ...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    State Street is 6 blocks away, with the art museum, theaters and very good restaurants within a couple blocks, and great shopping a few blocks south. The County Bowl concert venue is 3 blocks away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Scandinavian modern dining table with pull-out leaves seats six....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    High-speed internet from Cox Cable....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacking dryer tucked away in a closet in the kitchen with the washer...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Off-street parking located behind the house. Plentiful on-street parking available if you have a second vehicle....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading washer conveniently located in the kitchen....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password protected Wi-Fi for secure Internet browsing and email....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the pots and pans and utensils that the most creative cook could want....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen includes all the original Craftsman cabinetry , a microwave, breakfast nook and all the pots and pans, dishes, silverware and utensils you need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    50's vintage Wedgewood stove with griddle...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Redwood deck runs the width of the house in back. Table and chairs make it the perfect place for breakfast on sunny days. (It's almost always sunny in Santa Barbara.)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural gas grill. No more empty propane tanks....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private secluded hot tub in the back yard seats up to six people....moreless



from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April May June
Apr 13 - Jun 30, 2017
30 night min stay

July August
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2017
30 night min stay

September October
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning fee $175
  • Pet Fee $150


Cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled 60 days or more before scheduled arrival are refunded in full, less a $250 fee. Reservations cancelled less than 60 days before scheduled arrival are refunded to the extent that we are able to re-book the reserved days.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Benchmark Eatery
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Santa Barbara
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Benchmark Eatery
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
East Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Dog parks, dog-friendly beaches, Kid's World Park (Alameda & Keck Park). Owners run The Book Den, California's oldest used book store.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: We are Eric Kelley and Peggy Lindt. Eric is the owner of The Book Den; founded in 1902, it is among California's oldest book stores. Peggy is an artist and designer. Her art work has been used in postcards, calendars, books, and several Old Spanish Days Fiesta posters. Peggy has lived in Santa Barbara since childhood. Eric came to town when he bought The Book Den in 1979.

Why the Owner Chose Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA, USA:
We bought this house for ourselves to live in. When Peggy's mother needed more assistance, we moved across town to help, and thought we'd rather rent the bungalow furnished as a vacation rental than have to store all of our furniture. We've always loved the eastside location. It's in Santa Barbara's Bungalow Haven neighborhood, so the whole area is full of nicely maintained bungalows. It's easy walking distance to downtown; Eric and our dog Django often walked to work together. If you stay at Painted Pony Bungalow, you'll get a real feel for old-fashioned Santa Barbara living.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Staying in Painted Pony Bungalow gives all the old-fashioned comfort of a craftsman bungalow built in 1917, with lovely woodwork and built-in cabinetry, and vintage kitchen and oak floors. But you don't have to leave 21st century conveniences behind. There's a hot tub, HD television and wi-fi Internet. It's the best combination of the old and the new.

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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • Two giant oaks frame the approach to the Painted Pony bungalow.

    Two giant oaks frame the approach to the Painted Pony bungalow.

  • A Wedgewood stove and original cabinets grace the kitchen.

    A Wedgewood stove and original cabinets grace the kitchen.

  • Queen size bed in the main bedroom.

    Queen size bed in the main bedroom.

  • Enjoy your breakfast in this colorful kitchen booth.

    Enjoy your breakfast in this colorful kitchen booth.

  • Main bedroom windows look out to the garden and deck.

    Main bedroom windows look out to the garden and deck.

  • The back yard.

    The back yard.

  • Back yard features hot tub, deck and gas barbeque

    Back yard features hot tub, deck and gas barbeque

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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