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Charming 1917 Craftsman Bungalow Near Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights


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

More Details

Peggy Lindt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Peggy Lindt

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.

Peggy Lindt purchased this bungalow in 1991

Why Peggy Lindt chose Laguna

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

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.


Laguna Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Charming 1917 Craftsman Bungalow Near Downtown
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews
Vancouver, BC

Terrific first impression of Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

The house was very cute and homey. Well laid out and decorated with everything we needed to cook, relax (hot tub and quiet yard out back), and best of all close proximity (< 1 mile) to state street and other attractions. Peggy was also very responsive and wanted to make sure we had a great time - a terrific host. We would stay here again

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for small family

  • 5 of 5

My family of three stayed at this bungalow for four nights. We had a two-year old with us so we needed a place with a kitchen and space for play. The home is completely functional with microwave, pots/pans, dishes, toaster, cable TV, etc. Peggy was very nice and helpful as well. My husband forgot his briefcase there and Peggy was kind enough to ship it to him. The location is close driving distance to all attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two people and a dog ;)

  • 4 of 5

This little house was perfect for our short vacation. The neighborhood is friendly and very pretty, excellent for evening or morning walks.

The house is charming and ten minutes away from mostly everywhere we wanted to go to in town. It is the perfect size for a couple.

The enclosed backyard was safe for our dog and a lovely spot to have our meals. The kitchen is well supplied.

If filtered water is important for you, you might want to bring bottled water or a water filter jug.

We highly recommend this house and hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing home in downtown SB

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house is perfect, close to everything in downtown SB. This older home has a lot of cool character. The house is a little small but feels very cozy and has everything you'd need. The backyard is fairly private, with lots of trees and bushes, but the neighbors are pretty close (it is downtown after all). The hot tub was great, its a good size and was very clean and well taken care of. Street parking was easy and if needed there is an additional reserved spot in the parking lot behind the house. Eric and Peggy were very responsive and excellent hosts. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pacifica, CA

We LOVED this place

  • 5 of 5

This met our needs perfectly. As 2 adults and our teenage daughter, everything about the place which is adorable, charming and the location, were perfect. We walked downtown or to the beach every day and when we got tired, we took the bus or shuttle which only costs 50 cents. Eric and Peggy were lovely hosts, the time they spent ahead of time giving us the rundown and the few minutes we spent visiting Eric at the Bookstore were great. This is a wonderful place to stay if you want the true Santa Barbara experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highland Park, IL, USA

Cozy and sweet...

  • 5 of 5

House is small but has everything you'd need for a nice stay. Kitchen is well planned and stackable washer/dryer in kitchen was appreciated. Very walkable to downtown and SB Bowl. Bathroom is tight and would be hard with more than 2-3 people, but everything worked and we had enough room for hanging towels and our toiletries. Wi-if worked great and hot-tub was a nice bonus (used once, at least). Parking was no problem.

We were in town to look for an apartment for our college-aged daughter and this house was the perfect home-base for the four days. Peggy and Eric were great (met both) and would recommend the house for a few people. Do note that there is no a/c - fans were provided and ample for the hot spell while we were in town.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Benchmark Eatery
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Benchmark Eatery
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
East Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Off-street parking
Nearest Point of Interest
Victoria Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Arlington Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Granada Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
The Book Den
Nearest Point of Interest
Alameda Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Elings Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Douglas Family Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Arroyo Burro 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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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