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Charming 1917 Craftsman Bungalow Near Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

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2 - 30 nights


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

Welcome to the Painted Pony Bungalow. Take a step back in time in this ninety-seven year old bungalow secluded from the street by two giant oak trees. With two bedrooms / 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Peggy Lindt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About Peggy Lindt

We are Eric Kelley and Peggy Lindt. Eric is the owner of The Book Den, California's Oldest Used Book Store. 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 Santa Barbara

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Charming 1917 Craftsman Bungalow Near Downtown
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

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: Jul 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: Jun 1, 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: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights, and chose Painted Pony bungalow largely due to its proximity to the Santa Barbara Bowl as we were attending a concert. It was a very easy walk to the Bowl. The neighborhood is charming, quiet and safe. It is also within walking distance (4-5 blocks) to State St., the main entertainment/restaurant area of Santa Barbara. The bungalow itself is also very charming, built 1917 but fully modernized with cable TV, a music setup, and high speed internet. While we didn't eat in, there is a very nice fully equipped kitchen, as well as a gas BBQ. The backyard is very private with trees/bushes shielding neighbors, and there is a large hot tub. There is a mom & pop corner story just a block away, where we got some snacks and newspapers. Beds quite comfortable, and bathroom well appointed, and has a nice shower (important to me!). This will be out "go to" place when we're in SB, especially when with have Bowl tickets. I highly recommend Painted Pony for a quiet unit that is also within walking distance to most SB attractions.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Laguna Bungalow Rental Rates

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Winter holidays
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Week-long bookings preferred during high season.

There is no hotel tax on stays of more than 30 days. We will send an adjusted payment request before you book.

Cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled 60 days or more before scheduled arrival are refunded in full. 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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Laguna Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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
  • 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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