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Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning City & Mountain Views

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Need a break? Beautiful Santa Barbara, California, could be the answer!

Come stay in this luxurious furnished Mediterranean-style second story casita (or guest studio) in Santa Barbara. The casita includes such details as gorgeous reclaimed Canadian Douglas Fir wood floors, French doors, and custom maple kitchen cabinets with granite tile countertops.

At 450 square feet inside, it offers a spacious comfortable feeling and tons of amenities. There are windows all around with amazing views of the City and mountains, or enjoy the views on your own generous balcony. You can also wander through the garden to rest and relax, or perhaps enjoy a picnic, in the sunny back yard! And the casita is conveniently located approximately one mile from downtown or two from the beach, Stearns Wharf and the Harbor.

The casita encompasses the entire 2nd story of a free-standing garage at the back of a 1/4-acre property -- no shared walls, no living spaces above or below! This is a perfect home away from home for business and vacation!

The casita can be rented on its own or in addition to our other rental on the property -- VRBO #916179 or look for the "Click Here to see All My Rental Listings" links on this listing).

Keywords: Studio, visiting professor, visiting nurse

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another fun time in a great location for a month. The weather couldn't have been better. Thanks for the great place to stay!
Jan 2011
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West Side Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We expect our guests to respect the neighbors and the neighborhood. Must keep noise level low after 10pm, and take it inside or offsite please.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The elegant bathroom has stone tile floors, beautiful dark wood vanity and a tub/shower combo. The deep soaking tub with arm rests is wonderful when you need pampering; the bath pillow and bath salts add that extra special touch. Large thick and thirsty towels, as well as a blow dryer, toilet paper, Kleenex, lotion and hand soap (at least enough to get you through the first few days) are included. Emergency toiletries are available.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Back/bedroom area of studio - 1 king
  • A beautiful cozy 4-poster California-King bed offers a comfy pillow-top mattress, plenty of pillows and high-quality bed linens. Laundry service is provided for all provided linens and towels.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The studio is situated over detached garage. Entry is by a 17-step exterior staircase to studio. Owners live in the main house on property and are happy to assist with questions about the casita and Santa Barbara.


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Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning City & Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9813085 based on 109 reviews

Very comfortable and well equipped accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Outside and inside are equally enjoyable. Recommend to anyone considering a VRBO in Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Great location, beautiful view and everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

I’ve stayed here for four months and couldn’t be happier. The location is great, it’s quiet, with amazing views of the mountains from the balcony. It’s close to the Mesa for serious food shopping, walking distance to some smaller shops on San Andres, and you can easily cycle to downtown in 10 minutes, or the beach. The casita itself is lovely and luxurious and fully stocked with everything you could imagine needing, in terms of cooking utilities, board games, DVDs, books, beach towels, etc. The owners Tom and Mary and their cat Dudley are incredibly welcoming and accommodating. I loved every day and was sorry to leave!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Back again for a month.

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from a month at Mary and Tom's lovely Casita. This was our fourth monthly stay in as many years which pretty much shows how much we like it. The Casita is tasteful, well appointed and comfortable. The view over the town and into the mountains is beautiful and ever changing. We enjoyed walking the neighbourhood and downtown onto State St. via Micheltorena St. which took about thirty minutes past many lovely gardens. There is lots to see strolling on State St. Other highlights include the Saturday and Tuesday farmer's markets, Hendrie beach, Lilac Patisserie, the ranch at San Ysidro and happy hour at The Anderson. As alway's Mary and Tom were a pleasure to deal with; hospitable, professional and friendly without being intrusive. We will be back. Owen and Angie, Ontario, Canada.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Could not be more perfect

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights to explore Santa Barbara as part of our anniversary trip down the PCH. Mary and Tom's casita was one of our favorite places we stayed at during the entire trip! As soon as we arrived, Tom was there and took us up to the casita and we were in awe of the gorgeous view of Santa Barbara from the balcony. We were in love with the wonderful natural breeze that flowed into the property thru the windows and huge french doors and enjoyed having our coffee outside on the balcony. The casita itself was very, very clean and had everything we needed, including a fully stocked kitchen, coffee beans and grinder, and plenty of towels. <10 min drive to downtown Santa Barbara. Thanks Mary and Tom for a great stay! We will definitely look to stay here again the next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Got married in Santa Barbara over Halloween weekend and needed a place to stay. This large studio was perfect and had everything you can think of plus a very nice view. I will come back

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, comfortable accomodations, marvelous view, well appointed! Tom was very welcoming. We'd return in a heartbeat :)

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
To all in the heart of downtown
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.75 Miles
Santa Barbara Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rose's Cafe
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
East Beach, Stearns Wharf and our favorite Hendrys
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Albertson's Grocery Store and Rite Aid Drug Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Rose's Cafe, Mexican Restaurant
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Lazy Acres Health food Grocery Store
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Giovanni's Pizza
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Ralph's Grocery Store
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Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center
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The heart of downtown Santa Barbara just 1 mile away
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara City College
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Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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University of California, Santa Barbara
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
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Elings Park Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Stearns Wharf
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Santa Barbara Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Arroyo Burro Beach and the Boathouse Restaurant at the Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Market Weds 3-6pm
Nearest Point of Interest
Wheel Fun Rentals (Bicycles and Electric Carts
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Zoo and Zoological Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Mission Santa Barbara, the Queen of California Missions
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Nearest Point of Interest
Carrillo Recreation Center (City of SB)
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Historic Courthouse and Sunken Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Trader Joe's grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
La Superica Taqueria (Mexican)
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara County Bowl (concerts)

In a centrally located neighborhood, this beautiful casita is approximately 1 mile from downtown Santa Barbara or 2 from the harbor and beach -- an easy distance to enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer. Close to downtown businesses, shopping, museums, restaurants, night clubs, the Santa Barbara Mission, the Botanical gardens, the County Bowl (for live shows), golf courses, the harbor and Stearns Wharf, whale watching, island and coastal boat tours, bike and electric car rentals. Although the casita is in the City, it has a touch of a rural feeling, with large oak and Eucalyptus groves in view on 2 sides, as well as views of the city, Riviera and mountains on the other 2 sides. It is a perfect spot for a relaxing vacation or business trip!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Min End-of-Stay Cleaning $99

-Payment Terms and prices may vary (discounted) with 2 month (60 nights) or longer stays
-Cleaning fee/Security-Damage Dep is minimum; Cleaning includes laundry service for provided linens and towels
-Phone not included/cell reception is good; all utilities, Cable TV, hi speed wifi internet service included.
-No mailbox service. P.O. Box recommended, if mail delivery needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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