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Beautiful Art Lover's Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The Art Lover's Retreat is located in the Santa Barbara foothills one block from beautiful nature trails in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Owned by a Parisian Art Dealer, the home is beautifully decorated with eclectic 20th century European and American Artwork, some of which is available for purchase. Additionally the house is uniquely furnished with an open floor plan where you can delight your taste buds in the gourmet kitchen, curl up next to the open fireplace or just relax in the living room while simultaneously enjoying family and friends in the fun and sophisticated environment. There is also a lovely private back yard where you can enchant yourself in the delightful gardens or soak in the sunshine... there is so much to enjoy at the Art Lover's Retreat.

Downtown Santa Barbara is just minutes away for enjoying world class dining, live theatre, music, wine tasting and nightlife. Beautiful, pristine Pacific Ocean beaches are just 10 minutes from your door.

The Art Lover's retreat is perfect for family reunions, corporate events and other get-togethers. Available year round in Santa Barbara's legendary Mediterranean climate, the Art Lover's Retreat...your home away from home, awaits you.

Keywords: Single Family Residence

More Details

Property Manager
Alex Janos
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Alex Janos

Stylish and friendly Parisian Art Dealer

Alex Janos purchased this house in 1980

Why Alex Janos chose Hope

Beautiful property in a beautiful location

What makes this house unique

Quiet neighborhood with private backyard. There is wireless Internet, a sonos music system, cable, a washer & dryer and an outdoor gas grill on the upstairs deck.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Love the house... Jesus was our favourite!
Mar 2010
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Hope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4) There are 4 bedrooms each with a queen size bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen size sleeper couch in the den
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Santa Barbara has excellent wine tasting spots!


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Beautiful Art Lover's Retreat
average rating of 4.678571 based on 33 reviews

Really nice house and yard!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and yard with very cool art throughout the place!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, california

The property was beautiful and the pictures do not it enough justice.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the place was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you it was a pleasure to have you and your friends visit our home you were wonderful guests
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Harbor City, CA 90710

Very nice, spacious home

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and there was plenty of room for all 10 members of our group. The living area and kitchen are very open and perfect for a group who wants to spend time together. The house is filled with interesting art...lots of conversation pieces. We had a wonderful stay and I would definitely stay here again when in the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach, CA

Great Place to Stay in SB!

  • 5 of 5

Alex's house was the perfect size for our group of 7 (although it could definitely accommodate a few more people if your group is a bit larger). It's in a very quiet neighborhood about 10 minutes away from State Street! The house has everything you could need, including a well-stocked kitchen, plenty of towels and linens, and eclectic decor. Thanks for having us Alex!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house. It was large and had plenty of space for us 9 girls on a bachelorette party weekend. It was also cozy and definitely had charm with all the art around the house. The girls were a bit unnerved by a few spider sightings but you're up in the quiet of the hills so that could be expected. The host was very communicative and helpful throughout the whole process.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Unique and spacious find in SB

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Art Lovers Retreat. We were welcomed by the owner to an open and airy space with music playing through the Sonos speakers! Lots of space with the 4 bedrooms plus den to accomadate 10 adults. Very eclectic and interesting art throughout the house too. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning $200

Guests provide a $1000 damage security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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