Victorian Townhouse of Santa Barbara(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:Townhome
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Completed in 2001 in the same style as the main house, the duplex boasts a tower, complete with “witches cap”. The townhouse is tastefully furnished with an eclectic mix of family heirlooms and craftsman style furniture.
Features include hand-inlaid wood floors, a bay window/window-seat, and a fireplace in the living room.
The covered deck is cozily ensconced in the tower creating a wonderful outdoor room. Situated just off the kitchen, the deck can become a private retreat for morning coffee, an outdoor room that's just perfect for a luncheon, a bridge game, an intimate candlelit dinner, or a nightcap.
This unit has 2 bedroom and 2 1/2 baths. It offers sleeping capacity for up to 6. There is a king bed in the master; and twin beds in the second bedroom. The living room couch is a futon that can be made into a double bed. The two bedrooms are upstairs above the living area and have cathedral ceilings.
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Member since: 2002
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Optional
VRBO Bear stayed here:
The VRBO Bear had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful, spacious townhome for a 3-night getaway over Spring Break. We arrived late Wednesday night and Chris (the owner’s son who lives in the main house up front) stayed up to greet us as soon as we arrived, giving us a full tour of the property upon our arrival and making sure we felt at home. We had our own garage space on the first floor of the property, which was great because we rarely needed our rental car. Every floor of the three-story townhome was bright and airy, we felt like we were living in the trees! We are both pretty light sleepers, and although the home is walking distance to all the downtown nightlife, the rental was so peaceful we slept like babies. We woke up in the morning and had a beautiful view of the Santa Ynez mountains from the huge patio. Franceschi Park is only a short drive from the property, where you can get a breathtaking view of the city, coastline and Channel Islands. We also explored Stearns Wharf and “the Funk Zone” which has tons of cool new restaurants and local wineries, both were only a 5 minute Lyft ride from the property. Chris recommended we head to State Street, and it did not disappoint! State Street is only 2 blocks away, and we were able to walk there for our morning coffee, shopping, and the best Thai restaurant in Santa Barbara. The VRBO Bear highly recommends this townhome for anyone looking for a comfortable and relaxing getaway, but wants to be close to everything Santa Barbara has to offer. Thanks Karen, Chris, and his family for making us feel right at home!The VRBO Bear
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Pet Fee $250
N.B. We have advertised on VRBO for over 10 years. And we consider the VRBO and Homeaway family of websites to be excellent advertising venues.
Although they may indicate that the reservation is being held for you for only 24 hours, we may take longer than that to get back to you. Please feel free to reach out to us directly, if we haven't responded to you. We will respond to both through VRBO/Homeaway email AND your personal email. And, even if they indicate that the reservation is no longer available, we will reach out to you, either way; even after they have sent you that message.
REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT(S) vs PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION: The latter is an insurance policy with additional travel protections. I will gladly send you a copy of the policy; or, it's available on the VRBO/Homeaway website(s):
You can choose EITHER Property Damage Protection for a $59 fee (which purchases up to $1500 in accidental property damage); OR, you can pay a refundable damage deposit, which we refund 2 weeks after departure, assuming no damage; and, it will also serve to hold your reservation; OR, you can choose both types of property damage protection. If you choose only the $59 Property Damage Protection policy, we will require a deposit against rent to hold the reservation. You will need to inform us of whether you are purchasing Property Damage Protection, paying a refundable damage deposit, or both.
We are dog friendly. The refundable pet deposit is $250/dog. I know, VRBO calls it a fee. But, we refund it as long as there is no pet damage. The limit is 2 small to medium size dogs. We do not accept cats because they are so allergenic and many people will refuse to rent if there has ever been a cat in the unit.
TAXES: Stays of 30 nights/31 days, or more, incur no taxes.
Please feel free to contact us for additional information. SBTownhouse@cox.net
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Year Purchased: 1997
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Historic property. For all you history buffs, we would be happy to explain the fascinating details that helped us date the original building, the cottage. Furthermore, it is one of the Victorians listed in the book about Santa Barbara's 52 surviving Victorians. We have original documents dating back to the late 1890s demonstrating when the cottage was moved to it's current location, as well as where it was originally built. And, we can show you in the basement we excavated how the house doesn't fit the foundation, proving that it was not built on site, rather moved and placed on a foundation that was built for it, albeit, poorly measured. When we built the duplex, 3 years after we purchased and restored the cottage, we paid attention to detail to make it accurate to the era it represents; and, in which, the original cottage was built. Historic tours of Santa Barbara are also available. Let us know if you are interested.
- Primary: +1 8054521040 That is a cell number. You may text if you prefer.
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This is the Duplex. The Townhouse is in this building, behind The Cottage
The living room looking past the breakfast bar into the kitchen.
The Master Bedroom
Breakfast bar looking into the kitchen.
The 'A' bathtub situated in the tower.
The other living room showing the futon and fireplace.
The wrought iron table and chairs on the 'B' Deck
Cricket and his new 'buddy', Bentley, relaxing next to the hot tub
Sweet Coco visited with us a couple of years ago
The futon, occasional chairs, and fireplace in the living room
Interior stair pickets, designed and hand made by Cliff (the owner).
The Twin Bedroom
The breakfast bar.
The end of the tub & 1/2 the double vanity
The 'B' Unit's covered deck
Cricket and Bentley, one of our canine guests came all the way from Wyoming
This is the Cottage. The townhouse is directly behind.
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017
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