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Victorian Townhouse of Santa Barbara

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This is the Duplex. The Townhouse is in this building, behind The Cottage

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Last updated: 02/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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)

This townhouse is in a charming Queen Anne Victorian duplex situated behind our 140 year old home, one of Santa Barbara's oldest Victorians, which was built in the mid 1800's. We restored the house in 1998.

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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Owner

Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/28/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    We have 2 Graco Pack & Carry Cribs if you are bringing an infant, or twin infants :-)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We are dog friendly. We cannot accept cats ....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master Bathroom is En Suite...moreless

  • 2nd Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Bathroom is across the landing...moreless

  • Living Room Futon Makes a Double Bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs Bath off Living Area: toilet

    This bath has a toilet and sink...moreless

  • Hall Bath Upstairs: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom is "en suite": toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom has tub Hall Bathroom has shower 1/2 Bath has toilet and sink...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Digital Cable and flat screen TV...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    4 high stools at the breakfast bar. 6 seats around a glass topped wrought iron table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    1 car garage parking...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    guest pass for 24/7 on-street parking...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    part of the refrigerator...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A shared property amenity on the deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    This is a property amenity on the deck...moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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from 10 traveler reviews
Close to everything yet quiet and comfortable. You will enjoy! 03/12/2016

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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30 night min stay

$5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Pet Fee $250

Notes:

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.

PETS:

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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Location

  • Arlington Theatre

    "Sitting in this theater you feel as if you are in an old Mexican town. There are even stars ..."

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  • State Street Shopping & Dining

  • Santa Barbara Zoo

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  • Old Mission Santa Barbara

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  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse

    "Wow! You have to take a tour through this building. Don't miss the roof-top view of the city..."

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  • Lotusland

    "This is a real Santa Barbara treasure, located in Montecito. The grounds are spectacular. Th..."

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Louie's
1.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Santa Barbara Marina
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Train
AMTRAK
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 101
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Louie's
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mountain High
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stearns Wharf/East Beach/West Beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/28/2017

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Photos

  • This is the Duplex. The Townhouse is in this building, behind The Cottage

    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 living room looking past the breakfast bar into the kitchen.

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • Breakfast bar looking into the kitchen.

    Breakfast bar looking into the kitchen.

  • The 'A' bathtub situated in the tower.

    The 'A' bathtub situated in the tower.

  • The other living room showing the futon and fireplace.

    The other living room showing the futon and fireplace.

  • The wrought iron table and chairs on the 'B' Deck

    The wrought iron table and chairs on the 'B' Deck

  • Cricket and his new 'buddy', Bentley, relaxing next to the hot tub

    Cricket and his new 'buddy', Bentley, relaxing next to the hot tub

  • Sweet Coco visited with us a couple of years ago

    Sweet Coco visited with us a couple of years ago

  • The futon, occasional chairs, and fireplace in the living room

    The futon, occasional chairs, and fireplace in the living room

  • Interior stair pickets, designed and hand made by Cliff (the owner).

    Interior stair pickets, designed and hand made by Cliff (the owner).

  • The Twin Bedroom

    The Twin Bedroom

  • The breakfast bar.

    The breakfast bar.

  • The end of the tub & 1/2 the double vanity

    The end of the tub & 1/2 the double vanity

  • The 'B' Unit's covered deck

    The 'B' Unit's covered deck

  • Deckscape

    Deckscape

  • Deckscape

    Deckscape

  • Cricket and Bentley, one of our canine guests came all the way from Wyoming

    Cricket and Bentley, one of our canine guests came all the way from Wyoming

  • This is the Cottage. The townhouse is directly behind.

    This is the Cottage. The townhouse is directly behind.

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Monday, March 13, 2017

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