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Perched on a perfect corner on upper west side

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Gin's Cottage - Graceful Charm on the Upper West Side

With historic charm and graceful appeal, Gin's Cottage can be found on a relaxed neighborhood corner in the Upper West Side of Santa Barbara. Originally built in 1921, this home has been through several extensive remodels over the years, yet the classic lines of this downtown treasure still remain. A fresh design perspective from new owners has resulted in a wonderful vacation cottage with style.

Through the bougainvillea covered gate, the zen-like garden is lush with tropical plants, tranquil fountain, and seating available to watch neighborhood activity go by. Once inside, traditional architecture melds with upscale appointments to create classic appeal and relaxed ambiance.

The Kitchen has been transformed from a once quaint space where Gin Simpson may have baked cookies with her mother back in the day, to a now modern and efficient gourmet masterpiece. Professional appliances, including European AGA cast-iron range, can be found, along with other fine amenities within the classic cottage framework. Soapstone counters, iridescent glass tiles, and a rich mahogany Boos butcher block island form the central focus of the Kitchen hub. An herb garden offers tasty additions to any meal, or head downtown to the Farmers Markets on Tuesday afternoons or Saturday mornings.

The adjacent Dining Room, with sleek dining table and curved artisan bench, remains close to meal preparations. A door opens to a landing with steps that lead down to the fully enclosed backyard below.

The Living Room has a fireplace and comfortable seating, with front yard views and rich wood floors under foot. The adjacent Den, with queen sofa sleeper, offers a great space for all to gather for movie nights, or sleepy kids to fall asleep near mom and dad in the Master Bedroom.

Through the Den, the Library/Office is a great spot to get down to work, or serious bookworms will be intrigued by the extensive book collection available on the surrounding wall-to-wall bookshelves.

From the Library/Office, ascend just a few steps into the Master Bedroom Suite with comfy king-size bed and windows overlooking the secluded yard below. The Master Bathroom is bright and fresh with clean white subway tile, large glass shower and oval soaking tub.The Library/Office and Master Suite can be closed off from the Den for more privacy.

In the enclosed backyard, fragrant ground cover and sandstone pavers create a welcoming patio in which to linger around the fire pit, or take a relaxing soak in the brand new spa. Comfortable patio furniture and lush tropical landscaping add to the outside appeal. After a day at the beach just a short drive away, rinse off the sand and salt in the convenient outdoor shower.

Gin's Cottage offers year round access to whatever activities suit each guest's fancy. Summer ushers in any number of spectacular events like the Old Spanish Days Fiesta, the colorful Summer Solstice Parade, concerts and movies in the park, and more. Fall's bounty invites guests to walk the Urban Wine Trail in the "Funk Zone", or take a leisurely drive to Santa Ynez to tour local wineries. Spring break is a great time for families seeking off from busy school schedules to bask in the warm sunshine. And of course, wintering snowbirds can settle in for a longer stay to escape the inevitable Eastern cold snap. No matter what the season, a visit to Gin's Cottage is the ideal place to call home in the middle of paradise.

POLICIES

Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.
Minimum Nights
3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:
High Season (Jun 15 - Sep 7)
7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.
3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.
Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)
7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.
3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.
Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)
7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.
3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax.
$300 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).
$1,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $250 with purchase of Damage Waiver.
30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1696 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master Bedroom w/king-size bed...moreless

  • Bedroom #2: 1 queen

    Bedroom #2 w/queen-size bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Master Bathroom #1 w/walk-in shower, soaking tub, sink,...moreless

  • Bathroom #2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom #2 w/shower tub combination, sink, toilet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Great downtown location, spa, enclosed yard, firepit with seating, office with built-in desk and extensive book collection, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, warm and charming appeal, appliances match cabinets, soapstone counters and sink, AGA 4 burner stove w/pot filler and dual ovens, warming drawer, wine cooler, ice maker, blender, food processor, French press, percolator, Coffee grinder; electric tea pot, spices, Den w/queen sofa sleeper, Wii (with games including Wii Fit and more!), beach towels, beach umbrella, beach chairs, outdoor shower, Pilates chair (use at your own risk), propane barbecue, charcoal grill, teak dining set, herb garden, high speed Internet (wired and wireless), Printer/Fax/Copier, telephone with national long distance included, high chair w/tray, port-a-crib, sheets/blankets for port-a-crib. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed Internet (wired and wireless)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Street Parking Only...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone w/ National long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All Towels Supplied...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    AGA 4 burner Stove w/pot filler and dual ovens...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer - Holiday
May 15 - Sep 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$425 $425
$2,400 $8,600

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Spring - Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$375 $375
$2,100 $6,300
Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,000 $6,000
Summer - Holiday
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$425 $425
$2,400 $8,600

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,000 $6,000
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$425 $425
$2,400 $8,600

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,000 $6,000
Spring - Fall
Apr 1 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$375 $375
$2,100 $6,300
Summer - Holiday
May 15 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$425 $425
$2,400 $8,600

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Spring - Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$375 $375
$2,100 $6,300
Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,000 $6,000
Summer - Holiday
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$425 $425
$2,400 $8,600

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Winter
Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,000 $6,000
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$425 $425
$2,400 $8,600

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


Additional information about rental rates:

From $325 - 3 night minimum

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Calendar

Last updated: 07/25/2016
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Golf Club
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
West Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

Paradise Retreats

About: Paradise Retreats World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC 16 E. Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA. 93101 +1 (805) 275-1851 reservations@paradiseretreats.com www.paradiseretreats.com


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Perched on a perfect corner on upper west side

    Perched on a perfect corner on upper west side

  • Living Room with fireplace

    Living Room with fireplace

  • Rich woods and natural light throughout

    Rich woods and natural light throughout

  • Artisan bench in Dining Room

    Artisan bench in Dining Room

  • Front yard zen-like ambiance

    Front yard zen-like ambiance

  • Great spot for family movie night

    Great spot for family movie night

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Library/Office, step up to Master Bedroom

    Library/Office, step up to Master Bedroom

  • "Gin" standing at sink in Kitchen window (Circa 1920's)

    "Gin" standing at sink in Kitchen window (Circa 1920's)

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Evening casts a warm glow on the cottage

    Evening casts a warm glow on the cottage

  • Secluded backyard oasis

    Secluded backyard oasis

  • Living Room faces front yard

    Living Room faces front yard

  • Great gourmet amenities in the Kitchen

    Great gourmet amenities in the Kitchen

  • Backyard with dining, firepit and spa

    Backyard with dining, firepit and spa

  • Relax in the brand new spa

    Relax in the brand new spa

  • Library/Office and Master through the door

    Library/Office and Master through the door

  • Sitting Room in Master Bedroom

    Sitting Room in Master Bedroom

  • Evening glow in the Dining Room

    Evening glow in the Dining Room

  • Gin's Cottage, redesigned for today

    Gin's Cottage, redesigned for today

  • Cottage style touches

    Cottage style touches

  • Hall Bathroom

    Hall Bathroom

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/25/2016

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