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Elegant, Warm, Spacious California/Mediterranean-style Family Home Dog friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights


Hitchcock House Rental Photos and Description

3 1/2 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths Sleeps 6+

Perfectly located gorgeous Mediterranean home. The most convenient location between downtown, State Street shops, restaurants & beaches. 5 mins to downtown, Hope Ranch & one of Santa Barbara's best beaches. Minutes to harbor, wharf, parks, & shopping. Sunny, warm microclimate.

Master bedroom is a spacious suite with a loft/office, vaulted ceilings, TV & private enclosed patio with Italian-style fountain. The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets, granite counters & island with modern appliances including instant hot & filtered water. The large living room has a dramatic stone wood-burning fireplace, entertainment center, French doors, beveled glass & very comfortable furnishings with antiques scattered throughout. The garden is full of tropical plants, with hot tub, fenced secure back yard & large lawn. Pet friendly.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Catherine Crane
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

About Catherine Crane

I live in Santa Cruz CA & work part-time as an ICU nurse. I have 2 wonderful grown children and 2 very handsome Labradors. My favorite activities are hiking with my dogs, scuba diving, golfing & traveling. I come to Santa Barbara to stay in my beautiful house whenever I can afford the time & vacancy.

Catherine Crane purchased this house in 2006

Why Catherine Crane chose Santa Barbara

My house is extremely comfortable, spacious & relaxing, convenient but away from downtown noise & tourist traffic. It is a safe family neighborhood. Once you're there you never want to leave!


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Elegant, Warm, Spacious California/Mediterranean-style Family Home Dog friendly
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Close location to Hendry Beach & downtown SB with an excellent yard for people and dogs.

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice 1 week vacation renting the house with our 2 golden retrievers. The house is a nice size, well maintained, has a lot of amenities including a nice yard for relaxing. The location is close to downtown Santa Barbara, Hendry Beach, and everything we wanted to see was within a 5 mile radius including museums, great restaurants, the Mission, State Street, and the Botanical Gardens.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far Northern California

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us and two kids were in Santa Barbara for a wedding and stayed 4 nights at Catherine's great home. We arrived at a very clean and spacious house. The back yard was wonderful, especially with the kids ( 3 1/2 and 2) - nicely landscaped and relaxing.

The house was well stocked with cooking and eating utensils - nice grill outside, nicely furnished and in a nice neighborhood. The loft in the master bedroom is definitely off limits for little kids. There were plenty of beach towels and some beach chairs. All in all we were very pleased with our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlsbad, CA

Clean and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Some of my mom friends and I recently planned a kid-free weekend getaway to Santa Barbara and stayed at this property. It was very clean, spacious, and the owner was descriptive on how to use and find the items throughout the property. It was a relatively quiet location that helped us relax! (Of course the jacuzzi helped with that too). Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Catherine was wonderful throughout our entire stay. The house was amazing. It is layed out beautifully and is super comfortable. We loved spending time in the backyard.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always try to make my guests comfortable & happy. I take a lot of pride in my house. Glad you enjoyed it!
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Fort Myers, Fl

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Catherine has thought of everything a guest could possibly need. The home is spacious, clean and beautifully landscaped. We spent many evenings on her lovely patio. And did I mention the many hummingbirds that visit her gorgeous plants? There were six of us staying there because we were in town for a wedding, and we all had ample room. I can tell you that the photos don't do the property justice. I hope this home is available the next time we visit Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karie, I'm very glad you were happy with the house & I was pleased to provide you with a good place to stay. If you have any interest in returning to Santa Barbara may I suggest an email to the Santa Barbara city council members. Unfortunately they are planning to ban short-term rentals @ the end of this year. Let me know if you're interested & I will facillitate that for you. Thank you! Catherine
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  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect to celebrate our daughter's graduation from UCSB! Extended family shared the home and we were able to host a family dinner that was lovely and peaceful during a time when Santa Barbara was packed with graduates and their families. We had everything we needed to cook and grill. We enjoyed the hot tub and the proximity of everything including the beach. The home was clean, spacious and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you & I agree. It is a wonderful retreat.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
China Palace
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: wine tasting, zoo, friendly dog parks, fiestas & parades nearly every weekend during the summer, farmers markets, best restaurants & local ice cream


Rates & Availability

Hitchcock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning, short stays $130
Cleaning > 4 people $20
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 12.0%

Mandatory city tax of 12% on rent only. Cleaning rate is $125 to $150 depending on length of stay & # of people. $20 extra per dog. Holidays ie; Easter, Memorial Day weekend, Christmas, New Year's & Thanksgiving weeks are considered peak-period rates. There is a 10% supplemental fee for UCSB graduation weekend, 6/9 to 6/12 2016.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hitchcock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , in garage area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , beautiful, luxurious bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , day bed in loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , port-a-crib
  • Master bedroom is very large with a loft contained in it. There is a single bed in the loft as well as the queen in the main part of the room. 2nd bedroom has a queen. 3rd bedroom has bunk beds. There is also a port-a-crib available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Amenities: Outside: hot tub, built-in charcoal bar-b-q, patio heater, outdoor lounges & dining table, beach chairs & toys, large lawn, plenty of parking. Inside: Immaculate 2-car garage with automatic openers, laundry room with washer/dryer, premium cable TV & stereo surround sound, wireless Internet access through out the house, plenty of linens, dishes & kitchen equipment.

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