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Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, near State Street, sleeps 4

This 2 bedroom 1910 cottage is newly renovated cottage and wonderfully decorated. HD TV in each bedroom and living room, wonderful decor, comfortable beds and upscale linens, and furnishings, 2 off-street parking spots which is a luxury for downtown SB, 3 blocks off State St, Wifi, gas fireplace, central AC and heat, private patio, back yard with outdoor dining, gas grill and much more....

Photography by Kiel Rucker

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


Wife is an artist who loves to renovate old houses. This is our 8th renovation.

JOHN MCGEE purchased this house in 2012

Why JOHN MCGEE chose Downtown

We chose to buy this house due to the architectural qualities and the proximity, short walk, to downtown Santa Barbara. The house was built in 1910 and has unique charm. We have renovated focusing on maintaining the integrity of the period with modern conveniences. My wife, an accomplished artist, has a passion for redoing houses and keeping the charm. She puts thought in every detail from the Donald Kaufman interior paint to the lighting fixtures which in this house many are from Europe and are from the mid-century, all of which are pieces of art. She finds furnishings from around the globe. No detail is too small. Everything is thought out with focus on aesthetics, functionality and comfort. We want your stay to be truly memorable. This is our seventh renovation/redo for our properties, including locations in New Orleans, the north shore of Kauai, the Big Island and Honolulu. We currently own and operate 3 vacation rental properties all listed on vrbo. Visit our other properties at vrbo listings 200590 and 129143. We will soon add properties in Park city, UT and another property in Honolulu. None of our properties are your typical vacation rental. Each has character and style and is more like a home than a rental property. Our artwork includes collectors items from around the US and south Pacific. Much of our furniture in our places is from Paris, New Orleans, south Pacific and more. Come be our guest and enjoy your stay in the beautiful town of Santa Barbara.

What makes this house unique


Walk to State Street, off-street parking, quiet neighborhood, newly renovated, very clean!


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath with tub/shower. Bathroom is thoroughly cleaned between guests as is the entire house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms have high-end linens. We take pride in having our place very clean for each guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Perfect spot for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home was so perfect and I appreciate John making things so easy for us. We needed a spot that was centrally located to everything happening in SB during my sister's wedding weekend and this home had everything we needed and more. The two bedrooms were so comfortable and beautiful. The backyard was the perfect spot for our 2 year old son to run around. Thankfully, the house has AC which we totally needed as it was unseasonably warm that weekend. We walked every morning to State St. to grab breakfast since it was a short 5 min walk down the street. We can't wait to stay here again, John!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a great trip. The house was clean and decorated nice. Great location in walking distance to restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palm Desert

Awesome Santa Barbara cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved the home, decor, attention to detail and location.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fig Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely renovated cottage. A lot of amenities. Nice music system usable with phone app. Well appointed kitchen. Private outdoor patio perfect for breakfast. Easy walk to shops and restaurants and easily accessible to highway. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, Ca

Comfortable home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and clean bungalow with all necessary amenities. Relaxing and beautiful yard. Great location, walking distance to so many great restaurants and shops. Great house for dogs with secure fenced in front and back yards. We throughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend to anyone planning a trip to SB.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Altos, CA

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay in this darling bungalow! Great location and beautifully decorated. Being able to walk everywhere and then come "home" to this cute place made our vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SBA Santa Barbara
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Santa Barbara
Car: not necessary

We are a short walk from Santa Barbara's State Street where you will find shopping, restaurants, bars, theatre and much more and just a short, less than 1 mile from the beach. We have 2 bikes for your use, with a security deposit, while staying at the Fig House. This is a premier location where you will not need to get into your car for dining, groceries, bars, shopping, theatre. beach, museum and so much more...stay out of your car for a few days!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
departure cleaning $150

Holidays and special events may require longer minimum stays and are associated with higher nightly rates.
Reservations are not complete or dates held until a deposit is paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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