Escape to the American Riviera in Our Charming Santa Barbara Bungalow(54 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 bedroom, 1.5 bath beach bungalow close to downtown State St. Santa Barbara
Originally built in 1930, the property maintains its old world charm with its white picket fence and quaint, single story appearance, but was updated in 2013 with a modern kitchen, refinished oak hardwood floors and beautiful double pane windows throughout. The home has been decorated to complement the look and feel of the home and area. The neutral shades work well with our natural and vintage beach decor. Each piece was carefully selected to make this home cozy and comfortable so guests could enjoy their vacation in a tranquil setting.
The family room is open and comfortable with a new Sofa-U-Love sofa sleeper and 46' HD flat screen TV with a whole house media serving up hundreds of movies and TV shows. The kitchen is completely remodeled and updated with all new stainless steel appliances and is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare your meals. Great natural lighting and counter with bar stools allow family and friends to gather where the action is. Spacious dining room with service for six is just off the kitchen. The two bathrooms were completely remodeled in 2013 with all new, modern fixtures. The master has plenty of closet space with a new Cal King cushion topped Serta mattress and the other 2 bedrooms have the same brand new bed in a queen size. Those 2 rooms also have access to back porch/yard from the bedroom through french doors. All bedrooms are flat panel TV equipped with access to the whole house media server.
The backyard was landscaped in June 2013 with a new 400 square foot flagstone patio, lush palms and Santa Barbara native foliage. An 8'x10' pergola provides ample shade for our patio table that comfortably seats six. A second patio table with market umbrella seats another four guests who can challenge one another to a friendly game of ping pong with provided paddles and balls. A new grilling 'station', complete with overhead market umbrella and four burner gas grill with side burner lets you BBQ in style. The setting is completed with a propane space heater (for those cool Santa Barbara evenings), couple of comfortable lounge chairs, bistro table, Bluetooth enabled sound system and a cascading water fountain.
The detached garage has been converted into a game room straight from your youth (if you're a child of the '80's, that is) with over a half dozen original, full size classic arcade games including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Centipede (no quarters necessary!) A front loading washer/dryer is also available to clean up after your jaunts to the beach. If you'd like to use our Electra cruisers to get around town they are available for rent. The front porch is a great place to hang out and if you prefer more privacy, the back yard is very private and peaceful.
Downtown Santa Barbara is an easy 4-5 blocks away. State Street is know for it's shopping and dining so you have everything you need. The Daily Grind is just around the corner so you don't have to go far for your espresso coffee. During the day, drive 5 minutes up to the historic Mission, or 5 minutes down to the beach. Or even better, just bike straight down 2 miles to the ocean. The Santa Barbara Bowl, within walking distance, is a beautiful place to enjoy concerts under the stars. Parks for the kids and all the best Santa Barbara has to offer is within easy reach of the property. For an excursion, enjoy a 30 minute drive to the Santa Ynez wine country or venture further to the lovely towns of Solvang, Pismo Beach, or San Luis Obisbo.
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Member since: 2012
- 1350 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games:
- Video Library:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Deck / Patio:
Private 400 sq ft flagstone patio with two patio tables seating up to 10, propane grilling station, propane space heater, lounge chairs, bistro table, Bluetooth enabled sound system, and waterfall...moreless
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 15%
Minimum stays vary depending on days of the week, season, calendar availability, and lead time for arrival. Non-summer, we generally require a minimum 3 night stay over weekends unless we are less than 30 days away from arrival or our other bookings only allow for a shorter stay (we do accept 2 night stays during the week). Summer scheduling centers around arrivals and departures on Friday, with a 6 night minimum if a weekend is involved (we will accommodate 3 or 4 night stays if they end on Friday).
50% of rental cost due at time of booking, balance due 30 days before arrival. Fully refundable $500 damage deposit required with all stays.
Date changes and refunds for cancellations are based on our ability to re-rent your nights.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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1 mile downtown neighborhood walk to action on State Street; 2 mile flat, bike ride to Santa Barbara pier and beach (or walk to State Street and pick up $.50 trolley); 1 mile walk to world famous Santa Barbara Mission; 1 block walk to local favorites Daily Grind (espresso, sandwiches & salads), McConnell's Ice Cream (world class creamery), Derf's Cafe (sports pub with local flair), and Cajun Kitchen (one of the best breakfast's you will have in SB); 2 short blocks to 101 freeway and quick access to Santa Barbara Zoo (4 miles), Montecito (6 miles), Santa Barbara Airport (9 miles), UC Santa Barbara (10 miles), Santa Ynez Valley Wineries (25 miles), Pismo Beach (80 miles), San Luis Obisbo (90 miles), and Paso Robles (120 miles)
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Having a small family of four that loves the comforts of home when we travel, we have been enamored with vacation rentals for almost two decades and now own three vacation properties, each with something unique to offer our guests. It all started with our mountain property in the Lake Tahoe area which we have been offering since 2000 and hosted hundreds of guests. We added our charming beach bungalow in Santa Barbara in 2013 and that has been such a big hit, we are replicating the effort with a beach area property on the border of North Pacific Beach and La Jolla.
Why the Owner Chose Oak Park (Santa Barbara, CA, USA):
We spent 3 years looking for a beach property to complement the mountain property that we had been offering as a vacation rental for over a decade. We began our search in the Newport Beach area, mainly because we had family not too far away, but after 2+ years of searching and dozens of offers we lost out on, we realized it wasn't in the cards. We switched gears and focused on the Santa Barbara area, which we were visiting at least once a year, and while not super close to family and friends, made up for it with its lower congestion and charming appeal. We found our gem (which was actually already under contract, but in a bit of trouble) within two weeks. The home and area has exceeded every expectation and we sometimes wonder why Santa Barbara wasn't first on our list.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home was a complete dump when it was purchased by the 'flippers' who bought the property before us, but they did a pretty amazing job of transforming it from ugly ducking into prince charming. They took care of the inside of the house and we had the vision to transform the backyard into a vacation paradise. The location is perfect -- just far enough away from downtown to give you a unique 'Santa Barbara' locals experience, but close enough to walk to if you really want to take in the full Santa Barbara tourist experience.
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Quintessential Santa Barbara Beach Bungalow
Cozy Living Room with Great Views and Lots of Light
Great Views Through Our Large Windows
New Stainless Steel Appliances in Kitchen with Side Door Leading to Side Yard
Dining Room with Seating for Six and Bar Unit
Master Bedroom has Shabby Chic Feel with Lots of Light as Well
2nd Bedroom with 32' Flat Panel TV with Media Streamer
3rd Bedroom with 32' Flat Panel TV with Media
Remodeled Powder Room
Private Backyard Flagstone Patio has Seating for Six with New 4 Burner Grill with Side Burner
Side yard has additional patio table with seating for 4 and a Kettler aluminum ping pong table
8 Game Retro Arcade with Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Pole Position.
Cozy Living Room with 46' HD Flat Panel TV with Cable and Media Server
Living Area has Open Layout with Living Room, Kitchen, & Dining Room Connected
Lots of Light and Bar Seating in Remodeled Kitchen with Everything You Need to Prepare Meals
Dining Room with Large Window for Lots of Light
Master Bedroom has New California King Serta Sleeper
2nd Bedroom has New Queen Serta Sleeper and Access to Back Entertainment Area
3rd Bedroom has French Door Access to Back Entertainment Area
Remodeled Bathroom with Shower Over Tub
Recently Landscaped Backyard Entertainment Area with Flagstone Patio and Pergola
Enjoy the cooler evenings in our backyard patio, complete with pyramid heater
Detached Garage has Been Converted into Gameroom
Boogie & Surf Boards, Beach Chairs & Umbrellas Provided. 6 Cruisers Available.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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