Lovely Modern Cottage Nestled in a Live Oak Canyon in Santa Barbara

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This 1100 square-foot beautifully remodeled cottage with a contemporary Interior makes for a perfect retreat. The house is adjacent to a park, and is surrounded by an oak forest that is home to a variety of birds. In the morning the quiet is only broken gently by the Santa Barbara Old Mission bells, if you like you can reach it on foot in five minutes; while there take in the aromas of the Beautiful Rose Garden. The house is close to the Botanic Garden & the Natural History Museum. A short drive will take you to the top of our local mountains where breathtaking views of the city & of Santa Ynez Valley can be seen at the same time. From the house, a five minute drive will take you to our historic downtown where mediterranean architecture will delight you and where you'll find restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

If you love sitting in the sun, and stretching out by the pool is not enough, you can reach the beach easily in a ten minute drive.

If you feel like getting cozy, you can light up the Chiminea in the front patio and look at the stars. A barbecue is provided to give you yet on other option for your meals.

There are two parking spots for your use.

The cottage features WiFi, washer dryer, and dishwasher and all other amenities to make you feel right at home.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking only allowed outdoors....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • First Floor Bedroom: 1 double

    Patio access....moreless

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Attached half bath, balcony with chairs....moreless

  • Both bedrooms feature armoires, bedside tables and lamps, full-length mirrors, and desks. Beds are dressed with high quality, clean, sheets and pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Ground Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet


  • Fully stocked with towels.

Other Amenities

  • Beach chairs and umbrella available for guest use.



  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • 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
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Nestled in the oak forest of Santa Barbara's Mission Canyon....moreless

  • Rural:

    Set behind the oak-filled Rocky Nook Park....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • 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:

    Open floor plan, set into breakfast nook of kitchen area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi access, Ethernet cable available in ground floor bedroom....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan shared with kitchen area, large elbow sofa and armchair, seats four....moreless

  • Parking:

    Space for two cars in designated areas, uncovered....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline provided, Verizon, cordless phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee, 12 cup, programmable....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Table settings for 8, dinner and salad plates, soup bowls, saucers, espresso cups, mugs, tall and short glasses. Silverware for 12. Knife block, serving utensils, can opener, pizza cutter etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    Open floor plan with marble bar countertop and barstools....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Panasonic, with rotating carousel plate....moreless

  • Oven:



  • Balcony:

    Attached to master bedroom upstairs....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    with one round table , two chairs and a chimenea (wood logs provided)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaped oak and native plants, no classic lawn....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large propane grill with work surfaces....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    30'x12', 360 sq. ft. pool with deep end, unheated....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,450 $5,000
Nov 28 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,450 $5,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,800 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12%


Lost keys will require a replacement fee.

Contact the property manager for a contract by email, or USPS, payment to be rendered by credit card, or bank transfer, due before check-in. A cleaning fee will be added to the cost of the rental and included in your final payment.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Uptown Bar & Lounge
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Golf Club
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Amtrak
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Encanto
194 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Mountain Ski Resort, Big Bear, CA
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
East Beach

Car: Recommended

Just down the road from the beautiful Santa Barbara Mission, Rocky Nook Park, and across the way from the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Santa Barbara's downtown is a five-minute drive from your front door, giving you quick access to fine dining, shopping, and a great beachfront experience.


Manager info

Why Upper Riviera, Santa Barbara, CA, USA:
The owner bought this beautiful property in 1987. The inspiration came from wanting solitude and yet desiring to be within minutes from Santa Barbara's center. The fragrance of this perfect environment also reminds him of his childhood growing up in Italy. This was his primary residence until 2007. A year ago he decided to make it into a Vacation Rental, so he could share the beauty and peacefulness with others. His current home is beautiful, but there is something magical about what is now called Casa Foresta. Though his trips to Italy will be more frequent in the future, because for some reason he's driven to go back and experience it as an adult, he's repeatedly surprised by the unavoidable joy of coming back to Casa Foresta.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Poolside cottage retreat.

    Poolside cottage retreat.

  • Modern cottage bliss.

    Modern cottage bliss.

  • Ground floor bedroom.

    Ground floor bedroom.

  • Living area.

    Living area.

  • Spacious open kitchen.

    Spacious open kitchen.

  • Porch barbecue area.

    Porch barbecue area.

  • Master half-bath.

    Master half-bath.

  • The perfect place for a poolside patio brunch.

    The perfect place for a poolside patio brunch.

  • Peace and repose.

    Peace and repose.

  • Entryway.


  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Open floor plan.

    Open floor plan.

  • Ground floor.

    Ground floor.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Shower bath.

    Shower bath.

  • Toasty patio retreat.

    Toasty patio retreat.

  • Poolside lounge.

    Poolside lounge.

VRBO #497389

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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