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Craftsman Apartment with Lots of Sunny Decks and Patios

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Gate and deck to left, brick patio to right

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Last updated: 01/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

This 1 & 1/2 bedroom sleeps 4 in a wooded setting close to town

This apartment is on the 1st floor of a 3-story craftsman house in the riviera section of Santa Barbara. It is just down the street from the El Encanto Hotel and Orpet Park.
The apartment is small, only 600 sf, however there is over 850 square feet of outdoor space to spread out in, this includes several decks and a large brick patio. There is 1 uncovered off street parking space for this unit. The upper level of the home is occupied by the owner, and has a separate entrance and a separate private yard.

Entering the gate there is a large wooden deck with a table and chairs and umbrella for your outdoor dining. Up a few brick steps and there is a brick patio with a stone bench sitting area. This is a non-smoking property however if you must smoke, please do so in this charming corner on the stone benches. Beyond the brick patio there are a couple of lounge chairs behind a privacy screen of bamboo and a gas bbq. To the right of this area is the front door of the apartment.

This is an old charming home built in the 1940's. Everything is a bit out of square with lots of little steps up and down and posts and beams all around. The entire apartment was recently remodeled, with new flooring, new paint, a new kitchen and a new bathroom.

There is 1 private bedroom with a queen size bed and a semi private sleeping alcove with a full size bed. The bed is cozy for 2 adults, however the alcove does not have a door and it is 3 steps up with a low ceiling of 6 feet.
The galley style kitchen has been completely remodeled with built in microwave, dishwasher, and granite counter tops. Fully stocked with dishes and cookware for inside and out.
The living room has plenty of comfortable seating, a tv with cable, free wifi, dining table with 4 chairs, original art on the walls, and lots of sunshine.
The bedroom is accessed from the living room. There is an armoire with extra blankets and towels, wicker furniture and a small closet.
The newly remodeled bathroom is accessed from the bedroom, with a tiled shower, slate floors and lots of plush towels.
Also from the bedroom there are french doors leading to a private outdoor deck. This is the perfect place for morning coffee. From the private deck, stairs lead down back to the entry deck with the outdoor table.

There are 2 spots from this apartment that there is a smidgen of an ocean view, seen between the neighbor's roof, otherwise the charm of this house is all the wonderful sunny outdoor areas among the oak trees and the clean and cozy indoor areas.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/03/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    lots of steps so may be inappropriate for toddlers...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    smoking allowed outside on stone benches only ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    semi-private alcove ...moreless

  • 1 bedroom with queen bed, and 1 sleeping alcove, 3 steps up and low ceiling, semi private - no door...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • newly remodeled

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • 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
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    1 off- street uncovered space...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    new...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    elec. range, microwave, dishwasher, full size refridge, granite counter tops, tile floor, new cabinets...moreless

  • Microwave:

    new, built-in ...moreless

  • Oven:

    elec....moreless

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    covered private deck off bedroom...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
Jun 1 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$190 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,140 $3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$180 $190
Fri, Sat
$1,080 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning $85

Notes:

If you are booking less than 30 days after Jan 1st, this will be a shared 30 day rental, please ask for information about this prior to booking.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

9.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
El Encanto Hotel
2.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Muni Golf Course
2.6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Encanto Hotel
2.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
East Beach / Stearns Wharf

Car: Recommended

Santa Barbara is known as the American Riviera, and this apartment is located in the Riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara.

This is a hilly eclectic residential neighborhood with lots of oaks and eucalyptus trees, shingled craftsman houses and Spanish style bungalows.

From this apartment, the Santa Barbara Mission is walking distance (1/2 mile downhill) and the Natural History Museum is just a bit further. 1/2 block uphill is the infamous Belmond / Orient Express Hotel 'the El Encanto' with stunning panoramic views, an elegant bar and 5 star restaurant. Across the street from the hotel is the Riviera Movie Theater showing current hits and also is a wonderful historic location for part of the International Film Festival.

This part of Santa Barbara is a quiet peaceful location, walking distance to downtown and a long walk downhill to the beach ( I would suggest a cab home however as it is uphill most of the way )

There is just a glimpse of an ocean view from the living room and outdoor patio of this unit otherwise you will find a quiet and convenient location among the oak trees in a residential setting.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: I am a native Californian, coming to Santa Barbara after college in 1977. I have owned and managed rental property here since 1991. I am a ceramic artist and architect and mom of 2 grown kids.

Why the Owner Chose Lower Riviera, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America:
This is a very clean, newly remodeled charming apartment in a centrally located part of the city. A car is helpful but not necessary, most things are walking distance and there is a bus line nearby. The neighborhood is quiet, there are lots of trees and birds. The apartment is not large however the outdoor decks and patio add a substantial amount of space for a family of 4 or 2 couples or a small group of friends. There is a gas bbq, plenty of outdoor seating, and lots of sun or shade.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This is a central location but away from hustle and bustle of downtown, a quiet neighborhood but near the Mission, the Natural History Museum, the El Encanto Hotel, and the Riviera Movie Theater.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/03/2017

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Photos

  • Gate and deck to left, brick patio to right

    Gate and deck to left, brick patio to right

  • dining deck looking towards secluded deck off of bedroom

    dining deck looking towards secluded deck off of bedroom

  • secluded deck off  bedroom

    secluded deck off bedroom

  • sleeping alcove

    sleeping alcove

  • Freshly painted sunny living room with tile floors and dining table

    Freshly painted sunny living room with tile floors and dining table

  • granite counter tops, track lighting &  dishwasher

    granite counter tops, track lighting & dishwasher

  • bedroom with closet, recessed lights, bathroom to the left and access to deck

    bedroom with closet, recessed lights, bathroom to the left and access to deck

  • newly remodeled bathroom with slate tile floors

    newly remodeled bathroom with slate tile floors

  • bedroom doors to secluded deck

    bedroom doors to secluded deck

  • Looking at the riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara from the ocean

    Looking at the riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara from the ocean

  • Large private deck with dining set

    Large private deck with dining set

  • front door to apartment and planter garden

    front door to apartment and planter garden

  • Entry and elevated sleeping alcove with antique bed and low ceiling

    Entry and elevated sleeping alcove with antique bed and low ceiling

  • Living room with sleeping alcove beyond

    Living room with sleeping alcove beyond

  • newly remodeled galley kitchen with electric range and built in microwave

    newly remodeled galley kitchen with electric range and built in microwave

  • living room with bedroom door to the right, kitchen and sleeping alcove beyond

    living room with bedroom door to the right, kitchen and sleeping alcove beyond

  • bedroom with french doors to private deck

    bedroom with french doors to private deck

  • remodeled bathroom with tiled shower and slate floors

    remodeled bathroom with tiled shower and slate floors

  • 600 square feet apartment with 850 square feet of private outdoor living space

    600 square feet apartment with 850 square feet of private outdoor living space

VRBO #588962

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017

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