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Craftsman Apartment with lots of sunny decks and patios

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


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.

Please note service fee is required by VRBO and goes directly to them.

More Details


Upper East Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • newly remodeled
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , semi-private alcove
  • 1 bedroom with queen bed, and 1 sleeping alcove, 3 steps up and low ceiling, semi private - no door
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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


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Craftsman Apartment with lots of sunny decks and patios
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything! The firm beds were wonderful and the entire place was charming and cozy. The only potential problem was the amount of steps. I had my elderly mother with me. Some steps were slanted and not sufficiently lit up for someone of her age.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Close to downtown without feeling downtown.

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quite. Cute couples retreat. Nice out door area.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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quiet, comfotable

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Casa de loma. Interesting space. Great for singles,couples or families with one or two small children. Quiet and convenient to everything. Lots to see and do in SB.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little apartment in the hills

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 2-night stay at this rental. The space is small, but exactly as described, and that is typical for Santa Barbara where space is at a premium. Plus, the outdoor areas are available, making it feel bigger. My children loved sleeping in the adorable alcove, and the bedroom was comfortable for my husband and myself. The check-in & check-out instructions were very clear, and there was even an assortment of small snacks left on the counter for guests - very cute! Jill was a very responsive and accommodating host.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, cozy, well-appointed

  • 4 of 5

This is a great location, very quiet and lovely neighborhood. The apartment was cute and updated, and the furnishings were comfortable and clean. The only downside was the hard beds! But nothing a memory foam pad wouldn't fix. Hopefully the owners take that into consideration - I would give 5 stars if not for the beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Cozy relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

My stay at this lovely spot in S.B. was excellent in every way. I loved the decks for visiting with family over coffee in the morning and barbecue at night.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Member since: 2014
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Jill

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.

Jill purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Jill chose Upper East

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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