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Private, Cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath apt/cottage with amazing Santa Barbara views

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You will love this little get-away! Situated on 2.5 mountain and ocean view acres, about 2 miles from downtown Santa Barbara sits this furnished one bedroom one bath guest quarters has all the amenities, fully stocked,, living rm with fire place, deck for your morning coffee and evening wine. Queen bed in bedroom, additional daybed set-up in living area with a trundle for a second couple or for children (this makes two twin beds side by side). Clean, newly decorated, lots of windows and light. Sits above the garage of the main house so the owners are on the property but you have complete privacy (private entrance up stairways). Located in foothills so a car is needed, but only 5 minutes to town. Unit has TV with Cable/HBO/Netflicks and WIFI thru-out. Over 750 sq ft. A perfect vacation retreat!

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2016
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About Debbie

Welcome to Santa Barbara 'The American Riviera'. My husband and I met in Santa Barbara, married and raised our family here. We live in the main house, the guest apartment is above our garage. We are pretty quite except for the occasional sports event or when the kids are over visiting. We are social and enjoy the outdoor activities that come with living in Santa Barbara.

Debbie purchased this house in 1998

Why Debbie chose Santa Barbara

This house was a rental, and a mess, but we loved the locations and the 'in your face' mountain views along with the peeks of the ocean. We knew it had the potential of making this a really special property for our family. It has not disappointed. The minute you walk through the door you feel at home, you can't believe the views and just how welcoming the entire property makes you feel.

What makes this house unique

Private, Quite, Hiking trails right out your door, Ocean views from your bed, Morning coffee on your mountain view balcony, wood burning fireplace in living room, WFI and Large HD TV, 2 miles to State Street, 10 minutes to beach -Zoo-Funk Zone-Harbor-Shopping, no problems with parking, designated on-site parking spot.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private, Cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath apt/cottage with amazing Santa Barbara views
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment over the garage. Much bigger than expected. Well-equipped and very comfortable.

Amazing mountain views. We were 3 women sharing the space for the night and we were pleasantly

surprised by how beautiful the space was. We'd stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Home away from home in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

Great little place that is decorated well, clean and conveniently located. I would recommend this place and I would stay there again! Rather than being repetitive, the reviews and descriptions by others are accurate, except the grocery store is Gelson's that is close by. We had a great breakfast at Garrett's and an excellent dinner at Toma (make reservations). Thanks for sharing your beautiful apartment!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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outstanding place in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

This upstairs unit is over the owners home and garage. That "description" is quite misleading because it is much much nicer than any other garage apartment we had ever seen. It is up against the hills above Santa Barbara, with incredible views of the hills. Lots of light. Quiet. The apartment is furnished with high quality furniture--very attractive and comfortable. There is a small balcony off the kitchen for breakfast or wine. Larger places to sit at ground level. Kitchen well stocked. Fresh eggs were a nice surprise. It is fairly close to an excellent grocery store (Gilsons right on State street on your way up to the apartment) and not far from the freeway for trips to downtown or wine country or the beaches. There are about 20 fairly steep steps up to the unit but most people should not find that a problem (we are in our early 70s and were fine).

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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home in beautiful SB hills

  • 4 of 5

Lovely time. Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Home from home very convenient for Santa Barbara!

  • 5 of 5

A totally private apartment with its own separate access adjoining the owner's home, this suited our needs perfectly for a 2 night stop-over in Santa Barbara. Well-equipped and comfortable. Great location with wonderful views on the outskirts of Santa Barbara but only a few minutes drive into Downtown. The owners Debbie and Tim were very friendly and gave us some fresh eggs from their own chickens. We really liked Santa Barbara and would have liked to have stayed longer. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

Had an awesome time! Owners were very accommodating. Very convenient to everything in SB.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Henry's Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Foothill House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and payment received. Check in time is generally after 3:00 pm and Check out time is generally 11 am. Late/early check-in and check-out can be arranged in advanced with the owner. Please view Rental Agreement Rules prior to confirming your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Foothill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice size bathroom. Has all amenities, includes tub/shower. Hair dryer and toiletries are supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom with queen bed, large living room has a twin day bed and a pull out twin trundle bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you want a private cozy away from it all kind of place, yet just minutes to all that Santa Barbara has to offer then this is a perfect spot. Miles and miles of hiking trails right out your door. Breath-taking views from every windows. Bright, clean, spacious.....the perfect get away.

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