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Architectural Gem In The Heart Of Downtown Santa Barbara.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1200 square foot 2 level 2 bedroom 2 bath private oasis.

This unique rental is located in the Historical district, in the heart of downtown, on a private lane that was once called 'The Greenwich Village of Santa Barbara'. Three blocks from State Street and a five minute walk from this residence brings you to coffeehouses , restaurants, theaters and shopping. Continuing for another ten minutes towards the ocean, you will pass through the famous “funkzone”, and arrive at the Santa Barbara Pier and the East Beach of the California Riviera.

Nearly fifty years ago this one of a kind home, an example of Spanish Colonial Mission architecture was designed and built by hand, by one man, as a lasting tribute to Las Trampas mission church. Recently, under the creative design eye of the artist and home owner, the twelve hundred square foot, vaulted ceiling, two level property has been brought into the twenty first century.

The upper level includes the striking kitchen which features tiles designed by local architect and artist Jeff Shelton and is fully equipped with stove, farm sink, refrigerator and dishwasher. A few steps away, the master bedroom, includes a king four poster bed, a talavera tiled bathroom, a gas kiva fireplace, sitting area and private balcony.

The second bedroom is light filled, the queen sized bed features a crewel work headboard from the old Biltmore Hotel, and a window that looks out onto an ivy covered wall.

White washed art covered walls join the two levels. A hand carved reclaimed red wood beam leads into the downstairs living area. The twenty foot ceilings and the kiva fireplace are enhanced with a view through double french doors that lead out to a private dining patio. The intimate garden is surrounded by ten foot adobe walls and a gate to the street.

You can enjoy the eclectic art and quiet before you step out and walk to all that Santa Barbara has to offer. Saturday morning farmers market, the Historic Presidio, the Mission and lower Riviera, music at the Santa Barbara Bowl, movies, the ocean, Santa Barbara courthouse and sunken garden, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, State Street shopping and restaurants.

This is not someone’s home, but a destination dedicated by it’s owners to the notion that others should enjoy the full experience of our special residence and this magnificent city.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

Why Sally chose Downtown

To view this one of a kind property from the outside, will only make you want to enter to see what will be waiting on the inside.

What makes this townhome unique

This special hand built home will captivate you with its details. Every room has something unexpected and special. The eclectic decor and unique art work will make you smile the minute you walk through the doorway.


Downtown Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family gatherings are welcomed. But please no parties.
  • Please contact the owner to see the rental agreement.
  • We do ask for a security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We feel this rental is best for adults. The decor features many one of a kind objects.


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Architectural Gem In The Heart Of Downtown Santa Barbara.
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Quintessential Santa Barbara home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay - excellent location, walking distance to everything. Sally was the perfect hostess. We truly felt we had the perfect Santa Barbara experience and this beautiful home made our stay even better!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly Located Santa Barbara Gem

  • 5 of 5

This lovely and colorful home was the perfect base for our stay in Santa Barbara. Clean, wonderfully furnished and perfectly appointed with anything you need, comfortable beds and multiple spaces to hang out and relax. There is parking for two cars and the home is located within two blocks of State street with a wide array of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. But if you feel like cooking in the kitchen has everything you need (including the nice touch of two water filter carafes - much needed in Santa Barbara as the tap water is awful to drink otherwise). I would highly recommend this home for a perfect base for exploring Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice having lovely families staying with us. :)
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Excellent Place in the heart of Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

Great gem in the heart of Santa Barbara. Close to everything; including all the restaurants and Santa Barbara bowl. Owner was extremely good with communication. Checking in, parking, information - everything was a breeze. Would definitely recommend to all. Excellent.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated mission house!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Sally's house with some friends of mine for the weekend, and I'm so happy we did. Her place is BEAUTIFUL and really made Santa Barbara feel special! Aside from her amazing home, she was very responsive and accommodating. Highly recommend staying here if you're looking for a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you and the girls enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you.
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Wonderful stay in a charming house

  • 5 of 5

Recently, my 2 children, their spouses, and I spent 5 days in Santa Barbara. We enjoyed our stay very much. This precious, unique home can accommodate 6 adults comfortably. It is very conveniently located and within walking distance (3, 4 blocks) from downtown. The house was spotless and Sally was very easy to work with. I was astonished to see how well the kitchen was equipped: from flashlight to bottle openers and much more. Coming from Alabama, we were concerned that there was no ac, but it was not needed. What a nice break from our long, hot summers!

Thank you, Sally, for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you!
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Great home near State Street

  • 5 of 5

The well equipped townhouse has all you need for a comfortable stay. Sally was very nice, accommodating, and helpful. Although it is close to State Street, the house feels like a remote retreat. It's light and airy, with a good breeze when you open the windows. I want to come back in the winter and try out the fireplaces.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we would love to have you come back and try the fireplaces.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport. 14 minutes by car
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
all of downtown Santa Barbara restaurants
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
East Beach 10 blocks
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning $225
Refundable damage deposit $350

Cleaning Fee $175.00
Credit Card Fee 2.5%
City Tax 12%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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