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Downtown 'Rose Mary Cottage'

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

Cottage with Private Patio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), and Full Kitchen

Located in a unique secluded, downtown compound, a ten minute walk from town centre, with its own patio, this small, cozy cottage features a view of the garden, an intimate living/dining room, a cozy bedroom with a queen size bed, bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower combination and a full galley kitchen. Tastefully decorated in an eclectic style, with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors, this charming get away is perfect for a couple looking to enjoy all that Santa Barbara County has to offer.

A central location allows easy access to both downtown and freeway thoroughfares. Enjoy Santa Barbara's vibrant downtown area-restaurants, art galleries, cinemas, boutiques, shops, Santa Barbara Symphony, live theatre and the famous County Bowl (late Spring through Fall) The Mission and it's beautiful Rose Garden is approximately one mile away, while the beaches, waterfront and marina, are two miles away, with views of the Channel Islands offshore. Take a day trip to the Santa Ynez Valley and enjoy wine-tasting tours, the Chumash Casino and Solvang's Danish heritage.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed staying in your charming cottage-you have truly created a gem of a spot here!

I hope to make it back here at some point. In the meantime, I have already started recommending Rose Mary Cottage to my friends.

Thanks so much for everything!
Apr 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Downtown 'Rose Mary Cottage'
average rating of 4.942029 based on 70 reviews
Minnepolis, MN

Delightful and Unique

  • 5 of 5

This was a delightful and unique cottage. There was a garden bistro area to drink wine which Janet so generously provided along with eating our bagel with salmon and cream cheese for breakfast. The cottage was clean and had everything needed for a visit to Santa Barbara. I don't think I have ever slept as well with the fresh air, sound of water and scent from the flowers. It was very quiet. Santa Barbara was fun to visit-State Street and the wharf were enjoyable along with the general atmosphere of the town. We would recommend this to any and everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

I found her place by reading the reviews but the reviews don't do it justice... This place is beyond amazing! The smell of flowers around you and Janet's hospitality are hard to match. I came with my boyfriend for his birthday and while sitting outside our cottage he asked me to marry him! Janet was so excited to hear the news, it was like telling family! My fiancé and I told her this place left a memory and we will be back! I'm recommending her place to all my friends it was amazing and made the weekend perfect!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to the Big Island after our month long stay on this enchanting property. The special touches that Janet provided upon arrival and throughout our stay has been like none other. Janet's attention to detail and thoughtfulness is reflecteded throughout the property. We live in paradise but this property was truly a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rose Mary Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and me and our dog Coco had a great time! Janet was a wonderful host and the cottage was very comfortable and clean. We loved the location too, it was close to the freeway, mountains, and the beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage and Host(ess)

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much to Janet for another wonderful stay at the Mary Rose Cottage. Everything you need is provided including fresh laid eggs from Janet's resident chickens. Having a complete kitchen makes the visit even better. The cottage has everything you need to make your stay effortless. It is located close to mid-State street with many restaurants and other destinations. Especially enjoy the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The cafe there has great lunch items and the gift shop is also worth a visit. Quiet and peaceful with nice neighbors. Janet is a very thoughtful and wonderful hostess.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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boutique cottage with down-to-earth, attentive, generous host

  • 5 of 5

The cottage could easily be featured in a design magazine..the decor is tasteful, colorful and a feast for the eyes. Janet has thought of everything: FREE bikes, water bottles at the bedside, a bottle of wine, discount tabs for all the local stores and fresh eggs from her chickens (which by the way, you do not even know they are on the property). Our first night, we had trouble with the grill and Janet had it fixed in 20 minutes. I am not one for the beach, so the convenience of the beach being so close enabled my husband to go enjoy while I stayed behind reading a book. All sight-seeing is within a short bike or taxi ride. Would highly recommend and would definately go back...eager to see how the other cottages are decorated. The only thing to be aware of is the alternate side of the street parking, which Janet has also done a great job in displaying a warning sign on the fridge....Santa Barbara police like to give tickets.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
1.75 Miles
Santa Barbara Terminal
Nearest Beach
1.75 Miles
East Beach/Cabrillo Boulevard
Car: not necessary

Downtown Santa Barbara, easy walk to town centre, freeway access and cross town and down town shuttle services.


Rates & Availability

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.5%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
We are not able to accept credit cards, but do accept payPal. Any charges to be paid by sender
$200 Deposit required to secure dates requested, either by check or payPal. Any charges to be paid by sender.
Cleaning fee ($50-$125) depending upon length of stay

Deposit of $200 required to reserve the dates. Balance due, less the deposit, on arrival.
Payment can be made by personal check or via payPal (all fees to be paid by sender).
We are not able to accept credit cards at this time.

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Oak Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Washer and Dryer on site, beach chairs beach towels and cooler available, bicycles (no helmets) for guests' use

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