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Elegant Cottage: One Block to Downtown Shopping and Dining Tree-lined Street

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Historic, Finely Appointed Downtown Home

Located on the corner of the most adorable and historic street in downtown Santa Barbara, this adorable 1885 Victorian cottage is perfectly located for those wishing to enjoy State Street, the Funk Zone, Urban Wine Trail, shopping, dining or the beach. Named after the philanthropic and gentle Dr. Brinkerhoff this home hosts 6 adults or 8 guests with children on portable floor beds.

White picket fences and trailing rose bushes enclose the serene garden where a bucolic wrap-around porch welcomes you "home." High ceilings, abundant light, restored original windows, wood floors and fabulous outdoor space are some of the many highlights.

Children will enjoy the "grassy" area for boccie ball, painting a rock near the fountain or playing in the gated and enclosed garden.

The palm canopied back yard is enclosed and private and includes outdoor kitchen (January), seating for six and two lounge chairs suitable for reading, chatting or napping.

The two smart flat screen TVS are Internet connected allowing guests to access their Netflix, Hulu and other accounts to watch first run movies or favorite shows.

A gourmet kitchen has ample space for multiple chefs along with a sit-in bar for ease of feeding the little ones or conversing with the non-chefs in the group.. ;-)

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Lynn

We've been welcoming guests from all over the world to the Santa Barbara area since 2004 and love what we do. We cherish meeting new "friends" and providing safe, comfortable and well-located homes that promote memory making for our guests. We've lived here for more than two decades and have a solid appreciation and knowledge of all that's fun to do, see and eat in our world-renowned city. Let us help you make the most of your stay. It's our pleasure.

Lynn purchased this house in 2016

Why Lynn chose Lower State

We chose this location because of the adorable street, its history and walking distance to downtown, dining, shopping, spas, the beach and other activities.

What makes this house unique

- park your car and walk everywhere

- corner lot

- tree-lined street with historic past

- newly remodeled

- fine linens and amenities

- washer and dryer

- Wi-FI

- Boccie Ball

- Outdoor Kitchen

- Beach gear

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your house was beautiful and well equipped. We loved the furnishings and paint colors. Thanks Lynn!
Oct 2016
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Lower State House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Fluffy bath towels, hair dryer, hamper, ample storage for your lotions and potions.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Cozy Queen w/Twin Trundle - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen w/twin trundle, step to private gated outdoor patio
    Master w/King, Private Bath - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cozy home is one of our favorite properties not only because of its downtown- and beach-close location, but because of the wonderful history of the neighborhood, the warmth and appeal of the furnishings and the architectural details. This home creates a wonderful space to relax and unwind in Santa Barbara.


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Elegant Cottage: One Block to Downtown Shopping and Dining Tree-lined Street
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful! Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The situation couldn't be better. The house is spotless and beautiful. The kitchen is well equipped. The host is quick at answering questions.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helene, what a pleasure it was to host you and your husband for the surprise b-day party! You're too cute. Hope your travels continue to be blessed. Come back and stay with us again.
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Charming cottage and great location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about staying at this house was easy. Although I had a car so I could pick up my grandchildren who live in Santa Barbara, I walked everywhere else: to the beach for long walks, to State Street for shopping, restaurants, museums, etc.

The house was well appointed, beds super comfortable, and two big TV's that we hardly watched since there was so much to do.

I'm planning to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

House was conveniently located close to shopping and beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and updated character home

  • 4 of 5

This home has everything anyone needs for a week of hitting the beach, shopping, movie watching and dining out. The home is decorated nicely and there are comfortable pillows, throw blankets and two huge TVs that have cable and HBO. We didn’t spend time out in the yard but there is a bbq and a table and chairs. The outside was still ashy from the fires so it was hard to keep the floors clean if you went back there as we tracked in ash by stepping back there. Something to mention is this is very lower state street which is great for walking to the funk area or beach but the homeless are on these first blocks of state and pour over to these side streets. Not great for teens to walk back alone. Also of note is the master windows are on the busy street so you won’t want to open them. Luckily they have ceiling fans in every room so you can get a breeze going and general air circulation. I would recommend this house for a small family or couple looking for a SB getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute. Clean

  • 5 of 5

Close to shopping. Darling rap around porch.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and lovely home

  • 5 of 5

House has great location close to train station and state Street. Home has 2 bedrooms but has plenty of space and very clean. Enjoyed our weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara Zoo
Brophy Bros.
State Street Shopping & Dining
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Many Bars and Restaurants - One Block
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Municipal Course, Montecito Country Club
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
High 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Many Restaurants - One block
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
West Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $245 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $495
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager'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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