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Escape to the American Riviera in our Charming 3 bedroom Santa Barbara Cottage


USA/California/Central Coast/Santa Barbara Vacation Rental


3 bedroom, 1.5 bath vacation home sleeps 6-8 (King, 2 queens, queen sofa sleeper)


Our quintessential craftsman beach bungalow is ideally located close enough to downtown State Street in Santa Barbara to take in all it has to offer, but far enough removed to enjoy the local flavor of the "American Riviera" without all the tourist trappings that tend to go along with it.

Originally built in 1930, the property maintains its old world charm with its white picket fence and quaint, single story appearance, but was updated in 2013 with a modern kitchen, refinished oak hardwood floors and beautiful double pane windows throughout. The home has been decorated to complement the look and feel of the home and area. The neutral shades work well with our natural and vintage beach decor. Each piece was carefully selected to make this home cozy and comfortable so guests could enjoy their vacation in a tranquil setting.

The family room is open and comfortable with a new Sofa-U-Love sofa sleeper and 46" HD flat screen TV with a whole house media serving up hundreds of movies and TV shows. The kitchen is completely remodeled and updated with all new stainless steel appliances and is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare your meals. Great natural lighting and counter with bar stools allow family and friends to gather where the action is. Spacious dining room with service for six is just off the kitchen. The two bathrooms were completely remodeled in 2013 with all new, modern fixtures. The master has plenty of closet space with a new Cal King cushion topped Serta mattress and the other 2 bedrooms have the same brand new bed in a queen size. Those 2 rooms also have access to back porch/yard from the bedroom through french doors. All bedrooms are flat panel TV equipped with access to the whole house media server.

The backyard was landscaped in June 2013 with a new 400 square foot flagstone patio, lush palms and Santa Barbara native foliage. An 8'x10' pergola provides ample shade for our patio table that comfortably seats six. A second patio table with market umbrella seats another four guests who can challenge one another to a friendly game of ping pong with provided paddles and balls. A new grilling 'station', complete with overhead market umbrella and four burner gas grill with side burner lets you BBQ in style. The setting is completed with a propane space heater (for those cool Santa Barbara evenings), a couple of comfortable lounge chairs, bistro table, Bluetooth enabled sound system and a cascading water fountain.

The detached garage has been converted into a game room straight from your youth (if you're a child of the '80's, that is) with over a half dozen original, full size classic arcade games including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Centipede (no quarters necessary!) A front loading washer/dryer is also available to clean up after your jaunts to the beach. If you'd like to use our Electra cruisers to get around town they are available for rent. The front porch is a great place to hang out and if you prefer more privacy, the back yard is very private and peaceful.

Downtown Santa Barbara is an easy 4-5 blocks away. State Street is know for it's shopping and dining so you have everything you need. The Daily Grind is just around the corner so you don't have to go far for your espresso coffee. During the day, drive 5 minutes up to the historic Mission, or 5 minutes down to the beach. Or even better, just bike straight down 2 miles to the ocean. The Santa Barbara Bowl, within walking distance, is a beautiful place to enjoy concerts under the stars. Parks for the kids and all the best Santa Barbara has to offer is within easy reach of the property. For an excursion, enjoy a 30 minute drive to the Santa Ynez wine country or venture further to the lovely towns of Solvang, Pismo Beach, or San Luis Obisbo.

Please be our guest at our Santa Barbara Escape!

Special Features of this Vacation Rental


Linens & Towels Provided   High Speed Internet   Credit Cards Accepted  
No Pets Allowed   No Smoking Allowed  

Amenities of this Vacation Rental


Fully stocked and open kitchen remodeled in 2013 with all stainless appliances; Open living room with refinished oak hardwood floors, new sofa sleeper, 46" 1080p flat screen TV and lots of natural light; Master bedroom with new Serta Cal King bed and lots of closet space; 2 additional bedrooms each with new Serta queen bed and direct access to back porch/yard; 2013 remodeled full bathroom with tub and shower; 2013 remodeled half bathroom; Newly landscaped backyard with 400 sq ft flagstone patio, pergola shaded patio table that seats 6, 4 burner gas grill with market umbrella, lounge chairs and bistro table, and cascading water fountain; Side yard equipped with a second patio table with market umbrella overlooking a full size, Kettler ping pon table; Detached garage converted into classic game room with 8 full size, classic arcade games and full laundry facilities; boogie boards, surf boards, beach chairs & umbrellas provided for your enjoyment; classic beach cruisers available as well

Amenities of the Resort/Surrounding Community


1 mile downtown neighborhood walk to action on State Street; 2 mile flat, bike ride to Santa Barbara pier and beach (or walk to State Street and pick up $.50 trolley); 1 mile walk to world famous Santa Barbara Mission; 1 block walk to local favorites Daily Grind (espresso, sandwiches & salads), McConnell's Ice Cream (world class creamery), Derf's Cafe (sports pub with local flair), and Cajun Kitchen (one of the best breakfast's you will have in SB); 2 short blocks to 101 freeway and quick access to Santa Barbara Zoo (4 miles), Montecito (6 miles), Santa Barbara Airport (9 miles), UC Santa Barbara (10 miles), Santa Ynez Valley Wineries (25 miles), Pismo Beach (80 miles), San Luis Obisbo (90 miles), and Paso Robles (120 miles)

Rate Information for this Vacation Rental


FromToWeek NightWkend NightWeekly
WinterJan 2Jan 31$250$300$1,750
Early SpringFeb 1Feb 28$250$500$1,750
SpringMar 1Apr 6$300$500$2,100
Spring BreakApr 7Apr 23$325$500$2,275
SpringApr 24May 24$300$500$2,100
Memorial DayMay 25May 29$500
Early SummerMay 30Jun 15$325$500$2,275
SummerJun 16Aug 30$400$700$2,800
Labor DayAug 31Sep 4$500$500
FallSep 5Nov 18$300$500$2,100
ThaksgivingNov 19Nov 26$400$500$2,800
Early WinterNov 27Dec 21$250$500$1,750
Christmas/New YearsDec 22Jan 6$400$500$2,800
Rates are for 6 person occupancy. Additional guests, up to 8, are priced at an additional $25/person/night. All stays under 30 nights are subject to 12% Santa Barbara city tax and $150 exit cleaning fee. Holiday and special event periods may be price... (more)
All rates subject to change without notice. Please confirm with owner.

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Other Vacation Rentals Offered by the Owner


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Guest Comment
"Home Away From Home. We recently dropped our daughter off to college (Westmont) and needed a place to call home while attending all of the first year/first family events. Including her, we have four kids (pre-teen thru teen). We absolutely loved this home! It had just the right amount of stuff to make for a relaxing haven away from the (slightly) stressful move in and subsequent separation. It had a great location - hint, some of the best ice cream is a little over a block away. We can not wait to visit here again and hope to have the opportunity over and over. Thanks for sharing this cute and well-equipped home with us."

- Susan M. 09/15/2014


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