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Award Winning Craftsman Cottage-Walk or Bike Downtown-outdoor dining

Award Winning Craftsman Cottage-Walk or Bike Downtown-outdoor dining


Property Details

Updated: May 26, 2015
2 bedrooms,1 bath, sleeps four, 900 sq ft

Please contact owner (use email owner) to receive any special discounts that may apply to your reservation. Stays of 5 nights or more for 2 people save significantly. Please contact the owner for this pricing.

For more reviews/guest comments, go to 'About Wendy Rockwood' in the owner info below.

Nestled off the street, this cozy cottage offers a true retreat feel, with being downtown. Five minutes to the beach & ten blocks to downtown, you can walk or bus anywhere. Spacious accommodation with luxurious bedding and an all new kitchen and bath make for a pristine experience with all the comforts of home.

Additionally there is a private outdoor area for 'fresco' dining and barbecuing or just taking in the sun. The living room boasts plenty of comfortable seating as well as a 40' large screen HDTV and wireless Internet. A gas fireplace to provide a wonderful ambiance. The 900 sq ft make this the perfect size for a group of four or a romantic retreat for a couple. Two bedrooms both have queen beds complete with luxury bedding and down comforters.

Set in its own garden setting this private cottage has off-street parking and its own private fenced yard. Relax under the flowering trees and take in the wonderful California weather.

Guest Comments in guest book: 'Wendy, Thank you very much for the wonderful accommodations. Everything was just as we expected and more!' '- Stephanie E., Los Angeles, CA, 09/07/2009;

'Great location Great furniture and grounds house had everything we needed, very comfortable ' - Brian G., Austin, TX, 08/26/2009

'Simply perfect, we loved the house, the yard and the location!' Courtney O., Denver CO, 9/18/2009

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these areas with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests.

We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved visiting Santa Barbara and the Cottage made out trip even better. Breakfast at home and lunches made to go...we were able to center our vacation around activities and fun versus where to get the next meal. Thanks for providing all we need and more. We'll be back!
Jul 2014
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Award Winning Craftsman Cottage-Walk or Bike Downtown-outdoor dining
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Perfect place for a relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I stayed for 3 days over a recent holiday weekend. I loved having a place to come home to. Wendy gets every last detail taken care of so all you have to do is relax! Another great thing is that it's a short walk to McConnell's.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Award Winning Craftsman Cottage-Walk or Bike Downtown-outdoor dining
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
rescue, ca

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5
very well appointed. Clean, convenient, secluded. Will definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so please that you had a good stay! We are happy to share all the pleasures of Santa Barbara with visitors



From the Owner

Craftsman Cottage is a tucked away jewel in downtown Santa Barbara. Down a private driveway, this is an off-street location, not attached to any other property. Enclosed by hedges and greenery there is a tremendously private feel and quiet setting. A sunny open porch make relaxing the great Santa Barbara weather a pleasure

Activity and Interests

Santa Barbara is a beach community with beaches, pier, sailing, swimming, whale watching and a vibrant cultural life of theatre, events, museums and a beautiful small zoo. It is unique because there are also close mountains that offer hiking, wine tasting and a nearby lake for fishing. Known as the 'American Riviera', it is known for its Spanish architecture, and the beauty of the landscape. The semi tropical climate has led many to say it is similar in appearance to Hawaii with so many varieties of trees and vegetation that are spectacular. Fine dining options abound as well as a vibrant downtown with great shopping. There are even islands close by that are protected sanctuaries that make a great day trip. Santa Barbara is the perfect vacation destination!


From $239 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 15 2015 - Jun 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 5 2015 - Sep 13 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 14 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tourism fee per day $2.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $200.00
  • Cleaning $100.00
  • Tax Rate 12.0%


Over 30 days to a reservation preference is given to longer stays of over 3-5 days. Shorter stays booked closer to the time.

$100 cleaning fee. For stays under 31 days 12% bed tax added and $2 per day Tourism Fee added. Also $200 security fee required that is returned

All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card.

Cancellation Policy

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Updated: May 26, 2015


From the Owner

Featuring outdoor and indoor dining areas there is plenty of room to stretch out. Families with young children love that the yard can be gated giving toddlers a great outdoor play area. Oak Park is a close walk with more for kids. With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay. Couples love the romantic setting of the cottage decor and the fireplace right under the great large screen TV in the living room.' A true retreat from which to begin your Santa Barbara adventures.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Newly tiled up to date bathroom.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both bedrooms with queen beds and luxury linens and down comforters. Beautiful light with many windows with views of the outdoor shrubbery. Off street so in very quiet location.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Additional outdoor dining table with umbrella and four chairs in a private, fenced yard which can be gated. The kitchen is deluxe with granite counters and all appliances and utensils you would need, including spices. Now bring your favorite Keurig pods to enjoy in the morning relaxing in the sun on the front porch. ( A few Starbucks Starter pods provided) The living room has plenty of comfortable seating with a Large HD Screen TV and DVD and stereo. Access your Netflix account on the provided wireless connected DVD player.

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