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Exceptional Guesthouse with Classic Charm in a Great Location.

Exceptional Guesthouse with Classic Charm in a Great Location.


Property Details

Updated: Jan 24, 2015
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

On a quiet street in Santa Barbara's best downtown residential neighborhood -The Upper Eastside - this charming guesthouse is in the most perfect location: 4 blocks to State Street where you'll find shops, restaurants, cinemas, museums and 4 blocks to the historic Mission with its lovely Rose Garden. Gorgeous Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden, a Santa Barbara gem, is a 3-minute walk from your door. The beaches, Stearn's Wharf and Harbor are all close by.

Our guesthouse suite suitable for 1 or 2 persons is a classic 1924 California cottage entirely transformed with contemporary amenities yet retaining its authentic original design with wainscoting in all rooms and a beamed ceiling in the bedroom and bathroom. The private entrance adjacent to the kitchen has a small deck with a café table and chairs. You won't hear the hum of the freeway or noise from downtown trains. We invite you to read our reviews and see why this exceptional guesthouse with its location, elegance and serenity is an incomparable best value in Santa Barbara.

There is a 4-DAY MINIMUM to rent. 2 people maximum.

Keywords: guesthouse

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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January 24, 2015

39 Reviews

Exceptional Guesthouse with Classic Charm in a Great Location.
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5
We had a very enjoyable 10 day stay at Barbara and Russell's cottage in December. The location on a lovely, quiet
residential street was ideal for car-free exploration of Santa Barbara by foot or by catching the frequent bus service just a few blocks away. The cottage was spotless with comfortable bed, kitchen, full bathroom and a good heater for cool nights. Barbara and Russell were friendly, gracious, and helpful hosts and we would highly recommend their cottage as a secure and pleasant base for a couple or solo traveler
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Exceptional Guesthouse with Classic Charm in a Great Location.
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Sain Louis, Missouri, USA

Santa Barbara Charmer

  • 5 of 5
This rental is exceptional and presented exactly as described! It is clean, well-equipped and charming. The perfect setting for a vacation. Barbara the owner is very pleasant and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this rental property.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Exceptional Guesthouse with Classic Charm in a Great Location.
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Wonderful Cottage, Great Location, Fabulous Owners

  • 5 of 5
This guesthouse was extremely comfortable, well decorated, had everything we needed, and the outdoor space was charming with plants and a water feature. Just lovely all around. I can't say enough about the graciousness of Barbara and Russell and Lou Lou. Our stay in Santa Barbara was to attend the wedding of our daughter and they were extremely understanding of the goings and comings of family and friends arriving from all over as we planned and took care of last minute details. This guesthouse is very close to many beautiful attractions and fun venues. We were very happy to retreat to our quite home for the week after a fun filled night in Santa Barbara. We would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Exceptional Guesthouse with Classic Charm in a Great Location.
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
San Francisco

Wonderful Charming Cottage - Great Location

  • 5 of 5
My SO and I stayed at this cottage for one week and it was wonderful -- extremely quiet, very cute, bright and airy. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious with nice outlooks to the neighborhood and succulent garden with great afternoon breezes. The bathroom is also very spacious and has loads of storage space -- a very welcome surprise given this is a vintage cottage! We loved the two outdoor spaces and found ourselves almost living outside on the patio area relishing the sunshine and peaceful views of the succulent garden. Great spot for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon wine, and dinner! The location is excellent, offering a quieter more residential experience than the typical hotel or B&B in town. A short pleasant stroll to State Street through a neighborhood of beautiful homes and gardens, a quick walk to the Mission and Alice Keck Park, to name a few. Parking is extremely easy right in front of the cottage, however you will not want or need to drive anywhere once you arrive! Barbara and Russell are wonderful hosts, very gracious and helpful but not intrusive; we rarely saw them after the first day but knew they were just a call or door knock away if we needed anything. We highly recommend this gem and already booked our next visit!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Exceptional Guesthouse with Classic Charm in a Great Location.
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Phoenix Arizona USA

Downtown Santa Barbara Guesthouse

  • 5 of 5
Our stay here was fantastic in every aspect. The guesthouse was very comfortable and has everything we could need or want to make our stay so wonderful. Barbara and Russell are great hosts and are very friendly. Barbara provided us with plenty of information about the area and things to do. We were busy seeing all the sights and enjoyed walking all over the beautiful city. Russell takes excellent care of this beautiful property which is located on a lovely quiet street in a very nice neighborhood.The guesthouse includes a very nice covered patio (a perfect spot to nap)! The whole experience was A+++ and we look forward for returning soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Exceptional Guesthouse with Classic Charm in a Great Location.
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
valley park, mo

Great property and stay!

  • 5 of 5
This is a fantastic property in a great location in Santa Barbara. You are walking distance from tons of restaurants and attractions and have easy access to the 101 to go elsewhere. The guesthouse itself is squeaky clean and has everything you need for your stay, including a kitchen if you would like to cook. I was also provided with a nice list of places to eat, of which every one I tried was excellent. Highly recommend this property for a single or couple travelling to the area.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Carlitos at 0.6 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Barbara Station at 1.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Freeway 101 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : CaDario - Best Italian Restaurant Award 2014 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : East Beach at 1.5 Miles Car: not necessary

If you'd like to be within walking distance of Santa Barbara's shopping, movies, restaurants--but would also enjoy being away from it all in the best downtown residential area close to everything-- you won't find a better location than our beautiful guesthouse. Walk to the award-winning Courthouse or the world-class Museum of Art or the Queen of the Missions with its exquisite rose garden. They are all a few blocks away.


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Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning fee $50
  • Refundable damage deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen size Beds (1)


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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