Maison Provence. Designers French Country House. Downtown Bet. State St. & Beach

Maison Provence. Designers French Country House. Downtown Bet. State St. & Beach

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 12, 2014
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Furnished with French antiques and retaining the original arches, open beams and other period details, you will feel like you've stepped into a maison in the south of France.

Set in a quiet residential neighborhood, this home is a peaceful retreat, with several outdoor seating areas around the property. However, it is conveniently located downtown between State Street and the beach.

Being a designer and Francophile, I furnished this home with French antiques, custom made furniture, linen curtains and fine bed linens. It is fully equipped with everything you should need during your stay. Luxurious and comfortable, it personifies casual elegance.

The climate in Santa Barbara is mild and warm year round, making it a wonderful place to spend time during the winter months. And it's centrally located for guests who also want to drive along the beautiful California coastline, along Big Sur to Carmel-By-The-Sea.

If you also plan to visit Carmel, I have two lovely homes in the heart of the village (Dove Cottage and Pussy Willow Cottage), where you may want to stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

In addition to Maison Provence in Santa Barbara I also own two lovely vacation rental homes in Carmel-By-The-Sea. You can view them at: CaliforniaCoastVacationHomes.com

I love nothing more than finding properties with great potential to renovate and decorate, and share with travelers who are looking for special homes which embody European ambiance and a wonderful spirit of place.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely home this is! I'm an interior designer with high standards and appreciate the quality of everything in Maison Provence, down to the finest details. I love Santa Barbara but it's worth coming here just to spend time in this charming home.

Highly recommended.
Jan 2014
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Reviews

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Maison Provence. Designers French Country House. Downtown Bet. State St. & Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3696512
+ (818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
For a month I was at Maison Provence and I did not want to leave. What a masterful job Amy did in creating such a charming and very tasteful home. As an interior designer myself, I am very aware of my surroundings, and Amy is truly talented. Her attention to detail, furnishings, plants, artwork, kitchen accessories, was done with great care.
I thank her for sharing her home and ability with us.

Gloria F
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gloria for your lovely review. I hope you can come and stay again next year.

Amy
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Maison Provence. Designers French Country House. Downtown Bet. State St. & Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3696512
+ (818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Washington, District of Columbia
4

Lovely place, with caveats

  • 4 of 5
We liked the house very much, nice outdoor patio next to the house (the one in the back needed a little more attention); loved the tangerine tree and the artichoke plants and other plantings. The rooms were nice (but inadequate air flow in the middle bedroom). The neighborhood was lovely, but what we didn't know was that the home next door was being remodeled and some of the workers were there after 10pm - a lot of dust and noise came from the other side of the fence. Not only that, a dog was on site that was left alone outside for several hours and howled and whined continually. Home convenient to core of the city but you get to be in a residential area.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The work that was taking place at the neighbor's house was emergency repair work not ongoing construction. The dogs have never been left in the back yard before, so I can only assume it was to allow the repair men to go in and out of the house freely. This is an extremely quiet neighborhood. As to the bedroom, there are two 4' windows and the central forced air system can be set on fan mode to circulate air throughout the house. The gardener comes every week to tidy the garden and blow away leaves. Except for the leaves that fall between visits, he keeps the place very tidy. I hope prospective guests will weigh this review against all the other glowing, 5 star reviews.
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Maison Provence. Designers French Country House. Downtown Bet. State St. & Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3696512
+ (818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Enchanting Country House

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely beautifully decorated home away from home. We decided to take a girls trip up here and did not want to leave. This house was exquisite and was hard to prize ourselves away to see the other sites of Santa Barbra. With the beautiful natural light beaming through the house by day and the roaring fire place by night, most evenings we would stay home,cook and curl up by the fire place. We will be back very soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. I hope you'll spend time at Maison Provence before too long, as it's a short drive form Los Angeles.

Amy
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Maison Provence. Designers French Country House. Downtown Bet. State St. & Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3696512
+ (818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Ft. Lauderdale fl.
5

If I could pick a home to live in this would be it

  • 5 of 5
Amy has done it again!
My husband and I have visited Ca. the past 3 years because we love it there.The first 2 years we stayed in delightful cottages owned and decorated by Amy . (She' great to work with by the way, ) and have been more than pleased. On finding she had a new remake in Santa Barbara we were delighted. This home is everything the pictures show and more. It is spacious but cozy.Super
comfy and with the warm sunny glow you can't help but to feel happy. In fact
the dining room is so charming we decided to eat most of our meals in. We have been so inspired by Amy's french country decorating and landscaping
we have put Provence France on our bucket list. We were so relaxed in this peaceful setting that we didn't spend much time in the delightful downtown,
so we will be back next year for a longer stay and bring friends to share this with..
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I hope you will stay in either this home in Santa Barbara 'Maison Provence', or one of my two cottages in Carmel-By-The-Sea 'Pussy Willow Cottage' or 'Dove Cottage', the next time you visit California.
business
Maison Provence. Designers French Country House. Downtown Bet. State St. & Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3696512
+ (818) 980-2119 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Charming Retreat in Sunny Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful house that really feels like an elegant home. The attention to detail is impressive, and the owner has decorated each room so tastefully. I came for a girls' break with my sister, and we picked up all kinds of ideas for decorating our own homes. The morning light is beautiful in the house and we really enjoyed relaxing and hanging out together here. State st is very close by, for shopping and restaurants, but we found it hard to tear ourselves away. Merci beaucoup!
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Maison Provence. Thank you for your lovely review and I hope you'll come again.

Location

From the Owner

Santa Barbara is a lovely coastal town with mild climate year round and is close to the beautiful Santa Ynez wine country and not far from Los Angeles. I was looking for a period house with high ceilings, open beams and original wood floors and windows, to transform into my dream of a Provencial maison. I traveled and worked in France and nothing feels more elegant and relaxed than the warm honey tones of that sunny region.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : Route 101 at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Henry's Beach at 2 Miles Nearest Barpub : Boathouse at Henry's Beach at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : State Street at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Maison Provence is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood between State Street and the beach, in an area referred to as 'West of State'. The area around State Street is where you'll find many shops and restaurants, cinemas, art galleries and much more.

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
$5,500
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
$4,000
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
$5,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,850
$6,500
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
$5,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Cleaning and linen fee $165

A $500 security deposit is required when you send me the completed rental agreement.
Once guests check-out and the housekeepers inform me that nothing is missing or damaged, the security deposit is refunded within 14 days.

Amenities

From the Owner

When I purchased this property the exterior was dire. I was faced with dry dirt everywhere, which sloped towards the house, flooding in under the house when it rained. And there was no vegetation. The property had to be regraded, an irrigation system installed, flowerbeds created, and the decomposed granite that is typical of Provence brought in to replicate landscaping in that region. The exterior of the house was the color of mud, so I painted it cream and added shutters painted the quintessential gray/green that's often seen in the south of France. With all this work completed, my guests can enjoy the fruits of my labor when they are in Santa Barbara, as can I.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board

Kitchen

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Downtown

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • golf

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Chambre Mimosa. There are original period French windows on two sides of the bedroom and French doors leading to the patio on the third side. Enjoy morning coffee on this sunny, sheltered patio. The new, high quality mattress is dressed in fine linens on a magnificent Montecito iron bed frame. Fine linen curtains and an Aubusson needlepoint rug add a French touch. And the wine tasting table is perfect for working on your laptop. His and hers closets flank the French doors. There is also a TV in this room. This ever so charming room has original wood floors, antique Belgium trunks and a painted canvas wall hanging commissioned from set painters at the National Theater in London. Chambre Lavandre French lavender was the inspiration for this whimsical bedroom. The walls are white and lavender and the quality bed linens are gray and white. This charming room has a wonderful iron bed, pale gray furnishings, and whimsical artifacts. The high quality mattress is new and comfortably firm

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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