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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: Apr 16, 2015
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
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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Calendar last updated:
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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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11 Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler 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
Boston Massachusetts
5

French cottage with Lavender touch!

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful and peaceful retreat. Stylish tastes from Provence abound. Beds luxurious and outdoor settings private and peaceful.

Yet....only minutes from hiking in the Mesa ( para gliding, hang gliding and bikes ) with Pacific sunsets; State Street theater and dining, upper east access to the Mission area and the Riviera; and...the routes North and East into the central coast and into the Mountains for great day tripping. With an owner who was always on hand for the slightest question.

A treat. A delight. Memorable. A reason to return....sooner than later!
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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
Grand Junction, CO
5

Sharon & Paul

Sharon & Paul
  • 5 of 5
We are just getting to leave this lovely French home and have had a wonderful stay. The location is good,
the decorating is suberb, Amy is very talented. We roamed about during the day, wine country, shopping,
golf, and beach then came home to a relaxing evening at Maison Provence. We've rented lots of ski homes,
golf condos, and this is one of the nicest. Thanks for sharing, Amy.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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
Ferndale, Washington
5

Our stay at the Maison Provence was perfect for us

  • 5 of 5
We so enjoyed our time at the Maison Provence. The space was comfortable and beautiful; and the location worked well for us.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
San Diego, CA
5

Beautiful, well maintained retreat.

  • 5 of 5
I spent a week at Amy's home in September and found it to be as lovely in reality as it is in the pictures. The house was very well maintained and I instantly felt at home. I was there a few days on my own, before a friend arrived, and I felt very safe in the quiet neighborhood. The location was great - very easy to get everywhere. I really loved the fact that I could go downtown, to the beach and on daytrips and have a quiet and relaxing place to unwind afterwards. Thank you Amy. If I ever plan a trip to Carmel, I will definitely look up the houses you have there!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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
Whittier
5

What a vacation rental should be

  • 5 of 5
I loved this property. I have used HomeAway many times and this was one of my best experiences. The home is clean, comfortable, well appointed, quiet and charming. Nice to have the outdoor space to use on a nice day! The dining table is especially delightful and comfortable. . Lends itself to an array of bite-sized foods, wine and several hours of chatter. I'll use this house again, I suspect. Thanks Amy!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Sonoma County
5

Lovely Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
Myself and a friend visited Santa Barbara for a girls long weekend and stayed at Maison Provence. Coming back to Amy's beautiful home everyday after visiting the Beach, shops and wonderful Restaurants was a wonderful treat. It truly feels like a home and not a vacation rental as every piece of furniture and every accessory feels like it was specifically chosen for the space with care, creativity and thoughtfulness. I will definately be staying at this lovely retreat on my next visit to Santa Barbara. Thank you Amy!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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 Barpub : Boathouse at Henry's Beach at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : Route 101 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : State Street at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Henry's Beach 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

From $295 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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

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

Cancellation Policy

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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

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

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

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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