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In Town Contemporary - Sleek and Sophisticated in Downtown Santa Barbara

In Town Contemporary - Sleek and Sophisticated in Downtown Santa Barbara


Property Details

Updated: Nov 25, 2014
2 Bedroom/1 Bath - Sleeps 4

In Town Contemporary - Sleek and Sophisticated in Downtown Santa Barbara

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Located in the heart of historic Santa Barbara's downtown, this progressive one-of-kind property was designed by internationally renowned architect Barry Berkus. It is a feast for the minimalist with a significant nod to the artistic.

This 980 square foot home is fashioned to keep life simple and streamlined. Rich in character, the home is within walking distance to Santa Barbara's performing arts district, museums, film and theatres, historic sites, and world-class dining.

This 2008 award-winning home is an unparalleled sanctuary. The unique design was constructed on a quiet one-way street in the center of town with the savvy traveler or working professional in mind.

The Master Bedroom offers a queen-size bed under soaring 14' ceilings. A sliding door leads to the enclosed Patio. The Master Bathroom also boasts artful design with great tile work and large walk-in glass shower.

The Guest Bedroom, with queen-size bed, has a sliding glass door for fresh air or private access. The en suite private Bathroom offers a generous walk-in shower.

The stylish and open Kitchen has stainless steel appliances and sleek design. Guests can oversee meal preparation from bar stools at the black granite counter, and the open floor plan allows everyone to be an integral part of any activity. The sleek and modern glass dining table with artisan chairs completes the Great Room. Enjoy quiet conversation in the Living where a red sofa sleeper adds alternative sleep options.

The intimate courtyard off the main living space is surrounded by tall bamboo gardens that provide natural privacy and Zen character.

Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry throughout the house provides ample storage that can be reached by a custom library ladder on casters with a lower portion that cleverly converts to a reading chair.

The carport with dual garage doors closes off from the street for privacy, but the plexi-glass covered arbor overhead allows sunshine and blue sky to stream though. The clever touch of heavy canvas curtains draped behind walls of curved iron gates creates an enclosed area meant for more than just a beautiful space for 2 cars. As an extension of the entry, a suspended heater and track lighting offer a welcome touch of comfort to turn an outside space into a playful and private sunroom. (Note: There is no furniture in the carport).

No matter the season, there is plenty to do or see just around the corner from this modern sanctuary. Plan a picnic on the lawn at the Court House Sunken Gardens on Fridays in the summer. Art comes alive during the monthly 'First Thursday' celebrations in the fall. In the spring, tour the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden just a few blocks away. And come winter, enjoy the bright energy of the Santa Barbara lights while getting some holiday shopping done.

Live the urban lifestyle. Without exception, there are so many very cool things to do, just minutes from your doorstep.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

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We have had a lovely stay and are very grateful that we found this apartment!! It's beautiful and sooo nice that it is so very well stocked with the basic things you need. I hope we will have the opportunity to come back.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 15.4 Miles Nearest Golf : Santa Barbara Golf Club - Municipal Golf Course at 3.1 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Barbara Amtrak at 5.6 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 Freeway at 1.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Upper Village in Montecito at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Butterfly Beach at 2.4 Miles Car: necessary

Walk to Santa Barbara International Film Festival,

Parks nearby (Alameda Park, Alice Keck Park, Kids World), Wine Tasting, Shopping, Local Spas, Coffee Shops, Beach, Restaurants, Clubs, Stearn's Wharf, Zoo, Botanical Garden, Courthouse, Galleries, Santa Barbara Mission, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours, Whale Watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching. For detailed info on all local attractions & events visit the Santa Barbara Visitor Center or local websites


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Updated: Nov 25, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Booking Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax
$225 cleaning fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)
$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.
30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the Damage Waiver Program.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks
3 night minimum (7 night minimum for Summer, Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks; if full week is not available, 3 night minimum applies).


Property Type

  • house


  • Family


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 980 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Master Bathroom w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Master Bathroom w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Bathroom #2 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Master Bedroom w/queen-size bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Bedroom #2 w/queen-size bed


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Central downtown location, Barry Berkus Design, Private and chic, Beach chairs, Beach umbrella, Blender, High chair w/tray, Port-a-crib with sheet and blanket
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