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Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'

Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'


Property Details

Updated: May 24, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4)

Caza de Coco is waaay cute, of 98% (walker's paradise). Brand spanking newly offered, cute as a button, short term rental smack dab in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara steps to the western entrance of the Paseo Nuevo Outdoor Mall on State Street. Fresh as a daisy (or red geranium), Fresh paint, Fresh linens, cozy wood floors, fancy formal dining room, sun filled eat in kitchen, people watching porches, sky high ceilings, fido fenced yards, laundry, completely furnished all the way downnnnn to the dog beds and bowls.

Keywords: bungalo, casita, cottage, house

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I moved to Santa Barbara 25 years ago after spending a mere four day vacation here. I now, and have for the last 20 years, sell real estate and manage my own rentals. All are long term, except for Caza de Coco which I converted to a vacation rental recently. It is too cute and located in an A+++location

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Cozy & convenient

Reviewed by: Lorahawaii from Honolulu

Reviewed on: 03/28/2013 for their stay in 03/2013

312352 - Caza de Coco - Huba Huba Get Down Downtown

Location can't be beat. Easy to walk to shopping, restaurants, the beach but on a quiet street. No off street parking which concerned us at first but we never had a problem finding a space. The house is cozy & well furnished - although a little less "decorating" so guests have more room to put their things would be nice. Loved sitting out on the front porch. The owner was wonderful - a very gracious "hostess" and very easy to work with.
Mar 2013
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19 Reviews

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Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Palo Alto

Well located and comfortable

  • 4 of 5
I took a last minute trip with my family and we are glad we stayed at Mimi´s place in Santa Barbara. Mimi was really helpful with tips and ideas, and her place is perfectly located in downtown SB. A big plus is that even our dog was comfortable! The house had a fenced backyard well he played safely, and he even had a few new toys to play with. Great place, gracious host, very nice stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Fabiola: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It was lovely to host you and your family. Your son's shoes are in the mail but I had to throw the "half ball" away. Your Olympian ball retrieving furry 4-legger wonder dog (and so sweet!) worked it over pretty good, so I 86d it, but do come again! I will make sure to have a giant pile of fuzzy new ones for him.
Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I stayed at Bungalulu in Santa Barbara, CA, for a few enjoyable days. Upon entering the cottage, there was an immediate connection. It felt cozy and inviting. Every room was completely functional. Our every need was met.

Because we did not have a vehicle, the location was perfect. We were in the heart of downtown and could walk to shopping areas or take the shuttle down State Street.

The owner was very welcoming and made sure we were comfortable in our temporary abode.

We would definitely stay at Bungalulu during any subsequent trips to Santa Barbara.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write during this busy holiday season. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope that you are able to do so again soon.

Happy Holidays

Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Telluride, Colorado

Best location, lovely host, fabulous decor

  • 5 of 5
My teenage daughters and I stayed at Mimi's cool pad and were so happy with our choice. Located less than a block from the shopping area and within walking distance to great restaurants and movie theaters, this house was perfect for our stay. I ran to the beach and along the beach each morning while the girls slept in. Mimi gave us recommendations for farmer's market, artist displays, and many restaurants. The house itself has a super retro decor, and the kids said they would never stay anywhere else in Santa Barbara when we return. Pillows, bedding and beds were very comfortable. We felt very safe in the neighborhood, leaving the door open to catch the beautiful breeze during the day. We enjoyed time in the backyard with our dog, and Mimi has dog bowls everywhere. Mimi even gave our pug Oscar a toy and had pick-up bags for us upon arrival. Highly recommend this gem in downtown Santa Barbara
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Jean: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It means a lot to me that you, your girls, and Oscar enjoyed your stay. My hope is that your visit to Santa Barbara EXCEEDED your expectations and that you will return to us and this fair city soon!

Take care

Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Perfect location, Perfect host, Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5
I have never met a VRBO host as responsive as Mimi. First, she took a late-night phone call the NIGHT BEFORE we needed to arrive to accept our reservation (this was after another VRBO we had booked cancelled on us!). She answered every question we had immediately and offered lots of great ideas for our stay.

This little cottage is charming with a hint of whimsy. It is perfectly located in Santa Barbara. You are one block from the Nuevo Paseo shopping area and less than 2 blocks from the Trolley that takes you along State Street (to the Beach and Funk Zone in one direction and the Mission in the other). Our only problem was not having enough time to relax in the idyllic backyard.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Teri: Bless your heart, what a nice review. I do hope that you can return and spend more time here. Three days is just a peak, there is so much more to see and do and eat and drink and RELAX!

Take care

Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Perfect Hostess, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a week here. Mimi could not have been a better hostess. The house was stocked with everything we needed, down to a beach bag and chairs for our trips to the ocean. We were greeted at the property, where Mimi went over everything and even had brand new toys for our dog. We have done many VRBO's, and this was the first where we were welcomed so warmly. Mimi was very helpful in directing us to many Santa Barbara activities and restaurants and answered every question we had quickly via text or in person.

The house is situated perfectly for easy access to State Street and all that has to offer. Don't be put off by no designated parking space. There is a parking pass that comes with the house and we were always able to find a place to park.

The grounds are well kept, house is cozy, clean and comfortable. We are looking forward to returning very soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gordon and Victoria: Thank you for such nice comments. You also were the perfect guests with the perfect dog (I know Minnie is not really a dog, but she looks like one, which is a compliment)! Not many people are so kind as to spend their vacation repairing a "hard water impaired shower head"! Next time you visit, maybe you can stay in Bungalulu with the "mysterious intermittent running toilet"? Ha! Please come back, you and Miz Minnie are so welcome anytime.
Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Los Angeles

Great location and property

  • 4 of 5
Thank you for letting us stay at your Santa Barbara cottage it was the perfect place for 4 adults visiting Santa Barbara for the first time. The location is excellent and you were a perfect hostess responding to our needs. I would love to return, but next time with our dogs! My only suggestions would be to have a few more items on stock like toilet paper, coffee etc.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cassie: Oh my... I don't know where to begin. In regards to the toilet paper, as I mentioned to your husband when I brought you the extra roles, there are normally 3 extra rolls in the bathroom. That was simply a housekeeping oversight and I responded as soon as I was told of it! I wouldn't expect the four of you to survive for 3 days on one roll! I try so hard to go overboard and beyond the expected and predict what one might need to make a vacation seamless i.e. new slipper socks for cold feet, first aid kit, sewing kit, iron and board, baby or dog gate,dog sheets & towels, clothes steamer, blow dryer, shampoo/conditioner/soap, toothbrushes/paste,make-up removers, laundry detergent & spot removers,dog wipes, beach tar remover, aspirin, foot powder, rubbing alcohol, beach towels, extra blankets & pillows, water purifier, mixer, blender, assorted pots and pans, ice bucket, dishes/silverware,lemon squeezer, ice cream scooper, pot holders, cookie sheets/muffin pans etc, serving platters, bbq utensils, paper plates/plastic utin/napkins (even toothpicks), saran wrap/aluminum foil/baggies, flower vases, games and cards, scissors, scotch tape, rubber bands, lint remover, calculator, magnification mirror in bath and hand magnifier in kitchen, Santa Barbara City map, note pad and pen, candy, breath mints, local tourist guides and I even drive over and hand deliver the weekly magazine "Independent" that comes out on Thursdays! These items are additional items, most of which are not even mentioned in vrbo. In the "house instructions" in the drawer under the TV, I mention that if food products are used they should be replenished by the guest that uses them. I don't monitor or supply them. Over time the basics end up there such as salt, pepper, sugar, syrup, mustard, mayonnaise, oil, coffee, tea, jam, etc -most guests don't cook or even make coffee due to the proximity of all the coffee houses and restaurants. The non-perishable food products are just passed on to the next guest.
Well, I guess a prior guest used all the coffee and didn't replace it, I'm sorry about that. I am not sure what you meant by "etc" in your post???? I really don't know what else one might be expecting when they stay at a vacation rental. It is not a bed and breakfast and I can't cook anyway--you really don't want me bringing food! The toilet paper was an oversight which I remedied as soon as I was told about it, I apologize again for the oversite, housekeeping has been notified.


From the Owner

This property was converted to a vacation rental because of the location. It sits in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Everything is steps away, yet it fronts on one of the coolest streets in Santa Barbara. The house was built in the early 1900s so it is extremely charming with very large windows and beautiful natural light. There are fenced yards and viewing porches both front and back. It is an oasis, a secret spot, a hold-out, a gem peaking out of a downtown corridor. You won't want to leave Santa Barbara and ESPECIALLY Caza de Coco.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : 7 blocks, easy walk or the electric shuttle $.50 at 1 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : Paseo Nuevo Outdoor Mall Nearest Point of Interest : Funk Zone Nearest Point of Interest : El Paseo Nearest Point of Interest : Amtrak Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Barbara Courthouse Nearest Point of Interest : Sterns Wharf Nearest Point of Interest : Marina Nearest Point of Interest : Tuesday Farmer's Market Nearest Point of Interest : Saturday Farmer's Market Car: not necessary

Walk to shopping, wine tasting, farmer's markets, movies, restaurants, coffee, beach, marina, historical Santa Barbara (red tile walking tour begins on street), take the electric trolly to the zoo, Montecito or just for fun, hike in the foothills, water sports just blocks away. The amazing location of Caza de Coco makes it the perfect 'forget about the car and ENJOY and EXPLORE your visit to Santa Barbara'. Perfect for a car-free carefree stay smack dab in the heart of the city. Use your precious vacation time to explore our fair city and forgetabout the car!


From $275 Per night

Rental rates

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Sum Sum Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning fee $200.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Pet Fee $0.00
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a $500 damage and security deposit required for stays of less than 2 weeks. The deposit is $1,000 deposit for longer stays. This deposit is refundable at the end of your stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 24, 2015


From the Owner

The proximity of Caza de Coco to everything that is Santa Barbara is A+. You can walk for an evening at the theatre, stroll for a little live music and wine tasting, shop till you drop, partake in two weekly Farmer's Markets steps away, or dine from coffee, breakfast, to 5* restaurants. The lovingly chosen eclectic decor, friendly floor plan, and sun filled room will warm your heart. Caza de Coco will wrap its arms around you and make you feel special and welcome in her fair city.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, key central location
  • Tub with shower, black and white ceramic tile floor and very very tallll ceilings


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Favorito front Boudoir - 1 queen, Antique iron bd, pillowtp mattress, soft white cottn sheets
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, Antique wd sleigh bed/pillowtp mattress, cottn sheets
  • One Queen and one Double Bed-- Antique beds in both bedrooms with pillowtop mattresses and fluffy soft white sheets and oodles of pillows


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Boutique abode - a nest on the coolest street downtown. Cozy eat in kitchen, formal dining for fancy dinners, fenced yards front and back, relaxing porches both front and back, hi ceilings, early l900s wood floors, black and white ceramic tile floors all cozied up smack dab in the middle of town! As a recent guest wrote 'It just doesn't get more central than this!'. I couldn't have said it better.

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