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2BR Upper East Luxury Craftsman Cottage, Minutes to Downtown

2BR Upper East Luxury Craftsman Cottage, Minutes to Downtown

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Property Details

Updated: Feb 28, 2015
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

"As you enter this classic 2BR, 1915 cottage, the feeling is immediately one of true Craftsman charm. This is the perfect retreat for incurably romantic couples or a small family. Located in the prestigious Upper East neighborhood, it is just a short walk to the historic Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens in one direction, and the restaurants and shops of downtown State Street in the other. Hardwood floors, wainscoting, and perfectly restored original doors and windows, all combine to maintain the classic California bungalow style. Its interior is warm, bright and welcoming. Fresh paint and designer furnishings add elegance and individuality to this unique property. From the new Santa Barbara sandstone pathway, you enter the home through a porch-style foyer. This foyer includes a built-in desk, and is accented with wall-to-wall sea-grass carpeting. The living room is filled with contemporary and vintage elegance resting upon newly re-finished original Douglas fir floors. This room is the heart of the home, inviting guests to stretch out on the oversized window seat under original cottage windows, or a goose-down sofa in front of the fireplace. A 50"" Flat screen HDTV and a library of books, movies, and games complete this gathering place. Adjacent to living room is the formal dining room accented by a charming built-in buffet with original leaded glass fronts. The dining table comfortably seats six. The kitchen has been completely re-modeled with stunning handcrafted cabinetry, stainless steel appliances. The romantic master bedroom has an ultra-comfy new California King bed which offers luxurious sleeping in the finest linens, a classic built-in dresser, and a 32"" Flat screen HDTV. Natural light pours through windows overlooking the backyard below. This comfortable and romantic space shares an adorable Jack & Jill bathroom with the adjacent bedroom. The second bedroom, with a new plush queen bed, offers a quiet and serene place to rest. More sunshine enters though wrap-around corner windows. French doors open to the living room making it a comfortable sitting room when not in use as a second bedroom. All rooms feature custom drapery and window treatments, fresh paint, and newly refinished original floors. State of the art electronics including DVD/CD player, iPod docking station, flat screen TVs, and a custom stereo system bring the home into the modern era. Enjoy all this while being surrounded with traditional comfort and eclectic antiques of the finest woods and fabrics.

Outside, the backyard offers a peace-filled respite with lush grassy lawn, beautiful outdoor furniture, and a large BBQ and spa. You are invited to harvest the fruit from the trees in our small orchard. Local citrus fruits, exotic mangos, delicious apricots, avocados, tangerines and citrus fruit will be a part of your seasonal meals while on the property. In a downstairs room off the backyard, a private home gym has been created complete with Orbitrek elliptical, exercise ball, yoga mats, stretch bands and full set of weights. No detail has been overlooked in the creation of this cozy yet luxurious retreat. This Classic Craftsman Cottage offers a peaceful place to relax and unwind. It is a unique and exceptional expression of comfortable style, in the heart of Santa Barbara's Upper East tradition.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Two years in a row - another wonderful visit!
Feb 2014
  • 1 of 39

26 Reviews

4.7
based on 26 traveler reviews

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2BR Upper East Luxury Craftsman Cottage, Minutes to Downtown
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p390295
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Seattle
5

David M. Seattle

  • 5 of 5
Excellent, quiet location, within easy walking distance from the Mission. An old cottage that has been tastefully update to modern standards. Adequate parking in the driveway and a small garage that could accommodate a vehicle less than 180 inches in length. Includes the most comprehensive "welcome" book I have ever encountered.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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2BR Upper East Luxury Craftsman Cottage, Minutes to Downtown
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p390295
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Spotless Craftsman in a Nice Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
Pros: this adorable craftsman is beyond well maintained! its was spotless- the outdoor grill was very clean and the surrounding garden was well kept. its close to grocery stores, and shopping and the neighborhood is enjoyably walkable. the living room is very roomy and the gas fireplace takes the morning chill off! the kitchen was well appointed.
Cons: the bathroom is small and in between the two bedrooms so there is not a lot of privacy. and the second bedroom is small because the queen bed takes up a lot of room ( BUT the beds are very comfortable!)
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
2BR Upper East Luxury Craftsman Cottage, Minutes to Downtown
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p390295
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Wonderful location and beautiful house

  • 5 of 5
Wonderfully decorated and remodeled craftsman with a beautiful yard. The fruit trees in the back were a pleasant addition as well as the outdoor seating. The hot tub and yard are beautifully maintained and we spent nearly every evening outdoors. The Mission is a short distance away for walks, many parks nearby and the mountains a short drive for hikes. The beach, wharf and downtown were a quick drive with easy parking once you find the parking areas. The kitchen is small but well equipped with all the essentials. We stayed for a month and found this property suited all of our needs perfectly. Cons: It has a small driveway with very little parking available around the property. Shared bathroom that is quite small. Housekeeping service not included on extended stays. Pros: Large comfortable living room with a fireplace, location, private and quiet considering it is on a busy road especially in the morning during commute, prompt response from the property manager should you need anything, keyless entry. We spend a great deal of time in Santa Barbara and I would recommend this vacation rental for a family vacation or couple getaway as it is located conveniently and very comfortable. We will be back again next year.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at this beautiful home. We are glad that you found the home accommodations to your liking and enjoyed of the beautiful surrounding landscape. -The TurnKey VR Team
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2BR Upper East Luxury Craftsman Cottage, Minutes to Downtown
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p390295
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Oakland, CA
5

Sweet little house, well-equipped

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was more than happy with the location.
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Pros: We like to spread out a bit (2 of us) and the house was just the right size for that. It's conveniently located although a bit east of ideal for us, in a quiet neighborhood. Cons: the living room never gets much light, but there are lamps for reading, and the second bedroom is filled with light, so we read in there in the mornings. The bathroom is indeed small but has lots of cabinets to put toiletries, so one person at a time can navigate well. Ditto for the kitchen. Spa fairly private down 12 steps from kitchen. No parking out front, but narrow, steep driveway on the side of house. Nice to not need keys for house. Turnkey operates very well, although immediately starts looking for feedback and reviews and doesn't stop until a final review is given!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. You were great guests, took wonderful care of our home and were a pleasure to work with. We do thrive on feedback from our guests so thank you for letting us know how we are doing. We hope to hear from you again! -The TurnKey VR Team
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2BR Upper East Luxury Craftsman Cottage, Minutes to Downtown
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p390295
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Honolulu, HI
5

Great true craftsman house

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
The location is perfect (easy walk to hills, easy walk to State St., easy walk to Playground, no problems with parking, very pleasant neighborhood, quiet, etc.). The house is beautiful - an accurately and tastefully remodeled craftsman true to the original concept. Understand what that means - pleasantly small bedrooms (a plus for us), connected bathroom (a major plus for us), and all of the feel of an older home (small counters, built-in cabinetry, not a lot of extra space - all major pluses for us). We were a family of 4 adults and a 2-year old and had a great week of comfort, lovely mornings, and walks around town. I don't think you can ask for a more authentic Santa Barbara experience - certainly we will be back.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Craig! We would love to have you back! The Turnkey VR Team
business
2BR Upper East Luxury Craftsman Cottage, Minutes to Downtown
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p390295
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Oakland, CA
4

Very nice property, comfortable, convenient

  • 4 of 5
Worried about the small kitchen and bathroom, but all the shelves in the bathroom make it habitable for 2 people,, and the kitchen isn't for mastercooks but is fine for a week vacation. Very clean and comfortable.
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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  • All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 1300 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

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