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Elegant & Historic Downtown Victorian - A True One of a Kind

Elegant & Historic Downtown Victorian - A True One of a Kind


Property Details

Updated: May 19, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

A truly one of a kind Santa Barbara property, The Moore-Sturgeon House of 1887, awaits your arrival.

This Elegant & Historic Victorian has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, plus a dedicated office, and is located in the Heart Downtown, one block to State St.

A true labor of love, this property was carefully & respectfully restored to its glory in 2011/2012 under the direct care of the Sturgeon family.

Each detail carefully planned to showcase the incredible craftsmanship from 1887, with care given to each room, down to every door handle and hinge.

Comfortable modern appointments such as WIFI, flat screen TV’s, and a fully equipped modern kitchen are all here as well. Each of the bedrooms are furnished with queen beds, flat screen TV’s and plush comfortable linens.

A grand living room with gas fireplace & game table is sure to bring everyone together for fun and laughs. The beautiful dining room and parlor suite will have you planning a five-course meal on arrival.

A gas bbq and large patio table bring the action outside to the gardens to enjoy the passers-by on a beautiful Santa Barbara Day. Enjoy a conversation on the front porch with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. Relax in a rocking chair or take a book to the sun filled garden area next to the mission style fountain.

It is all about relaxation and location. Walk to Farmers Market on State St. each Tuesday, movie theaters, fine or fast dining, shopping or yoga, you name it and it is within a few short blocks.

Beach access is roughly 1 mile straight down State. St., the Santa Barbara Airport is about 9 miles (15 minutes).

A true must see for history buffs, antiquers and fun seekers alike.

Keywords: Enjoy the Spacious Elegance in this Historic Downtown Victorian built in 1887. Which has undergone an extensive & gracious restoration in 2012, showcasing every detail of the original architecture. Truly a piece of Santa Barbara History, and a One of a Kind Opportunity!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Elegant & Historic Downtown Victorian - A True One of a Kind
+1 -8058452289
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
fontana, ca

Great home during Christmas

  • 5 of 5
This was an excellent home during our family stay through the Christmas holiday. It was well decorated with a beautiful tree and decorations around the house. I was impressed by the house which has obviously been very well maintained. The management contact was very responsive to all our questions. The location of the house is prefect. Within walking distance to downtown, the mission and many great shops. We have many great memories of our stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Elegant & Historic Downtown Victorian - A True One of a Kind
+1 -8058452289
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Our Thanksgiving Stay

  • 5 of 5
This unique, lovely, warm home was a wonderful place for my family to enjoy Thanksgiving. Our sons, one who lives in LA and the other in San Francisco, and our soon to be daughter-in-law, joined us. The porch provided a comfortable place to have coffee in the morning and it was so pretty Thanksgiving day that we ate outside on the large picnic table. The property was clean. Christina, our contact, was very responsive. I asked her if there was a bunt cake pan in the home. She was not sure; when we arrived a bunt cake pan was on one of the kitchen counters. There were 5 of us and we comfortably cooked in the bright, beautiful kitchen. The home is still owned by the family who built it in 1837; they obviously care about the home. The living room provided a comfortable place to watch football and the sitting room upstairs was sunny and a great place to read.
Adding to our enjoyment is that the house is situated close to downtown, where there are many coffee shops and restaurants and shopping within walking distance. We loved this home and for five days settled in as though it were our own.
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant & Historic Downtown Victorian - A True One of a Kind
+1 -8058452289
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5
We thought it was great. Lots of room for 3 families. Lots of space in common areas. Very clean. Kitchen was well appointed. Walking distance to great ice cream. Close to great park for kids, beaches, and the Mission. No complaints at all!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Elegant & Historic Downtown Victorian - A True One of a Kind
+1 -8058452289
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Bloomington, IN

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5
This house felt like home immediately since we used to live in an old Victorian. It has been beautifully restored with loving care which you can feel. This was our first vacation with our grown children and we were all very comfortable. The manager and owner went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for us. I didn't want to leave this house - hope to return again.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant & Historic Downtown Victorian - A True One of a Kind
+1 -8058452289
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5
The house is amazing. I was just beside myself at all of the millwork wood, not painted, after so many years... It is a beautifully built house and so clearly loved. You can feel the love and care in it.

I grew up in a 1789 house on the east coast that was probably a barn at some point... not as elegant as this, but I love feeling the history around me, seeing the human decisions in the construction...

We were in Santa Barbara for work and it was so wonderful after a long day to come home to such a special house. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Elegant & Historic Downtown Victorian - A True One of a Kind
+1 -8058452289
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Connecticut Shoreline

East coast visitors

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed the abience of this lovely home. Visited in Feb for a wedding and were concerned about the cool weather. However, the fireplaces kept us very comfortable and were part of the ambience. Amenities as described. would definately stay here again! great location
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Wine Tasting, Opera, Coffee Houses, Yoga Studio, Art Walk, Chumash Casino, Farmers Market


From $275 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 8 2015 - Jun 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • SB City Surtax $2/night $2.00
  • Cleaning $200.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are Subject to Change until reservation is confirmed

Holiday Weekends are $375/night. Minimum stay required.

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Updated: May 19, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Queen size Beds (3)


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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