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Property Details

Updated: Mar 17, 2015
Immaculate & Stylish 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Five Star Amenities

Since this is a relatively new listing, our rates are discounted substantially as a special introduction.

Are you the kind of traveler that likes the finer things in life? Have you noticed that many vacation rentals don't quite reach the standards of a fine hotel? Well, look no further. This property is truly five star but is affordable too. We have pillow top mattresses from Simmons, 400 thread count sheets, thick towels, robes, slippers and Salvatore Ferragamo bath amenities. The details are too numerous to list but rest assured all is top of the line throughout this charming home.

Our flat has beautiful hardwood floors, thick area rugs, beautiful architectural details and fixtures. Everything is new and immaculate and very well maintained too. Of course wireless internet is included as is the Nespresso machine for that morning cappuccino or latte as you enjoy the view out the living room windows towards the Santa Barbara Riviera.

There are two bedrooms (one Queen and one California King) each with their own full bath with Carrera marble counters, white tiled floors and shower/tub with all new fixtures. Both rooms have luxury quality linens, extra pillows, thick towels, robes/slippers, flat screen televisions with DVD players, and Sonos music systems. Everything is truly five star quality.

The kitchen has everything you need. It is very well equipped and again, everything is new. Beautiful Caesar stone counters, subway tiled back splash, convection gas range, built in refrigerator with ice maker, Nespresso coffee machine and a milk frother for that perfect latte, and little extras like a picnic basket for that afternoon at the beach.

And we're proud to announce that we've just added central air conditioning to the flat as well.

The unit is totally self contained with it's own private laundry facilities. This five unit building includes a beautiful courtyard area with a large outdoor dining table and barbeque which is shared.

This is a great neighborhood (the 'upper east') just four blocks off State Street where you'll find so many great restaurants and boutiques. Santa Barbara farmers market is 10 blocks, Mission is 10 blocks, Yoga studio 3 blocks, Santa Barbara Bowl (concert venue) 8 blocks Museum of Art 7 blocks, Presidio 7 blocks. Across the street is a small family run convenience store for last minute supplies.

Other Things to Note:

Parking is on the street, and is readily available. No smoking allowed anywhere on the property, no pets. This is not a party flat and is only intended for the use of the registered guests whose quiet enjoyment will not disrupt others on the property.

There is a 5 night minimum stay and and although we typically have a 7 night minimum in the Summer, we have reduced it to 5 nights this year for the few remaining open dates in June. Rates are as follows and will be prorated for stays of less than a week:

January-March $1395/week

April-May $1495/week

June-August $1795/week

September-October $1495/week

November-December $1395/week

Plus $125 cleaning fee and 12% tax for stays shorter than 31 days.

Stay 3 weeks and the 4th week is free!

Check in time is after 3pm and check out is by 11am.



More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hi there! I am a life long resident of Santa Barbara, who loves sharing our city with visitors from all over the world. Please email me if I can answer any questions about your upcoming visit to our fine town.

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9 Reviews

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Brand New 5 Star Flat w/Low Introductory Rates!
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

We can't say enough...

We can't say enough...
  • 5 of 5
Wow! We just returned from Santa Barbara. Not only was the city even more beautiful than we had envisioned but the vacation rental made our stay an even better experience. Peter greeted us on arrival and was very helpful explaining everything we needed to know. You will enjoy all the extra touches, fresh flowers and wine as well as the incredible sound system, comfortable beds and Ferragamo toiletries. I usually bypass hotel toiletries but I really enjoyed using all of the Ferragamo products.
We had a great week in Santa Barbara. We particularly enjoyed our tour of the courthouse, walks along Shoreline Beach(or any other beach), dinner at Hendry's Boathouse, First Thursday Art Walk and strolling through the nearby neighbourhoods. The location of the unit made walking or driving to the various attractions quite easy.
My husband and I were vacationing with another couple. We found the accommodation was great as we each had some privacy as well as enough space to share in the common areas. The delightful kitchen allowed us to cook meals to enjoy together. We didn't try the barbeque but it was available for use.
I would highly recommend this vacation rental. As many of the comments suggest, Peter is a wonderful host. You won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for your wonderful review of both our unit and Santa Barbara! I am glad you found everything so comfortable and you enjoyed the Ferragamo amenities.

Thanks again!

Brand New 5 Star Flat w/Low Introductory Rates!
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Superb experience!

  • 5 of 5
Stylish, high-quality, well-maintained, immaculate--just a few of the accolades this property merits. In addition, the owner, Peter Trent, is a remarkable host--not only does he take huge pride in his beautiful property ensuring that every detail is addressed, but he goes above and beyond with extras like fresh flowers, wine, and a hand-written welcome note upon arrival.
A few of the highlights were the super comfy bed, luxurious Ferragamo toiletries and bed/bath linens, state of the art sound system throughout, three flat screen TVs, and pristine Pottery Barn terry cloth robes--two in each room.
During the month my husband and I stayed, we explored a lot from the well-located apt--easy striking distance to State St, the Mission, and tennis courts at the high school. There's a trolley that runs on State St (one block south of Micheltorena) to the pier/beach so you can hop it (25 cents for seniors) for easy access.
Getting back to Peter, he was incredibly responsive throughout and gave us some super tips like having a sunset drink at the Bel Encanto terrace and trying the #16 at Julia Childs' favorite Mexican joint on Milpas--all those special insights that made extra special memories.
We would enthusiastically recommend this property to all folks who want downtown access, assuming these folks appreciate that they will occasionally experience some city sounds. Overall, we enjoyed peace and quiet. In fact, it was lovely to open the French sliding doors in the morning and watch the bird life flitting about with the backdrop of the lush Riviera. At night we'd marvel at the hillside filled with twinkly lights.
Santa Barbara is a marvelous city and thanks to Peter and his terrific Micheltorena property, our stay exceeded expectations.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am not really sure how to reply to all this! Honestly I am blushing. Thank you Gayle for the wonderful review. You guys were wonderful guests and a pleasure to have here. I hope your travels find you in our part of the world again soon. Best, Peter.
Brand New 5 Star Flat w/Low Introductory Rates!
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Orange County, CA

Wonderful Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful time here. The place was immaculate, and the owner went above and beyond. He had great recommendations and was available, if needed, throughout our stay. We are used to staying at Marriotts and this place could be one of their finer boutiques. Everything we needed was within our reach. The little neighborhood market across the street came in handy for a late wine run. We felt at home and our adult children were even able to relax. High end amenities made us all feel spoiled. We will certainly return.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We try to meet the standards of a top hotel in terms of amenities, quality, and service. I am glad you found the comparison so favorable. We're looking forward to having you and the family back again soon. Best, Peter
Brand New 5 Star Flat w/Low Introductory Rates!
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County


  • 5 of 5
My husband, sister, brother-in-law and I recently returned from a trip to Santa Barbara. We absolutely LOVED staying in this condo. It was spotless, totally updated, had the most comfortable mattresses we've ever slept on, and supplied with everything we needed, including some wonderful 'sweet' surprises in both the bedrooms and kitchen. We especially enjoyed the music flowing through the rooms. That was a really nice touch! The fact that there was a washer/dryer right off the kitchen was another great bonus. The gorgeous orchids we discovered in every room only added to the beauty of this place, as did the vase of fresh flowers in the dining room. We love to walk, and this location was perfect for us, allowing us to walk to the center of town, which is filled with wonderful shops and restaurants. This is a great location! When we return one day we will most definitely plan on staying in this condo. Thanks, Peter, for offering your beautiful place to us travelers.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Perfection! Thank you Arlene. That's a high standard to live up to. I'll need to redouble my efforts here so no one will be disappointed! Rest assured that we're constantly upgrading, cleaning, replacing so our place stays in top condition. I am glad you thought so highly of it and I hope others will continue to. Thank you again and Happy New Year. Best, Peter
Brand New 5 Star Flat w/Low Introductory Rates!
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Do yourself a favor...

  • 5 of 5
...and book this apartment when you visit Santa Barbara. The space, which is in a quiet residential area minutes from the center of town,has been beautifully updated. Bathrooms are modern and spotless, all appliances in the kitchen are new and high end. Fixtures, silverware, and linens are new. We especially enjoyed the extras that Peter Trent provided: orchids in virtually every room, bouquet of fresh flowers in the dining room, a N'espresso machine and milk frother for daily cappuccinos, a sound system with speakers in the LR and both BRs, and a large (60-inch, I'd say) high def flat
screen TV. Peter also very kindly surprised us with a bottle of champagne, since my new wife and I were on our honeymoon. Honestly, our 5-night stay in this apartment couldn't have been nicer or more comfortable.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynn and Paul. Thanks for the great review. We were so pleased you chose our place for your honeymoon and glad to know you loved it so much. Thanks again and congratulations on your wedding.


Brand New 5 Star Flat w/Low Introductory Rates!
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Comfortable, nicely furnished, very clean

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the apartment for 6 nights in December.

The apartment is as described on VRBO -- excellent kitchen, 3 TV's, very clean and tastefully furnished. We were able to find parking closely, no issues. Heating worked well, lots of hot water and good water pressure.

The apartment building is quiet and also very well maintained. There was a bad rain storm one night, the leaves were cleaned up early in the morning.

It is a 2nd floor apartment so not good if steps are an issue.

We had no problems with our reservations or keys and got out deposit back very promptly.

I highly recommend the apartment.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eileen for the nice review. We're ready for you next time you are back in Santa Barbara!


From the Owner

I simply love this neighborhood. I lived a block from here for many years and love the convenience to so many of Santa Barbara's attractions. All of downtown is easily accessible by foot or better yet rent a bicycle and enjoy so much more. You'll really feel like a local being here with access to the farmers markets, great locals restaurants along with the classic tourist destinations in the city.


From $199 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Note that if your stay is 31 days or longer that there is no tax due. Cancellations more than 60 days prior to arrival will be charged 50% of rental rate, cancellations less than 60 days prior to arrival will be charged 100% of rental rate.

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From the Owner

I am the kind of traveler that tends to splurge on a nice hotel once in a while. And vacation rentals often lack that level of detail either in their décor or quality of furnishings. Bed comfort is one of those things that five star hotels get right and many others do not. The comfort and quality of our flat really is at the very top of the best properties in the world. Even with that promise, I hope to find ways to exceed your expectations. Lastly, although we are new here on VRBO, you can find reviews of our unit on our other site here:

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


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


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Beautiful all new bathroom!
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Beautiful all new bathroom!
  • There are two full bathrooms, one for each bedroom. Both are identical and have a full size tub/shower, marble topped vanity, and high quality fixtures. There are thick towels, robes and a full suite of bath amenities by Salvatore Ferragamo.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, California King bed with 400 thread count sheets
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Queen bed with 400 thread count sheets
  • Both bedrooms have television with DVD player, Sonos music system, closets, extra pillows, bathrooms with Carrera marble counters, and high quality fixtures and towels.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • We hope to surprise you with a few amenities and treats you might not expect. Like a five star hotel we're always trying to exceed your expectations.

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