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Property Details

Updated: Mar 1, 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 7 night minimum June through August. 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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7 Reviews

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

A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
We could not have been more pleased when we unlocked the door to this WONDERFUL 2 bedroom apartment! Although the pictures are accurate, I think it's even better than the pictures. We were on a week long Thanksgiving trip with our two teens for relaxation, sightseeing and 2 college tours as well. We could not have picked a better property to rent. The apartment was a great size for four people, the amenities are too numerous to list, but suffice to say, you will lack nothing. I had to laugh when I opened the nightstand drawer to find a flashlight and the same book lights my daughter and I always travel with! The apartment is incredibly clean, Beautifully decorated, comfortable and homey. We had our Thanksgiving dinner there and Peter had suggested a local restaurant that was preparing side dishes for the holiday. We were able to cook a large turkey breast and order sides from this wonderful restaurant and had a delicious meal. We topped it off with flowers and an apple pie we had bought at the Tuesday farmer's market on State street. The apartment is walking distance to State Street where you can catch the shuttle to the beach. It is a short walk to the SB mission which we did as an after dinner walk to see the sun set. We brought 2 cruiser bikes for beach side rides and to explore the Funk Zone. Peter is incredibly responsive and will provide anything you think you may need. He takes pride in his wonderful property and he truly wants you to enjoy your time away. He also provided list of restaurants with his personal comments. As others have mentioned, it is across from a little market that does a brisk business and the apt. can be a bit loud. I imagine a pair of earplugs will do the trick. We can't wait to come back to this terrific apartment!

PS-The highlight for my daughter was seeing Anne Hathaway and her husband walking to the Farmer's market on State Street!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great stay Maureen. I am glad too that you found our place to be better than how it looks in the pictures. Thank you again for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again. Best, Peter
Brand New 5 Star Flat w/Low Introductory Rates!
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
La Quinta, CA

Elegant Living--5 Star Quality Throughout

  • 5 of 5
My husband wrote a wonderful review of our experience in this Upper East downtown flat, but I wanted to add my own comments about this remarkable two bedroom apartment.
I had the privilege of growing up in Santa Barbara and after college returned to town with my husband. We had a beautiful home in the Lincolnwood area where we raised our three sons. We never expect to leave that home. But life changes and now we only live in Santa Barbara part time so we put our home on the market and looked for new options.
From the moment I saw Peter's apartment online I knew it was a place we could be happy. It has the remarkable combination of the best 5 star hotel you've ever stayed in with the added benefit of the warmth and comfort of home. The rooms are light and bright; the windows and sliding glass doors are huge with incredible views of rooftops, foothills, and a glimpse of the ocean; the furnishings are gorgeous AND comfortable; the decor is exquisite from the historic pictures of old Santa Barbara on the walls, beautifully framed mirrors, pictures, and lighting to accent each room; there are simple/elegant details in every corner without any sense of clutter; orchids throughout the rooms add color and beauty; I challenge anyone to find a more comfortable mattress and pillow set; the bedding and towels feel brand new; the kitchen has high quality appliances and is stocked with anything one might need including a dishwasher that you won't know is running and a separate laundry room.
But, that is only part of what makes this unit so charming. The apartment is one of 5 units in the building. Each unit is of the same high quality. The details outside the unit are as meticulous as those inside: from the wrought iron rails and potted succulents that grace the railings with color, to the beautiful blue accent of paint and colorful Spanish tiles throughout the courtyard and staircase...everything is elegant. We've sat beside the beautiful courtyard fountain on warm days soaking in the sun and enjoyed outdoor barbeque meals with the convenience of the grill, table and chairs.
But, honestly one of my favorite things about this unit are the people in the building and the neighborhood. The other tenants are friendly and quiet. The neighborhood is charming.
Add to all this the convenience of being close to downtown--walking distance to shopping, restaurants, the Mission, the County Bowl, and hikes in the foothills and you've defined perfect!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I keep telling myself that I need to buy one of those mattresses for my house. They are just so comfortable! I am glad you're enjoying the unit. See you next year.




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
7 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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