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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 22, 2015
Studio, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 3 Sleeps

Come stay in this luxurious furnished Mediterranean-style 2nd story casita (or guest studio) in beautiful Santa Barbara. The casita includes such details as gorgeous reclaimed Canadian Douglas Fir wood floors, French entry doors, and custom maple kitchen cabinets with granite tile counter tops.

The casita encompasses the entire 2nd floor above a detached, free-standing garage--no shared walls and no living spaces below! At 450 square feet inside, it offers a spacious comfortable feeling & tons of amenities. There are windows all around with amazing views of the City and mountains, or enjoy the views on your own generous balcony. Or wander through the garden to rest and relax, soak up the sun or perhaps enjoy a picnic, in the back yard! And it's located approximately 1 mile from downtown or 2 from the beach, Stearns Wharf and the Harbor.

Although the casita is in the City, it has a touch of a rural feeling, with large oak and Eucalyptus groves in view on 2 sides, as well as views of the city, Riviera and mountains on the other 2 sides. This is a perfect home away from home for business & vacation!

Entry to the studio is by a 17-step exterior staircase to studio. There are 2 cats who live on this 1/4-acre property (outside only); owners live in main house on the property and are happy to help.

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  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Another fun time in a great location for a month. The weather couldn't have been better. Thanks for the great place to stay!
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Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7102172
-8052520378
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

excellent

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay in this studio. Everything we could have wanted was at our fingertips, and the view is wonderful.
The owners are very friendly and most accommodating. We would certainly recommend this to family and friends. Peter and Jeanne
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7102172
-8052520378
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Durham, Ontario, Canada
5

Couldn't be better!

Couldn't be better!
  • 5 of 5
This was our 3rd time at the Casita for the month of February. Once again we did S.Barbara car-free. Did lots of walking & took public transit. We've said it all before -- the Casita is Perfect! Terrific Mountain views, Private, Balcony with bbq., top of the line linens & towels, & for the evening all that cable tv has to offer. It's great to have the laundry service for the sheets & towels. So nice to have fresh flowers & fresh ground coffee waiting for us on arrival! Mary & Tom, thanks for having such a wonderful place to call home for the month of Feb. We're missing the Casita & S.Barbara already & we haven't even been home quite a week. Hope to return Feb. 2016! Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7102172
-8052520378
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Beautiful Casita in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful property. This was my first VRBO experience and I would gladly do it again. Tom and Mary were easy to work with and the property was exactly as advertised. Such a quaint spot with amazing views. Only a 1 or so from downtown. Super clean, quiet and peaceful. Just the vacation I needed. We will be back again for sure!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7102172
-8052520378
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Great place to get away and enjoy Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
This casita was perfect for our 4 day Santa Barbara getaway. It was close to downtown and close to the main beaches. Very comfortable and clean, and had all the amenities we needed. The owner was very helpful and prompt with her emails. I would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Santa Barbara. Thank you again!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7102172
-8052520378
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Canada
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at the casita for 3 nights and had a wonderful stay. Mary and Tom were extremely welcoming and helpful. Mary responds to emails promptly, and our check-in and check-out were a breeze. The casita is easy to find, and is a short drive (5 mins) from downtown Santa Barbara or the waterfront. Grocery stores are down the street, making it easy to pick up food to make at the casita. The views from the apartment are stunning!! After busy days in the city, we were happy to relax on the balcony and enjoy the sun sets overlooking their cute garden and gorgeous view of the mountains and city. It is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need - blankets, towels, and a fully stocked kitchen with large and small appliances. We would be happy to stay at the casita again - highly recommended!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Guest Casita with Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7102172
-8052520378
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Palm Springs, CA
5

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5
From Mary's reply on our inquiry till our check-out, everything was perfect.
Fresh flowers and fruits made casita more cozy and I felt love in every corner. It was clean, cozy & felt like at home. The location is very convenient & close to everything. The neighborhood is quite enough & the views are great from the window... Thank a lot! Can't wait to rent it again.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

In a centrally located neighborhood, this beautiful casita is approximately 1 mile from downtown Santa Barbara or 2 from the harbor and beach -- an easy distance to enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer. Close to downtown businesses, shopping, museums, restaurants, night clubs, the Santa Barbara Mission, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Botanical gardens, the County Bowl (for live shows), tennis courts, golf courses, the harbor and Stearns Wharf, whale watching, island and coastal boat tours, wine tours, bike and electric car rentals.

The Guest Guide and many books and magazines will offer you even more ideas of things to do.

* Tennis

* Golf

* Zoo

* Botanical Garden

* The Queen of the California Missions

* Shopping

* Sightseeing

* Restaurants

* Kayaking

* Sailing

* Boating

* Waterskiing

* Parasailing

* Jet Skiing

* Shelling

* Swimming

* Snorkeling/Diving

* Surfing

* Windsurfing

* Biking

* Mountain Biking

* Hiking

* Fishing

* Fitness Center/Gym

* Health/Beauty Spa

* Racquetball

* Basketball Court

* Antiquing

* Cinemas/Movie Theaters

* The Santa Barbara County Bowl for outdoor concerts

* Museums

* Horseshoes

* Horseback Riding

Availability

From $149 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$889
$2,895
 
 
Summer
Jun 12 2015 - Aug 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$169
From
$179
Fri,Sat
$979
$4,065
 
 
Old Spanish Days Festival
Aug 5 2015 - Aug 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$179
From
$189
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
August through Labor Day
Aug 10 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$169
From
$179
Fri,Sat
$979
$4,065
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$889
$2,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Min End-of-Stay Cleaning $39 + Tax
  • Min. SB TBID $2/night $4
  • Refundable damage deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

-Nov 1-Jan 1: $1588/2 wks
-Jan 2 -Mar 31: $1498/2 wks
-Apr 1-Jun 11: $1678/2 wks
-Jun 12-Sep 7: $1898/2 wks
-Sep 8-Oct 31: $1678/2 wks
-Payment Terms vary with longer stays;
-NEW: TBID=Tourism Business Improvement District fee - $2/night
-Cleaning fee/Damage Dep./TBID noted is minimum; 1st pmt=Damage Dep.
-Min. stay may vary for holiday/special occasion
-Phone not included; cell reception is good

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Amenities

Property Type

  • studio

Theme

  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

  • Internet

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • Studio, Sleeps 3

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • Living Room: There is comfy seating for 5 in the living room area which also includes a new entertainment system with a 32' flat screen HDTV with digital cable (includes all movie/ HD channels and DVR), and a sound system with multiple speakers, CD/ DVD/ Tuner & XBox. If you're looking for quieter at-home entertainment, you can choose from a selection of card and board games, & books. A picnic backpack, beach towels and pads are available for day trips. Bedroom: The beautiful cozy 4-poster California-King bed offers a comfy pillow-top California King mattress, plenty of pillows and high-quality bed linens. A dark wood futon chair/chaise/twin bed, with more high quality bed linens, is added to the mix when a 3rd person stays. Kitchen: The fully equipped kitchen includes a full range/oven, a microwave, full size frig/freezer with icemaker and dishwasher. It also includes a hand-held mixer, small Cuisinart, dishes, glasses & utensils for 8, even a picnic backpack, fresh roasted coffee beans and tea bags, cream and sugar, condiments, oil, vinegar, paper products, dish washing and washer soap -- enough to get you through until your first grocery shopping trip. Bathroom: The elegant bathroom has stone tile floors, beautiful dark wood furniture-style vanity with storage underneath, and a tub/shower combo with rain-style shower head. The deep soaking tub with arm rests is wonderful for those days you need pampering; the bath pillow, bubble bath and bath salts add that extra special touch. Large thick and thirsty towels are included, as well as a blow dryer, TP and various toiletries are also provided - enough to get you started. Outdoors: There is a gas barbecue on the balcony, as well as a cafe table and 2 chairs to enjoy the beautiful view. Or you can enjoy the back yard. There are several different kinds of fresh herbs growing in the garden. When in season, we often pick fresh berries, citrus and avocados for our guests, picked from the plants/trees on the property. (Avocados require advance notice plz.) Parking: Parking is on-street, close to the casita and plentiful. Santa Barbara's weather is so moderate, however if needed, the (well-insulated) casita comes equipped with Forced Air/central heat with thermostat to keep you warm and ceiling fan to keep you cool. Free high speed Wifi. Land line service is not provided. Cell reception is good.

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