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River Rock Cottage - Restored Craftsman in the Upper East

River Rock Cottage - Restored Craftsman in the Upper East


Property Details

Updated: Dec 20, 2014
Newly restored 1917 home, Upper East Historic Bungalow Haven District

Restored to perfection, River Rock Cottage is perched on a quiet corner in the quaint Upper East neighborhood of Santa Barbara. In true Craftsman style, the classic architectural elements have been preserved, honoring the original integrity of this vintage 1917 home.

In December 2011, River Rock Cottage was awarded the distinguished SANTA BARBARA BEAUTIFUL AWARD for having transformed a once hidden treasure, to a stand out masterpiece in this Upper East neighborhood.

Wax nostalgic as you relax in the Adirondack chairs on the welcoming wrap-around front porch, with its smooth river rock walls, carved railings, and Craftsman curb appeal. An old oak tree becomes a shady canopy over the outdoor bistro table. This creates another great setting from which to enjoy the country garden below, or a great place to watch the kids playing on the front lawn.

Through the brick-red front door, the cheerful interior is steeped in charm. Original cottage-style windows offer views of the leisurely neighborhood pace outside. The living room furnishings invite conversation in front of the wood burning fireplace. Enjoy relaxed reading with a book from the well-stocked library in the built-in bookshelves. Wainscoting, maple plank flooring, and vintage lighting make this space warm and welcoming.

The Master Bedroom is directly off the living room and features a California King size bed, flat screen LED TV and more bright sunshine from corner windows.

The second bedroom has a whimsical wrought iron Queen size bed and plenty of storage with built-in cupboards.

Between the two bedrooms is the "Jack and Jill" bathroom that features dual sinks set in Carrara marble. A claw footed tub with rain shower head and handheld sprayer complete this functional bathroom. There is also a convenient powder room off the Living Room.

Even on vacation, comfort means home-cooked meals for family and friends. In the sunny galley-style kitchen, the classic restored Wedgewood stove and yellow retro-style refrigerator add whimsical ambiance. A love seat and antique breakfast table are tucked below corner windows that offer lovely views of the country garden overflowing with white roses, lavender, and culinary herbs.

Just outside the kitchen is the barbecue area, complete with a brand new gas barbecue and a collection of recreation toys including sand toys, boogie boards,and surf boards. After a day of fun in the sun, a great outdoor shower on the back porch keeps the beach sand outside!

River Rock Cottage is a restful spot in the "Historic Bungalow Haven District", offering proximity to all the best that Santa Barbara has to offer. From this prime location, walk to downtown shopping and restaurants, attend a concert at the Santa Barbara County Bowl just a few blocks away, or simply stroll the quiet streets to appreciate the well kept gardens and historic homes of the area.

Come enjoy River Rock Cottage! This fantastic vintage retreat promises to be the cornerstone of a relaxing and memorable Santa Barbara vacation.

Prices in US Dollars

Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

3 night minimum (1 week minimum for Summer, Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks; if full week is not available, 3 night minimum applies)

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax

$225 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), $75 Booking Fee, $2/night City Tourism Tax

$1,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $250 with purchase of Damage Waiver.

30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

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Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

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(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

After moving to the East Coast from California, this was the perfect place to stay to revisit our favorite sports. We loved walking to State Street and taking morning walks through the beautiful neighborhoods. The cottage is so beautifully decorated down to the last detail. Our best rental yet--we loved it here!
Nov 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Santa Barbara Golf Club - Municipal Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Barbara Amtrak Station at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 Freeway at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : East Beach at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Wine Tasting


Sight Seeing

Channel Island Tours

Whale watching


Bird Watching.

Biking (road and mountain)

Beach Volleyball












Fishing (lake and ocean)



Horseback riding








Art Museums


Natural History Museum

Botanical Garden


Wharf, Harbor


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Spring - Fall
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer - Holiday
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
Spring - Fall
Sep 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer - Holiday
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay


  • From $250 - 3 Night minimum


Property Type

  • house


  • Historic ...


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


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


  • Dining Area ...


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


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom #2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Jack and Jill bathroom w/claw foot tub, rain shower head,
  • Bathroom #2 - toilet, Powder Room w/sink, toilet
  • Bathroom 1 is a Jack & Jill bathroom w/claw foot tub, rain shower head, hand-held sprayer, 2 sinks and a toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, Master Bedroom w/California King bed
  • Bedroom #2 - 1 queen, Bedroom #2 w/Queen-size bed
  • Master Bedroom w/California King bed, Bedroom #2 w/Queen-size bed.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Newly restored 1917 home, Winner of Santa Barbara Beautiful Award, Upper East location in Historic Bungalow Haven District Wood burning fireplace, Outdoor hot shower w/rain head and hand-held sprayer, Great wrap around porch w/ adirondacks and porch swing, Garden w/roses and culinary herbs, Twinkle lighting over front yard bistro table, Featured in 2012 Pearl Chase Historic Homes Tour, 2 Surf and 2 boogie boards, sand toys, Outdoor bistro table seats 4, 42' flat screen TV, DVD (Living Room), 32' flat screen TV (Master Bedroom)
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