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Gilbert House - Victorian Treasure in the Upper East in Santa Barbara

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Gilbert House - Victorian Treasure on the Upper East

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Turn back the clock to a more graceful time and experience the Old World charm of the Gilbert House. This turn of the century Craftsman home is located on a prominent corner within walking distance to the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens.

The surrounding neighborhood is dotted with other landmark estates, bungalows, and classic architecture, all set against the lush mature landscape in the historic Bungalow District.

Gilbert House was built in 1902 by Edward A. Gilbert, then President of Home Telephone and Telegraph Company. The home's interior carries with it a strong Victorian tradition throughout. As a featured property on the 2011 Pearl Chase Historic Homes Tour, Gilbert House is a monument to a bygone era.

The architecture boasts of grand tradition and the interiors are warm and comfortable. Luxury appointments such as fine linens, flat screen televisions, and modern appliances have brought the home into the 21st Century without sacrificing the authentic feel of this classic treasure.

A traditional Parlor greets guests in the grand entry, and sets the tone for a step back in time. A pass through to the Living Room reveals period furnishings such as Velvet settees, antique tables and chairs, and vintage lighting.

The Sunroom is perfect for afternoon tea with large picture windows overlooking the back yard. It is here that a framed black and white photo of the Gilberts presides over this, their favorite room in the home.

The Formal Dining Room is grand and welcoming. Large glass sliding doors lead to a covered loggia with white wicker love seats, creating a lovely garden backdrop to the stately feel of the room. In the well appointed Butler's Pantry, guests will choose from a variety of serving pieces and fine china to set a memorable holiday table, or an every day banquet.

The country style Kitchen with butcher block island and a Wolf range will surely be a favorite gathering place. Great meals begin here as the cupboards are stocked with everything needed to create a culinary feast. Reach for the cookbook shelf above the built-in desk and pull out 'Good Food, Good Cooks', as Edith Gilbert's dessert recipe for Charlotte Russe is found on page 159! The convenient back stairwell leads to the second floor.

The Family Room is bright and warmed by a wood stove. Situated in the bay window overlooking the front yard, a banquette style table for 4 is a perfect place to read the morning news and enjoy a rich cup of coffee. Doors lead to two separate patios overlooking the backyard with more seating, barbecue, and a Koi filled fountain.

Ascend the grand staircase to the second floor where 3 of the 5 guest Bedrooms are located. The Master Bedroom is romantic and peaceful, and with the addition of a private massage room complete with folding massage table, serenity awaits.

Though the design is decidedly Victorian, the Master Bathroom has a modern luxurious feel. The Marble shower with multiple sprayers is perfect for post massage relaxation. Pass through the Bathroom to an additional sitting room with flat screen TV and wet bar. You are truly on vacation here!

The North Guest Room is spacious and appointed with a king-size bed and sitting area. The South Guest Room is charming with queen-size bed and built-in desk. A Jack and Jill bathroom separates these two lovely spaces.

Completing the second floor is the Laundry Room that doubles as an exercise room. With elliptical, rowing machine and small weights, this room with large picture windows will help motivate guests to get a workout in while enjoying the serene view overlooking the trees.

On the third floor, 2 additional Guest Rooms complete the accommodations. The larger of the two rooms offers a king size bed, two built-in desks and is spacious and welcoming. The fifth bedroom overlooks the backyard, and is equipped with a cozy day bed. A convenient hall Bathroom services both these rooms and offers claw foot bathtub and shower.

The grounds and gardens are blooming with roses, herbs and local vegetation. Shaded by trees, the Gazebo with porch swing offers a cool place to relax and slow the pace of the day. If a brisk walk is in order, simply step off the property in any direction to explore all this beloved neighborhood has to offer.

Step through the doors to quieter, simpler time and experience a bit of history in sunny Santa Barbara. Gilbert House promises to provide a taste of the past to create a memorable family vacation.

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 3 story house
    • floor area 4500 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • downtown
      • Near downtown and within walking distance of Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden
  • General
    • telephone
    • linens provided
    • parking
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • fireplace
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • fitness room / equipment
    • activities guide
    • alarm clock
    • laundry soap
    • local activities guide
    • paper towels
    • shampoo
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • parking off street
    • parking on street
    • iron & board
    • printer
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • oven
    • microwave
    • garbage disposal
    • wet bar
    • kitchen
    • cooking utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • ice maker
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • child's highchair
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, Soaking tub
    • bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, Claw foot bathtub
    • bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, Claw foot bathtub
    • bathroom 4: toilet, Powder room
      • Master Bathroom #1 w/walk-in marble shower, soaking tub, 2 sinks, toilet Jack and Jill Bathroom #2 w/claw foot bathtub shower combination, sink, toilet 3rd floor Hall Bathroom w/claw foot bathtub shower combination, sink, toilet Powder Room w/water closet, sink
  • Bedrooms
    • 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10, beds for 9-10
    • bedroom 1: 1 king, 2nd Floor Master Bedroom
    • bedroom 2: 1 king, 2nd Floor Bedroom
    • bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2nd Floor Bedroom
    • bedroom 4: 1 king, 3rd Floor Bedroom
    • bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single, 3rd Floor Bedroom (day bed), Twin Rollaway
      • 2nd floor Master Bedroom w/king-size bed 2nd floor North Bedroom #2 w/king-size bed 2nd floor South Bedroom #3 3rd floor North Bedroom #4 w/king-size bed 3rd floor South Bedroom #5 w/twin day bed (no trundle), Twin Rollaway
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • books
    • television
    • cd player
  • Outside
    • lawn / garden
    • barbecue
    • outdoor grill gas
    • patio
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • yard
    • outdoor furniture
    • porch furniture
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • pets not allowed
  • Notes
    • 3-story historic landmark home, Great location near downtown, Massage Room includes table, Fireplace, Wood stove, Patios and Decks, Romantic Master Suite, Professional style gas range w/pot filler, griddle, 2 ovens, 2 sided Sub Zero Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice maker, Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, Blender, Coffee maker, Coffee grinder, Spices, Cooking utensils, Formal Dining Room seats 8-10, Sunroom table seats 4, Outside patio table seats 4, Living Room w/fireplace and connecting Sunroom, Family Room w/wood stove, Upstairs Sitting Room w/wet bar, 42' flat screen TV w/DVD (Family Room), 42' flat screen TV (Bedroom #2), 32' flat screen TV (Bedroom #3), 42' flat screen TV w/DVD (Upstairs Sitting Room), 42' flat screen TV (Bedroom #4), CD Player (Kitchen), Port-a-crib w/sheets and blankets, Exercise Room w/Elliptical, Rowing machine, Fitness ball, Bands, Light hand weights, Outside / Yard / Patios / Decks, Parking for 2 cars in carport, 2 cars in driveway, off-street parking

activities and attractions in Santa Barbara Central Coast

  • Attractions
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • live theater
    • marina
    • museums
    • restaurants
    • winery tours
    • zoo
  • Leisure Activities
    • antiquing
    • beachcombing
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • walking
    • whale watching
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • cycling
    • golf
    • hiking
    • mountain biking
    • roller blading
    • sailing
    • surfing
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • wind-surfing

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Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
May 15 2014 - Sep 15 2014
$800
$4,500
$16,200
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$625
$3,500
$10,500
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
$450
$2,500
$7,500
3 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
$625
$3,500
$10,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400
Booking Fee $75
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax
$400 cleaning fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)
$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 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
Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.
3 night minimum - 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving week and Christmas Weeks
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Guest Comment entered by owner

Great House

Review submitted: July 25, 2014   Date of arrival: July 20, 2014

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

Great house!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Nice Family Reunion

Review submitted: July 25, 2014   Date of arrival: July 13, 2014

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

Wonderful house. We had such a good time. It was a nice family reunion at the Gilbert House in Santa Barbara. We hope to come again soon.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Amazing

Review submitted: June 29, 2014   Date of arrival: June 24, 2014

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

Cannot thank you enough. This house is amazing. Now all we have to do is figure out a reason to return!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

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