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Adorable Former 'Celebrity Owned' Downtown Cottage Sleeps 6+ in Santa Barbara

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Welcome to the ''Little Red Door'' cottage. Conveniently located only a couple of blocks from world famous State Street, this 1914 California cottage is a few blocks from the beach, harbor and pier. Newly remodeled, the cottage is meticulously maintained with plenty of charm inside and out. Sit outside on the inviting porch to enjoy the beautiful mountaintop views.

Step Inside!: Once inside, you will find a fully stocked, beautifully decorated 2 bedroom, 1 large bath main house and a detached studio with a full bath. Recently updated, the kitchen has solid wood cabinets, granite counters and all new stainless appliances. The master bedroom, with it's flat screen HD TV, has a queen size bed with upscale down-filled Ralph Lauren bedding and plenty of storage behind the mirrored wardrobe closets. The second bedroom, bathed in bright natural light, has a full size bed with beautiful designer Ralph Lauren and Pottery Barn down-filled bedding, plenty of storage and also has a flat screen TV.The living area in the main house has high ceilings, a custom over sized down-filled sofa with attached lounge and a hand-rubbed dining set with plenty of seating. There is also a walk up wine/cocktail bar for your enjoyment. View the HD TV above the cozy fireplace from anywhere in the open, comfortable living area.

Step Outside!: Pass through the beautiful french doors outside on to the new deck and take a few steps to enter the newly appointed private studio where you will find a full size designer bed/bedding and a full bathroom with shower. Relax inside while watching the HD TV knowing you are surrounded outside by the privacy of a quiet backyard.

Enjoy the beautiful private patio with stainless bbq and brand new designer outdoor seating and dining.

Complementary bottle of wine upon arrival.

Coffee/Tea throughout your stay.

Stocked with snacks for your enjoyment.

Total rooms: 3

Total bath: 2

Total flat screen TV's: 4

WiFi

Sleeps: 6+

Shared off street & convenient front street parking.

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Donna 818 903-7517

cottage rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • cottage
    • floor area 900 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • downtown
    • beach
    • town
    • mountain view
    • near the ocean
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • adventure
    • family
    • historic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
    • away from it all
  • General
    • filtered water
    • basic soaps
    • wireless internet
    • local maps
    • water cooler
    • local restaurant guide
    • iron & board
    • clothes dryer
    • laundry soap
    • parking on street
    • linens provided
    • alarm clock
    • living room
    • toilet paper
    • washing machine
    • activities guide
    • heating
    • towels provided
    • paper towels
    • ceiling fans
    • internet
    • hair dryer
    • fireplace
      • Electric non-vented
    • parking
      • Shared driveway
    • parking off street
      • Shared driveway and unlimited off street.
  • Kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
    • microwave
    • ice maker
    • stove
    • cooking utensils
    • oven
    • refrigerator
    • grill
    • toaster
    • blender
    • freezer
    • coffee maker
    • dishwasher
    • stove
    • kitchen
      • Fully stocked.
    • pantry items
      • Various seasonings, snacks and condiments.
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • full 1: toilet, shower
    • full 2: toilet, shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 7
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen
    • bedroom 2: 1 double
    • bedroom 3: 1 double
      • Bedding is designer down-filled: Ralph Lauren, Pottery Barn, etc,... While the home comfortable sleeps 6 people, on occasion, we will allow a 7th person to sleep on the sofa.
  • Entertainment
    • books
    • games
    • books for kids
    • satellite / cable
    • books for adults
    • games for kids
    • dvd player
    • television
      • (4) There is a flat screen TV in every bedroom and in the main living area.
    • video library
      • DVD's for the whole family! Guests may purchase Pay Per View movies for an additional charge.
    • music library
      • Hundreds of music stations via Direct TV
  • Outside
    • beach towels
    • lawn / garden
    • deck / patio
    • patio
    • outdoor grill gas
    • beach chairs
    • wood deck
    • barbecue
    • outdoor grill
    • unscreened porch / veranda
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • minimum age limit for renters
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • pets not allowed
    • long-term renters welcome
    • non smoking only
      • NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND ALLOWED IN OR ON THE PROPERTY!
  • Notes
    • A large variety of music is available 24 hours a day on all 4 flat screen TVs. Blender Vase Waffle maker Electric hand-held mixer Food processor Fully stocked kitchen Beach Towels Beach chairs Beach Umbrella

activities and attractions in Santa Barbara Central Coast

  • Attractions
    • library
    • cinemas
    • coin laundry
    • bay/sound
    • live theater
    • churches
    • synagogues
    • museums
    • winery tours
    • playground
    • health/beauty spa
    • restaurants
    • botanical garden
    • recreation center
    • marina
    • zoo
  • Leisure Activities
    • walking
    • whale watching
    • wildlife viewing
    • paddle boating
    • boating
    • shelling
    • gambling casinos
    • shuffleboard
    • sight seeing
    • outlet shopping
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • antiquing
    • shopping
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • horseshoes
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snorkeling
    • fishing
    • kayaking
    • surfing
    • basketball court
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • jet skiing
    • tennis
    • surf fishing
    • snorkeling/diving
    • rock climbing
    • roller blading
    • golf
    • cycling
    • wind-surfing
    • hiking
    • equestrian events
    • swimming
    • racquetball
    • pier fishing
    • mountain climbing
    • golf privileges optional
    • sailing
    • deepsea fishing
    • sound/bay fishing
    • mountain biking

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vacation rental rates


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
 
Low Season
Nov 25 2013 - Apr 30 2014
$275
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$325
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 15 2014
$375
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$325
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
$275
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

2 night min-low season.
3 night min-mid and high season.
$500 deposit required to hold reservation.
$1500 minimum deposit required to hold reservations longer than 30 days. (Deposit to be determined by length of stay.)
Surcharge for more than 6 people in reservation party.
Reservations cancelled within 30 days of arrival date forfeit 50% of all deposits made.
$150+ mandatory cleaning fee
Tax Rate 10.0%

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traveler reviews for this santa barbara cottage rental

Wonderful experience!

Review submitted: July 26, 2013   Date of arrival: July 8, 2013

My family and I (husband, wife, and two teenagers) loved the Little Red Cottage. It was beautifully decorated and a wonderful and calm oasis. Donna was lovely and so welcoming -- the wine and snacks are a great touch! She also gave us great advice about the beaches, farmers' market, grocery, etc. We particularly loved the outdoor space -- wonderful for eating, reading, and just hanging out. We will certainly return if we are ever n Santa Barbara again!!

Owners response: Catherine-We are so glad we could accommodate you and your family at the cottage! It was nice meeting all of you--you have a beautiful family! Thank you for taking such great care of the cottage. We would love to have you stay with us again! Warmest regards-Donna

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

60th Birthday Celebration!

Review submitted: June 30, 2013   Date of arrival: June 21, 2013

An email received from our guest:

"Dear Donna,
We all thoroughly enjoyed your cottage, from the wonderfully stocked
kitchen to the beautiful courtyard, amazing location and so much
more...special thank yous for greeting us and getting the opportunity to
meet your lovely daughter and the special birthday surprise balloons!
We all had such a wonderful experience in SB...loved every minute of
it...so much to do and see. It is not difficult to see why you fell in
love with the area! We really loved being able to park and walk as you
suggested and having the use of your cottage made our experience that
much more pleasurable!

Can't thank you enough!"

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Cute place, just a few issues

Review submitted: April 30, 2013   Date of arrival: April 26, 2013

The property is very cute and well located with some thoughtful touches. Sadly, the owner seemed very nice at first and then turned out to be less than gracious. The shower in the main house was broken, so we had to go outside into the studio to shower (with six of us staying, this was a bit time consuming!). The fan was also broken in the front bedroom which we didn't think would be a problem, but it turned out to be a VERY hot weekend. Things need to be fixed every now and then, no big deal, but the owner offered no type of compensation for either inconvenience.

Unfortunately, we caused a tiny stain (about the size of a pencil head) on one of the mattress pads during our stay, so she charged us to purchase a new one. Completely understandable given that it was our fault, but after the inconveniences we experienced without complaint, we thought she might prefer to be flexible with us. One of the women in our group owns a vacation rental herself, and when items get stained due to sincere accidents she simply replaces them, as the cost of doing business in the hospitality industry. It seems a little petty to lose the repeated business of six women over $50.

Other than that, our stay was enjoyable. The back patio is a nice place to relax in the afternoon, and State Street is about a six block walk away. Just be sure to check that the repairs have been made before your stay. And don't cause ANY damage during your visit!

Recommended for: girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Sabrina-I am sad and a quite surprised to receive this review since your last communication to me was that your group, "loved the house and could not wait to come back!" and that you were happy to pay for the mattress cover.

Please let me address some of the issues and inaccuracies you mentioned in your less than favorable review. We are not in the "hospitality industry." This is our home. We sometimes rent it out to allow other people to enjoy this beautiful space. We always try our best to make everyone feel welcome and stay on top of all maintenance issues as they arise. (As evidence in the 30+ five star reviews.) Had you informed me of the shower fixture that broke during your stay, I would have been more than happy to have immediately fixed it as opposed to finding out about it after your departure.

In an effort to be environmentally and economically conscience, we always try to repair/launder items rather than replace them and do not charge our guests when we can do so. (We did not charge you for the shower fixture you broke during your stay.) However, when items are clearly damaged/stained by guests beyond repair or laundering (and much larger than the size of a pencil head), they need to be replaced and that is when we charge our guests. As you mentioned, it was a very nominal charge and very reasonable by most standards.

Lastly, our cottage is located on Bath Street which is only 3 blocks from world famous State Street, not 6 blocks--an inaccuracy in your review worth noting since our prime location is important to future guests who are looking for a great, walkable location when considering and planing a visit to Santa Barbara.

I am truly sorry you did not thoroughly enjoy your stay as you had originally stated. However, we wish you and your group only the best in your future travels. Warmest regards-Donna

Helpful votes: 3 / 6

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 01/27/2011.