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Private Craftsman Cottage-Walk or Bike Downtown--Special for Two!

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
2 bedrooms,1 bath, sleeps four, 900 sq ft

Please contact owner to receive any special discounts that may apply to your reservation. Stays of 5 nights or more for 2 people save significantly. (Non-holiday weeks only). Please contact the owner for this pricing.

For more reviews/guest comments, go to 'About Wendy Rockwood' in the owner info below.

Nestled off the street, this cozy cottage offers a true retreat feel, with being downtown. Five minutes to the beach & ten blocks to downtown, you can walk or bus anywhere. Spacious accommodation with luxurious bedding and an all new kitchen and bath make for a pristine experience with all the comforts of home.

Additionally there is a private outdoor area for 'fresco' dining and barbecuing or just taking in the sun. The living room boasts plenty of comfortable seating as well as a 40' large screen HDTV and wireless Internet. A gas fireplace to provide a wonderful ambiance. The 900 sq ft make this the perfect size for a group of four or a romantic retreat for a couple. Two bedrooms both have queen beds complete with luxury bedding and down comforters.

Set in its own garden setting this private cottage has off-street parking and its own private fenced yard. Relax under the flowering trees and take in the wonderful California weather.

Guest Comments in guest book: 'Wendy, Thank you very much for the wonderful accommodations. Everything was just as we expected and more!' '- Stephanie E., Los Angeles, CA, 09/07/2009;

'Great location Great furniture and grounds house had everything we needed, very comfortable ' - Brian G., Austin, TX, 08/26/2009

'Simply perfect, we loved the house, the yard and the location!' Courtney O., Denver CO, 9/18/2009

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these areas with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests.

We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way

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Guestbook comments from the manager

“The cottage was such a restful and beautiful space. We really enjoyed our time there and the enclosed yard area (with a cluster of trees in the back) was perfect for our family with small children. Wendy was an amazing host and great communicator and even helped us find a baby sitter! It was a mile or so to the part of State Street with lots of shops and restaurants but there other restaurants that are closer. And the beds are comfortable! We would definitely return. ”
Apr 2016
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10 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

We absolutely loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great location. We enjoyed the privacy that the house provided offset from the road. Can't wait to rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and all facilities you will require

  • 5 of 5

Real homely feel, nicely appointed and a lovely quiet neighbourhood but only minutes from everything you will need in Santa Barbara. Little things, often unnoticed or commented upon - real quality bedding and a super comfy bed, deep pile in the carpets and heaps of quality towels - it's the little touches that a make a difference and a stay memorable from others. Thank You.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great. Satisfied all our needs. I will book it again if we are in Santa Barbara. Thanks Wendy!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the cottage in Santa Barbara.Central location was perfect

and the cottage had all the amenities you would have at home and was very comfortable.The other

plus was the private parking.Couldn't have asked for better.

Pete and Ingrid Ramaglia

Wilmington NC

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edgemoor, SC

Adorable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cottage. It was very clean and comfortable and had everything we could ask for. The location was excellent. It was very private and we spent a lot of time enjoying the front porch. Wendy was very pleasant to work with and I would recommend this adorable cottage to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying! We are happy to provide a spot for guests to enjoy all of the wonders of Santa Barbara. Please visit us again.
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Great location with other issues

  • 2 of 5

We rented this place for a weekend as I was attending training nearby. Although the house had fans, it not have air-conditioning and at 85 degrees both days (outside) the house was humid and very difficult to cool down with 4 fans going full on around the house. The coffee cups had not been cleaned (dark rings of coffee in all of them), we had to rescrub these. We ended up leaving to stay in a hotel a day before checkout as it was difficult to sleep as the house was so hot.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that your short stay coincided with some record heat in our area. This home like 98% of the properties in Santa Barbara, does not have air conditioning, since such heat is quite rare in the area. If we get such days, they usually are few and it is unfortunate they were during your stay. It also does cool down significantly at night and I did bring you an additional powerful fan, to bring that cool air in the house, but you left prior to trying to use it. That usually does solve the problem for my guests and I have never had a guest leave before because of the heat. Thanks for bringing the coffee rings to my attention. Santa Barbara has hard water and I will make sure that guests are alerted to use two Cascade tablets per dishwasher load. I have found that solves that problem and I will make sure it is duly advised at the house. We appreciate all our guests bringing issues to our attention and we try very hard to accommodate their needs. Unfortunately, I could not really control the weather.
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From the Owner

Craftsman Cottage is a tucked away jewel in downtown Santa Barbara. Down a private driveway, this is an off-street location, not attached to any other property. Enclosed by hedges and greenery there is a tremendously private feel and quiet setting. A sunny open porch make relaxing the great Santa Barbara weather a pleasure

Activity and Interests

Santa Barbara is a beach community with beaches, pier, sailing, swimming, whale watching and a vibrant cultural life of theatre, events, museums and a beautiful small zoo. It is unique because there are also close mountains that offer hiking, wine tasting and a nearby lake for fishing. Known as the 'American Riviera', it is known for its Spanish architecture, and the beauty of the landscape. The semi tropical climate has led many to say it is similar in appearance to Hawaii with so many varieties of trees and vegetation that are spectacular. Fine dining options abound as well as a vibrant downtown with great shopping. There are even islands close by that are protected sanctuaries that make a great day trip. Santa Barbara is the perfect vacation destination!


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 12 2016
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Sep 13 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
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Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
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Jan 8 2017 - May 31 2017
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Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
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Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tourism fee per day $2
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%


Over 30 days to a reservation preference is given to longer stays of over 3-5 days. Shorter stays booked closer to the time.

Holidays have higher rates and longer min stays.

$100 cleaning fee. For stays under 31 days 12% bed tax added and $2 per day Tourism Fee added. Also $200 security fee required that is returned

All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card.

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From the Owner

Featuring outdoor and indoor dining areas there is plenty of room to stretch out. Families with young children love that the yard can be gated giving toddlers a great outdoor play area. Oak Park is a close walk with more for kids. With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay. Couples love the romantic setting of the cottage decor and the fireplace right under the great large screen TV in the living room.' A true retreat from which to begin your Santa Barbara adventures.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Newly tiled up to date bathroom.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both bedrooms with queen beds and luxury linens and down comforters. Beautiful light with many windows with views of the outdoor shrubbery. Off street so in very quiet location.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Additional outdoor dining table with umbrella and four chairs in a private, fenced yard which can be gated. The kitchen is deluxe with granite counters and all appliances and utensils you would need, including spices. Now bring your favorite Keurig pods to enjoy in the morning relaxing in the sun on the front porch. ( A few Starbucks Starter pods provided) The living room has plenty of comfortable seating with a Large HD Screen TV and DVD and stereo. Access your Netflix account on the provided wireless connected DVD player.

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