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Victorian Townhouse of Santa Barbara


Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2016
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This townhouse is in a charming Queen Anne Victorian duplex situated behind our 140 year old home, one of Santa Barbara's oldest Victorians, which was built in the mid 1800's. We restored the house in 1998.

Completed in 2001 in the same style as the main house, the duplex boasts a tower, complete with “witches cap”. The townhouse is tastefully furnished with an eclectic mix of family heirlooms and craftsman style furniture.

Features include hand-inlaid wood floors, a bay window/window-seat, and a fireplace in the living room.

The covered deck is cozily ensconced in the tower creating a wonderful outdoor room. Situated just off the kitchen, the deck can become a private retreat for morning coffee, an outdoor room that's just perfect for a luncheon, a bridge game, an intimate candlelit dinner, or a nightcap.

This unit has 2 bedroom and 2 1/2 baths. It offers sleeping capacity for up to 6. There is a king bed in the master; and twin beds in the second bedroom. The living room couch is a futon that can be made into a double bed. The two bedrooms are upstairs above the living area and have cathedral ceilings.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Karen,

Thank you so much for making our Holiday a wonderful and loving event. Your place is one I will recommend to anyone interested in a Santa Barbara Retreat. Your son was enjoyable and fun to know.
Dec 2011
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This is a "go back to"...the owners are accomodating and gracious. We met our adult children and grandson here and brought our puppy. We spent a lot of time on the deck and were able to stay parked and walk easily to town.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bakersfield, Ca

The Perfect Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend with my Bunko girls. As soon as we arrived on Fri, we opened all the windows and didn't close them until we left on Sunday. We visited, cooked, ate, drank, sat in the spa and laughed for two whole days!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a terrific weekend in Santa Barbara. Our accommodations were perfect for my 2 adult children, their spouses and me. Karen and Cliff are great hosts! The townhouse was comfortable, inviting with enough room for the 5 of us to have our own space. We were here for the Fiesta and found ourselves only 3 blocks from the parade as well as many sights and venues. There is a market only a couple of blocks away as well as a trolley that takes you right to the waterfront. I would definitely recommend this place and would come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location - walk to State Street and so much more!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our four night stay at the townhouse. The location was perfect. It's an easy walk to the Arlington Theater and lots of restaurants on & off State Street, Public Market, Ensemble Theatre Company, and McConnell's Ice Cream on De la Vina. There is a convenient little market around the corner, and a 5-min drive to larger grocery stores. The townhouse was a good size, 2 bedrooms upstairs (one with a king, one with two twins) and two bathrooms (tub in master, shower in upstairs hall bathroom), and a powder room downstairs. The living room has a futon that fits two adults, so the townhouse can accommodate 6 people comfortably. There is a flat screen TV and DVD player in the living room, and another TV in the master, and an extensive DVD collection available upon request. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms, the living room, and the kitchen, which made it very pleasant with the windows open. Lots of closet space in the bedrooms, and a full sized washer & dryer in the garage. Off the living room/kitchen area of our unit (front unit of the two) was a large deck (both units share) with a large hot tub & a grill, and a nice sized patio table & chairs. The townhouse was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen had a good sized refrigerator, a dishwasher, coffee maker, and was equipped with dishes, glasses, cookware, and bar seating, but as mentioned the patio was just steps away. Included is a one-car enclosed garage for each unit, and we always found convenient street parking as well. Because the townhouses are behind the main house, it was quiet and relaxing. The first level is the garage, the second level is the living room, kitchen & deck, and the third level is where the bedrooms are located. The owners, Karen & Cliff, live in the front house, and are very nice, friendly and great hosts! We had a nice stay while attending a UCSB graduation. Very convenient to UCSB, downtown, and less than an hour to Solvang and nearby wine country. Great neighborhood for walking and admiring the quaint historical homes as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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York Harbor Maine

A wonderful two week respite from the winter in Maine...

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in a beautiful setting. Townhouse was comfortable, quiet, private and convenient to all things we wanted to see and do in lovely Santa Barabara. Karen and Cliff are wonderful hosts. I would return again and highly recommend this to friends and everyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So. Cal.

Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for downtown exploring.

Karen and Cliff are wonderful owners who are so helpful and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We always appreciate hearing from guests. Being able to walk downtown and to the beach is one of the reasons we purchased this property. So, it's always wonderful to hear from guests who recognize the advantage of being able to leave their car in the garage and walk to everything downtown. Do come back again.
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Arlington Theatre
"Sitting in this theater you feel as if you are in an old Mexican town. There are even stars ..."
Stearns Wharf
"Everyone must spend some time on the wharf. "
State Street Shopping & Dining

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Louie's at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Santa Barbara Marina at 1.8 Miles Nearest Golf : Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Train : AMTRAK at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 101 at 0.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Louie's at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ski : Mountain High at 100 Miles Nearest Beach : Stearns Wharf/East Beach/West Beach at 1.5 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : The Arlinton Theatre Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Barbara Courthouse Nearest Point of Interest : Stearns Wharf Car: not necessary


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

N.B. We have advertised on VRBO for over 10 years. And we consider the VRBO and Homeaway family of websites to be excellent advertising venues.

Although they may indicate that the reservation is being held for you for 24 hours, we may take longer than that to get back to you. Please feel free to reach out to us directly even if they indicate that the reservation is no longer available. And, we will reach out to you, either way, even after they have sent you that message.

Additionally, we have utilized PayPal as our merchant account for nearly 20 years. So, we choose not to use the VRBO/HomeAway reservation services or allow them to collect deposit or rent funds on our behalf.

If you would like to make a reservation, we will send you a rental agreement and a PayPal invoice. We offer several payment options, both through PayPal and directly.

Rates vary by season; and, are subject to change. Property Damage Protection is also an option ($59 purchases up to $1500 in property damage). Otherwise, the refundable damage deposit is at least $500; and, up to $1500 for monthly & month-to-month rentals. We are dog friendly. The refundable pet deposit is $250/dog. The limit is 2 small to medium size dogs. We do not accept cats. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.

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From the Owner

Historic property. For all you history buffs, we would be happy to explain the fascinating details that helped us date the original building, the cottage. Furthermore, it is one of the Victorians listed in the book about Santa Barbara's 52 surviving Victorians. We have original documents dating back to the late 1890s demonstrating when the cottage was moved to it's current location, as well as where it was originally built. And, we can show you in the basement we excavated how the house doesn't fit the foundation, proving that it was not built on site, rather moved and placed on a foundation that was built for it, albeit, poorly measured. When we built the duplex, 3 years after we purchased and restored the cottage, we paid attention to detail to make it accurate to the era it represents; and, in which, the original cottage was built. Historic tours of Santa Barbara are also available. Let us know if you are interested.

Property Type

  • townhome


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Downstairs Bath off Living Area - toilet, This bath has a toilet and sink
  • Hall Bath Upstairs - toilet, shower
  • Master Bathroom is "en suite" - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Master Bathroom has tub Hall Bathroom has shower 1/2 Bath has toilet and sink


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, Master Bathroom is En Suite
  • 2nd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single, Bathroom is across the landing
  • Living Room Futon Makes a Double Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals

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

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