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Charming Downtown Cottage 2 blocks from State Street


Property Details

Updated: Oct 26, 2016
2 bedrooms and 2 baths Sleeps 4

Impeccably remodeled historic house in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara .

Redone faithfully, in the 1920's tradition, the house is virtually new, with all new walls, wood floors, fixtures and appliances. The house is small and intimate yet retains its rich historic flavor and is just 2 blocks from State St., one block from the court house and walking distance to a wide variety of downtown shops and restaurants.

You are steps away from the amazing SB Court House and State Street, but just far enough to escape the noise when desired. Very Quaint, Very Central, Very New, & Constructed With All Of The Finest Craftsman Touches. A car is not necessarily needed as there are ample choices in dining and Ralph's grocery store is 5 blocks away.

We’re only two blocks from State Street and the Museum of Art and the newly rebuilt Granada Theater. The beach is two miles by car or bicycle. It’s about 1.1 miles to Santa Barbara Mission and Rose garden.

We’re only two blocks from State Street and the Museum of Art and the newly rebuilt Granada Theater. The beach is two miles by car or bicycle. It’s about 1.5 miles to Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden. Pristine Montecito, just 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. Beauty, nature, hiking, beaches, restaurants, shopping, nightlife...Spend an afternoon in Solvang, a Danish town just 40 minutes away, visit the many wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley on a wine tasting tour, rent bicycles and ride along the Santa Barbara shoreline, hike, lay on one of the many serene beautiful beaches, shop on State Street in Santa Barbara, visit the jumping nightlife or just sit on the quaint flagstone patio with a book after a long walk up a safe and convenient street from the cottage's door. All of this is in one of the most sought after vacation towns and you will be as central as you want to be!

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english, spanish, greek

Guestbook comments from the manager

I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful time we had and that it was all made possible by the wonderful accomodations at your little cottage on Figueroa.

Everything was just perfect. I can't believe that we discovered this treasure right in the heart of Santa Barbara!

You will definitely be hearing from us again on our next visit to California and I am spreading the word among our many relatives of your darling Santa Barbara cottage.

Many many thanks for making it so nice for us!
Oct 2010
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33 Reviews

based on 33 traveler reviews

Covington, LA

Convient location to downtown

  • 4 of 5

Cute comfy cottage conviently located 2 blocks from State Street. Within walking distance to most stores and restaurants, with a 50cent shuttle on State St running every 15-30 minutes for those that are farther than you'd care to walk. Shuttle runs to 6PM. We had rented a car and luckily it fit in the small gravel area next to the cottage. Otherwise free street parking is in 75 minute segments or parking in a garage located between State and Figueroa where first 75 minutes are free the $1.50 per 75 minutes thereafter. We needed the car to get to locations were going otherwise you really don't need one.

The cottage itself was very cozy with comfy beds! :) There were only two of us staying but I think 4 could stay comfortably. One drawback is that one bathroom is located all the way across the cottage from the bedroom and is accessed through the kitchen.The other bathroom is located off the bedroom. (Hence the 4 stars.)

The kitchen has full size appliances if you wanted to eat in.

I'd stay here again and will recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your favorable review. I would like to point out, however, that I do advise people of free parking about 1 block away. I provided those parking specifics to Shirley S. on both the check-in sheet and on the initial instructions that I email on the HomeAway/VRBO portal when we provide an entry code. Yes there is also a gravel spot that we do not advertise because it depends on one's driving skills and car size, as it can be tight for some people. As far as the bathroom goes, it's a small cottage and we were lucky to configure the house to even get that bathroom in. The cottage is small so "all the way across" seems to be a bit of a stretch. The front door or bedroom are less than 30 feet away from the 'far' bathroom off of the kitchen. We were able to accomplish getting it in by using a tankless water heater and other space-saving measures. Yes it's next to the kitchen and that's not ideal, but it is an extra bathroom so we will take it! Thanks again ; )
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Awesome Stay in Santa Barbara!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was one of our favorite stays! It was quaint and private, with the surrounding cottages being very quiet. It was a perfect size for 2-4 people, safe next to the SB police station, and convenient walking distance from State Street with shopping and TONS of dining options.

Parking was pretty tight "on sight" - but the weekend parking on the street was not a problem at all. I would recommend to anyone staying that they consider bringing bikes if they can, which would make getting around much easier - but totally not necessary if you don't mind walking. Parking in down town, in general, can be a challenge...but not the fault of the Cottage.

The owner had it cleaned spotless before we arrived and it was well maintained. We would absolutely come back!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa California


  • 5 of 5

Perfect location within walking distance to central downtown Santa Barbara with all shopping and restaurants right there.

So nice to get the parking placard and not have to worrying about moving my car.

Comfy beds and great kitchen. All the necessities you need for a VRBO.

Thank you for a lovely week.


  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fine lodging

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a three-month stay in this comfortable and lovely cottage, which is situated close to downtown and the beach. Minor problems during our stay were attended to at once, and we always had easy communication with our hosts. The cottage is part of a friendly, small community off a downtown street. It is a fine choice of lodging to enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Enjoy Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is just a few minutes walk from the middle of State Street and all of its restaurants, shopping, etc. No need to drive anywhere unless you want to (except for groceries). Quiet and friendly neighborhood. Everything inside was very clean, updated and well maintained. Floor plan was great with one exception - you have to go through kitchen to get to second bathroom & shower.

I won't hesitate to rent this property again the next time I visit Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place close to town!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four nights over New Year's Eve weekend. It was perfect for us - all of the comforts of home and within walking distance to State Street. For a small unit, it was very user friendly for 3 adults and an infant. Having two bathrooms was a huge bonus and the kitchen is very well outfitted.

This property is right next door to the Police Station and still was VERY quiet and we never had to park more than one block away.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara at 9.9 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 1.2 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 at 0.8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Stearns Wharf at 1.7 Miles Car: not necessary

Shopping, Wine Tasting, Beaches,Downtown Santa Barbara, State Street, Bars, Restaurants, Santa Barbara zoo, Mission, Santa Barbara Bowl, County Courthouse, Sterns Wharf, Whale watching, Arts and Crafts,Farmers market, Santa Barbara Museum of art, Hiking, Swimming, botanic gardens, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara harbor


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Non Refundable Cleaning $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change at anytime. Reservations are not guaranteed until payment has been received and accepted.
Cleaning fees vary and longer stays will result in higher cleaning fees - this will be reflected in your quote.

Stays of 31 nights or more are tax free.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 26, 2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget


  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 600 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, Clawfoot tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Walk-In Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double


  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 5 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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