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Downtown Paradise - Restored Perfection in the Heart of Downtown Santa


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Updated: Oct 25, 2016
3 Bedroom/1.5 Bath - Sleeps 6

Downtown Paradise - Restored Perfection in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara


The streets of Santa Barbara are lined with classic Spanish architecture steeped in rich California history. Downtown Paradise is a finely polished jewel shining brightly in the heart of the historic downtown landscape.

During the year-long restoration process of this 1930's home, every surface, fixture, window and door was meticulously restored to maintain the authentic character, fitting of this landmark property. No detail has been overlooked. Colorful authentic Mexican tiles, custom painted surfaces, vintage photographic art, restored brass hardware, original windows, and luxury appointments fill each and every space. With a designer's eye for unique patterns and textures, the whimsical furnishings with Moroccan undertones add playful charm and unique sophistication.

Location! Location! Location! Guest will step out the front door of Downtown Paradise and find themselves in the midst of great shopping, casual local eateries, fine dining and more. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February kicks off a year-long calendar packed with cultural festivals, seasonal parades and a variety of celebrations. Three of the town's historic theaters are just down the street (The Granada, The Arlington, and The Lobero). Each venue offers its own style of live entertainment; from Broadway shows to world-class concerts.

With this ideal location, enjoy long leisurely walks through the diverse neighborhoods with eclectic architecture and lush parks for all ages to experience something different. Stop along the way to appreciate the varying mountain and ocean views from sunrise to sunset.

Once inside, the savvy traveler can expect fine linens, professional style appliances, fine craftsmanship, and all the creature comforts, making this the ideal choice for two couples or families traveling with grandparents. As an alternative to staying at local luxury hotels, this home offers great value with first class accommodations.

The Living Room with fireplace is a cozy place to relax and unwind from a busy work week, or full day of shopping. The unique feature of this room is not only the stylish appointments, but also the flat screen TV that disappears into a unique trunk-like cabinet when not in use.

The Kitchen is a well stocked galley style masterpiece with every amenity a gourmet chef desires. Full-size under counter front loading washer and dryer complete the smart choices.

Between the Kitchen and Living Room is the Formal Dining Room where conversation is effortless around the wide round table fitted with 6 upholstered chairs.

Upstairs, the main Master Bedroom with luxurious pillow top king-size bed faces French doors that open to the enclosed rooftop deck. With a glass of local wine in-hand, relax on the outdoor sectional sofa or soak in the full size spa and watch spectacular sunsets over the red tiled roofs of the City. The second Master Bedroom upstairs with memory foam king-size bed is restful and bright with corner windows and mountain views.

With a sense of humor and a respect for keeping the original 1930's tile work intact, the upstairs bathroom with a bathtub shower combination is dressed in vibrant vintage purple tiles.

The downstairs 3rd Bedroom offers 2 twin beds and a flat screen TV. There is a convenient Powder Room just outside this room in the hall.

Because this home is one side of a duplex that also houses the Paradise Retreats business offices, guests can be assured that great care has been taken to provide an impeccably furnished and well stocked home that truly lives up to the Paradise Retreats World Class standards!

Depart from the ordinary to experience the extraordinary, at The Retreat - a prominent landmark in the Paradise Retreats collection of fine homes.



Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Minimum Nights

3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

High Season (Jun 15 - Sep 7)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax.

$300 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

$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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Manager

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

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Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at property)

What a great get away! Loved this little house! Perfect location for Summer Solstice adventures. We will definitely come back! Thank you so much!
Jun 2016
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11 Reviews

based on 11 traveler reviews


Beautiful and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious, lovely tiles and decorative touches abound. The patio is beautiful and the comfy chairs make it a great place to kick back and relax. Downtown Paradise is a lovely, comfortable home away from home. Well stocked with towels, robes, kItchen supplies, etc. - The house is in a great location and was the perfect place for our family to gather. We cherish the many happy memories from the 2 weeks we spent there!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property was perfect! Walking distance to so many things and located in a quiet neighborhood which made for very peaceful nights. The house was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Our kids' favorite part was roasting marshmallows over the outside fire pit. We hope to be able to come back next year to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were in Santa Barbara for a wedding and wanted a place to crash between events that was peaceful b ut convenient. This property hit the spot. It was centrally located, easy to access and a delightful place to stay. The place was every bit as advertized. The beds were wonderful, the kitchen was modern and well equipped and the surroundings were quiet. We were able to walk to groceries and restaurants but never felt like we were in the inner city.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation rental walking distance to everything

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this two-story rental for three nights with our two children, 4 and 7, and loved it. They really enjoyed that it had two stories, and we liked that it was walking distance to Alice Keck park, the "castle playground," State Street and several restaurants we enjoy. The layout of the house is really wonderful. We slept in the master suite (with hot tub deck right off it), and the two children could share an upstairs bedroom, which left the third downstairs bedroom as their play room. Every room in the house was comfortable and usable. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here and loved it! This home is so beautifully appointed, elegant yet simple and comfortable. The backyard area is tucked away from street traffic and private. This is also where the parking is. There is happy school noise during the weekdays from the elementary school next door which didn't bother us as we came with our 4kids. The home is in close walking distance to a local park with duck pond, walking path and large playground. Also very close to downtown. There were beach towels, umbrella, and chairs for use.

The kitchen- stocked well with dishes, cooking utensils... And sharp knives! (commonly lacking in my vacation rental experience). This rental is so clean and organized! There were plenty of cleaning supplies and the home is easy to keep clean during your stay.

You will love this beautiful rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful classic Santa Barbara home! We couldn't have asked for a better stay in this gorgeous home! It was the perfect location as well! Walking distance to EVERYTHING! We're looking forward to another visit soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 9 Miles Nearest Golf : Santa Barbara Golf Club at 3.5 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Barbara Amtrak Station at 1.6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 101 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : West Beach at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Walk to Santa Barbara International Film Festival,

Parks nearby (Alameda Park, Alice Keck Park, Kids World), Wine Tasting, Shopping, Local Spas, Coffee Shops, Beach, Restaurants, Clubs, Stearn's Wharf, Zoo, Botanical Garden, Courthouse, Galleries, Santa Barbara Mission, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours, Whale Watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching. For detailed info on all local attractions & events visit the Santa Barbara Visitor Center or local websites


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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1300 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom #1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs Bathroom w/shower bathtub combination, sink, toilet
  • Powder Room - toilet, Downstairs Powder Room w/sink, toile


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king, Master Bedroom #1 w/California King pillow-top bed
  • Master Bedroom #2 - 1 king, Master Bedroom #2 w/king-size memory foam bed
  • Bedroom #3 - 1 twin/ single, Bedroom #3 w/2 twin beds


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Prominent downtown location, Completely restored (2013) All new furnishings with designer style, Living Room with disappearing television cabinet, Blender, Rice cooker, Beach chairs, Beach umbrella, Beach towels, Children's toys, Puzzles, Games, High chair w/tray, Port-a-crib, Sheets/blankets for Port-a-crib, Spices, Cooking utensils, Fully equipped, Walk to fine restaurants, boutiques, theaters and more Rooftop Spa Fireplace Off-street parking

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