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Beautiful and Cozy SB Getaway- Close to Downtown & Beaches, Large Yard & Spa


Property Details

Updated: Jul 24, 2016
2+ Bedrooms, detached room, 1.5 bathrooms + warm outdoor shower, Sleeps 6-8

Midweek October and November Deals- Rates are between $275 and $295 per night to fill up remaining midweek dates. Inquire with owner about midweek deals.

Please note, we have a 3-night minimum for most stays on weekends unless we are filling in days between booking where only 1 or 2 nights are available.

Drink Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Every Morning During your Stay!

This beautiful, cozy home has 2+ bedrooms and 1.5 baths along with a stand-alone detached room in the backyard. This pet friendly home boasts a beautiful manicured yard with 2 large orchard size orange trees, hot tub, outdoor shower. This California Cottage is typical Santa Barbara with white stucco and red roof tiles, beautiful oak floors and a great fireplace. The house is comfortably furnished including high quality linens and towels.

We are within walking distance to State Street and all the downtown shops (9 blocks or ~0.9 miles) and easy nearby access to the beach - only ~1 mile depending on what beach you'd like to enjoy.

The house can sleep 6 including the queen size convertible bed in the living room, but can sleep up to 8 including the a second pull out sofa in the living room and/or a detached room. One bedroom has a king size bed, the other a a queen size bed. The living room has a nice queen size convertible bed with memory foam.

The house has a large backyard lawn with a free-standing hammock for you to enjoy the gorgeous Santa Barbara days. You can eat breakfast and drink fresh squeezed orange juice from our orange trees while sitting on our redwood deck that receives perfect morning sun or have wonderful family dinners outside in the backyard. We also have a full front porch which gets great evening sun so you can sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by. We also have a great hot tub that you can enjoy while you sip some great local Santa Barbara wine and gaze at the moon or beautiful SB sunsets. Included also is a gas grill at your disposal. You can also enjoy a rinse after hitting the beach with our outdoor shower!

We also have badminton, croquet and horse shoes to pass the the time.

You will have never ending hot water no matter how many baths or showers you take. We also have a washer/dryer available for your use. Santa Barbara is known for having very hard water and thanks to our water softener, you will have soft water throughout your stay.

We also have a small stand-alone detached room (approx. 150 sq ft) that has a full size convertible bed that can sleep 2 as well, however, you will have to come inside the house for bathroom access from this room.

We have a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a citrus juicer. We also have a 40 inch flatscreen TV in the living room and a 32 inch flatscreen in one of the bedrooms and a blu-ray/DVD player with access to Netflix, Hulu, etc., (using your own sign in). We also have wireless internet available throughout the property.

We are pet-friendly to well behaved dogs. Having 2 wonderful dogs that we enjoy traveling with ourselves, we know that it is important to find a place that is nice and accomodating to dogs. We have a backyard which is fully fenced and we are within 0.5 miles of 3 off-leash open space parks including the beach, a park overlooking the ocean and one with amazing ocean and mountain views.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are long time Santa Barbara residents who absolutely love living in Santa Barbara and truly make the most of living here. Tim grew up in Santa Barbara surfing at all the great local surf spots that the Central Coast has to offer. Shruti moved here to attend UCSB and never wants to move again! Together, we enjoy spending time with our 2 beautiful kids and our wonderful friends.

We love drinking local wines, eating at our great restaurants, hiking the local mountains and spending time at the beach...what a life!

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your house. We loved the colors that you chose for each room and all of the textures with the stones, tiles and wood. The front yard felt straight out of Sunset magazine and I loved the deep porch. Great taste and great place.
Aug 2012
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33 Reviews

based on 33 traveler reviews


Perfect rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in Santa Barbara! Our first impression of this great city was this amazing house. Great location, beautifully decorated, well maintained! The kids were so excited with the orange tree. We had fresh squeezed juice every morning....they are STILL talking about it! Thank you making our stay so wonderful and relaxing. Great communication prior to our arrival and even still after! Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a girls weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This house is located 10 minutes from downtown and the beach and is walking distance to a grocery store. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep. I would certainly recommend this home to anyone looking for a coastal escape.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice Location and backyard for Graduation celebration!

  • 4 of 5

The description of this listing fit it well. It was clean and close to all attractions Santa Barbara and nearby area has to offer. We had 8 people that was a little snug, but we made it work.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Girls weekend. The house was great for our needs. We spent most of our time away from the house but we were very comfortable while there. Loved the backyard and all of us spent a little time relaxing in the hammock. There were four of us so the space was great. Initially we were going to be 7 and I think that would have been too many for this space, so it worked out that a few of our party had to cancel. Good location and the owners were very nice and responsive. Good location, easy walk to State Street and local beach, cheap Uber rides almost everywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The yard is the best feature

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Santa Barbara and found the proximity of this property ideal for exploring. Our favorite aspect of the house was the large and private yard. It was especially valuable as we were traveling with dogs so it allowed for plenty of play and lounge space. While the home was cozy it did show opportunity for updates and elevated cleanliness. The owners were pleasant to engage with and were always available and responsive when needed. Overall, we had a great experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax at home, but even better for experiencing all Santa Barbara has to offer!

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days with 8 adults, although there was only two days when everyone stayed at the house at the same time. There was plenty of room for everyone, including a great spot in the separate small building in the back with a futon for two!

The outdoor shower and Jucuzzi were used every evening by the majority of those who stayed. The orange tree was still full of ripe fruit and fresh squeezed juice available each day. We were running in the Santa Barbara Half Marathon and so we had plenty of activities to do outside the house, but for those who wanted to stay at home this was a comfortable and relaxing place to do so.

Those in our party paired up to share the beds in the three bedrooms (including the one outside) and they were all very sufficient for our use. Realistically you'll want to have 3-6 adults and perhaps children who could sleep on the sofa futon.

We had a vehicle, but enjoyed the walks to State Street where all the coffee, shopping (H&M, Urban Outfitters, Lulu, Lucky Brand, etc) and wide variety of restaurants you'd want were available. It it was a 5 minute drive (15 minute walk if w/o beach stuff) to LeadBetter beach. We never felt unsafe walking after dark and the neighborhood was pleasant and quiet.

Our hosts were very accessible to answer any questions, but everything was setup so perfectly that there was little need once we checked in. The house was well stocked and everything was in great working order.

I would highly recommend this to anyone coming to Santa Barbara and we plan to rent it again for next year's half marathon!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

When we first walked into this house, we fell in love with the gorgeous backyard and the wonderful open and airy feel of this cute house. There was just something that made this home a perfect piece of Santa Barbara.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Barbara Train Station at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 101 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Hendry's Beach at 1 Miles

Great, quiet residential neighborhood with plenty of parking at the same time being very close downtown, shopping, beaches and all the attractions SB has to offer.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Basketball Courts nearby, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa, Wildlife Viewing,Horseshoes


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 15 2016 - Oct 3 2016
1 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2016-17
Oct 4 2016 - Mar 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Summer 2017
Mar 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Standard Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

We have a 3-night minimum on most stays unless we have shorter openings between bookings. Please feel free to inquire if you are unsure as to when the 3-night minimums apply.

Beginning 2017, the City of Santa Barbara will not be allowing short term rentals shorter than 30 days within the City limits, therefore, we are booking stays of 30 days or longer beginning 2017. Thanks for your understanding.

Please let us know if your stay includes a dog.

We prefer no more than 6 occupants but may consider 8 at additional charge.

Higher Holiday Rates apply such as SB Film Festival, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day, UCSB Graduation Weekend, 4th of July, Fiesta/Old Spanish Days, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

What sets our place apart is our great rates, proximity to Downtown SB and the local beaches, a hot tub, full kitchen and amazing backyard all for a much better deal than a local hotel. We are pet-friendly as well!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


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


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.


  • Full 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Bathtub/shower
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Half 1 - toilet, Pedestal Sink
  • Master bath has a granite vanity top with beautiful travertine floor and shower accents.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Pillowtop Cal King Mattress with memory foam topper
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, memory foam topper
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, memory foam topper
  • Living Room - 1 queen, 1 double, 2 fold out couches in living room
  • Detached room has a full size convertible bed. The living room also has 2 convertible sofa beds.


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • We also have an portable iPod dock with speakers for use indoors or out. Pet Friendly: We are a half a mile from 3 off-leash dog parks including Hendry's beach, which is the closest beach access to our house. The backyard is fully fenced and we are happy to have well behaved dogs stay at our house. Wine tasting and tours, surf lessons, off-leash dog parks. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Minimum Age is 25 years of age. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. House also has a great outdoor shower

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