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2-Bedroom House, Elegantly Appointed, Great Location.


Property Details

Updated: Oct 26, 2016
Stunning Mtn Views, Ideal Location, Clean, Quiet - A Classic SB Property

A charming 2-bedroom Classic Santa Barbara house featuring a queen, and two twins. Brazilian hardwood floors throughout, private yard, luxury bedding and linens. 4-star hotel feel and the comforts of home. Flat screen tv, wireless internet, fully-equipped kitchen. Awesome! It's a perfect vacation getaway for a romantic weekend, or a family vacation. Please see our other listing #478281 for property reviews and other vacation options on this quality property. (Ask about separate smaller Jr Studio Suite - no kitchen - but a great king bedroom, new throughout, best deal in downtown!). For longer stays, optional cleaning every 7 days can be added for $75 per cleaning. Check in 3 pm, check out 11 am.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I grew up in Santa Barbara, and appreciate the beauty and history that this town offers. I have also travelled all over the world, and after staying in a multitude of hotels, I am commited to making your visit at Casitas Vista la Riviera enjoyable and at a top quality level.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

36 Reviews

based on 36 traveler reviews

Phoenix, AZ

Beautiful Home and Personalized Service

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I took my Mom up to Santa Barbara last weekend for an early Mothers Day Trip. Mom had never been so it was a quick 90 minute drive from L.A. to this beautiful home we stayed in. Gonzalo the property manager met us and gave us the key and showed us the place. He was so kind and answered all of our questions. The rental was modern with a nice kitchen area, living room area, and most important to me nice comfortable beds with good bedding. We're talking 500++ thread count sheets! Our favorite part was the front porch which is private and has a table and chairs to sit out on and drink wine and eat nibbles. The home is only a 5 block walk to State street. We didn't need to drive anywhere from the house. David the owner was very easy to work with as well. He answered all of my questions and made the rental transaction easy. I must end on a personal note. When the 3 of us got back to the house after our 1st day exploring Santa Barbara on the doorstep was a beautiful arrangement of flowers that Gonzalo had picked for my Mom with a nice note. It was really touching and made my Mom so happy. We would definitely stay at this rental again and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Santa Barbara or the surrounding areas. Thank you Gonzalo & David!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfortable, and Private

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of four in town for a niece's wedding. The apartment was perfect for our needs. The beds were very comfortable, the location ideal, and the privacy appreciated. We particularly valued the cleanliness of the house, the modern architectural details, and the courtyard with herb garden. The home was well stocked with bath amenities and though we did not cook, the kitchen appeared well supplied, and the appliances were new and modern. Most appreciated, as we were there during a Santa Ana, was the air conditioning, which is hard to find in Santa Barbara, and the double-pane windows which virtually sound-proofed the home. It was evident that the owner gave considerable thought to the comfort of his guests.

The location is a short stroll to State Street, and close to excellent restaurants. The owner was easy to communicate with, and went out of his way to make sure we received updated instructions. Our short stay was relaxing and fun. We recommend this vacation rental and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable get-away spot in Santa Barbara!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spick and span and charming. The owner, David, was very helpful in every way! We look forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was available. Loved the patio. Walking distance to downtown. Comfortable beds. Couldn't have been more perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Viroflay (near Versailles, near Paris), France

Very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Why staying in a hotel when this apartment makes you feel at home, close to everything in Santa Barbara, walking distance? Even the price was competitive, although it was the Fiesta festival that weekend. We were very happy with our choice and the owner was very reactive, despite the fact he was very busy with the Old Spanish Days. He even found a solution to park our huge 12-passenger van. The apartment is very well decorated and has all necessary amenities. We very much appreciated the terrace, allowing an outside breakfast. The neighbourhood was very secure and calm. We also had no noise from the other guests. We definitely recommand this rental for a family of four (the second bedroom has twin beds). If you're party is larger, you can easily rent another part of the house (studio or large bedroom).

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house - perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved Santa Barbara and David's house was perfect for us, especially having two single beds for our boys and a lovely patio. The house is well furnished with very good quality items, luxury towels etc. Very short walk to State Street and David provided great restaurant recommendations. East beach is good for swimming but not many waves in summer. We drove 15 mins down the coast to Santa clause lane beach for surfing and bodyboarding ... easy parking, boards for hire. Gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

I fell in love with the property based on its location and potential. An original 1919 Craftsman house, I have spent the past 13 years rebuilding and expanding as a historic reconstruction. Keeping the historic charm but also adding the conveniences and cleaniness of a modern property.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Arnoldi's Cafe at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Montecito Country Club at 1 Miles Nearest Train : SB Amtrak at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 101 at 0.75 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Arnoldi's Cafe, Los Agaves at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : East Beach at 0.75 Miles Car: recommended

Ideally located just 5 blocks from the historic quarter of Santa Barbara, and just 6 blocks to the Beach allows for a unique experience in our unit -- all that is Santa Barbara -- historic, lively downtown and leisure beach activities. A perfect vacation spot


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Tax Rate 13.0%

There is a 60-day cancellation policy to receive a full refund. Between 60 and 30 days of check in, there is a 20% charge for cancellations, and within 30 days of check in we have a 100% fee for cancellations as we most likely have turned away other clients for your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Stunning views of the Santa Barbara Riviera, and a steady ocean breeze make for a relaxing stay. Once here, you will see why I have choosen this property and why we work hard to make your visit memorable.

Property Type

  • house


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


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


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


  • Dining Area


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

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, A classic Craftsman style clean tiled master bath
  • An optional 2nd full bath and 3rd bedroom with a king bed can be added to this 2-bedroom Cottage style suite.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Quality queen bed with luxury bedding
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, A pair of nice twins with the same luxury bedding
  • There are two bedrooms in the house, a queen and two twins, plus a 3rd optional bedroom with a king bed and 2nd full bath can be added additionally.


  • Deck / Patio ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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