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City Lights - Classic Style and Perfect Downtown Location

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 30, 2016
4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 7-8

City Lights - Classic Style and Perfect Downtown Location

Stand outside the white picket fence that surrounds this charming home and experience the excitement and vitality of downtown Santa Barbara. World class shopping, luxurious day spas and fabulous restaurants are just down the street or around the corner, while the beach is a few short blocks away.

When you step inside the gate and pass through the neatly manicured garden, you enter the parlor of a peaceful and charming retreat . Lovely art, antiques and fine light fixtures fill this home. Serene mountain views from the home contrast with the energetic city life just outside.

The owners' knowledge and love of fine art pieces is evident throughout the home, including the open country kitchen, well stocked with all the culinary tools discriminating guests could require. Comfortable bar seating sets the kitchen apart from the warm and inviting dining room, centered with a classic wooden dining table. As with every room in this home, the lighting is spectacular with an antique Eastlake crystal chandelier casting a soft glow over every meal in this central hub.

A unique and unexpected surprise is the large private outdoor dining oasis just outside the kitchen at the rear of the house. A wisteria covered arbor, tranquil fountain, large dining table and outdoor kitchen set the stage for year-round entertaining in this quiet retreat. Private parking is conveniently located just beyond the garden gate.

Each guest bedroom features comfortable mattresses and luxurious contemporary linens of the finest quality. The Master Bedroom, with vintage queen-size bed, has a large flat screen television smartly tucked in an antique cabinet. Floor to ceiling shelves house a book collection of favorite classics and contemporary best sellers.

The second downstairs front guest bedroom has a queen-size bed and flat screen television and faces the rose garden in the front yard. A hall bathroom is shared by the two downstairs bedrooms and includes a large walk-in shower with cleverly designed wrought iron door. A generous size Powder Room is also conveniently located nearby.

Upstairs, a loft style office with a large desk creates the perfect location for those on working vacations or for kids to stay on top of their homework. The Family Room is adjacent to the office and has a flat screen TV and comfortable leather furniture.

The upstairs 3rd bedroom has two twin beds and a comfy window seat—a cozy spot for children's bedtime stories or a quiet nook to get lost in a classic novel.

The upstairs fourth bedroom in this fantastic dream home is spacious and serene. Tall windows overlook not only the street scenes below but also magnificent mountain views, reminding guests just how special this Santa Barbara location is.

City Lights is a one-of-a-kind blend of classic style and casual comfort. Year after year, plan on treating yourself to a taste of the town from this fantastic downtown property.

POLICIES

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.

$350 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 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 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

reservations@paradiseretreats.com

www.paradiseretreats.com

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at property)



Your house is perfectly charming and perfectly structured! We all had a wonderful, relaxing stay. Thank you for all the little touches and for keeping the house so nicely equipped. We will return!
Jun 2016
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Our stay at City Lights in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 4 of 5

I was there with my 2 daughters and daughter-in-law. The house is beautiful and we enjoyed our stay there. Our only complaint is that the weather was hot and humid and the last 2 nights we could not get cool to sleep comfortably. We would wake up sweating. The upstairs is 10+ degrees hotter than down stairs. The fans and ceiling fans were just not enough for the heat. Other than that we loved the house and its layout. It is a perfect location for the beach as well as shopping and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 12 Miles Nearest Golf : Santa Barbara Golf Club at 3.6 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Barbara Amtrak Station at 0.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 101 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Ledbetter & West Beaches at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Wine Tasting, Shopping, Local Spas, Coffee Shops, Restaurants, Clubs, Stearns Wharf, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours, Whale watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching.

Availability

Notes

  • From $525 - 3 night minimum
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Attractions

  • 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

  • 3000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom #1 - toilet, shower, Downstairs shared bathroom w/Lg. walk-in shower, sink,
  • Bathroom #2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs shared bathroom w/Shower-tub combination, 2 sinks,
  • Powder Room - toilet, Downstairs Powder Room w/sink, toilet
  • Downstairs shared bathroom w/large walk-in shower, toilet Downstairs powder room w/sink, toilet Upstairs shared bathroom w/shower-tub combination, 2 sinks, toilet

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 double, Downstairs Master Bedroom #1 w/Full bed
  • Bedroom #2 - 1 queen, Downstairs Bedroom #2 w/Queen-size bed
  • Bedroom #3 - Upstairs Bedroom #3 w/2 twin beds
  • Master Bedroom #2 - 1 queen, Upstairs Master Bedroom #4 w/Queen-size bed
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom #1 w/Full Bed w/42' Flat Screen w/DVD Downstairs Bedroom #2 w/Full-size Bed w/36' Flat Screen Upstairs Bedroom #3 w/2 Twin Beds Upstairs Master Bedroom #4 w/Queen-size Bed

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • Ideal downtown location, walk to everything, private enclosed porch w/rose garden & fountain, outdoor kitchen w/gas grill, prep sink, stone counters, professional quality appliances in kitchen, Jennair downdraft 4 burner Range, soap stone farm sink, butcher block prep island, upstairs family room w/42' flat screen w/DVD, stereo w/speakers to living spaces, upstairs office w/desk, printer/fax/copier, telephone w/free long distance, off-street parking for 2 cars,

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