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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HEART OF SANTA BARBARA

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come, relax and be our guests at this lovely vacation home in the heart of Santa Barbara and all the amenities the 'American Riviera' has to offer. Located in a quiet residential area, this two-story updated 1925 California Craftsman style home is cozy and comfortable, a perfect spot for you to getaway, recuperate or enjoy a family vacation. It has 3 bedrooms each with new queen size plush beds and a full size futon couch in the living room, so it can sleep 6+ people comfortably.

Tastefully furnished with mission style furniture and antiques, the upstairs master suite features a romantic gas fireplace, jacuzzi, and private balcony. The country kitchen comes with a dishwasher and gas range with dishes, glasses, and cooking utensils, coffee maker, microwave and all you need to prepare meals, if you don't feel like going out to one of the many excellent restaurants downtown.

There is a private outdoor hot tub on the deck, a stone patio with BBQ, and a large yard where you can enjoy seasonal fruit. Bike or take the nearby public transit into town or to the beach. This is an ideal vacation or short term rental.

Ask about our special fall & winter rates. $1120 - 3 night special including tax and cleaning/set up fee.

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Keywords: Vacation home, California Craftsman, Santa Barbara vacation rental

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Happy 2008!

Well that was a vacation of a lifetime! Thank you so much for such a fabulous home. It was amazing. It fit our family PERFECTLY! It allowed the kids to spread out and relax....we sat out front and read books....took naps which we never get to do, played board games and spent quality time conversing with family....face to face! We turned off all our cell phones....classic moment!

Oh...and not to forget the wedding...Our cousin's wedding was beautiful and fun, but the highlight of our trip was the time spent in your home. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

And to boot.....when I met your property manager.....he grew up with one of my uncles in Pacific Palisades!

It is truly a small world, and a beautiful one....The weather was warm and the kids had endless fun on the beach.

Wishing you the very best in this New Year....

Best regards....
Jan 2008
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.7
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Heart of Santa Barbara
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
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Heart of Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154688vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Newport Beach, Ca
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
Great location and beautifully maintained property. We were in Santa Barbara for our daughters water polo tournament. It was so nice to come back to a lovely home and relax between games. The private jacuzzi would be great on a romantic getaway. However, with so many rooms and close proximity to restaurants and shopping this adorable home would be a great girls getaway as well. This property has a huge yard with a lovely outdoor eating area. We can't wait to come back and bring our friends.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review.It was a pleasure to have you as our guests.
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Heart of Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154688vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
2

GOOD HOUSE, BUT BEWARE OF OWNER'S STRICT RULES

Good house, but BEWARE of owner's STRICT rules
  • 2 of 5
We rented this house for a wedding weekend. The place was nice, with good amenities and location. The only problem we had with the property was with the shower curtain rod in the master bedroom which repeatedly fell and made the master shower basically unusable. Apart from that, all was good until we left. If you rent this place, BEWARE that you must STRICTLY follow the owner's RULES or you will get your security deposit whacked. We got charged an "extra" cleaning fee for leaving tissue paper in a guest bathroom trashcan, leaving a bowl of fruit in the fridge, leaving clean dishes in the dishwasher, not spot cleaning the counters/floors, along with a variety of other charges. Before we left we spent at least an hour cleaning the house, throwing out the trash, doing the dishes, etc. so were shocked by the extra cleaning charges. We also got charged for replacement of sheets and towels (one of which was legitimate due to cleaning our dog's paws with a towel). Plus the owner charged us a $30 fee for her time in dealing with her rental - a charge which was never included in the rental agreement or listed anywhere and was a complete surprise since one would think that the owner of the property's time would be paid for by the pricey rental fees and not something that should be sneakily deducted from a security deposit. If you rent this place you may as well hire your own cleaning service and be prepared for getting your security deposit docked for any violation of the owner's rules, regardless of how minuscule the violation may be. Love SB, but will NEVER rent here again or suggest that any of my friends do either.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In order to maintain high standards for our guests’ comfort and enjoyment of our Santa Barbara vacation home, we ask that the guests follow some simple check out procedures. We have had hundreds of guests stay at our Santa Barbara vacation home since we started renting it in 2006, and over all that time we have only 4 times had to withhold some portion of their security/damage deposits. Every other guest we have had treated our home with care and respect, leaving it in just about the same good condition that they found it, and they all got their entire deposit back. This guest did not. They left the place a mess and ruined towels and sheets. Apparently they let their dog onto the furniture when it was wet and muddy and used the white towels for who knows what, and left the wet stained towels in a heap on the kitchen floor and on the beds. We tried to get the stains out by laundering 3 x with stain remover but 2 sheets, a pillow case and 5 towels were just ruined and required replacement. The couch cover had to be cleaned, the floor was filthy, the counters were all smeared, there was food spilled on the stove that they did not bother to wipe up, they left rotting perishable food in the frig, they left a filled doggy poo bag on the ground in the front yard, and left a dining room chair out in the yard. At check out we ask that guests put their trash and perishable foods in the trash can outside for pickup. This guest left both filled bathroom trash cans behind for us to deal with their disposed personal hygiene items, and left rotting fruit in the frig. Apparently too, this guest has no respect for my time which in this case was more than 4 hours dealing with the mess she left behind, picking up their dog’s poo, trying to launder out the stained linens so that I would not need to charge her, arranging for the housekeepers to do extra cleaning [and having to pay them extra], having to shop for new towels and sheets, having to account for this and communicate about it with the guest [and now through VRBO]. So withholding $174 of her security deposit under these circumstances was minimal. Some people just have a problem, I guess, with being responsible. I would never rent to this guest again or anyone in her party. As for the shower rod, this guest never told us there was a problem with it, and it has since been replaced with a new glass door.
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Heart of Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154688vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Woodacre, California
3

VERY GOOD OVERALL, BUT WITH A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM

  • 3 of 5
Lovely master bedroom. serviceable if not outstanding lower bedrooms and kitchen. Good location. Well kept up.
We had a major problem with the heating system and had totally inadequate hot water upstairs that made the jacuzzi bath unusable and the shower difficult to use. Highly frustrated with the lack of hot water in the shower, I pushed the shower handle past its limit and it then needed to be repaired, for which we were penalized by the owner.
I felt this was unfair since I was responding to a problem that shouldn't have existed in the first place.
If not for the hot water problem and our penalization, I'd have given this rental a rating somewhere between good and excellent. A+ for upstairs. B- for Downstairs. B+ for location.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: There was never any issue concerning lack of heat or hot water. The problem was the guests. We did everything humanly possible to make these people comfortable. Regarding the heat, when they reported cold air coming from the registers I gave them specific instructions on how to set the thermostat, which they argued with me about over the phone. Our property manager had to go there on Christmas Eve to flip the switch on the thermostat to "heat". They had it set it to "fan".
Then they complained of the hot water not getting hot enough so we went and adjusted the hot water scald valve temperature up for them. After it was adjusted to be hotter, we told the guest that it took about a minute for it to get from the new hot water heater to the upstairs bathroom, but apparently the guest would not wait and instead deliberately forced the new shower faucet valve past it's stop and broke the valve. The guest admitted doing this. We had to locate and buy a new valve and pay a plumber to install it after they left. We were upset to see that the guest sent in this review falsely stating that there were 'significant' problems with the heat and hot water, because this guest had said the heat was not an issue after the thermostat was properly set, and also sent an email to us when they were checking out that stated they loved the house and had "plenty" of hot water! So obviously their review is not true.
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Heart of Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154688vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Incline Village, Nevada
5

LOVELY 2-STORY BUNGALOW, GREAT BACKYARD, ROOM TO ENJOY

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed twice at this lovely home, and had a great time. Comfortable craftsman 2-story, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Plus a great yards in the front and back, with room for all to enjoy.

Convenient grocery and eateries a few blocks away, with State Street only a nice 1+ mile walk.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Heart of Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154688vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
San Fernando Valley
5

LOVELY AND CHARMING - FILLED WITH LIGHT

  • 5 of 5
The Micheltorena house is beautiful! So much light from all those windows. My mother-in-law loved the lace curtains. The furnishings and the color palette are beautiful. The garden is lovely, all those fruit trees, persimmon, fig, peach, apricot, plum, citrus and even cherimoya! We had a wonderful time, it was hard to leave.

The floral duvets and bedding reminded us of our favorite inn in Big Sur. We came here for our son's wedding at Elings Park. Everything was perfect.

I was so relaxed once my son's wedding was over, I was ready to stay. The morning light in the upstairs master bedroom was so beautiful and it was a wonderful place to watch the sunrise. Can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Heart of Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154688vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii
5

LOVELY HOME !

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at your vacation home. The house is just adorable, well appointed and very comfortable. I love the look of nicely maintained older craftsman houses. Loved the location - close to downtown Santa Barbara, the Mesa and important for us my Dad's ( whose 90th birthday we were there to celebrate ) home. We would be happy to return on our next trip to Santa Barbara.

Mahalo nui loa,

Harvest & Family
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Ledbetter Beach, Shoreline Park, Westbeach
Car: recommended

Wine tasting, whale-watching, lawn bowling, music venues, HD TV w/ HBO, ocean sports, biking

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Availability & Rates

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Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 16 2014 - Sep 9 2014
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,430
$5,900
 
 
Mid-Season
Sep 10 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,130
$5,200
 
 
Low Season
Nov 2 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,930
$4,900
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 1 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,130
$5,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,930
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Payment is by credit card at time of booking.
Please ask about our special rates.
Winter and spring getaway special rate $1120 for 3 nights including the 12% tax and $200 cleaning fee. [Excludes holiday weekends]
Pet fee $50 per dog per stay - non-refundable
Christmas, Thanksgiving and UCSB Graduation weekend Minimum Stay 4 nights $1790 inc. tax and cleaning.
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change.
Special rates available. Please inquire.
Special rates for holiday periods.
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Amenities

Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Direct access to downstairs bathroom from both bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size futon couch is in living room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs master w/ queen bed and ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 downstairs bedrooms each have queen bed & shared bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedrooms each have queen beds and share a bath
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 Queen beds - new Sealy Posturepedic, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size futon sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
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