ABLITT HOUSE - ART MEETS ARCHITECTURE IN DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA

Paradise Retreats

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ABLITT HOUSE - ART MEETS ARCHITECTURE IN DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA

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1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 2-4

Ablitt House - Art Meets Architecture in Downtown Santa Barbara

NOTE: We do not use the availability calendar on this website. Please visit Paradise Retreats website for availability information. Use the 'For Property Information and Availability Calendar' link located at the bottom of this page.

The Ablitt House is a wacky, wonderful, work of art!

With a sense of humor and adventure, this one-of-a-kind home is the creative collaboration of architect Jeff Shelton and contractor Dan Upton. Both had complete design control over the entire project, and the result is a spectacular example of 'less is more'!

The award winning interior consists of intricate custom tile, original art, and stone carvings representing the work of six local artists. Each and every room in the home boasts panoramic views of the city lights, coastline, and Santa Ynez Mountains. Strong Mediterranean and Moroccan themes play out with colorful exotic tiles, white stucco walls, custom shaped key-hole windows, hand sculpted surfaces, and custom iron work. The signature hand carved black walnut hand rail is 108 feet long and winds up 77 marble steps that ascend the 5 floors of the tower.

Located down a private alley, this whimsical residence sits on a 20 by 20 foot lot in the heart of Old Town Santa Barbara, where the sights and sounds of city dwelling are palpable. Overlooking local eateries, night clubs and an eclectic mix of retail businesses, the location invites guests to park their car and explore the city on foot. Local beaches, Stearns Wharf and the Harbor are just a quick 10 minute walk, with something for everyone to see along the way.

Enter the home on the ground floor where a cozy garage offers laundry facilities and convenient parking for 1 compact car. An additional outside parking spot is designated for a second vehicle. Take a moment to read the plaque that dedicates this home to the people of Santa Barbara for their support of this unique project.

On the second floor, the nautical feeling of the Master Bedroom is like that of the Captain's Quarters on a yacht. Tall windows offer plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Storage is smart and compact with drawers under the queen-size bed. Two 'reach-in' closets with hanging space and drawers flank the Bathroom entry.

The Master Bathroom features a walk-in shower and contemporary ceramic sink set in honed marble.

The hand rail now leads up to the third floor where the Kitchen is bright and fun with a variety of colors and textures. Professional style appliances make meal preparation effortless, and custom glass lighting over the rustic wood dining table echoes the whimsy found in the rest of the home. Views through tall windows reach beyond the red tile roofs of the city to the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains beyond.

Up the stairs to the fourth floor, the Living Room features a custom queen-size sofa sleeper. Imagine the expertise of clever installers to get this special piece up 4 flights of stairs! Once seated in the black leather chair and looking out the wall of key-hole windows, the city below seems to disappear, offering the illusion of vast open space between the viewer and the mountain landscape. A convenient half Bath is located on this floor.

Well worth the vertical efforts of the uphill climb, the ultimate views will be from the roof top Terrace. 360 degrees of spectacular panorama offer a bird's eye view of the entire city, stretching south to the ocean and sweeping around to the mountain vistas in the distance. An outdoor Kitchen area features a gas grill with side burner, prep sink and refrigerator. From sunrise to sunset, this perch is spectacular.

The Ablitt House is one of the most unique vacation homes in the Paradise Retreats collection, offering guests the fantastic opportunity to experience the remarkable blending of art and architecture. Bring your imagination, a camera to capture every design detail, and comfortable shoes!

(Note: Due to the location of this unique home, noise and activity associated with retail businesses, night clubs with live music, and restaurants should be expected. The home is located on a public shared alley behind these types of establishments as well as a Holiday Inn Express.)

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
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Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)



We came to this lovely home for our son's graduation from Brooks. The art and style of the Ablitt house fit right in with our guests and celebration. So peaceful and breezy with the windows open. Best sleep ever. Thanks to my sister and her husband for joining me and sharing this special occasion. The seagulls, the patio on the roof at night is spectacular!



We love love love this place. It was so special. Everywhere we looked a new surprise. Best place to celebrate our Brookie and his success!
Apr 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Ablitt House - Art Meets Architecture in Downtown Santa Barbara
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
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Ablitt House - Art Meets Architecture in Downtown Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3483814
+ (805) 275-1851(California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Santa Fe, NM
2

ablitt house

  • 2 of 5
The house is absolutely as pictured, a genuine work of artistic beauty.
I suspect would be perfect for family gatherings, small weddings, parties.

Sleeping is another story.
I wondered why the owners chose to rent out such a beautiful home, rather than live there.
Then I stayed there for 4 nights.
The noise level from the bars next door is extraordinary.
It wouldn't be a problem if you go to sleep after 2 a.m.
Other than that, a wonderful place.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Ablitt House - Art Meets Architecture in Downtown Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3483814
+ (805) 275-1851(California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Burlington, CT
5

Excellent Location, Dreamlike Digs

  • 5 of 5
This is definately one of the most unique vacation rentals we have had the pleasure to appreciate. The architecture and furnishings are so special that they could probably charge money just to have people walk through the house. The upper deck, BBQ and bell area affords a 360 degree view and it is just delightful to sit in any room and enjoy the ambiance and windows. The management company was a bit difficult to work with but ultimately they helped us to change our dates at the last minute when we were faced with a family emergency, and we were quite greatful for this. Staying in the Ablitt House was a fabulous and unique experience which we highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Wine Tasting, Shopping, Local Spas, Coffee Shops, Restaurants, Clubs, Stearn's Wharf, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours, Whale watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching. For detailed info on all local leisure activities, please visit our website.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
$6,300
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,700
$5,100
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
$6,300
 
 
Summer
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$8,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225
Booking Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.
3 night minimum (7 night minimum for Summer, Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks; if full week is not available, 3 night minimum applies).
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax
$225 cleaning fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)
$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
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2nd floor Master Bathroom w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet 4th floor enclosed toilet with common sink area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom with queen-size bed Living Room w/full-size sofa sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • hiking
Notes:
Award winning 5-story Artisan home, Roof top terrace with 360 degree views, Outdoor Kitchen, In-town location just off State Street, No elevator, Viking 4 burner range with single oven, Sub-Zero Refrigerator/Freezer drawers, Miele Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, Blender, Coffee maker, Cooking utensils 3rd floor Kitchen area with dining table seats 6, Roof top terrace bistro table seats 2, 4th floor Living Room w/sofa sleeper, Miele Front-loading Compact Washer / Dryer, Flat screen TV, Compact Stereo (Living Room)m Flat screen TV (Master Bedroom), Outdoor Kitchen w/gas grill, side burner, refrigerator, sink, Parking in garage for 1 compact car, Designated alley parking for 1 car, Street parking available, High speed Internet (wireless), Telephone (free national long distance), Half block off State Street with access to Santa Barbara's shopping, theater, and restaurant corridor. Due to nature of this home, no infant/toddler supplies provided

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