CHARMING COTTAGE IN DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA

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charles minsky

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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CHARMING COTTAGE IN DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA

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Serene spot with all the comforts of home. Perfect for a couple or small family. This newly re-furnished 'back house' is in a quiet neighborhood, a very easy distance from three gorgeous parks including playgrounds and a lily pond complete with turtles and ducks! Also equally close to State Street, including the historic and spectacular Arlington movie theater, which plays first-run movies, and many eclectic restaurants and shops, offering many choices for every age and taste. Also nearby is the Santa Barbara Courthouse, with its beautiful historic murals and Sunken Gardens, where movies are projected outdoors on summer nights.

The feeling of the house is friendly and relaxed, with light and airy colors and an open floor-plan with a flow-through living room, dining room and kitchen downstairs. Wood floors and bungalow-style windows with french doors let in lots of air and light. There are also two re-modeled bathrooms downstairs, as well as a cozy and charming single bedroom and a fully-equipped office. A nicely landscaped backyard deck, complete with dining table, umbrella, chairs and a barbecue, make outdoor dining comfortable and fun.

Upstairs is a romantic, loft-style white bedroom with wood floors, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and a view over the rooftops of Santa Barbara to the ocean in the distance. Ceiling fan, glass shower, two sinks and lots of closet space complete this perfect hideaway for a couple.

There are several spectacular beaches very close by, as well as the authentic and beautiful Santa Barbara Mission. Nearby wine-country, including Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley, is a half-hour away.

There are numerous local beaches for swimming and all kinds of water-activities and sports, including surfing, boogie boarding and kayaking. Great picnic areas are also available nearby.

And the downtown Santa Barbara Farmers Market overflows with spectacular local area produce, flowers and seafood on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Cycling paths and hiking trails are plentiful and many have breathtaking ocean views. Visit The Santa Barbara Zoo, and The Natural History Museum, and stroll The Santa Barbara Pier for fantastic local seafood. Boat rides around the area are also offered. And the very popular Santa Barbara Bowl is within walking distance, for sharing star-studded outdoor concerts under the stars.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

charles minsky

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We are both originally from the east coast, but we've lived and worked in Los Angeles / Santa Barbara area for the last 20+years. Chuck is a graduate of UCLA, Wendy graduated from Oberlin. We continue to travel between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

charles minsky purchased this bungalow in 2007

We love our house, it is a quiet place to get away from all the craziness of the movie business in Los Angeles, but so close to downtown Santa Barbara that we can walk everywhere. We are off a quiet street, so it is very private. Santa Barbara is a wonderful place to live, almost every type of physical activity can be had right outside the front door. I'm a cyclist, and it's world class cycling here. Lots of bike paths or mountain paths to climb. Swimming and surfing is among the best in the world. Fantastic wineries and restaurants downtown are extremely close. And the restaurants are world class, many are a few blocks away.

I liked the house when I first walked in, but fell in love with it when I went upstairs and saw the ocean. It is immediately clear it is a private space, very fresh and, airy and light all day. I knew that I could live here for a long time.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Charming Cottage in Downtown Santa Barbara
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Charming Cottage in Downtown Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423069vb
805 450-2604
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
San Jose, CA
5

Great location - beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We stayed here for 5 nights in February. We had two adults and 2 kids with a grandma added on for 2 nights. The three bathrooms really make it very convenient. We didn't have a car for most of the trip and were able to rent bikes and see downtown Santa Barbara quite nicely. The cottage is beautifully decorated, has every amenity and is very comfortable inside and out.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Cottage in Downtown Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423069vb
805 450-2604
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
4

Perfect location, lovely home, could have been better prepared

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The location was ideal close to parks for the kids and downtown for everything else. Owners were professional and on top of it with the exception of a bunch of food was in the fridge so I had to either throw it out or try to squeeze my food in around it. Other than that a perfect experience.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Cottage in Downtown Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423069vb
805 450-2604
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

A great home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We really enjoyed our one week stay in June. The house is in a fantastic location--great walking distance to State Street--in a very pretty neighbourhood. Tastefully decorated with everything you want in a house rental, i.e., the comforts of home while away: well-equiped kitchen, bbq, private outdoor space, washer/dryer, wifi, and dvds. We will recommend and would stay again. Thanks Wendy and Chuck.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Charming Cottage in Downtown Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423069vb
805 450-2604
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Nova Scotia Canada
5

Santa Barbara house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
The house was very clean and plenty big enough. Very nice to have a bedroom downstairs and one upstairs. Walking distance to State Street for shopping and dining and the area was very quiet. Property was well maintained and exactly how owner reflected it in the description. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to friends and relatives.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: thanks Caryn, so glad you liked the house. Love to have you stay with us again. We appreciate the comments. chuck and wendy
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Charming Cottage in Downtown Santa Barbara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423069vb
805 450-2604
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Toronto
5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We found the property to be perfect for we three. The upstairs Master with ensuite was very comfortable, the small downstairs bedroom had it's own bathroom, and the sofabed arrangement was adequate for the third member of our party.
The home is tastefully decorated and very attractive, and all the conveniences of home are available, and the outside sitting area was great as the weather cooperated while we were there. The kitchen is well equipped and very functional, the dining area worked well, and there was a stereo, andTV in the living room and a TV in the Master.
Walking distance to the restaurants, galleries and historical buildings around State Street is too lengthy for elderly people but fine for regular walkers. The area was quiet, and the neighbourhood is well looked after and attractive.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Availability & Rates

Santa Barbara Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
summer rates
May 30 - Sep 9
$225
$1,400
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$200
$1,225
$4,500
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 12% tax + $100 cleaning fee.
rentals of 30 days or more, no 12%tax
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Amenities

Santa Barbara Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) beautiful queen bed with upholstered headboard; linens provided, Twin or Single Beds (1) single bed in downstairs bedroom; linens provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) living room has brand new convertible sofa with excellent quality queen size mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
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