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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Downtown, 3 blocks to State St., 6 blocks to the beach, Beautiful Riviera Views

Our downtown condo is still available for the month of September

One of Santa Barbara's most photographed buildings. Cota Street Studios was designed by renowned local architect, Jeff Shelton. The condominium is centrally located in downtown Santa Barbara and is five blocks from the beach, close to both farmers markets. Entering from the street, you will meander through interlocking paseos and courtyards, amidst fountains and arches, native plantings and specimen trees, and exquisitely hand-crafted tile and ironwork.

The Condominium provides its own unique blend of indoor and outdoor living, with private balconies and enclosed courtyards overlooking Santa Barbara's beautiful Riveria and Mountains. Floors are colorful Mexican tile and Lyptus, a hybrid hardwood sustainably farmed in Brazil. The kitchen include Viking and Sub-Zero Appliances. Cota Street Studios is a collaboration of design and artisanal craft by many of the most exciting innovators in Santa Barbara's artistic and construction community.

More Details

Ginny & Duke Richards
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Astoundingly beautiful

One can't imagine a more beautiful condominium. The architecture is stunning, like a modern Gaudi designed it. The patio is spacious and well gardened. It is the best of Santa Barbara, and you can walk to all of it from here.
Jun 2013
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Lower State Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Santa Barbara with Panache.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. After being escorted through the delightful courtyard we entered the large and comfortable private living space. The large living room opens to the grand terrace filled with tropical plants. Upstairs is the spacious master suite with two balconies. Windows are all around. Everything is tastefully decorated with stylish and high quality fixtures and furnishings and enveloped in strong warm colours.

Access couldn't be easier with the automatic private garage. Centrally located in a quiet area where we walked to the local farmers market, the shops and the restaurants.

We could live there - easily.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whimsy, Class & Natural Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This property is over-the-top gorgeous! Outside space as large as inside space and surprisingly private, given you are in the heart of downtown. Everywhere you look, you see fine design, whimsy, top craftsmanship and comfort. We will return to this property every year for our April getaway! You can walk everywhere, though there is a private, secure garage onsite. Master bedroom on the top floor is so calm and beautiful with two balconies and french doors. The bed was beyond comfortable; a lovely cocoon! Shop the Farmers Market on Saturday morning, stock up on produce and flowers for your visit. You will feel like you are home every minute in paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top Shelf Property

  • 5 of 5

We were SO anxious to visit the property, based on the pictures. And even THEY did not do the property justice: It is a remarkable piece of architecture, from the courtyard fountains to the wrought iron fencing on the balconies. Beautiful views, peaceful evenings, 2 blocks from State St (the main thoroughfare)... and such a *fun* and exciting unit to live in. Owners were great, very communicative and helpful. Inside, everything needed for a comfortable visit was available, from washer/dryer to towels, etc. Would DEFINITELY stay there again. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in all ways!

  • 5 of 5

This is hands down one of the best places I have stayed in a long time. The location cannot be beat - while there is a garage for easy parking, the location is in the middle of downtown with easy access to shopping, restaurants, the Funk Zone, and the beach. Even so, it is quiet and very private. The condo itself was so beautiful and comfortable. We enjoyed evenings out on the patio in the perfect Santa Barbara weather. It really is the perfect spot for a couple to enjoy a few relaxing days away. The owners were very communicative and made everything so easy. We cannot wait for our next trip to Santa Barbara to stay here again and we were sad to have to leave!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An artsy gem with european flair

  • 5 of 5

This was by far my favorite home away from home experience! The complex is peaceful, yet in the heart of downtown, close to everything - shops, shoreline, water sports, buses, nightlife, downtown site seeing and twice weekly farmer's markets. Great to be able to walk everywhere, just leave your car in your garage space if you bring it. This a whimsical, architecturally stunning property with a cobblestone courtyard, beautiful fountains, and tropical landscaping. There is a super comfy bed and a great couch with chaise for relaxing with your feet up. The house is stocked with everything you would need. The enormous outdoor patio is the highlight of the whole place. It is gorgeous and includes lovely views of the mountains with palm trees in the foreground. Ginny and Dick are awesome and I would be happy to be able to stay at their place again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glorious Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Decided to drive up to SB to see James Taylor at the Bowl for our 23rd anniv and wanted to stay somewhere different & exciting and your condo was perfect for that! What a gem of a find! Loved the architecture, the colors, the decor, the patio & plants! We felt truly special staying here. Very well stocked and the bed/linens were very comfy. We will be back! Thank you Ginny & Dick.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

out clean fee $100

Summer months we prefer to book weekly. However please check calendar and if there is a small opening that backs up to another guests stay, feel free to contact us.

Contact owner directly

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.