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Ginny & Duke Richards

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

'Award Winning' Luxury Downtown Condo'

14 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Santa Barbara Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

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. 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.

Our 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. Newly created in 2005, 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.

Keywords: Vacation Condominium

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Ginny & Duke Richards (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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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Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

'Award Winning' Luxury Downtown Condo'
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

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: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jul 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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5

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: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, California
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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: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport RI
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Creative, Exotic, Fun

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this charming, colorful, upbeat condo is a joyful experience. I was lucky to be here for four months never tiring of the whimsical yet simply furnished condo in the intimate, wonderfully designed, lushly planted, beautifully maintained complex. The location is so perfect that I stayed without a car yet never missed having wheels - my only wheels being on a shopping tote used to visit 2 time weekly the farmers market a block away. Making the stay all the nicer was having the most helpful welcoming owners and really good neighbors. A perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

out clean fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

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Amenities

Santa Barbara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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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