Fresh and new 2B + 1½ bath Cottage – Original on the outside, modern inside
debbie & jim arnesen
About debbie & jim arnesen
Debbie first came to Santa Barbara in 1974 to attend UCSB. Jim came much earlier when his family owned an avocado ranch in Carpinteria in the 60's. We have a landscape and contracting business and have worked & volunteered for decades with many of our local nonprofits. We consider ourselves 'lucky' because we have been gainfully employed in SB since our early 20's, own our home and have raised our two sons here.
debbie & jim arnesen purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why debbie & jim arnesen chose Laguna
We had been looking for 'just the right rental property' for several years. As soon as we saw the OAKtree Cottage on Laguna, we knew it was perfect - great location, plenty of charm and a 'project' to keep us busy now that we have an empty nest.
What makes this Cottage unique
When you first approach OAKtree Cottage, you'll see the beautiful hundred-year old oak at the front of the property. A real show stopper! We love the fact that the cottage has also been around for 100+ years and is part of Santa Barbara history. And since we enjoy walking and biking, we were especially pleased that our guests can easily 'walk and bike' Santa Barbara. Walk score of ‘93’ and bike score of ‘97’! Best of all, OAKtree Cottage is a peaceful oasis in the heart of downtown.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:28
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
5* Stay at Oak Cottage
This was my second stay in one of Debbie and Jim's properties. Can't pile on the praise enough - kind and generous hosts and the facilities and décor are lovely. Fantastic location in Santa Barbara too.
We happily return to Debbie & Jim’s cottages time after time. Everything is always perfect and also sparkling clean which we appreciate. You can’t find better hosts!
Great cottage in downtown Santa Barbara
We stayed at OakTree Cottage for the second time for almost three months, leaving at the beginning of April. It is perfectly located for everything indowntown Santa Barbara, is compact and cozy, and nicely appointed. The owners, Debbie and Jim, are fabulous - accommodating and responsive. Highly recommended.
Gorgeous and cozy, fully stocked, perfect location downtown. Just like home! We loved it.
This beautifully renovated cottage is walking distance to downtown Santa Barbara. Spacious two bedrooms, living/dining area and a lovely bright kitchen with everything we needed to feel at home. The owners Jim and Debbie have thought of everything, from picnic supplies to a yoga mat, to let you get out and enjoy Santa Barbara. We loved the modern and slightly quirky decor. We would rent again in a flash, and I hope we will have the opportunity to do so. A wonderful house to rent.
Our favorite place to stay in Santa Barbara!
Debbie and Jim are five star hosts! The cottage has everything you need to be comfortable and the landscaping on the property is gorgeous! Highly recommend!
A real find in a great location!
Debbie and Jim’s home in Santa Barbara is outstanding in every way, as are they. The location is easily walkable to downtown yet the street is very quiet. The home is beautifully decorated (kitchen is amazing) and they have seen to all the details one could need to get going, and then some (soaps, dry goods, spices, etc.). Beds are new and *very* comfy. Debbie is quick to respond to any questions you may have, and both she and Jim are thoroughly knowledgeable about Santa Barbara and environs. We highly recommend this lovely home for a great stay in Santa Barbara.