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Downtown Santa Barbara, Newly Painted and ready for Winter rentals!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 4 (One Queen, One Double Bed)...

Beach by day, State Street by night. both within easy access by foot, bike, bus or car. This charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath house sits back off the street on a quiet little drive right in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Even includes a charming backyard with a table in which to sit and have a BBQ (included). Start your day with a nearby walk to Starbucks or a visit to the Mission Santa Barbara (less than a mile away), then easy access to West End Beach by bike (2 come with your rental), is all downhill (ride the trolley back home) and less than 2 miles away. At night popular State Street with all the fine dining restaurants, movie theatres and entertainment you can find is within easy 2 block walking distance. Located within blocks to MTD bus service to UCSB and Cottage Hospital.

Beach by Day, State Street by Night!: Your home away from home awaits you on the American Riviera in this quiet Santa Barbara Cottage. Located just 3 blocks from downtown's State St. and within walking distance of the harbor, mission and beach! Contemporary decor with clean amenities await you on your vacation or staycation to a beautiful area for wine tasting, Chumash and the spa in Ojai.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2016

About Louise

We are private owners, who reside in L.A., and maintain the property personally (no property management company), so as to maintain a home to the standards we like to stay in when we rent.

Louise purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Louise chose Santa Barbara

The craftsman charm and downtown locale, make this the best of both worlds in Santa Barbara when it comes to easy access to the beach, Wharf and State St.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet and relaxing. Also, dog friendly, with doggie door to secure backyard.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Truly a lovely little place you have. Would love to stay again.
Jun 2015
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Oak Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hardwood floors throughout cottage... with rugs in living room and bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ceiling Fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan
  • 2 Bedrooms of equal size and closet... one a Double Bed, the other a Queen Bed... both rooms have ceiling fans and windows to open for the fresh ocean breezes. Computer and Internet access furnished.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Includes Full Kitchen (complete with dishes, pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker, toaster oven, stove and stove top along with dishwasher) Also included basic Cable TV, DVD player, PC (Windows)... also wireless Internet access, Washer/Dryer and an award winning DVD collection included for your viewing pleasure. Back yard features a table and 3 chairs along with a charcoal BBQ. Dog door provides easy in and out for our four legged friends in a secure fenced in area.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Downtown Santa Barbara, Newly Painted and ready for Winter rentals!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A Perfect Match!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a very relaxing week stay in the cottage and we can't stop talking about how much we enjoyed it! The location of the cottage was perfect! We were close to State Street, Stearn's Wharf and many, many fine shops and dining all without any of the traffic noise. The cottage is very comfy, homey, and large enough for small families like mine. You would be very happy to see that all the appliances work very well and the layout is open.

The owner has taken great planning for her guests and you will be very satisfied with everything about your stay in the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Santa Barbara and the accomodations met all your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you come stay with us again!
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Nice clean cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with another couple for three nights and had a Great time! Once we parked the cars on the street and unloaded them. We didn't use them again untill we left! We walked or used Über most of the time, we did ride the bikes to the harbor on Saturday morning and picked up 4 nice live crabs from the fishermen on the dock for $20 and made a nice lunch from them😀 it was quiet and peaceful at night with the windows left open.(no air conditioning, but totally comfortable with the windows open. Reasonably well stocked, though there is no microwave. We managed just fine though. With two couples we would have liked another bathroom (it is a Jack and Jill style) but it worked out. All in all, it was a nice place to stay and we would definitely consider it again next time we are staying in Santa Barbara!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your time at the cottage, and glad to hear your Santa Barbara wknd was so good!
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Cute, Comfortable, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a long weekend at this lovely cottage. It has everything you need in a quiet and relaxing environment. The owner is responsive and helpful. Really enjoyed our time here and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, Ca

Great getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and the owners are wonderful. The cottage was fully stocked and welcoming. There was even laundry detergent, bike helmets, and coolers for a picnic. It is very clean and decorated nicely. We were a little worried about the street parking a short distance down the ally from the cottage, but, never had any problems. The neighbors are very friendly as well. We slept with the windows open every night and woke up to birds chirping every morning.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the accommodations and the furnishings we provide at the cottage. Hope to have you as guests once again in Santa Barbara.
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Santa Fe

Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5

Jill and I had a wonderful time in the Santa Barbara Cottage. Volunteered, made new friends, saw parts of Santa Barbara we had never seen before, and re-visited old haunts.

The Cottage worked perfectly for us. It had everything we wanted: Off-street so it was quiet, washer/dryer (new!), nice neighbors, easy walk to the trolley and town. and a kitchen will all the tools.We enjoyed sitting on the porch reading and savoring the beautiful weather.

Thank you for a great three month stay!

Jill and Dana

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and peaceful little cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, and I stayed here in July for a week and really loved Louise's cottage. It is tucked away behind a large house on a street two blocks away from State St (main drag). There is just about everything in this tidy little place: In the kitchen we found-a blender, dishes, and pans,, paper towels and cleaning supples, everything but a microwave oven, but we managed without it. The living room had games, dvds and cd player/radio. The beds are pretty comfy and we slept soundly thanks to the lovely cool evenings and quiet neighborhood. It was fine for the 3 of us, but I think it might be a little tight for 2 couples. It would have been nice to have mirrors in the bedrooms, but once again a minor detail. The bikes in the garage aren't useable, but you can rent bikes at Wheel Fun near the bottom of State St. We didn't rent a car but walked or rode to all the restaurants and shops--and there are heaps! We really liked the cottage and enjoyed our stay here very much. Would absolutely rent here again Loved relaxing on the porch in the wicker chairs. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Now that I know the bikes are in need of some maintenance I will get them in the shop, as they are enjoyed by many. In consideration of your comments, I will be looking to add a full length mirror for inside of the closet door and also the addition of a microwave in the kitchen for convenience. Hope to see you again on a trip to Santa Barbara. - Louise
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Santa Barbara SBA
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak - Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
State Street
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
West End Beach
Car: not necessary

From nearby film festivals on State Street, to weekly art shows on the beach this charming Santa Barbara cottage is accessible to all by walking, biking, public transportation or car. Convenient to the Mission Santa Barbara (1 mile east), lawn bowling (2 blocks south) or an ice cream at McConnells (1 block north), it really is the best of both worlds in Santa Barbara... whether it be by day (on the beach by the pier and in the sun) or night (at a local restaurant for dinner and a movie). Or if you wanna order pizza for delivery (may we suggest Rusty's!) it's just the perfect setting for a quiet evening at home whatching a movie on DVD before another fun and active day in beautiful Santa Barbara. Location is also convenient to MTD bus lines to UCSB and Cottage Hospital.

Other Activities: Starbucks, McConnells Ice Cream, Lawn Bowling, Santa Barbara Mission


Rates & Availability

Oak Park Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (>30 days) $150
Cleaning fee (<30 days) $100
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

NO SMOKING. Inquiries about pets and children considered.

NO Parking on property. Street parking only.

Deposit required. Holiday Weekend minimum 4 night rental.

Payment for 50% of the total due to hold the booking (by check)

Your 50% deposit will be refunded in full up to 30-days before check-in date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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