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Walk to Downtown Santa Barbara and the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 916 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

30 Day Minimum Rentals... 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Beach by day, State Street by night... both within easy access by foot, bike, bus or car.

This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Includes a garden with porch in which you can sit and enjoy what the day has to offer. Start your day with a nearby walk to the Daily Grind to meet the locals... or make 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. Location is also convenient to MTD bus lines to UCSB and Cottage Hospital.


Keywords: Home, Cottage, Hideaway

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

Why Louise chose Santa Barbara

Our Santa Barbara Hideaway is central to all that is Santa Barbara. Whether a pleasant walk to the beach and Stearn's Wharf, or just a stroll down nearby State Street, our home gives the best of all worlds on the American Riviera. Also, accessible by MTD bus to nearby UCSB and quaint shopping/dining in Montecito.

What makes this house unique

This home away from home has it all for your everyday needs and conveniences. Whether it's a nearby coffee at Starbucks or just to pick some groceries up from Ralphs. You'll enjoy any season in this fully accessible location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick note to let you know we had the best time at your cottage on Chapala street! The house was lovely, and far exceeded our expectations.

We think we've found our go-to place to stay when we're in SB!
Aug 2011
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Oak Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 916 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Walk to Downtown Santa Barbara and the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Fantastic location, great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 4 nights at this great cottage for a little post-wedding get away over 4th of July weekend. The house was in great condition; comfortable beds, large kitchen, clean bathrooms, and the location was perfect! We walked to State Street every day! We were able to bring our dog too, which was a huge bonus as there are many dog friendly areas (Hendrys is a dog beach) in Santa Barbara. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a getaway to Santa Barbara!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad your trip to Santa Barbara was made even better by the accommodations we take care to provide. Hope to see you again on a future trip!
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Cozy get-away close-in

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax while close to everything. Very quiet despite being close to busy areas. Easy to park on street in front of house. Owner very helpful and accommodating while quickly fixing minor problems that came up. House very clean and inviting. Quick access to everything downtown. Daily Grind 2 blocks away had great food at good prices for quick take-out. All restaurants we tried were very good. We'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Wonderful wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Louise's cottage for a wedding in August. The cottage was nicely furnished, clean, and comfortable for 3 couples (one couple was on the sofa bed). The kitchen was stocked with the needed dishes and utensils, and there were plenty of fresh towels for the group. The location is just a block over from State Street and a few blocks from the start of the shopping area. There was plenty of street parking right outside the house too. This is a great alternative to the high priced hotels in the area. We would gladly recommend the cottage to friends and family, and stay again next time we are visiting!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuolumne County, CA

Wonderful cottage and helpful owner!

  • 5 of 5

We just had a great 4 day stay at this perfectly-located cottage just off the busy and entertaining State Street shopping area. Just as advertised, a quick walk over to State Street and down a few blocks gets you on to the 25 cent trolley to the restaurants, stores and waterfront. The cottage is cozy and well-equipped, and the two bikes are a bonus in such a bikeable city. The beach towels were also handy. The owner's instructions were perfect, and there is also a lot of Santa Barbara information in the cottage. We will stay here again and recommend to our friends as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad we could accomodate you and hope to see you in SB again!
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Newport Beach, CA

Fabulous cottage in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is charming and comfortable. The owner was attentive and great to work with. I will recommend this cottage to all of my friends. Pet friendly, clean and fabulous location!

Could not have asked for a better spot!

The beds are also very comfortable!

Enjoy! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for posting your comments! - Louise
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Rates & Availability

Oak Park House Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (>30 days) $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $50

NO SMOKING... Pets and Children always considered.

30 day minimum rentals only.

Please mail a check for 50% of the total due to hold the booking. Payment in full is required by 30 days prior to c

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Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
State St.
Car: not necessary


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