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Charming Santa Barbara Craftsman Style Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 31 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 7)

Charming 1920's Craftsman Style home, fully remodeled. Located one block from State Street; only a five minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara. Easy access to all that Santa Barbara has to offer.

Bob Brodie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Bob Brodie

Paula and Bob live in Pasadena and come to Santa Barbara whenever the house isn't rented. We enjoy the restaurants and hiking, biking and visiting friends.

Bob Brodie purchased this house in 2003

Why Bob Brodie chose Oak Park

I originally purchased the home as my primary residence and lived there until I got married and moved to Pasadena so my wife could continue to work at JPL. My job allowed me to work from home. I love this house and did not want to sell it, so we decided to try renting it out as a vacation home, since Santa Barbara is one of the premier vacations spots in the world and the home is located close to downtown and all other Santa Barbara attractions.

What makes this house unique

Many of the times when we stay at the house, we go bike riding around the area. There is a bike path right in front of the house and it is easy to access Santa Barbara's network of bike paths. We go on rides between 14 and 30 miles; both longer and shorter paths are available. We also enjoy riding in the Santa Ynez valley and visiting wineries while there. We also enjoy a relaxing hot tub when we return from riding. We also enjoy the many exciting places to eat. 2 of our favorites are a small unique mexican restaurant - La Super Rica on Milpas st. The food there is unique yet inexpensive. This restaurant was one of Julia Child's favorites. There are many other fine and unique restaurants in Santa Barbara. Additionally we enjoy hiking on many of the trails in the areas mountains, as well as having a few drinks at Brophy's in the harbor.


Oak Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a new firm King pillow top mattress with luxurious sheets with a TV, DVD, and Bose FM-5 stereo. The second bedroom has a Queen size Tempur-Pedic mattress with adjoining sitting room, and Bose FM-5 speakers attached to the master bedroom stereo system. The third bedroom with a twin bed and a Futon couch which opens to full-size bed with a very comfortable Memory foam mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Living room has a 43 Inch TV and a home theatre, CD and DVD players, CD, DVD library, and ipod hookup. Fireplace and hardwood floors. Adjoining dining room has a Mission Style leaf table seats 8 comfortably. Fully equipped kitchen, state of the art appliances, including wine refrigerator for storing your wines after a day of wine touring and tasting in nearby Santa Ynez Valley. Minimum Age Limit for Renters


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Charming Santa Barbara Craftsman Style Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

This rental is a good deal.

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property really have it figured out - everything was very nice. The house is very clean, new kitchen and baths, the enclosed courtyard with hot tub provides complete privacy, and all the necessities for your stay are in place. It's a five minute ride to downtown Santa Barbara, or a bike ride (on the bike lane) takes 10 minutes. The historic Santa Barbara Mission is within walking distance. Making the lease arrangements was easy and the property owner followed up promptly on everything. My wife wanted to become a squatter. One note to people not familar with the area - bring a light jacket or sweater, the nights get quite chilly.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Amazing house, definitely stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful house for two months and liked it so much, we're going back for another four months in 2017.

The photos and description are very accurate - if anything, they undersell the house. It's a gorgeous place to stay. Every detail has been thought of and every room is very comfortable. We love to cook and the kitchen is perfect for cooking up large meals, with all pots/pans/utensils you could ever need provided.

The house is well maintained and the owner is very responsive if you have any issues. We didn't have any problems during our stay, but he responded immediately via all forms of communication (email, text, etc) whenever we had a question. I have no doubt that if an issue did arise, he would take care of it quickly and professionally.

The location is awesome - in walking distance to the Mission, Cottage Hospital, and Oak Park. A quick drive (or long walk) to downtown. There's always plenty of street parking.

Truly no complaints and as I mentioned, we already booked another long-term stay here because the house was so perfect for our family. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our house. Looking forward to seeing you when you come back. Thanks again.
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Home for Half a Year

  • 5 of 5

Our family came to Santa Barbara for six months and we loved living here! There was easy access to several beaches, the Mission, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, The Ty Warner Sea Center, Downtown Santa Barbara (with amazing restaurants!) lots of parks, and hiking. There are so many things to explore in the area and this is a great place to come back to and relax. We loved coming home and spending time in the backyard- using the grill and then eating outside in the beautiful setting was great. The kitchen had everything that was needed to cook at home. The dining room has room for a big group and the living room is large and comfortable. One of the guest bedrooms has a computer room/study attached- although there isn't a door it is a perfect nook to put a pack and play in and have it be a little separated from the main room. Also, a door leads to the outside from this room to a pathway with big rosemary bushes that smell wonderful! Bob was great to work with and if there was ever a problem he made sure that it was taken care of quickly. We definitely recommend this rental for any length of vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome August stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 3 days the last week in August. Close enough to State street to walk into town to eat. We had a very enjoyable day biking along the bikepath and spent another beautiful day in winecountry. This house had everything my parents, my huband and my two year old could want, and then some.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review. We try to make the experience positive for all our guests.
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Leeds, UK

Perfect rental!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house in a great location at a price which represents tremendous value for money!

Let's start with first impressions: ours were "Wow!". The photos on the site do not quite do the house justice - it is larger than it appears in the photos and one is struck by the qulaity of the furnishings and fittings.

Location - it was ideal for us. The house is in a quiet, affluent suburb of SB, but is within walking distance of The Mission and the delights of State Street/Downtown. There is a supermarket within walking distance and a 3 minute drive sees you on Highway 101. There are any number of beaches within driving distance.

The lounge is large and nicely furnished. The TV is the size of UK cinema screen! Although we didn't use it, the soundsystem is of high quality. The lounge leads into a nice dining area, which, again, is well furnished. There is a big, well equipped kitchen, complete with wine cabinet/cooler. A separate area houses washing machine, etc.

All three bedrooms are of a good size, with the master bedroom's bed being perhaps the largest and most comfortable I have ever slept in. Again, both batrooms are good.

It's the details which make this house stand out - the fittings are of very high quality, the towels are thick and abundant, even the toiletries are nice! Everything shouts quality. Some rental properties have an air of having hand me down furniture and of everything being a bit second best - not this house, everything is top notch.

Bob was a pleasure to deal with and it's worth noting that I had asked if there were beach towels at the house. When we arrived we found that they had kindly been left out for us.

In conclusion, I recommend this rental most highly!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay,
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State College, PA

Child-friendly house, great landlord

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two children, ages three and nine) stayed here for a week in September and were very pleased with everything about the rental. Other reviewers have rightly complemented the owner for the lovely job he did remodeling this house- everything is nice and new and functional, and the kitchen, in particular is easy to work in. I would also like to point out that the clean layout of the house and hardwood floors make this a good choice for a family with children. My brother lives in town, and he visited the house frequently with his kids, so there were often a number of little kids happily running around. The fenced backyard was a bonus in this respect as well- there is room to kick a soccer ball while the adults relax inside or at the patio table.

Other nice aspects of the house: the front porch, which is a great spot to read a book, the hot tub, and the computer provided for guest use. The owner is extremely easy to work with and responds to emails quickly. This is a nice residential neighborhood- It is a fairly easy walk to the Mission, a much longer walk to downtown, and an easy bike ride almost anywhere.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.6 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Santa Barbar Golf Club
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 101 and Mission
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch
Nearest Beach
3.2 Miles
Hendry's Beach
Car: recommended

10 minute walk to the Santa Barbara Mission and beautiful rose gardens

Eight minute drive to Stearns Wharf

Minutes to beautiful hiking, beaches and shopping.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, parasailing, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, horseshoes, hot air ballooning


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $150
cleaning fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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