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Laura Kenig (owner)

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Charming and colorful cottage with private deck and patio gardens.

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (ideally suited for 3 people)

Casa Alisos enjoys a spacious master bedroom with a King size bed, a tiny second bedroom that SLEEPS ONE, and TWO FULL BATHROOMS. French doors welcome you to the spacious deck where you will spend much of your time dining or lounging on the two chaise lounges on the sun drenched private patio.

3 Bikes available. : There's a great loop to Butterfly beach, or bike to the Wharf and downtown!

A deposit is required. Locks and helmets provided.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Laura Kenig (owner) (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Laura Kenig (owner)

I have been a personal and residential organizer for the past 8 years. I'm transitioning into selling real estate in the Valley of the Moon (Sonoma County) in northern CA.

Love to ride my bike and crew on the Ranger. It's the oldest boat in the Harbor owned by the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

Why Laura Kenig (owner) chose Santa Barbara

I needed a break from cold winters and buggy summers in northern MN so invested in property in S.B. Since I grew up in northern CA, I'm a California girl at heart.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We LOVED our time at Casa Alisos! After lots of family time and driving on freeways in LA and San Diego, your home was a welcome retreat! It was sooo relaxing and comfortable. You thought of everything! I especially enjoyed the vibrant yet soothing colors you used throughout the house, the cozy rooms, our daily visits with the Jay that ate at the feeder and then tried to mooch our breakfast at the table on the deck, the quiet neighborhood.
May 2008
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based on 18 traveler reviews

Charming and colorful cottage with private deck and patio gardens.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 21 reviews
Templeton, CA, USA

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous, completely renovated cottage just off Milpas. Photos don't do it justice. Owner spared no expense on amenities, towels and sheets, dishes, appliances, decorating. Fabulous backyard w/ hammock, deck, lounge chairs, privacy. One-car garage. Super clean, beautiful colors inside, the landscaping is spectacular. We had an idyllic three nights away from reality in lovely Casa Alisos, Santa Barbara, and we'll be back as long as there's availability.

Tammy & Jeff

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Cute little place close to a lot!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little house, everything was clean and in good working order. It has everything we needed for our stay. We made dinner at the house two nights and ate at nearby places the others. The owner was very nice and responsive. We will likely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful stay at Casa Alisos

  • 5 of 5

Clean, charming and well -located. This house had everything that my son and daughter-in-law wanted for their vacation in Santa Barbara. highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Comfortable Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The garden is lovely and peaceful. We very much enjoyed eating some meals in it as it provided a wonderful place to relax. The location is ideal as it is a quick drive to downtown and the ocean, and located on a very quiet street. For those who may be unaware of the water shortage in the area, I would note that Santa Barbara is undergoing a severe drought. The owner is concerned about the environment and requests that guests conserve water. We did not consider this to be an issue.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington heights, IL

Delightful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property was even more charming and inviting than the pictures. My husband and I, and our adult daughters (5 of us) were quite comfortable; the beds and sofabed were fully put to use and quite comfy. The outdoor space was quiet and private and was a perfect extension of the indoor space. Location was great; easy to get almost anywhere in Santa Barbara. The owner really thought of everything in providing a wonderful stay. I would definitely recommend this property and stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Beautiful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult daughter and I were looking for a quick weekend getaway and no hotels were available to our liking so I searched VRBO for homes and found this gem. It was the perfect size for the three of us. The home was extremely well appointed, very comfortable, far enough away from State Street so it was quiet, beautfiul deck and back yard to relax in, two bathrooms and every amenity you might need. Highly recommend this quaint cottage!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Milpas St.
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
East Beach
Car: recommended

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Area, Central Coast, California, USA (L.A. is 90 miles to the south).

A charming and comfortable cottage located on a very quiet Lower Riviera Street. A pleasant one mile walk to picturesque downtown and all that it offers. Just two miles to the magnificent beach and the delightful walk along the shoreline that frames this beautiful harbor. Only a short stroll to superb but tiny ethnic restaurants, cafes, and bistros - many of them world renowned.

Casa Alisos is a cozy place to base out of whether you are exploring all that Santa Barbara has to offer or venturing further. L.A. is just 90 miles south. Take the train to L.A. for the day from Santa Barbara's historic railroad station.

Other Activities: Tennis, sailing, polo, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, basketball, volleyball, biking, health/beauty spa, boating, horse back riding.

You name it - Santa Barbara has so much to offer.


Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
spring summer and fall
Mar 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

No long tern rentals (more than 29 days).
Rates are for 1 - 3 guests. There is an additional $25 per person/per night for 4 or more guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The cottage has 2 FULL bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master - King Bed Second Bedroom - Twin size single Futon Bed This cottage is Ideally suited for one to three people. ($25 per person per night additional charge for 4 or more)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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