|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Art Lover's Retreat is located in the Santa Barbara foothills one block from beautiful nature trails in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Owned by a Parisian Art Dealer, the home is beautifully decorated with eclectic 20th century European and American Artwork, some of which is available for purchase. Additionally the house is uniquely furnished with an open floor plan where you can delight your taste buds in the gourmet kitchen, curl up next to the open fireplace or just relax in the living room while simultaneously enjoying family and friends in the fun and sophisticated environment. There is also a lovely private back yard where you can enchant yourself in the delightful gardens or soak in the sunshine... there is so much to enjoy at the Art Lover's Retreat.
Downtown Santa Barbara is just minutes away for enjoying world class dining, live theatre, music, wine tasting and nightlife. Beautiful, pristine Pacific Ocean beaches are just 10 minutes from your door.
The Art Lover's retreat is perfect for family reunions, corporate events and other get-togethers. Available year round in Santa Barbara's legendary Mediterranean climate, the Art Lover's Retreat...your home away from home, awaits you.
Keywords: Single Family Residence
Stylish and friendly Parisian Art Dealer
Alex Janos purchased this house in 1980
Beautiful property in a beautiful location
Quiet neighborhood with private backyard. There is wireless Internet, a sonos music system, cable, a washer & dryer and an outdoor gas grill on the upstairs deck.
Some amazing art on the walls! Despite the staircase our 1 and 3 year old grandsons managed well. They stayed out of the multiple shelves and enjoyed the large den as a play space. Beds were comfortable. The weather was a little chilly for outside living (large open yard) but the adults enjoyed one evening of patio ping pong. The landscaping is a marvel, especially for a Midwesterner. Plenty of cookery items (and cookbooks galore) if you want to cook--but it is Santa Barbara. (My grown children recommend the Mesa Verde vegetarian restaurant.) Overall, a very pleasant stay.
Alex was so kind and warm throughout the process from booking to check in through the stay and check out. What a great value for a house that provides easy access to Santa Barbara for a large group that wants to be together but not break the bank. Our family of 9 adults stayed here comfortably over Thanksgivng. His kitchen is fully stocked, making Thanksgiving meal a breeze. The wood burning fire and sonos sound system rounded out all of the creature comforts. And as you can tell by the pictures, Alex has an impressive art collection on display, giving an extremely unique experience for any group! Thank you and we hope to stay again some time.
The house was really clean, comfortable, artistic and eclectic. It is exactly how it is pictured. It was a perfect stay for a low key bachelorette weekend for 9 girls.
The property was perfect for our group and in a great location. Liz was very accommodating and helpful.
I stayed here with a group of girlfriends and we had a wonderful time. The house is private and set back off the street in a nice, quiet residential neighborhood at the base of the hills, yet it is only a short drive to downtown Santa Barbara. It is well kept, bright and airy, with lots of fun and unique art. My favorite things about staying at this home were using the spacious kitchen and large dining room table for a nice dinner party, and enjoying brunch and coffee on the beautiful, sunny deck. This home is a great option for larger groups visiting Santa Barbara.
This home is everything the other reviews state. However, a warning to be careful of all the objects. We chipped a vase on a small shelf by the front door, so asked for a repair estimate and value. We were never provided either, except being told was extremely valuable. We were given two potential artists, but their work didn't match the vase's signature or medium. The manager apologized and acknowledged she shouldn't have placed it there. The owner kept a significant portion of our deposit without explanation or documentation. That is not right.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Guests provide a $1000 damage security deposit.