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Beautiful Art Lover's Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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

More Details

Property Manager
Alex Janos
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Alex Janos

Stylish and friendly Parisian Art Dealer

Alex Janos purchased this house in 1980

Why Alex Janos chose Santa Barbara

Beautiful property in a beautiful location

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Love the house... Jesus was our favourite!
Mar 2010
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Hope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4) There are 4 bedrooms each with a queen size bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen size sleeper couch in the den
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Santa Barbara has excellent wine tasting spots!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Art Lover's Retreat
average rating of 4.55 based on 25 reviews

Comfortable, eclectic home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, outfitted, and great for curiosity!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable great stay.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our group and in a great location. Liz was very accommodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great and unique vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible home but be careful

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Hope House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Guests provide a $1000 damage security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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