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Alex Janos

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Beautiful Art Lover's Retreat

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alex Janos (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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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based on 18 traveler reviews

Beautiful Art Lover's Retreat
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 23 reviews

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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Perfect for our extended family

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place for the 10 of us to have group gatherings, cook and have private space. The art is really interesting and added to the experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

The house is exactly as shown in the photos. It's airy, very lite, extremely artistic, wonderfully stocked kitchen and supplies and good enough for a couple of families sharing the space. It's only a 10 min drive max to the main area on State st. The only complaint is that there is no Air conditioning in the house. It might not be a problem for people staying in winter but during the hot summer months and days, AC is an absolute must. I would stay here again during winter time, especially since I was in love with the pots and pans in this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning $200

Guests provide a $1000 damage security deposit.

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Hope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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!

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